Human Services

A Rare View Inc

  • Fairburn, GA
  • www.arareview.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide academic support, mentoring, peer tutoring, comprehensive multimedia training and career exploration services to middle and high school students who have low academic performance, school behavioral intervention plans, possess poor social skills, lack specific athletic abilities, at-risk of dropping out of school and/or have ADD/ADHD.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. iMobile Learning Center
  3. Nu-Traditions
  4. L.I.F.E. (Leaving Incarceration For Education)
  5. Mothers First
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

A Rare View services at-risk youth and juvenile offenders in Clayton, Cobb, Coweta,  Dekalb,  Fayette, Fulton and Gwinnett, Counties inthe State of  Georgia.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 1996

Self-reported

Mrs. Octavia Brown

Keywords

Self-reported

education, consulting, crime prevention, youth development, community services, human services, juvenile turn-aroung, mentoring, computer training, prison reform, job development, employment, housing, rehabilitation

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EIN

58-2000451

 Number

4901341984

Physical Address

120 Buck Creek Ct.

Fairburn, GA 30213 3112

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Founded in 1996, A Rare View is a 501©3 non-profit organization that develops programs aimed at helping to break the cycle of academic failure and crime among at-risk youth and juvenile offenders.   In June 2009, we purchased a mobile computer lab which is helping change the lives of at-risk and impoverished youth in Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Fayette, Fulton and Gwinnett Counties. Our lab is called iMobile Learning Center. 
 A Rare View is using iMobile Learning Center to go right into the communities of our selected counties to bring homework assistance, tutoring and office skills development to students in grades 5 thru 12. We are giving impoverished students who may not have a computer at home or may not be able to visit their public library, computer access right in their own communities.  iMobile Learning Center gives unemployed teens and adults’ access to internet job searches, resume preparation and computer training. Finally, iMobile Learning Center allows senior citizens and older adults who are not computer literate an opportunity to develop computer and internet skills.

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

Building Foundations That Stand Tall In Nu-Traditions Our Nu-Traditions program is designed to foster a learning environment that meets the needs of at-risk youth or the children of prisoners and ex-offenders. Nu-Traditions provides tutoring and homework assistance, self-esteem building, violence prevention training, leadership skills, video field trips, community outreach, house visitation, parenting workshops and mentoring. Nu-Traditions services youth between the ages of 5 years old and 20 years old. From Prison Onward A Program For L.I.F.E. Leaving Incarceration For Education Leaving Incarceration For Employment Leaving Incarceration For Empowerment Our L.I.F.E. program is designed to promote responsible behaviors among newly released juvenile or adult ex-offenders. Through L.I.F.E., our clients are helped to understand they are instruments for bringing about fundamental changes to their communities. L.I.F.E. offers clients educational opportunities, employment referral/placement, entrepreneurship training, housing referrals, mentoring, financial planning and other supportive services. Believing In Mothers First Our Mothers First program is designed to build a bridge to self-sufficiency by helping female prisoners or ex-offenders with children set both family and community goals. Through this program clients will be empowered to make critical choices regarding their individual freedom, responsibility and success. Mothers First provides mentoring, parenting skills, employment referrals, housing and home buyers assistance, financial planning, educational and vocational training, anger management, entrepreneurship training, clothes closet and tutoring.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

iMobile Learning Center

iMobile Learning Center goes right into the communities of Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Fayette, Fulton and Gwinnett Counties to bring  tutoring, CRCT Prep, SAT Prep, GED Prep, homework assistance, mentoring, computer training, job readiness and office skills development to students in grades Pre-K thru 12th.
 

 

iMobile Learning Center gives impoverished families who may not have a computer at home or may not be able to visit their public library computer access right in their own communities. 
 

 

iMobile Learning Center gives unemployed teens and adults access to internet job searches, resume preparation computer training and office skills development.
 

 

iMobile Learning Center allows senior citizens and older adults who are not computer literate an opportunity to develop computer and internet skills.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

102000.00

Program 3

Nu-Traditions

Our Nu-Traditions program is designed to foster a learning environment that meets the needs of at-risk youth or the children of prisoners and ex-offenders between the ages of 5 and 18 years old. Nu-Traditions provides tutoring, mentoring and leadership skills development.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

50000.00

Program 4

L.I.F.E. (Leaving Incarceration For Education)

Our L.I.F.E. program is designed to promote responsible behaviors among newly released juvenile ex-offenders between the ages of 15 and 21 years old. Through L.I.F.E. our clients are helped to understand they are instruments for bringing about fundamental changes to their communities. L. I. F. E. offers educational opportunities, mentoring and other supportive services.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

50000.00

Program 5

Mothers First

Our Mothers First program is designed to build a bridge to self-sufficiency by helping teen moms and female offenders between the ages of 15 and 21 years old set both family and community goals. Through this program clients are empowered to make critical choices regarding their individual freedom, responsibility and success. Mothers First provides mentoring, tutoring, parenting skills and employment referrals

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

50000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

A Rare View services at-risk youth and juvenile offenders in Clayton, Cobb, Coweta,  Dekalb,  Fayette, Fulton and Gwinnett, Counties inthe State of  Georgia.

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Octavia Brown

BIO

Octavia Brown, President and CEO is the founder of A Rare View, Inc. Mrs. Brown knew that once a crime was committed, the perpetrator's family in many ways becomes a victim as well. Since many groups aide the victims of crime and their families she wanted a group that focused on the perpetrator's family. Mrs. Brown held a management position with Sun Trust Bank where she worked for seven years. She was also employed with Georgia Pacific for ten years and worked for the Connecticut Department of Corrections for five years. In 1992, Mrs. Brown was nominated along with 300 other business, civic, government, and educational leaders across Georgia to serve on the Georgia 2000 Next Generation School Project.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"For the last 12 years A Rare View has served the impoverished and at-risk citizens of Metropolitan Atlanta with vigor and determination to help change lives.  We have provided mentoring, tutoring, employment and housing services to some of the area's most disadvantaged individuals.  As we enter this new year of 2010, the staff and volunteers of A Rare View look forward to continuing to be a source of refuge, encouragement and innovation to all who desire our services.

 

Octavia Brown

Executive Director"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Octavia Brown

A Rare View

Term: Jan 2010 - Jan 2013

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