The 2013 holiday season is underway, and ARCHS is proud to promote the gift of lifelong learning throughout the year via the design, management, and evaluation of education and social service programs.
During the past year, ARCHS enhanced the lives of more than 65,000 at-risk children and adults with a focus on childcare quality and safety, after school programs, mentoring and youth development, healthcare, adult life skills/work readiness training, and so much more.
Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS) has announced that for the past 12 fiscal years (2002-2013), its financial statements have earned unqualified or “clean,” audits from independent auditors.
ARCHS’ FY2013 (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013) audit was reviewed and approved by ARCHS’ Board of Directors at their December 12, 2013 meeting.
Issuance of an “unqualified opinion” means an auditor, upon review of an organization’s financial statements and accompanying notes, concluded that the financial statements and accompanying notes are presented fairly, conform to generally accepted accounting principles and fairly represent the true financial picture of the organization.
"These audit opinions go well beyond an approval of our accounting controls and principles. These audits assure our federal, state, private, and philanthropic funders that ARCHS is responsibly and properly managing, spending, and reporting the funds entrusted to us to serve the region’s most vulnerable residents,” says Wendell E. Kimbrough, ARCHS’ Chief Executive Officer.
Over the past four years, ARCHS has also successfully completed federal A-133 audits for its work with federal grants. An A-133 audit is required for any organization that expends more than $500,000 or more in a year in funding from the federal government.
On behalf of ARCHS' Board of Directors, staff, funders, and program partners, we present our FY2013 Report (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013).
We are proud to share with you the successful results of our most recent programs-inspiring confidence about investing in ARCHS.
Nothing succeeds like success, and ARCHS continues to attract quality partners who experience the value of the programs we have to offer.
ARCHS' "partnership" business model sets us apart from stand-alone organizations. Today's ever challenging economy requires collaboration over competition. ARCHS leverages and matches scarce resources (both hard cash and in-kind services) to bring programs to scale and serve as many children and families as possible.
ARCHS designed, managed, and evaluated 14 education and social service programs in partnership with 200 organizations throughout Greater St. Louis - that improved the lives of 64,000 of our community's most vulnerable residents resulting in an economic impact valued at $17.6 million.
Examples of ARCHS' program successes are many and serve as the foundation for sharing our expertise.
In 2013 and beyond, ARCHS remains committed to designing, managing, and evaluating education and social service programs that contribute to the greater good of our most vulnerable neighbors.
This year our report is being distributed in a variety of ways:
Whichever way you learn about our work, we thank you for your support.
Wendell E. Kimbrough
Chief Executive Officer
Registration is now open for ARCHS' 2013 Health and Safety Institute for Early Childhood and Youth Development Professionals.
The Institute will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Harris-Stowe State University, William L. Clay Sr. Early Childhood Development Center (10 North Compton Avenue).
This year's Institute fee is $35 and includes lunch. ARCHS is offering a special $25 rate for Cooperating School Districts members. Follow directions on the registration link below.
Participating organizations include ACS Accredited CPR Services, Center of Creative Arts, Cooperating School Districts, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Ready Readers, Springboard, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis Public Library, and more.
Up to six clock hours may be awarded to attendees.
ARCHS' partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and State of Missouri has provided 4,672 St. Louis children in the Saint Louis Public School District (SLPS) access to healthy meals this summer, while making a $660,829 impact on the local economy in Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (SEBTC) benefits.
Families participating in the ARCHS' summer food program used 89.4% of the funding available to them.
All households in the demonstration areas with children from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade who received free and reduced price meals at school were qualified to be considered for SEBTC. Using the EBT system, this demonstration project tested the most effective way to provide food to low-income children during the summer when school is not in session and children do not have access to school meals. Missouri successfully gave benefits to children in Kansas City, Hickman Mills, and Center School Districts - and expanded the program to St. Louis through ARCHS in 2012