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Quincy Community Action Programs Inc.

 1509 Hancock Street
 Quincy, MA 02169
[P] (617) 479-8181
[F] (617) 479-7228
WWW.QCAP.ORG
[email protected]
Susan Harrington
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INCORPORATED: 1965
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2391348

LAST UPDATED: 02/10/2016
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Through public and private partnerships we endeavor to assist families and individuals in our communities to improve the quality of their lives by minimizing the effects of poverty, promoting self-sufficiency, and advocating for social change.

Mission Statement

Through public and private partnerships we endeavor to assist families and individuals in our communities to improve the quality of their lives by minimizing the effects of poverty, promoting self-sufficiency, and advocating for social change.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2014 to Sept 30, 2015
Projected Income $20,076,723.00
Projected Expense $20,165,116.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Greater Quincy Financial REACH Center
  • QCAP's Emergency Food Center
  • QCAP's Head Start Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Through public and private partnerships we endeavor to assist families and individuals in our communities to improve the quality of their lives by minimizing the effects of poverty, promoting self-sufficiency, and advocating for social change.

Background Statement

In 1964, with the backdrop of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement, Quincy Mayor Della Chiesa appointed 24 residents to form the Quincy Community Action Organization (QCAO) to “extend economic opportunities to the citizens of Quincy.” In March 1965, the Board of Directors held the first meeting of the organization and in May, QCAO was officially incorporated. Its first President was William J. Trifone, and first Executive Director was Russell O’Connell. For 50 years, Quincy Community Action has been the leading anti-poverty service provider in the Greater Quincy region. From our humble roots, we continue to work side-by-side with residents, leaders, and partners to ensure that the needs of our community’s most impoverished are being met. This includes basic needs such as food and nutrition, fuel assistance, affordable housing, quality early education and care, adult education and workforce development, and financial education. Today, Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) has expanded programs to reach a service area consisting of more than 80 communities. Annually, approximately 20,000 unduplicated people benefit from QCAP services.


Impact Statement

QCAP is proud to celebrate many accomplishments in this past year including:
 
In 2015, QCAP celebrates 50 years of service to the community. QCAP commemorated its 50th anniversary with a special reception and awards ceremony at the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy. US Congressman Stephen F. Lynch served as the keynote speaker;
 
QCAP recently launched the Greater Quincy Financial REACH Center, providing intensive, long-term, individualized job coaching and placement, and financial education.
 
As part of its triennial federal monitoring review, QCAP’s Head Start Program was found in 100% compliance in all rating measures and received high range CLASS™ scores in two out of three domains and middle range scores on the third domain. As a result, QCAP’s Head Start is one of the most highly rated quality and early education and care programs in the region.
 
In the past year, QCAP underwent its triennial monitoring review by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Northeast Institute for Quality Community Action (NIQCA). QCAP received the highest score in NIQCA's 10 year history with high praise for the quality of our management and services. 

Needs Statement

As public funding continues to diminish, QCAP works with foundations, businesses, and other donors to close our funding gap. The funds not only preserve our high-quality programs and services, but we continually work to enhance our services to better meet the needs of our community.
 
QCAP relies on the dedication of our volunteers to help us carry out our mission. Volunteers include those at our: Emergency Food Center, helping to unload food deliveries and stock our pantry; Greater Quincy Financial REACH Center, providing resume writing and mock interview workshops, money management and budget counseling, and volunteer tax assistance; Adult Education Programs, providing tutoring and support; Head Start; multilingual interpretation and translation; and other supportive services at QCAP.
 
 

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
QCAP serves 20,000 unduplicated individuals from 80 communities throughout Massachusetts. Our core service area includes Quincy, Weymouth, Braintree, Milton, Hull, and surrounding South Shore, Norfolk County, and Metro Boston communities.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
  2. Education - Adult Education
  3. Housing, Shelter - Housing Support

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Greater Quincy Financial REACH Center

The Greater Quincy Financial REACH Center, the first-of-its-kind center on the South Shore, helps individuals and families toward more secure financial futures by providing multiple services including financial education and coaching, credit counseling and repair, education and job readiness training, job search support and referrals, and free tax preparation.
Budget  --
Category  Employment, General/Other
Population Served Adults College Aged (18-26 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  -
Program Long-Term Success  -
Program Success Monitored By  -
Examples of Program Success  -

QCAP's Emergency Food Center

Throughout our 50 years, QCAP has been a mainstay of Southwest Quincy and surrounding communities. Today, the Emergency Food Center is the largest food pantry in the Greater Quincy area, open five days a week and with evening hours to accommodate working families. The Food Center provides healthy and nutritious food, including fresh fruits, vegetables, and produce, and helps families with menu planning, assuring that families can still put healthy food on the table, even on a limited budget. Thanks to our partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank and local grocers, QCAP can provide clients with a variety of healthy options at a significantly reduced cost to the program. The Food Center also provides SNAP application assistance and advocacy. The Food Center also provides on-the-job training for those volunteers hoping to re-enter the workforce, and for students hoping to enter the workforce for the first time
Budget  --
Category  Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served At-Risk Populations Families
Program Short-Term Success  -
Program Long-Term Success  -
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QCAP's Head Start Program

QCAP’s Head Start program has evolved and expanded since our start 50 years ago. QCAP’s Head Start program, one of the most highly rated Head Start programs in New England, is an early childhood education and care program serving low-income children ages birth to five & their families. Hea Start not only provides quality early education and care for low-income children and their families, it also provides a nurturing, healthy, and stable environment for these children, many of whom face serious challenges and stresses in their home life. All students are low-income, some of have been homeless or are currently homeless. The high quality curriculum is tailored to meet their unique learning needs, offering a variety of learning experiences that include Mathematics, Science, Language and Literacy, Movement, Music, Creative Representation, Social Relations and Initiative. Services including education, health, nutrition, family support, and parent engagement services that are essential to ensuring that children, especially low-income students, are prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn and have a solid foundation to promote their success in later learning. The program also supports families in meeting their goals toward self-sufficiency.
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Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  -
Program Long-Term Success  -
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  -

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Beth Ann Strollo
CEO Term Start Mar 1984
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Beth Ann Strollo, Chief Executive Director, has been working at a management level at QCAP for nearly 30 years. She has served as Executive Director/Chief Executive Office since 1999 and was previously QCAP’s Associate Director and Fiscal Director. Ms. Strollo is responsible for oversight of all of QCAP

and has been directly responsible for overseeing the growth of QCAP services from a $4 million

budget in 1984 to a $20 million budget today. She has overseen the implementation of past Adult Education & Workforce Development grants and directly managed the financial operations of

the Adult Education & Workforce Development program from 1984 to 2003. She is immediate past President of the Massachusetts Association for Community Action, a member of the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) Board of Directors, serves on the state’s Department of Early Education & Care (EEC) Advisory Council and is a member of the South Shore Workforce Investment Board. She is a founding and past Board member of Quincy Asian Resources Inc. (QARI), and past member of the Quincy Fair Housing Committee. Ms. Strollo began her career in the field of public accounting at Coopers & Lybrand. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business

Administration from Wittenberg University and is a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Community Action Programs

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

As the area’s lead anti-poverty agency for 50 years, our strength has been connecting clients to the myriad of resources to help meet their needs. QCAP’s broad range of partnerships is significant to what we do & how we carry out our mission. QCAP engages in formal & significant collaborations with more than 150 organizations, including: Nonprofit Organizations; Faith-based Organizations; Housing Authorities; Federal, State, and Local Government; Businesses/Corporations; Consortiums; School Districts & Private/Public Schools; Post-secondary Education/Training Institutions/Programs; Financial/Banking Institutions; Health Service Institutions & Statewide Associations.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 85
Number of Part Time Staff 66
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 80%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 10
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 13
Caucasian: 124
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 136
Male: 15
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Josephine E. Shea
Board Chair Company Affiliation Appointed by Mayor Thomas P. Koch, Mayor of Quincy
Board Chair Term Apr 2011 - Apr 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Debbie Abrahams-Alves Councilor Brad Croall Voting
Maureen Ayers Atlantic Neighborhood Voting
Reverend Sheldon W. Bennett United First Parish Church Voting
Michael J. Berry Councilor Margaret E. Laforest Voting
Paul Connolly Southwest Quincy Neighborhood Voting
Janet Crowley Councilor Kevin F. Coughlin Voting
Judith E. Farmer Bank of Canton Voting
Stephanie Glennon Councilor Brian F. McNamee Voting
Tahlia Gunter Head Start Policy Council Voting
May Lam Germantown Neighborhood Voting
Kevin Matta Germantown Neighborhood Voting
Timothy McAloon Councilor Kirsten L. Hughes Voting
Barbara Morris Quincy Point Neighborhood Voting
Douglas W. Moseley Mayor Susan M. Kay, Mayor of Weymouth Voting
James B. Murdoch Stop & Shop Supermarket Company Voting
Linda Perry Councilor Brian Palmucci Voting
Frank Poon Quincy Asian Resources Voting
Josephine E. Shea Mayor Thomas P. Koch, Mayor of Quincy Voting
Geoffrey P. Wermuth Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 16
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 11
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 89%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2014 to Sept 30, 2015
Projected Income $20,076,723.00
Projected Expense $20,165,116.00
Form 990s

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

Audit Documents

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

2012 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $20,717,238 $19,002,429 $18,526,162
Total Expenses $20,666,268 $18,734,374 $18,676,481

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$17,814,849 $16,163,849 $16,197,540
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $365,768 $303,868 $224,975
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $1,869,450 $1,946,157 $1,624,160
Investment Income, Net of Losses $80,318 $206,518 $59,152
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- $43,767
Revenue In-Kind $586,853 $382,037 $376,568
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $20,397,856 $18,431,081 $18,359,276
Administration Expense $206,438 $241,068 $262,612
Fundraising Expense $61,974 $62,225 $54,593
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 1.01 0.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses 99% 98% 98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $13,854,076 $13,630,396 $14,104,158
Current Assets $4,092,063 $3,422,818 $3,391,393
Long-Term Liabilities $9,010,023 $9,286,892 $9,556,753
Current Liabilities $2,345,959 $1,896,380 $2,368,336
Total Net Assets $2,498,094 $2,447,124 $2,179,069

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.74 1.80 1.43

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 65% 68% 68%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's audited financials. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Impact

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