Joys to the World, Inc

Tulsa, OK   |  www.joystotheworld.org

Mission

Enriching the quality of life for young adults with profound multiple disabilities and supporting their families.

Ruling year info

2017

CEO and Co-Founder

Jenny Joy

COO and Co-Founder

Kathy Cott

Main address

42 E 53rd St

Tulsa, OK 74105 USA

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EIN

82-1235756

NTEE code info

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Most students with multiple disabilities age out of public school at 18. And in Tulsa County, Oklahoma there is nowhere for adults with profound multiple disabilities to find community and stimulation. Other day programs require clients to be mobile and/or out of diapers, which excludes people with profound needs. For these overlooked individuals, the only options are to sit alone at home or to go into a nursing home with the elderly. Their quality of life and the skills they had learned quickly begin to degenerate.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Joys To The World Summer Camp

Our Summer Camp is designed to meet the needs of adults and students with moderate to servere multiple disabilities. This June and July day camp provides the opportunity for individuals to experience the exciting activities and receive the fun stimulation everyone should have at summer camp.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Joys To The World, Inc. enriches and educates adults with profound multiple disabilities

We have a small board which needs to be expanded with talented and/or experienced individuals who can help with marketing, fundraising, grant writing and a passion to fill the need in our community.
Research has shown us that many communities and states in America and across the world lack facilities for adults witih profound multiple disabilites, so eventually Joys To The World, Inc would like to grow into an organization which meets needs in other USA communities and those in international sister cities. We are hoping to open the first of many, The Joy Learning Academy in August 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
We need money to proceed and we also want to write grants for ongoing funding.
Joys To The World, Inc also needs transportation to move wheelchair clients to and from The Academy and around the Tulsa area because many parents do not have the ability to move their adult with disabilities around in the community.

We have some media and printed material ready to present in fund raising activities and to ask for money. We believe we could get started and successfully complete the first year with $100,000 - $283,000 which includes staffing, insurances, special adaptive equipment and general financial needs. Many people in the community are aware of the need and some parents who are desperate for this type of service. Jenny Joy Ramnath, a co-founder has a Masters in Special Education and many years of experience working with severely multiply handicapped people. The other co-founder, Kathy Cott, has 40 years of experience with Special Education. Both of these educators have a desire and call to see Joys To The World, Inc come to fruition.

We have a strategic plan, a budget (which needs help), a small board, government documentation as a 501(c)3 and identification of the need in the community. Joys To The World has offered a 4 week camp for 3 summers to test the planned structure of the idea. It has been very effective and enjoyed by clients and praised by parents.

Financials

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Operations

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Joys to the World, Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/25/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jenny Joy

Joys To The World

Term: 2015 - 2018


Board co-chair

Kathy Cott

Joys To The World

Term: 2015 - 2018

Leslie Cott

Wells Fargo Advisors

Kelly Henderson

St. Francis Hospital

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No