AMERICAN SOUTHWESTERN RAILWAY ASSOCIATION INC

aka Travel Town Museum Foundation   |   Glendale, CA   |  www.traveltown.org

Mission

The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public about railroad history as it pertains to the development of the Southwest Region of the United States, particularly the Los Angeles area. We fulfill this mission by supporting the restoration, operation, and interpretation of the historic railroad equipment at the City-operated Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park.

The Foundation supports Travel Town by helping the Department of Recreation & Parks to fund and administer the Museum's volunteer programs, restoration projects and educational outreach efforts. Many of the Museum's programs and activities are funded through grants and donations along with proceeds from our Museum Gift Shop.

Ruling year info

1983

President

Gregory Gneier

Main address

Po Box 21039

Glendale, CA 91221 USA

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EIN

95-3804132

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Citizen Participation (W24)

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Educational Outreach Program

In conjunction with each academic school year, our Foundation gears up for it’s Educational Outreach Program at the Museum. We recruit, orient, train and oversee High School students to give back to their community by volunteering at Travel Town. Every student goes through an orientation/interview process wherein we discuss their skills, interests, and time availability to give them the best fit in our volunteer opportunities at the Museum. Each student is expected to follow our volunteer rules and safety procedures, they sign in and out, note what jobs they work on, and are in charge of their own paperwork for their individual school needs and requirements. Opportunities we offer these students include our “Red Shirt” restoration work, our docent work, and administrative work.


Goals of the program:

• To recruit, train and engage High School students to run and staff our Educational Outreach Programs and restoration projects.
• To have the students learn good life skills that will be applicable in their future education and careers.
• To have these students represent the Museum to the general public in a positive friendly manner.

Objectives:
To recruit at least 5 new students a month through school advertisements, internet posts, and word of mouth within the High Schools surrounding the Museum.

To train these students to be docents and restoration volunteers, utimately they will run the programs with minimum staff supervision.

To retain at least 50 students who will volunteer for 10+ hours throughout the year.

To retain at least 25 students who will earn the President’s Service Award by volunteering a minimum of 50 hours during the year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We are restoring several pieces of rolling stock at the Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park. More detailed information is available at our website at www.traveltown.org.

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Financials

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AMERICAN SOUTHWESTERN RAILWAY ASSOCIATION INC

Board of directors
as of 5/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gregory Gneier

Brad Slosar

John Vertrees

Nancy GNEIER

TTMF

WAYNE Coleman

Retired, Boeing

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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