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
It was with great enthusiasm, hard work, and the support of new community partnerships that we were able to achieve many remarkable accomplishments during the 2016 year. This list highlights a few of our most outstanding efforts, among the many projects completed, to enhance the Armourdale community:
  • Created a curriculum-based Summer Youth Program. Over 70 kids benefited from the new curriculum to gain the aspects of leadership, develop confidence and self-esteem, and learn non-violent methods of resolving conflicts. Support from our community partners, and donations from area businesses and individuals made it possible for us to create a new computer lab. We were also able to provide $27,000 worth of free breakfasts, snacks, and lunches for Armourdale Youth in partnership with KCKSDS and Catholic Charities. We will be adding a field trip day to all of the cultural centers through a grant from the H&R Block Foundation in 2017.
  • This year ARA received an $8,000 grant awarded to fund a Nutrition, Canning and Gardening Program from the Unified Government, The Hollywood Casino and Schlitterbahn Water Park. Using a combination of live classroom sessions and video instruction on the ARA website, the program has reached more than 7,000 people to date and will continue through July 2017 to complete the grant requirements.
  • Networking efforts and the development of new partner relationships really paid off when ARA was able to bring assistance to a disabled Armourdale resident who received a handicapped ramp, valued at $5,000, at no charge.
  • ARA was able to provide 31 families with a free Thanksgiving Dinner through a donation from United Steel.
We have also taken on the challenge to enhance the East Side of Shawnee Park with a partnership from KU and the Latino Health for All Coalition.
Needs Statement
Finances for an enhanced computer lab, LED Sign, extra staffing in the area of education, fitness and grant writing. We also need money to help our small businesses and local residents in the area of minor business and home improvement.
Service Categories
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
Armourdale, Kansas
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
ARA has a great history, yet today it is in transitioning from the baby boomers to reach the X, Y, and Millennials who are now in leadership and are business owners. The Armourdale Community is struggling in the area of youth development and education and that is why a computer lab is sought because a lot of households simply do not have computer systems. By meeting the needs of the youth and allowing them to have access to the Internet, it is our goal that they will respond in a positive manner. Our challenge has been to update everything from the website, offices, ways of taking membership money electronically and program focus with an updated definition. We are using Facebook, and Go Fund Me plus other methods of communication to reach the community through electronic methods.
The organization is currently refining and raising the level of professionalism in the scope of services. This challenge is being addressed by resetting the foundation of the organization with solid leadership techniques, grant writing, and gaining the favor of the community. Strong outreach to the community and the businesses in Armourdale is a must to gain back the support that once existed.
Our success in the last 90 days has been in getting our financial house in order and seeking new financial supporters.
Description We host a 75 to 100 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), ,
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 Armourdale businesses get the help that they need to gain foot traffic.
Category Community Development, General/Other Business District Revitalization
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
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
We want to have a fund to be able to help paint the building of a small business owner, create a marketing plan or video and give a business owner the assistance that he or she may need.
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 Throughout the years, hundreds of businesses have been effected in a positive manner by the help of ARA. In 1993, when there was a flood, ARA was vital in helping to restore businesses and give them support in a very great way. ARA's influence has been very encouraging to many of the start-up businesses in the Armourdale Community.
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
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
Compensation Last Year
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 1
Volunteers 5
Paid Contractors 0
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 2018
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, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $67,000
Projected Expenses $50,000
Form 990s
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 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990-EZ.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$87,800$76,360$99,400
Administration Expense$0$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.800.87
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$21,891$21,674$42,078
Current Assets$21,891$21,674$42,078
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,960$1,960$7,186
Total Net Assets$19,931$19,714$34,892
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities11.1711.065.86
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountCity of Kansas City, Kansas $35,500City of Kansas City, Kansas $27,000City of Kansas City, Kansas $27,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountLiberty Fruit $25,000Board of Public Utilities $12,000Liberty Fruit $25,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountBoard of Public Utilities $12,000 --Board 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