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Green Light Outreach Program Inc

Complete Customer and Car Care

aka Long Arm Mechanics Inc   |   Garden City, ID   |  greenlightoutreach.org

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Green Light Outreach Program Inc

EIN: 84-3608564


Mission

Working with community partners and other non-profit organizations, the Green Light Outreach Program creates a systemic way for highly certified experts to provide vehicle repairs to the community members that need them the most. Considered an essential requirement to maintaining steady employment and keeping families together, vehicle maintenance cannot be ignored. These essential services are not always affordable, especially to transitional and low-income families. The Green Light Outreach Program provides this service with a substantially reduced or free of charge. All labor is donated by Long Arm Mechanics Inc.

Ruling year info

2020

President

Levon Jack Arnold

Main address

109 E 41st St

Garden City, ID 83714 USA

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EIN

84-3608564

Subject area info

Public safety

Public affairs

Population served info

Social and economic status

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Green Light Outreach Program (GLO) seeks to aid homeless individuals or those at risk of losing housing due to transportation concerns.

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?

Green Light Outreach Program

The Green Light Outreach Program (GLO) seeks to aid homeless individuals or those at risk of losing housing due to transportation concerns. The GLO Program provides an essential social safety net by ensuring at-risk members of our community have safe and reliable vehicles. By connecting these families with reduced or no-cost automotive repairs (courtesy of Long Arm Mechanics), they are able to gain or maintain stable employment, keep their families together, and prevent temporary or long-term homelessness.

The GLO Program provides a social safety net for an essential service unattainable to at-risk members of our community: safe and reliable transportation. Modern vehicles require trained and certified technicians, as well as a strong warranty, which can no longer be done outside of a reputable shop. With access to the resources provided by the GLO Program, referrals can empower themselves to overcome hopeless situations and prevent homelessness. By partnering with other nonprofits

Population(s) Served
Work status and occupations

Where we work

Awards

Torch Awards for Ethics 2023

Better Business Bureau

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 online groups served

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Green Light Outreach Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

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.

The Green Light Outreach program provides an essential social safety net by ensuring at-risk members of our community have safe and reliable vehicles.

By offering reduced or no-cost automotive repairs (courtesy of Long Arm Mechanics), we empower families to continue to have stable transportation. Dependable transportation can be the difference between maintaining employment, keeping families together, and preventing homelessness.

100% of the funds donated to the GLO program go directly towards providing reduced or labor-free automotive repairs. All repairs performed are safety and reliability-related, and all families referred to the Green Light Outreach program come from established relationships with local non-profits and their caseworkers.

Since 2018, we’ve proudly helped over 160 families and have donated over $60,000 in labor costs.

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 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?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

Green Light Outreach Program Inc

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Green Light Outreach Program Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $1,500
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $0
Expenses
Program Services $60,000
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $60,000

Green Light Outreach Program Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $0
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $1,546

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Levon Jack Arnold

Founded on a dirt lot in Idaho, Long Arm Mechanics has been providing great service and repairs since 2011. With an upgraded building (and address - Garden City!) we offer today's empowered consumers more than great auto repairs. From our Smart Inspections with digital pictures to our educational posts, our focus is to provide superior service. It's what drives our "Every Car Counts, Not More Car Counts"​ mentality. When you visit, you'll also notice the extra effort we put into transparency and honesty. That goes for quoting as well. We rarely provide estimates or quotes without seeing your vehicle. That is because automotive technology evolves quickly and is more complex than it used to be. Inspecting and testing your vehicle is vital to ensure the accuracy of our estimates. We want no surprises for our customers when it comes time to pay. That is what drives our "Everything your car needs, nothing it doesn't"​ culture.

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

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Green Light Outreach Program Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Levon Arnold

Long Arm Mechanics

Term: 2022 - 2023

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 9/26/2023

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/26/2023

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 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 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.