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 Understand Why to use a Personal computer. Demonstrate an understanding of basic Personal Computer terminology. Identify the hardware elements and there purpose. Demonstrate an understanding of networks, definitions, terms, and the do's and don'ts of networks. Demonstrate an understanding of the operating system software, application software, interface software and viruses. Have a basic understanding of how to start the computer and the use of passwords and user-id’s, and logging in/out of a network. Learn how to name files, store files, and use the files of sub-directories and folders
Population Served None
Long Term Success Obtained Federal and State rulings
Description Understand Why to use a Personal computer. Demonstrate an understanding of basic Personal Computer terminology. Identify the hardware elements and there purpose. Demonstrate an understanding of networks, definitions, terms, and the do's and don'ts of networks. Demonstrate an understanding of the operating system software, application software, interface software and viruses. Have a basic understanding of how to start the computer and the use of passwords and user-id’s, and logging in/out of a network. Learn how to name files, store files, and use the files of sub-directories and folders
Population Served None
Description Learn how to navigate within documents, select and edit text. Learn how to work with tables and tabs, use the tables and borders toolbar, work with rows and columns, setting tabs, and setting tabs in tables
Population Served None
Description Have a basic understanding of the main screen and the main screen icons. Learn how to navigate within a document, selecting text by using the mouse or keyboard and editing text. Learn how to format text and paragraphs. Learn how to work with tables, setting tabs and setting tabs in tables.
Population Served None
Description Have a basic understanding of the command's, cell formatting, working with workbooks and customizing the toolbar. Learn how to navigate between worksheets and workbooks. Learn how to select parts of the worksheet by using the mouse or keyboard. Learn how to edit cell contents, work with columns and rows, and use multiple copy and paste.
Population Served None
Description Demonstrate an understanding of basic Internet terminology. Identify the necessary hardware, software and services to get online. Manipulate basic Internet applications Learn how to communicate by using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous techniques Mine the Internet using various search strategies. Create a simple web page using an html editor.
Population Served None
Description Creating A New Presentation Creating A New Presentation Based On A Template Opening An Existing Presentation PowerPoint Basic Tasks Adding New Slides Deleting Slides Moving Slides PowerPoint Views Modifying Backgrounds
Population Served None
Description Learn the importance of self-knowledge and thinking positive. To accept their limitations and others limitations. Learn the importance of believing in your self and your own standards. Learn the importance of setting achievable goals.
Population Served None
Description Have an understanding of the general resume guidelines. Identify the fifteen tips for writing a winning resume. Identify the resume styles. Identify specific topics that the resume should cover.
Population Served None
Description Think about and develop some goals for their future. Complete worksheets on setting goals and a discussion sheet for talking about money. Be able to analyze their spending habits, discusses cash flow, income and expenses, as well as determine their net worth. Complete worksheets on determining credit obligations, income and expenses and preparation of a net worth statement. Help individuals determine how they are really spending their money and if problem areas exist. Suggestions will be given for changing spending habits and practicing more self-control. Complete worksheets on spending contract which focuses on making positive behavior changes and a weekly spending log for keeping track of where your money goes. Identify various spending problem areas; discuss the reason for putting together their own personal spending plan and guidelines on how to go about creating a plan. Complete worksheets, which will provide help for creating a spending, plan. Registration is required The basics of assets, liabilities, revenue, expenses, and net income. Accounting fundamentals such as debits, credits, and double-entry bookkeeping.
Population Served None
Description This program provides tutors who will work with individuals to improve their reading, writing, and mathematics skills; assist them with understanding and completing their homework assignments; and guide them in using the resources available to accomplish the task. Materials such as reference links, encyclopedias, reference books, and computer programs will be available to assist in the process. The ability to read is a major indicator of success in schools today. Individuals will get the one on one attention needed to help them strengthen in areas of weaknesses.
Population Served None
Description MAD4YU will served the Richmond VA area, our safe and efficient transportation of all to and from their destinations customer service Motto is “Patience, Kindness, and Love”. We will be responsible for providing safe and efficient transportation of all to and from their destinations.
Population Served None
Description Key to Success course uses the motif of keys—keys that

unlock each student’s academic potential. Students review lessons in

five academic areas: writing skills, social studies, science, literature,

and mathematics. Practice quizzes and exam questions, along with the

expert advice of the instructor, prepare the student for the test.

Population Served Adults
Budget $5,000.00
Short Term Success   New program implemented August 2017
Long Term Success  New program implemented August 2017
CEO/ED/Board Comments

The top three challenges to getting out of poverty identified were:

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 Year201520142013
Program Expense$15,820$2,300--
Administration Expense$10,800$5,030$2,100
Fundraising Expense$1,400$1,200--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.030.911.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses56%27%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue19%600%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$175($780)$0
Current Assets$175$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$175($780)$0
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
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.