DRAWCHANGE INC

Empowering impoverished children through the use of art.

aka drawchange   |   ATLANTA, GA   |  www.drawchange.org
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DRAWCHANGE INC

EIN: 27-0893389


Mission

Drawchange is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering impoverished children through the use of art therapy-based programming. Our programs instill coping skills that foster Collaboration, Creation, Dream Building, Empowerment, Imagination, Self-Esteem, and Stress-Relief.

Ruling year info

2010

Founder/CEO

Jennie Lobato

Main address

215 Chester Avenue SE Suite 119

ATLANTA, GA 30316 USA

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EIN

27-0893389

Subject area info

Arts education

Visual arts

Population served info

Children and youth

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

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Our programs

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

Global Art Intensives

Drawchange visits schools around the world while bringing them a week-long art
intensive. We choose national and international schools based on
need. This program is targeted toward the age range of 5-10 years old. We leave
enough art supplies so this age range can continue with art for the remainder of the school year. We send teachers monthly lesson plans to ensure the projects are correctly executed. Pre and Post Creativity tests are given to the children to
measure our results. After the project, drawchange will continue to help
the school in advancing its art department with the use of the surplus of art
supplies.  The children will have these supplies at their reach, enabling them
to communicate artistically when they encounter a problem they cannot
express.
When children can channel their emotions and frustrations through art thereby
enabling effective communication, whole communities will benefit from a
raised consciousness.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

We visit multiple homeless shelters in the area several times a month and create empowering art programs with them so they could more effectively visualize their dreams.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth 2022

L'Oréal Paris

Our results

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

COVID severely impacted our classes offered.

Goals & Strategy

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Financials

DRAWCHANGE INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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DRAWCHANGE INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

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

Founder/CEO

Jennie Lobato

It all began with three passions: art, children and helping people. For Jennie, the Found and CEO of drawchange, the arts helped her make sense of so much as a child. She had no choice but to grant that gift to the impoverished children of the world. "Art was my outlet as a child. It helped me cope with life. I want to show children that they can also use art as a way to deal with their current circumstances. Art is empowering. It shows you first-hand that you can attain anything you can imagine. It helps you escape to anywhere you want to go. It’s difficult to soar above your current circumstances if you can’t even imagine them!" https://www.drawchange.org/foundersstory

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 11/03/2022
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Board chair

Allan Minter

Dorsey Alston Realty

Jennie Lobato

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Allan Minter

Dorsey Realty

Emma Desai

International Schools Partnership HRIS Analyst

Whitney Wright

Christ the King School Curriculum Coordinator

Greg Pennington

Managing Partner at Pennpoint Consulting Group, LLC

Lynn Detwiler

Founder and Executive Director of Barnstone Art for Kids (Retired)

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/23/2022

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Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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