REACHcycles

Richmond, VA   |  http://www.ambucs.org

Mission

REACHcycles is a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for children and veterans with disabilities.

Ruling year info

1996

Principal Officer

Mr. James Howard

Main address

2536 Falkirk Dr

Richmond, VA 23236 USA

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EIN

90-1070435

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Children in veterans with disabilities do not have the opportunity to ride a normal bike based on their genetic disorder or disability or illness. We aim to address this problem by providing specially adapted bikes that fit all their needs so they can safely operate a bike and enjoy the independence and freedom of Riding a bike and getting much needed exercise.

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?

AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycles

AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycles are provided to people with disabilities who cannot ride regular bicycles. AmTrykes provide mobility and independence for riders. the tricycles promote fitness and better health for riders. AmTrykes are provided free for those unable to afford the purchase of equipment. REACHcycles has provided over 65 riders with AmTrykes since inception. The program is financed through fundraising efforts and other charitable partners.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Popular volunteer activities include ramp building and other projects in support of people with disabilities

Population(s) Served
Adults

REACHcycles is dedicated to awarding scholarships to therapy students
in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a
graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. The focus is primarily on physical and occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology students.

Population(s) Served
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.

Average youth self-rating of functioning and coping skills

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

Age groups

Related Program

AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycles

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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.

Provide mobility, exercise and independence for children and veterans with disabilities through donated AmTryke cycles. Increase awareness of our all volunteer nonprofit and mission within the community, building new referral partners, volunteers, and donors. We will create a healthier community by providing an opportunity for the community to come together through numerous volunteers of all backgrounds, fireman, policeman, youth groups, veterans, active duty soldiers, certified PT/OTs and VCU students to assemble bikes, provide activities and fit/evaluate children for bikes. An inspirational experience seeing the hard volunteer work provide a disabled child with a first time bike (after most diagnosis's outlining they may never ride a bike), puts life in perspective for all.

Improve fundraising and grant writing as well as awareness through news and social media to raise donations to provide these specially adapted bikes.
Build subjectors throughout Virginia to keep up with demand of bikes. This includes Adding new board members and a fundraising director position. As well as building teams of volunteers to evaluate children and construct bikes through these sub chapters

REACHcycles works closely with local physical therapists, Children's Hospital of Richmond, Sportable, Sheltering Arms, Richmond Hope Therapy and many other organizations to identify individuals in the Richmond community who would benefit from a customized, therapeutic AmTryke cycle. AmTryke cycles cost an average of $750 (ranging from $350 - $1200) per cycle. Costs vary with the age and size of the individual, and necessary modifications of the adapted tryke are based upon individual needs.
We will continue to build our awareness through quarterly bike presentation events, speaking engagements and other activities.

We have provided over 500 AmTryke cycles since July 2014 and 3 scholarships to VCU volunteer OT/PT students.
Our goals as we continue are to keep up with the demand of bikes And never have to turn a child away who has applied for a bike.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Ability to find out which families are not using bike as often and recycle those bikes out to children

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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REACHcycles

Board of directors
as of 2/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

James Howard

Reachcycles

Term: 2014 - 2023

James Howard

Chris Reeve Foundation

Lisa Bebko

certified PT CHoR

Glenn Millican

CPA

Curt Reichstetter

Event Director

Michelle Froede

Therapist Director

Sarah Nockengost

secretary

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 ? No
  • 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 02/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/09/2021

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Data
  • 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 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.