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TENDERLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER

Mending Lives One Stitch At a Time

GuideStar Charity Check

TENDERLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER

EIN: 45-4766711


Mission

The mission of Tenderlove Community Center, Inc. is to help homeless, near homeless and low income women achieve stable, self-supporting lives for themselves and their families through our twelve months life skills curriculum using fashion designs as the platform.

Notes from the nonprofit

TenderLove began our first program year in September, 2013, and will hold graduation ceremonies Oct. 4, 2014. Because our program is new, we will be conducting our first assessment in September 2014, as we conclude our first program year. Currently, we are an all-volunteer organization, but are seeking funding to pay our Executive director, Clerk/receptionist and individual instructors. We have established a gallery in which we will sell items made by the women in the program, and have a Thrift Store. The proceeds from sales in the Gallery will go directly to the women, while the proceeds from the Thrift Store are used for operational costs.
Our Business Plan calls for seeking out sewing contracts that will help to support the women in the program by assisting with food and housing costs, and will help to pay for our staff.
2014 is our first full year of grant seeking.

Ruling year info

2012

Founder / CEO

Mrs. Debbie Johnson

Main address

Po Box 65156

Albuquerque, NM 87193 USA

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EIN

45-4766711

Subject area info

Job training

Thrift shops

Homeless services

Population served info

Women and girls

Economically disadvantaged people

Homeless people

Out-of-home youth

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Employment Training (J22)

Thrift Shops (P29)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Participants who complete our program will be: in safe and secure housing; prepared to successfully enter the workforce; they will be provided with assistance to either find employment or establish their own business using new found skills; they will able to establish and maintain a household budget and will have taken the key steps toward becoming self-sufficient and financially stable. We use the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire which asks clients to rate their satisfaction with their physical and mental health, safety, financial situation, access to transportation, capacity for work, conditions of their living place, and other areas of their life. Through this we can gain a sense of the improvement our clients feel they are experiencing in their quality of life. At intake, we work with clients to establish stability and financial security goals and plans to achieve their goals using a Goal Attainment Survey (GAS).

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?

Fashion and Economic Development

A 12-mionth program that follows a structured syllabus, teaching not only sewing skills, but also basic financial skills, resume writing and employment etiquette. Skills learned are transferable to other jobs and situations, making students capable of self-employment, or employment in the larger job market.
Sewing skills learned include overall understanding of basic sewing machine use, special stitches and zipper installation, cutting fabric, making buttonholes and interfaces, understanding and selecting fabric, basic mathematics such as
subtraction and multiplication for use with patterns. Student projects will include aprons, blouses, skirts, pants, dresses. Students together will create a wedding gown. Students final project will be to sew their own
graduation gown.

Population(s) Served

House dedicated to women who are in recovery from addiction and are in good standing with TenderLove Community Center's programs.

Population(s) Served

free financial literacy sessions to enhance our clients’ knowledge about managing financial resources and commitments effectively – in the process of gaining the confidence, knowledge, and skills needed to make effective financial decisions and achieve financial independence and well-being. The training sessions cover various financial skills, including setting financial goals, budgeting, saving, spending, borrowing, using credit, building & credit repair, investing, and identity theft.

Population(s) Served

provides the techniques and skills to achieve the things our clients can be proud of, recognize the challenges and learn how to approach them with a positive attitude to get a better outcome in any situation we may face.

Population(s) Served


TenderLove Community Center is committed to its mission of helping individuals to achieve stable, self-supporting lives for themselves and their families. We are happy to introduce to our program Parenting Support & Education in partnership with MCH Family Outreach.

We educate parents on the fundamentals of child development in this program so they may set reasonable expectations for their kids.
We provide information to parents about local services that address parenting and family difficulties.
We support parents in identifying and utilizing their parenting strengths.
We show parents how to handle and rectify inappropriate behavior as well as appropriate, non-aggressive discipline.


Population(s) Served

Every client at entry completes Goal Attainment Scales, to discover for themselves and provide information to our case workers, what their biggest needs are and what it will take to fill them. As they progress in the program, these are reviewed, checked off, and re-written, making it possible to individualize our entire program and answer the actual needs of our clients, rather than presumed needs of a general population

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Women and girls
Immigrants and migrants
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged people
Women and girls
Immigrants and migrants
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged people
Women and girls
Immigrants and migrants
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged people
Women and girls
Immigrants and migrants
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged people
Women and girls
Immigrants and migrants
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Awards

Non-profit Leader of the Year, Honorable Mention 2014

New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness

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 clients passing job skill competency exams or assessments after completing course

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Fashion and Economic Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Fashion and Economic Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients still working after 12 months

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Fashion and Economic Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people no longer couch surfing or doubling up with others as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Women and girls, Seniors, Multiracial people

Related Program

Fashion and Economic Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of computer literacy/skills/technology courses conducted

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

Women and girls, Seniors, People with psychosocial disabilities

Related Program

Fashion and Economic Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our program not only teach people how to use computer to write resume, but being able to trouble shoot and repair computer plus how to build a website and make money using technology in a meaning way.

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

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

Women and girls, Adults, Multiracial people

Related Program

Fashion and Economic Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We partner with Nusenda Credit Union and BBVA Compass Bank to make this work and get our clients ready to own a business and stay on top of their finances

Number of participants reporting no relapse 6 months post-program

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

Women and girls, Adults, Multiracial people

Related Program

Fashion and Economic Development

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We use the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire. At intake, we work with clients to establish stability and financial security goals and plans to achieve their goals using a GAS.

Number of participants that follow counseling recommendations

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Fashion and Economic Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients satisfied with employment training services

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Fashion and Economic Development

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

To Empower homeless, near homeless and low income women to achieve stable self-supporting lives for themselves and their families.
To light in them a creative spark that will help them heal and strengthen their spirit
To help these women learn skills they can use in life and in the job market

12-month program curriculum that teaches women independence and self-reliance using sewing as the platform
Day shelter: a warm safe place for women with lunches served daily and opportunity to do creative projects
Art therapy: help women tap into their creative side and rekindle their spirit through fabric arts
Job training: our sewing program teaches a broad array of skills: Our sewing program teaches a broad array of skills. Lessons include overall understanding of basic sewing machine use, special stitches and zipper installation, cutting fabric, making buttonholes and interfaces, understanding and selecting fabric. Student projects will include aprons, blouses, skirts, pants, and dresses. Students together will create a wedding gown. Students final project will be to each sew their own graduation gown.
Providing financial literacy, reading, ESL and job readiness training

Our facility has a large room with over 20 sewing machines, a serger and an embroidery machine, as well as cutting tables, irons and ironing boards, etc. We have a large collection of fabrics that have been donated to us that our client/students can use to practice.
We have 4 volunteer seamstresses who work directly with each of our students. Our Executive Director has a wide network of organizations serving homeless and low income women, and is able to make referrals for our clients to meet their needs.We partner with reading and financial literacy training programs.

Eight women graduated from TenderLove's sewing program in October, 2014. Fifteen were enrolled at the beginning of our 2014/15 program year, with an addition 10 joining subsequently.
Our students report raised confidence, excitement at the production of items such as aprons, pillows, blouses, skirts. Each item our students make is proof to them that they are capable of something. For some of these women, this is hugely important.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

TENDERLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 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

0.00

Average of 0.00 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12.8

Average of 2.4 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 1% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

TENDERLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of TENDERLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER’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 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$19,290 -$5,610 $750,651
As % of expenses -6.0% -1.4% 105.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$19,290 -$5,610 $735,546
As % of expenses -6.0% -1.4% 101.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $303,330 $396,899 $1,460,768
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 30.8% 268.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 23.9% 28.9% 90.4%
All other grants and contributions 76.1% 71.1% 9.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $322,620 $402,509 $710,117
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 24.8% 76.4%
Personnel 16.9% 17.7% 49.6%
Professional fees 0.2% 6.0% 7.9%
Occupancy 33.0% 35.7% 1.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 2.9%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 49.9% 40.6% 38.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $322,620 $402,509 $725,222
One month of savings $26,885 $33,542 $59,176
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $349,505 $436,051 $784,398

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.3 1.7 12.8
Months of cash and investments 2.3 1.7 12.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.3 1.7 12.8
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022
Cash $61,044 $55,434 $757,474
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $61,044 $55,434 $757,474
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $61,044 $55,434 $757,474

Key data checks

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

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

Founder / CEO

Mrs. Debbie Johnson

Debbie Is a Healthcare professional with over 20 years of experience in both clinical care and Healthcare Management experience. She has been recognized for her ability to work with very diverse clients and staff, and for outstanding skills in assessing needs, recommending sensible solutions and effectively managing and motivating staff to implement quality care in a spirit of collaboration. Debbie came to the U.S. from Nigeria to visit an uncle but soon found herself homeless. Due to her experiences with homelessness, Ms. Johnson recognized that everyone has a unique story, and deserves a chance to rise above the traumatic experiences that have left them homeless. Consequently, she developed this 12-month sewing curriculum to teach a marketable skill and build self-sufficiency.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

TENDERLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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TENDERLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER

Board of directors
as of 12/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mrs Tommie Bedford

Retired School Teacher

Term: 2024 - 2016

Tommie Bedford

Jules Flores

Nina Martinez

Emily Dunn

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/7/2023

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data