K9 Youth Alliance
kids helping dogs helping kids
K9 Youth Alliance
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Co-Founder, Organizational Director, K9 Youth Alliance Board Member
Kelly’s life experience includes owning and operating a small business, providing milieu therapy and group counseling to high-risk youth in Los Angeles, grant proposal research and writing and political research, writing and strategy. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the State University of NY, Buffalo, an M.A. in Research Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and certification in Drug Abuse Counseling from UCLA Extension College. In her free time she enjoys caring for and training shelter dogs, travel, fundraising for other nonprofits and hiking/running with her rescue dog, Supreme Hunter of Squirrels, Flies and Lizards (a.k.a., Hunter).
Number of employees
Source: IRS Form 990
K9 Youth AllianceOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
SOURCE: IRS Form 990
There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.
K9 Youth AllianceBoard of directors
as of 06/26/2023
Board of directors data
Mrs Jai Oni Dane
Educator, Pepperdine University
Term: 2023 - 2024
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 ? Yes
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? Yes
Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.
The organization's leader identifies as:
Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 06/26/2023
- We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
- 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.
- 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.