Church Hill Activities and Tutoring
3015 N Street
Richmond VA 23223
Mission Statement We equip and serve the youth of the East End to make transformative decisions. Church Hill Activities and Tutoring is an integrated system of programs that empower aspiring youth to break cycles of poverty and reach their goals.  
CEO/Executive Director Stephen Weir
Board Chair Don Coleman
Board Chair Company Affiliation East End Fellowship
Contact Information
Address 3015 N Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Telephone 804 644-0518
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2004
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $2,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,800,000.00
Mission We equip and serve the youth of the East End to make transformative decisions. Church Hill Activities and Tutoring is an integrated system of programs that empower aspiring youth to break cycles of poverty and reach their goals.  
In the 2015-2016 school year:
  • Over 160 youth participated in CHAT programming
  • Church Hill Academy celebrated its 6th graduation of 4 college-buond students
  • 85% of After School participants' reading rose by one grade level or more
  • 1575 books were read in Tiny Tykes Pre-School
  • 29 students were employed by CHAT's Work Leadership Institute 
  • Volunteers – tutor a student, teach a life skill or join us for a service week
  • Financial Partners –  support CHAT programs and CHAT students through a financial investment
  • Friends - Come see the work being done in the East End, visit Church Hill Academy, Tiny Tykes Preschool or one of our tutoring sites to see how you might want to be involved.

CHAT was born of extraordinary acts of love and kindness. In 2001, inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan, Percy and Angie Strickland moved to Church Hill to learn how to be good neighbors. Percy was the campus miniser at University of Richmond. Angie, now a board certified physician, was preparing to study at VCU School of Medicine. 

The Stricklands quickly befriended neighborhood children, providing homework help, inpromptu life-skills training, food and fellowship. Soon they hosted a growing number in their home.  
The effort grew. Friends of the Stricklands joined in and opened their homes as well - and the word started to spread. In 2002 CHAT was officially established with the purpose of providing assistance to children who clearly benefitted from a nurturing and supportive after school community.  
Since then, our rapid growth has been a direct response to the needs of the communiy. Following our original model, programs take place in the Lighthouse, our current headquarters, and in  over a dozen other nearby facilities. 
CEO Statement

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Richmond, City
CHAT serves the East End section of Richmond City, 23223, which includes neighborhoods such as Church Hill, Fairmount, Union Hill, Fulton, Fulton Hill, Montrose Heights, Fairfield Court, Creighton Court, Whitcomb Court, Mosby Court, Eastview, Peter Paul, North Church Hill, Chimborazo and Oakwood.
Board Chair
Board Chair Don Coleman
Company Affiliation East End Fellowship
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Susan Andrews Self Employed
Tommy Blanchard Capital One
Ester Choie Community Volunteer
Don Coleman East End Fellowship
Michelle Cozart Self Employed, CPA
Rob Lanphear Lanphear LLC
Nadine Marsh-Carter Children's Home Society of Virginia
Ward Marstiller Emroch & Kilduff
Everett Reveley Community Volunteer
Todd Waldo Royal & Co.
Stephen Weir CHAT
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 6
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 11
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director Stephen Weir
Experience From Capital One, Stephen bring to CHAT 8 years of experience in recruiting, analysis, budget analysis, performance management, process management, change management and more.
Senior Staff
Paul Granger Director Intern and Work Groups, Videographer
Rebecca Granger Tiny Tykes Director
Jackie Wornom Griggs Director of Development
Christopher Lee
Rev Gina Maio Head of SChool
Sara Pomeroy
Chris Whiting Operations Director
Murray Withrow Director of After School
Full Time Staff 31
Part Time Staff 12
Volunteers 130
Contractors 0
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
CHAT collaborates with the following organizations:
*Peter Paul Development Center
*Blue Sky Fund
*Bon Secours 
*Leigh Street Baptist Church
*East End Fellowship
*Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
*Youth Life Foundation of Richmond
*Third Presbyterian Church 
*Robinson Theatre
*Bethlehem Baptist Church
*Urban Hope
*The University of Richmond
After School Programs include:
  • Tutoring, two-hour study groups working one-on-one with students K-12th grade and focusing on literacy
  • Wacky Wednesdays, instructive 'life skills' programs, were we use disciplines such as cooking, dance, sewing a carpentry to teach life-long tools for productive living
  • Street Leaders, a first step for highly motivated and engaged students to hold positions of responsibilty at tutoring and summer camp
  • Summer camp, a six week camp including recreation, life-skills classes, field trips, Bible study, and the opportunity to attend a week-long overnight camp
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Budget $44,560.00
An intervention high school for under-performing youth education the whole student. With individualized attention, high expectations, small classes and considerable oversight, we significantly increase the liklihood that students will graduate. 
Population Served At-Risk Populations
Budget $28,600.00
  • Interns include Summer Immersion interns and Year Long Residents who come to work with Church Hill youth, study urban development issues and racial reconciliation, and live in the community they serve.
  • Community Projects - college students, churches and business groups dedicate their spring breaks, weekends and evenings to work in the community on special projects and assist with CHAT programs
  • Volunteers - committed and dedicated tutor in English, math and homework, assist and support Wacky Wednesdays, and contribute their talents to Tiny Tykes or Church Hill Academy to strengthen academic opportunities
Budget $56,600.00

TINY TYKES is our high-quality preschool program for

Church Hill children aged 2½ years to kindergarten age,

with an emphasis on learning through play, circle time,

Bible stories and reading.


We use the Creative Curriculum for staff and teacher

training, and currently are able to accommodate 29

children, five half-days a week. The program has

100% participation by parents, and half our children

are on partial or full scholarship.

Description A job skills training program focusing on education, employment and entrepreneurship to equip Church Hill youth to thrive in a competitive job market. 
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $2,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,800,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$1,449,633$1,938,875$1,218,936
Investment Income, Net of Losses$599($44)--
Membership Dues------
Special Events$48,669$93,520$73,410
Revenue In-Kind$221,323----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,448,778$1,300,244$1,120,465
Administration Expense$287,658$272,194$209,599
Fundraising Expense$173,007$176,022$135,660
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.210.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%74%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%9%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,759,078$1,546,625$1,140,647
Current Assets$885,272$766,364$504,914
Long-Term Liabilities$137,584$146,819$146,207
Current Liabilities$198,568$72,830$38,179
Total Net Assets$1,422,926$1,326,976$956,261
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.4610.5213.22
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets8%9%13%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 9/2016View
Organization Comments   
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from audit.
  • FY 2013 Form 990 prepared by Andrews Accounting and Bookkeeping,Inc.
  • FY 2013 audit prepared by Meadows, Urquhart, Acree & Cook, LLP.
  • CHAT merged with the Church Hill Academy in 2009, and IRS 990 for that time period is inclusive of both entities.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" may also include support from corporations and foundations.
  • Profit and loss statements prepared by the organization.