Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Community Consciousness Organization

COSTA MESA, CA   |  www.communityco.org

Mission

Enhance community interaction, engagement and empowerment, through community based projects, events, and sustainably sourced good and products.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Ramar Alexander McQueen

Main address

2230 FAIRVIEW RD UNIT 10969

COSTA MESA, CA 92627 USA

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EIN

83-1573081

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Community Consciousness is designed to empower communities all over the world by divesting in major corporations engaged in malicious lobbying practices, and investing in local sustainable businesses and products that give back to the community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Food Waste Recovery Project

The Food Waste Recovery Project is designed to get locally grown FRESH organic, produce to the food insecure population of Orange County, CA. Community Consciousness Organization 501(c)(3) works with municipalities, local college and university Horticulture Programs, and local nonprofits. We harvest FRESH organic produce from community garden programs, college horticulture programs, and the individuals who grow organic food in their backyard.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$0

We manufacture hygiene products using sustainable and organic raw materials.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$3,500

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The overarching goal of the organization is to increase local community empowerment via divestment in major corporations engaged in malicious lobbying practices, while investing in sustainable local businesses. Increasing the local communities of the worlds community consciousness is another main goal. Community Consciousness is defined by the Texas A&M University system as: "A community's level of awareness of its current social, economic and environmental situations. Like activeness, the level of consciousness varies across and within communities." This organization's goal is to enhance that level of awareness around the world. However, we are limited to the knowledge of problems in our communities. In Orange County, California, and most of California, homelessness, food insecurity (affordability of food,) and environmental sustainability are among the most pressing. Thus, we have initiated a business model, and practices, as well as programs and projects targeted to address those pressing issues. However, we cannot stop there! We are in a position to provide assistance to communities around the nation through our 501(c)(3) status. The Board of Directors are a fierce group of well educated volunteers. They have designed a proposal project scheme where individuals from around the country, can submit proposal for projects that target issues in that community. We then, work with the new project manager utilizing our status to acquire donations and local support for the community projects, or events. In this manner we are able to address problems in communities around the United States, and give individuals new skills that increase their marketability in the workforce.

Sustainable supply chain management designed to source from local producers of raw materials. Our organizations partners with other companies in our local communities that have identical or similar needs as our organization. We then combine our purchasing power and direct those funds towards local produces, opposed to major corporate sources. Additionally, we educate members of our community on local businesses and products that provide comparable alternative to major corporate products. The strategy was inspired by the Greenwood, community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The community projects or events we facilitate or create, are designed to get local members of the community interacting or engaging with each other, working to solve a major issue. Having the community focus on solving issues rather than, debating on how they started or who is to blame is part of our strategy.

This organization's capabilities are dependent upon donations, and sales. As the organization is newly formed capabilities are limited and highly dependent on contributions from members of communities around the world.

Success from the Food Waste Recovery Project, is measured in weight of rescued produce from local community sources. The success of our hygiene product line is measured in sales, and available product for people experiencing homelessness and victims of natural disaster.

Since the inception of the organization in August of 2018. Community Consciousness has already rescued 129 lbs of FRESH harvest, organic produce (in 3 months) from various local sources. The organization has already began creating high quality, handcrafted soap, and toothpaste.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Community Consciousness Organization

Board of directors
as of 11/19/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ramar McQueen

Community Consciousness Organization

Term: 2018 -

Louise Ives

Community Consciousness Organization

Keywords

Community, Empowerment, Interaction, Engagement