Educational Institutions

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance

  • Sonoma, CA
  • http://sonomamentoring.org/

Mission Statement

Our mission is to invest in the future of Sonoma Valley by creating and supervising one-on-one, long-term relationships between caring adults and at-risk school children in need of academic and social support.

Main Programs

  1. In School Mentor Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

The Stand-By-Me Mentoring Alliance serves students on eight public school campus in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. Presently, there are Mentor Centers located at Dunbar, Flowery, El Verano, Sassarini, and Prestwood Elementary Schools, Altimira and Adele Harrison Middle Schools, and Sonoma Valley High School. In addition, we have recently incorporated students at the Hanna Boys School into our program.

ruling year

2000

Executive Director since 2015

Self-reported

Lee Morgan Brown

Program Director since 2000

Self-reported

Tina Baldry

Keywords

Self-reported

mentoring

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EIN

68-0429128

 Number

2923432275

Also Known As

Stand By Me

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

In School Mentor Program

initial orientation, making the right match, offering on-going training, and retaining quality mentors by making counseling and support groups available to them as needed. Our support services include continuing education classes, roundtable workshops, motivational speakers, a lending library full of resources, and a qualified Mentor Center Facilitator at each school who oversees every aspect of the mentor-mentee match. These Mentor Center Facilitators monitor each match and act as the liaison between the mentor and the child, the parent, the teacher and the school counselor. Each of our eight Mentor Centers are equipped with study areas, books, art supplies, technology, board games, puzzles, sports equipment, science areas, foosball tables, air hockey, a pool table, and just about everything one would need to build a healthy and fun relationship with a child. In addition, we provide an extensive array of after-school enrichment, field trips, social activities, and evening events that bring parents and mentors together.

We track grades, attendance, disciplinary infractions, and drop-out/staying-in-school rates for all mentees. We evaluate all existing matches, tracking the consistency of the meetings, progress of the mentee, effectiveness of the mentors, and longevity of the relationship.

Category

Children & Youth Services

Population(s) Served

None

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Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

The Stand-By-Me Mentoring Alliance serves students on eight public school campus in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. Presently, there are Mentor Centers located at Dunbar, Flowery, El Verano, Sassarini, and Prestwood Elementary Schools, Altimira and Adele Harrison Middle Schools, and Sonoma Valley High School. In addition, we have recently incorporated students at the Hanna Boys School into our program.

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Affiliations + Memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter

Education

MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership - Respondent

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Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance

Leadership

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Executive Director

Lee Morgan Brown

Program Director

Tina Baldry

BIO

Executive Director Lee Morgan Brown joined SVMA in 2015, stepping in for founding Executive Director Kathy Witkowicki, who retired in 2015. Morgan Brown is leading our organization to reflect on our past, present, and future, and working closely with our staff and Board to lead this exciting transition under her new leadership. Morgan Brown relocated from Dallas, Texas, to Sonoma ten years ago. She brings a vast array of leadership experience with her to SVMA, including early work in hotel management, and a later focus on geriatric care. She has strong skills in program management, training and development, fundraising with diverse populations, and team collaboration on philanthropic boards. Locally, Morgan Brown has spearheaded fundraising programs for Sonoma Charter School and she has served on the Board of Directors of Congregation Shir Shalom.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Karen Rathman

Stanford University

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
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Race & Ethnicity
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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
Yes
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity