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National Inclusion Project Inc.

No child should sit on the sidelines.

Research Triangle Park, NC   |  www.inclusionproject.org

Mission

National Inclusion Project opens doors for young people with and without disabilities to be included together and experience all that life has to offer. Through training, tools, the Standards for Inclusive Recreational Programs, Accreditation, online Specialist Course and customized support, NIP meets organizations and practitioners where they are on their disability inclusion journey to help them implement quality inclusive programming for the children and families in their communities.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Mr. Nick Leisey

Main address

PO Box 110104

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA

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Formerly known as

The Bubel/Aiken Foundation

EIN

20-0146446

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Accreditation

Powered by the Standards for Inclusive Recreation Programs, NIP's Accreditation process serves to recognize and confirm that a program is intentionally and successfully serving individuals with and without disabilities. The path to Accreditation is tailored to each program. Programs first beginning their inclusion journey might benefit from a 2-year partnership grounded in training and development, gradually leading to Accreditation review. Programs with established inclusionary supports might dive right into the process with a 1-year Accreditation partnership. Learn more at inclusionproject.org/accreditation.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Champion For Children 2013

NC Foundation for Public School Children

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Children are our future and by providing inclusive opportunities for children of all abilities we are developing a generation where inclusion will be the expectation, not an exception. As children play together and get to know each other they learn that although someone is different they are so much alike in many respects. All children want to be part of, to be connected, to belong. Children develop friendships that grow over the years as we work toward social inclusion of all children. For too long children and adults with disabilities have been on the sidelines. Together with your support and the many partners we work with we are changing the landscape so no one has to sit on the sidelines!\r\nThis is a journey and much work is still to be done but we have already changed perspectives of many and as we share more about the many benefits of inclusion everyone agrees it is the right thing to do! About 7% of recreational camp programs are currently inclusive, with the help of many we can double this within the next 5 years and double again the following five. come join our efforts to ensure all kids participate and belong.

Working with YMCA's, Boy's and Girl's Clubs, Jewish Community Centers, Parks and Recs, and other community groups we are demonstrating the benefits of inclusion. We will continue our expansion and rollout of our flagship "Let's ALL Play" program model and build upon its strengths. We will develop program assessment capabilities to ensure best practices are utilized to enhance the overall inclusive experience. We will identify programs and provide families with information regarding availability of inclusive programs and what parents of all children should be seeking in qualified inclusive recreational programs. We will share the successes and continually build awareness of the benefits of inclusion.

We have the expertise and partnerships to achieve the defined goals. Like most organizations our challenge will be the funding to support. We will work with our existing support base and seek to expand those committed to our mission. This will assist but will not be enough to achieve the goals as defined. In addition we will aggressively pursue funding partnerships with corporations and like-minded foundations. As we share the gains achieved we anticipate additional philanthropic organizations and individuals will join to help us realize the benefit for the children and society!

We have reached over 75,000 children so far through our inclusive programs and community partners. Research has validated both the physical and social benefits of our Let's ALL Play program model. Parent letters continue to confirm how their child has been positively impacted by having the opportunity to participate.\r\nWith only about 9% of recreational summer camps inclusive we have only scratched the surface. There is so much work still to be done with community programs across the country to provide opportunities for all children to participate together. Our progress is only limited by the financial resources to provide more training and assistance to enable more programs. The demand for inclusive recreational programs exceed our capacity to support - but together we can work to ensure no child sits on the sidelines!

Financials

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National Inclusion Project Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/16/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Clay Aiken

Entertainer

Term: 2003 -


Board co-chair

Mrs. Diane Bubel

Child advocate

Term: 2009 -

Frances Wilson

Diane Bubel

Clay Aiken

Faye Parker

Zak Fathi

Gary Siperstein

University of Massachusetts

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • 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? No