Who We Are
"Establishing tomorrow, by building TODAY"
Firm Foundations Youth & Family Outreach, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is founded on the belief that by empowering young people and families with strong principles, knowledge and tools we are instilling within them a firm foundation that will allow them to sustain as upright and productive individuals. We believe that ALL have the potential to succeed in life and contribute to society by breaking barriers such as stereotypes, economic status and other stigmas.
Our VISION is to effectively serve the underserved, with programs that would transform lives rather than merely provide “a safe place” and fun “activities”. We will build developmental relationships with middle and high school students that will cause volunteers and staff to impact the root of any obstacles that are hindering teens from being successful. By establishing a “firm foundation” within the youth and families being served, we would seek to make a long-term impact on those served.
Our MISSION is to EDUCATE, EXPOSE and EMPOWER adolescents and families to become self sufficient and confident of succeeding in society. Through the leadership and guidance of staff, volunteers and partnered churches, agencies and corporations, we will prepare all for successful development.
Firm Foundations IMPACT Formula...
Firm Foundations Youth & Family Outreach is in the business of transforming and shaping lives. The work we do at our organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our teens are provided services that are strategically and intentionally designed to IMPACT their lives. To ensure this, we use our 3 E's IMPACT Formula when planning our programs and events.
We EDUCATE participants by providing knowledge and supporting academics to ensure advancement.
We EXPOSE participants to things that will inspire them to exceed beyond their current situations.
We EMPOWER participants by providing them with tools, resources and mentoring relationships.
Firm Foundations Leadership Team
With a passion for service, and the ability to motivate and mobilize individuals to action, Firm Foundations' Founder and Executive Director Kimberly Roseboro is recognized not only as a youth advocate but also as a community activist. Kimberly's non-profit management and leadership experience was gained while serving at organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, the YMCA and the YWCA. It is her determination and life's mission to ensure that ALL youth, regardless of age know that they MATTER. Firm Foundations is the result of her mission to provide opportunities and resources to teens in a way that will empower them to become leaders within their communities and among their peers, not only in their future but NOW as well. Kim studied Sociology and Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and furthered her studies with a Certificate in Non-profit Management and Proposal Writing from The Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College.
With a desire to transform lives and uplift the voices of young people, as the Program Coordinator for Firm Foundations, Chanale develops engaging programming to educate & empower teens. She graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a Finance Degree, and is a Financial Analyst at Lowe’s Corporate. Chanale finds every opportunity to inspire youth and young adults and in between those times you can find her pouring out her thoughts and ideas in her journal. Chanale is an advocate for growth within women of color and hopes to continue that advocacy through programs and events in the future.
Pastor Joe H. Howard
As a voice and advocate for those that are in need of life changing impact in their lives, Chairman Joe Howard has been that voice for many in the Charlotte region. Pastor Howard, who currently serves as the Senior Pastor of The Rock of the Kingdom and as an Associate Chaplain with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, is the current Chairman of Firm Foundations’ Board of Directors. As a U.S. Air Force veteran and with years of experience involved in many community endeavors, his passion for service and community outreach is what helps drive the organization, and his voice echoes the mission as he stands as an ambassador of the organization.
Board of Directors
Marcus Adams, Microsoft
Joe Howard, The Rock of the Kingdom Ministries
Shaza Ibrahim, MindtheGAHP
Deb Mitchell, Comptroller
Rasheemah Norris, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Chanale Propst, Lowe's Corporation
Virginia Sullivan, Retired/Community Volunteer
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