CODE READ INC
Changing the world one book at a time.
CODE READ INC
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Founder / President
Mackenzie Krestul founded Code Read when she was a 16 year old student in Santa Clarita, CA. Mackenzie is passionate about literacy and believes that every child deserves the right to own their own books regardless of socio-economic status. She is currently a senior at HOFSTRA University in New York. Code Read has donated over 30,000 new books to underserved youth in Los Angeles County. Mackenzie aims to open an additional branch of Code Read in New York.
Amanda Krestul holds a journalism degree from the University of Kansas. Formerly, she was a Writer/Producer for Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
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CODE READ INCBoard of directors
as of 06/16/2023
Board of directors data
Term: 2016 - 2023
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? Not applicable
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 01/18/2022
- 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 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 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.