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Safety Saints Inc

Keeping Our Communities Safe

Brooklyn, NY   |  https://safetysaints.org

Mission

Safety Saints is a new national nonprofit with a local mission. Disparities in access to high-quality health and safety training are keeping too many of our communities unprepared for the unexpected. Let's work together to change it. We believe that everyday citizens can and should be trained to meet emergencies with confidence and life-saving skills. This essential health and safety training results in better prepared communities while providing individuals with transferable job skills.

Ruling year info

2021

Executive Director

Mitch Cynamon

Main address

100 Fort Greene Pl

Brooklyn, NY 11217 USA

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EIN

86-2252925

NTEE code info

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Safety Saints is a new national registered nonprofit with a local mission. We bring essential health, safety, and emergency preparedness training to people in every community. We believe that everyone should have access to training that builds skills that prepare them for the unexpected. During these tumultuous times, we have seen countless examples of people helping one another. That ethos inspired us to launch Safety Saints and to make certain that more lay first responders can provide aid safely and effectively. We are keenly aware of the ways that traditional training models are leaving people behind, with significant challenges being price, location, flexibility, and student orientation. No one is addressing the most common barriers encountered by people and institutions in under-resourced communities quite like Safety Saints.

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?

Health, Safety & Emergency Training

Safety Saints creates fully customized training that meets a community's unique needs. Class schedules are flexible and our curriculum is taught in a student-friendly format to ensure learning and retention. We work with our partners to overcome the barriers that can get in the way of ensuring a prepared community.

Many of our classes are certification eligible and all our offerings build valuable, transferable job skills.

Training topics include: Basic/Family/Advanced First Aid, CPR/AED, Overdose/NARCAN, Child Safety, and ServSafe & NYC DOH Food Protection.

Safety Saints also provides Train the Trainer certification, Emergency Preparedness Training, and First Aid Materials and Equipment.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Caregivers
Parents
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

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 training workshops

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

Unemployed people

Related Program

Health, Safety & Emergency Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We piloted our first programs in September 2021.

Number of clients who complete job skills training

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

Health, Safety & Emergency Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Participants within our first aid, CPR/AED, and food safety programs directly associated with workforce development training.

Number of ongoing community partners in each region.

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

Health, Safety & Emergency Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

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

Health, Safety & Emergency Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Safety Saints' vision is to build a corps of everyday citizens that are trained to meet emergencies with confidence and life-saving skills in under-resourced communities across America. This will result in better prepared, healthier communities, while also providing individuals with skills that are attractive in a wide variety of career paths.

Safety Saints launched program operations in September of 2021. In order to successfully ramp up operations to a minimum level in the first six months, we are seeking investments in our operational capacity and program delivery. The ambitious goal of the organization is to train 2,000 people in 2022.

Safety Saints seek to engage with the community as a whole and become a health and safety resource. In addition to our direct program services, Safety Saints will seek long-term relationships with local government and elected officials to expand upon existing health and safety efforts. Our community managers will proactively engage with educational institutions, social service organizations, local businesses groups, and other community-serving organizations to build awareness of current health and safety issues while providing demonstrations on key emergency preparedness and health topics.

To successfully achieve our mission, Safety Saints will need to:

* Establish a growing roster of active qualifying community partners in each of the regions that we serve in order to provide training to their staff and program participants.
* Build relationships with local government and elected officials in each region that can connect us with qualifying community partners and financial support from discretionary and contracted sources.
* Secure major gifts from individuals and corporations that support the bottom line operation of the organization.
* Develop a donor base of recurring individual givers that sustains local program operations.
* Grow corporate partnerships in each region to fuel program expansion to new qualifying community partners.
* Recruit and retain skilled Community Managers who will be both trainers and regional representatives who proactively manage relationships in the communities we serve.

Safety Saints was founded and launched in 2021 by Mitch Cynamon and Jennifer John. Mitch Cynamon, Executive Director, has over fifteen years of experience providing a variety of health, safety and emergency preparedness training with his private company, Initiate Care. He also has deep experience working in and serving the restaurant and hospitality industry. He has saved the lives of over ten people and helped countless others, just by being the person who stepped up to help during an emergency medical situation before EMTs could arrive. He has a deep passion for training others to create more “Safety Saints” in every community. While the pandemic caused severe disruption to business as usual, it sparked his motivation to address the disparities that he has seen during his work within the training industry and found Safety Saints.

Jennifer John, Chief Operations Officer, has over twenty years of experience in nonprofit management, combining expertise in operations, programs, and development. She has served as a consultant to many growing nonprofit organizations. Jennifer has secured significant recurring funding from individuals, foundations, corporate donors, and government sources while building cross-sector partnerships that drive program expansion.

The Board of Directors for Safety Saints has diverse membership from many different backgrounds and industries. Several members have networks within two or more of the cities we currently serve. The board is led by President, Joe Maglio, who serves as Chief Executive Officer at McKinney, a full-service creative and media agency. Our Vice President is Justin Polk, Co-Founder and Director of Invisible Collective, a creative collective and production company.

Safety Saints aims to build a team that is fully engaged with the needs and aspirations of the communities we serve. We also want to provide a stable working environment that fairly compensates everyone at a living wage. Therefore, our front line training staff will be comprised of manager-level positions (Community Managers) in each of our regions. These staff will be responsible for recruiting and maintaining relationships with our program partners while understanding and delivering programs in their communities. Safety Saints will additionally hire specialty trainers (Community Trainers) at an hourly rate equal to or better than 40% above minimum wage. Our staffing plan includes building relationships with workforce development organizations and recruiting staff directly from the programs and places that we serve.

Safety Saints' was formed in early 2021 with pilot programs launched in September of 2021. We have attracted an impressive board of directors and raised funds with our year-end campaign that will support our Winter 2022 programs.

We are cultivating relationships with social service organizations in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. We have partnered with workforce development programs in NYC and have delivered Department of Health certification programs, as well as CPR/AED, first aid, and other medical profession-focused training in the winter of 2021-22. These partnerships are growing into year-round relationships that will allow us to train internal staff, workforce development program participants, and the general public on an ongoing basis.

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?

    SMS text surveys, 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 identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Safety Saints Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joe Maglio

McKinney

Term: 2021 -

Justin Polk

Invisibe Collective

Scott Madison

Independent Financial Consultant

Sharon Berger

Gannett Fleming

Justin Kaplan

Nelson Mullins

Lance Willis

NYC Administration for Children's Services

Kim Viade

LIVE People Everyday Inc.

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/9/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability