Top goals for FY 2012-13:
Continue to effectively raise funds to support the mission of the organization, including enhancing fundraising revenues through existing and new events and successfully landing grants through focused grant writing efforts.
Carry out a one day Board strategic planning retreat and update the organization’s strategic plan.
Explore the implications of transitioning the organization from one that has not traditionally employed staff to one that does. Determine the legal, human resources, tax, and other implications of such a transition, decide whether to move forward with the transition and, if so, implement changes in the organization’s structure accordingly.
Update the organization’s website and engage in successful marketing to raise visibility of the organization and facilitate on-line donations.
The City’s Recreation Division offers safe, affordable after school programs and summer camps for over 2,000 children each year at 15 recreation centers. The programs include a diverse array of activities, such as homework time, computer lab, arts and crafts, and fitness. In addition, approximately 200,000 people benefit from the City’s athletics programs and facilities, including youth football, basketball and baseball leagues and more than 100 ballfields, pools, basketball courts, gymnasiums, fitness centers, and tennis courts. The Recreation Division also operates two senior centers that feature a wide range of programming. The Trust supports these programs and facilities by paying for supplies, equipment, special programs and scholarships.
Over 2,000 children attended the City's after school programs and summer camps in 2009 and some 200,000 people utilized the City’s athletics programs and facilities.
The Orlando Community and Youth Trust, Inc. collaborates with a wide range of organizations including but not limited to: New Image Youth Center, Inc., Simeon Resource and Development Center for Men, Inc., Orange County Healthy Start Coalition, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Bridge to Independence, Inc., Heart of Florida United Way, Health Council of East Central Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry for the State of Florida, St. Johns River Water Management District, and Department of Environmental Protection.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
Parramore Kidz Zone is a nationally recognized program operating in Orlando's highest poverty neighborhood. The program is designed to reduce high school drop-out rates, juvenile crime, and teen pregnancy. Independent evaluations show it has been effective at achieving these goals. The initiative is implemented by a coalition of nonprofit and faith-based groups, government agencies, and neighborhood residents, with leadership provided by the City's Mayor.
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