Human Services

Neighborhood Christian Centers

  • Memphis, TN
  • www.ncclife.org

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. is to build stronger families and neighborhoods by providing compassionate, Christ-centered ministries to those in need.

Main Programs

  1. Operation Smart Child (OSC)
Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Neighborhood Christian Centers services 43 zip codes in Shelby County.

ruling year

1980

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Mrs. Ephie Johnson

Keywords

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volunteers, emergency aid, family services, after school programs, client services

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EIN

58-1394456

 Number

6152278888

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Neighborhood Center, Settlement House (P28)

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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Our vision for NCC is a community that lives and proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ. By conducting ministry that meets both practical and spiritual needs, we envision a transformation in the lives of those we serve, in effect ""changing a generation."" Since 1978, NCC has laid a strong foundation of ministry in our community, and the coming years will build on that foundation to reach even more people by training likeminded churches and individuals to carry out compassionate, Christ-centered ministry.

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

Operation Smart Child (OSC)

Operation Smart Child, is a program designed to improve brain and social skills development in children from conception to four. The goal of this joint effort is to drive the behavioral change of caregivers of children 0-4 in targeted neighborhoods by educating them on early childhood brain development.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

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Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    NCC must increase our capacity to expand programs and services to realize our strategic objectives to serve 500 more parents and caregivers of children from conception to four, many more school children, 100 more college-age youth, and 319 more couples committed to anchoring Christian families. Our goal is to accomplish this through a comprehensive campaign that includes $12.5 million dollars of ongoing support for current operations and $7.5 million dollars to enable NCC to expand existing programs and services with the greatest potential to alleviate generational poverty in the Memphis community.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    In order to realize these strategic growth objectives, NCC has identified 17 additional key program staff positions that we plan to fill incrementally over the next five years. NCC must also provide for increased maintenance and repair of our capital assets associated with this anticipated growth.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    A comprehensive goal of $20 million will be raised from both essential multi-year pledges and also a strengthened annual giving program. NCC will be able to acheive this growth through enhanced annual giving from an increased number of supporters across the community who embrace the vision of changing generations…one life at a time.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Neighborhood Christian Centers services 43 zip codes in Shelby County.

Funding Needs

Increase in committed volunteers for programs Increase in funding for programs and events Landscape company to donate time toward yard maintenance Increase in furniture and appliance donations to reach the increase needs of those less fortunate

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NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTIAN CENTERS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Neighborhood Christian Centers

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Ephie Johnson

BIO

Ephie Ballard-Johnson was born in Memphis, TN. After graduating from Treadwell High School, she attended the University of Memphis where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in technical writing. She then worked as an educator in the Memphis City School System for a number of years before serving as the Administrative Director of Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc., a nonprofit Christian organization that employs over 60 staff members and provides many programs and assistance for more than 50,000 neighbors in need annually. After ten years as Administrative Director, she seceded her mother and NCC founding director, JoeAnn Ballard, as President/CEO of the Neighborhood Christian Centers (NCC) in 2008. Since that time, Mrs. Johnson has spearheaded the creation of the Early Childhood Brain Development program- Operation Smart Child- in partnership with The Urban Childhood Institute, organized the First Ladies for Healthy Babies Network with the support of Tennessee First Lady Chrissy Haslam. Along with a committed staff, Ephie has a heart for the Memphis community, she is committed to the plight of the elimination of poverty through her service at NCC.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Jim Witherington

SSM Partners

Term: Jan 1999 - Dec 2020

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