Human Services

Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action Inc

  • Dunbar, WV
  • www.kisra.org

Mission Statement

KISRA serves and empowers West Virginians through education, employment, economic empowerment and behavioral health initiatives.

Main Programs

  1. Education
  2. Employment
  3. Economic Empowerment
  4. Behavioral Health
Service Areas

Self-reported

West Virginia

KISRA serves West Virginia

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer since 1998

Self-reported

Dr. Michelle Foster

Keywords

Self-reported

faith-motivated, community economic development

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Also Known As

KISRA

EIN

55-0727345

 Number

7789228195

Physical Address

131 Perkins Avenue

Dunbar, WV 25064 1433

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Economic Development (S30)

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

Recent Accomplishments:
The KISRA CEO, Dr. Michelle Foster, was recognized by the White House as a Fatherhood Champion of Change in June 2012.
 
KISRA sstablished the WV Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Initiative to empower fathers with key skills and resources that they need to succeed as fathers and as providers at 30 locations and expansion from just 3 locations.
 
Established a Family Planning Clinic targeting men in 2011 that reached 3 times the targeted number of persons.
 
Only West Virginia-based SBA micro-lender. Makes loans up to $50,000 to business owners.

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

Education

Programs that offer children appropriate early childhood development, safe after-school havens and prepare them for academic success. Also includes programs that help teens make good life decisions and successfully pursue higher education.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$200,000.00

Program 2

Employment

Programs to help people find jobs and achieve economic self-sufficiency, encourage men to become better fathers and providers, and pave the way for ex-offenders to reenter the community.

Category

Employment

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$2,500,000.00

Program 3

Economic Empowerment

Programs that help people become more financially fit, buy homes, establish a pattern of saving and open or expand small businesses.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$300,000.00

Program 4

Behavioral Health

Programs that support mentally ill citizens as well as offer a variety of birth control options and education on sexual behaviors.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$200,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

West Virginia

KISRA serves West Virginia

Funding Needs

$50,000 - Harambee Learning Center - Staff $30,000 - Harambee Child Development Center - Playground

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Financials

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KANAWHA INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH & ACTION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Michelle Foster

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"KISRA is committed to positively impacting the lives of low wealth West Virginians.  Everything that we do is focused on strengthening families and making the lives of children better.  Our dynamic team of employees and volunteers, passionately and tirelessly serve the people of our state. We provide quality service and measure our performance and impact to ensure that we are achieving our planned outcomes."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Rev. Emanuel Heyliger

Ferguson Memorial Baptist Church

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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