Education and Employment Ministry, Inc.
1501 N. Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City OK 73106
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
TEEM
Mission Statement

The Education and Employment Ministry, also known as TEEM, is an interfaith, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development, and work readiness training.

Contact Information
Contact Name Kris Steele
Contact email ksteele@teem.org
Address 1501 N. Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone (405) 235-5671
Fax 405-235-5686
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/teem/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
TEEM invites you to participate in our mission to break the cycles of incarceration and poverty through
 
Financial Support:
  • Donate online
  • Mail a check
  • Donate by phone

Other Donations:

  • Donate casual and professional men's and women's clothing
  • Donate hygiene items 
 Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Mentor
  • High School Equivalency Tutor
  • Mock Interviewer
  • Job Coach
  • Clothing Closet Assistant
  • Barber/Hairstylist
  • Guest Speaker
  • Community Outreach
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,948,039.00
Projected Expenses $1,869,585.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
Not applicable
Year Founded 1987
IRS Ruling Year 1987
State Registration Expiration Feb 2017
Statements
Mission

The Education and Employment Ministry, also known as TEEM, is an interfaith, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development, and work readiness training.

Background
Since its inception in 1987, TEEM has served more than 13,000 Oklahomans. When founded, TEEM primarily served men striving to overcome substance abuse and addiction issues. As the needs of the community changed, TEEM sought to serve a wide range of individuals. Throughout its history, TEEM's primary client population has been individuals seeking to re-build their lives after a period of incarceration. Considering this, TEEM focused its mission and programs to best serve these individuals. By defining and serving this target population, TEEM makes a lasting difference in the lives of many of the 8,400 individuals who transition out of incarceration in Oklahoma each year. To combat the potential chaos and stress of the post-release period, we serve nonviolent men and women three to six months prior to their physical release from Department of Corrections custody. This service model allows us to elminate existing barriers to employment and reentry, dramatically increasing participants' ability to secure employment and decreasing the likelihood of recidivism.
For 27 years, TEEM has combated unemployment in Oklahoma with a novel and effective approach: a robust and comprehensive service model that includes education, soft skills training, character development, case management, social services, work readiness training and job placement assistance. We employ evidence-based curriculum including:
  • GED preparation
  • Computer Navigation
  • Keyboarding
  • Financial literacy
  • Ready for Work
  • Winning the Workplace
  • Anger Management
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Reentry Awareness
In addition, TEEM offers program participants marketable certification opportunities such as OSHA 30, Forklift Operation, ServSafe and Microsoft Office to increase their chances of being hired. By incorporating both soft skills and life skills training into our program, we holistically prepare participants to successfully secure and maintain long-term employment. TEEM's curriculum is backed by thorough research and is approved by the Oklahoma Deparment of Corrections.
To empower our participants to overcome existing barriers to securing employment and achieving self-sufficiency, TEEM's case managment staff create a uniquely tailored plan for each individual to enable personal success. This service plan addresses needs such as transportation and housing assistance, appropriate work attire and hygiene products, assistance in obtaining ID's and birth certificates and legal assistance.
 
 
Impact

2015 was a year of dynamic growth for TEEM, with enhancements to program services and partnerships as well as an addition of a new program, Oklahoma County Community Sentencing.

In its reentry program, TEEM continued to expand and improve its holistic self-sufficiency model through services and training options, which resulted in a 87.4% employment rate for enrolled participants. In order to better measure course effectiveness, TEEM's core curriculum of cognitive behavioral and job and life skills classes was reviewed, refined, and standardized. Adding to its Occupational Skills training program, TEEM collaborated with CareerTech, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, and It's My Community Initiative to launch certification classes in welding, construction trades, heavy machinery, and ServSafe/culinary arts. New and expanded employment partnerships included W&W Steel, Buy For Less, Alliance Steel, Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Good Egg Group, and OK Roofing. TEEM's mentor program, which is an element of the self-sufficiency model, was bolstered through a partnership with Life.Church. A matching grant through 7-Eleven, Inc. provided housing and transportation assistance.

TEEM also added a new program in 2015, becoming the managing partner of the Oklahoma County Community Sentencing Program. Community Sentencing is a diversion program designed to connect individuals with low-level offenses to resources in the community, such as substance abuse treatment, mental health services, soft skills training, and employment assistance. The addition of this program doubled TEEM's staff, increasing it from 13 to 25 FTE positions, and gave TEEM a second location. In 2015, Community Sentencing participants did not receive services from TEEM’s self-sufficiency model; however, this need has been identified and strategies are being implemented to make this come to fruition in 2016. TEEM will move to a new location in mid-2016, and both programs will be housed in one facility.
Needs
TEEM's most pressing need is financial support for general operating, relocation, and program expenses for its reentry and Community Sentencing programs. This includes social services assistance as well as remedies to common barriers to securing employment, such as
  • Cost to get a state ID: $20
  • Cost to get a new birth certificate: $15
  • Cost to get a new driver's license: $33.50
  • Cost to get a high school equivalency certificate: $175
  • Cost for a 30-day bus pass: $50
  • Cost to attend forklift training and certification: $100
  • Average cost to send a student through the TEEM program: $2,500
In addition to financial support, TEEM is always in need of volunteers. Volunteers are essential to furthering and accomplishing TEEM's mission. Volunteer opportunities are numerous and include mentoring program participants, tutoring high school equivalency subjects, and sharing employment and business subject matter expertise in classes.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma City
TEEM serves individuals in the greater Oklahoma City area.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Adult Education
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Personal Social Services
Programs
Description

Individuals reentering society face a number of barriers to securing employment and achieving self-sufficiency. To empower our participants to overcome these barriers, TEEM’s case management staff create a uniquely tailored plan for each individual to enable personal success. This service plan addresses various needs such as transportation and housing assistance, appropriate work attire and hygiene products, assistance in obtaining ID’s and birth certificates, and legal assistance when necessary. Our Case Managers, certified with the state of Oklahoma, are also well-connected with a network of partner service providers to assist with medical care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and more. For participants who want to further their education, Case Managers assist with grant and scholarship applications to community colleges, technical schools, etc. 

 
 
Strategy
Population Served Adults At-Risk Populations Offenders/Ex-Offenders
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. Since 2000 we have lowered our operating expenses from $720,000 to less than $500,000.
Description

Our education program employs evidence-based curriculum including GED preparation, Ready for Work, computer navigation, keyboarding, Financial Literacy, Winning the Workplace Challenge, On My Shoulders, Thinking for a Change, Walk the Line, Rentry Awareness, Well Body and Anger Management. In addition, TEEM offers program participants tangible certification opportunities such as OSHA 30, Forklift Operation, ServSafe and Microsoft Office to increase their chances of being hired. By incorporating both soft skills and life skills training into our program, we holistically prepare participants to successfully secure and maintain long-term employment. TEEM’s curriculum is backed by thorough research and is approved by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

 

Strategy
Population Served Adults At-Risk Populations Offenders/Ex-Offenders
Description

Job Placement has long been a hallmark of TEEM’s program. Our Job Placement department serves two functions: first, to assist participants in the job search and preparation process, and second, to cultivate and maintain beneficial relationships with businesses in the community who will employ our participants. Often, an individual impacted by incarceration lacks access to and familiarity with the technology necessary to conduct a successful job search. TEEM’s work readiness courses prepare participants to utilize technology to create a resume and cover letter, to search and apply for open positions, to interview effectively and to secure employment. TEEM's Job Placement Coordinators interview and assess each participant to determine their career goals, skills, education level and employment needs. Using this information, an Individual Career Plan (ICP) is created to give the individual a path to achieve their goals.

To increase the number of employment options available, TEEM’s Job Placement Coordinators work in the community to communicate the value of hiring TEEM graduates. Once a participant secures employment, TEEM follows up with both the employee and the employer for a twenty four-month period to ensure a healthy working relationship is maintained.  
Strategy
Population Served Adults At-Risk Populations Offenders/Ex-Offenders
Description
Each TEEM participant is paired with a one-on-one mentor in
the community, who serves as a role model, advocate and friend. Volunteer mentors are a vital part of TEEM's mission, working to break incarceration cycles in the participants we serve by building incredibly rich and beneficial relationships with these individuals. Mentors model healthy relationships and decision-making, provide encouragement and advice in the search for employment, and help participants re-establish trust and friendship with others. TEEM's mentors complete a two-hour training course, and then commit one hour per week to meet with their mentee for at least a six-month period. 
Strategy
Population Served Adults At-Risk Populations Offenders/Ex-Offenders
Disaster Programs
Description
TEEM is proud to be a United Way partner agency. Through United Way, we offer assistance to disaster victims who need clothing and social services support. We also help victims find employment and housing if needed.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Kris Steele
Start Date Dec 2012
Email ksteele@teem.org
Experience
Kris Steele is the former Speaker of the House of Representatives for the State of Oklahoma. During his tenure, he co-authored legislation regarding Oklahoma's corrections system, helping create programs such as ReMerge as an alternative solution for pregnant women and mothers facing prison time and addiction issues. Prior to his public service, Steele served as a minister and public school teacher. He earned his B.A. in Religion from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master's degree in Education from East Central State University.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Missy BrumleyDeputy Director
Lance EvansPublic Information Officer
Donna GregoryDirector of Development
Liz YoungFinance Director
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 15
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 175
Staff Retention Rate 75
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 9
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
TEEM collaborates with over 100 organizations in the community. The main organizations TEEM collaborates with are Suited for Success, Regional Food Bank, Panera Bread, Public Strategies, Inc., It's My Community Initiative, Department of Corrections, Legal Aid, Department of Labor, COWIB, ReMerge, Stand in the Gap Ministries, Urban Skyline Ministries, Good Shepherd Ministries, Urban League, Goodwill Industries, several churches and other organizations.
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
ONE Award for Self SufficiencyOklahoma Center for Non Profits2009
Diversity AwardAssociation of Fund Raising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter2009
Pacesetter AwardUnited Way2011
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mr. James P. Robertson
Company Affiliation Western Industries Corporation
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2016
Email james.robertson@wicpack.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 11, 2016
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Marty Anderson Anderson Accounting ServicesVoting
Bert Belanger Urban WorksVoting
Tiece Dempsey U.S. District CourtVoting
Brenda Jones-Barwick Jones Public Relations, Inc.Voting
Jennifer Kraszewski Chesapeake Enerby Corp.Voting
Richard Magann Jr.Love's Country Stores & Travel StopsVoting
Mark McCubbin McCubbin HosieryVoting
James Robertson Western Industries
Patrick Rooney First National Bank of OklahomaVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 3
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 44 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 89 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Executive
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016-Dec 31, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,948,039
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,869,585
Financial Documents
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2010
Audit2009
Audit2008
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Revenue$1,373,112$875,570$853,965
Total Expenses$1,120,291$924,886$858,179
Revenue Less Expenses$252,821($49,316)($4,214)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$400,931$389,934$459,590
Government Contributions$385,284$226,491$203,317
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$385,284$226,491$203,317
Individual Contributions$302,471$177,809$159,616
------
$24,182$22,996$21,475
Investment Income, Net of Losses$481$508$9,865
Unrealized Gain/Loss$92,915$57,832($2,898)
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$166,848----
Other----$3,000
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$641,678$499,937$519,757
Administration Expense$254,892$238,202$193,138
Fundraising Expense$223,721$186,747$145,284
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.230.951.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses57%54%61%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue21%24%18%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$886,834$754,622$588,571
Current Assets$388,433$287,255$100,333
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$207,524$328,133$112,766
Total Net Assets$679,310$426,489$475,805
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.870.880.89
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporations $400,931Foundations & Corporations $389,934Foundations & Corporations $459,590
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $385,284Govt - Unspecified $226,491Govt - Unspecified $203,317
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $302,471Individuals $177,809Individuals $159,616
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
Prior years financial information is from audited financial statements.
 
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year. 
 
Address 1501 N. Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Primary Phone 405 235-5671
Contact Email ksteele@teem.org
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/teem/
CEO/Executive Director Kris Steele
Board Chair Mr. James P. Robertson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Western Industries Corporation

 

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