COMMUNITY ARTS EXPERIENCE (C.A.E.)

Teach. Train. Transform.

aka C.A.E. Education & Training Center, Inc. (CAEETC)   |   Farrell, PA   |  www.caeww.com

Mission

Community Arts Experience (C.A.E.) 501(c)(3) charitable organization delivers an alternative learning and training system that empowers individuals to transform culture holistically. C.A.E. provides evidence-based programs and services to equip children ages 7-17, parents, and adults with the education, skills, and moral compass to flourish in their communities across generations. C.A.E. partners with local businesses, nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies to provide access to childcare, transportation, affordable housing, mental health and substance support services, food accessibility, and education courses to improve the quality of life, family, and community.

Notes from the nonprofit

2013 - 2016 Agency Restructure: Initiated in July 2013, and upon the recommendation of B.J. Pleasant, C.A.E. underwent a strategic restructuring of operations and services to establish a stronger business footprint to reduce the levels of direct competition, increase efficiency, and produce healthier finances. Upon the unanimous approval of the Board of Directors, aggressive fundraising & programming activities were temporarily suspended until the restructuring of the agency was complete. The organization relaunch was initiated in 2016. A Note from the CEO: As you work your way through your decision-making process, please keep in mind that while your presence may be circumstantial during the program, the positive impact generated by your contribution will last a lifetime for each participant. We appreciate your support and hope that you will become a part of each child's development through C.A.E. programming! B.J. Pleasant, Founder & CEO Community Arts Experience (C.A.E.)

Ruling year info

2009

Founder & CEO

Mrs. B.J. Pleasant

Main address

Corporate Office 927 Lee Ave.

Farrell, PA 16121 USA

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EIN

26-3257298

NTEE code info

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The conduct of today’s youth is a multi-faceted reflection of their homes and society's decline of moral values and unfavorable social conditions. Research on youth violence has increased our understanding that prolonged negative experiences produce toxic stress at an early age, contributing to society's social and moral degradation. We believe that without addressing the unresolved traumatic issues in a youth’s life, primarily as they manifest in habitual disengagement patterns and developing a value system toward the common good, youth will not take full advantage of opportunities in their lives. We can either create new opportunities and hope that a youth can succeed in them or work on developing individuals who will take advantage of new opportunities and overcome life’s adversities. We choose the latter!

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?

C.A.E.'s "Planet Rock" School Tour

C.A.E.’s ‘Planet Rock' School Tour initiative is our four-year project comprised of nine (9) fundamental workshops designed specifically to boost student achievement and provide a workforce development pipeline from education to job placement by seamlessly merging arts standards with core academic curricula. C.A.E.’s ‘Planet Rock’ School Tour initiative is designed to solve supplemental service needs for public, private and charter schools – to include organizations and churches within C.A.E. service areas.

We explore specific models inclusive of civic and community engagement projects, career and technical education programs of study, entrepreneurship, arts-infused learning activities and family engagement capacity-building mandate. These offerings are designed to entice students organically, by creating an attractive, relatable environment through combined family-friendly entertainment and inter-generational technology that is conducive and engaging to both learning and well-being.

Monetary and professional incentives are offered through our work-study program, scholarships, internal employment opportunities, earned certifications and self-serving personal achievement through the completion of student projects and products.

The general scope of this project is built on four dynamic pillars:

1. Responsive & Positive Interventions and Supports
2. Holistic Approach to Learning
3. College Planning & Workforce and Career Development
4. Parent + Family Engagement

For more information and a complete listing of workshops, please visit www.caeww.com/planetrock

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Parents

C.A.E.'s Prep 4 Work is a nationwide workforce solution modernized for a tech generation. A one-stop resource to prepare, maintain and advance employability skills into employment opportunities.

Our solutions-driven approach connects people to career preparation, skills training, and housing while also, connecting job-seekers to certification programs, college, and work. Our innovative workforce and technology solutions empower schools, job-seekers, and workforce partners in the development of the next generation of community leaders across the nation.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Veterans
Adults
Adolescents
Social and economic status

C.A.E.'s Divergent Project employs The National Curriculum and Training Institute (NCTI) Crossroads® Cognitive-Behavioral Change System to teach pro-social behaviors through an interactive learning process. The curriculum focuses on the relationship between values, attitudes, and behaviors as they relate to the decision making process.

Crossroads® evidence-based curricula are delivered in a group format, and follow a precise sequence that leads participants from a general level of discussion to a specific behavioral commitment. This general-to-specific movement accomplishes five important goals:

1. Enables individuals to see the process as relevant to themselves
2. Adapts the process to the participant’s own learning style by including interactive exercises that require full participation
3. Expands personal comfort zones and expectations
4. Internalizes information and helps participants practice pro-social skills
5. Enhances the opportunity for personal discovery

Workshop topics include:

Adult Curricula
• Anger Management
• Cognitive Life Skills
• Domestic Violence
• Drugs & Alcohol
• DUI
• Felony Offenses
• JOBTEC
• Misdemeanor Offenses
• Substance Abuse Intervention

Juvenile Curricula
• Anger Management
• Cognitive Life Skills
• Drugs & Alcohol
• Gang Involvement
• High-Risk Offender
• Misdemeanor Offenses
• Shoplifting
• Traffic Safety
• Truancy

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Incarcerated people
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Adolescents

The Arts-In-Motion (AIM): Dance Edition workshop is C.A.E.'s featured workshop within our health & fitness division.

C.A.E.'s AIM 16-Week Workshop is a fun-filled holistic approach to learning health, wellness, and fitness education to combat childhood obesity and reduce the rates of chronic disease and untimely deaths. Participants will be introduced to health, nutrition and fitness courses, and a series of choreographed dance routines incorporating training aids to assist in meeting individualized fitness goals. Participants will learn healthy eating and document meals and daily physical activities in their own personalized food and fitness journals. Through cognitive behavioral group sessions, participants will gain insight into the differences between values, attitudes and behaviors in order to identify actions needed to improve interpersonal and intrapersonal situations.

Final Project:
For the end-of-workshop final project, participants will have an opportunity to present a prop-filled, high-intensity choreographed dance performance to the community. LED-Lit POI balls and jump ropes, hula hoops, basketballs, and other training aids will add to the excitement of the show while demonstrating the students' level of dexterity.

Lastly, a reality-based web series will be developed from this workshop that will air in six 15-minute episodes on the World Wide Web. This web series will promote healthy lifestyle choices and highlight the progress and performance of the participants from the weekly sessions to the production recording of their choreographed dance performance final project.

An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the showcase to recognize and reward students for their class participation and physical fitness goal accomplishments.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

C.A.E.’s Students Taking Ownership Mentoring Project (S.T.O.M.P.) is a prevention program designed to combat all forms of violence and positively impact youth grades 5 -12, their families, and ultimately the community at large.

Services are offered in a safe and productive environment (S.T.O.M.P. Safe HUB) where participating youth and their families are encouraged to be introspective, empowered to lead, and equipped to address the mental, social, and economic triggers that attribute to violent behaviors.

S.T.O.M.P. has four overarching project goals to address risk factors associated with youth violence:
1. Increase community awareness of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), resilience, and trauma-informed care.
2. Develop moral reasoning through biblical principles, faith-driven engagement activities, and peer-led initiatives.
3. Break cycles of adversity through reverse and peer group mentoring creating an efficient holistic system of care for youth and their families.
4. Create safe spaces for youth where they can come together, engage in activities, and express themselves in a healthy and respectable manner.

As a prevention program, the primary goal is to stop violence before it begins by employing a nondenominational faith-based model that will affect the factors that influence violence.

Four youth-led community incubators will educate and empower S.T.O.M.P. Ambassador Leaders to raise the awareness of issues that affect their communities and enable them to facilitate deliberate action plans and strategic solutions to deter violence.

Evidence-based and data-driven programs and services will provide holistic support by offering consistent mentorship, advocacy, and arts-infused education that encourages positive emotional, spiritual, and social development for youth participants, and proven support systems for their families.

The anticipated outcomes of the program will be realized over six phases. The success of those outcomes will be measured by several evaluation methods including self-evaluation surveys, interviews, forms, and forms over time, against a pre-determined set of criteria (Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Participants that graduate from the program are assessed on a semi-annual basis.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Awards

Outstanding Community Service Award 2012

NAACP

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 who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth

Related Program

C.A.E.'s "Planet Rock" School Tour

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Students' growth and development was guided through the cognitive and affective domains of learning.

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

C.A.E.'s "Planet Rock" School Tour

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Scantron test results showed an overall combined average increase of 34% in Science, Reading, and Math after only one year of program implement.

Number of links and collaborations with external organizations that support student learning and its priority tasks

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

Age groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Students Taking Ownership Mentoring Project (S.T.O.M.P.)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

C.A.E. is comprised of community professionals dedicated to educating & empowering the under-served population within their communities.

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

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

Age groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Students Taking Ownership Mentoring Project (S.T.O.M.P.)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings, Operation Lighthouse Project Substance Abuse Monthly Informational Forums, and annual trauma training.

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

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

Children and youth

Related Program

C.A.E.'s "Planet Rock" School Tour

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Over 300 girls from 5 school districts ranging from ages 7-14 were exposed to interactive technology and S.T.E.M. in the Girls`ology technical program, sponsored by Camp Tech Inc.

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Arts-N-Motion: Dance Edition

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

1) Acquired the education and skills needed to make positive decisions that support proper nutrition and physical activity. 2) Established positive, goal-directed behavior patterns.

Number of children who have the ability to use eye-hand coordination, strength, and motor control to use age-appropriate tools and utensils effectively

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Arts-N-Motion: Dance Edition

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Students' growth and development was guided through the psycho motor domain of learning. Used movement imaginatively, responding to stimuli, including music, and performed basic skills.

Number of children able to exercise appropriate control in independent and group activities

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Arts-N-Motion: Dance Edition

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Demonstrated appropriate peer relations, cooperative learning and assertiveness through facilitated group sessions which lasted 1.5 Hrs., one day per week.

Number of students at or above a 90% attendance rate

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Arts-N-Motion: Dance Edition

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of students receiving personal instruction and feedback about their performance

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Arts-N-Motion: Dance Edition

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Deployed Assessments: - Social & Emotional development Assessments (ACEs & Resilience Questionnaire) - Health & Fitness Assessments - Entrance & Exit Surveys - Peer-to-Peer Assessments

Number of parents, community members, and non-teaching staff helping to set goals for the school

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Arts-N-Motion: Dance Edition

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Reconcile assessment data for program improvement by translating survey results into measures of success.

Number of parents/guardians engaged in student activities

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

Adults, Parents

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

According to evaluation results, parents/guardian we serve experience persistently high rates of trauma, causing a lower number of engagement.

Number of students enrolled

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Substance abusers

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of works developed

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Students Taking Ownership Mentoring Project (S.T.O.M.P.)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2019 - Arts-N-Motion Show: 4 Web series on Amazon Fire & Roku streaming devices. 2011 - C.A.E.'s 'Phat Albert' Original Musical Production. 2010 - C.A.E.'s Adaptation of 'The Wiz'

Number of youth who demonstrate critical thinking skills (e.g., reasoning, analysis)

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Arts-N-Motion: Dance Edition

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Identified actions needed to improve interpersonal situations

Number of youth-led community service projects

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

Social and economic status, Health

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Students Taking Ownership Mentoring Project (S.T.O.M.P.)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Students assisted One Kingdom Ministries Feed 5,000 weekly Drive-Thru distribution from June to October 2020.

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

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

Work status and occupations

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Students Taking Ownership Mentoring Project (S.T.O.M.P.)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

C.A.E. Champion Leaders completed Trauma Basics training in preparation for 2021 STOMP cycle.

Number of teachers recruited

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

Work status and occupations

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Students Taking Ownership Mentoring Project (S.T.O.M.P.)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Mentors and community partners recruited for the CAE STOMP initiative.

Number of hours of training

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

Teachers, Artists and performers, Domestic workers, Emergency responders, Self-employed people

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Students Taking Ownership Mentoring Project (S.T.O.M.P.)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Trauma-informed and technical training of all staff and community partners.

Number of consulting projects completed

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

Working poor

Related Program

C.A.E.'s Students Taking Ownership Mentoring Project (S.T.O.M.P.)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

New business start-up consulting

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Responsive & Positive Interventions & Supports: a) Offer a positive and fun-filled professional environment b) Value academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs c) Use arts-infused strategies for teaching appropriate behaviors.

Holistic Programming: a) Deploy combined strategies of arts-infused technical instruction to provide unique educational experiences; reflecting the highest standards of both excellence and diversity.

College & Career Planning: a) Focus on college & career exploration activities and experiences. b) Incorporate multiple pathways to carry young people from middle school to adulthood through Life and Career Action Plans.

Family Engagement Mandate: a) Integrate the efforts of teachers, counselors, parents, and industry partners in order to achieve the best outcomes. b) Parent & Student capacity building enrichment activities and support

We explore specific models inclusive of civic engagement projects, career and technical education programs of study, family engagement, and art-based learning activities.

Students enjoy several arts-infused on-demand services delivered in a flexible schedule model, and small group interaction. Experienced and seasoned instructors work with youth and adult learners to create individual learning plans and students have the opportunity to learn how to “learn on-line” in a supportive lab environment where instruction is tailored to individual needs and pace. We also provide the assessment and counseling support needed to make sound educational decisions that are directly tied to sound educational and career development outcomes, their aspirations, and vision for their future.

C.A.E.'s combined strategies provide unique educational experiences in the arts; reflecting the highest standards of both excellence and diversity.

Our experience with alternative learning led us to analyze how community professionals could best work together to create a hub of education structure and develop anti-traditional strategies that would best benefit the individuals in dire need of the resources we provide. C.A.E. cultivates culturally responsive teaching, community experiential immersion, peer review accountability, cultural relevance, hands-on learning & community responsibility to reinforce learning outcomes.

Integrity
We remain true to our mission and work hard to provide high-quality programs and exceptional service to our participants and maximize our donors' support.

Leadership
To be a leader and a model in both programming and operations, we will embrace appropriate risk levels; we will foster an entrepreneurial spirit informed by inquisitiveness, due diligence, creativity, and responsible stewardship of our assets.

Innovation
We will be an innovative and agile organization; to this end, we will rely on strategic, collaborative approaches to initiate and support pioneering programs and workshops that break new ground.

Lasting Outcomes
We seek to advance new ideas and discoveries that address the root causes of fundamentals decline; we will define success by objectives linked to a significantly positive and lasting impact on individuals and the broader society.

Collaboration
We will work with and convene community leaders to develop and implement strategies that support innovation and bring new ideas and information to targeted groups; new collaboration areas will evolve as we continually reevaluate needs.

Core Values
We will bring to our workshops and seek in our relationships with others a commitment to, and belief in, empowering children and youth, adults, seniors, job seekers, and workforce partners to develop the next generation of ethical community leaders.

Learning
We will engage in arts-infused education and entrepreneurial approaches of continuous learning, hard work, and reassessment; we recognize that these qualities are essential to our mission's achievement.

Established in 2008, C.A.E. was created in response to the lack of alternative interactive learning programs and the resulting failing test scores in Northeast Ohio. C.A.E. was one of the first local organizations to recognize why children in underserved communities were impacted the most and the need for alternative curriculum. C.A.E. shares the mission of state mandated education but also aims to encourage youth and develop the skills and knowledge necessary for successful college entry, trade certificate, and entry-level employment by implementing art-infused youth and family-centered learning experiences.

C.A.E. initially began offering performing arts (Music, Theatre, and Dance) and business management programming for youth ages 13 through 18; however, after much research to effectively combat chronic absenteeism, behavioral problems, and low course grades, C.A.E. expanded services, programming and reach to impact a wider range of youth, young adult and seniors returning back to work, with the training and skills necessary to compete in a technology-driven work ecosystem.

After several years, our program delivery supported by student performance data uncovered skills gaps that we are uniquely suited to impact within the populations and an overall combined average increase of 34% in Science, Reading, and Math. The attendance rate increased from 92% to 97%.

Today, students enjoy several on-demand services delivered in a flexible schedule model, and small group interaction. C.A.E. has positioned and organized itself to fight against unemployment, high drop-out rates, obesity, and social justice. We have historically developed sustainable ways of becoming self-sufficient as the struggle continues for new generations in our low-income communities. Our vision is to continue our evolution into a Super Non-Profit with products, services, and solutions that cover the entire spectrum of economic development within underserved communities.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve children ages 7-17, parents, and adults. We target the underserved populations within the Pennsylvania and Ohio regions.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Community Arts Experience (CAE) incorporated an onboarding system to improve talent acquisition, decrease time to productivity, increase mentor retention rates, and promote better company culture.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Directs staff to do what is best for the community, while also doing what is best for the budget, helps to promote satisfaction and the feeling of reward for our volunteers, help “quantify” worth for funders, legitimizes our purpose in the public eye, and equips the board to make informed decisions about what is best for the organization going forward.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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COMMUNITY ARTS EXPERIENCE (C.A.E.)

Board of directors
as of 7/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Stephanie Patrick

Canton City Schools - Retired

Term: 2020 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mr. Randy Bond

RBC Inc. Consulting

Term: 2020 - 2023

Beverly Lewis

City of Massillon - Housing

Robert Williams

The Jesus Spot

Phyllis Bush

Encompass Consulting

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 04/12/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/10/2020

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.