Whiz Kids Oklahoma - A Division of City Care
923 N. Robinson, Suite 320
Oklahoma City OK 73102
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Whiz Kids Oklahoma
City Care, Inc.
Mission Statement The mission of Whiz Kids Oklahoma is to improve the well-being of inner-city youth through academic tutoring and positive mentoring relationships.
Contact Information
Contact Name Amy Bruce
Contact email amy@whizkidsok.org
Address 923 N. Robinson, Suite 320
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone (405) 602-2815
Fax 405-536-9714
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://whizkidsok.org/donate/
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/whizkd/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer You may donate to Whiz Kids by cash, check or credit card. Whiz Kids accepts mailed in donations, donations over the phone, in-kind donations directly to the sites or to the main office, etc. We also have volunteer opportunities in the form of tutors, snack time leaders, and special events.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $676,481.00
Projected Expenses $662,662.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
City Care's Whiz Kids1996
Year Founded 1996
IRS Ruling Year 1996
State Registration Expiration Jan 2018
Statements
Mission The mission of Whiz Kids Oklahoma is to improve the well-being of inner-city youth through academic tutoring and positive mentoring relationships.
Background

Founded in 1996, under the umbrella of the 501(c) 3 nonprofit, City Care, Inc., Whiz Kids Oklahoma is a nonprofit, one-on-one, tutoring and mentoring program for at-risk students in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Whiz Kids Oklahoma collaboratively and creatively addresses Oklahoma City's urban social and educational crisis by matching tutor/mentors with at-risk students. Teachers select students for the Whiz Kids program because they are reading below their grade level and can benefit from a mentoring relationship. Tutors are paired with a child and meet weekly with the same child during the school year for a one-on-one after-school tutoring session. Whiz Kids sites are churches in each school's community that donate their facility and provide tutors and on-site coordinators. These urban churches are partnered with other metro area (typically suburban) churches to provide additional volunteers and tutors, essentially bringing the resource of people back to the urban neighborhoods where the children live. Each site has a liaison teacher from the school that serves as an educational consultant, and is a resource for the volunteer tutors. 

In order to qualify for the Whiz Kids program, a school must have at least 87% of its students eligible for free/reduced lunch. Seventeen of the Whiz Kids schools have percentages higher than 95% free/reduced lunch and four are 100% free/reduced lunch. Because of this, Whiz Kids serves children who live in some of Oklahoma City’s most desperate neighborhoods, where poverty, illiteracy and violence often strangle a child’s promise. The schools served by the Whiz Kids program are mostly Oklahoma City Public Schools, but also include a few schools in the Crooked Oak, Putnam City, Mid-Del and Crutcho districts.

Since its inception, with one church, one school and a handful of volunteers, Whiz Kids has grown to serve more than 800 students from 29 at-risk elementary schools, in partnership with 63 churches. It has a current volunteer base of 1,400.

Impact
Whiz Kids Oklahoma provided one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to 836 under-resourced students in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area during the 2015-16 school year.  

Needs Whiz Kids Oklahoma's most pressing need is volunteers. There are still 20,000 children on our waiting list in the Oklahoma City Public School District alone. Our second most pressing need is financial support to maintain our sites and keep Whiz Kids operating. Other needs include churches willing to become new sites for tutoring, partner churches willing to help support a host church financially and with volunteers, and volunteers for seasonal activities.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma City
Midwest City/Del City

In order to qualify for the Whiz Kids Oklahoma program, a school must have at least 87% of its students eligible for free/reduced lunch. Because of this, Whiz Kids serves children who live in some of Oklahoma City’s most desperate neighborhoods, where poverty, illiteracy and violence often strangle a child’s promise. The schools served by the Whiz Kids program are mostly Oklahoma City Public Schools, but also include a few schools in the Crooked Oak, Putnam City and Crutcho districts.

Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Youth Development/Adult, Child Matching Programs
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Children's and Youth Services
Programs
Description Each tutor is paired with a child and these student/tutor pairs meet once a week during the school year for one-on-one tutoring sessions. Tutoring sessions are held at Whiz Kids sites, hosted by local inner-city churches. Each site has a liaison teacher from the school who serves as an educational consultant and as a resource for the volunteer tutors. Each week, Whiz Kids are transported from their school to their site. They begin with a meal, because for some of the children the only meals they eat are those provided at school. The children join their tutors for an hour of tutoring, which includes reading aloud and literacy games. 
Strategy
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations General/Unspecified
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
Whiz Kids has experienced great success. Most recently, in an independent evaluation for the 2011-2012 school year, Whiz Kids in 5th grade outperformed a matched group on the State reading test, scoring well over Oklahoma’s “Satisfactory” level, while non-tutored students scored well below. In 2010 8th graders, who had been in Whiz Kids as 5th graders, scored 20 points above a matched group of 8th graders in their CRT Reading Scores. This shows that the improvement in reading from Whiz Kids is not only significant, it is lasting. The same study showed that fourth graders in 2007 scored 14 points above their matched group in 2010 (7th grade) and 31 points above the same group in 2011 (8th grade).
 
However, Whiz Kids does not rest on these results. We will continue to strive for better reading scores and more successful students.
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.

There are Whiz Kids who were enrolled when Whiz Kids began who have now graduated from college. Many of their parents or guardians didn't finish high school, but these children now have promising careers that require a college degree. We want to continue to see more and more Whiz Kids find success in their adult careers because of the difference Whiz Kids made in their futures.

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. All students go through beginning of year and end of year testing. Whiz Kids works with Dr. Weeter, the statistician for the Oklahoma City Public School District to gather these scores and compare them to peer scores.
Description

Each tutor also takes his/her student home. This gives the tutor an opportunity to meet their child’s family and develop a relationship with them.Each tutor is paired with a child and these student/tutor pairs meet once a week during the school year for one-on-one tutoring sessions. In many cases, the mentors/tutors also take their Whiz Kids out for fun activities outside of their weekly sessions. This strengthens the bond between the inner-city children and their mentors. The tutor/mentors also have other opportunities to invest time in their children through the Whiz Kids program and family activities.

Strategy
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations General/Unspecified
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Whiz Kids students show an improvement in attitude toward their character, future goals, and possibilities.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. At the end of each year, Whiz Kids gives our students a survey to complete. The survey includes questions about school, their goals, etc. We are able to gauge the children's changes in attitude from these surveys.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Larry Bross
Start Date Apr 1996
Email larry@citycareinc.org
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Passion BradleyProgram Manager
Amy BruceCommunications & Development Manager
Shea GordonAssistant Director
Bea Jai WebbDirector of Whiz Kids
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 3
Number of Part-time Staff 4
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 1225
Staff Retention Rate 66
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 2
Caucasian 5
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 6
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Collaborations
Whiz Kids' success is due in part to our many partners in the war against illiteracy and poverty. Our collaboration with other agencies allows us to expand our program and increase the number of children we serve in Oklahoma City. Learn more about the various organizations we partner with here. If you would like to become one of our partner agencies please contact us at the Whiz Kids office.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Pattye Moore
Company Affiliation Pattye Moore & Associates
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2018
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2015
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Cody Blosch Enable Midstream PartnersVoting
Andy Burnett Sperry Van NessVoting
Pam Fountain-Wilks Principal TechnologiesVoting
Denny Lippoldt Trinity BrickVoting
Michael Man InvestorVoting
Ralph Mason Mason Harrison Ratliff EnterprisesVoting
Marty McLaughlin AttorneyVoting
Pattye Moore Business Strategy ConsultantVoting
Zack Robinson Bank of OklahomaVoting
Lee Roland Putnam City SchoolsVoting
Kimberly Rolston W&W SteelVoting
Steve Slawson Slawson EnergyVoting
Jim Trent RBC BankVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Caucasian 12
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 3
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Linda Banks University of Central Oklahoma
Dena Drabek Consultant
Ralph Mason Mason-Harrison-Ratcliff Enterprises
Steve Payne C.L. Frates & Co.
Thelma Ramirez Latino Community Development Agency
Lee Roland Putnam City Schools
Steve Slawson Slawson Companies
Mark Stonecipher Fellers Snider
Charlotte Sutton Feed the Children
Pam Tewell Community Volunteer
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015-Dec 31, 2015
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $676,481
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $662,662
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 Year201520142013
Total Revenue$3,008,461$3,390,723$3,215,271
Total Expenses$2,924,211$3,262,697$3,177,522
Revenue Less Expenses$84,250$128,026$37,749
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$359,851$322,781$269,642
Government Contributions$736,935$760,910$837,089
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$736,935$760,910$837,089
Individual Contributions$178,263$144,281$110,642
------
$527,858$550,986$611,157
Investment Income, Net of Losses$109,716$116,838$118,816
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$308,509$339,097$204,780
Revenue In-Kind$772,402$1,145,647$1,063,752
Other$14,927$10,183($607)
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,584,525$2,892,365$2,866,359
Administration Expense$121,218$210,166$194,982
Fundraising Expense$218,468$160,166$116,181
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.041.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%89%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue14%10%8%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$6,566,301$6,394,811$6,200,685
Current Assets$1,107,172$1,143,654$949,050
Long-Term Liabilities$3,430,063$3,322,085$3,317,765
Current Liabilities$109,242$129,980$68,200
Total Net Assets$3,026,996$2,942,746$2,814,720
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.148.8013.92
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets52%52%54%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountRevenue In-Kind $772,402Revenue in Kind $1,145,647Revenue In Kind $1,063,752
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $736,935Govt - Unspecified $760,910Govt - Unspecified $837,089
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $527,858Earned Revenue $550,986Earned Revenue $611,157
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Foundation Staff Comments

All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements of City Care, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Whiz Kids is a program under the umbrella of City Care.

Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
 
Address 923 N. Robinson, Suite 320
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Primary Phone 405 602-2815
Contact Email amy@whizkidsok.org
Give with Credit Card https://whizkidsok.org/donate/
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/whizkd/
CEO/Executive Director Larry Bross
Board Chair Pattye Moore
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pattye Moore & Associates