GCCSA Annual Report 2017-2018

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THE GULF COAST COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION, INC A Community in Action

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY Advocating for the Vulnerable

2017-2018


2017-2018 Board of Directors OFFICERS Jay Griffin Griffin Chair

Private Sector     H-E-B

Chrystal Hicks-Greggs   Under-Served Hicks-Greggs    Sector B Vice Chair *Former Head Start (HS) Parent **Former HS Policy Council Chair

Dr. Vanese Delahoussaye Private Delahoussaye  Sector Secretary     Early Childhood Expert **Former HS Policy Council Community Representative

Robin Anderson Treasurer

Under-Served Sector D

MEMBERS Pam Guthrie Guthrie

Public Sector

Mayor Jeff Wagner

Table of Contents 3

Harris County By the Numbers

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Agency Services to the Community

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The Results: Smithwood Medical Institute

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We Thrive Summer Markets

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Combating Food Insecurity

Permanent Representative    City of Pasadena

10 Children & Families

Elizabeth Humphrey, J.D. Under-Served J.D.  Sector C

12 Early Childhood Education

Licensed Attorney

Carolyn Scantlebury     Private Scantlebury      Sector     NAACP Rev. Lee Skinner

Under-Served Sector A

William-Paul Thomas    Public Thomas Sector Permanent Representative    City of Houston     Mayor Sylvester Turner Andrea Usanga

Public Sector      Permanent Representative    Harris County     Commissioner, Pct 1     Rodney Ellis Johnathon Walker     Private      Sector Parent of HS Child(ren)   GCCSA HS Policy     Council

ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENTED Sylvester Turner Turner

Mayor     City of Houston

Jeff Wagner Wagner

Mayor     City of Pasadena

Rodney Ellis Ellis

Commissioner, Pct 1     Harris County

ADVISORS TO THE BOARD Ola Oyedele

Fiscal Expert     City of Houston

Charles Wilson, J.D.     Legal J.D. Expert Licensed Attorney     Legal Counsel Daniel Ramirez Ramirez

Legal Expert

Monty & Ramirez Law Firm

13 The Results: The Lopez Family 14 Developing School Readiness 16 Early Childhood Health & Well- Being

18 Agency Financial Position 19 Head Start/ Early Head Start

Funding


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or more than fifty years, Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. has been at the forefront of Community Action Agencies.

As champions of change, my team has made it our mission to build a strong coalition of community organizations and action-oriented individuals dedicated to building pathways of opportunity. Success in our world of community action and service is a remarkable and nuanced thing – it happens person by person, family by family, city by city. It is measured by the least amount of people suffering and declared when the War on Poverty is finally won. When communities of working poor become completely selfsufficient and are transformed from “working poor” to “middle income” or better, my job will be done and Community Action Agencies like GCCSA, Inc. will no longer be needed. Until then, we will actively continue to network, coordinate and collaborate with other strategic partners to provide a seamless network of services to the most vulnerable in Harris County. I see infinite possibilities in the individuals, children and families who walk through our doors. Many of them have the same goals and aspirations of living out the American dream – finishing their education, owning a home,

starting their own business, providing a better life for their family. Coupled with a corporation with a proven track record like GCCSA, not even an unexpected category 4 storm will deter us from providing the critical assistance needed to stabilize families so that they can continue that journey towards their dream. In short, advancing lives is the heart of community action… I hope that this report inspires you, as well as enlightens you to how responsive, resilient and relevant the Agency is to the communities served. To build a pathway of opportunity to advance the lives of our un-served and under-served neighbors, will take a village of advocates who are willing to equip them with necessary tools. GCCSA is a part of that village and I am honored to lead us as we work with likeminded partners toward comprehensive solutions.

Dr. Jonita Wallace Reynolds Chief Executive Officer

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he Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization that engages community partners and forges strategic alliances in order to educate, equip and empower individuals and families in their pursuit of economic independence. GCCSA, Inc. has administered diverse services and programs to the hundreds of thousands of under-served and un-served residents of Harris County since 1965. The benefits and resources provided to GCCSA customers: assist in earning a living wage and aid in the advancement of education. These services propel the community into gaining financial stability. As the Community Action Partnership's largest Texas-based Community Action Agency, GCCSA, Inc. connects the Houston-area community to greater opportunity. Programs such as the Food Pantry, Early Childhood Education, Utility and Rental Assistance, We Thrive Summer Markets, Clothing and Back-to-School Supply Drives, all focus on empowering and equipping a more self-sustaining Houston. By offering relevant approaches to eliminate the grips of poverty, GCCSA, Inc. aims to earn the confidence from the citizens of Houston and Harris County so that we become the exemplary model for social services in the community.

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The Results of Our Advocacy

Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. is a Community Action Agency that creates solutions that improve people’s lives, homes and communities. Our programs and services to the community help our neighbors establish a foundation for high-quality early & adult education, upward mobility, self-sufficiency, and ultimately the ability to transition out of cycles of poverty.

Need in Harris County

16.79 %

of individuals are living in households with income below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Children ages 0-17 are hugely impacted.

1 in 4 children struggle with hunger at some point during the year. (Feeding America)

(American Community Survey 5-yr estimate, 2012-2016; U.S. Census Bureau)

GCCSA’s Reach

1 in 4 Houstonians lack a high school diploma or GED (Open Data Network)

GCCSA Evaluation of Needs

14,396

41.49%

indicated Vocational Training or College Opportunities are a critical need

Total Persons Transitioned Out of Poverty

48.40%

identified Affordable Housing as a critical need

29.1%

of households are “underbanked”, and rely on alternative financial services like payday loans or pawn shops for everyday expenses.

197

*193 - state mandated threshold

GCCSA’s Service Results

61 Individuals received Scholarships for Vocational Training

124

109

Recently employed Individuals improved their Financial Well-Being individuals retained Jobs for 90+ days *108% of targeted goal

504 Households Prevented Eviction with Financial Assistance page 3


SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY EDUCATE

Early Childhood

The GCCSA, Inc. Head Start/ Early Head Start (HS/EHS) Program is a comprehensive, early childhood development program, serving eligible children and families from economically-challenged backgrounds in the Houston, Harris County area since 1964. GCCSA, Inc. caters to over 1,900 early learners and their families; supporting pregnant women, infants and toddlers (ages 6 weeks to 30 months), and children ages 3 to 5 years. Operating in 1 Early Head Start and 20 Head Start Centers, the GCCSA HS/EHS Program includes: early childhood education, family involvement, health advocacy, family literacy, fatherhood initiatives, mental health services, disability services, and nutrition to all enrolled children, including in the family homes of those with disabilities.

Adult Literacy & Education

GCCSA, Inc. offers a variety of adult educational opportunities - General Equivalency Diploma, Adult Basic Education, and Career, Vocational & Technology Development tracks. The Agency provides scholarships to qualified candidates (aged 18 years and older) who are interested in pursuing education or vocational training certifications for career advancement.

EQUIP Case Management

Individuals and families seeking to regain their economic footing work closely with Specialists. They are provided an assessment of needs, followed by the development and implementation of a Plan of Action. Specialists monitor customer’s achievement of goals, which helps them address their personal and professional development. Financial assistance is offered to qualified individuals and families.

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry of GCCSA, Inc. distributes fresh food items through its Crisis Food Assistance and Client Select Programs. The Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

EMPOWER Parent Committees

Each HS/EHS Center establishes a Parent Committee, where parents/guardians are given the opportunity to take on leadership roles within their respective Center. Parent Committee members and officers assist their Center Administration in developing activities that address the interests and needs of their families.

Policy Council

An important parent-led, elected governing body made up of volunteer parents/guardians and representatives of community agencies, the GCCSA Policy Council works in partnership with the Board of Directors and Agency management to develop, review and approve HS/EHS Program policies, and to oversee the quality of services that all children and families receive.

Community Learning Center

Additional services include: financial coaching, credit and budgeting classes, nutrition workshops, workforce development, transportation vouchers, and access to community partner programs. page 4


The Results of Our Advocacy

Smithwood Medical Institute Spring 2018 graduates

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ommunity Action Agencies are a powerful force that build economic opportunities throughout their service areas, making the communities stronger and better places to live. Agencies like GCCSA, Inc. bring neighbors and partner organizations together to overcome the barriers faced by the vulnerable. Central to the Promise of Community Action is “helping people help themselves and each other”. That’s why GCCSA works with local organizations like Smithwood Medical Institute (SMI), creating innovative economic development opportunities that allow vulnerable neighbors to prosper. Smithwood Medical Institute offers comprehensive training programs in Nursing Aide and Phlebotomy, certifying extremely qualified and well trained medical professionals in the highly soughtafter healthcare industry. The Agency is in a collaborative partnership with SMI, offering supportive services and scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need. The collaboration also works to recommend to the Smithwood training program GCCSA customers who are working with Specialists on Case Management Plans of Action, . Ana Bailey is one of those Agency customers who received a scholarship to SMI. As a single-parent, Ana made the conscious decision to secure her family’s future by furthering her education. She fulfilled Community Action’s promise – going to her Nurse Aide training program full-time and being a fully present mother – by graduating as valedictorian of her 2018 class. In her speech, Ana noted that it “takes a special person to want to care for others. You must have love and compassion for humanity. Choosing to become a Certified Nursing Assistant not only benefits ourselves and our families, it will protect the lives of our community members.” GCCSA is a Community Action Agency that works to understand the barriers Houston-area families face and develops a collaborative bundle of services – vocational training, scholarships, adult education - to meet community needs, helping vulnerable families climb the economic ladder. page

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We Thrive Summer Markets

GCCSA, Inc. has established itself as one of the most experienced community service providers in the gulf coast region and is the largest Community Action Agency in the state of Texas. We have not done that work alone. Working with many like-minded community-focused advocates, GCCSA has actively networked, coordinated and collaborated with other individuals, organizations and public officials to provide a seamless network of services to help with the needs of the working poor and other vulnerable populations. In GCCSA’s collaboration with Houston Food Bank and the City’s Houston Health Department, the We Thrive Summer Markets have sought to build on our philosophy of “giving someone a fish, teaching them how to fish, and educating them on buying the whole pond”. These neighborhood summer markets brought fresh produce and sustainable food to our local communities while bringing together partners that aid our vulnerable neighbors in attaining the same goals and aspirations we all share – providing a better life for themselves and their families. Houston Food Bank’s Food for Change and School Markets initiatives endeavored to incorporate farmer’s market-style events - that would bring needed fresh and nutritious food to areas designated as food deserts - with resource fairs that connected programs and services to residents. GCCSA spearheaded the logistics, running the events at four multi-service centers: Fifth Ward, Acres Homes, Northeast, and Kashmere Gardens. page

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Dubbed #WeThrive on social media, the multi-organizational alliance allowed our partnership to create a “well-balanced, nutritious shopping experience” in some of Houston’s largest food desert communities. As GCCSA’s programs are two-fold — to aid individuals and families in alleviating immediate hardship, and empower them with ongoing support so that economic independence is gained — the We Thrive summer pilot program proved an opportune time for us to provide more holistic services to those experiencing food insecurity all over the city. Logging more than 3,700 unique market visits during the summer months, the We Thrive Summer Markets pilot program allowed food to be the catalyst in connecting and reconnecting community members to their multi-service centers and the organizations who provide services in their area. Filling more than empty pantries and bellies, these events provided dignity, stability, health benefits, and the spirit of community to more than 4,800 households.

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Combating Food Insecurity The Food Pantry of GCCSA, Inc. is a Houston Food Bank Gold Status Partner. We serve an average of 700 - 1,000 individuals and families per month. Our customers transform from food insecure to fed because of the generous donations received by our Pantry. We are fortunate to be partnered with giants in the food retail industry who are able to help us ease Houston's hunger pains. The Food Pantry serves as a place for crisis food relief and as an on-going source for customers to regain their footing. Our Client Select Program gives enrolled participants an opportunity to acquire healthy and nutritious food in a meaningful way. Participants have the ability to "shop" for their food items in an environment that caters to them learning nutritional and budget-minded shopping behaviors while they receive food in a dignified manner. Nutrition Education and Oral Health Awareness are provided as features of our Food Pantry's Client Select Program.

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The Results of Our Advocacy

Need in Harris County

one quarter

Roughly 500,000

OF THE POPULATION LIVE IN FOOD DESERTS (Houston Area Food Access Analysis, Houston Chronicle)

Our Annual Impact

$380,000+ Estimated dollar value of food donated to the GCCSA Food Pantry from Sam's Club, Kroger, Whole Foods Market, and ALDI, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank’s Retail Partner Program.

1 in 6

PEOPLE STRUGGLE WITH HUNGER

5,904

(Feeding America, Map the Meal Gap 2017 Study)

# OF HOUSEHOLDS WHO BENEFITED FROM THE FOOD PANTRY’S CRISIS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

twothirds

OF FOOD INSECURE HOMES HAVE A WORKING ADULT (Houston Food Bank "Hunger at a Glance" Fact Sheet, 2018)

20%

OF THOSE SERVED AT FOOD PANTRIES ARE AGED 60 OR OLDER (Houston Food Bank "Hunger at a Glance" Fact Sheet, 2018)

22% OF THOSE SERVED AT THE WE THRIVE SUMMER MARKETS WERE 61+ YEARS OF AGE

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Children & Families GCCSA, Inc. Head Start/ Early Head Start understands that each child comes into our program with a unique personality, various abilities and a distinctive cultural background. We believe all children can reach their utmost potential when provided with a stimulating learning environment supported and fostered by adults who are nurturing and accepting. Our Child Development Team ensures that our classrooms provide quality early childhood educational and developmental services for all enrolled children, including those with disabilities. Our HS/EHS high quality, child-focused services and programming promotes children's cognitive, social and emotional growth for later success in school. Our teaching staff have the guidance, training and support needed to implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction that meet the needs of all our enrolled children and support their growth throughout their educational journey. Our child-focused program has the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children. We believe in partnering with parents/guardians to ensure that all the needs of our children and families are met. We believe that our Head Start/ Early Head Start (HS/EHS) parents are the first and most important educators of their children. Parent involvement is a core value. We invite our parents to be integrally involved in the education of their children by volunteering in the classroom, attending parent meetings, serving on an advisory committee, and making decisions about the HS/EHS Program in the parent committees. Parents can also be elected to serve on our Policy Council - an opportunity to participate in shared decision-making about the HS/EHS Program. Parents who are actively involved in their children's education ensure student success in school and in life. GCCSA's Family Empowerment Program provides many experiences at each Center aimed at empowering parents, equipping them with stronger parenting skills, and educating them on becoming full partners in their children's journey towards a superior education. Our Centers have a host of ways our parents can be involved, including: • Site-Based Parent Committees • Classroom Volunteer (i.e. reading a book!) • Fatherhood Program • Family Night, Family Fun Day, Holiday Celebrations • Policy Council Leadership

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The Results of Our Advocacy

Our Annual Impact

79% of our Head Start families advanced their careers through continuing education and job training programs.

1,273.50 hours that current and former parents invested in volunteer-ism for the HS/ EHS and adult programs. (Includes Policy Council, Fatherhood Activities, Classroom Volunteers, etc.)

91% of GCCSA, Inc. Head Start/ Early Head Start children have an ongoing source of continuous, accessible health care. (95% Head Start; 87% Early Head Start)

71% of our Early Head Start parents and guardians advanced their careers through adult education and vocational training programs.

125 average number of fathers and father-figures who participated in Fatherhood Engagement Program.

214 families received services during the Program year. (Includes housing assistance, ESL training, adult education and job training, crisis intervention, and health & parenting education)

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Early Childhood Education GCCSA, Inc. operates a total of 1 Early Head Start and 20 Head Start Centers, serving as either stand-alone centers or sites that operate in collaboration with school partnerships. There are two service options in the Program — Full Day and Double Session, which vary by site. Full Day Services are available for parents who are employed or attending job training or school on a full-time basis and have no caregiver in the home. Double Session Services are available for parents who are not employed, attending job training, or attending school, and where a caregiver is present in the home.

Funded Enrollment

Head Start 1,744 Full Day, 5 days/week 120 Part Day, 5 days/week

1,864

104

Head Start Classrooms

Early Head Start 72 Center-Based, 4 days/week 12 Home-Based 12 Pregnant women

Early Head Start

*Program Year 2017-2018

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Head Start

9

84

Average Monthly Enrollment Head Start

Total Children Served

Early Head Start Classrooms

2,077

100% fully enrolled

Early Head Start

119


The Results of Our Advocacy

The Lopez Family Garden Villa Head Start Center

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andra Lopez has simple goals for her three children — attend college and lead happy and successful lives. Her daughter and oldest son are well on their way, having been tested and identified as Gifted & Talented students by the GCCSA, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start Program. Her daughter, Yanelli, a current GCCSA Head Start scholar, has already declared that she will be a doctor when she grows up. Since Head Start children have a higher likelihood of graduating high school, attending college, and receiving a post-secondary degree, license, or certification, the chances of a prospective Dr. Yanelli Lopez are high indeed. The future success of the community is dependent on the ability of all children, no matter their socioeconomic status, to access opportunity. Community Action Agencies like GCCSA provide that path to opportunity with early childhood programs and supportive services that strengthen the economicallychallenged families of these children. The Agency’s early childhood program offers high-quality early learning that cultivates the skills and abilities Houston-area children need to enter school ready to learn. GCCSA’s wrap-around services and holistic approach to intergenerational mobility help Program parents overcome barriers to employment, build financial assets, and improve their family’s economic stability. Sandra and her family are one of the nineteen hundred plus families who benefit from this wrap-around whole child, whole family approach. Yanelli’s Head Start Center’s Parent Committee, a parent advisory board for Center activities, allowed Sandra to express her aptitude for leadership. She was elected Vice President and received a community activism award. GCCSA, Inc. Family Service Specialists support the Lopez’s as well, providing assistance with needs such as job searches and healthcare resources. Community Action’s work with children is based on a simple reality: children live in families and a child’s future outcomes are directly linked to their parent’s economic stability. GCCSA, Inc. seeks to deliver on that premise. page 13


Developing School Readiness Our enrolled scholars should be fulfilled on a daily basis with learning experiences in a GCCSA early childhood education classroom. The HS/EHS Program promotes school readiness by enhancing the physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services. We regularly assess all children to determine their strengths, needs and progress toward school readiness goals, guiding individualized learning plans. Our teaching staff use informal observations and information from parents/guardians to assess children’s progress. The illustration below summarizes the learning progress of our enrolled Early Head Start children. An average growth rate of 16% in the 5 key areas assessed at the start and end points of the school year shows that our scholars are making astronomical strides and are entering Kindergarten ready to take on the world.

A P P ROACHES T O L E ARNING 90

S O CIAL & E M OTIONAL D E VELOPMENT

L A NGUAGE & C O MMUNICATION

90

80

80

14% increase

70

80

14.5% increase

70

60

Beg yr 74.21

90

End yr 84.60

Beg yr 74.25

End yr 85.03

90

80

80

16.2% increase

70

14% increase

60

Beg yr 72.33

14

Beg yr 70.11

P E R CEPTUAL, M O TOR & P H YSICAL D E VELOPMENT

90

60

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19.3% increase

60

C O GNITION

70

70

60

End yr 84.05

Beg yr 72.05

End yr 82.14

End yr 83.62


The Results of Our Advocacy

In Head Start, the average progression rate increases to 69% between the start and end of term, as demonstrated in 7 key child developmental and early learning checkpoints. These evaluations are assessed at the start and completion of the school year, demonstrating that our educators provide our children with enriching activities that prepare them for the future.

S O CIAL & E M OTIONAL D E VELOPMENT

A PPROACHES T O L EARNING 100

80 60 40

50

57.3% increase

20

0

0

Beg yr 47.03

End yr 73.96

L A NGUAGE & C O MMUNICATION

Beg yr 60.38

60

80 60

40

40

40

20

77.3% increase

115.6% increase

20

0

0

Beg yr 35.03

End yr 62.12

End yr 82.83

M A THEMATICS D E VELOPMENT

L I TERACY 60

80

20

37.2% increase

71.8% increase

0

Beg yr 26.26

End yr 56.62

Beg yr 42.80

P ERCEPTUAL, M OTOR & P HYSICAL D EVELOPMENT

S C IENTIFIC R EASONING 80

End yr 73.51

100

60 40 20

50

71% increase

0

Beg yr 40.75

54.3% increase

0

End yr 69.67

Beg yr 52.22

End yr 80.56

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Early Childhood Health & Well-Being Children’s nutrition is no small issue at GCCSA, Inc. Our Head Start and Early Head Start Programs provide free meals sponsored by the Department of Agriculture’s Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). GCCSA promotes lifelong healthy eating and physical habits in children enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start. Our primary goal is to serve nutritious meals. Secondary intentions are: 1) establishing positive eating habits at the earliest stages of development; 2) reduction of future health care and education costs due to lack of proper early development; and 3) providing training and support to Head Start/Early Head Start staff.

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The goals of the CACFP are to improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of children and adults, promote development of good eating habits, and integrate nutritious food service with organized child and adult day care services.

1,515

Head Start & Early Head Start children are benefited by being fed nutritious USDA regulated meals that ensure their proper development. These children gain from early nutrition education that helps them establish positive eating habits that will enrich the quality of their diet throughout their lives.

Eligible Sites

Eligible Children

112,554 Breakfasts

The program makes healthy eating an integrated part of their active play as they learn and experience new things. Parents are assured that their children receive high quality meals. With proper nutrition, the child is less likely to experience illness, fatigue or obesity and will develop at a normal physical and intellectual pace. Good nutrition is the recipe for an all-around happier child!

121,830 Lunches

204,871 P.M. Snacks

$800,511.32

Reimbursement to GCCSA In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Services at (800)877-8339. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For more information about the Gulf Coast Community Services Association. Head Start & Early Head Start Program, please contact Head Start/ Early Head Start Director Tiamoiya Lee at (713) 393-4700. page

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* Child & Adult Care Food Program Claim for Reimbursement Summary Reports, 2017-2018


The Results of Our Advocacy

Our Annual Impact

GCCSA Head Start

GCCSA Early Head Start

94% of our children have

94% of our children have

83% of our children had

93% of our children had

100% of our children had

99% of our children had

94% of our children have

96% of our children have

95% of our children had

97% of our children had

92% of our children had

96% of our children had

Medical Homes

Well-Child Exams

Immunizations

Dental Homes

Dental Exams

Hearing and Vision Screening

Medical Homes

Well-Child Exams

Immunizations

Dental Homes

Dental Exams

Hearing and Vision Screening

Health is the foundation of school readiness. Our early learners’ overall health and development is necessary for a healthy and happy child, ready to experience new things on a daily basis. We work with our families to help children thrive, providing standardized health and developmental screenings which include speech, hearing and vision. We are dedicated to ensuring that all GCCSA Head Start and Early Head Start children are meeting their developmental milestones. We work with community partners so our families can access health services and learn the importance of setting a strong physical, medical and educational foundation for their children.

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GCCSA FINANCIAL POSITION GCCSA, Inc.’s organizational impact on the community is supported via an annual operational budget that is nearly $30 million. The financial position for the October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 reporting period is reflected below. TOTAL REVENUE $29,328,598

FEDERAL & STATE GRANT REVENUE $23,542,459 OTHER REVENUE $115,816 IN-KIND REVENUE $5,670,323

Expenditure for the Period October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018

SALARIES & WAGES FRINGE BENEFITS

Program Direct Expenses 11,134,208

Program Indirect Expenses 2,397,448

Total Expenses 13,531,656

3,050,880

605,904

3,656,784

TRAVEL

31,701

3,005

34,706

PARENT SERVICES

56,775

-

56,775

FOOD EXPENSES

920,015

-

920,015

CHILDREN’S SERVICES

152,777

6,292

159,069

SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT

278,301

15,526

293,827

EQUIPMENT LEASES

253,125

65,691

318,816

CONTRACT SERVICES

50,969

99,118

150,087

1,459,816

64,444

1,524,260

UTILITIES

141,103

7,641

148,744

TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE DIRECT SERVICES

164,601

53,768

218,369

2,645,167

-

2,645,167

IN-KIND EXPENSES

5,670,323

-

5,670,323

$26,009,761

$3,318,837

$29,328,598

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

2017-2018 Audit Results “In our opinion the financial statements referred to...present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Organization [Gulf Coast Community Services Association] as of September 30, 2018 and 2017, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.” - McConnell & Jones, LLP, Certified Public Accountants page 18


HEAD START/ EARLY HEAD START FUNDING The financial position for the June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018 reporting period is reflected below.

TOTAL REVENUE $23,345,703

GRANT REVENUE $17,539,949 IN-KIND REVENUE $5,805,754

Expenditure for the Period June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 Budget

Actual

SALARIES & WAGES

11,262,526

11,700,116

FRINGE BENEFITS

3,924,113

3,378,557

TRAVEL

25,500

29,727

PARENT SERVICES

72,500

56,538

FOOD EXPENSES

52,000

81,082

CHILDREN’S SERVICES

168,499

142,568

SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT

284,500

253,973

EQUIPMENT LEASES

92,462

237,384

CONTRACT SERVICES

64,837

80,356

1,244,426

1,290,833

UTILITIES

116,500

124,867

TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN-KIND EXPENSES

167,736

163,948

5,870,104

5,805,754

$23,345,703

$23,345,703

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

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The Promise of Community Action Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

The Vision of Community Action Partnership A nation that creates opportunities for all people to thrive, builds strong, resilient communities, and ensures a more equitable society.

The Mission of Community Action Partnership To ensure the causes and conditions of poverty are effectively addressed and to strengthen, promote, represent, and serve the Community Action Network.

The Values of Community Action Partnership We believe all people should be treated with dignity and respect and recognize that structural race, gender and other inequities remain barriers that must be addressed. We believe that this nation has the capacity and the moral obligation to ensure that no one is forced to endure the hardships of poverty. We believe that with hope, adequate resources and opportunities, everyone can reach their fullest potential, and we are committed to achieving that vision. We pledge ourselves to creating an environment that pursues innovation and excellence through multi-sector partnership and collaboration.

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GCCSA incorporated

Educate. Equip. Empower. 9320 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77054 www.GCCSA.org (713) 393-4700 A Community Action Agency

© 2019 Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. All Rights Reserved.