Hope Center, Inc.
2800 East Linwood Blvd
Kansas City MO 64128
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 9316290 101
Mission Statement
Vision: To honor God by developing healthy communities on Kansas City’s east side where the vulnerable can have hope and flourish.
 
Mission: To confirm, collaborate and create vibrant neighborhoods on Kansas City’s east side where people of all types can flourish. This is accomplished through our spiritual, educational, medical, technical, economic and family-based initiatives.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Marvin Daniels
Board Chair Mr. Bob Adams
Board Chair Company Affiliation Polsinelli
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Former Names
The Hope Center, Inc.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Vision: To honor God by developing healthy communities on Kansas City’s east side where the vulnerable can have hope and flourish.
 
Mission: To confirm, collaborate and create vibrant neighborhoods on Kansas City’s east side where people of all types can flourish. This is accomplished through our spiritual, educational, medical, technical, economic and family-based initiatives.
Background Statement
1995: a group of young people were called to begin mentoring a group of 30 youth living in the under-resourced, east-side communities of KC - Santa Fe, Oak Park, Ivanhoe, and Palestine. One young man felt particularly led to begin working with the youth on a full-time basis. He wanted to see youth thrive like Walt Disney, Buck O'Neill, and Alvin Brooks did when they lived in these neighborhoods.  He challenged the group of middle schoolers to pursue their dream of having a Christ-centered community center in their neighborhood. The kids shoveled driveways, raked leaves and sold candy to earn money for a community center which they chose to call The Hope Center (THC).
 
September 1998: THC was born and transitioned from a grassroots movement to an official ministry with nonprofit status. Since then, THC staff and Board of Directors have worked diligently to accomplish the mission of reaching and developing urban youth into world-class Christian leaders. The endeavor has proven to be very successful, as many of THC alumni are successful adults.
 
2005: THC embarked on a comprehensive strategic planning process. They examined opportunities beyond youth development; specifically, THC's role in creating the healthiest and safest neighborhood possible for the families of the neighborhood. The board and staff, with the help of the youth and community, identified several specific areas in which THC could expand its focus while still investing in the youth. They carefully and thoughtfully articulated a broader, more comprehensive vision for the organization to serve as a vital, catalytic neighborhood partner. Consequently, the broader mission for THC now focuses on honoring God by developing healthy communities where the vulnerable can flourish.
 
2009: THC launched plans for a successful medical center and public charter school while continuing to operate a robust youth ministry. Those plans turned into what is now Hope Family Care Center and Hope Leadership Academy. HFCC just celebrated their 5-year anniversary (Oct 2014) and HLA just added 5th graders (Fall 2014) to their growing school.
 
2012: THC launched a housing and economic development initiative that has expanded THC's impact in the community. THC renovated its first house in 2012, moving a family whose children attend HLA into the home. Additionally, THC has continued to strategically acquire other properties that will fit into both the community's and Kansas City's development plans.
 
2014: In May, Marvin Daniels, a 30-year veteran of Youth Services and Leadership Development, joined The Hope Center as its CEO/Executive Director.  Today, staff and volunteers at THC continue toward the vision to develop healthy communities where the vulnerable can have hope and flourish. 
Impact Statement
Over the past year THC accomplished the following: increased enrollment in youth programs from 100 to 130; THC's high school seniors graduated from high school, achieved scholarships for secondary education, and acquired jobs; Marvin Daniels, Executive Director of THC, received the Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Award from Mid-America Nazarene University for THC's work toward justice for the vulnerable on KC's east-side; expanded our network of partner churches to 15 from 10; established a youth summer internship/employment program to employ THC youth to upkeep THC's campus that includes multiple properties and lawns.  THC will provide meaningful employment and job training skills for youth without other viable employment options; THC acquired seven additional lots, contiguous to our main campus, for real-estate and economic development.  This acquisition means THC now owns 90% of the entire city block.  THC is working with experienced developers and city leaders to determine the best use of the land.  
 
As we look to the next year we have several goals we hope to accomplish: 
  1. Expansion of THC's spectrum of services to include families and increased outreach activities to reach an additional 125 families.  We will do this through increasing our youth program numbers and providing additional community events (mother-daughter brunch, summer fun fest, etc).
  2. Access Public Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) funding to implement an innovative playground that encourages physical and imaginative play and to develop a feasibility plan for a new community and family events space.
  3. Successfully transition our Outreach Bible Study to a new innovative Saving America's Youth (SAY) Yes! program.  The program objective is to provide opportunities for children to grow socially, emotionally, spiritually, culturally and educationally through the following eight internal and external asset-based building blocks: support, empowerment, constructive use of time, boundaries and expectations, commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity.
  4. Execute a successful Heart 4 Hope annual fundraising event that generates $100K in funding toward our annual budget
  5. Acquire pre-development funding to finalize development plans for our Hope Center Campus and 15 contiguous lots where we hope to build a multi-family housing complex that will provide much-needed quality, affordable housing.
Needs Statement
  • Recruit more youth ministry volunteers
  • Increase quality of housing in the neighborhood we serve
  • Catalyze economic development opportunities in our community
  • Produce a comprehensive development plan for all of our properties, especially the main campus and contiguous lots
  • Improve and broaden funding strategy and development
Service Categories
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Youth Development Programs
Christianity
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
We serve in the East side of Kansas City (zip codes 64127, 64128, 64130, and 64109), including Oak Park, Ivanhoe, Palestine, and Santa Fe neighborhoods. 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement The Hope Center continues to embark on exciting and challenging initiatives with support and input from donors, staff, Hope Center families and neighbors and the Board of Directors. Our expanded mission and vision statements, thoughtfully wrought to encompass these new initiatives, remain underpinned by a strong corporate structure. The Hope Center Board of Directors’ still includes governance and guidance for The Hope Leadership Academy and The Hope Family Care Center. The Youth Development work remains at the core of our mission and is supported by the staff and the Board of Directors. Each initiative is supported by an operating board made up of experts and volunteers knowledgeable about the area of endeavor. We will vigorously pursue funds to support our youth development work as well as the areas of need identified in our strategic plan and described above.  An ongoing challenge we face is diversifying our board. Thankfully, THC staff now embodies the diversity we hope for on our Board of Directors...and already we have added another person of color to our board.  We currently have a group of committed directors who are passionate about serving alongside the vulnerable people in the communities in the inner city. We are structured to look forward; to research, pilot and implement those initiatives which are necessary to meet the needs of the people and communities we are committed to serve.
Programs
Description
The Hope Center SAY Yes Children’s Program is designed to provide developmental assets necessary for children to grow as empowered, hope-filled adults.
As the first-tier in the Hope Center’s developmental programming – SAY (Save America’s Youth) is modeled from a program designed by CRU Inner-City as a response to the riots that took place in Los Angeles in 1992. The objectives of this program is to provide opportunities for children to grow socially, emotionally, spiritually, culturally and educationally through eight internal and external asset-based building blocks of Support, Empowerment, Constructive Use of Time, Boundaries and Expectations, Commitment to Learning; Positive Values; Social Competencies and Positive Identity.
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Students will build strong values helping them make good decisions. They will understand the importance of clear expectations and the result of poor choices. Students will have greater confidence in their choices and think critically about their decisions. They will also learn how to discern between what is beneficial and what is not beneficial.
Long-Term Success Participants in the SAY YES program will stay in our programs progressing through all levels, graduate from High School and become productive adults.
Program Success Monitored By
The Hope Center uses Transformational Indicators (TI's) as a tool to measure our progress. Transformational Indicators address what you want a person to know, feel about what they know, and do with what they know.
Ex: Indicator - Child's Family Involvement
Know - You are a vital person to your family structure
Examples of Program Success
1. Students will make good choices that are evident
2. Students practice saying Yes and No to the right things.
3. Students demonstrate respect for their leaders. 
Description
Character In Training is a program designed to assist students in the development of their personal character and Citizenship through a variety of interactive lessons on Faith, Family, Flag, Finances and Future.
Students will also participate in service projects, singing and dance activities, journaling, games, skits, dramatic readings and special events/field trips.
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Students understand the importance of valuing people as well as themselves and appreciate the meaning of God's love toward others. Also, students will learn how to effectively interact with others. Students are appreciating the diversity of people in how they live, see the world, and celebrate culture. 
Long-Term Success This program continues the progression of students strengthening their assets to grow in Social competencies and Empowerment through practical training and field experiences.
Program Success Monitored By
Transformational Indicators address what you want a person to know, feel about what they know, and do with what they know.
Ex: Indicator - Child's Family Involvement
  • Know - You are a vital person to your family structure
  • Feel - My role in my family in important
  • Do - I must serve my family by cleaning my room and helping around the house.
Every asset we address is gauged through the process of information + application = transformation.
Every participant receives a Developmental Asset Profile and set survey providing information on each student's asset strengths and deficiencies. The Hope Center staff will address each student's deficiencies by providing individualized support and development opportunities. These tools will be used quarterly to measure student progress, with the goal that every student develops the assets necessary for success.
Examples of Program Success Students readily welcome visitors to the program, their school and neighborhood. Students practice fruitful and positive interaction with others intentionally.
Description Our Bible study program will provide opportunities for small group interactions as well as intensive discipleship mentoring groups, where one adult is matched with two to three students. The focus is on growing as disciples of Jesus Christ through praise, scripture, prayer and discussion.
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Students will learn how to pray and the relationship of prayer; grow in the use and understanding of scripture. Students gain confidence in their relationship with God, how to communicate the truth of God's Word and how to best serve others as a demonstration of leadership.
Long-Term Success Students will grow in the use of prayer, apologetics, and understanding of their role in the Church as Christians through experiential learning.
Program Success Monitored By
Transformational Indicators address what you want a person to know, feel about what they know, and do with what they know.
Ex: Indicator - Child's Family Involvement
  • Know - You are a vital person to your family structure
  • Feel - My role in my family in important
  • Do - I must serve my family by cleaning my room and helping around the house.
Every asset we address is gauged through the process of information + application = transformation.
Every participant receives a Developmental Asset Profile and set survey providing information on each student's asset strengths and deficiencies. The Hope Center staff will address each student's deficiencies by providing individualized support and development opportunities. These tools will be used quarterly to measure student progress, with the goal that every student develops the assets necessary for success.
Examples of Program Success Students readily share their faith when possible. Students deepen their prayer life for themselves and others. Students practice servanthood without being asked.
Description Youth who are in 4th grade and older are eligible for LIT. In order to be accepted into this program, applicants must have displayed sustained faithfulness in The Hope Center’s Outreach Bible Study. Youth show faithfulness through: strong attendance for at least one year, a reasonable effort to apply bible study material, and excellent behavior. Additionally, the kids must complete an application form, receive permission from their parent, and pay a small fee.
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), , Other Named Groups
Short-Term Success We measure literacy in our youth. Most of our kids improve at least one grade level in our LIT program and some improve as much as 4 grade levels in 1 year. Additionally, we scholarship Hope Center kids to schools such as University Academy that improve their overall academics and increase their chances of breaking the cycle of poverty. We measure retention - how many of our youth stay in the program given the high expectations we have - and how many return. We measure volunteer retention as part of our success because we strive to develop meaningful mentoring relationships with our youth and volunteer retention, ie our volunteers returning is an indicator of those strong ties to the kids to support the youths' growth. We track teen age pregnancy among our youth, arrests, school attendance, grades, and disciplinary incidents. Additionally, we track the youth much as concerned parents track their children, and dialogue about options, good choices and accountabity.
Long-Term Success Leaders from this program will be high school or college educated, hold jobs, live in the neighborhood, take pride in a safe community, restore housing, restore values by choosing to marry and have families, work for better schools, and restore the community to a safe, vibrant, good place to live and grow up and old.
Program Success Monitored By We have grown slowly on purpose so as to monitor and adjust our programs as necessary and so as not to expand and dilute the quality of what we do which is relationship based. A good measurement of our program is the LIT application form filled out each spring by youth in our programs that would like to be in our Leaders In Training program. It gives us insight into how our programming is working in the lives of our target youth, it gives us feedback and growth comparisions from year to year with LIT youth reapplying, and the numbers of applications gives us feedback as to the desirabilty of the program among the neighborhood youth - thus the change in culture in the neighborhood we seek as we build the leaders of tomorrow to restore their neighborhoods.
Examples of Program Success We had record numbers of students applying to LIT, record numbers of kids coming to Outreach Bible Study, a critical mass of long standing Hope Center children who are matriculating to high school who will enter our new section of LIT for high school and we have young adults who have "graduated" from Hope Center who are coming back to mentor the youth engaged at Hope Center today. Additionally, we have two young adults who attended Hope Center who attending college on scholarships procured through the Hope Center, we have one young adult who is a shift manager at a local Starbucks, we have one graduate who was just elected to the national board of the NAACP, and we have one who has joined the military - all positive choices and vastly different from the choices they would have made without Hope Center. Additionally, violent crime, and the number of teen pregnancies are declining while literacy and grades, school attendance and hopefulness are on the rise
Description
Diakanos Servant Leadership Training Program is a unique leadership training program for a select group of High School students who demonstrate a strong desire to grow in Christian faith and servanthood. This fourth-tier in our developmental programming will emphasize the power of the towel and basin as the framework for leadership. Through a variety of fun simulations; challenging team building events; life-changing seminars; and servant opportunities – students will learn and understand how to connect faith (what they believe) and life (how they live).
Diakanos Servant Leadership Training Program will also equip the high school student to practice the disciplines of devotion, prayer, and study; influence their peers into faith; lead courageously in their schools, and impact their families, Churches, and communities through service.
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Through a variety of fun simulations; challenging team building events; life-changing seminars; and servant opportunities – students will learn and understand how to connect faith (what they believe) and life (how they live).
Long-Term Success Diakanos Servant Leadership Training Program will also equip the high school student to practice the disciplines of devotion, prayer, and study; influence their peers into faith; lead courageously in their schools, and impact their families, Churches, and communities through service.
Program Success Monitored By
The Hope Center uses Transformational Indicators (TI's) as a tool to measure our progress. Transformational Indicators address what you want a person to know, feel about what they know, and do with what they know.
Ex: Indicator - Child's Family Involvement
  • Know - You are a vital person to your family structure
  • Feel - My role in my family in important
  • Do - I must serve my family by cleaning my room and helping around the house.
Every asset we address is gauged through the process of information + application = transformation.
Every participant receives a Developmental Asset Profile and set survey providing information on each student's asset strengths and deficiencies. The Hope Center staff will address each student's deficiencies by providing individualized support and development opportunities. These tools will be used quarterly to measure student progress, with the goal that every student develops the assets necessary for success.
Examples of Program Success Students will demonstrate how their faith beliefs are integral to their daily life decisions.
Description Hope Leadership Academy is a public charter school. While it operates with its own separate board and staff The Hope Center (THC) was heavily involved in the start-up and funding of the school. THC continues to partner with HLA in providing support, community outreach and collaboration with other THC programs.
Program Budget $800,000.00
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Families, ,
Short-Term Success
To establish stability among students, staff and parents. Our hope is this year that HLA will be able to retain 95% of its students and develop a family atmosphere among its staff, students, and families.
 
In addition HLA should demonstrate 1.5 years of academic growth with their students.
Long-Term Success To provide a quality neighborhood school that prides itself on Academic Excellence, developing students to become leaders in the community.  Moving young students who arrive at our doors one or two years behind to at or above grade level.
Program Success Monitored By Program success will be monitored by attendance software and teachers will provide data showing academic growth.
Examples of Program Success Indicators of program success will be: test scores that meet and exceed state performance standards; students reading at or above grade level by the end of 2nd grade; 100% attendance at parent-teacher conferences; families engaged in all aspects of the educational process.
Description Since October of 2009, Hope Family Care Center has improved access to quality, convenient health care. A clinic that will accept all patients (but primarily low-income and uninsured), dramatically transforming the health care options in our community. The clinic is located at 3027 Prospect in the Linwood Shopping Center. Since opening in 2009, Hope Family Care Center has seen over 8,000 patients.
Program Budget $581,000.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Patient Care/Health Care Delivery
Population Served Minorities, ,
Short-Term Success This year we expect to see an increase in patients to 20 per day. This would ensure we are covering a much broader patient volume in our neighborhood. This ultimately will lead to healthier individual living in our community and ultimately leads to a healthier overall community. 
Long-Term Success Hope Family Care Center will provide primary care medical needs to an under served community. We will take all patients but will charge a minimum fee for any uninsured patients. Our goal is to care for 85% of the medical needs and build strong networks in the community to refer patients. Our long-term focus is to improve the health-care for our neighbors and move from reactive healthcare to preventive health care.
Program Success Monitored By We will use Electronic Medical Records as a way to monitor program success.
Examples of Program Success That our neighborhood will grow to be a health community that has the proper nutrition and is educating others in the community.
Description We envision an east-side community where businesses can start and grow and the vulnerable have access to stable, living wage occupations and quality, affordable housing. Thus the mission of this program is to provide economic and real estate development opportunities so that the vulnerable can flourish.  We will focus our development efforts on what we will call THC's "Micro Community": Oak Park Northwest Neighborhood (Prospect Blvd to Benton Blvd and 31st St to 35th St)
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Development, General/Other
Population Served Families, ,
Short-Term Success Short-term success would be defined by: ongoing beautification of our neighborhood through the development of vacant lots and renovation of old, dilapidated housing stock; the startup of businesses by both The Hope Center and local community members.  For THC that means renovating and selling two of the three houses we currently own that are available for a full renovation and starting one new social enterprise within the next two years.
Long-Term Success Long-term success would mean that our community becomes a place ripe for businesses to start and grow, with access to stable, living wage occupations, and full of quality, affordable housing. Sustainable economic and real estate development opportunities would exist throughout our communities so that the vulnerable can flourish.
Program Success Monitored By Program success will be monitored by the appraisal and sales price of the homes as it relates to other appraisals and sales in the surrounding area.  Success will also be measured by the health of the real estate market.  Business success will be measured by the number and quality of business plans developed by both The Hope Center and local community members...and by the overall health of the business community based on numbers researched by KC's Federal Reserve Bank.
Examples of Program Success THC has already renovated one home that houses a local family whose children attend HLA.  Two houses remain for renovation and sale.  In addition, THC recently acquired 15 contiguous vacant lots that, based on preliminary research, will be used to develop a multi-family housing complex.  Finally, THC has already hosted one entrepreneurship training event for staff and community members that will, Lord willing, begin to lay the foundation for ongoing business and social enterprise development.
Description
It is our desire to empower families with the tools and assets needed to produce healthy families. We will do this through the following programs:
Men’s Fraternity
A discipleship group and Bible study for men who desire to follow God and lead others toward Him as husbands, fathers, and community members.
Women of Promise
Alternate Saturdays at 11am. We explore God’s purpose for our lives as women through Bible study, social events and fellowship.
Parent Resource Gatherings
Providing biblical, nutritional, social, and educational resources for families that are practical and portable.
Marriage Enrichment Conferences
We will provide married couples with the tools that will help to sustain and support marital relationships.
Family Fun Nights
Events that draw families together for safe, enjoyable and learning opportunities.
Category Community Development, General/Other Neighborhood Revitalization
Population Served Families, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed No
Short-Term Success To achieve more adult participation in our programs, especially parents of our student participants.
Long-Term Success It is our desire to empower families with the tools and assets needed to produce healthy families.
Program Success Monitored By We are measuring the number of adults actively participating.
Examples of Program Success Growth in participants of each of our program components will demonstrate success.
CEO Comments
We are in a unique season at THC...knowing that we have provided excellent youth leadership development programming for the past almost 19 years, and eight years ago laying the ground work for a family medical clinic and public charter school, while still recognizing that God has more work to be done for our community to become a place where the vulnerable can flourish.  That recognition is behind our desire to work hard toward expanding our spectrum of services to include families and increased outreach events...and launching a Community Development Corporation that will help catalyze housing and economic development opportunities for the vulnerable in our midst.
 
Accomplishing those things, however, will require increasing and broadening our revenue streams and base of funders who invest in the work that we do.  This work is already under way as we diversify our Board, deepen existing relationships, develop new relationships with community partners and funders, and create sustainable funding sources.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Marvin Daniels
Term Start May 2014
Experience

Marvin holds a Masters in Education and accredited certifications in Urban Missiology; Mediation and Dispute Resolution: and Youth Development in the Urban Context. He most recently served as Vice President of Leadership Development at Kids Across America (KAA), a Christian Sports Camp and Youth Development ministry; and the Founder of Beyond the Norm, a training program that provides transformational skills for transformational ministry. 

He served as Adjunct Professor of Youth Ministry at Gordon College and North Park College; was a youth pastor in New York City; Chicago; Boston; and Philadelphia; and served with the Jackson County Juvenile Courts in Kansas City.
 
Marvin also served as the Mediation Specialist for Cambridge and Boston Public School Systems; and as the Great Lakes Regional Facilitator for Compassion International USA Division where he was responsible for the training and development of youth and children workers in seven Midwest
States and 15 urban cities; along with many other venues of urban youth development for the past thirty years.
 
He continues to speak, lecture and train on relevant issues pertaining to urban ministry, urban education, and child and youth development. He also serves as a Trainer in Scenario Planning and Change Management for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative.
 
Marvin is married to LeAndra for 24 years and they have 5 children: Malachi, Isaiah, Micah, Imani and Nia.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Director of Operations and Hope Community Development Corporation
Experience/Biography Matt is a visionary leader and advocate for under-resourced communities who leads and implements strategies that strengthen an organization’s mission and promotes sustainable revenue growth. Valued experience across operations management, project management, fundraising and donor development, volunteer management, and holistic community redevelopment. Recognized for trusted integrity, strong character, and cultural sensitivity.

Articulate and influential communicator who generates enthusiasm and achieves consensus by conveying organization’s mission, vision, values, and strategy to internal/external stakeholders, current/prospective donors, and community leaders.

Leadership: Proven role in leading and inspiring staff and volunteers by instilling ownership and dedication through role modeling and an open personalized leadership style. Exemplary background in non-profit management and Air Force Command logistical readiness—awarded USAF Reserves Officer of the Year and selected for accelerated promotion to rank of Major.
 
Matt holds a social sciences degree from the Air Force Academy, and a Master of Divinity degree from Denver Seminary.  He is married to Jenna and has two boys, Brennan and Jensen. 
Title Director of Family Outreach & Program Management
Experience/Biography Angie has a degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Nazarene College. She has been serving in ministry 29 years, 26 of those years along aside her husband Marvin. Angie is a certified substitute teacher and Sexual Health Educator in Missouri.She is a avid speaker of Abstinence based and purity programs. She is the former Women’s Director of Higher Ground at Kids Across America Camps for the past 11 years. Angie has been married for 26 years and is the proud mother of the “Fabulous Five”.
Title Director of Youth and Community Outreach
Experience/Biography Rocky hails from the great state of Oklahoma, where he was born and raised, and where he pursued a degree in Secondary Education and Public Relations. Most recently he was a teacher and coach in the Putnam City School District in Oklahoma City, working in a school with students from all walks of life. He also has ample youth ministry experience, serving as a Youth Director at his home church and also serving as summer staff at Kids Across America’s servant leadership program; Higher Ground.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 5
Paid Part-Time Staff 3
Volunteers 500
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 90%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 6
Caucasian 2
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 5
Male 3
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
Kids Across America, Faithbuilders, University Academy, Higher Impact, Freedom Fire, Freedom Schools, Urban Christian Academy, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Organization, KIPP, Ivanhoe, Palestine, Santa Fe, and Oak Park Neighborhood Associations, College Park Family Care Center, Research Medical Center, Reconciliation Services, Historic East Neighborhood Coalition, Tour de Hope, Marion Hope Center, Linwood YMCA, Bluford Library, KCPD, Cultivate KC, Historic Green, Kauffman Foundation, Plaid Collaborative, Black Health Care Coalition, Seton Center, Truman Medical Center, City Year, Rockhurst High School, Shawnee Mission East High School, Christ Community Church, Heartland Community Church, Central Christian Church, Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, Macedonia Baptist Church, Lakeland Community Church, The Cause Church, Redeemer Fellowship, Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, Jamison Memorial Temple, Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, Colonial Presbyterian Church, Mosaic Fellowship, First Baptist Church Branson, Christ Church Oranago, Hillcrest Covenant Church.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Passion AwardServant Christian Community Foundation2004
Excel Award Runner-UpServant Christian Community Foundation2001
Excel Award Runner-upServant Christian Community Foundation2005
Sustainable Success StoryMid-America Regional Council2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Bob Adams
Company Affiliation Polsinelli
Term Aug 2014 to Aug 2017
Email radams@polsinelli.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Bob Adams Polsinelli
Mrs. Cindi Doerr Community Volunteer
Mr. Brett Grady NorthPoint Development
Mrs Susie Gurley Community Volunteer
Reverand Antoine Lee Central Christian Church
Mr. Brian Nagel Cottage Care
Mr. Rodney Smith Associate Director of the Center for Academic Development, UMKC
Mr. John Sykora Focus Capital Management
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 88%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
Building
By-laws
Capital Campaign
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Aug 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End July 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $631,000
Projected Expenses $630,000
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 7/31/2014, 2013, 2012: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$314,478$271,907$169,807
Administration Expense$116,811$117,925$297,753
Fundraising Expense$15,979$10,451$10,973
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.891.591.58
Program Expense/Total Expenses70%68%35%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%2%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$1,944,367$1,995,332$1,789,380
Current Assets$891,660$903,377$750,452
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$7,254$7,189$6,248
Total Net Assets$1,937,113$1,988,143$1,783,132
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities122.92125.66120.11
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $155,000Anonymous $202,438
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $63,228Anonymous $109,097
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $30,000Anonymous $100,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Name Hope Center, Inc.
Address 2800 East Linwood Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64128
Primary Phone (816) 9316290101
Contact Email info@hopecenterkc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Marvin Daniels
Board Chair Mr. Bob Adams
Board Chair Company Affiliation Polsinelli
Year of Incorporation 1999
Former Names
The Hope Center, Inc.