IDENTITY INC

aka Identity, Inc.   |   Anchorage, AK   |  www.identityalaska.org

Mission

Identity advances Alaska’s LGBT community through advocacy, education, and connectivity.

Notes from the nonprofit

Identity envisions a world where all people are free to express and be proud of their sexual and gender identities.

Ruling year info

1983

Board Co-Chair

Mr. Joey Agloinga-Keeney

Board Co-Chair

Mr. Julien Jolivette

Main address

801 W. Fireweed Lane Suite 103

Anchorage, AK 99503 USA

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EIN

92-0091087

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The state of Alaska spans over half a million square miles. For small nonprofits such as Identity, one of the barriers to providing services state wide is the difficulty in reaching Alaskans outside of the urban area of Anchorage. This level of outreach requires expensive technology and/or expensive travel. The average cost of air travel from rural Alaska to the urban hub of Anchorage, depending on location is $300-$1,000. The implication of these logistical and financial difficulties is that Identity, Inc. cannot reach some of our most vulnerable people. When one considers the additional increased risk of completing suicide as a gender or sexually diverse youth, as well as the general lack of competent healthcare for LGBTQ+ youth, it is a realization how important reaching our young community members is.

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?

Pridefest

ANCHORAGE PRIDEFEST: Annual week-long summer celebration including Celebrating Diversity Parade and Festival on the Parkstrip.

Population(s) Served

Focal point for the gay, lesbian, transgender community.  Provides meeting space, for this community.  Providing information about the local GLBT community and activities.

Population(s) Served

The Identity HelpLine is a resource and referral service answered by a volunteer every evening from 6:00 to 11:00 pm and provides toll free accessibility Alaska- wide.  This is critical give the remoteness and isolation of many Alaska villages.

Population(s) Served

An activity program for Elders

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Using technology and travel scholarships, Identity, Inc. will increase the reach of our robust youth programming to more out-of-Anchorage Youth, in particular, targeting those youth who live in the most rural communities. Specifically, Identity, Inc. will use the technology to facilitate distance participation (using A/V technology) for all youth related events including weekly Q Club meetings, bi-monthly Translution meetings (for Trans-identified adolescents), and bi-monthly Transparent meetings (for parents of Trans-Youth). This technology will also be used for 1:1 connection time between rural youth and staff and Board Members of Identity, Inc. Identity, Inc. will provide a travel scholarship for in person events such as the Winter Youth Leadership Summit, Summer Youth Leadership Camp, Pride Prom, and Pride Week events. Identity, Inc. will provide connection and increased community building, thereby reducing the feeling of loneliness and isolation in rural Alaska LGBTQ+ youth.

Goal 1: Facilitate distance participation in weekly Q Club meetings from youth outside of the urban areas of Alaska.
Objective 1: Purchase software that will allow for an A/V connection between two
parties from a distance (Zoom).
Objective 2: Purchase hardware that will allow for an A/V connection between two
parties from a distance (designated laptop with microphone, webcam and speakers, headset with microphone).
Objective 3: Create a marketing campaign utilizing stakeholders in all regions of Alaska to increase awareness of the availability of this program.

Goal 2: Facilitate the ability to have 1:1 meetings with rural youth outside of the urban areas of Alaska with other youth, Board Members or volunteers of Identity.

See above objectives, which will serve to meet this goal

Goal 3: Increase the participation of rural youth in the Winter/Summer Youth Leadership Summits and Pride Prom/Pride Week, allowing rural youth to build community and create networking contacts with others like them around the State, as well as benefit from the current educational offerings of the youth programming events.

Objective 1: Create a marketing campaign utilizing stakeholders in all regions of
Alaska to increase awareness of the availability of this program.
Objective 2: Work with bookkeeper to create procedures for isolating scholarship
travel funds for youth within the financial accounts/budgets
Objective 3: Create and disseminate travel scholarship application/nomination forms to disseminate to stakeholders in all regions of Alaska prior to each major youth event (Winter Leadership Summit, Summer Leadership Summit, PrideFest Weekend, Pride Prom).
Objective 4: Create an annual process to identify the amount and number of travel scholarships that will be available for the calendar year, as well as identify scholarship winners

These are the names and qualifications of the individuals involved in implementing this current project:
Dr. Tracey Wiese, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC and her qualifications are a Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a current Board Member of Identity, Inc, and is also a licensed physical and mental health provider for the State of Alaska.
Brooks Banker, who is the Director of Youth Programming for Identity.

We have purchased an annual paid Zoom account to support the software needs managed by Identity, Inc. paid employee. as well as a laptop with microphone, webcam and speakers, headset with microphone.
and updated by the Board of Directors.

Identity, Inc. is utilizing their current social media accounts, email contacts and newsletter to disseminate information about the new capabilities. This includes paid boosting of social media posts.

Identity, Inc has designed a post card size brochure which highlights the new capabilities of the programming. These postcards are printed and will be mailed to all current stakeholders’ statewide, including school districts and other youth serving organizations.

All marketing materials has a link to a travel scholarship application, which was created by Identity, Inc staff. The application will be available throughout the year. The applications for each event will close 60 days prior to each event. The applications will be received and filed per event in our currently available electronic drive.

During the annual review of the budget, the Board will identify funds available for travel scholarships, prioritizing events in the following order:
1. Summer Youth Summit
2. PrideFest Weekend
3. Winter Youth Summit
4. Pride Prom

The Board of Directors will review all scholarship applications available at the close of each events’ application period. The Board of Directors will identify award recipients at least 60 days prior to the scheduled event.

Identity, Inc. employee will work with the youth to arrange travel and make reservations, if necessary within 45 days of scheduled event.

Financials

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Operations

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

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IDENTITY INC

Board of directors
as of 5/6/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Joey Agloinga-Keeney

retired

Term: 2019 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mr. Julien Jolivette

Access Alaska

Term: 2019 - 2020

Gayle Schuh

No Affliation

J.J. Harrier

thread

Jaime Spatrisano

Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Joey Agloinga-Keeney

No Affliation

Roni Lanier

Arctic Owl Counseling, LLC.

Tracey Weise

Full Spectrum Health

Shelby Wilson

State of Alaska

Darrel Hess

Municipality of Anchorage

Candace Bell

No Affiliation

Julien Jolivette

Access Alaska

Christopher Barrazza

Alaska USA Credit Union

Kathleen Chivers-Carter

No Affiliation