Youth Development

In Reach Inc

  • Largo, MD
  • www.inreachinc.org

Mission Statement

In Reach's mission is to prepare students for college, work and life.

Main Programs

  1. K-8 College & Career Ready 21st Century Community Learning Center
  2. The Youth Ambassadors College Access Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

In Reach's direct service programs focus on children and youth in Prince George's County, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, DC); however, outreach and public engagement and special initiatives cover issues affecting students, educators, families and others working with and on behalf of these stakeholder groups throughout the United States.

ruling year

2000

Executive Director

Self-reported

Ms. Toni A. Smith

Keywords

Self-reported

K-12, education, afterschool, out of school time, community service, teachers, parents, youth development, workforce development

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EIN

52-2220569

Also Known As

IR

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Securing a three year grant in 2015 through the Maryland State Department of Education is the most effective way in which programs have contributed to the fulfillment of our organizational goals. The grant has allowed us to expand our programs to meet the critical educational needs of under-served students and their families. Our staff, full-time and independent consultants, has increased from six to 23; our K-8 programs have been organized under one umbrella, the K-8 College and Career Ready 21st Century Community Learning Center, and our budget has increased by 50%.

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

K-8 College & Career Ready 21st Century Community Learning Center

In Reach's College and Career Ready 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) initiative has been designed to prepare students in grades K-8 to successfully reach Maryland's College and Career Readiness Standards. This includes strengthening their core academic reading and math skills; providing positive youth development via character education and social and emotional growth activities; and leveraging parent, family and community engagement outcomes.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$375,000

Program 2

The Youth Ambassadors College Access Program

The Youth Ambassadors Program (YA) offers high school students, beginning in their sophomore year, a variety of opportunities to become college and career ready which includes building important and necessary life skills including financial literacy, and being engaged in meaningful service learning projects to address the issues that directly impact them locally and as global citizens.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$50,000

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    IN REACH's 2016 Goals include:

    --Creating a dynamic team (staff)
    --Identifying leaders for vacant board of director positions
    --Meeting 75% of the the goals set for the "Big16" Fundraising Campaign
    --Strengthening programs and partnerships
    --Expanding advocacy efforts
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our strategies for making this happen include dedicating the required planning time, expertise and resources into each of the goals.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Our capabilities for doing this is includes having industry expertise, connections and being an excellent convener of people.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We will know we are making progress when we are able to successfully complete objectives associated with each goal.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We are continually making progress towards our 2016 goals.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

In Reach's direct service programs focus on children and youth in Prince George's County, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, DC); however, outreach and public engagement and special initiatives cover issues affecting students, educators, families and others working with and on behalf of these stakeholder groups throughout the United States.

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Financials

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IN REACH INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Toni A. Smith

BIO

Before founding In Reach, Ms. Smith worked in a variety of local and national youth advocacy nonprofit environments. She has over seventeen years of experience in nonprofit finance and accounting, grant administration, human resource development and program management. Ms. Smith has a Master of Science Degree in Management for Organizational Effectiveness from Marymount University in Virginia and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of the District of Columbia in Clothing and Textiles.

Ms. Smith is passionate about working to improve the lives of young people, committed to serving as a catalyst for public education, and dedicated to promoting the invaluable work of community-based nonprofit organizations. She is a Notary Public for the State of Maryland and enjoys serving on the Prince George's County Social Services Board of Directors.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"It is important that, as IN REACH continues to grow, we identify the most meaningful opportunities to have the greatest impact on the lives we serve. As a community-based organization (CBO) focused on college access beginning with students in elementary and through high school graduation, it is critical that we strategically plan and execute that plan to be the most awesome CBO in Prince George's County, Maryland and regionally as we begin to expand our reach.

As is the case with most small, community-based nonprofit organizations, our greatest challenge is with capacity-building. We know the needs of our stakeholders (free and affordable programming, more locations, more support for parents) but are limited by funding to truly meet them. Not to be discouraged, one strategy we are undertaking is thinking more broadly about how we can reach those who need our services the most in more innovated ways and connecting to the appropriate funders to support and partner to advance our mission."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Toni A. Smith

In Reach, Inc.

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Yes

ETHICS & 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?