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Growth Opportunities Through Athletics Learning & Service Goals

 1170 N La Palma Park Way
 Anaheim, CA 92801
[P] (714) 956-4625
[F] (714) 533-2806
www.goals.org
[email protected]
Dave Wilk
FOUNDED: 1994
INCORPORATED: 1994
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Organization DBA GOALS
GOALS -Growth,Opportunity, through Athletics Learning and Service
GOALS Academy
Former Names Disney GOALS (2009)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 95-4457394 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

It is the mission of GOALS to organize and sustain long-term involvement of under-served children in distressed communities, through comprehensive after-school initiatives, which build self-esteem, strong values, and social skills. These youth development initiatives combine after-school, alternative, team oriented, athletics, academic sessions, community service to assist others and additional special program services as job training, leadership training and career counseling. 

Mission Statement

It is the mission of GOALS to organize and sustain long-term involvement of under-served children in distressed communities, through comprehensive after-school initiatives, which build self-esteem, strong values, and social skills. These youth development initiatives combine after-school, alternative, team oriented, athletics, academic sessions, community service to assist others and additional special program services as job training, leadership training and career counseling. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $950,000.00
Projected Revenue $950,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • GOALS Programs

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview


Mission Statement

It is the mission of GOALS to organize and sustain long-term involvement of under-served children in distressed communities, through comprehensive after-school initiatives, which build self-esteem, strong values, and social skills. These youth development initiatives combine after-school, alternative, team oriented, athletics, academic sessions, community service to assist others and additional special program services as job training, leadership training and career counseling. 

Background Statement

GOALS is headquartered in Anaheim, California and is a long-standing not for profit program that involves thousands of low-income youth annually through a combination of athletics, afterschool educational enrichment and community service where our youngsters help others. More than 20,000 youth have participated in our programs since 1994. Our services are concentrated in Anaheim, but regional programs extend into the adjoining cities of Placentia and Fullerton as well in southern California. Our headquarters and other major facilities are clustered in a 1/4 square mile complex known as the GOALS “Youth Opportunity Zone” (YOZ). Within this area lie the Anaheim ICE arena, the GOALS Gardens indoor arena (primarily used for roller hockey), GOALS Gym, GOALS Headquarters and the new GOALS “Dreamscape” project featuring a tennis center and Multi-Sports Outdoor Arena. We link our neighborhood outreach to our YOZ through a “GOALSFleet” of buses that we own and operate to move hundreds of youngsters to and from their communities so they can access the free equipment, coaching and of course wonderful facilities we operate.

Impact Statement

GOALS Dreamscape: In 2010 GOALS transformed a garbage stewed vacant lot into a beautiful new sport complex for children, The GOALS Dreamscape. The Dreamscape features two gleaming tennis courts, a fitness track, and a 6,000-square foot, artificial turf facility that can be used for an array of sports, an indoor weight-room and aerobics gym. Today, GOALS annually serves over 2,000 boys and girls, ages 6 to 19.

GOALS for Oak View:In September 2012 GOALS established a 5 day per week after school initiative at the Oak View Elementary School. “GOALS for Oak View” features daily sports and fitness activities, homework help, nutritional snack time and a special GOALS curriculum. Over 150 students have participated and had the opportunity to learn more about science, mathematics and technology. Everything, including equipment, uniforms, bus transportation, coaching, and educational support is provided at no charge.

GOALS for Valadez:In 2011 GOALS established a 5 day per week after school initiative in partnership with the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District. The initiative is called “GOALS for Valadez” (GFV). The GFV program features daily fitness activities, homework help, nutritional snack time, special GOALS curriculum, computer lab, and a weekly field trip to GOALS venues. Since 2011 over 600 at-risk youths have gained substantial academic, athletic and social enrichment through this program for absolutely no-cost.

GOALS Garden:GOALS has transformed a long abandoned , weed and garbage strewn urban lot in north central Anaheim to a garden “oasis” with a greenhouse, walking trail, 2 dozen large garden boxes, vineyard, fruit trees, cactus garden, an education zone, waterfalls, bridge and a rocky canyon. This urban garden venue offers thousands of local children the opportunity to appreciate nature, participate in gardening, and engage in outdoor educational and art enrichment programs designed to foster healthy experiences and habits.

Needs Statement

GOALS is a multi-faceted year round youth development program, our key needs include: 
Operating and capital resources to sustain our after-school transportation fleet of 4 busses. This will provide free transportation for GOALS youth to all facilities. Estimated annual funds needed = $50,000
GOALS Transportation Fleet:

GOALS Cadets Summer of Service: A unique teen community service program which engages and manages more than 200 teens in urban volunteer projects in local at-risk communities. Estimated funds needed = $75,000

GOALS After-School Enrichment: Regional After-School Enrichment at 10 regional locations, featuring after-school curriculum, computer lab and specialized fitness activities. Estimated funds needed =$100,000

GOALS Academy Charter School: GOALS is planning to open the GOALS Academy Charter School, The Academy will offer a unique blend of educational enrichment, athletics, and an emphasis on project learning. The Academy also hopes to become the “Greenest” school in Orange County. Estimated funds needed range from =$2,000 to 100,000,

GOALS Facilities: GOALS operates team oriented facilities at 5 regional indoor/outdoor venues such as the Dreamscape Complex, Anaheim Ice, GOALS Gardens, GOALS Community Garden and the GOALS Gym. Estimated funds needed = $50,000


CEO Statement

 “The essence of GOALS can be found in the hearts and souls of those who have grown up in our program. We have become an extended family with tens of thousands of members ranging from youngsters as young as 6 to alumni some of whom are now in their mid 30’s. Most of our staff of coaches here at GOALS are alumni too! Not a week goes by without someone stopping in to volunteer, reminisce about the impact we have had on the lives, or to marvel at our progress. It is a source of great inspiration to be surrounded by these great associates and volunteers who have dedicated so much of their lives to helping others find more hope and greater opportunity here at GOALS.”

Dave Wilk, GOALS Executive Director


Board Chair Statement

 “I have never seen a not for profit program that is so creative and so entrepreneurial as GOALS. For every dollar that comes in it seems it gets multiplied ten times to produce world class facilities, programs, and opportunities for underserved youngsters. I have founded successful companies in the private sector and so to be involved with such a unique and progressive charitable organization that is doing so much – at no cost for children – really is a highlight of my life.”

Jerry O’Connell, GOALS Board President


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

GOALS is a multi-dimensional not for profit youth service organization which has been growing steadily since our origins in 1994.  GOALS offers many other services and programs involving daytime, after school and weekend athletic, learning and community service enrichment for youngsters.

There are many ways to help GOALS through morning, afternoon or evening volunteering (tutoring, teaching, chaperoning, supporting GOALS community service missions, or coaching with activity programs. Helping to support our many facilities, equipment “bank”, or bus fleet are other possibilities. 

Donations of equipment (especially sports related) are always welcome. In addition to year ‘round roller hockey and ice hockey programs, which involve more than 1,000 under-served youth annually, GOALS operates soccer, tennis, basketball, lacrosse and general fitness programs to thousands of other children as well. GOALS staff can pick any donations up or alternatively you can simply drop them off at our Headquarters or other nearby GOALS facilities. All donations to GOALS are tax exempt to the extent permitted by IRS regulations involving donations to charities.

GOALS operates a fleet of buses, trailers and a centralized “equipment bank” to accommodate the athletic needs of all children in the program. Help with equipment, fleet, and facility maintenance in support of daily program operations is always welcome.

GOALS charges no fees to our participating youth given their under-served nature. However there are significant annual operating expenses involving the professional core staff, facility operations, daily bus transportation, program insurance, and equipment. Thus any dollar donations are gratefully accepted from corporate, foundation or individual philanthropic sources.

Thank you in advance for helping us make the lives of our involved youngsters that much better through your support!


Geographic Area Served

West Orange County
North Orange County
 GOALS’ services are concentrated in under-served communities in Anaheim, but regional programs extend into the adjoining cities of Placentia and Fullerton as well as Huntington Beach. Our headquarters and other major facilities are clustered in a square mile complex known as the GOALS “Youth Opportunity Zone” (YOZ). Within this are lie the Anaheim ICE arena, the GOALS Gardens indoor arena, GOALS Gym, GOALS Headquarters, GOALS DreamScape athletic campus.

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  2. Recreation & Sports - Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities
  3. Education - Elementary & Secondary Schools

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Programs


GOALS Programs

GOALS operates a portfolio of  over 20 enrichment programs which serve youth ages 6 to 19 years of age. Community locations for GOALS outreach and involvement are chosen based on population need and priorities of local community and institutional leaders. For more detailed and specific program information please click on the "Other Documents" tab.

GOALS programs include:

GOALS After School Enrichment Classes: weekly education enrichment in regional communities

GOALS Cadets: a “summer of service” for teens in GOALS to help other disabled or disadvantaged populations/organizations). The new CityPride program is a major focus of GOALS Cadets.

GOALS Ice Hockey: games and ice clinics daily at Anaheim Ice

GOALS Roller Hockey: most days a GOALS Gardens in La Palma Park

GOALS Tennis, Soccer & Lacrosse: Dreamscape based clinics, games & tournaments

A+ Opportunity Academy: (GOALS morning sessions for “off-track” elementary school age youth featuring education, athletic and social enrichment.

GOALS for Valadez: daily after school enrichment at one of the most underserved regional middle schools in Orange County, California.

GOALS for Oak View: Like the above GOALS for Valadez program, the GFOV program is a daily afterschool enrichment program in the most underserved community in the city of Huntington Beach.

 GOALS for GOALS Academy:  Similar to the two programs above, the GFGA program is a daily after-school enrichment program in central Anaheim.

Be A Leader: Leadership training seminars for outstanding teens in GOALS

GOALS Special Sports: assisting OCAAC (My Day Counts) and other organizations involving disable youth

GOALS Cadets: a “summer of service” for teens in GOALS to help other disabled or disadvantaged 

Budget  $200,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served At-Risk Populations Hispanic, Latino Heritage Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

GOALS for Anaheim is a service and community youth enrichment outreach program. Our service-learning programs operate throughout the school year with an emphasis on teens participating in our GOALS Cadet: “Summer of Service” program for multiple community service projects during the summer months. This initiative invites GOALS teens--ages 12 years and up--to join our team of GOALS alumni, coaches, college interns and other mentors to engage in various volunteer opportunities and earn their status as an honorary “GOALS Cadet.” Aside from previous participation in our school year programs, youth may also be referred from collaborating partners, such as G.R.I.P. (Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership). Attendance peaks in the summer with as many as 250 GOALS youth serving Anaheim for the social improvement of their community.

The overall diversification and the overwhelming capacity built within this program has been our greatest ACT funded programmatic achievement by far. With thousands of hours dedicated to serving the community this past summer alone, the GOALS Cadets: “Summer of Service” program continues to stand as our largest and most active service-learning opportunity by far, thanks to support from ACT and the OCCF.


Program Long-Term Success 
Of the 125 at-risk 4thand 5thgraders that have enrolled in the GOALS for Oak View program, 70% averaged 5 day-a-week attendance mark.
 
More current analysis of progress is underway! Contact us for more information. 
Program Success Monitored By  Qualitative pre & post tests are given to youth, parents and school faculty.
Examples of Program Success 

Our numerous successes can be seen throughout the community, but one outstanding instance of the actualization of many of our GOALS objectives can be seen in the body and spirit of Giovanni “Gio” Jauregui, a 14-year-old GOALS participant and honorary GOALS Cadet. Gio was diagnosed with a life-threatening form of cancer, which affected his ability to walk freely, and was, at one point, confined to a hospice bed. Being at the cusp of adulthood, Gio refused to give up. Gio’s ambition for sports, namely soccer, and his developing desire to help his family has driven him to further support his companion Cadets in aiding the community. His pride and willfulness to be an active participant in one of our ACT funded programs has been a huge source of inspiration for his fellow Cadets as well as all of GOALS.



Management


CEO/Executive Director Dave Wilk
CEO Term Start Jan 1993
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Founding Executive Director of GOALS – Growth Opportunities through Athletics, Learning & Service a not for profit youth serving organization. Developed diverse youth development programs, operating facilities and partnerships spanning four municipalities in north Orange County, Ca. Founded Ice Hockey In Harlem, New York City a pioneering program for Harlem youth. Past management positions held at Columbia University, the Seagram Company and the City of New York – Real Property/General Services. Directed the Eastwick Project Area Committee (PAC) in Philadelphia’s Eastwick Urban Renewal Area.

Professional certifications/affiliations. (Past President and Chairman of the Ice Hockey In Harlem not for profit program in New York. Board of Directors, Queens New York School of Music, Volunteer coach with the Fullerton Rangers Soccer Club, Volunteer coach with the Anaheim Hockey Club, volunteer PE coaching with the Fullerton School District, volunteered with countless community events and activities throughout Orange County in connection with causes (some involving GOALS).

Educational background: MBA, University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School. BA Rutgers College, Rutgers University.

Extensive experience with real estate development and general construction through personal and professional development opportunities.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Iraj Dowlatshahi Senior Program Manager  Iraj Dowlatshahi has been an employee with GOALS since 2000 and has been at a Senior Management level since 2004. A graduate from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a minor in Human Services, Iraj has directly served thousands of at-risk youth over the last 12 plus years.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Grantee OCCF (ACT) 2016
Grantee OCCF (ACT) 2015
Grantee OCCF (ACT) 2014
Partners in Excellence Award Honor Exemplary School Partnership Award ACSA ED CAL 2010

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Outreach and communication has been a key to our GOALS For Anaheim programs. More key lessons we have encountered during this period include being very mindful of facility access, safety and maintenance, which is highly contingent on a strong ability to communicate with collaborating partners in both the public and private sectors and other service related components (including GOALS Cadets) along with emerging new partners such as the Orange County Conservation Corps, the City of Anaheim, Corporation of National Service, and a few other private contractors. An emerging new force and lesson is to engage and involve the resources and compassion of parents of the children we serve as well. These efforts, combined with a patient and indefatigable nature that our leaders have developed in multifarious outreach dealings, GOALS has been able to bravely face a variable landscape of, often, volatile and changing socio-political adversity with very constructive results.

G.R.I.P., the City of Anaheim, Anaheim City School District, the Disneyland Resort and, now GOALS Academy, have been our primary partner(s) throughout this period. These should not be disassociated because the approach is system-based, involving both internal and external organization and integration. Much like the workings of an engine, all parts are essential, and without one working properly, the engine suffers.


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 5
Number of Part Time Staff 14
Number of Volunteers 150
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 13
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Perisan American
Gender Female: 7
Male: 12
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Quarterly
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Jerry O'connell
Board Chair Company Affiliation Jerry's Dogs
Board Chair Term Sept 2005 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Jill Bolton Disneyland Resort Voting
Frank Domoinguez Retired Voting
Alex Escobedo City of Vernon Police Dept Voting
Tracy MacDonald McCarthy Construction Voting
Jerry O'connell Jerry's Dogs Voting
Rafael Plasecncia Yorba Linda Placentia School District Voting
Debbie Schroeder Anaheium Unified School District Voting
Sarah Spyksma -- Voting
Bill Taormina -- Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 33%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Sept 01, 2016 to Sept 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $950,000.00
Projected Expenses $950,000.00
Form 990s

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 GOALS 990

2012 GOALS 990

2011 GOALS 990

2010 GOALS 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $2,268,146 $2,050,432 $2,157,253
Total Expenses $2,014,910 $1,942,900 $1,816,275

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,843,235 $463,625 $393,208
Government Contributions $305,542 $407,894 $280,577
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $305,542 $407,894 $280,577
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $0 -- --
Earned Revenue $119,345 -- $101,745
Investment Income, Net of Losses $24 $14 $33
Membership Dues $0 -- --
Special Events $0 -- --
Revenue In-Kind $1,177,696 $1,178,899 $1,381,690
Other $0 -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $1,689,169 $1,614,070 $1,427,117
Administration Expense $325,741 $328,830 $389,158
Fundraising Expense $0 -- --
Payments to Affiliates $0 -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.13 1.06 1.19
Program Expense/Total Expenses 84% 83% 79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $6,597,107 $6,347,047 $6,241,203
Current Assets $1,508,748 $1,306,814 $1,163,261
Long-Term Liabilities $224 -- --
Current Liabilities $0 $3,400 $5,088
Total Net Assets $6,596,883 $6,343,647 $6,236,115

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf 384.36 228.63

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Purpose The capital campaign for the upcoming fiscal year will focus on the GOALS Dreamscape Too project. GOALS Dreamscape Too is anticipated to be completely set up and ready to be used by June 2017. Campaign funds will include: purchase of construction materials, renovation of modulars and equipment purchase.
Campaign Goal $700,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Dec 2016 - Dec 2017
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

 The GOALS 2010 and 2009 990 tax returns do not reflect the modified name of Growth Opportunities through Athletics, Learning & Service – GOALS. These continue to have the name Disney GOALS which was the original program name from 1994 through 2008. The name change was requested by the Walt Disney Company in 2008 and was modified by GOALS with appropriate procedures through the California Attorney General’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service in 2009. However the Federal Tax ID number remains the same and the legal status of the organization was otherwise unchanged while faithfully honoring the original mission and operating nature of the organization (referred to as GOALS). Future 990 filings will reflect the modified GOALS name.

 Dave Wilk, Executive Director

 

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.