Youth Development

Carver Promise

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.thecarverpromise.org

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to surround G.W. Carver Elementary students with mentors and other educational support through high school to help them reach their greatest potential.

Main Programs

  1. Elementary School Mentoring

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Service Areas

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Virginia

Carver Promise primarily serves young people from the Gilpin Court community in the City of Richmond.

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer since 2000

Self-reported

Ms. Casey Rogers

Keywords

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mentor, mentoring, children, at-risk youth

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EIN

54-1602878

 Number

7024673018

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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

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The Carver Promise evaluates its impact on the elementary students it serves in accordance with the three outcomes listed below. The results for the 2009-10 school year follow each indicator. 

1) 75% of grades will be a C or better by the 4th marking period. 

 

During the 1st marking period of 2009-10, 52% of students earned Fs and Ds; 48% earned a C or better. By the completion of the fourth marking period, 18% earned Fs and Ds and 82% earned a C or better.
 

2) 80% of children will show improvement as assessed by their mentors. 

 

77% of mentors “strongly agreed” or “agreed” with this statement. While this does not reach our 80% target, it is not low enough to merit great concern. The remaining responses were in the “neutral” category. We will continue to monitor this outcome for indications of mentor concerns.  
 

3) 100% of mentors enjoyed their mentoring experience as indicated by surveys. During the 2010 school year, 71% of mentors “strongly agreed” and 29% “agreed” that they enjoyed the experience of being a mentor. The long-term impact of our program is evident as well: Twenty-eight “Carver Kids” who participated in the mentoring program as elementary school students, graduated from John Marshall High School in spring 2010. Twenty-six from this group went on to college this fall. 

 

In this final year of our 4-year expansion, we successfully matched 370 students in grades 1 through 5 with mentors. In 2006 we were facilitating 80 mentorships. 

 

In July 2009, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Communities in Schools of Richmond, whereby we share staff, administrative responsibilities, and programmatic synergies. This collaboration is helping us to save money as we serve a greater number of children with more comprehensive services. Next year, we will continue to provide mentors and other supprts for all eligible first through fifth graders and monitor the progress of 100-125 Carver kids in 6th and 12th grade.

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

Elementary School Mentoring

Students at Carver Elementary School in the City of Richmond are matched with mentors from one of four local universities: Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, Virginia State University and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Mentors meet with students weekly to work on academic goals that are defined in partnership with teachers.  The 2010-11 School year marked the final phase of a four-year expansion plan to match all eligible students in grades 1 through 5 with mentors.  In November, 2010 we reached this goal, matching all 370 eligible first through fifth grade students with 370 mentors from our university/college partners and the community at large.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Carver Promise primarily serves young people from the Gilpin Court community in the City of Richmond.

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Carver Promise

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Principal Officer

Ms. Casey Rogers

BIO

Carver Promise does not have an executive director - see the "Collaborations" field for more details.  Casey Rogers is the Carver Promise Program Coordinator.  She began as a volunteer in1999 and was hired in 2000 as the Volunteer Coordinator. Ms. Rogers hails from Arlington VA, has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from VCU, and an M.S. in Sports Management. She has served as a volunteer basketball coach for Richmond City Parks and Recreation, Senior Boys Division, and is currently Assistant Basketball Coach for Freshman and Junior Varsity Girls at Trinity Episcopal School.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Malcolm Holmes

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Term: July 2009 - June 2011

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