THE KINGS CENTER
202 E 3RD ST
FRANKFORT KY 40601-2912
Contact Information
Nonprofit THE KINGS CENTER
Address 202 E 3RD ST
FRANKFORT , KY 40601 2912
Phone (502) 227-8010
Contact Name Prentice Harvey
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2000
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
How You Can Help
1. Volunteer - we are always in need of individuals who love children like we do to help us tutor, coordinate activities, and chaperone field trips.
2. Donate - The Kings Center is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax exempt. Donations can be submitted securely online via our website at www.kingscenter.org or mailed to our office at (202 E. Third Street, Frankfort, KY 40601)
3. Become a Secret Angel - A "Secret Angel" is an individual or group who sponsors a child in our program. The sponsor/group remains anonymous and may choose to reveal their identity when the child graduates from high school. The "Secret Angel" provides emotional support through monthly correspondence, gifts on special occasions, and spiritual support in the form of daily prayer for the child and his/her family.  
Financial Summary
 
 
Statements
Mission Statement
The Kings Center mission is to serve the physical, emotional, academic and spiritual needs of Frankfort's children and families through a caring presence in the community. Three major goals undergird the programs and activities offered by the Center:
  • Each young person will receive what he/she needs in order to earn a high-school diploma or General Education Development (GED); 
  • Each young person will receive one-on-one mentoring form a caring adult; and
  • Each young person will develop an appreciation for Frankfort and all that the city has to offer.  
Background Statement Faith United, Inc., d/b/a The Kings Center, established in 1996, strives to support the physical, emotional, academic, and spiritual needs of at-risk children and their families who reside in or nearby South Frankfort and surrounding areas. The Center is a nonprofit agency operating under the auspices of the Faith United, Inc. Board of Directors – a group of individuals representing many facets of the Frankfort community. All programs and services provided by the Center are free-of-charge to participants. While the organization deems itself as faith centered, it is non-denominational and no child is required to participate in any form of religious instruction.
Impact Statement

Faith United, Inc., d/b/a The Kings Center, established in 1996, strives to support the physical, emotional, academic, and spiritual needs of at-risk children and their families who reside in or nearby South Frankfort and surrounding areas. The Center is a nonprofit agency operating under the auspices of the Faith United, Inc. Board of Directors – a group of individuals representing many facets of the Frankfort community. All programs and services provided by the Center are free-of-charge to participants. While the organization deems itself as faith centered, it is non-denominational and no child is required to participate in any form of religious instruction.

The Center serves “latchkey” children, ages 5 through 17, who live in South Frankfort and surrounding areas. Many of these children are at risk in some way and are eligible for the Frankfort Independent School District’s free or reduced lunch program. Approximately 84 percent of children served are minorities. 

CEO/Executive Director Statement

The Kings Center is a unique local charity. It was established in 1996 with the vision of one individual, the late Randy Bacon, who had purchased an old neighborhood grocery store in Frankfort. As Mr. Bacon worked to renovate the property he noticed neighborhood children who had no place to go when not in school and decided to do what he could to provide a safe and nurturing environment for these children. The result of this vision was The Kings Center, named for Christ the King, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Peggy King, a librarian of the Legislative Research Commission who tragically died some years ago.

The Center provides a safe, nurturing environment for children after school and during the summer. Most of the children are so called “latch key” children, ages 5 through 14, who live in South Frankfort and surrounding areas. Many of these children are at risk in some way and are eligible for the Frankfort Independent School District’s free or reduced lunch program. Approximately 84 percent of children served are minorities.

 

Board Chair Statement Since 1996, the Center has steadily worked toward establishing a positive, caring presence in the midst of historic South Frankfort. Over the years, hundreds of children, teens, parents, grandparents, students, volunteers, and community partners from throughout Frankfort and Franklin County have crossed the threshold of our home at the corner of Third and Logan Streets.

The Kings Center encourages all young people to not only pursue their individual dreams, but also to broaden their interests and to face new challenges. We place a lot of emphasis on providing children and teenagers with academic, cultural, and social experiences they might not otherwise have, and we firmly believe that anything is possible for them now and in the future. We also welcome and support the families of our participants, as well as the community at-large, and try to be of service whenever and wherever we can.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Education / Adult Education
Tertiary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities /
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
We proudly serve families of Franklin County, Frankfort, KY.
Board Chair
Board Chair Sheila Mason Burton
Company Affiliation Legislative Research Commission
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Pat Bacon Retired School AdministratorVoting
Gloria Brown Kentucky State GovernmentVoting
Sheila Mason Burton Legislative Research CommissionVoting
Chris Douglas Campus Director, Spencerian CollegeVoting
Prentice Harvey Government Strategies and self-employed private law practiceVoting
James Hatchett Kentucky State PoliceVoting
Johnny Keene Retired - State Government Human ResourcesVoting
Chris Olds Kentucky Court of JusticeVoting
Kay Scott Retired TeacherVoting
Zenobia Skinner Retired from State GovernmentVoting
Jack Smith RetiredVoting
Margaret Townsley Kentucky Educational TelevisionVoting
Michael Turner Roeding Group CompaniesVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 90%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director George Haynes
Term Start July 2016
Email g.haynes.ii75@gmail.com
Experience

George Haynes as the Kings Center's operations manager is responsible for maintaining oversight of all financial accounts, including monthly reconciliations; managing monthly accounts payable and receivable; managing and maintaining employee payroll, files and requests for overtime hours; preparing monthly and annual financial statements; completing quarterly and annual payroll taxes for city, state and Federal government; preparing W-2s and K-2s; assists the program coordinator as needed. In addition, George sets up fundraisers, writes grants, and represents the center at various community functions. George also chaperones field trips and volunteers time to play games and interact with children that attend the center.

Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 5
Volunteers 130
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Description Through the Arts Reach program, Kings Center children have taken many field trips around Frankfort with artists and teachers who helped the children explore the rich artistic and cultural treasures in the capital city, from stained glass windows in the 180 year-old First Baptist Church, to contemporary architecture and sculptures at the new Transportation building, to batik wall hangings at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, to the statue of Dr. Martin Luther King at Kentucky State University and former governor Goebels at the Old Capitol, to a live performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, to an exploration of Josephine Sculpture Park, to lessons on drumming which included building their own drums and performing at Frankfort’s Grand Theatre. In the course of this project, the children have photographed the works of art they have seen and written about the pieces’ significance and their meaning to the community and to the children.
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Description

The mission of the City of Angels Program is to make a positive difference in the lives of the young people who attend activities at the Kings Center. A one-on-one relationship is developed between a sponsor (an individual or a group) and a child. The anonymous sponsor, known as a Secret Angel, provides emotional support through monthly correspondence, gifts on special occasions, donations for school supplies, and spiritual support in the form of daily prayer for the child and his/her family. People may also participate as donors.

At last year’s annual banquet, one of our graduating seniors described a difficult period in high school when he was angry and lost after the death of his mother, and how the consistent support from his secret angel kept him in touch with the Center and reminded him that he was loved and had value. He graduated from high school and went on to college
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Description The Girl Power program presents strategies to empower not only the young ladies but the Center as a whole. These classes engage the mind. Children are motivated to read, to use critical thinking skills, and to share in cooperative learning. They are encouraged to understand their own culture and those of other children in attendance. A companion program is Men of Distinction through which boys interact with successful male role models to give instruction in self-esteem and respect for others, particularly girls and women. Through these programs, the children learn how to be self-reliant and responsible for their own actions. An extension of these programs is the Kings Center’s practice of teaching the children to give back to the community by making cupcakes and cards for elderly neighbors and for those who serve our community, including firefighters, police, elected officials and military personnel, and preparing and delivering food boxes for families in need at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Description Through the Chefs R Us program, children at the Center learn about nutrition and food preparation and they participate in the planning and preparation of healthy meals and snacks each Friday. Volunteers from Kentucky State University, the community at large, and other local groups organize the meals and spend several hours each Friday at the Center teaching the children meal preparation techniques and discussing the benefits of eating well. The freshly prepared food is enjoyed by all the kids at the Center that day. This program has been augmented with help from Community Gardens, who came and helped the children plant and tend a “salsa garden,” where they have grown tomatoes, onions, and peppers which they later harvested and used to prepare salsa – which they shared and enjoyed
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Description

Through a series of interrelated programs to give the children experience in and appreciation for nature, the children have gone on guided hikes to Cove Springs and many other parks around Frankfort, they have had overnight campouts at Elkhorn Campground and cookouts at the Salato Wildlife Center, they have explored Boyd’s Orchard and Happy Jack Pumpkin Farm, and they have canoed and kayaked on the Kentucky River under the guidance of Canoe Kentucky volunteers.

The Kings Center is very excited to be initiating collaboration with Ed Council’s KidsGrowKentucky project through which Kings Center children will have access to a wealth of opportunities to benefit from KSU’s new Thoroughbred Science vessel, Kentucky’s Environmental Literacy Plan (KELP) and other valuable resources.
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Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $77,577.00
Projected Expenses $70,962.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$61,386$61,768$70,515
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$15$9$9
Membership Dues------
Special Events$16,183$14,734$12,264
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$62,652$62,650$70,781
Administration Expense$6,541$6,541$7,750
Fundraising Expense$2,396$2,396$5,005
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.131.070.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%88%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%3%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$57,086$49,037$45,632
Current Assets$24,280$14,728$10,400
Long-Term Liabilities--$1,324$2,841
Current Liabilities$517----
Total Net Assets$56,569$47,713$42,791
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 202 E 3RD ST
FRANKFORT , KY 406012912
Primary Phone 502 227-8010
Contact Email pharvey@govplan.com
CEO/Executive Director George Haynes
Board Chair Sheila Mason Burton
Board Chair Company Affiliation Legislative Research Commission