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Discipline Inc.

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES, NEAR AND FAR

INDIANAPOLIS, IN   |  WWW.ADISCIPLINE.ORG

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Discipline Inc.

EIN: 87-3936624


Mission

We serve as a comprehensive "village" that works collaboratively with vulnerable communities. We provide support, guidance, and innovative solutions to address local and global challenges while fostering the growth of thriving, progressive, and safer communities. Our goal is to cultivate upstanding, empathic, and disciplined young men and women who will profoundly shape and revolutionize the world.

Ruling year info

2023

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

ZAHARAH IDRISS

MANAGING DIRECTOR

MOHAMED IZADINE

Main address

6330 E 75TH STREET SUITE 214

INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46250 USA

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EIN

87-3936624

Subject area info

Education

Philanthropy

Community and economic development

Youth development

Youth organizing

Population served info

LGBTQ people

Heterosexuals

Women and girls

Men and boys

Families

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NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Shaolin Kung Fu/Meditation Classes and STEM Education

Our organization provides comprehensive youth programs aimed at social intervention, crime prevention, and holistic development for at-risk youth. These programs are designed to foster a supportive environment and equip students with essential skills and knowledge. In 2023, we served a total of 127 students through our core offerings, which include:

Shaolin Kung Fu and Meditation Classes- As a mandatory component for all students, these classes promote physical health, discipline, mental focus, and emotional well-being.

STEM Education- We provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, empowering students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for future success.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

SOCIAL GOOD 2023

APEX CONSULTING AND SURVEYING

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 clients placed in internships

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Related Program

Shaolin Kung Fu/Meditation Classes and STEM Education

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

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Related Program

Shaolin Kung Fu/Meditation Classes and STEM Education

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients still working after 12 months

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Related Program

Shaolin Kung Fu/Meditation Classes and STEM Education

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of service recipients per month

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Related Program

Shaolin Kung Fu/Meditation Classes and STEM Education

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total pounds of target crop harvested

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

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Related Program

Shaolin Kung Fu/Meditation Classes and STEM Education

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of computer literacy/skills/technology courses conducted

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Related Program

Shaolin Kung Fu/Meditation Classes and STEM Education

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

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Related Program

Shaolin Kung Fu/Meditation Classes and STEM Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth service participants who have involvement in juvenile justice system

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Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of clients who become literate because of literacy education programs by the nonprofit

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students demonstrating responsible behaviors and work habits

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Related Program

Shaolin Kung Fu/Meditation Classes and STEM Education

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants who pass citizenship exam

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of undesirable activities stopped

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who report a greater sense of purpose and improved overall wellness

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Related Program

Shaolin Kung Fu/Meditation Classes and STEM Education

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Discipline Inc. addresses critical needs in underserved and immigrant communities, both in the United States and internationally. These communities face numerous challenges, including:

Economic Hardships: Many individuals face significant economic challenges, including unemployment, underemployment, and lack of access to vocational training. This results in financial instability and poverty.

Lack of Access to Education and Health Services: Educational opportunities are limited, especially for girls and displaced children. Healthcare services are often inadequate or inaccessible, particularly in remote or conflict-affected areas.

Food Insecurity: Many families lack reliable access to nutritious food, leading to malnutrition and related health problems. Conflicts and environmental challenges exacerbate this issue.

Gender-Based Violence and Exploitation: Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to violence, exploitation, and harmful cultural practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage.

Environmental Challenges: Climate change and environmental degradation further exacerbate these communities' vulnerabilities, impacting food security, health, and overall well-being.

Language Barriers and Isolation: Immigrants and refugees often struggle with language barriers and social isolation, impacting their ability to integrate, find employment, navigate legal systems, and connect with community resources.

In the United States and internationally, Discipline Inc. aims to:

Empower Underserved Communities: Provide resources and support to help these communities thrive and become self-sufficient.

Enhance Access to Essential Services: Improve access to education, healthcare, clean water, and sanitation.

Promote Economic Development: Support vocational training, income-generating activities, and sustainable agricultural practices.

Advocate for Gender Equality: Combat gender-based violence, promote gender equality, and support women's health and empowerment.

Build Resilient Communities: Foster resilience through community-led initiatives and sustainable development practices.

To achieve the goals above, Discipline Inc. employs several strategies:

Community Engagement:
Needs Assessments: Conduct regular community needs assessments to tailor programs to specific needs.

Community Meetings: Facilitate regular community meetings to gather feedback and involve members in decision-making.

Advisory Councils: Form advisory councils composed of local leaders to guide program development and implementation.

Partnerships:
Local Partnerships: Collaborate with local NGOs for on-the-ground support and cultural insights.

International Collaborations: Partner with international organizations for technical expertise and funding opportunities.

Private Sector Engagement: Engage with private sector partners for innovative solutions and resource mobilization.

Holistic Approach:
Integrated Programs: Address multiple facets of community well-being, including health, education, economic stability, and social cohesion.

Comprehensive Support: Develop comprehensive case management systems to track and support individual progress.

Cross-Sectoral Collaborations: Facilitate collaborations across health, education, and economic sectors to enhance program effectiveness.

Capacity Building:
Training Workshops: Offer workshops on leadership, project management, and technical skills.

Ongoing Mentorship: Provide ongoing mentorship and support for community-led initiatives.

Resource Centers: Develop resource centers equipped with educational materials, technology, and support services.

Advocacy and Awareness:
Media Campaigns: Launch media campaigns to raise awareness about issues facing underserved communities.

Public Events: Organize public events and forums to engage with policymakers and the broader public.

Educational Toolkits: Develop educational materials and toolkits to support grassroots advocacy efforts.

Discipline Inc. is equipped to accomplish its mission through:

Experienced Team: A dedicated team with firsthand experience and deep understanding of the communities served, many of whom are from the communities themselves, providing cultural competence and credibility.

Established Programs: Proven programs in areas such as WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene), healthcare, education, and food security, backed by evidence-based practices and continuous monitoring and evaluation.

Resource Mobilization: Ability to mobilize resources through fundraising campaigns, grants, and partnerships. Our successful track record of raising funds ensures we can sustain and expand our programs.

Community Trust: Strong relationships with the communities served, built on years of support and collaboration, ensuring trust and mutual respect.

Accomplishments:

Humanitarian Assistance: Provided critical support to over 19,000 people in Sudan and over 1,500 displaced individuals in the Central African Republic, including emergency food aid, shelter, and medical assistance.

Healthcare Initiatives: Improved access to healthcare in remote and underserved areas, including the distribution of over 11,000 sustainable menstrual cups. Conducted vaccination drives, maternal health programs, and disease prevention initiatives.

Education Programs: Increased school enrollment rates and provided educational support to displaced children and youth by rehabilitating schools, training teachers, and supplying learning materials.

Economic Development: Supported vocational training and income-generating activities, enhancing livelihoods and reducing poverty through microfinance schemes, agricultural training, and skills workshops.

Emergency Response: Delivered rapid aid during crises, mitigating the impacts of natural disasters and conflicts with preparedness plans and coordination with other agencies.

What's Next:

Expand Impact: Scale up existing programs and introduce new initiatives to reach more communities in need, expanding into new geographic areas and increasing the scope of current programs.

Strengthen Partnerships: Forge new collaborations with organizations and stakeholders to enhance program effectiveness, building a robust network of partners to leverage resources and expertise.

Sustainable Development: Focus on long-term sustainability by building local capacities and promoting environmental conservation through training local leaders, implementing green technologies, and encouraging sustainable agricultural practices.

Advocacy Efforts: Increase advocacy and awareness efforts to garner more support and drive policy changes that benefit underserved communities.

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 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

Discipline Inc.

Assets info

BMF Data: IRS Business Master File

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Discipline Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $47,927
Program Services $41,160
Membership Dues $300
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $95,624
Expenses
Program Services $43,223
Administration $9,922
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $50,572

Discipline Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $45,113
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $45,113

Operations

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

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

ZAHARAH IDRISS

MANAGING DIRECTOR

MOHAMED IZADINE

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Discipline Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

IBRAHIM DAHAB

ABAKAR RASTO

DR. ETHAR KHALIL IBRHIM

IMAN NASSOUR

MARWA ALKANANI

TONYA LACEY

YOSRA ELYASS

ERIC CUNNINGHAM

NIDAL ARJA

MOHAMED AZHARI

MAWAHIB TOGOD

PETER LUKA

PETRO SOUTH SUDAN

SHAREEF LESAN

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? Yes
  • 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 5/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/22/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.