Assignment 3: Greenhill Community Center Case Study I. Does the Greenhill Community Center have a solid mission and direction? Discuss the organization’s mission and how well the organization accomplishes that mission. Are there examples of “mission creep" in this case study? When it comes to Greenhill’s mission of direction I feel that Greenhill has a clear mission direction. But, I also can tell by reading the case study that there are quite a few sections in each mission that this community does provide for. Which means that there is a lot of responsibilities on whoever is over that specific section of the community. When I mean or talk about section I mean there are four specific section such as: The Elder Program, The Afterschool Program, The Day Care Program, and Music Program. In my opinion that is a lot of section for one community to be in charge over. Those are four big sections of these community which needs a lot of work to provide those three programs to run smoothly. “Executive should be trained in business skills, that nonprofit managers programs be located in schools” (Worth, 2014). But, I feel if the hiring process for the overseers of the section are chosen correctly they can …show more content…
But, there was a few of the programs that seemed the Executive Director did not seem as concerned about. I personally see as that a large issue because all four of those programs needs the same attention to make sure that employees and managers are doing exactly what they are supposed to do. Another, issue that is needs some attention is the fundraising issues. “Nonprofit organization are finically dependent on both the government and donors from fundraisers” (Worth, 2014). The center has not made the fundraising goal and I see that as issue because that is extra money that can go to other things the community
Founded in 1967, United Way of Regina is dedicated to improving lives and building its community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The organization funds services and programs dealing with issues related to children, poverty and health in Regina. Its current focus is the promotion of learning and development opportunities for children. United Way of Regina raises funds primarily through the annual Community Campaign, which includes donations from company payrolls, corporations and individuals. It has a call line called 211-Saskatchewan in collaboration with the United Way of Saskatoon and Area to provide information on over 5,000 community, health, and government services in the area.
Palmer Community Center was once and still is a beacon structure that encompasses the history of Rockbridge County, Virginia. Since opening its door as a school house, to its transformation to a community center, Palmer is a structure that is currently used by its alumni and community members. This iconic building set in the Buffalo Community should be protected for future generations to enjoy. Established in 1902 Palmer served as a school house, referred to as Palmer Academy until 1906, and then evolved into Palmer High School from 1906-1920. From 1920-1956 it had become known as Palmer Graded School, however, in 1956, Palmer School fell vacant and was no longer used for education.
I will be spending the 2016-17 academic year teaching Chemistry at James Irwin Charter High School. My responsibilities at James Irwin do not stop with teaching – I also manage the science department and am at the forefront of health and wellness efforts across all four James Irwin Charter campuses (not to mention all of the unwritten tasks of a teacher). In managing the science department, I collaborate in curriculum meetings, coordinate weekly lab inspections, support the success of my colleagues, and oversee all purchase orders. Working at James Irwin has taught me valuable workplace ediquette. The most practical example of that involves teamwork.
Texas is an immense state itself, with problems left and right and not a solution to many of them. The city of Brownsville is often forgotten and not given much attention when it comes to economic issues regarding the education level. Education in Brownsville might not be superior to other schools in the North because they an advantageous education system considering their rich economy. The BISD (Brownsville Independent School District) school organization is often criticized on the criteria of the low economic status the people of Brownsville obtain.
It was spectacular to learn that Keystone Community Services is a non-profit organization. The funding sources and mission of Keystone Community Services was intriguing and powerful to see an organization that strives to improve a quality of life. In addition, it was amazing to learn about the multi-services program provided under Keystone Community Services. However, I reconsidered and would like to point a change in the organizations. As I understand not only do Keystone Community Services own community reach out, but other nearby communities reach out Keystone assistances.
Marion County Children Services Board, (MCCSB), also known as Waddell Village is a nonprofit organization that began in 1900. Benjamin Waddell self-funded the 60 acres of land, and the construction of a 52 room building, with hopes to accommodate approximately 125 children. The building was then completed in1901, upon completion Mr. Waddell presented the land and building to the county. Waddell Village was built to house orphaned and abandoned children, to care for children whose parent were unable or unwilling to provide care for them, (MCCS, n.d).
Businesses can differ greatly in the services they offer or Goods they sell. One thing that all businesses have in common is that they have a mission or vision statement that they use to define themselves and what they are about. The Arrow Head Medical Center in Colton, California has a mission statement that is not strong, is very generic, and for the reasons is probably why it is not displayed anywhere on their website. To give them a stronger identity to the community, and more tangible goal to reach for internally, it is necessary to create a new mission statement for this organization. The most recent mission statement for the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center I coul find was located on a 2012-2013 strategic plan.
Terryville, CT- On October 20, Wamogo High School visited the 8th grade. The agricultural school showed the future freshman a slideshow showing what the school had to offer. The students asked questions about the curriculum to the presenters, and received excellent feedback. Some of the students were fascinated with the agricultural experiences offered at Wamogo. Others were not as thrilled with with the school, but had to stay at the assembly.
The Geneva Lakes Family YMCA, the “Y”, is non-profit organization. The Geneva Lakes Family YMCA’S roots can be traced back to 1886, when three businessmen who were sitting by a campfire on the shores of Geneva Lake, discussed the idea of establishing a permanent professional YMCA training school. In its main page, it shows how to anyone can register for programs, donate, and how to join. The vision of the “Y” is commitment to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. There are more than 10,000 locations across the nation.
Shelter Programs are in the media, therefore, I agree that this course is important for business to understand ethics in working with the consumers, Executive Staff, Board of Directors and Stakeholders. I feel that we will learn much from this course. -Elizabeth
Despite the fact that all residential schools have closed, what thousands of aboriginal children experienced remain both terrifying to those who hear the stories and relevant to Canadian society. Glen and Lyna are two residential school survivors whose lives were greatly impacted by the government’s attempt to eliminate aboriginal culture. For example, “the system forcibly separated children from their families and “even siblings rarely interacted.” Consequently, the family ties between Glen and his family severely weakened through his years in residential school, making it difficult for him to find comfort in family even when he started his own. As a result, when Glen struggles with alcoholism, instead of confiding in family, he is driven
(Worth, 2017, p. 80) The board is also accountable for authorizing legal contracts, approving and auditing the budget, hiring the executive director, and aids in fundraising efforts. (Worth, 2017, pp. 83-87) However, the Greenhill Community Center's Board is not effective in fulfilling their defined responsibilities. According to the case study, less than half of the thirteen trustees were active, and only some the six subcommittees were active.
Background Over the course of time, technology has evolved at Fresno State’s campus. There have been number of technology resources that have been allocated to different parts of the campus community. Nonetheless, even with numerous advancements that have occurred in the campus, there are various technological struggles that the university has to deal with. Many times, the difficulty in furthering the technology stems from students, faculty, and staff that are reluctant to change.
This advice helps new executive directors to better understand their boards and helps potential board members decide if they should commit to an organization or not. The nonprofit benefits when the entire board values its mission and its executive director is able to be a key change
These programs are dependent on the members “taking the initial idea, modifying it to suit specific situations and local needs, and then implementing the program” (Today's Knights: Our Structure). Executing new programs can be risky, challenging, and resource intensive. Because of age stratification, most Councils are risk and change averse, therefore they rarely execute anything new or modify existing programs. The age related cultural differences breed distrust between young and old members which results in younger members leaving the organization within a few years. Improving communications, business and code of conduct standards, and instituting multi-tiered advocacy, educational, and mentorship programs would normalize the culture across the organization.