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Robynes Nest

 7602 Talbert Ave, Unit F
 Huntington Beach, CA 92648
[P] (714) 794-5149
[F] --
www.robynesnest.org
[email protected]
Robyne Wood
FOUNDED: 2015
INCORPORATED: 2015
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Organization DBA Robyne's Nest
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 47-3837497 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Robyne's Nest is a Huntington Beach based 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides funds, resources, and support for high school students in the Huntington Beach, Newport and Costa Mesa areas, who have little to no parental support, to help them finish high school and pursue college, trade school or military options. We provide food, clothing, housing, education assistance, transportation, counseling and most important, life skills education.

Mission Statement

Robyne's Nest is a Huntington Beach based 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides funds, resources, and support for high school students in the Huntington Beach, Newport and Costa Mesa areas, who have little to no parental support, to help them finish high school and pursue college, trade school or military options. We provide food, clothing, housing, education assistance, transportation, counseling and most important, life skills education.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2020
Projected Expenses $165,000.00
Projected Revenue $165,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Living Resources
  • Living Stipend
  • Educational Assistance
  • College Stipend
  • Basic Needs

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Robyne's Nest is a Huntington Beach based 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides funds, resources, and support for high school students in the Huntington Beach, Newport and Costa Mesa areas, who have little to no parental support, to help them finish high school and pursue college, trade school or military options. We provide food, clothing, housing, education assistance, transportation, counseling and most important, life skills education.

Background Statement

Robyne’s Nest was founded by Robyne Wood in 2015 in response to a need she witnessed to help Huntington Beach area high school students who have little to no parental support. She started the organization to help high school students who have been abandoned, have been asked to leave through no fault of their own, or just do not have the benefit of supportive parents or guardians. Robyne’s Nest provides funds and resources for these young adults and the Huntington Beach area school administrators to help take care of these students and create a path to successful completion of high school and education beyond. Robyne’s Nest is focused on providing basic support to at-risk students in the form of food, housing, academics, and safety. Robyne’s Nest assists students with security, routine, and a place to belong.

Robyne’s Nest serves a diverse community in the Huntington Beach area and does not discriminate in any way on a basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Impact Statement

Our unique approach is being proactive in helping these transitional age youth before they drop-out of high school, become homeless on the streets/in the parks, and turn to drugs/alcohol/criminal activity. We are long term support for these students, through age 24, to help transition them to a productive, self-sufficient life. They are committed to being drug, alcohol, and crime free to be part of our program.Without a high school diploma and the educational foundation to become self-sustaining, these young adults will become homeless adults in our community. We are being proactive by focusing on the maturing teen and helping them get set on a good, strong path to become self-sustaining, productive members of our community.
 
Three accomplishments from our 2018-19 school year:
  1. Robyne's Nest helped graduate another 14 students bringing our 4-year total to 69 students!
  2. Our life skills classes were accepted into the schools and held on campuses during 'saturday school' times to help educate students in such areas as personal finances, housing, transportation, personal wellness, nutrition, employment skills and interview readiness.
  3.  Robyne's Nest acquired a transitional living house that is leased at well-below market value to help graduated students have a place to live after high school while they save money and decide the next steps in their life. We are able to house 4 females and 4 males at any one time. Our resident advisor works with the students to teach them everyday adult life skills.
 Goals for 2019-20 school year:
  1. Robyne's Nest looks to hire a case manager to work with more students in the coming year.
  2. With the help of an experienced event planner, Robyne's Nest hopes to continue it's Family Fun Day in May of 2020 by partnering with one of the high schools that we serve.
 

Needs Statement

Our first priority need is financial assistance for our Housing Assistance program. This enables Robyne's Nest to help as-risk students with one of our housing assistance programs. Our programs are described in the next module of this website. Additional needs include support for our Daily Living Stipend program, our Education Stipend program, and the Basic Needs program.

 


CEO Statement

Robyne’s Nest was founded by Robyne Wood in 2015 in response to a need she witnessed to help Huntington Beach area high school students who have little to no parental support. She started the organization to help high school students who have been abandoned, have been asked to leave through no fault of their own, or just do not have the benefit of supportive parents or guardians. Robyne’s Nest provides funds and resources for these young adults and the Huntington Beach area school administrators to help take care of these students and create a path to successful completion of high school and education beyond. Robyne’s Nest is focused on providing basic support to at-risk students in the form of food, housing, academics, and safety. Robyne’s Nest assists students with security, routine, and a place to belong.


Board Chair Statement

Since founding Robyne's Nest in 2015, Robyne Wood has served as the CEO, Executive Director, Board Chair, and President. Robyne's Nest is a small local non-profit with a volunteer staff of approximately 20 people. Our vision is to educate and empower our teens to become stable, productive and contributing citizens of our community. Robyne's Nest seeks assistance from the community to enable us to provide basic needs assistance, educational assistance, financial assistance, and life skills to our at risk high school students.

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Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Robyne's Nest provides resources, funds and support to at-risk and homeless high school students, who have little to no parental support, in the Huntington Beach area, including the Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, and Westminster areas, as well as Costa Mesa and Newport Beach.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations
  2. Education - Student Services
  3. Housing, Shelter - Housing Support

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Programs


Living Resources

Living Resources. For students in high school, Robyne's Nest offers a Host Home program that is available to qualifying students. Background checked, screened, trained homes are available to take in students so they have a home to finish high school. The host home program is for students who have been displaced through no fault of their own or are in an abusive situation. Our goal is a safe, positive environment to finish high school. We then provide a transitional living home for students to learn to start living on their own with little guidance and involvement. In some instances we tap into other local programs to pay to house students. As a second option, we provide rent assistance to help pay for a students housing if they are enrolled in a college or trade school..
Budget  25,000
Category  Housing, General/Other Housing Support
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Homeless
Program Short-Term Success  Short term success will be accomplished when Robyne's Nest has a sufficient number of background checked, screened, trained homes available to take-in qualified students so they have a home to finish high school. This requires a set of host home ready to house students who have been displaced through no fault of their own or are in an abusive situation. In addition, success is defined by funds being available to tap into other local programs to pay to house students.
Program Long-Term Success  Success will be accomplished when all high school students are found to have a safe and positive home environment to finish high school and pursue education and employment beyond.
Program Success Monitored By  Students must maintain their school attendance, school grades, and remain drug, alcohol, and crime free. In addition the student must abide by the house rules and be respective of the home environment.
Examples of Program Success  One story from a student success is: Success as defined by one student: It all started one night when I had no one to turn to and no place to stay, however, with one phone call to Robyne's Nest everything changed. At first, I thought everything was just going to go downhill from there, but as I was going through life's challenges, I found life wasn't falling apart it was falling together. Through this program I was able to get a good job, my driver's license, a car, a person to talk to about finances, and in my first semester of college, I got my first apartment.

Living Stipend

Living Stipend. Robyne's Nest created a living stipend program where eligible students are given a pre-set amount of grocery/gas gift cards and/or bus passes in exchange for maintaining or improving their grades and attendance. Stipends are given out monthly. Tracking ensures students are on target and enables a timely resolution of issues. The intent of this program is to enable the student to focus on classwork and finishing his/her diploma without needing to work on a full-time basis. This stipend helps provide for living expenses.
Budget  20,000
Category  Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Short term success will be accomplished when Robyne's Nest has sufficient funds to provide a living stipend to any qualified student who needs financial assistance to live. Funds will cover when appropriate, grocery and gas gift cards, bus passes, and whatever assistance helps that student complete their high school degree.
 
Program Long-Term Success  Long term success will be accomplished when all high school students are supported to complete high school. Robyne's Nest will be successful when we have sufficient funds to help all at-risk students, including an effective way to identify at-risk high school students.
Program Success Monitored By  To remain in the program a student must maintain his/her grades, attend school regularly, and remain drug, alcohol and crime free.
Examples of Program Success  In the first two years Robyne's Nest provided the stipend support to 17 high school students to enable them to focus on school and attendance and less on working so they could complete their diploma.

Educational Assistance

Educational Assistance. We provide additional assistance to enable students to have the tools to do their schoolwork. We provide private tutoring for students with large gaps in educational history. We focus on English and math to have them college-ready. School supplies including backpacks, notebooks, pens/pencils, etc. are available. Chromebooks, at a cost of $250 each, enable students to stay abreast of school work when curriculum is online. These are provided either on a loaned basis or for college on a full-time basis.
Budget  15,000
Category  Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Short term success includes sufficient funds to provide Chromebooks and other necessary tools to enable students to stay on track in high school and beyond.
Program Long-Term Success  Long term success is defined as Robyne's Nest having sufficient funds to assist all at-risk students with the tools required to be successful in high school, graduate, and pursue a successful life beyond. 
Program Success Monitored By  All students involved with Robyne's Nest are monitored continually in grades and attendance. All students must remain drug, alcohol, and crime free.
Examples of Program Success  A great example of this program is a family with three high school students. The family was not able to provide computer equipment for the students to complete their homework nightly. Robyne's Nest was able to loan each of the three students a Chromebook so they could complete their assignments on time. Another example related to tutoring is a high school senior who was passing all classes except English. When asked about the issue with this class he stated he had never properly learned how to form a paragraph or an essay due to his chronic homeless situation. Robyne's Nest provided private tutoring two hours a week for four months to bring him up to speed and prepare him for college level course work.

College Stipend

College Stipend. Similar to a Scholarship, Robyne's Nest provides a stipend for students who continue on to college or trade school. This stipend helps pay for living and educational expenses. Most students are on a renewal system for up to 4 years ($4000).
Budget  20,000
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Homeless
Program Short-Term Success  Short term success is defined by Robyne's Nest having sufficient funds to support eligible students over the next two years who are look to pursue college education, trade school, or military careers.
Program Long-Term Success  Long-term success is defined by Robyne's Nest having sufficient funds to help all qualified students pursue college education, trade school, or military careers as appropriate. 
Program Success Monitored By  All students involved with Robyne's Nest are continually monitored. By semester their GPA must be acceptable, they must have passed all their classes and be in good academic standing. To begin the program the student must submit an acceptance letter to a college/trade program.
Examples of Program Success  Robyne's Nest is proud to have helped one particular student whose parents had passed away in her senior year. While her college tuition, housing, and food were supplied through a scholarship, she had no personal money for clothing, toiletries, gas, or auto insurance. The stress level of the situation made her physically ill. Our program now provides a stipend each semester provided she continues to meet the criteria of grades, attendance, drug, alcohol, and crime free.

Basic Needs

Basic Needs. Basic Needs Assistance covers Food Pantries, basic clothing, toiletries, etc. We offer Life skills education classes focused on finance, health, employment, schooling, housing, and mental/emotional wellness. Transportation is provided through monthly bus passes, bikes with locks, skateboards, and volunteer background-checked transportation. We assist in finding alternative or additional social services and healthcare options to create a more stable life foundation for the future. Counseling and therapy are provided and is required for students receiving any type of housing assistance. Life coaches are also used to help students navigate into adulthood. Assistance with typical senior activities such as pictures and prom is available.
Budget  10,000
Category  Human Services, General/Other Financial Counseling
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Short term success requires sufficient funds to provide the basics to needy students including basic clothing, toiletries, transportation, healthcare, counseling, etc as required by each at-risk individual.
Program Long-Term Success  Long term success is accomplished when Robyne's Nest has sufficient funds to support the necessary basic needs of all at-risk and homeless high school students with little to no parental support.
Program Success Monitored By  Each student is monitored in terms of grade, attendance, drug, alcohol, and crime free.
Examples of Program Success  Robyne's Nest now has food pantries in seven high schools. We have established support from local civics groups who see the proactive approach of our programs to help improve our community. We provide paid counseling to all our students that are in our housing assistance program to deal with the adverse effects of a dysfunctional home-life.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Robyne Wood
CEO Term Start Apr 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Robyne Wood has an extensive background in operations management in scientific, retail, and corporate business.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 38
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

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 No --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Robyne Wood
Board Chair Company Affiliation Robyne's Nest
Board Chair Term Apr 2015 - June 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Dr. Patrica French Retired, Boeing Engineer Voting
Mrs. Elisabeth Hassanzadeh -- Voting
Mr. Morgan Smith Huntington Beach Union High School District Voting
Mr. Tom Williamson Marina Auto Body Shop Voting
Mr. Kirby Wood FedEx Voting
Ms Robyne Wood Robyne's Nest 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: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 66%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation No

CEO Comments

We are in the process of enhancing the skill and knowledge of our board of directors. We have a extensive volunteer procedure manual to define the responsibilities of anyone involved with Robyne's Nest.

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $165,000.00
Projected Expenses $165,000.00
Form 990s

2017 990EZ

2016 990-N

2015 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $136,229 $79,091 $29,272
Total Expenses $72,938 $49,118 $10,857

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$27,881 $27,266 $5,443
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $42,901 $45,711 $20,529
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $57,506 $5,633 $3,300
Revenue In-Kind $5,686 $106 --
Other $2,255 $375 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $68,081 $43,616 $8,627
Administration Expense $4,170 $4,096 $2,230
Fundraising Expense $687 $1,406 --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.87 1.61 2.70
Program Expense/Total Expenses 93% 89% 79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 1% 2% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $122,234 $48,984 $19,010
Current Assets $122,234 $48,984 $19,010
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $12,234 $48,984 $19,010

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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

Documents


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