WINCHESTER KY 40391-2601
Contact Information
Address 17 S MAIN ST
WINCHESTER, KY 40391 2601
Phone (859) 5950268
Contact Name Joseph Miller
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2017
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement
Through the Rowland Arts Center, our goal is to encourage the young people in our community to DREAM BIG and prepare them for success in their middle and high school years.
A key component of The RAC is the development of transformational relationships. Our staff – which is primarily made of volunteers who are passionate about raising up the young people in our community - will invest their time and energy as mentors, seeking first to offer an environment of safety and trust, then working intentionally to have meaningful conversations with the students. Throughout all this, our mentors will identify areas of need for the students – physical, emotional, academic, etc. – and work to develop plans and/or programs to help meet these needs. Our volunteers are caring adults who come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences (i.e. teachers, counselors, musicians, pastors, etc.) who desire to see positive, tangible change in the lives of young people. 
Background Statement

In 2009, a study done by the Clark County Community Actions Forum found that at any time in downtown Winchester, 60-70 teens were wandering the streets. The prevalence of generational drug & alcohol abuse in Central Kentucky meant that hundreds of children in our city are fighting an uphill battle to find significance and purpose with little or no support from traditional family structures. Seeing the need, a local church, Calvary Christian Church decided to step up to help become a catalyst for change in this area and to establish a place where young people in our community could have a safe place where they can find acceptance apart from dangerous behaviors; and where they can foster relationships and develop skills that will allow them to grow into successful, responsible, independent adults.

From under the leadership of Calvary Christian Church the idea of a community teen center was born- from there, the Cairn Coffee House was established as a means to help launch and sustain what is now the Rowland Arts Center. In the spring of 2017, the Rowland Arts Center came out from under the leadership and direction of Calvary Christian Church and became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for Youth Services. The Cairn Coffee House remains on the bottom floor of our downtown location and continues to contribute to the RAC mission. The Rowland Arts Center currently occupies the second floor, with hopes to expand into the third floor in the near future.
Impact Statement
Over the last year, the Rowland Arts Center has made great strides in reaching out and investing into our community.
We launched a new after school mentoring program this past fall for 5th & 6th grade students and have secured funding for the next 3 years. The Rowland Arts Center's Summer Programming, which includes drop-in hours, enrichment classes, and special events every Friday kept middle and high school students engaged in a positive and safe environment throughout the summer. We averaged 15 students a day with our Summer Programming. Our Project Launch employability program has successfully trained 6 students over the last year who have gone on to get hired at other community businesses. The RAC recently became designated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization this year and  we plan on investing more into the community. Our staff is working diligently on providing more programming for young women, expanding our after school mentoring program to include 7th & 8th grade students, and are actively looking for business partners to bolster our Project Launch program. The RAC is also looking to provide impact programming to address mental health issues in community youth and are currently working with a few community organizations to launch some programming within the next year.
Geographic Areas Served
Board Chair
Board Chair Joseph Miller IV
Company Affiliation Rowland Arts Center Inc
Board Members
Dodd Dixon Dixon & Juett Attorneys At LawVoting
Forrest Hahn Christview Christian ChurchVoting
Robert Hatton Stantec Consulting ServicesVoting
Lisa Johnson Mentors and Meals IncVoting
Joseph Miller IVRowland Arts Center IncNonVoting
Victoria Ware Clark County SchoolsVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Joseph Miller IV
Term Start Jan 2013
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 20
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 0
Unspecified 0

Mentors and Meals, an afterschool program held at the Rowland Arts Center on South Main Street, will provide homework help, tutoring, STEM and health educational sessions, and dinner to students from Baker Intermediate School. The pilot year of the program will run from October 2016 to May 2017 and will serve approximately 20 students a day three days a week.

“We can’t wait to get the program started and begin helping students achieve academic success and learn how to dream big,” says Joseph Miller, director of the program. The intergenerational project will bring together Baker students, George Rogers Clark High School students and adult volunteers from the United Way. “Students will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of healthy lifestyles as well as hear about exciting opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” he added.

Budget 30000
Population Served , ,

The goal of the employment project is to give students in the community the opportunity to improve their level of success by giving them hands on job training and employability skills. It encompasses job training, employability/professionalism along with an educational and mentoring aspect. At the beginning of the program a team of individuals involved with the student and program will sit and layout the expectations and goals of the student and the entire program. This will encompass the student’s grades to see where their current grade average is standing. If student’s have a healthy GPA, they must maintain that GPA throughout the program. If the student is currently struggling, they must attend tutoring at the teen center and work to improve their GPA. If a student has a healthy GPA and this begins to fall during the program, the student’s hours will be cut back and additional tutoring will be added to the student’s program.

Budget 5000
Population Served , ,

The Rowland Arts Center Drop-In program provides the middle-school and high-school age students in our community with a safe, positive environment that they can truly call their own. The RAC features video game systems, table games, couches, music, and a full-service snack bar. This space will allow students in our after school programs a place to discover and cultivate their interests and talents. During the school year the Drop-In hours are 4-7pm and are 12-5pm in the summer.

Budget 5000
Population Served , ,
Description The RAC offers summer enrichment classes for middle and high school students. Classes include: art, technology, cooking, & woodshop. Community volunteers with expertise in art, technology, culinary arts, & carpentry teach our summer classes. We also offer special events on Fridays throughout the summer. Some of these events include going to the local park for exercise, hiking in the Red River Gorge, going to the movies, and arts & crafts projects.
Budget 2000
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $90,000.00
Projected Expenses $70,000.00
Detailed Financials
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Foundation Staff Comments This organization received its 501c3 designation in 2017 and does not yet have a full year of financials. 
Address 17 S MAIN ST
WINCHESTER, KY 403912601
Primary Phone 859 5950268
CEO/Executive Director Joseph Miller IV
Board Chair Joseph Miller IV
Board Chair Company Affiliation Rowland Arts Center Inc