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Operation ADULTing Incorporated

the official hypeOrg representing STEAM focused under-represented & marginalised innovators of future generations

aka Operation: ADULTING™   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.operation-adulting.org

Mission

Operation: Adulting assists high school seniors (under 21s) with responsibly navigating their independence while guiding college seniors (over 21s) during their transition into adulthood. O: A is here to equip under-represented & marginalised future generations with knowledge & tools in the areas of professional development, financial literacy, and personal growth.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder & CEO

Martina Inumidun Iwala

Main address

117 W 141 Street Floor 4 Unit 46

New York, NY 10030 USA

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EIN

85-1187752

NTEE code info

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

"What are your plans after graduating?" "After carefully reviewing your application, we've chosen a candidate with more hands-on experience" "If only I'd known about X when I was your age" We've all heard the aforementioned at some point of our lives; yet we spend most of our waking hours liking and sharing IG posts, in banter with an opposing Twitter user or actively avoiding our futures with some sort of distraction. Operation: ADULTing is here to assist high school seniors with responsibly navigating their independence while assisting college seniors with their transition into adulthood. There are millions of young people around the planet with a passion for careers in Science, Space, Technology, Arts & Media yet have no access to technology available in developed countries. The people left paying for the wreck that is the Covid-19 pandemic will be future generations of young people. We're here to give them a fighting chance

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?

Professional Development

aka CareerDiv; our "JobZone" features drafting a CV and cover letter, Interviewing & Networking tips/info, Negotiating a hiring contract, following up after the interview
O21: Learning to network with our @HHH: At Home Happy Hour fundraising event

There may be careers these young adults have not considered or even heard of in the fields of: science, space, technology, engineering, arts, and media; pre-covid, O: A™ would team with companies and other organisations for corporate sponsored Shadow Days in order for students to experience a "Day in the Life" of their future career title.

Not only does this give our young adults a glimpse into the future they're striving for, it is a phenomenal opportunity for businesses to have a glimpse at how future generations view, approaching and tackle current, and perhaps future, issues.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents

aka FINANCIAL LITERACY covers:
+ Money Management: Sustainable budgeting tips, saving for unforeseen circumstances, paying back student loans, stock/investing, unemployment benefits + EBT application process

Our high school aged students focus on: Applying for scholarships, financial aid & grants, the FAFSA process explained and most importantly: Not falling for the credit card scheme!

Our college aged young adults focus on: strategy for paying back student loans, investments such as 401K, IRA, CDs, precious metals / ETFs, Evergreen Investments: Real Estate/Property, landlords versus management companies, tenant & landlord rights, lottery apartment application

In order to achieve our dreams, students more often than not, need access to money and other resources. Without an understanding of where to find these and manage them, future generations will fall behind.

Population(s) Served
Students
Ethnic and racial groups

aka Inner Engineering which covers:
+ Digital identity management explains the importance of understanding their e-rights, digital privacy rules & regulations; what to do/who to report ‘x’ to
+ “Civil” identity management covers legal structures within society and the law enforcement community and also the advantages and disadvantages of RESPONDing versus REACTing
+ Inner Engineering discusses topics such as remaining present and grounded, being self aware of actions, Meditation.
+ Cultural Confidence exposes our young adults to worlds and cultures different from their own. What better way to learn different methods of communication than immersing oneself into a new world?

Ethics and values are similar in that you are basing your decisions off of your moral compass.
We will discuss real world scenarios young people face and find resources for your ethical dilemmas.

Population(s) Served
Students
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

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 children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Professional Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who demonstrate writing ability

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Professional Development

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Professional Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

ID202x

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students demonstrating responsible behaviors and work habits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Professional Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who feel their program structure provides opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary work

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Professional Development

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of computer literacy/skills/technology courses conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Basic HTML, C++, Java, JS, Python, Unreal Engine

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.

Through career diversification panels to our FinLit 101 course, Operation: ADULTing is dedicated to ensuring a more level playing field for disproportionately marginalised and under-represented, STEAM focused innovators.

Through curated events & programmes encouraging career diversification & professional development, inner engineering &financial literacy

So far we've helped 37 students who otherwise would've given up on a career in STEM. O: A hopes to give our budding adults access to technologies only developed countries have access to.

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 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 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

  • 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Operation ADULTing Incorporated

Board of directors
as of 01/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Martina Iwala

MII Global

Term: 2020 - 2026

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 7/6/2023

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
Nigerian & Camerounian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/06/2023

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 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.