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Self-Care Lab Boxing & Fitness Club

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POMONA, CA   |  http://www.theselfcarelab.com

Mission

The Self-Care Lab Boxing & Fitness Club’s mission is to increase mental health awareness and resources within the community and amongst athletes, through exercise.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Self-Care Lab A Clinical Boxing Experience.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Ms. Nita L. L Watson

Main address

P.O. BOX 1824

POMONA, CA 91767 USA

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EIN

83-1868594

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

TSCL is primarily concerned with the retention and continued care for its clients, thus, considering relevant literature on therapeutic interventions and their value in personal development is vital. TSCL is uniquely concerned with the impact of its programming on clients post completion. Outcomes such as a renewed sense of hope and fulfillment, self-discovery, overcoming stigma, self-empowerment, and personal management will be considered in TSCL programming. TSCL utilizes cognitive learning training in its programming. Considering components that can enhance mind-body connection will be explored considering its effect on improving mental health in children. Children and youth, particularly at-risk groups, are a primary service base at TSCL. Considering literature that discusses sports as an intervention offering supportive resources is important.

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?

The Self-Care Lab USA Boxing Team

The Self-Care Lab Boxing Club has a competitive boxing team in which competes within Southern California and through out the fifty states.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Adolescents

Where we work

Awards

Most Innovative Project 2017

Summit on Community Resilience, Intervention, Prevention and Training

Foundational Black Business Leaders of the Community 2019

City of Pomona

Affiliations & memberships

U.S.A. Boxing 2017

Board of Behavioral Sciences 2019

Department of Mental Health 2020

City of Montclair Chamber of Commerce 2022

City of Claremont Chamber of Commerce 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of community-based organizations providing primary prevention services in physical activity

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

The Self-Care Lab USA Boxing Team

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The context of this metric is measured by number of monthly participants serviced, surveys with feedback, workshops and the decline is due to decrease of size and ability to service more participants.

Number of new advocates recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of media partnerships developed

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meetings held with decision makers

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of testimonies offered

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new organizations signing on as collaborators

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Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of briefings or presentations held

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of diversity training courses conducted

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of competition winners declared

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Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of competition entrants

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Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of participants reporting no relapse 12 months post-program

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth service participants who have involvement in juvenile justice system

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of health outcomes improved

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of phone calls/inquiries

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of agencies serving displaced families

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of new programs/program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families who report they are supported in utilizing natural supports in their communities (e.g., family, friends, neighbors, churches, colleges, recreational services)

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of treatment and support plans that include behavior support plan

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive relationships

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The Self-Care Lab's organization's goal is to use culturally competent approaches to address the challenges while providing an affordable outlet for individuals and families seeking safe, healthy, and restorative mental health support. In the last five years, TSCL has focused on increasing the number of clients served in the community and member retention. The goal is to continue to support this growth, with the goal(s) o improving the quality of its facility and staff through new equipment and training certifications, cultivated strategic community partnerships, and has established a culture of excitement, excellence, and integrity. In the process, TSCL s goal is improve and maintain the respected boxing studio, core community asset, and therapeutic home for many community members and their families.

The Self-Care Lab's organization's strategies include but not limited to:
Needs Assessment:
Identify the mental health challenges within the target community.
Assess the interest and potential participants for a boxing program.

Program Development:
Collaborate with mental health professionals to design a program that integrates boxing and mental health support.
Develop a curriculum that includes boxing training, stress management, and coping strategies.

Staffing and Training:
Hire qualified boxing coaches and mental health counselors.
Ensure staff are trained in recognizing and addressing mental health issues.

Participant Recruitment:
Promote the program through local schools, mental health organizations, and community outreach.
Create a safe and inclusive environment to attract diverse participants.

Program Implementation:
Offer regular boxing training sessions with an emphasis on mental health benefits.
Include group discussions, mindfulness exercises, and counseling as part of the program.

Monitoring and Evaluation:
Collect data on participants' mental health improvements.
Gather feedback from participants and adjust the program accordingly.

Partnerships:
Collaborate with local mental health organizations, hospitals, and educational institutions for support and resources.

Fundraising and Sustainability:
Seek funding through grants, donations, and partnerships.
Develop a long-term sustainability plan to keep the program running.

Community Engagement:
Organize events and exhibitions to showcase participants' progress.
Encourage involvement of families and the community in program activities.

Awareness and Advocacy:
Raise awareness about the positive impact of boxing on mental health through media and outreach.
Advocate for mental health support in sports and recreation programs at a broader level.

Continuous Improvement:
Regularly review and adapt the program based on outcomes and feedback.
Stay updated on best practices in both boxing and mental health support.

Safety and Well-being:
Prioritize participant safety and mental well-being at all times.
Provide resources for participants who may need additional mental health support beyond the program.

Professional Resources: TSCL requires a skilled and motivated workforce to implement the plan successfully. This includes having the right professionals with proper experience and a commitment to ongoing training and development.

Financial Resources: Adequate financial resources are essential to fund the initiatives outlined in the strategic plan. This includes budget allocation, fundraising efforts, and financial management to ensure that the organization can sustain its operations and growth.

Technological Infrastructure: The maintenance and measurement of current metrics.

Innovation and Research & Development: This capability involves creating a culture of innovation, allocating resources for research, and developing new products, services, or processes.

Marketing: Effective marketing is critical for reaching target audiences and generating revenue. This includes market research, branding, advertising, and sales strategies.

Client Relationship Management: Building and maintaining strong client/athlete relationships is crucial for long-term success. This involves understanding athlete needs, providing intensive and hands-on training, and using client feedback for continuous improvement.

Strategic Partnerships and Alliances: Collaborating with other organizations or forming strategic partnerships can help achieve strategic goals more effectively. Organizations should have the capability to identify and nurture such relationships.

Change Management: Implementing a strategic plan often requires significant organizational change. Having a well-defined change management capability can ensure that employees are aligned with the plan, and the transition is smooth.

Risk Management: Every strategic plan comes with risks. TSCLs need to be capable of identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks to ensure that the plan's execution is not derailed by unexpected challenges.

Data and Analytics: Data-driven and the capability to collect, analyze, and interpret data to inform their strategic actions.

Leadership: Strong leadership and accountability structures are necessary to oversee the execution of the strategic plan and ensure accountability.

Crisis Management: TSCL will be prepared to handle unexpected crises and disruptions, whether they are related to training accidents, reporting responsibilities, or other emergencies.

The Self-Care Lab's organization has improved over the course of the years. TSCL has become a safe space to youth, athletes and community members. There has been an influx in mental health crises and issues and number of inquiries and new participants. The downside of this progressive movement, is space. Due to the (current) size of of the newer location, many youth and athletes have yet to receive continued mental health services. The inquires are increases, the intakes are filling, yet size plays an intricate role in progress. Overall, TSCL has set a foundation to launch a new program with hopes to expand outside of the current location.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Self-Care Lab Boxing & Fitness Club

Board of directors
as of 03/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Monica Camarena

Camarena & Associates

Term: 2023 - 2025

Nita L. Watson

The Self-Care Lab Boxing & Fitness Club

Monica Camarena

Camarena & Associates

Bridgette Carillo

Kase Real Estate

Stephanie Beaudry

Beaudry Family Law

MariCruz Torres

TriCity Mental Health

Gladstone Rennie

Birch Tree United

Ehmandah Ramsey

Hey Suga, Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/23/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/27/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.