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Real Families-Real Moms of East Nashville

  • Nashville, TN
  • realmomsofeastnashville.org

Mission Statement

Promote motherhood and strong families, develop youth, and build safe communities. We do this through Entrepreneurships, Education, Well-Being, and Self Preservation. Vision Tennessee's parents are equipped and able to provide children safe, healthy and stable environments to thrive. Strong families will thrive in healthy, safe and empowered neighborhoods. Tennessee's citizens benefit from the strongest equipped families and single mothers in the country.

Main Programs

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Educational
  3. Service Projects (volunteering as families in the community)
  4. Well-Being
  5. Self-Preservation
  6. Community Garden

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

We have begun in the East Nashville area and surrounding areas. But the Real Families Real MOMS of East Nashville seeks to formalize our "Family Accountability Network" in every neighborhood where single mothers reside.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer since 2003

Self-reported

Ms. Kimberly Tucker

Keywords

Self-reported

DAVIDSON empowerment community development youth development women and entreprenuars single mothers

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EIN

75-3134554

 Number

0788860073

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Past year accomplishments: 25 Moms Completed Parenting Education through Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)Two Mommy UP! Play Days put on 29 Neighborhood Moms Completed Parenting Education 46 Total Number of Kids Served Through Parenting Classes 60 Total Number of Kids Served Through Mommy UP! 83 Total Number Of Families Attended Mommy UP! Play Day(s) 191 Total Amount of Potential Single Mothers Desiring Parenting Education Three requests to develop Real MOMS Network in two new neighborhoods Current year goals:Funding for court ordered parenting classes and activities for their kids totaling 80+ individualsCreate/improve compostWork with college intern(s)Create social entrepreneurship and partner with a local restaurant that is willing to purchase vegetables and mushrooms single mothers grewSecure general operating grants to assist in fulfilling our mission statement.

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

Entrepreneurship

Real Families Real MOMS has 4 Pillars to Success1. Entrepreneurship 2. Education 3. Well-Being 4. Self-Preservation Entrepreneurship a. Mobile Food Truck - earn extra needed monies b. Activity Center Rental and Business Venue - office space for rent c. Entrepreneurship Training d. Real MOMS Network - single mothers network The ""Real MOMS Network"" is a Community-Based Accountability and Support System for single mothers by single mothers. Accountability areas include strategies to self sufficiency, parenting, more school and community involvement. Natural mentorship's are formed between moms, especially divorced and never married single mothers. This helps to create a positive environment in which mothers do not offend but understand the re-direction in efforts toward being a better mom. This network offers an alternative to isolation, stress and a lack of resources. Potlucks are held monthly and a phone tree helps each to stay in contact. To date the network has touched over 85 moms and their children. Moms (called mompreneurs) create entrepreneurships to help with missing child support. Our goal is to have a Real MOMS Networks in every community.

Category

Public, Society Benefit, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$20,000.00

Program 2

Educational

2 Pillar of Success includes:1. Educational a. Youth Action Councils (VC-YC and Gems & Gemstones) b. Career Counseling c. Certificate/Adult Learning Assessment d. Volunteer and Service Learning e. Real MOMS Network - single mothers network

Category

Employment, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

15,000

Program 3

Service Projects (volunteering as families in the community)

Single Mothers and their kids are seen as recipients of services. We seek to be seen as neighborhood resources! Positive peer pressure is just as powerful as negative pressure. Although serving and giving back are not demanded, they’re demonstrated by example. Here are some ways in which mom's have currently given back; Aug. Celebrating National Night Out Against Crime in East Nashville. October 2005 Played board games at Bordeaux Hospital Nursing Home, November 2005 Candlelight vigil for two murder victims in East Nashville, Nov. 2005 helped Cora Howe’s Multi-Cultural event celebrate community diversity, Nov. 2005 a TSU event to celebrate Hurricane Katrina survivors, March 26,2006 “Black Marriage Day” Celebration honoring 15 married couples. This was a perfect example for our kids to see two parent families.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

Single Parents

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 4

Well-Being

3rd Pillar of Success includes: a. Edible Yard and Community Garden b. Wellness Programming c. Real MOMS Netword - single mothers network

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 5

Self-Preservation

4th Pillar of Success includes: a. Drug & Alcohol Prevention b. Depression c. Parenting d. Real MOMS of Network - single mothers network

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$20,000.00

Program 6

Community Garden

Fresh fruits, herbs and produce are expensive and are usually the first thing to be left out of the grocery cart. Moms are encouraged to eat healthy and now have an avenue in which to experiment or taste new items never tried before. Single families till, plant, and tend to the garden and edible yard.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

2,500

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

We have begun in the East Nashville area and surrounding areas. But the Real Families Real MOMS of East Nashville seeks to formalize our "Family Accountability Network" in every neighborhood where single mothers reside.

Funding Needs

1. Funding for management consulting, strategic and financial planning educational activities due to extreme growth 2. Leadership training for single mothers to put them in leadership roles3. We need a greenhouse for our garden

Affiliations + Memberships

Associated Ladies of Lipscomb

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Real Families-Real Moms of East Nashville

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Kimberly Tucker

BIO

* Wrote and received 501 c 3 for a Faith Based Neighborhood non-profit for neighborhood mothers. * Formed two accountability networks from neighborhood single mothers and one for their children. * Researched, wrote, and received 501 (c) 3. * Created and implemented four programs: Mobile Kitchen, Real Moms of East Nashville, two youth programs, and college tours. Evaluate for effectiveness while making necessary changes. * Primary contact for all new moms (evaluates strengths and weaknesses), kids, and funders. * Coordinate all fundraising, marketing and networking to promote mission. * Create special events geared toward creating community while introducing our mission. * Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget * Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships Marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Mothers touch every life in society. They have a unique bond and intimacy with their children. They have a tremendous influence and thus a unique opportunity and responsibility for rearing value filled kids. I Tim. 2:15 tells us that mothers are in the position to lead many out of wrong doings. Over 50% of marriages fail, resulting in half of America being raised in single parent homes. Now add the never married single mothers. The majority of divorced and never married single mothers receive no child support, creating critical levels of poverty stricken families and communities. Child Support Stats for 2002 report 1.61 billion due to 487,333 kids in TN. The Tennessean reported women earning less than men by an average of $8,108. The effects of single motherhood and one income for children include; their more likely to be poor, unhealthy, school drop outs, teen parents, and involved with criminal activities. Single mothers have united to take back their families, fight poverty, and isolation. Moms now have that ""village to help raise a child,"" and extra money via entrepreneurships. Moms are called mompreneurs and their families form positive friendships. Moms are becoming role models. This network serves as the basis for regaining their position as nurturer and caregiver."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. David Gregory

TN Board of Regents

Term: Jan 2004 - Jan 2016

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