Board of Legacy

Helping Underprivileged Get Support, We give HUGS

aka Viphugs.org   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.boardoflegacy.org

Mission

The Board Of Legacy educates, teaches, consults and helps minority, homeless and underprivileged, youth and their families, veterans, single-parent families get the support and economic development resources they need. Our purpose is driven by the utilization of hands-on education and implementation of leadership development, life skills, mentorship programs, financial support, spiritual encouragement and creative events, free financial literacy courses, and various other networking opportunities and resources. We foster environments of entrepreneurship, business ownership as a means to create and leave a legacy to each generation.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are here to serve.

Ruling year info

2019

CEO

Sophia Knight

Education Advisor

Mr. David Robinson

Main address

3026 Mockingbird lane 300

Dallas, TX 75205 USA

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EIN

83-4700245

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to address the Homeless Veterans in Missouri with our Simple Urban Homes Veterans planned community development. We are addressing the food shortage in the Grand Bahamas and the homeless buy running our hot food program for 6 months and raising money to buy 50 container homes to help get the families off the street. We are addressing the issues with at-risk youth and youth graduates succeed with financial literacy in opening small businesses and helping them become independent.

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?

Simple Urban Homes

Planned Veterans Community in Sikeston Mo for Homeless veterans.
TBOL has begun to partner with Simple Urban Homes in Sikeston MO, the program is designed to directly support, VA loans, homeless, low income, or at-risk veterans and their families. While most of the individuals in this population are already utilizing their VA benefits, there are some that are not. Our goal is not only to serve this population, but also to help connect them with VA services that could help them. TBOL recognizes the courage and sacrifice of American veterans, particularly those who are injured in the line of duty. To honor their service, the Department participates in programs to help injured soldiers and disabled veterans gain a safe place to call home, we will focus on mainly providing homes for veterans.

Our Veterans Program

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Homeless people

VIPHUGS.org is partnering up with local communities internationally and in the U.S. to help ship and build out container homes for the families left homeless in the Grand Bahamas. We currently have partnered up with Purto Rico Rising and we have 60 volunteers 7 chefs and will be cooking hot meals for 6 months starting Oct. 15th, 2019. We have two secured locations and over 100k in donated supplies and food



Phase one of our first goal is to reach $500,000 dollars to bring in 50 homes.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

The Board Of Legacy educates, teaches, consults and helps minority and underprivileged, youth and their families, and single-parent families get the support and economic development resources they need.

Our purpose is driven by the utilization of hands-on education and implementation of leadership development, life skills, real estate mentorship programs, financial support, spiritual encouragement and creative events, free financial literacy courses, and various other networking opportunities and resources. We foster environments of entrepreneurship, business ownership as a means to create and leave a legacy to each generation.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

The Forgotten Homeless Needs Program was founded in 2009 the day a homeless man died of the cold across the street from the San Diego Homeless Shelter . Since then, our program has grown to become a large mobile street team in our area, we are now currently servicing the DFW area and The Grand Bahamas.

Each month our team assembles in forgotten area's delivering sleeping bags, coats, hats, gloves and blankets in the colder weather — to those struggling to survive rough on the streets we are at random stops around the city and highways, for many homeless this is their only way to stay dry and warm in the colder seasons.

We also provide warm showers, hair cuts, and shaves, shoes and clothing items through out the year.

In our 10 year history, the program has distributed more than several hundreds of thousands of dollars of items and food — allowing us to build an invaluable level of trust among some of the hardest to reach and most marginalized of our homeless neighbors. Our team, which includes a Mobile Team, uses that trust to connect those on the streets with other life-changing services provided through HUGGS United, Focus International, Puerto Rico Rising and various charities such as referrals to psychiatric treatment, medical care, substance abuse treatment, or shelters , food and clothing and vital benefits offered by the Bridge and partner organizations.

Volunteers — who help us hand out the items and drive the vans — are the lifeblood of BOL-Forgotten Homless Needs Program, and usually commit to one day per month. We are thankful for all the services.

We thank Mississippi State University for all the perishable items this winter!!!

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

viphugs.org 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Forgotten Homeless Needs Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average online donation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Forgotten Homeless Needs Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Women and girls, Men and boys

Related Program

Viphugs.org Bahama relief fund

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of program participants who obtain a job within 3 months of program completion

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Women and girls, Men and boys

Related Program

Forgotten Homeless Needs Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We were able to supply jobs to people after the hurricane.

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 Board Of Legacy goals is to educate, teach, consult and help minority youth and underprivileged youth and their families, veterans, homeless, single-parent families get the support and economic development resources they need.



Our purpose is driven by the utilization of hands-on education and implementation of leadership development, life skills, mentorship programs, financial support, spiritual encouragement and creative events, free financial literacy courses, and various other networking opportunities and resources. We foster environments of entrepreneurship, business ownership as a means to create and leave a legacy to each generation.

We are currently holding a fundraiser for the Bahama relief fund, We are currently seeking grants for our minority and at-risk youth, we are currently reaching out to local communities and other non-profits to support our hands-on approach for all our current projects.

We are hands-on with over 8 staff members and 60 volunteers and a long list of venders and businesses that support what we need.

We have over $60k in donations from Mississippi State Univerity, Over 200k in supplies and 60 volunteers on the ground and have secured two buildings to supply hot meals to the victims in Freeport for our disaster relief in Grand Bahamas, and 5k in supplies from local churches and monetary donations.

We have purchased and own 6 Lots of land and 8 homes 3 are being remolded and completed by the end of Nov. 2019 for the Veterans.

We have held over 15 training classes for youth and underprivileged families on basic financial literacy.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We were told our response time was slow and we needed more funds available for all the inquires for services. We have widened our search for donations and contributors.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Board of Legacy

Board of directors
as of 5/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sophia Ginger Knight

boardoflegacy.org

Term: 2019 - 2035


Board co-chair

Kyle Edwards

viphugs.org

Term: 2019 - 2022

Dr Paul Bodhise

Board of Legacy

Sophia Knight

viphugs.org

Julia Haywood

Board of Legacy

Kyle Edwards

Viphugs.org

Jeff Howard

boardoflegacy.org

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/01/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/07/2019

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 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.