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Civic Heart Community Services

aka formerly Change Happens!   |   Houston, TX   |  www.civicheart.org
GuideStar Charity Check

Civic Heart Community Services

EIN: 76-0297531


Mission

"Helping people to empower themselves."

Ruling year info

1990

CEO

Kionta Carter

Main address

3353 Elgin Street Houston

Houston, TX 77004 USA

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Formerly known as

Families Under Urban and Social Attack, Inc. (FUUSA)

Change Happens!

EIN

76-0297531

Subject area info

Vocational education

Education services

Community improvement

Human services

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Women and girls

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In 1993, Change Happens! implemented a youth drug prevention program, the RESCUE program. RESCUE initially focused on preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in youth. Through continuous program evaluation other components were added. RESCUE is now a comprehensive, multi-component program consisting of mentoring, abstinence education, delinquency prevention, as well as alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention. RESCUE provides community and school-based prevention and intervention services to youth ages 6 to 17 in over 25 Houston area schools.

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?

Rescue Youth Program

An in-school, after-school, and summer program for youth between the ages of 6 and 17. The program provides a comprehensive prevention and intervention curriculum to address the needs of at-risk youth.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Teaches pregnancy prevention methods to teenagers

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Helps homeless individuals obtain permanent housing and provide them with the skills needed to avoid recidivism.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Homeless people

The purpose of the STAIRS 2.0 program is to integrate behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD), permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults
Substance abusers
Homeless people
Low-income people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau 2022

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 new grants received

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Ex-offenders, Immigrants, Refugees and displaced people

Related Program

RESCUE in Motion

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of employment placements defined as part-time (less than 35 hours per week)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue Youth Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Rescue Youth

Number of children served

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants, Families, People of African descent

Related Program

Rescue Youth Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Since its inception, Change Happens! has been a dynamic program that strives to provide or restore whatever resources are most scarce in the broken communities it serves. In many instances, these resources are tangible. However, they are most often the intangible gifts of hope, education, and empowerment. These are the kind of resources that stay with our clients for a lifetime and give them the tools they need to become independent and productive.

Organizational strategies include: 1) creation of programs that include: after-school and summer enrichments; education and training program for career pathways; access to health insurance and health care; prevention programs for substance misuse; teen pregnancy prevention; HIV prevention; and permanent housing for homeless individuals; 2) use of evidence-based programs; 3) ongoing program evaluation and quality assurance; 4) creation of Consumer Advisory Boards; 5) established fiscal management and accounting principles; 6) active and engaged board of directors; 6) community engagement; 7) collaborative partnerships; 8) sustainability plan; and 9) succession plan.

Change Happens has the capabilities and capacity to meet the desired strategies, including: a diverse and skilled work force; facilities and equipment; staff with credentials in various fields; an active training and staff development program; reputation and credibility in the community; diverse funding streams; and information management system to capture data.

Change Happens is fully staffed. The organization has established plans that include: Evaluation Plan, Outreach/Recruitment Plan, Accounting Practices, and a Five-Year Strategic Plan. The organization has also met and/or exceeded program performance measures. Change Happens has an active Consumer Advisory Board.

Financials

Civic Heart Community Services
Fiscal year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.74

Average of 4.08 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.8

Average of 2.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

20%

Average of 21% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Civic Heart Community Services

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Civic Heart Community Services

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Civic Heart Community Services

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Civic Heart Community Services’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$11,032 -$284,363 -$744,242 $755,363 -$114,741
As % of expenses -0.2% -5.4% -11.2% 11.3% -1.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$11,032 -$284,363 -$744,242 $755,363 -$114,741
As % of expenses -0.2% -5.4% -11.2% 11.3% -1.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $5,300,417 $4,872,760 $6,109,170 $7,406,634 $7,578,919
Total revenue, % change over prior year -14.7% -8.1% 25.4% 21.2% 2.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 4.3% 0.6% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3%
Government grants 76.6% 88.6% 82.0% 81.9% 88.0%
All other grants and contributions 18.1% 10.9% 17.7% 17.3% 11.0%
Other revenue 0.9% -0.1% 0.0% 0.6% 0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $4,879,731 $5,313,005 $6,644,381 $6,669,121 $7,482,366
Total expenses, % change over prior year -18.2% 8.9% 25.1% 0.4% 12.2%
Personnel 56.6% 52.4% 54.1% 57.5% 55.7%
Professional fees 14.2% 19.5% 14.3% 16.0% 12.2%
Occupancy 13.2% 16.9% 5.9% 5.8% 6.6%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 16.9% 12.6% 10.1%
All other expenses 16.0% 11.2% 8.8% 8.1% 15.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $4,879,731 $5,313,005 $6,644,381 $6,669,121 $7,482,366
One month of savings $406,644 $442,750 $553,698 $555,760 $623,531
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $15,992 $22,412 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $5,286,375 $5,771,747 $7,220,491 $7,224,881 $8,105,897

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.5 2.2 1.2 2.1 1.8
Months of cash and investments 5.1 4.2 3.1 4.3 3.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.9 5.0 2.5 4.0 3.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,008,287 $985,075 $683,924 $1,194,741 $1,152,206
Investments $1,084,288 $854,601 $1,005,691 $1,215,465 $1,109,130
Receivables $488,968 $767,304 $737,855 $826,398 $955,380
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $731,957 $731,956 $754,433 $674,431 $674,431
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 94.3% 92.1% 89.4% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 6.8% 18.2% 38.2% 29.0% 36.7%
Unrestricted net assets $2,455,510 $2,265,884 $1,466,110 $2,221,473 $2,106,732
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $84,395 $112,510 $142,154
Total net assets $2,455,510 $2,265,884 $1,550,505 $2,333,983 $2,248,886

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

CEO

Kionta Carter

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Civic Heart Community Services

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Civic Heart Community Services

Board of directors
as of 03/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mrs. Vanessa Reed

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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 3/18/2024

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/05/2023

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 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 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.

Contractors

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