Human Services

Urban Outreach, Inc.

  • Houston, TX
  • www.urbanoutreachinc.org

Mission Statement

The Mission of Urban Outreach,Inc.(UOI) is to provide life changing programs for at-risk youth and vulnerable families in apartment complexes, schools, and camps in the greater Houston area.

Main Programs

  1. Apartment Ministry
  2. Character Development in Schools
  3. Christian Summer Camping
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Greater Houston Area

ruling year

1996

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Sidney S. Smith

Keywords

Self-reported

character development apartment ministry adult empowerment faith based strengthen inner-city families

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EIN

76-0475282

 Number

2316218370

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

dren & Youth Services (Phi)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

Apartment Ministry

UOI on-site, year around daily programs improve the quality of life for more than 3,000 families in lower income apartment complexes. Primary emphasis is on the Childrens Kids Clubs activities after-school hours. Several other activities include summer lunch programs, soccer camp, field trips and boy and girl scout programs. In addition, family enrichment programs provide financial planning, parenting classes, life skills training, ESL classes, Bible study and family counseling. Computers, home furnishings, clothing, and other necessities are provided. The highly acclaimed Character First program is utilized. UOI has programs in 27 apartment complexes and anticipates further significant growth.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Single Parents

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$435,500.00

Program 2

Character Development in Schools

Using the highly acclaimed national curriculum Character First, UOI provides teams to facilitate in school mentoring, student advocacy, and character education during and after school hours. The character development training and counseling are provided for school children who are on the verge of being expelled, dropping out or being sent to alternative schooling due to poor grades and disciplinary problems. UOI is active in 8 schools working with more than 400 students.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Single Parents

Budget

$80,500.00

Program 3

Christian Summer Camping

A week-long Christian camping experience at Camp of the Hills at Marble Falls on Lake Travis is offered sharing a message of hope, love, and purpose for over 200 young children and teens from inner-city neighborhoods. Fishing,swimming, canoeing, crafts, Bible studies, camp fires, leadership training, and one-on-one counseling are all part of the experience for youth ages 8-15. Only a modest deposit is required from families to secure a spot. More than 3500 youth have benefited from the program over the past 15 years.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$93,000.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Increase Apartment Complexes Served by 4
    Increase Schools Served by 4
    Keep Summer Camping Program at 200
    Increase Summer Soccer Program by 50
    Increase Board of Trustees by 6
    Increase Number of Volunteers by 50
    Increase Gala Net by $50,000
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Getting the word out through Web Page, Facebook, Twitter, GuideStar, Donor Edge, Newsletter, Annual Report, Active Recruiting, Gala Participation, Active Solicitation of Foundations and Corporations as well as Individuals.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Have trained staff, active Board of Trustees, active volunteers, excellent reputation, geographic location.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Goals met through 3 year Strategic Plan which has been approved and is in place. Statistics on number of volunteers and total hours served, total youth served, families served, feed back from supporting churches.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Program goals are being met. Board of Trustees still lacking members. Auxiliary and Advisory Board are not at desired levels.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Greater Houston Area

Social Media

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau - Standards for Charity Accountability

Affiliations + Memberships

Collaborative for Children

Affiliate of Boy Scouts of America

Affiliate of YWCA USA

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Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

URBAN OUTREACH, INCORPORATED
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31

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Operations

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

Urban Outreach, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Sidney S. Smith

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Urban Outreach is a faith-based (Christian) non-profit corporation having less than 10 employees and 150 volunteers with 3 major programs reaching over 3000 participants and family members in the inner-city neighborhoods of Houston. The UOI annual operating expense budget is more than $500,000. In-kind contributions exceed $1,800,000. Program revenues meet about 20 percent of the financial needs each year. Most of the operating funds come from churches,individuals,and an annual gala, with a small percent of annual income coming from foundations and corporations. UOI receives no government or United Way funds. UOI is an approved vendor for the City of Houston. UOI is accredited by the Better Business Bureau."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Sidney Smith, Jr.

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?

Yes

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?