Human Services

CIRCLE OF PARENTS INC

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.circleofparents.org

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Circle of Parents to prevent child abuse and neglect and strengthen families through mutual self-help parent support groups.

Main Programs

  1. Circle of Parents, Inc.
Service Areas

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National

Circle of Parents, Inc. provides support to its national network of statewide child abuse prevention organizations and parent leaders in over 18 different states.

ruling year

2004

Administrative Coordinator

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Ms. Julie Anne Rivnak-McAdam

Keywords

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Child abuse prevention, self-help, mutual parent support, parent leadership

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EIN

80-0106957

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Y01)

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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Program Service Accomplishments
Circle of Parents shares responsibility for its success with its state network organizations and Board of Directors. 
Circle of Parents looks forward to another productive year supporting parents as leaders for their families and communities, and building the national office capacity to support its state network member organizations and parent leaders.  This will include continuing to build and share our knowledge of evidence and best practices related to parent leadership, father involvement, mutual self-help support groups, and collaborative partnerships.

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

Circle of Parents, Inc.

Circle of Parents, Inc. provides support to its national network of statewide child abuse prevention organizations and parent leaders in over 18 different states. State members coordinate their statewide program of weekly parent support group meetings.

Category

Child Abuse Prevention

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

$21,000.00

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?
    1) Network Development: Increase the capacity of state and regional network members to provide quality self-help parent support programs throughout the communities they serve, expand programs where needed and enhance the capacity of the national office to provide leadership, resources and support.
    2) Board Development: Create a 9-member Board of Directors that represents a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences, includes professionals and parents and conforms to nationally-recognized standards of non-profit board service.
    3)Leadership Development: Rebuild the national infrastructure by creating a leadership position to oversee and manage operations and ensure fiscal solvency and sustainability of the National Networks.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1 a. Increase the capacity of the National lead agency and its member state networks to support existing and new state networks.
    b.Increase the capacity of state networks to strengthen Circle of Parents programs by an average of one per state annually
    expanding national membership by a minimum of three states by December 2017.
    c. Strengthen best practices in network operations and program services among member organizations and national network.
    d. Expand the parent leadership capacity of the state networks to develop a parent leadership plan and identify at least one parent
    leader from each state.
    2) a.Establish a nine member diverse board of directors representing a diversity of background, life experiences and roles, both
    professional and parenting, including those with affluence and influence.
    b. Ensure board accountability and continual improvement through training, goal-setting, and self-evaluation.
    c. Establish a sound governance structure including board policies and systems.
    3) Acquire the funding for an Executive Director who will lead the creation of a fundraising committee and a comprehensive multi-year
    plan to increase general operating funds.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    In 2014:
    There are approximately 400 Circle of Parents groups.
    There were over 7900 caregivers attending Circle of Parents groups.
    There were 184 children's Circle of Parents support groups serving over 4100 children.
    There were 462 hours of in-kind time donated to National Circle of Parents.
    There were 276 Parent Leaders.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    1) Administrative Coordinator reports that there is regular interest from individuals from various agencies inquiring as to the process of adopting the Circle of Parents model.
    - Applications reviewed and new states offered a membership.
    - Facilitator training is held for new states.
    - Trainer the trainer is offered every other year.
    2) Board of Directors meets monthly and an accurate record of the proceedings is recorded.
    - Board reviews monthly financial reports
    - Board intentionally seeks out new board members who will provide the skills needed to strengthen the Board.
    3) Acquire funds for a Full-time Executive Director through the development of a financial plan.
    - Creation of a plan to increase name recognition through increased branding and intentional formation of partnerships with national
    agencies.
    - Research data continues to be collected which demonstrates the effectiveness of Circle of Parents programs.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    1) Rhode Island accepted membership in 2014 and training was held there in February 2015.
    2) There were inquiries in 2014-205 in regard to interest in Circle of Parents membership.
    3) It is expected that one state will be turning in an application in late June 2015.
    4) The Board has meet once a month with minutes and financial reports being completed.
    5) Two new Board Members have joined the Board since June 2014.
    6) Data continues to be collected from states in regard to participant data.
    7) Board continues to investigate new sources of funding.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Circle of Parents, Inc. provides support to its national network of statewide child abuse prevention organizations and parent leaders in over 18 different states.

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Financials

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CIRCLE OF PARENTS
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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CIRCLE OF PARENTS INC

Leadership

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Administrative Coordinator

Ms. Julie Anne Rivnak-McAdam

STATEMENT FROM THE Administrative Coordinator

"It is very exciting to be in the lead role of a national network organization that shares responsibility for success among practitioners, parent leaders and collaborating organizations throughout the country.  We are all equally committed, responsible and accountable for our actions and outcomes to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.  And our programs benefit greatly from the diversity of expertise, personal experiences and cultural backgrounds."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Jack F Edgerton

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Term: Jan 2013 - Dec 2015

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?

No

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?