Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Forgotten Voice

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • www.forgottenvoice.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

Forgotten Voice is a street paper in which homeless and formerly
homeless people, as well as homeless advocates, write and produce. 
Our mission is to be a voice for homeless people.

Main Programs

  1. Vendor Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Nevada

State of Nevada, Southern Nevada, Las Vegas

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer

Self-reported

William Cole Sr.

Keywords

Self-reported

homeless newspaper voice poverty empowerment

EIN

20-8183392

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

To
publish a street newspaper written mainly by homeless people,
formerly homeless people, and homeless advocates in order to
empower them and give them a voice.
     To build and enhance a sense of
community and facilitate positive communication between homeless
people, homeless advocates, service providers, and the general
public.
     To build awareness of social
services that are available to poor and homeless people, and
other such information that would be educational to the homeless
population.
     To expand and redefine our
charitable, educational, and literary program from time to time
as necessary to meet the continuing need to empower homeless
people.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Vendor Program

Our program's purpose is to give homeless and formerly homeless people, as well as homeless advocates an opportunity to write and produce.  One of our immediate goals is to develop a Vendor Program where homeless would buy each Forgotten Voice street paper for 25 cents, and sell each paper for $1.00.  The 25 cents (the cost to the vendor) will go toward printing costs.  The difference goes to the vendor.  This program will give homeless people an opportunity to earn an income and become financially self-sufficient.

Category

Population(s) Served

Homeless

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Nevada

State of Nevada, Southern Nevada, Las Vegas

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Operations

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

Forgotten Voice

Leadership

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Principal Officer

William Cole Sr.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gail Sacco

Forgotten Voice

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?