Cooline Team of East Palo Alto

Inspiring The Leaders Of Tomorrow Through Play.

aka The Cooline Organization   |   EAST PALO ALTO, CA   |  http://www.ctepayouth.org

Mission

The mission of the Cooline Team of East Palo Alto (Cooline) is to prepare the next generation to become leaders by serving the community in a fun and engaging way.

Ruling year info

2019

Executive Director

Mr. Christian K. Sbragia

Main address

1720 WEST BAYSHORE ROAD APT 10

EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303-0000 USA

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Formerly known as

Cooline Team

EIN

84-2567125

NTEE code info

Nonprofit Management (S50)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

CoolineKids Program

Our largest program yet with over 500 students, the Cooline Kids program (formerly known as the Littles Program) inspires children to be leaders through games, art, and play. Students learn valuable leadership skills through various monthly leadership qualities from valuing diversity to emotional intelligence to problem-solving.

Population(s) Served

In December 2019, our leadership team worked with staff at the East Palo Alto Academy HS to create a unique Internship program for students. Now, we have successfully run over 3 programs and are looking to expand. We increasingly see that we need programs in the community to train our young people to become active leaders. High school students learn about 4 vital leadership areas and get counseling from community leaders and local activists. In return, they work as part-time staff for our Cooline Kids team to help plan and lead our programming for children.

Population(s) Served

Once our Cooline Kids students outgrow the program, they are left with nothing throughout middle and high school. Cooline Connect focuses on connecting our Cooline Kids program graduates to other community organizations that students can participate in through middle and high school.

Population(s) Served

Program 1: Project Planners

Program 2: Support Staff

Program 3: Event Volunteers

Population(s) Served

Through our unique partnership with PilotCity, middle, high, and college students work on a project to develop new digital programs for our Cooline Kids program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    People of color Low income Children & families

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We developed an entirely new program focused on afterschool offerings after parents made several suggestions for in-school programs

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has given a lot of say to our families and staff

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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,

  • 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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Cooline Team of East Palo Alto

Board of directors
as of 11/03/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christian Sbragia

Cooline Team of East Palo Alto

Term: 2019 - 2023

Vida Amanat

The Primary School

Nicole Sbragia

The Primary School

Misla Barco

East Palo Alto Academy

Nathalie Luna

Cooline

Olivia Cruz

Cooline

Julian Garcia

San Carlos School District

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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 11/3/2021

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
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/03/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.