Youth Development

NOT JUST HOOPS INC

There's No Shame In Our Game!

aka Just Above The Rim; Jump Start; My Daughter's Keeper

Brooklyn, NY

Mission

Not Just Hoops is organized to provide fitness and wellness programs for community residents by sponsoring sports activities, healthy eating programs, business and educational programs, music programs as well as other recreational programs for the youth. We also look to provide nutritious meals to needy community residents.

The purpose of this corporation is:
- to provide youths with recreational activities
- to provide a healthy community environment through the
establishment of wellness programs for the residents of
Bedford-Stuyvesant/Ocean Hill communities
- to provide artistic, business and educational programs
- to serve as a resource center for the community residents

Notes from the Nonprofit

The Bedford-Stuyvesant/ Ocean Hill community, filled with historical buildings and architectural structures, unique as well as appeal to new comers is being transformed to accommodate influx of people from different boroughs, cities, ethnicity, gender, and family composition, for the following reasons:  Convenience - commuting to work, twenty minutes to lower Manhattan  Homes - purchasing of landmark properties, brownstone houses valued at $1,000,000 or more.  Recreational/Social activities – the opening of various cafes, a variety of upscale restaurants, clothing stores, beauty & nail salons, as well as afterwork venues. The Bedford-Stuyvesant/Ocean Hill communi is in the transitional stage of fulfilling these categories. To help promote and appeal to the new residence, it is important that this community neighborhoods offer educational and recreational activities appealing to these constituents and their families as well as the community residents that have been living in these areas for decades. Not Just Hoops looks to be a part of the growth and transitional stage of the Bedford-Stuyvesant by moving to “The Next Step", which is to expand its services for this community residents.

Ruling Year

2011

Co-Founder & Chairperson

Mrs. Deon Davis Harris

Co-Founder

Mr. Joseph Anthony Dunker

Main Address

1057 Herkimer Street

Brooklyn, NY 11233 USA

Keywords

Recreational, Wellness, Awareness

EIN

90-0607202

 Number

6059687648

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Not Just Hoops is aware of the changing demographics (gentrification) in our service area, the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Ocean Hill community. We service a minimum of 100 youths through our various programs during the year with a portion being Children With Special Need, This awareness is a major item on our agenda and we are committed to growing and adapting our organization’s programs to meet the emerging needs. There are approximately 60,000 people living in this community, 35% being youths and these residents should have viable programs as other communities regardless of age, race, gender, family composition, or income. We seek to provide health & fitness, recreational programs, workforce development as well as provide support and guidance. By providing these youth with this syllabus, will prepare them to compete and survive in a City that is very competitive will create young responsible adults not only self-supportive but supportive of the community that helped them along the way.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Just Above The Rim Basketball Program

Not Just Hoops Flag Football

My Daughter's Keeper

The Essence of Jayce (Joined-Abilities-Young At Heard-Creativity)

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related program

Not Just Hoops Flag Football

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Not Just Hoops averages 50 youth for its Fall Youth Recreational Program. Not Just Hoops has 60 youth participating in its summer youth basketball tournament.

Number of participants engaged in programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

My Daughter's Keeper

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This was Not Just Hoops first pilot program for "Girls of Color. Program curriculum consisted of yoga, etiquette, college readiness, health & fitness, entrepreneurship, rap sessions, civics, etc.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Not Just Hoops is aiming to provide the following services in the newly opened Community Resource and Support Center: 1) Workforce development programs- To provide internships for teenage youth to help with Not Just Hoops various programs 2) Youth Events - To have open mic nights; game nights; movie nights 3) Health & Fitness Program - To provide youths with exercise programs i.e. (yoga, zumba) 4) Culinary Program - To provide information pertaining to healthy eating & living style 5) Educational program - GED, college preparation, youth after-school program. We are also look to provide sports and recreational events 1) Annual Fall Flag Football and Summer Basketball Programs 2) A Yearly Summer Festival specifically for "Children With Special Needs" living in the community. 3) Other outings and recreational sporting programs for "Children With Special Needs". 4) Yearly My Daughter's Keeper Program - This program for teenage girls of color . The programs will entail health & fitness information, college readiness guidance, etiquette, learning the art of coding sessions, civics, and entrepreneurship - "Women of Color" who own their own businesses as well as others in education, medical, authors and entertainment fields \owners, authors, judges, etc

Keys to Success: - Utilizing the free space offered by the newly opened Community Resource & Support Center. - Utilizing the Community Boards, Block Associations, Community schools to promote Not Just Hoops' various workshops and programs being offered. - Obtain City Council and State' support through their discretionary funds application process to obtain funds for Internships, community events, sports and other recreational & special programs. - Obtaining Parks Department permits for usage of outdoor spaces for sports & festivals. - Recruit local churches and businesses support for in-kind donations to our sports programs. - Continue to reach out to corporations, investors and foundations to support Not Just Hoops various programs. - Continue to research and seek out foundation and go through their grant process to obtain funding for Not Just Hoops programs.

Not Just Hoops (NJHs) capabilities with the assistance of Board & Staff to meet the goals are as follows: The Board Chair - has a BBA in accounting from Pace University; has been a Budget Manager at NYC Transit for 12 years ; CEO of Just This N That Corp. that donates funds to the organization; previous co-owner of Everything Scratch Cafe in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy). A member of the Education Committee for the Community Board in Bed-Stuy. Former Co-chair of the community's Block Association for four years. Has written several grant proposal over the past 5 years, and the organization has received over $40,000 in funding. Prepares the organizations' City Discretionary Funds Contract and this year was able to obtain approval for $53,500. Vice-Chairperson - Pastor of New Life Missionary Christian Church for over 10 years; the churcht has been in existence in Bed-Stuy since 1954. Former Co-chair of the community's Block Association for 4 years ; Secretary on the Community Police Clergy Committee; provide space for the organizations' awareness & fundraising programs. Board Member - Hearing Office for the Board Of Education ; a licensed referee for over 25 years and a minister that supports many of the community's neighborhood churches. Has a great re'pore with the community residents living in the City Housing Complex, the local community businesses and the community Police Clergy. Coordinates the organization's yearly basketball program held in Public Parks located in City Housing and assist with other events. Obtains donations from surrounding businesses and churches to support NJHs events. Board Member - Chairman of Bertha Mae Williams Foundation and a retired NYC Police Officer. Owns a trucking company and several commercial spaces. Makes donations from his business to the organization. Board Member - Has a Masters in Human Resource and Education. Works as a Dean Of Girls in Florida and presently Social Worker for other nonprofit organizations. Has the skills and experience in grant writing, lecturing and executing workshops. Will be utilized in generating funding for the Community Resource and Support Center as well as becoming the Director of the Center . Executive Director: Has a Bachelor's of Business Administration Degree in Accounting. The Co-owner of the Afro-Centric & Natural Hair Company since 20152. Board member on youth organization in Brownsville and implemented the 2018 My Daughter's Keeper Pilot Program. Staff Member - Social Media&Photographer; videos all sporting/social events and place on YouTube. Update NJHs website with upcoming events. We have for-profit and nonprofit partners that assist with Outreach and/or implementation of our programs. They are: Digital Girl, Friends of CB#3, MYBASE (Motivated Youth Believing in All-Self Empowerment), No Gun Smoke School Tour, Tallom Foundation, Very Perry Yoga, Inc. and What About The Children .

Not Just Hoops (NJHs) is working with the Executive Director of the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance exploring avenues to obtain funding for a building that several nonprofits can bring their programs and and work collectively for the community. Another step Not Just Hoops has taken is registering with Guide Star which we feel will help open doors to foundations, other nonprofits and corporations that see NJHs vision and willing to support this Community Resource & Support Center that is very much needed in the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Ocean Hill Community. In 2017, NJHs received another grant from the Atlantic Yards/Nets/DBNA Foundation (the organization that developed & built the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY). The Foundation looked to help the grant recipients to obtain more funding so a committee of the grant recipients was established. The goal of this committee, with the help of the Foundation, is to have a huge fundraising event at the Barclays Center and all the proceeds from the event will be equally distributed among the committee members (anticipated that each organization will receive $100,000 ) to help them with their programs. In 2018 Not Just Hoops starting receiving anonymous donations through Network For Good for it's My Daughter's Keeper Pilot Program that was spread throughout the social media networks i.e. Facebook, Website and Linkendin. Not Just Hoops also received another grant from the NYC Office To Prevent Gun Violence for its Flag Football Program for the inner-city youth in the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Ocean Hill community. In September 2019, Not Just Hoops received NYC Office To Prevent Gun Violence's Safe In The City Grant for our 2019 Fall Flag Football Program that took place from September 21st to November 9th. We had 49 participants with 11 volunteers and 20 residents that support the participants for the program.

Not Just Hoops has accomplished the following: The organization has completed its City Discretionary Funds package to be sent to the Department of Youth and Community Development to receive reimbursement of funds ($10,000) spent to run NJHs 2018-2019 sports programs. The organization has completed the following 2019 Grant Applications: Citizens Committee For New York City 2019 Flag Football Program, Atlantic Yards/NETS/DBNA , and the Coca Cola Foundation. We are presently working on the Charles Hayden Foundation grant application. Not Just Hoops is working on the following: In conjunction with Chantal Louisma, our newest Senior Staff Member, we are preparing a grant proposals to be distributed to potential corporations, foundations and investors with regard to donating to our various community programs. Not Just Hoops is presently working on searching for foundations that will provide funding for a 8 week My Daughter's Programs, to held in 2020. Not Just Hoops has continued to reach out to organizations in other communities that have a Community Support & Resource Center for our programs. In the Spring of 2019, Not Just Hoops was contacted by the Outreach person for a newly built Support Center in the community to bring our My Daughter's Keeper Program. There goal is to have various programs in the center and bring awareness to the community that programs such as the My Daughter's Keeper exists and available free of charge. In August 2019 Not Just Hoops had its very first Summer Youth Basketball Tournament for youth ages 11 to 13 years old at Hilltop Playground. It was a very successful program; the residents was very happy that we hosted this event for the community. We also completed our annual 2019 Fall Flag Football Program in November. This year we had several Children With Special Needs and Children Living in a Shelter in the community participate in the program. The Flag Football Program was funded by NYC Office To Prevent Gun Violence Safe In The City Grant. Hilltop Playground has been plagued by gangs, trying to take over this park. Not Just Hoops along with the 73rd Street Community Affairs, What About The Children and the Pacific Street Block Association are working together to stop the negative activity taking place in Hilltop Playground. Not Just Hoops is presently working on searching for organizations that will provide funding for an 8 week My Daughter's Programs, to held in 2020. This program was a very successful 6 weeks 2018 pilot program that we seek to provide yearly to teenage girls of color.

External Reviews

Accreditations

City Council Citation 2018

Outstanding Community Partner 2018

Awards

City Council Citation 2018

Community Board#3-Education Committee

Affiliations & Memberships

Conduit - Community Board #3 Education Committee 2018

Photos

Financials

NOT JUST HOOPS INC

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & 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?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
Not Just Hoops main purpose is to reach and provide our programs to children of color. In order to present our programs to this sector of youths, we address diversity through the location where we have our programs. Most of our programs are in the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Ocean Hill Communities where the population of residents is mostly people of color. Our participants live and/or go to the schools, churches or centers in this community. With the support from the community boards, block associations, local politicians other nonprofits in theses of this areas, we are able to reach this sector of youths.