Educational Institutions

Dekalb Library Foundation Inc

  • Decatur, GA
  • www.dekalblibrary.org/foundation

Mission Statement

The mission of the DeKalb Library Foundation is to provide support to DeKalb County Public Library beyond public funding and to enrich the lives of DeKalb County citizens through educational, cultural and literary programs and services.

Main Programs

  1. Literacy Program - Project Horizon
  2. Literacy Program - Project REAP
  3. Health Literacy Program
  4. Tobie Grant Homework Center
  5. Georgia Center for the Book
  6. Children and Youth Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

DeKalb County, Georgia in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia area

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Ms. Jill Joplin

Keywords

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DeKalb County, Atlanta, Georgia

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Also Known As

Dekalb Library Foundation

EIN

58-2404616

 Number

2729528550

Physical Address

3560 Kensington Road

Decatur, 30032

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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 DeKalb Library Foundation values a literate community, open access to information and the library as an important community gathering place. We envision the DeKalb County Public Library as a resource for a lifetime of learning that will build an educated, informed DeKalb community. We believes that our community is strengthened by a shared sense of identity and that a superior public library is fundamental to achieving this purpose. The DeKalb Library Foundation is committed to supporting the Library's initiatives and ensuring that its services continue to be made available to the community.

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

Literacy Program - Project Horizon

Literacy program that helps children whose families are homeless or in transitional housing, improve early literacy skills and keep up with homework at five shelters.

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Program 2

Literacy Program - Project REAP

Project REAP (Reading Empowers All People) helps immigrant and refugee children improve spoken English and enhance their literacy skills and teaches parents how to partner in their children’s education through parent and child time (PACT) at two locations.

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Program 3

Health Literacy Program

HEALTH LITERACY PROGRAMS provide books for children and a reading time during their visit to four DeKalb County Board of Health clinics.

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Program 4

Tobie Grant Homework Center

A literacy facilitator helps with reading and homework assistance for children and teens, reinforcing school lessons twice weekly.

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Program 5

Georgia Center for the Book

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Children and Youth Programs

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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?
    Strategic Plan Goals - 2013 to 21015

    The overarching goal for the DeKalb Library Foundation is to engage businesses, organizations, and individuals in the support of the DeKalb County Public Library.

    1) Fundraising Goal Increase giving by an average of 15% each year to raise contributions to $300,000.

    2) Visibility and Advocacy Goal Raise the visibility of the Library's value to the DeKalb community so citizens – private, corporate, civic, and governmental – understand its need for strong and continued support.

    3) Operational Goal Actively engage 21 Board members, according to their strengths and interests, in achieving the Foundation's goals, and lay the ground work for creating an advisory council.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

DeKalb County, Georgia in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia area

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Financials

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DEKALB LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Dekalb Library Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Jill Joplin

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Mary Pat W Crouch

Former Director Educational Media, DeKalb County Schools

Term: Jan 2012 - Dec 2015

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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