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Strong Roots Youth Foundation (fiscally sponsored by Social Good Fund)

 29 Morse Avenue
 Brockton, MA 02301
[P] (508) 933-4231
[F] --
http://strongroots2007.wix.com/strong-roots-youth
revwilliewigginsjr@yahoo.com
Michael Pace
INCORPORATED: 2014
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 46-1323531

LAST UPDATED: 06/21/2016
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

"To help youths to tap into their GOD given natural abilities and talents and make the best choices in life in order to be great leaders!" Our goal is to instruct, advise, council, and redirect, them on the right path. We are on a mission to touch upon the lives of youths and young adults of all walks of life and give them an opportunity to get an education that will allow them to live a productive life.

WE ARE CREATING LEADERS!

Mission Statement

"To help youths to tap into their GOD given natural abilities and talents and make the best choices in life in order to be great leaders!" Our goal is to instruct, advise, council, and redirect, them on the right path. We are on a mission to touch upon the lives of youths and young adults of all walks of life and give them an opportunity to get an education that will allow them to live a productive life.

WE ARE CREATING LEADERS!


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Income $1,205,000.00
Projected Expense $826,680.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Fiscal Sponsorship

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Overview

Mission Statement

"To help youths to tap into their GOD given natural abilities and talents and make the best choices in life in order to be great leaders!" Our goal is to instruct, advise, council, and redirect, them on the right path. We are on a mission to touch upon the lives of youths and young adults of all walks of life and give them an opportunity to get an education that will allow them to live a productive life.

WE ARE CREATING LEADERS!


Background Statement

The Strong Roots Youth Foundation was established by Reverend Willie Wiggins Jr in 2014. The Strong Roots Organization is proud to assist in the guidance, development, teachings, and leadership of youths of all walks of life.

Our goal is to teach young adults and youths, life skills, respect towards all humanity, the importance of education, obeying the law and those in authority. We are seeking to help young adults and youths that are deprived but have the ambition and motivation to advance and improve their lives through education and proper mentoring through our program.

This year we will help change the lives of 12 young adults. Our goal is to get one person per month to join Strong Roots. We are seeking funding through private, public, and government funding. Your contributions will go toward achieving the goals of Strong Roots Youth Foundation.

Services we provide

We here at Strong Roots pride ourselves in the leadership, and creative work that we do as mentors of the young adults and youths that we deal with on a daily basis. We offer one on one counseling along with group counseling for troubled youths. We dedicate ourselves to educating young adults to the importance of respect for all of humanity, the importance of obeying those in authority (to include the law), and the importance of education.

• We teach life skills to youths and assist them in their everyday walk of life.

• We assist troubled youths ages 17 to 25 with obtaining their GED in order to get them into a prep school.

• We help them to get into a trade school or college.

• We relocate troubled youths to out of state programs to help get them out of gangs safely.

• We advocate for first time offenders of the law and partition the courts to give them a second chance by attending and completing our program.


Impact Statement

1. In 2015 we advocated for two youths (gang members who wanted to change) and who were first time offenders and the courts released them over to our program.
2. We assisted them in getting their GED and sent them to Job Corps (They graduate at the end of this year).
3. We got 6 youths off the streets of Boston (gangs) and into Trade schools.
4. Our goal for 2016 is to get 12 youths (gang members) off the streets of Boston (one per month). 
5. We plan on assisting 100 urban city youths to get into college ready programs. 
6. We will assist 100 urban city youths with financial assistance for books, college registration fees, and transportation (MBTA cards).
7. By the end of the year we will be into a new facility (building).
8. Develop relationships with more organizations that are similar to ours throughout the country in order to fulfill our mission.
 
 

Needs Statement

1. Youth training cost: $40,000 per month
2. Twelve iPads: $5000
3. Employee Payroll: $21,000 per month
4. Equipment: $10,000
5. Lease new facility: $30,000 year

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
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Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development NEC
  2. Human Services - Children's and Youth Services
  3. Youth Development - Youth Development NEC

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

Under Development

Programs

Fiscal Sponsorship

To further our charitable mission we help others start their philanthropic efforts by offering fiscal sponsorship opportunities.
Budget  $1,161,369.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success    
Program Long-Term Success 

Effective goal setting (including timelines), combined with a method to track progress and identify obstacles, contributes to success and bottom line results. Regularly tracking progress against performance goals and objectives also provides the opportunity to recognize and reward employees for performance and exceptional effort, contributing to job satisfaction and productivity. Clear visibility, regular individual analysis, and company-wide employee appraisals help identify competencies and skill gaps. With this valuable data in hand, we can identify training and development plans.

Program Success Monitored By 

· Aligning individual employee's day-to-day actions with strategic business objectives

· Providing visibility and clarifying accountability related to performance expectations

· Documenting individual performance to support client planning decisions

· Establishing focus for skill development and learning activity choices

· Creating documentation for legal purposes, to support decisions and reduce disputes

· Delivering regular relevant job feedback

· Setting and communicating clear performance expectations

Examples of Program Success  In 2015 we successfully provided and served over 150 youths to completed educational readiness programs. We assisted all of our Fiscal Sponsor partners to achieve their goals and had a 100% success rate.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Reverend Willie Wiggins Jr
CEO Term Start Jan 2014
CEO Email revwilliewigginsjr@yahoo.com
CEO Experience

Reverend Willie Wiggins worked as the Program Director of Stepping Stone Inc. Program in FL from 1995 to 2000 and Executive Directive from 2000 to 2003.

Reverend Willie Wiggins Jr, is a spiritually gifted minister of GOD, motivational speaker, author of 3 books, and president/founder of the Strong Roots Youth Foundation. He has a BBS degree in ministry (Aims University), Masters degree in psychology (Umass Boston) and BS degree in accounting, music, and business administration. Reverend Willie is originally from Boston Massachusetts and currently reside in Boston Ma where he established the Strong Roots Youth Foundation in 2014.

He now talks young adults, and youths out of a negative way of life that leads to a life of self-destruction. In the schools and universities, he is a motivational speaker, teaching and convincing the youths, and young adults how to overcome all obstacles in their path. He speaks to youths about staying in school, developing life skills, obeying those in authority, drinking and drugging and furthering their education.
Co-CEO Mr Michael Pace
Co-CEO Term Start Jan 2014
Co-CEO Email mdpace@socialgoodfund.org
Co-CEO Experience Michael Pace is the Executive Director and Founder of Social Good
Fund. He has over 15 years of experience working with non-profits and
managing businesses. Michael has helped to build organizations in
their start-up phase and has worked with on a range of issues,
including environmental justice, youth development, municipal
programming, and urban health. Michael currently serves on the Board
of Directors at Niroga Institute, an established nonprofit working
with at-risk youth in the San Francisco East Bay Area. He has also
served on the Board of Directors of Your Special Child Development
Center, an organization addressing the needs of children with autism.
Michael graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Philosophy
and is currently pursuing an MA in Information Science from San Jose
State University.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mrs Wanda Perry Assistant Executive Directive/operation manager --
Mrs Cheryl B Wiggins Program Director --

Awards

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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 6
Number of Part Time Staff 4
Number of Volunteers 4
Number of Contract Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 11
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 10
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr Michael Pace
Board Chair Company Affiliation Fiscal sponsor Executive Director
Board Chair Term Jan 2014 -
Board Co-Chair Mr Bouapha Toommaly
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Treasurer
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2014 -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Michael Pace President Voting
Wanda Perry Assistant Exec. Director Voting
Meso Tadeo Secratary Voting
Bouapha Toommaly Chief Financial Officer Voting
Cheryl B Wiggins Program Director 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: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Our demand is so high from individuals that want to change their lives, parents, and other organizations but we don’t have the funding to serve the demand.

Our greatest strengths is that our staff are individuals who have experienced some of the same things that our clients are going through so we can relate with them with empathy and sympathy in a personal way. Also our ability to help youths and young adults that no one else are willing to work with.

Effective goal setting (including timelines), combined with a method to track progress and identify obstacles, contributes to success and bottom line results. Regularly tracking progress against performance goals and objectives also provides the opportunity to recognize and reward employees for performance and exceptional effort, contributing to job satisfaction and productivity. Clear visibility, regular individual analysis, and company-wide employee appraisals help identify competencies and skill gaps. With this valuable data in hand, we can identify training and development plans.

· Aligning individual employee's day-to-day actions with strategic business objectives

· Providing visibility and clarifying accountability related to performance expectations

· Documenting individual performance to support client planning decisions

· Establishing focus for skill development and learning activity choices

· Creating documentation for legal purposes, to support decisions and reduce disputes

· Delivering regular relevant job feedback

· Setting and communicating clear performance expectations

 

 

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Income $1,205,000.00
Projected Expense $826,680.00
Form 990s

2014 990-EZ

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 3.00

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? Yes

Short Term Solvency

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The demand for our services is high. We now have individuals that want to change their lives, parents, and other organizations calling us for help and support. But we don’t have the funding to serve the demand.We will continue to seek funding while doing fund raising events to meet the financial needs of Strong Roots Youth Foundation. We will also continue to partner with other organizations as well as use other organizations as resources to serve the needs of our clients.

Foundation Comments

Strong Roots Youth Foundation is a newer nonprofit and is fiscally sponsored by Social Good Fund. All financial documents above are per Social Good Fund.
 
Financial summary data for Strong Roots Youth Foundation will be displayed when it becomes available.

Documents


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