Palestine Senior Citizens Activity Center
3325 Prospect Ave
Kansas City MO 64128
Mission Statement
The mission of the Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center is to provide community wellness for senior adults through education, recreation and nutrition.
The vision of the Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center is to provide exceptional programs through:
Education and Nutrition: Educating seniors on the importance of being healthy and providing the necessary tools to increase the longevity of their lives.
  • Promoting healthy eating and label reading.
  • Facilitating nutritional and healthy eating classes.
  • Building a healthy community by partnering with individuals, families, local organizations and communities.
We provide high quality programs and services through community partnerships to increase socialization and eliminate isolation for senior adults.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Lori Smith
Board Chair Pastor Leonard P. Butler Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Palestine Missionary Baptist Church
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1989
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
The mission of the Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center is to provide community wellness for senior adults through education, recreation and nutrition.
The vision of the Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center is to provide exceptional programs through:
Education and Nutrition: Educating seniors on the importance of being healthy and providing the necessary tools to increase the longevity of their lives.
  • Promoting healthy eating and label reading.
  • Facilitating nutritional and healthy eating classes.
  • Building a healthy community by partnering with individuals, families, local organizations and communities.
We provide high quality programs and services through community partnerships to increase socialization and eliminate isolation for senior adults.
Background Statement
Rev. Earl Abel, Founder and former Pastor, Palestine Missionary Baptist Church saw a void in the community that needed to be filled: caring for the senior citizens in the historic and predominately African American community of the third district of Jackson County. In 1992, in keeping with the founder’s vision, and in response to significant advocacy and strong need in the African-American community, the City of Kansas City, MO donated land to Rev Abel’s vision. With the partnership with the City of Kansas City, JE Dunn, and other donors, the Palestine Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Earl Abel, built a community center for seniors on the site of what is now known as Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center. Today, more than a century later, PSCAC continues to provide assistance to seniors who are low income and who suffer from health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, lack of nutrition meals, and isolation by providing culturally relevant programs and services. Our programs and services continue to be a lifeline to more than 150 low-income seniors who walk through our doors each day. In 2014, PSCAC launched the “Fit and Healthy” program. The program includes health screenings for heart disease and diabetes, healthy food choices and fitness programs in a senior environment for up to 150 seniors from the community daily including the Leonard P. Butler, Jr Fitness Center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, named after PSCAC’s Board Chairman. Prior to 2009, more than 75 percent of the membership came from the third district of Jackson County, Missouri. However, the due to the increase of poverty, violence, lack of health insurance, grocery stores, and increase the number of seniors raising their grandchildren who are receiving specialized services, the number has increased to 90% of our members come from the third district. PSCAC was greatly impacted and faced a very difficult undertaking - quickly figuring out a way to continue serving the same population of seniors. Some of the seniors displaced by the violence in the home by family members and caretakers. Within a short period, PSCAC established partnerships with five (5) Kansas City entities that now serve as our primary resource for assistance to our seniors.
Impact Statement
  • FY 2016, Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center (PSCAC) served a total of 752 members. 
  • FY 2016, members attended the center 22,280 times
  • FY 2016, PSCAC had 1,529 guest visit the center.
  • FY 2016,  PSCAC served 13,419 lunches to members, volunteers, staff, and vocational members plus gave away over 30,000 pounds of food.  
  • FY 2016,  5052 visits to various health programs such as health fairs, nutrition classes, healthy meal preparation, gardening, and weekly and bi-weekly health screenings. 
  • An ongoing goal of the Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center (PSCAC) is to find effective and efficient ways to operate, to carefully manage expenses and increase revenue to support the mission.
  • The goals for PSCAC is to fulfill the need of senior adults with lifelong, innovative programs and services to enrich their lives.  Developing multi-cultural, diverse, and easy access programs and services for senior adults, it will continue their longevity of life and encourage the develop of current and new senior adults.
Needs Statement

•   Life Enrichment Program: Even small donations make a difference in the lives of 752 senior adults and their families through a community wellness programs: 1) Promoting nutrition emphasis the importance of healthy eating and label reading; 2) Promoting education allows underserved senior adults and their families to receive health and fitness educational programs and services; and 3) Promoting recreation to prevent senior adults from being isolated and lonely.

•   Operational funding: The Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center raises approximately $650,000 annually for operations costs. The funding is provided by grants, donations, and sponsorships. 

•   Support for the Volunteer Program: To keep operational costs low, the PSCAC manages a 50 volunteers. Expenses to recruit, train, schedule, manage, reward and support volunteers cost approximately $120,000 annually. 


•   Endowment Funding: PSCAC seeks to develop its endowment funding in 2017 to provide a reliable source of annual operating funds. Contributions of cash, legacy gifts, life insurance and other planned gifts are welcomed. 


Service Categories
Senior Centers/Services
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement The Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center has one main goal: to improve the lives of senior adults through programs and services. The soul of PSCAC is to senior adults continue to live independently in their own homes. PSCAC provides innovative and affordable programs and service that is exclusively for senior adults. PSCAC programs our strongly integrated to our mission. The greater Kansas City area must nurture, educate and support our senior adults, and PSCAC is committed to vital endeavor. PSCAC has served the community for over 24 years and will continue to provide programs and services for the next 25 years plus.
Programs
Description
The PSCAC is passionate about providing senior adults in our community with community wellness for senior adults through education, recreation and nutrition. We also strive to reach the broadest and most diverse senior adults ad their family members possible.
Category Human Services, General/Other Senior Services
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled, ,
Short-Term Success In 2015 and 2016, Senior adults have increase their engagement in fitness, nutritional and social programs. Of the 150 individuals surveyed, 80% reported a decrease the amount of medication taken, reduction in the risk of disease and malnutrition, and isolation.
Long-Term Success
Underserved senior adults and their families will have the ability to increase the longevity of life through daily physical fitness, eating nutrition foods including fresh produce, limited salt and sugar intake. Increase recreation by engaging senior adults in social interaction such as games, bingo, and day trips to decrease isolation and loneliness.
Program Success Monitored By Participation data is collected on each program and service provided by PSCAC and/or outside agencies. Surveys are provided to senior adults to ensure that each program is effective. Board evaluations of each program to ensure the feasibility of each program.
Examples of Program Success
  • In FY16, 122 daily attendees participated in two or more programs and services provided at PSCAC. 
  • 3,523 free health screenings were provided for the year. 
  • 26,065 meals were served at PSCAC. 
  • 450 participants attending day trips and/or social outings. 
  • Testimony from a life-long member serves to show the importance of this program: “Where else do we have to go” is a statement heard often throughout the center. 
  • One lifelong member stated that she has become to the center since the inception. She expressed the importance of the center in her and her friend’s lives. She stated when we are closed for the snow days that many of them have no place to go. That statement changed the snow policy for the center. We are no longer closed when the schools are closed.
Description
Senior Adults raising Grandchildren: The PSCAC is passionate about helping senior adults who are raising their grandchildren through gift giving such as backpacks filled with school supplies, holiday gifts, and entertainment. We also strive to reduce the financial burden that has been placed on grandparents with an limited income.
Category Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Population Served Families, ,
Short-Term Success In 2015 and 2016, 300 youth participated in all three social programs. Of the grandparents surveyed, 96% enjoyed the social programs and felt that the programs were able to reduce any financial burden on their limited income.
Long-Term Success
This program includes three signature yearly programs for senior adults who are raising their grandchildren:
  • Back to School Carnival
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Annual Easter Egg hunt
 These signature programs help to develop bonding between grandparents and their grandchildren, assist grandparents who are financial burden, and to encourage giving back to the community.
Program Success Monitored By Participation data is collected on each program and service provided by PSCAC and/or outside agencies. Surveys are provided to senior adults to ensure that each program is effective. Board evaluations of each program to ensure the feasibility of each program.
Examples of Program Success “Thank you for making my Christmas Special”. One of member’s grandchildren was just very thankful to receive gifts for Christmas. It was a joy and very special for my granddaughter and I stated one of PSCAC members. Each year, PSCAC serves 300 youth through our three signature events.
CEO Comments PSCAC is looking forward to starting our latest and greatest program, Senior Transportation.  This program will begin this summer.  It will offer low-cost pick up and drop services to PSCAC, doctor's appointments, social outings, and other important appointments.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Lori Smith
Term Start July 2014
Experience
Mrs. Smith is Executive Director of the Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center. She is the lead contact for this project. Mrs. Smith will oversee staff and activities for Policy Initiatives as well as technical support for Voice of Seniors. She works closely with community leaders, political officials and other organizations to improve the lives of PSCAC seniors in the urban core. She has successfully advocated for youth, families and seniors in the greater Kansas City area for more than 12 years. Prior to joining PSCAC, she acquired experience in nonprofit with Benjamin Banneker Charter School and Running Back Giving Back Foundation working with the youth and their families. Mrs. Smith has a MBA and a MAOA degree in Non-Profit from Mid America Nazarene University where she taught statistic, finance and economics for eight years.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Program Coordinator/KCNORC Coordinator
Title HR Representative
Title Building Facility Coordinator
Title Receptionist
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 5
Paid Part-Time Staff 5
Volunteers 50
Paid Contractors 2
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
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 Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
  • Harvesters
  • Truman Medical Mobile Market
  • Will to Succeed Foundation
  • KCPD
  • Kiddie Depot
  • Palestine Missionary Baptist Church
  • UMKC
  • Kansas University
  • ArtsTech
  • Black Health Care Coalition
  • Samuel Rodgers
  • Starlight
  • Highland Homes
  • United Service Community Action Agency
  • AdHoc
  • Negro League Baseball Museum 
Board Chair
Board Chair Pastor Leonard P. Butler Jr.
Company Affiliation Palestine Missionary Baptist Church
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2019
Email lpbutler2@palestineactivitycenter.org
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Clifford Breaux Retired Banker
Pastor Leonard P. Butler Jr.Palestine Missionary Baptist Church
Mr. Kevin Cullen AIG
Mr. Ronald Finley Finley Law
Rev. Wallace Hartsfield Sr.Retired Minister, Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church
Mr. Donald Maxwell Business Owner
Mr. Donald Miller Retired Business Owner
Mr. Bill Savage Retired, Veteran's Administration
Mr. Forest Tyson Tycon Construction Owner
Ms. Demetria Wills Retired, Health and Human Services
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 10
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 0%
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 Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Standing Committees
Audit
Building
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
By-laws
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Capital Campaign
Audit, Compliance and Controls
Administration
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $712,000
Projected Expenses $712,000
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$117,842$172,124$19,536
Government Contributions$238,781$155,750$134,094
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$238,781$155,750$134,094
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$153,202$165,617$40,750
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$113$0
Membership Dues$15,365$13,765$14,221
Special Events$3,942$1,516$2,129
Revenue In-Kind$45,151$187,140$47,263
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$508,146$495,177$454,151
Administration Expense$0$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.131.410.84
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,868,598$1,752,887$1,752,072
Current Assets$0$32,437$91
Long-Term Liabilities$1,495,459$1,395,459$1,395,459
Current Liabilities$0$62,948$14,111
Total Net Assets$373,139$294,480$342,502
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--0.520.01
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets80%80%80%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Name Palestine Senior Citizens Activity Center
Address 3325 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, MO 64128
Primary Phone (816) 921-1963
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Lori Smith
Board Chair Pastor Leonard P. Butler Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Palestine Missionary Baptist Church
Year of Incorporation 1989