BOOTSTRAPS TO SHARE OF TUCSON INC

aka BICAS - bicycle inter-community arts & salvage   |   Tucson, AZ   |  www.bicas.org

Mission

To help the Homeless through advocacy and bicycle salvage, our mission is to participate in affordable bicycle transportation, education, and creative recycling with our greater Tucson community.

Ruling year info

1990

Administrative Contact

Car Arteaga

Main address

2001 N. 7th Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85705 USA

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EIN

74-2580768

NTEE code info

Recycling (C27)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Access to affordable and sustainable transportation

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?

Community Tools

Self-service bicycle repair shop, with stands, tools, used parts, and staff on-hand to answer questions and guide repairs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

Education - We offer a variety of classes on bicycle mechanics and riding safety.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

BICAS strives to encourage recycling through the use of all bike parts for either mechanical purposes or the creation of art and to foster art as a mode of personal expression and creativity.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

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 clients served

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

Adolescents, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Community Tools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is a primary unit of service for BICAS. These are users of the sliding fee DIY bicycle repair shop with the assistance of our mechanical trainer.

Hours of programing delivered

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

Adolescents, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Community Tools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is the number of hours of use of the Community Tools program

Number of volunteers

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Incarcerated people

Related Program

Community Tools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

These are work-traders who earn credit towards a used bike, shop time, and parts. And court sentenced community service volunteers.

Hours of volunteer service

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Incarcerated people

Related Program

Community Tools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

These are the number of hours of supervised work-trade and community service we were able to provide

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

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

Adolescents, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Community Tools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

BICAS is one of the few places in town that supervises Youth in the performance of court ordered community service

Number of Bike Donors

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

Adolescents, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Community Tools

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is the number of people that supported our mission by donating bicycles, bike parts, and bike stuff like helmets, jerseys, and shoes.

Number of Bikes Donated

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

Adolescents, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Community Tools

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is the donor reported number of bikes that were rehabed by our staff and volunteers, or parted out, or made into art, or sold to the scrap yard.

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.

BICAS aims to provide access to alternative forms of transportation for diverse and underrepresented communities.

Our shop offers a worktrade program which provides the opportunity for those without the means to buy a bike to earn one through volunteering their time in the shop. This credit can be used towards buying one of our donated bicycles or to using our shop to work on a bike.

BICAS has been around for almost 30 years. We have been able to get thousands of bikes onto the streets in Tucson, and into the hands of community members in need.

We hope to provide more opportunities for youth. Traditionally our space has been very education oriented, with our goals primarily concerning young people. These goals have grown to encompass our newly implemented Youth Earn A Bike program, which is similar to our worktrade program but is designed specifically for youth.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Board of directors
as of 05/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hon. Our Board Structure is Non-Hierarchical

Vanessa Gallego

Matt Harmon

U of A

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? No