Youth Development

CATHEDRAL ARTS PROJECT INC

  • Jacksonville, FL
  • www.capkids.org

Mission Statement

The Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) is the leading provider of comprehensive and ongoing instruction in the visual and performing arts for elementary and middle school students in Duval County. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida through unleashing the creative spirit of young people. By providing access to free standards-based instruction in the visual and performing arts, we empower underserved, school-aged children to succeed in all areas of their lives. Our vision is for every child in Northeast Florida to have access to a well-rounded, arts-rich education that endows his or her spirit with the imagination, self-confidence and strength of character that inspires great leadership and a will to succeed not just in the classroom, but also in life.

Main Programs

  1. ARTS Ignite!
  2. CAP Abilities
  3. CAP Connect
  4. Creative CAPacity
  5. Curating Confidence
  6. Any Given Child Jacksonville
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

CAP primarily serves the lower-income and at-risk children and youth of Northeast Florida, particularly K-8 Duval County Public School (DCPS) students. In 2015-2016, nearly 80% of CAP program sites served populations in which 62% or more students were eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

ruling year

2001

President & Chief Executive Officer since 2002

Self-reported

The Rev. Kimberly L. Hyatt

Keywords

Self-reported

arts, education, at-risk, underserved, children

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Also Known As

Cathedral Arts Project

EIN

59-3672453

Physical Address

207 N. Laura Street Suite 300

Jacksonville, 32202

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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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Through a variety of offerings including afterschool, school day and summer programs, cultural experiences, advocacy, community partnerships and professional development for teachers and artists, CAP seeks to instruct, instill and inspire.

Through these programs, CAP transforms lives by:
• Instructing using a standards-based curriculum that immerses students in the vocabulary, history and beauty of an art form.
• Instilling through rigorous and sequential learning, building students' skills over the course of a year.
• Inspiring students by introducing professional, diverse, working artists through field trips to arts and culture venues and presentations at program sites.
• Providing gateway experiences to show students what a life informed by arts and culture looks and feels like.

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

ARTS Ignite!

CAP provides quality, standards-based instruction in dance, media arts, music, theatre and the visual arts that immerses students in the vocabulary, history and beauty of an art form. Through rigorous and stimulating twice-weekly classes, students learn the various elements of their chosen discipline, participate in character- and self-esteem-building exercises and learn effective means of communication and critical thinking. Highly qualified teaching artists spend at least two hours each week mentoring students, building their skills over the course of a school year and transforming not only their academic performance, but also their lives.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 2

CAP Abilities

CAP enables students with specialized needs to fully engage with the arts and empowers them to unleash their creative potential. This program assures no child is excluded because of learning, language, socialization or physical challenges and that all learners have adaptive, personalized opportunities to engage with the arts. In addition, CAP provides professional development and programming for artists, educators and families focused on integrating the arts in the classroom and at home for students with physical and developmental needs.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

Program 3

CAP Connect

CAP inspires students by introducing them to professional and diverse working artists through field trips to arts and cultural venues in the community and guest artist presentations and performances at their program sites. These opportunities allow students to connect with local, regional and national arts professionals across all five arts disciplines, providing gateway experiences that illustrate what a life informed by arts and culture looks and feels like. This exposure ensures students see the possibilities for creative careers, understand the importance of public investment in the arts and imagine their own futures in an arts-rich community.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

Program 4

Creative CAPacity

CAP encourages lifelong learning in the arts and motivates local arts educators to remain current with trends and best practices in all arts disciplines for the benefit of their roles as both instructors and practitioners. Through local and national partnerships with organizations like VSA Florida and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, CAP is able to provide high-quality training that develops the capacity of arts educators to deliver effective, meaningful instruction in the arts; school administrators to support arts programming; and professional artists to support the needs of public education.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 5

Curating Confidence

CAP promotes excellence through the curation of visual art exhibitions and student performances throughout the community. Showcasing student work is a mainstay of CAP programs, serving as a reward for students’ hard work and reinforcing the self-confidence and maturity fostered in classes. CAP connects stakeholders with students to showcase and support their work, increasing student confidence, encouraging a high standard of instruction and promoting arts education in the community.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

Program 6

Any Given Child Jacksonville

Any Given Child Jacksonville strengthens the impact of CAP by bringing national-level expertise and momentum to the arts-in-education movement – uniting stakeholders behind a common vision, identifying and ameliorating gaps in access, and working to secure and direct resources where they are most needed. AGC places arts education at the forefront of community dialogue about education and illustrates how the visual and performing arts can provide pathways to excellence for all learners.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

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?
    CAP's overall goals are to:
    • Employ local artists who mentor students and teach perseverance, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and self-discipline.
    • Provide professional development workshops in both the arts and arts integration for classroom teachers, arts educators, administrators, arts organizations and local artists.
    • Advocate for the importance of arts education to families, educators, policy makers, students and business leaders.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    CAP continues to realize an ambitious strategic plan that focuses on balancing expanding access to arts education for as many students as possible while maintaining the quality of the learning process. In order to achieve this balance, the three-year plan will focus on three key concepts – deepening rigor, expanding reach and broadening relevance.

    Rigor | Through programs where we serve students directly, we will leverage our strengths and the resources specific to each site to continue to deepen rigor and markers of quality as resources allow.

    Reach | Through partnerships with local, regional and national organizations, we will expand our reach by putting our subject matter expertise and network of relationships at the service of others so that we may spur them on to implement quality arts learning for more students than we could ever reach on our own.

    Relevance | Through advocacy, we will broaden the relevance of arts education in our community and press for expanded access for all students in all disciplines.
  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?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

CAP primarily serves the lower-income and at-risk children and youth of Northeast Florida, particularly K-8 Duval County Public School (DCPS) students. In 2015-2016, nearly 80% of CAP program sites served populations in which 62% or more students were eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Social Media

Funding Needs

CAP annually undertakes a fundraising campaign targeting individual, foundation, corporate, and city, state, and federal donors to maintain a diversified income stream. CAP's fundraising strategy is rooted in our three-year strategic plan of operations:     ·         Grant proposals and corporate presentations.     ·         Monthly and quarterly direct mail and telephone solicitations.     ·         Board giving campaign.     ·         Special event fundraising, including two annual events, Angels of the Arts and Spring for the Arts, as well as a number of new events geared towards young professionals.     ·         Community partnership-building that leads to new service contracts, joint fundraising opportunities, and in-kind products and services.     ·         Public relations efforts to increase community interest and awareness of our services, including television and print coverage, print and e-newsletters, and other e-marketing.     ·         Cultivation efforts increase donor engagement and improve our reporting processes.

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Financials

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CATHEDRAL ARTS PROJECT INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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CATHEDRAL ARTS PROJECT INC

Leadership

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President & Chief Executive Officer

The Rev. Kimberly L. Hyatt

BIO

Reverend Hyatt brought a diverse background to the Cathedral Arts Project when she became President & CEO in 2002. Her 25-year career is notable for developing new initiatives, growing programs, formalizing structures and processes and executing to achieve goals.

Following divinity studies at Princeton Seminary where she earned her Master's degree, she moved to Jacksonville in 1996 and served pastorates at South Jacksonville Presbyterian and Peace Presbyterian churches. During this time she also served on the boards of directors for Hubbard House and Community Connections.

Prior to divinity school, Kimberly was a business lobbyist in Washington, D.C., from 1987 until 1993. Employed by the Food Marketing Institute, she represented the interests of the nation's food retailers and wholesalers before Congress and ran the political action committee FoodPAC.

During a short stint after college as a reporter for a local newspaper, Kimberly won the South Carolina Press Association's award for Best Feature Story for her coverage of Ku Klux Klan activities in Horry County, SC. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987 from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, where she was voted Outstanding Senior.

She was one of 20 Jacksonville citizens chosen for the Inaugural Class of the Jessie Ball duPont Community Building Fund's Community Coaches. The Community Coaches program was designed to build a cadre of community experts who can assist local nonprofits in improving their operations and increasing their knowledge of what constitutes good youth development programs. The coaches spent a year being trained by a team of national experts and then provide at least 10 days of pro bono service to local nonprofits.

Reverend Hyatt serves on the Board of Governors for the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trustees for The Cathedral School, the Board of Trustees and the Permanent Judicial Commission of the Presbytery of St. Augustine. She is an active member of Downtown Rotary, the Jacksonville Women's Network, and the Chamber's Downtown Development Committee, and a past board member of the Heritage Singers of Jacksonville, Hubbard House and Community Connections. She was named a Woman of Influence by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2015, was a finalist for the EVE Award in 2014, received the Woman of Vision Award by Girls Inc. in 2011, and received the Boundless: 40 Years, 40 Icons Award from the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville in 2016.

STATEMENT FROM THE President & Chief Executive Officer

"The Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) is the leading provider of comprehensive and ongoing instruction in the visual and performing arts for elementary and middle school students in Duval County. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida through unleashing the creative spirit of young people. By providing access to free standards-based instruction in the visual and performing arts, we empower underserved, school-aged children to succeed in all areas of their lives. Our vision is for every child in Northeast Florida to have access to a well-rounded, arts-rich education that endows his or her spirit with the imagination, self-confidence and strength of character that inspires great leadership and a will to succeed not just in the classroom, but also in life.

CAP's overall goals are to:
• Employ local artists who mentor students and teach perseverance, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and self-discipline.
• Provide professional development workshops in both the arts and arts integration for classroom teachers, arts educators, administrators, arts organizations and local artists.
• Advocate for the importance of arts education to families, educators, policy makers, students and business leaders. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Heather Moore

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