ACTODAY FOUNDATION INC

When it Matters...ACTODAY

aka ACTODAY, ACToday, actoday   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.actodayfoundation.org

Mission

Founded in 2005, the mission of ACTODAY Foundation, Inc. is to aid in the development of the underprivileged and marginalized and to pursue solutions to the underlying causes of poverty through education and empowerment.

Notes from the nonprofit

We truly enjoy the opportunity to consistently be of assistance to all in need. Thank you. :)

Ruling year info

2008

Board Chair

Dr. Angella Patrice Warren Ph.D.

President

Dr. Michelle Elaine Gabb Ph.D.

Main address

2870 Peachtree Rd Ste 848

Atlanta, GA 30305 USA

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EIN

43-2077554

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Poverty, Homelessness, Hunger, Education, Environmental Issues, the Elderly, Clean Water, Health and Fitness... We enjoy our Work. :)

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

ASAP

The ACTODAY Advanced Solutions for Advanced Placement (ASAP) program is an awesome Tutoring and Mentoring program.

The ASAP Program is designed to extend learning beyond the classroom. To do this, we focus on preparing youth physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. We believe that developing the internal and external health of youth, coupled with tutoring, mentoring, cultural enhancement activities and community service will provide a stronger correlation between each student's current school curriculum, real world application of said curriculum and community development.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

ACTODAY empowers low-income families through home ownership. Our home building initiative contributes to breaking the cycle of poverty for families in need through the stability and empowerment of home ownership.

Prospective families are selected based on their level of need and willingness to partner with us. We work to create opportunities for lower-income people to live in affordable homes in safe, sustainable neighborhoods that are healthy places for families to grow.

ACTODAY supplies a range of housing initiatives including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or home ownership. We also provide environmental efficiency upgrades for the elderly and direct rental assistance to low-income families.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Environmental initiative teaching students valuable principles of horticulture and pollution reduction.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Initiative focused on keeping our Awesome elder community fit, active and fun

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers

Environmental initiative focusing on reducing pollutants and increasing air quality

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Helping at risk students between the ages of 13 and 19 to succeed both personally as well as professionally

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

ASAP

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Elementary, middle school and high school students combined received training and needed supplies to excel in school. Thanks to your help, we are doing more.

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

BackUp

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We measure our success in lives improved. With your help, our impact is continuing to increase.

Number of graduates enrolled in higher learning, university, or technical/vocational training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

BackUp

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Helping at risk students between the ages of 13 and 19 to succeed both personally as well as professionally. Thanks to your continued support, we can make an even greater impact.

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

AAHP

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Parents and families have benefited from our housing, education, health and income initiatives and from our nutritional partnerships. With your help, we can continue to be of assistance.

Number of families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

BackUp

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Parents and families have benefited from our housing, education, health and income initiatives and from our nutritional partnerships. With your help, we can continue to be of assistance.

Number of returning volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

90% of the ACTODAY workforce is composed of amazing volunteers.

Total weight of materials recycled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Treetop

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Environmental initiative focusing on reducing pollutants and increasing air quality. With your continued support, we can make an even greater impact.

Number of individuals applying skills learned through the organization's training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Get Grounded

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Environmental initiative teaching students valuable principles of horticulture, outdoors survival and pollution reduction.

Number of clients who report a greater sense of purpose and improved overall wellness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, Caregivers, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

G-Force

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Initiative focused on keeping our Awesome elder community fit, active and fun. With your continued support, we can make an even greater impact.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

As an organization comprised of diverse professionals, our goals of assistance are as follows:

-to nurture and educate children culturally, emotionally and psychologically from infancy to adulthood
-to assist the elderly to live full and enjoyable lives
-to provide childcare assistance for all families in need with a special emphasis on low-income families
-to provide a well-rounded education for pre-school-aged children
-to reduce pollution and increase environmental care
-to address the effects of climate change on agriculture
-to provide a safe place where children can grow, play, and continue their education beyond the classroom
-to provide mentoring relationships and opportunities for children, teens and young adults alike
-to educate, train, and develop adults to help them to become financially, emotionally, and psychologically stable
-to reduce crime rates and truancy
-to develop safe and sustainable communities
-to stimulate economic growth through career training and development programs
-to decrease unemployment rates through job training, entrepreneurial assistance and grant provision to small business owners
-to renovate and revitalize communities through home-ownership programs
-to decrease homelessness

We work to aid in the development of the underprivileged and marginalized to pursue solutions to the underlying causes of poverty through education and empowerment. We believe that through critical thinking, tolerance and diversity training, people can transcend the barriers of societal and self-afflicted degradation.

We understand that in order for us to improve the lives of our youth in a sustainable way, that we must also work with each of their respective families and communities.

Therefore, in addition to ACTODAY programs that are aimed towards guiding and assisting the youth, we also present initiatives targeted towards community development, environmental care, entrepreneurial development, elderly assistance and emergency support for low-income families.

The ACTODAY leadership team is comprised of a very diverse group of licensed professionals and experts in the fields of Education, Business Development, Psychology, Law, Economics and Medicine. We also have a well developed and diverse advisory board that consists of highly experienced professionals from both the private and public sector. ACTODAY also has an excellent staff and a wonderful team of qualified volunteers.

We've achieved great progress thus-far. Each of our programs is monitored closely for achievement and performance both by our diverse Board and by third-party evaluation. Our results are measured statistically through census analysis and organically through the direct feedback of clients served and the sentiment of the general public.

We have received excellent feedback on all accounts.

100% of the students that have gone through ACTODAY programs have experienced increased grade performance and improved behavior.

100% of all adults who have participated in ACTODAY job placement services have received advance training and have been placed in sustainable employment positions to support their respective families.

100% of all high school students who have participated in ACTODAY academic assistance programs have graduated high school and have successfully enrolled in college.

100% of all parents who have participated in ACTODAY parental counseling programs have experienced improved communication with their children.

100% of all families who have participated in ACTODAY family services have experienced an increase in overall health and well being.

We will continue to implement our highly successful and sustainable models of performance while continuing to conduct assessments of our results.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ACTODAY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 12/7/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Angella Warren

EMS

Term: 2018 - 2020


Board co-chair

Dr. Michelle Gabb

Gabb & Associates

Term: 2018 - 2020

Henry Sutherland

Schuler Consulting

Barbara Holden

Finite Solutions

Ken Bradley

Voyage Management

Cynthia Weise

Weise Consulting

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/07/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/07/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.