We are ABLED!
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Along with Dara and Catherine, Kara founded ABLED in early 2020 to fill the need for quality after school social/enrichment programs for teenagers and young adults with developmental disabilities. Frustrated with the lack of opportunities available for this group of young people, Kara, Dara and Catherine decided to begin a program themselves. Kara is driven by an intense passion to serve those in the community who are most vulnerable, and provide them with the skills to live quality, independent lives. ABLED Is a labor of love for Kara -- her oldest son is a young adult who is also on the Autism Spectrum. Kara wants her oldest and his peers to have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential; community involvement and engagement is integral to this edict. Kara holds both B.A. and M.B.A. degrees and is a native of Sacramento. She and her husband have a blended family of four.
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ABLEDBoard of directors
as of 01/18/2024
Board of directors data
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes 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 oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 06/20/2023
- 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 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 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.