Ark Family Center, Inc. (Glendale, CA)


  • Name:Edward Kudaverdian
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Ark Family Center, Inc.
  • Address:135 South Jackson Street Suite 102
    Glendale, CA 91205
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(818) 662-7045
  • Main fax:(818) 662-7002

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  • Mission:
  • Ark’s mission is to provide education for youth and adults to enhance emotional intelligence which leads them to heal the past, be happy in the present and create a successful future. For its work in this area over the last several years, Ark has received numerous awards, more recently the “Character and Ethics Community Award” from the Glendale Character and Ethics Project for 2013.

  • Overview:
  • This proposal is for the Ark Family Center's unique emotional intelligence course for youth education success. This workshop-type course fits your mission educational support area and geographic requirements. The student target population is underserved youth, ages 14-18 from various public schools throughout the county. There are a number of worthy classroom sites, previously used, in the greater Los Angeles county area including the central one in Glendale. Overall, Ark has seven life improvement seminar programs, life coaching and mentoring serving over 200 people per year.

    The core workshop called Create Freedom and Awareness (CFA) is an eight week workshop designed to increase the emotional intelligence of participants. Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability or capacity to perceive, assess and manage the emotions of one’s self and of others. The CFA workshop, therefore, motivates and inspires youth who are uncertain about their future goals and, in turn, propels them to take responsibility for creating a meaningful path while in high school. The eight-week course fosters skill development, strategies and attitudes that students need to continue to excel in school and to be prepared for continuing their education at a college or university and later the fast-paced world of work. The course further provides experiences for participants to develop leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. As a result of actively participating in the program, our youth learn to make better choices about school, studying and how they spend their time. This translates to better grades for many of them and increased high school graduation rates.

  • History:
  • Ark is a nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3), founded in 1999 by Edward Kudaverdian, Ph.D., now its executive director. It was established to serve the community in mental health and education services, with the commitment to enhance the emotional, physical and education well-being of the community at that time.

  • Year established:1999
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:8
  • Advisory board size:10
  • Staff size:2


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:203110650

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:203110650
  • Organization Name:ARK FAMILY CENTER INC
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:135 S JACKSON STREET
  • Organization City:GLENDALE
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:91205-4916
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2, 1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization, Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 2005
  • 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):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
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  • Asset Amount:$5,452
  • Asset Code:1 ($1 - $9,999)
  • Income Amount:$37,055
  • Income Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$37,055
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 9:57:53 pm

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