Armourdale Renewal Association
730 Osage
Kansas City KS 66105
Mission Statement
To help the Armourdale Community in the following scope of services: Economic Development, Youth Services, Community Development, Small Business Assistance, Minor Home Repair, Senior Services, Summer Youth Program and Community Pride and Advancement.
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Tina Medina
Board Chair Mr. James Jenkins
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kaw Valley Drainage Board
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1992
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
To help the Armourdale Community in the following scope of services: Economic Development, Youth Services, Community Development, Small Business Assistance, Minor Home Repair, Senior Services, Summer Youth Program and Community Pride and Advancement.
Background Statement
In 1992, ARA was founded and developed.  The success of the organization has been that it has helped at least 300 businesses, gained two parks as property for the youth and serves as steward over the parks. Numerous scholarships have been given out and businesses have been recognized or their participation to the community.
ARA is committed to nine areas of focus and is now currently being revitalized. A change of guard is now taking place and the current leader is enhancing our existing services to be more technology savvy, up-to-date and state-of-the-art.
Impact Statement In 2017, we were able host our 25th Anniversary Dinner, partnered with the KU and the Latino Health Coalition and the Unified Government for our first ever ARA Community Give-Back $50,000 Shawnee Park Project featuring top of the line exercise equipment from Riggs Recreation Equipment, maintain basic services, and host the Summer Youth Program with field trips. We created our first-ever ARA Employment Page which is now gaining ground and asked the Unified Government for a $150,000 Armourdale Area Plan, so a planning vendor can help design a cool and updated Plan for Armourdale’s future. ARA will not gain a penny from the $150,000 earmarked from the Unified Government, but we will need to be present to help facilitate the process. In addition, we served over 40 children during our summer youth program and took them on field trips. Our 2018 goals are the following: Create a dynamic state of the art soccer field at Bill Clem Park and gain funds for a walking trail and sidewalks at the East Side of Shawnee Park.
Needs Statement
ARA is in need for $60,000 for the East Side of Shawnee Park for sidewalks and walking trail,  $60,000 for the high quality soccer field at Bill Clem Park, $30,000 for increased staff and pay increases, $10,000 for the Summer Youth Program, and $10,000 for an ARA truck and trailer for the maintenance of the Parks that we own. 
Service Categories
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
Armourdale, Kansas
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
2017 brought us some great successes in fund raising, project completion, and gaining credibility in the Greater Kansas City Community.  Our partnership with KU and the Latino Health Coalition was quite successful as $50,000 of exercise equipment was placed in Shawnee Park. This project was a huge feat for us, but we accomplished it with superior team work, focus, and diligence. The challenges that ARA faces are financial in nature as in 2014 and 2015, the organization was operating at a deficit. Getting out of debt was a major accomplishment for us in 2016 and 2017 and although we are out of the hole, we are not out of the woods yet. Gaining long term financial stability is the goal at hand and finding the perfect project for long-term stability is what we are looking as far as leadership is concerned.  
Description We host a 50 children summer program for ages 6-10. This program has been great and very positive.
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success If we can gain the funding for this computer lab, it would simply be phenomenal and so special. If we can gain the Leap Frog educational tools, it would be a joy and make such a difference in this lives of these residents.
Long-Term Success
We want to add lap tops, Leap Frog educational tools, and self-esteem and stewardship programs to enhance this program.
Program Success Monitored By Attendance and usage will be the outcome measurements.
Examples of Program Success  For the last 20 years, ARA has positively effected hundreds of student lives in the Armourdale area.  The youth have been taught to play sports, gain positive friendships and learn community stewardship.
Description This program is designed to help small, medium, and large Armourdale businesses get the help that they need to bring in more customers to the area. 
Program Budget $20,000.00
Category Community Development, General/Other Business District Revitalization
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success This message has been very well received and we are working with several businesses with employee seeking and marketing ideas.
Long-Term Success
To totally transform Armourdale to be greatly visually enhanced and the area truly revitalized.
Program Success Monitored By The outcomes will be measured by the number of businesses that we reach out too and visit.
Examples of Program Success Park Hall is a great example of a successful new business to the area.
Description The addition of $50,000 in free state of the art exercise stations for youth, children, and adults was completed at the East Side of Shawnee Park. It is our goal to partner with KU and The Latino Health Coalition again to enhance Bill Clem Park with another $60,000 project. 
Program Budget $60,000.00
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Physical Fitness
Population Served Families, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success To have the Armourdale Community use the exercise stations on an ongoing basis for weight loss.
Long-Term Success To have the Armourdale Community use the exercise stations on an ongoing basis for weight loss.
Program Success Monitored By Usage and participation
Examples of Program Success Usage and weight loss testimonies.
CEO Comments The opportunities that we have are great in the area of forming partnerships and working with Crosslines because we both serve the Armourdale Community. We are seeking new and different financial opportunities by seeking grants and corporate sponsorships. We are also trying to enhance our existing programs to make them better for the Armourdale Community.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Tina Medina
Term Start Jan 2016
Compensation $0 - $50,000
A professional writer specializing in public relations, community/media relations, technical and grant writing, Dr. Medina began her career in journalism as a high school writer and it became a profession that has spanned over 34 years.
Tina previously held the position of Reporter and Producer for Breakthrough with Rod Parsley (an international television program on TBN and Daystar Television), and was formerly the news assignment editor and a reporter for Fox Four (formerly News Channel Four). Dr. Medina has also worked in the local Kansas City media producing Hispanic media programming at KCPT, KCUR and KKFI.
She was the original creative force and co-publisher of La Lista Latina, Kansas City’s first Hispanic Business Directory and the nation’s First Latino Expo, whose combined clientele topped 800 members ranging from main stream corporate sponsors to small business owners.
Dr. Medina has written over 50 successful grants and has procured funding for a number of local Kansas City non-profit organizations dedicated to assisting the under privileged and low-income urban core. 
She held the position of Diversity Facilitator at the Kansas City Kansas Area Technical School. 
Additionally, she served as the Director of Mental Health at Community Linc in Kansas City Missouri. These positions afforded her the opportunity to develop numerous self-help manuals and author four books which have recently been published and released for sale in the retail book market.
Dr. Medina holds a Ph.D. in Christian Psychology from Word Bible College, a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and a Master of Arts in Business Management from Baker University, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. She is currently pursuing a second doctorate in Scriptural Psychology from the Heart of America Bible College and Seminary.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 1
Volunteers 5
Paid Contractors 0
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 50
Hispanic/Latino 50
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
CEO Comments We continue to grow and seek professional volunteers to enhance our volunteer base to help Dr. Medina in her position as the part-time Executive Director.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. James Jenkins
Company Affiliation Kaw Valley Drainage Board
Term Jan 2014 to Jan 2019
Board Members
Ms. Wilma Allen Retired
Ms. Yolanda Diaz Hispanic Community Activist
Ms. Patty Dysart Retired
Mr. Bob Eickhoff Armourdale Business Owner L.A. Auto Supplies
Mr. Art Eickhoff Armourdale Business Owner L.A. Hardware
Mr. Stan Frownfelter Kansas State Representative
Ms. Kim Hausback Retired
Mr. James Jenkins Kaw Valley Drainage Board
Ms. Jennifer Lee Liberty Fruit Business Manager
Dr. Tina Medina Armourdale Renewal Association
Mr. David Mehlhaff BPU
Ms. Jayme Monacelli KMBC Radio
Mr. Dave Morales Unified Government
Ms. Linda Pendleton Real Estate Professional
Mr. Lou Ramirez Retired, Community Leader
Ms. Georgia Rollf Retired
Ms. Patty Stahl Community First Bank
Ms. Kathy Willhite Prime Investments, Business Owner
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 9
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 4
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Advisory Board Members
Mr. Mike Dailey Business Owner
Mr. Tom Dailey Business Owner
Ms. Rachel Gutierrez Arts Mexican Products
Mr. Bill Hawver Business Owner
Dr. Martin Rhodes Business Owner
Mr. Paul Rodriguez Rodrigiez Owner
CEO Comments We continue to seek new ARA board members in a professional and community centered manner. 
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $133,000
Projected Expenses $100,000
Form 990s
2017 ARA 990
2016 ARA 990
2015 ARA 990
2014 ARA 990
2013 ARA 990
2012 ARA 990
2011 ARA 990
2009 ARA 990
2008 ARA 990
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990-EZ.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$128,015$87,800$76,360
Administration Expense$0$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.000.80
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$25,492$21,891$21,674
Current Assets$25,492$21,891$21,674
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,810$1,960$1,960
Total Net Assets$23,682$19,931$19,714
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities14.0811.1711.06
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountLiberty Fruit $25,000City of Kansas City, Kansas $35,500City of Kansas City, Kansas $27,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountBoard of Public Utilities $12,000Liberty Fruit $25,000Board of Public Utilities $12,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountPrime Investments $10,000Board of Public Utilities $12,000 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Comments We continue to seek additional and new financial opportunities through grants and relationship building.
Organization Name Armourdale Renewal Association
Address 730 Osage
Kansas City, KS 66105
Primary Phone (913) 371-5696
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Tina Medina
Board Chair Mr. James Jenkins
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kaw Valley Drainage Board
Year of Incorporation 1992