Onslow County Partnership for Children, Inc. dba as One Place

Creating Hope For Families

aka OCPC   |   Jacksonville, NC   |
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Onslow County Partnership for Children, Inc. dba as One Place

EIN: 56-2058409


Formerly known as the Onslow County Partnership for Children (OCPC), One Place is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has been serving families of Onslow County and surrounding communities for more than 20 years. By partnering with community and government organizations, we strive to improve the lives of children and families by connecting them with high-quality resources for child care, early education, and child abuse prevention and intervention.

Ruling year info



Dawn Rochelle

Main address

900 Dennis Rd

Jacksonville, NC 28546 USA

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Subject area info

Early childhood education

Human services management

Family services

Population served info

Children and youth




NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (P02)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

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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?

North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program

One Place is the contractor for NC Pre-Kindergarten, a state-funded, high-quality program designed to enhance school readiness for at-risk eligible 4-year-old children. NC Pre-Kindergarten has a proven track record in North Carolina. This high-quality early childhood program implements an evidence-based curriculum that aligns to the NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development and provides a comprehensive program that supports children’s development in approaches to play and learning, emotional and social development, health and physical development, language development and communication, and cognitive development.

Population(s) Served

One Place is the grantee for Early Head Start in our community. Early Head Start is a federal program regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Head Start, and serves families with children up to the age of three, and pregnant women that meet Head Start eligibility. The home-based program provides services to expectant women, focusing on prenatal health and child development and includes a monthly in-home visit utilizing a curriculum that increases knowledge in the areas of health, nutrition, safety, infant care, breastfeeding, and more. The Child Care Partnership program is funded to provide center-based services to children from 6-weeks to 3-years-old. Children are in a classroom setting Monday through Friday and participate in planned activities to support each child’s individual development using the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. Children’s growth and development are tracked through formative assessments with goals for each child.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

One Place created a high-quality preschool program modeled after the successful NC Pre-Kindergarten program to serve eligible 3-year-old children and provide them with an additional year of preschool that would improve school readiness through Smart Start Dual Subsidy funding. Teachers and teacher assistants must meet strong educational requirements and participate in technical assistance and professional development coaching throughout the year. Nearly half of the children served in Three School participated in NC Pre-Kindergarten the following year.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

School readiness begins at birth. Our Early Literacy & Learning program works to increase knowledge on the importance of language and daily reading to young children in our community. Children that are exposed to language and print-rich home and preschool environments are more likely to be reading on grade level at the end of third grade. Our county is participating in the NC Pathways to Grade Level Reading program and our literacy programs such as Story Walks in the Parks, Little Free Libraries, and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library increase access to books for children. We work daily through our programs and community education to share the importance of child development and the First 2000 Days of a child’s life. Our highly interactive program reaches thousands of children in our community annually.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In Onslow County, many parents and early educators struggle to find the resources to help their children thrive. Child Care Resource & Referral Services (CCR&R) staff listen to their needs, provide guidance, and make connections to community programs and resources that benefit children. Staff work to educate parents on the First 2000 days and the importance of choosing high-quality preschool and child care facilities that support the healthy development of children in order for children to be healthy, safe and nurtured, and ready for school and learning. Education is provided to increase knowledge and help parents understand the NC Quality Ratings Improvement System and licensure process. Consumer information helps parents better recognize and choose the best facility for their family. CCR&R offers an extensive training program for educators and community members to strengthen and increase knowledge of the early childhood workforce.

Population(s) Served

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Onslow County provides comprehensive services responding to allegations of physical abuse and sexual abuse of children from birth to 17. The CAC is where hope and healing begin for children and families that experience child abuse trauma in their lives by putting the needs of the victim first. These services include specialized interviews, sensitive medical exams, advocacy, and links to evidence-based mental health services and other referrals to improve the lives of children and their families in our community. The Child Advocacy Center staff partners with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver these comprehensive services. The CAC is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. Our primary strategic goal is the reduction of child abuse and neglect in our community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Families deserve to trust that the child care facility that they select for their children is high quality. The Technical Assistance (TA) Team at One Place supports the coaching, mentoring, and professional development of early educators (teachers and administrators) in our community. The team provides resources, increases knowledge, and supports the implementation process for improving early education environments for children and their families. The TA Team utilizes the Technical Assistance Coaching Model to partner with educators to develop strategic plans that utilize pre-assessments, identified plans for improvement, coaching, and follow-up with post-assessments to document program growth. The goal of technical assistance is to improve and sustain quality as demonstrated through the NC Star Rated Licensing Program. These services impact young children, their teachers, and families across our community.

Population(s) Served

One Place executes a strategic campaign designed to increase community awareness of early childhood programs and services that work to enhance the early childhood system of care. We partner with individuals and community stakeholders to increase knowledge of programs and services needed that provide children with access to services that promote their healthy development. Community events such as our Diamonds and Denim Fundraising Benefit, Back Porch Chats, and Foundations for Resilience programming bring hundreds of community members and businesses together to talk about the needs of children and how working together is essential to ensure that all children are healthy, safe and nurtured, and learning and ready to succeed.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 children served

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

This total includes children participating in, DPIL, Child Care Resource & Referrals, Preschool Programs, the Child Advocacy Center and adults participating in Training and Technical Assistance.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Onslow County Partnership for Children dba One Place, works to strengthen children, connect families to high-quality resources and end child abuse.

Strategies for making our goals happen include training all staff around trauma informed practices, incorporating strategic priorities to ensure alignment of expansion efforts and sustainability of the organization, and building a culture of philanthropy with staff and community partners.

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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Onslow County Partnership for Children, Inc. dba as One Place
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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


Average of 88.72 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


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

Onslow County Partnership for Children, Inc. dba as One Place

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Onslow County Partnership for Children, Inc. dba as One Place

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Onslow County Partnership for Children, Inc. dba as One Place

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Onslow County Partnership for Children, Inc. dba as One Place’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 -$117,391 $228,625 -$607,672 $687,360 -$394,130
As % of expenses -1.0% 2.1% -5.2% 5.6% -3.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$117,391 $228,625 -$607,672 $687,360 -$394,130
As % of expenses -1.0% 2.1% -5.2% 5.6% -3.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $12,252,758 $11,060,527 $11,645,747 $12,257,372 $12,255,030
Total revenue, % change over prior year -35.5% -9.7% 5.3% 5.3% 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.3% 1.2% 1.1% 0.6% 1.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 97.0% 97.0% 91.7% 97.5% 96.1%
All other grants and contributions 1.8% 1.1% 0.9% 1.8% 2.7%
Other revenue 0.9% 0.6% 6.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $12,341,566 $10,906,130 $11,635,003 $12,299,904 $12,579,278
Total expenses, % change over prior year -34.1% -11.6% 6.7% 5.7% 2.3%
Personnel 29.4% 33.7% 33.6% 33.3% 32.6%
Professional fees 1.2% 2.6% 3.3% 2.3% 6.2%
Occupancy 3.6% 4.2% 4.2% 2.9% 2.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 59.7% 51.9% 51.7% 55.2% 50.7%
All other expenses 6.0% 7.6% 7.2% 6.3% 7.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $12,341,566 $10,906,130 $11,635,003 $12,299,904 $12,579,278
One month of savings $1,028,464 $908,844 $969,584 $1,024,992 $1,048,273
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $13,370,030 $11,814,974 $12,604,587 $13,324,896 $13,627,551

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.4
Months of cash and investments 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.2 0.5 -0.1 0.5 0.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $619,751 $800,509 $780,647 $779,957 $457,793
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $2,097 $3,240 $5,603 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 4.6% 1.2% 5.8% 10.2%
Unrestricted net assets $250,457 $479,082 -$128,590 $558,770 $164,640
Temporarily restricted net assets $371,391 $297,163 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $371,391 $297,163 $915,579 $185,687 $255,568
Total net assets $621,848 $776,245 $786,989 $744,457 $420,208

Key data checks

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


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Dawn Rochelle

Dawn Rochelle has served as the Chief Executive Officer of One Place since 2001. During her tenure, the organization has diversified funding from reliance on one funding stream to a portfolio of local grants, state and federal grants, private foundation grants and annual private giving. The organization established an endowment in 2018 as it looks to their future in service to their community. The organization has maintained clean audits during Mrs. Rochelle’s leadership and continually works to strengthen processes, policies and procedures. The organization has a strong history of serving other like nonprofits regionally with accounting and contracting services (12 additional 501c3s currently) and is called upon by other nonprofits and funders to provide guidance in transitions.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Onslow County Partnership for Children, Inc. dba as One Place

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

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Onslow County Partnership for Children, Inc. dba as One Place

Board of directors
as of 02/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Julia Collins

Community Volunteer

Term: 2022 -

Michael Brown

Bank of America

Rev. Joel Churchwell

Sandy Run Missionary Church

Ashley Smith

Department of Defense Schools

Staci Davis

YMCA, Youth Development Program Director

Daisy Haywood

Community Volunteer; Retired Law Enforcement Officer

Mary Hendrickson

Community Volunteer, Retired DODEA Educator

Brian Kelly

City Government, Fire Marshal

Senatra Spearmon

County Government, Public Librarian

Elizabeth Thomas

Treasurer: Retired Educator

Kathryn Wessell

Licensed Child Care Program Director, Catalyst Child Care

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 1/20/2023

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
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data


Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/20/2023

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

  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.


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