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Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Transforming Lives * Strengthening Community

Santa Clarita, CA   |  www.assistanceleaguesantaclarita.org

Mission

Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

Ruling year info

1994

President

Durinda Evanoff

Main address

26045 Bouquet Canyon Road

Santa Clarita, CA 91350 USA

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EIN

95-4271779

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We volunteer, hands-on, to help students succeed in school by providing basic needs that they may lack. Clothing, school supplies, eye exams and eyeglasses are some of the items and services that we provide.
There are over 15,000 students on the free and reduced lunch program in Santa Clarita, CA. We aim to help as many of these students as possible that may need the above items.

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?

Operation School Bell

Operation School Bell is Assistance League Santa Clarita’s signature program. It is focused on providing new school clothing and shoes to children in elementary, junior high and high schools in the William S. Hart, Castaic Union, Newhall, Saugus, and Sulphur Springs School Districts. Eligible students are identified by school personnel and, with their parents, are invited to shop for appropriate school clothing at a local department store, where Assistance League volunteers and Assisteens® are available to provide help and guidance. Assistance League volunteers believe strongly that children perform better in school when they enjoy a positive self-image. Operation School Bell helps prepare students for school and gives them a positive starting point for learning and academic success. Since, 1991, Assistance League Santa Clarita has served over 35,000 students in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Population(s) Served
Students

We provide new teddy bears to Santa Clarita fire stations to give to children and seniors in crisis or distress caused by traumatic situations. This is our first philanthropic program, started in 1989.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides free vision care, including eye exams and eyeglasses for Transitional Kindergarten through twelfth grade students identified by teachers in all school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Population(s) Served

Provides basic needs, including clothing and vision care, to College of the Canyons students who have aged out of foster care and/or are homeless. This assistance allows these students to focus on their learning and development.

Population(s) Served

Provides ukulele music and singing at various venues in Santa Clarita, such as the Senior Center and nursing homes.

Population(s) Served

Provides assistance for short-term immediate needs of individuals or families experiencing a disruptive event in their life.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.
Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.

We strive to implement and develop programs to make a difference in the lives of families in our community. This is done by continually reviewing our current programs and the unmet needs in Santa Clarita. Our Strategic Planning committee reviews our strategic plan several times throughout the year to suggest improvements to our current programs and fundraisers.

With over 200 members, we are able to fully staff our resale store which provides the money necessary to partially fund our philanthropic programs which are also 100% administered by our volunteers.

We continually increase our budget for Operation School Bell each year which allows us to clothe more children. Last year, we increased the number of children served by over 500. Each year, we review our results and the need to see how we can make a more significant impact in the lives of our communities' families.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Board of directors
as of 03/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Durinda Evanoff

Diane Sayre

no affiliation

Jan Ladd

no affiliation

Penny Horne

no affiliation

Joanne Greene

Francine Metcalf

Barbara Terrell

Jolee Owens

Robin Stewart

Helen Barlow

Nancy Barker

Melanie Cotterell

Sue Fischer

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 ? 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? No