Educational Institutions

Education First, Athletics Second Coalition

  • Kansas City, MO
  • www.edfirst.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Education First, Athletics Second Coalition (ED FIRST) is building strong community relationships through Education, Recreation and, Positive Interaction between adults and youth.

Main Programs

  1. Kids Get Fit After School Program
  2. ED FIRST Read, Succeed, and Achieve Program

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Service Areas

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Missouri

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer

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Mr. David Wallace

Keywords

Self-reported

After school programming Youth Nutrition Youth Recreation Youth Performing Arts Youth computer and etiquette

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EIN

43-1820092

 Number

4736495585

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Community Service Clubs (Kiwanis, Lions, Jaycees, etc.) (S80)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Major accomplishments and facts for the 2012-13 program year include: * enrollment of 520 students in the core academic / recreation programs; * increased overall performance from 73% to 80%; * continued to strengthen our Kids Get Fit and Mentoring program by developing additional partnerships with local schools, colleges and universities. * Served over 2400 families during annual community outreach day

Programs

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

Program 1

Kids Get Fit After School Program

The goal of the ED FIRST Kids Get Fit After School Program is to teach youth how to work as a team and become physically active by teaching about the benefits of nutrition and exercise. The Kids Get Fit After School Program will: Train program staff on curriculum;Enroll 600 youth in program;Increase youth physical activity level by 10%;Increase youth fruit and vegetable intake by 10%

Category

Recreation & Sports, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$35,000.00

Program 2

ED FIRST Read, Succeed, and Achieve Program

The goal of the Read, Succeed, and Achieve Program is to enable youth in grades K-8 with the resources they need to improve their reading skills that will prepare them for high school and post secondary education. The Read, Succeed, and Achieve Program will: Train program staff on curriculum;Enroll 100 youth in program; Students will increase their reading skills by one grade level and; Help students increase in reading speed, comprehension, and reading attention span.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$31,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

Top needs include: 1. two staff positions - a full-time Grant Writer - $44,000 and a part-time Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator - $25,000; 2. an additional 25 volunteers are needed to address the planned reading tutorial programs during the 2013-2014 program year; 3. $300,000 in unrestricted funding to address the facility purchase / operations cost from housing our programs at one of the closed KCMO school buildings; 4. Volunteers interested in serving on the following Board committees: Strategic Planning, Finance, Fundraising, Programming and Marketing and Community Relations.

Affiliations + Memberships

Afterschool Alliance

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Operations

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Education First, Athletics Second Coalition

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. David Wallace

BIO

As the President of ED FIRST, Mr. Wallace coupled his love for athletics and youth and wrote the business plan. He annually revises the strategic plan for the coalition to ensure growth and organizational development. He has been successful in securing funds for grants, donated equipment and volunteer time. Mr. Wallace recruited and assembled a highly qualified Board of Directors and has created numerous partnerships with the corporate community, surrounding school districts, churches and other community organizations. He also wrote the curriculums for all academic and athletic programs for all age groups. Mr. Wallace has over 10 years experience working with Not-for-Profit, community-based organizations. His illustrious career began with a college internship in 1992 as Project Director for the Oskaloosa, Iowa YMCA.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Education First Athletics Second Coalition (ED FIRST) has positioned itself to be one of the major after school education and fitness program providers in the Urban Kansas City area. Our youth education and fitness student athletes are models of sportsmanship, volunteered in the community, and achieved improvement in academics in various school districts. ED FIRST has served hundreds of clients. Majority of which come from homes with low incomes. ED FIRST has hosted numerous community events throughout the urban and South Kansas City area. ED FIRST receives its financial support from local foundations, program fees, and donations. This financial support is helping ED FIRST's vision of being a center for youth activities. The major challenge facing the organization is raising monies for our fundraising campaign to purchase property in order to generate new revenue to support existing programs and reduce mortgage liabilities. To be self-sustaining in the next five years, ED FIRST is actively pursuing new partners and soliciting funds to support new programs. ED FIRST plans to organize a fundrasing campaign to purchase and renovate a facility. ED FIRST and its supporters must continue to provide support to its community members in order to allow the communities it serves to continue to grow and thrive."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. David Wallace

Education First, Athletics Second Coalition

Term: June 1998 - June 2099

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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