Making A Difference for You, Inc.
827 E. Parham Rd. Ste. 6B
Parham One Office Bldg. Parham One Shopping Center
Richmond VA 23227
Mission Statement To inspire with courage, spirit and hope. To benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and families, which will aide in bridging the digital divide. Because information technology evolves a mind-boggling rate it's becoming more important for people to have the skills to evolve with it. It's important that citizens have ample opportunities to learn these skills, especially when you consider the fact that within the next several years, fully half of all jobs will either be in IT industry or will require IT -related skills. If we cannot cultivate these skills, the digital divide will persist.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Samuel Johnson
Board Chair Ms. Gail O. Crawford
Board Chair Company Affiliation N/A
Contact Information
Address 827 E. Parham Rd. Ste. 6B
Parham One Office Bldg. Parham One Shopping Center
Richmond, VA 23227
Telephone 804 447-7945
Fax 804 447-7949
E-mail info@mad4yuinc.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2002
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $49,000.00
Projected Expenses $57,110.00
Additional Documents
990-N (e-Postcard) filer Information

Tax Period:
2013 (01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013)
Employer Identification Number (EIN): 
30-0048258
Legal Name: 
MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR YOU INC

Mailing Address: 
3109 Chartwood Drive, Sandston, VA 23150
United States

Doing Business As: 
Gross receipts not greater than:
$50,000
Organization has terminated:
No
Principal Officer's Name and Address: 
GAIL CRAWFORD
3109 Chartwood Drive, Sandston, VA 23150
United States
Statements
Mission To inspire with courage, spirit and hope. To benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and families, which will aide in bridging the digital divide. Because information technology evolves a mind-boggling rate it's becoming more important for people to have the skills to evolve with it. It's important that citizens have ample opportunities to learn these skills, especially when you consider the fact that within the next several years, fully half of all jobs will either be in IT industry or will require IT -related skills. If we cannot cultivate these skills, the digital divide will persist.
Impact

We have special software for computer training. The students will learn MicroSoft Office, typing, email, internet, personal computer, preparing winning resumes and in addition will provide homework assistance and mentoring.   Using these programs will help students prepare for the job market and will have a tremendous impact on their lives in the future.

Needs

Community Needs Assessment

Did You Know?

  • Richmond VA has an unemployment rate, from a post peak low of 5.2% in February        2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points.

  •  The poverty rate in Richmond VA is Based on the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey Richmond 26.30%

  • Virginia’s capital city continued to have the highest poverty rate in the state, with one in four residents living at or below the poverty line, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Among the 814 localities included in the survey, Richmond ranked 31st for the highest poverty rate in the United States in 2012

  • Poverty in Richmond is exacerbated by unemployment, poor education, inadequate job-skill training and limited transportation. 

Background

Making A Difference For You Inc. was organized 2002 exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Specifically, Making A Difference For You will help individuals reach their highest potential through knowledge, which will be an increase to inspire one to succeed.


The primary activities of Making A Difference For You, that will occupy about 60% of the organization's time, will focus on PC Training, Windows Training, Word Training, Excel Training, Internet Basics Training, Email, Typing, Self Esteem Building, Preparing Winning Resumes, and Managing Money.


Occupying the other 40% of the organizations time will focus on homework assistance and additional programs.



CEO Statement MAD4YU has embraced the national community action promise that “Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.”
Board Chair Statement

Skilled and trained instructors will assist individuals in accomplishing their necessary goals; MAD4 YU will produce a variety of instructional materials, both printed and electronic to aide in reaching goals. MAD4YU will have a website that's linked to a wide array of educational sites which will assist individuals who do not have access to a computer or the Internet.

A registration process will be designed to determine what areas of weakness we should focus on to better assist the individuals. This registration process is the key to our charitable mission.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Henrico County
Chesterfield County
Ashland
Hanover County

The Tri-Cities of Virginia is an area in the Greater Richmond Region which includes the three independent cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell.

 


 

Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Gail O. Crawford
Company Affiliation N/A
Term July 2013 to July 2020
Email gail1.crawford@comcast.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Ethan Evans
Mrs. Fatimah Evans
Ms. Lorna Longs
Mr. Malik Walker
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 25
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments

Skilled and trained instructors will assist individuals in accomplishing their necessary goals; MAD4 YU will produce a variety of instructional materials, both printed and electronic to aide in reaching goals. MAD4YU will have a website that's linked to a wide array of educational sites which will assist individuals who do not have access to a computer or the Internet.

A registration process will be designed to determine what areas of weakness we should focus on to better assist the individuals. This registration process is the key to our charitable mission.

Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Samuel Johnson
Experience

Advise clients or cutomers, answer customer or public inquires, modified work procedures or processes to meet deadlines, purchasing, receiving, obtained information from clients, obtained information from individuals, oversee execution of organizational and program policies, plan and organize work, prepare reports for management, took messages, used time magagement skills and performed work as a team member and individual Legal documents and lawyer representation to close high profile purchases.

Complete help of services with people from transportation to housing and helping people to have complete people skills. 25 years of service in promotions, special events and outdoor festivals, undercover security for 500 to 1500 people. 

Co-CEO
Term Start July 2012
Email info@mad4yuinc.org
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 0
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2014
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Collaborations


 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
ConnectRichmond2015
Community Foundations of Virginia2015
HandsOn Greater Richmond2015
Partnership for Families - Northside2016
Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence2015
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Positively RichmondWRIC2017
Acts of KindnessWWBT2017
Programs
Description

As part of our philosophy, all services and programs provided by MAD4YU are free of charge.

Our organization strives to provide one-on-one attention and educational resources at no cost to benefit individuals who are either unable to afford continuing their education or who view funding as an obstacle that inhibits their personal growth.
Description

MAD4YU offers free personalized computer training to seniors and general public. Each individual has the opportunity to learn what they want. Our lessons demonstrate the value of using personal computers (PCs) and develop computer familiarity and fluency.


Some of our instructions include teaching: how to start a computer, create a user-id and password, identify the function of computer hardware and software, install virus protection, and how to create, name and navigate through files and folders.
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Description

With our internet training program, we provide an understanding of basic internet terminology and principles, how to open and use browser applications, and various strategies for employing search engines.

Individuals can also learn how to create and maintain a basic html page, such as a blog or professional website.

Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Description

Microsoft Windows are the computers used in our operations. Our Microsoft Windows and Office training program add onto our clientele’s fundamental understanding of computer systems. In teaching Microsoft Office, we enable our constituent’s abilities to use these widely used programs to further their pursuits for employment and enrichment. 

Description

In our Microsoft Word training program, individuals learn: how to create, save, and open documents using toolbars, how to navigate within documents, and how to select, edit, and format text.

Description

In our Microsoft Excel training program, individuals learn: how to edit cell contents, work with columns and rows, how to use multiple copy and paste, and how to navigate between worksheets and workbooks.

Individuals also learn to select parts of the worksheet by using the mouse or keyboard, and become familiar with several commands for cell formatting, workbooks and toolbar customization.

Description

In our Microsoft Excel training program, individuals learn: how to edit cell contents, work with columns and rows, how to use multiple copy and paste, and how to navigate between worksheets and workbooks.

Individuals also learn to select parts of the worksheet by using the mouse or keyboard, and become familiar with several commands for cell formatting, workbooks and toolbar customization.

Description

Thanks to an increase in volunteers and interested students, our program now provides free tutoring services to improve the students' skills in mathematics, reading, writing, science and social studies. Tutors assist students of all ages with completing and understanding their homework assignments. Our volunteers who come in regularly develop progress plans for the students whom they work with every week. Individuals will get the personalized and supportive attention needed to help them strengthen in areas of weakness.

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description

Let us help you get your GED! Through one-on-one or group sessions, we build a positive and supportive relationship that will engage and motivate students to work towards improvement of ability and effort in GED Adult Education. We teach basic skills to students with varying academic levels while integrating GED skills, reading and math skills, social justice and community issues, and culture. We also help students meet necessary goals and take the exam to qualify to get a GED.

Population Served Adults
Description

The MAD4YU money management and finance training program provides personalized consultation and guidance that helps low-income individuals develop financial goals and the means for attaining these goals.

This effort folds into many of our other programs; for example, many individuals learn to use Excel when creating their first personal budget. Along the way, our counselors provide suggestions to build self-control and self-belief while helping them set saving plans which benefit these low-income individuals.

Population Served Adults
Description

In our free resume preparation program, we demonstrate resume guidelines, providing individuals with several resume styles, as well as covering what topics and skill sets should be addressed and marketed.

Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Description

Our counselors help convey the importance of self-knowledge and positive thinking to our visitors. They work closely with them in developing achievable goals, recognizing strengths and limitations, and setting standards for their self improvement.

These individuals respond to the one-on-one care – they are not always used to receiving specialized attention and encouragement.

Population Served At-Risk Populations
CEO/ED/Board Comments

The top three challenges identified for getting out of poverty are:

EMPLOYMENT

With recent budget cuts, residents are finding themselves without jobs and un-employment benefits, fewer work hours, and fewer to no job training and placement opportunities.

EDUCATION

Past challenges have centered on affordability of post-secondary education. Today, people are concerned that they are being “locked out” of school by the decrease in entry slots and class offerings. Getting a degree is taking much longer for many people, especially the poor who rely on public higher education.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Budget cuts have reduced or eliminated many community services. People are frustrated with not having up-to-date community resource information. “Newly poor” residents do not know where to go to obtain information.

 

MAD4YU will address these challenges by strengthening and growing programs in the priority areas, expanding partnerships and collaboratives, and implementing continuous best practices.

 

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $49,000.00
Projected Expenses $57,110.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$35,775$15,820$2,300
Administration Expense$13,323$10,800$5,030
Fundraising Expense$0$1,400$1,200
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.461.030.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses73%56%27%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%19%600%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets($26,482)$175($780)
Current Assets($26,482)$175$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets($26,482)$175($780)
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%--
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 10/2015View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Tax-exempt status was reinstated in 2014.
  • Financial analysis performed with statements prepared internally by the organization.