Project for Neighborhood Aftercare
PO Box 716
Nolensville TN 37135
Children enjoying the program
Mission Statement
Project for Neighborhood Aftercare is a school-based aftercare providing expanded learning opportunities to students in need.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. Tiffany Pack
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1997
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Expenses $441,864.00
Projected Annual Revenue $470,677.00 (2015)
Statements
Mission Project for Neighborhood Aftercare is a school-based aftercare providing expanded learning opportunities to students in need.
Background
After extensive research throughout 1996, Tying Nashville Together identified the need for an aftercare program in Metro schools and developed the fundamentals for what would soon become Project for Neighborhood Aftercare. The fundamentals consist of:
 
* A free after-school program housed in Metro schools for children in grades K-8
* Sites located in the neighborhoods of enrolled children *
* Academic enrichment to include a mandatory homework/tutorial hour as a cornerstone of the program.
 
Since PNA's inception, the core concepts have evolved to include a one-hour before-school program in some locations as well as the implementation of affordable weekly program fees for enrollees. The actual scheduling of activities and the layout of the program differs at each site but all operate by the guidelines listed above. The homework/tutorial hour occurs either following the sign-in and snack time or after the main group activities. At least one third of the scheduled activity groups or classes are academically based. The PNA Board of Directors currently consists of four voting members. The board meets quarterly. PNA was fortunate to have a first year evaluation performed by the Vanderbilt Institute of Public Policy. The report indicated that PNA was rated highly by parents, teachers and children and addressed and served critical needs in each community. Significant changes in children's attitudes, classroom behaviors, social skills and homework performance were clearly indicated.
Impact
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 
1. New grant from the Tennessee Department of Education to fund the sites at Churchwell, Cockrill, and Hamilton Church.
 
2. Renewed grant from the Tennessee Department of Education to fund the sites at Kirkpatrick and McMurray.
 
3. Partnership with the Dream Center to operate a new afterschool program at Hamilton United Methodist Church in Antioch.
 
GOALS
 
1. Improve sustainability measures
 
2. Identify new locations with self-supporting revenue models
 
3. Recruit Board members 
Needs
1. Of utmost priority to PNA is developing the Board to include a more diverse representation of Middle Tennessee professionals.  Historically, the Board has been strong in the area of organizational mission and programmatic vision. Our current vision is to focus on long-term sustainability, an important element of which is recruiting Board members with connections to funding sources, both private and public. 
 
2.  General operating support is needed to fund administrative expenses.  
 
3.  Individual or corporate underwriters are needed to provide scholarships to kids whose families cannot afford to pay the weekly fee.
 
4.  PNA's staff needs professional assistance in developing and implementing an annual fundraising event such as a golf tournament, Fun Walk, auction, etc.


Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Children's and Youth Services
Secondary Organization Category Education / Student Services
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
For FY 2015, PNA will operate centers in the following Davidson County schools.  (Note that the population served is not limited to students of those schools but also includes neighborhood children.)  Zip codes of the schools are also listed below.
 
Robert Churchwell Elementary (37208)
Cockrill Elementary (37209)
Kirkpatrick Elementary (37206)
McMurray Middle (37211)
Rose Park Middle (37203)
Sylvan Park Elementary (37209)
In addition, PNA will operate a three-hour afterschool program at Hamilton United Methodist Church in Antioch, in partnership with the Dream Center.
Board Chair Statement
Project for Neighborhood Aftercare (PNA) is proud to be continuing its tradition of providing quality before- and after-care in Metro schools as we diversify our funding base, engage our community and strive to positively impact our students and the lives they will lead now and in the future.

PNA began as a Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County-funded, school-based after-care program. As we grew from our initial site, we engaged our parents, collaborated with school teachers, enriched our students, and reached out to the neighborhood communities surrounding our schools. We continue to grow and are poised to reach out to our community in new and different ways that will allow us to better serve our students in need.

PNA has grown from its initial site serving 30 students to 7 sites serving more than 400 students during the 2013-14 school year. During our growth, we added federal funding through the 21st Century Community Learning Grant and achieved the highest certification level available in that program. Our staff regularly collaborates with Nashville Youth Coalition, Nashville After-Zone Alliance, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Adventure Science Center, Second Harvest Food Bank, Metro Nashville Public Schools and with other providers and coalitions to better serve our community.

PNA’s current opportunity is for even greater community outreach to better serve our students while PNA better serves our community. We’ll reach out to businesses, which will be the recipients of our students into their workforce of the future. We’ll reach out to faith communities, which recognize that their social justice tenets mean supporting the students in need among us. We’ll reach out to individuals, who recognize that impacting a student’s live will impact their legacy for the future. We’ll reach out to government and foundation supporters, which strive to fulfill their missions.
 
We look forward to our continuing work in the community and welcome the community's work with us as we all strive to enrich our society one child's life at a time.
CEO Statement Project for Neighborhood Aftercare's strength lies in our ability to create a unique programmatic approach at each of our centers. This flexibility enables us to utilize the specific skills, abilities, and interests of our staff in the development of activities and program structure for the children we serve. The end result of motivated workers given an opportunity to work with children on activities and life skills about which they are passionate is an effective program in which children's minds and attention are engaged. PNA is not a babysitting service. We truly seek to "foster a sense of belonging and increased self-esteem." Many fine programs focus solely on academic achievement. While that's an important pillar of PNA's approach, that is not our driving motivation. Take reading, for instance. Johnny needs to learn how to read. After a long day of school, Johnny likely has classroom and/or instructional fatigue. Rather than simply subjecting Johnny to tutoring and additional instruction, PNA's approach is to consider, "How can we get Johnny to WANT to read?" Our staff evaluates how to motivate each child in our care. Upon offering Johnny a role in the PNA play under production, he is motivated to read the script in order to learn his lines. Ah-ha! Johnny now WANTS to read, and our staff has an opening through which we can truly help him in reading skills! As you can see, PNA's philosophy is rooted in a whole child approach. Many of the children we serve come from situations of poverty and neglect. A vitally important aspect of what we do is to simply love and value each child in our care. How does a community break the cycle of violence, crime, and despair? One child at a time...and it takes a village. PNA is a community pillar seeking to support these little ones who need to be noticed, listened to, validated, and cared for.
Programs
Description Each child participates in at least one hour of homework/tutoring assistance. Because of our low student to staff ratio, we are able to provide small group and often one on one tutoring. We also encourage peer tutoring. Our mentor program matches academically and emotionally needy children with adult mentors who spend at least one hour per week with the child. This time is spent playing educational games, reading, creating artwork and encouraging the child to set achievable academic and life goals.
Category Education Tutorial Programs
Population Served Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General, Children Only (5 - 14 years),
Description A pillar of PNA is to provide enriching activities to our students. From horticulture, to the Southwest Adopt a Pilot program, journaling, dance, music lessons, and sports classes the children are able to associate learning with fun. We also desire to expose them to many activities in an effort to break down perceived boundaries and highlight individual talents. Enrichment activities vary from site to site based on the volunteers, student interest, and schedule.
Budget 17000
Category Education Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General,
Description A nutritious snack is provided to every child daily to bridge the hunger gap between school dismissal and dinner time. We also discuss the importance of proper nutrition in relation to health with each of our students. It is our goal to ingrain healthy lifestyle choices into each child in order to prevent childhood and adult obesity. The state of Tennessee is currently ranked second overall in instances of childhood obesity.
Budget 8900
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition Food Distribution
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General,
Description At one time, PNA had funding for field trips under a LEAPs grant through the Tennessee Department of Education.  Each student participated in at least two field trips per year. They attended art exhibits at the Frist Center and visited the Country Music Hall of Fame. Other field trips included a special Holiday Celebration at the Elks Lodge, Disney World, the Adventure Science Center, local universities and the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. Our field trips provide cultural enrichment, art and science education, but most importantly, break down perceived boundaries. Many of these students have never left their neighborhood. It is our goal to provide them with as much exposure to the world beyond their backyard as possible. Around 1,100 students partcipated in our field trips.  Current funding does not allow for the provision of field trips. 
Budget 40,000 -- allows for the lease of a mini-bus, fuel costs, and staffing
Category Education Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General, Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Tiffany Pack
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2013 to June 2015
Email tiffanypack@comcast.net
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Sandy Johns Director of Finance and Business Administration, PNAVoting
Mr. Illia Moore Executive Director, PNAVoting
Amy Moore Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Tiffany Pack Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Illia Moore
Company Affiliation Executive Director, PNA
Term July 2013 to June 2015
Email imoore@pnatn.org
Risk Management Provisions
Accident & Injury Coverage
Commercial General Liability
Day Care Center/Nursery School
General Property Coverage & Professional Liability
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Medical Health Insurance
Property in Transit & Off Premises
Workers Compensation & Employers' Liability
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Illia Moore
Term Start May 2002
Email imoore@pnaweb.com
Experience Mr. Illia Moore graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1992 and began his successful career with children as a part-time staff member at the Boys and Girls Club. Within two weeks, he was promoted to Program Director. He went on to teach Conflict Mediation at Lockeland Middle School and when the PNA program started there, he was the ideal choice for Site Director. In 1998, he became involved with PNA on a full-time basis as the Assistant Project Director. After serving in this capacity for four years, he was promoted to Executive Director in 2002. Mr. Moore's passion for helping children realize their full potential and their personal self-worth is contagious. His vision and experience provide a solid foundation of leadership for PNA where "The Kids Come First." Mr. Moore and his wife, Dorothy live with their three children in Nolensville. The Afterschool Alliance selected Mr. Moore to be an Afterschool Ambassador. He served a one-year term organizing public events, communicating with policy makers, and building community awareness of, and support for, afterschool programs. 
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Ronni Katz Jan 1997 - May 2002
Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 59
Volunteers 12
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 80%
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network2003
Afterschool Alliance2004
National Institute on Out of School Time2004
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30 2015
Projected Revenue $470,677.00
Projected Expenses $441,864.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$371,448$433,965$384,608
Administration Expense$69,867$77,443$72,101
Fundraising Expense$20,384$15,624$33,999
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.020.89
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%82%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%6%25%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$123,562$101,217$86,122
Current Assets$122,843$98,426$79,797
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$8,908$8,431$6,086
Total Net Assets$114,654$92,786$80,036
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities13.7911.6713.11
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants (State) $218,900Government Grants $244,660Program Service Revenue $304,972
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Contributions $2,970Individual Contributions $4,324Government Grants $131,965
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Individual Contributions $2,166
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2014
Organization Comments For the first time in the organization's history, PNA received no funding from Metro government in 2009/2010.  In response, PNA implemented a weekly program fee that has since proven to be a successful revenue model.  Now that the organization has established a viable, proven plan for sustainability, it now focuses on securing grants and donations in order to provide scholarships for children and families who cannot afford to pay the weekly fees.
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures taken from the 990.
990 prepared by Revolution Financial Solutions, LLC.
Financial review completed by H.A. Beasley and Co., P.C.
Comments provided by Laurel Fisher 7/31/14.
Nonprofit Project for Neighborhood Aftercare
Address PO Box 716
Nolensville, TN 37135
Primary Phone (615) 385-7067
Contact Email sandy@pnatn.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Illia Moore
Board Chair Mr. Tiffany Pack
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1997

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