Young Men's Christian Association of Walla Walla

For a better us

aka Walla Walla YMCA   |   Walla Walla, WA   |  www.wwymca.org

Mission

The Walla Walla YMCA is committed to building strong kids, individuals, families, and communities through programs and services that promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. We work with children, adults and families to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. We believe that a strong community can best be achieved when we invest in our youth, our health and our neighbors. We do this through our attention to: Youth Development - Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. Healthy Living - Improving our communities’ health & well-being. Social Responsibility - Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our Strategic Plan for 2022 - 2025 is in process of review and will be uploaded

Ruling year info

1944

CEO

Ms Karen Hedine

Main address

340 S. Park St.

Walla Walla, WA 99362 USA

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EIN

91-0580856

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Ensuring programs and services are responsive to current and emerging individual and community needs with emphasis on diversity and inclusivity.

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?

Walla Walla YMCA - Overall

To apply our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility with comprehensive and include programs that emphasize of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

American Red Cross 2020

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

The Walla Walla YMCA's goal is to provide programs and services that are responsive to a diverse community. To accomplish this the YMCA's goals include:

1. Youth Development - implementing and evaluating transformational youth and teen programs that result in program growth, expanded community collaboration and measurable outcomes;
2. Healthy Living - developing and implementing program offerings for improved responsiveness to community and member needs and interests; and
3. Social Responsibility - assessing programs annually to bridge gaps in community needs across social and economic barriers and employing the Y’s values and infrastructure ; coordinating with other organizations to sync capabilities and improve outreach.

The YMCA establishes a community-and mission-oriented strategic plan on which the organizational, CEO and Board goals are based. The CEO works with management and staff to implement departmental goals, asses performance against goals and evaluate opportunities for improvement. The Y's strategic plan was under review at the time of the COVID-19 closure and the planing process is in the process of being reinstated. Interview with community stakeholders have been completed and an online virtual survey to engage and invite community input has been implemented.

The organization's ability to meet its goals is dependent to large degree on management strengths and ability. The YMCA employs a talented team of managers who each bring a level of technical and/or operational expertise to the organization. Managers and staff are provided access to training programs through the national YMCA efforts, local leadership and management training programs and technical expertise certifications. Departments provide input on their goals and evaluate themselves on their achievements and opportunities for improvement.

In 2021the organization has :
1. Implemented a renewed strategic planning process which will be further assessed and modified prior to completion and which strives to assess community needs, Y strengths and how we best continue to serve
2. devised CEO and management goals
3. initiated management leadership and performance training
4. initiated a number of new quantifiable objectives across departments ; we are continuing to address performance metrics that encompass the diversity of the communities we serve
5. initiated new or expanded outreach and collaborative efforts throughout the Walla Walla Valley including service to 3 rural communities for childcare and summer programs and 4 community pools; served as a community expert, collaborator, convener and facilitator in providing essential support to the community during the COVID-19 crisis
6. implemented new policies and procedures, position descriptions and other baseline processes against which performance may be measured

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve everyone in a 13 rural community outreach.

  • 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), 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    One of the communities we serve has not had an afterschool childcare program. In seeking input from the community we proposed and prepared to implement the program - serving a predominantly Hispanic/Latino population. The program was scheduled to begin the week before the COVID-19 crisis forced a temporary shut down. We have confirmed with the community that once we are able to resume the program the community would still value this service.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • 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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Young Men's Christian Association of Walla Walla

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms Mona Geidl

Minnick Hayner

Term: 2013 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mr. Tyler Moore

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Term: 2017 - 2025

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 ? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/24/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/29/2020

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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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • 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.