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Alternatives, Inc. Annual Report FY 15

Alternatives, Inc. · 7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015 200+ youth 150-199 youth 100-149 youth 50-99 youth 20-49 youth 1-19 youth 0 youth R Total youth served: 3,245 Youth who reported address:

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  • Alternatives, Inc.

    Annual ReportFY 15

  • During 2014-15...Over the course of FY 15, Alternatives served 3,245 young people. After participating in our programs

    As one young person summed up his experience, “The best parts of Alternatives are the friends I made and having people recognize the good stuff going on in my life.”

    Our FY 15 programs were major success. Some highlights include Girl World’s collaborative campaign with the CTA to stop street harassment has been a success. When program participants presented their research and experiences to the CTA board, members were shocked and distressed by what they heard and created a task force to follow up on their concerns.

    The task force looked at what other transit authorities were doing to address the issue, and brought some ideas to Girl World for feedback. At first, the task force was focused on encouraging riders to report harassment when it happened. Girl World felt that, while that was important, they also had the opportunity to discourage incidents in the first place with signs taking a stance that harassment is not acceptable on CTA. As a result of these meetings, the CTA added a new section to their website about harassment, and they added signs in the advertising sections of trains, stations, and buses.

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    Alternatives Youth Served: FY15City of Chicago Community Areas

    Youth served by community area7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015

    200+ youth

    150-199 youth

    100-149 youth

    50-99 youth

    20-49 youth

    1-19 youth

    0 youth

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    Total youth served: 3,245Youth who reported address: 2,544

    Black outlined communities indicate CCBYS service area

    • 89% of youth said they felt safe being themselves at Alternatives

    • 79% of youth said they knew more about where to go to get help than before participating

    • 76% of youth said they set higher goals for themselves than before participating

    • 75% of youth said they were more confident about their abilities than before participating

    • 80% of youth said they were better at communicating with adults than before participating

    • 75% of youth said they were better at making good, healthy decisions than before participating

  • Urban Arts program participants wrote and performed a two-part performance called the Corner, exploring the past and present of Uptown through the neighborhood’s central intersection, Lawrence and Broadway. The visual arts group within the Urban Arts program was invited to create a panel mural that was later installed in the Hazel Winthrop apartments in Uptown.

    During 2014-15...

    The Men Against Violence Research Collective (MAVReC) researched the media representations of gang violence in Chicago. Through this research they found that the media misrepresents what is happening in the city, and they began to create ways to combat this negative imaging. MAVReC added their voices to several marches, protests, and rallies to combat the violence in Chicago and against men of color nationwide.

    The Alternatives Got Talent Show was an amazing night of show-stopping performances featuring Alternatives’ Youth! From dancing, to singing, to aerial acrobatics, the night was filled with laughs, “oohs & ahhs,” applause, and standing ovations!

  • FY 2015 FinancialsProgramming - 76.7%Youth Development - 43.5%Clinical Services - 33.2% Management - 13.3%

    Fundraising - 9.9%Total Revenue: $3,172,223Total Expenditures: $3,131,278

    Illinois Department of Human Services $934,555 29.5%Chicago Department of Family Support Services $271,509 8.6%Chicago Public Schools $219,189 6.9%Cook County Justice Advisory Council $24,546 0.8%Medicaid $24,402 0.8%Private Contributions $1,504,629 47.4%Special Events $46,086 1.5%Program Fees $7,698 0.2%Donated Services $120,700 3.8%Program Fees and Misc. $18,908 0.8%

    ExpensesTotal Expenses: $3,131,278

    Programming - 76.7%

    Fundraising - 9.9%

    Management - 13.3%

    Revenue Total Revenue: $3,172,223

    Illinois Department of Human Services - 29.5%

    Chicago Department of Family and Support Services - 8.6%

    Chicago Public Schools - 6.9%

    Cook County Justice Advisory Council - 0.8%

    Medicaid - 0.8%

    Private Contributions - 47.4%

    Special Events - 1.5%

    Program fees. - 0.2%

    Donated Services - 3.8%

    Program Fees and Misc. - 0.8%

    Programming - 76.7%Youth Development - 43.5%Clinical Services - 33.2% Management - 13.3%

    Fundraising - 9.9%Total Revenue: $3,172,223Total Expenditures: $3,131,278

    Illinois Department of Human Services $934,555 29.5%Chicago Department of Family Support Services $271,509 8.6%Chicago Public Schools $219,189 6.9%Cook County Justice Advisory Council $24,546 0.8%Medicaid $24,402 0.8%Private Contributions $1,504,629 47.4%Special Events $46,086 1.5%Program Fees $7,698 0.2%Donated Services $120,700 3.8%Program Fees and Misc. $18,908 0.8%

    $ 849,093 1,050,948 N/A 448

    138,000 2,038,489

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    789,887 $ 2,038,489

    Statement of Financial Position

    AssetsTotal current assets: Net property and equipment: Unconditional promises to give: Debt financing: Permenantly restricted funds: Total Assets:

    Liabilities and Net AssetsTotal Liabilities: Total Net Assets:

    Youth Development - 43. 5%

    Clinical Services - 33. 2%

  • Thank you to our donors! $50,000+Charles E. Marks Jr. Charitable Trust Crown Family Philanthropies Get In Chicago Michael Reese Health Trust Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Topfer Family Foundation

    $25,000-$49,999Polk Bros. Foundation VNA Foundation

    $10,000-$49,999Albert Pick, Jr. Fund Blowitz Ridgeway Foundation Ravenswood Health Care Foundation Heather Steans Steans Family Foundation

    $5,000-$9,999Randall and Sally Doubet-King Toys R Us

    $1,000-$4,999 Anoynomous Associated Agencies Associated Bank Jeffrey Becker Sally Beverly Michael Cramarosso Larry and Char Damron J. Scott and Rebecca Etzler Meredith George George M. Eisenberg Foundation Ozzie Godinez David and Pamela Harrington InterCall Ann Kennedy Marvin Korves David Levine Mamta Mujumdar Northern Trust Pauline Warren & Joan Castle Found. Audrey Petty Jason Roberts S&C Foundation Ellen Sadur SMB Help Desk Laurence Sophian Taft, Stettinius, & Hollister LLP United Health Foundation Sara Vaezy Darran Wee Catherine Weidner What Kids Can Do, Inc. Constance and Hugh Williams

    $100-$999Jennifer Andert Julie Badel

    Traci Baker Baric Fairplain LLC Michael Barone Meredith Belber Marshall Blankenship Omer Bozok Marea Brichta Vanessa Brown R. Peter Carey J. Michael and Kyra Carr Alison Chiaro Margaret Childs Circesteem Mary and Richard Coasby Timothy Collins Jeannette Colyvas Gerald Corrigan Lynne Cramer Amy Crawford Carmen Curet Cy Peiser Foundation Andrew and Carol DePaul Joel and Heidi Derstine Shefali Desai Desmond & Ahern, Ltd. Jane Dewey Peter and Lou Dickson Bill Dolnick Catherine Doyle Nancy Ebert Alison Fetzer Robert Fiedler Stephanie Frank Gerry and Katheryne Gall Judith M. Gall Laura Genne Lawrence Griffin Chuck Haas Lindsey Haas Traci Hailpern Timothy Harris Catherine Herrmann Patricia Herrmann Sara Hess Andrew Hilsberg Mary Hoffman Richard and Judith Homer Mark and Mary Hoppe David Huffman-Gottschling Lily Hwang Bharathi Jayaram Adrianne and Paul Johnson Jeffrey and Marianne Johnson Kevin Jones Sunpreet Kaur Meghan Kelly Heidi Kiesler Richard Kirkpatrick Justine Knizeski Andrea Kuebbeler Sheridan Lardner Marc-Paul Lee

    Rebecca Levin Daniel Levis Debra Levis Elizabeth Lindau Anne Lindsey Mary Jo Long Greg and Mary Lunn Mindy Malecki Aisha McCarthy Marty McConnell Kathleen McLaughlin Larry McLaughlin Scott McLaughlin Charles Meyer William Miceli Ed Miller Richard Morgan William Muenster Robert Nauert Gail Nelson Nisei Lounge LTD. Matthew and Barbara O’Hara Chernawsky Paul Revelle Peritz Lynne Raimondo Laura Reed Emlyn Ricketts Harry and Catherine Riley Kirsten Rokke David Rosen Zofia Ruzyc Nella Sardo Rossman Sid and Elizabeth Schenkier Thomas Schneider Stuart Schwartz Angela Stacy Sennott Saralyn Pertiz & Howard Shidlowsky Michelle Siddu Richa Singhal Gil Soffer William Southwick Lucy Stark Greg Stiener Paul Tarantola Stefan Tchernodrinski Carl Tisone Andrew and Lisa Tonachel Michael Toomin Toys 4 Tails Nick Tremmel Hollis Turner Rebecca Wanberg Darran Wee Katrina Weimholt Scott Weinstein Mary Wellensiek Richard W. Westerfield Mary Williams Gretchen Winter Bruce Woll

    We also appreciate our hundreds of donors who made gifts under $100. Your collective impact on the organization is immense.

  • For more information about Alternatives and how you can support our work, please contact us at:

    4730 North Sheridan RoadChicago, IL 60640

    773-506-7474www.alternativesyouth.org

    Board List Catherine S. WeidnerProfessor, Lake Forest College*Board President

    Michael CramarossoPartner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLPFormer Shefsky & Froelich Ltd. *Board Vice President

    Darran WeeVice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, RBS Citizens Financial Group* Board Secretary

    Ellen SadurAccountant, Dillon Kane*Board Treasurer

    Jeffrey BeckerDirector of Organizational Development, Land O’Frost

    Matthew CleaverPrincipal, The SMB Help Desk, Inc.

    Larry DamronRetired Health Care Executive

    Randall Doubet-King Retired Clergy

    Robert FlotDean of Students, Lake Forest College

    Ozzie GodinezCEO and Co-Founder, PACO ideation

    David Levine Sr. Vice President, PPC Worldwide

    Mamta MujumdarAssociate General Counsel, USA Vein Clinics

    Audrey PettyAssociate Professor, University of Illinois

    Sara VaezyConsultant, The Chartis Group

    Since 1971, Alternatives, Inc. has been focusing on the specific needs of adolescents in Chicago. The mission of Alternatives is to facilitate personal development, strengthen family relationships and enhance the community’s well-being. To achieve this mission, Alternatives offers Youth Development programs and Clinical Services focusing on four key areas: counseling, leadership development, academic enrichment, and violence prevention. Each year, through our Uptown Youth Center and in schools city-wide, we provide these programs and services to more than 3,000 youth.