Cispus Learning Center AmeriCorps (Randle, WA)

Name

  • Name:Meghann Wolvert
  • Title:Cispus AmeriCorps Project Supervisor

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cispus Learning Center AmeriCorps
  • Address:2142 Cispus Rd
    Randle, WA 98377
    Randle
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:360-497-7131
  • Main fax:360-497-7132

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General

  • Mission:
  • The Cispus Learning Center is a residential outdoor education facility for youth, operated by the Washington School Principals Education Foundation. The Cispus mission is to provide facilities and resources for educational groups. Cispus has extended its mission through AmeriCorps, to “working with and within our communities to build assets in local youth.”

  • Overview:
  • Our program is intended to employ our AmeriCorps members to respond to community needs. Our primary focus is on serving at-risk youth through local tutoring and mentoring initiatives. The area we serve spans from Mossyrock to Packwood, including the school districts of White Pass, Morton, and Mossyrock. One of our primary mentoring programs is the Morton Teen Center. A partnership with the Morton Chamber of Commerce, the Morton Teen Center provides facilities, equipment and supervision for youth grades 6-12. Cispus AmeriCorps members serve as both staff and event coordinators for the drop-in teen center, providing a variety of activities both academic and recreational. The AmeriCorps members work closely with community supporters in order to provide a safety net for at-risk youth.
    The Morton Teen Center, as well as the Cispus AmeriCorps program is largely dependent on the donations of private donors and local businesses for operating costs. Each AmeriCorps position requires a $5,800 cash match to be placed at a service site. When our program first started we asked partner organizations for only $500 per member. Each year the cash match increases, due to reduced state and federal support of the AmeriCorps program which in turn puts more financial burden on the schools and organizations we work with. We are requesting $7,000 which would cover the $5,800 cash match for the 2014-2015 Teen Center Coordinator’s position, as well as two months’ rent plus utilities for the Teen Center facilities at a cost of $600 per month. The facilities rent and utilities are generally paid through the Morton Chamber of Commerce, with donations from local businesses, however in times of economic stress, it is difficult for businesses to give the support we need, especially since our fees continue to increase.

  • History:
  • The Cispus AmeriCorps program first started serving youth in East Lewis County in 2000. The Cispus AmeriCorps team has a reputation for hard work, and dedication. For 13 years, the AmeriCorps team has worked in the local schools and communities, providing a variety of direct service activities such as tutoring and mentoring youth, volunteering with local organizations, organizing and carrying out service projects, and getting the local youth and adults engaged in their community. The Morton Teen Center was established in 2003 in response to a community need for safe places for youth to be. It serves as a drop in center three days a week, as well as a location for structured youth programs and homework help.
    Over the years that the Teen Center has been in operation we have provided youth with a safe place to "hang-out" but our members have also provided opportunities to gain exposure to culture, diversity, and opportunities outside the community. We have organized field trips to museums, colleges, sporting events, and other teen centers in Washington State.
    Our AmeriCorps members have been recruited specifically for talents and experience that match the specific program they will be working with. All of our members are highly qualified college graduates and must be able to pass state background checks. Members also provide a unique perspective of life outside of east Lewis County, a perspective that without AmeriCorps in the community many of our local youth may not be introduced to.

  • Year established:2000
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:11
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:17

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:91-1153112

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:911153112
  • Organization Name:WASHINGTON SCHOOL PRINCIPALS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
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  • Organization Address:2142 CISPUS RD
  • Organization City:RANDLE
  • Organization State:WA
  • Organization Zip:98377-9305
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 1982
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):320
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
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  • Asset Amount:$5,456,134
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,786,636
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$4,786,636
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:17:52 pm

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