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  1. 1. FISHEROFMEN  ™ MINISTRIES INC. The Vision Fisherofmen™ Ministries Inc. a Revolutionary, Urban Community Outreach Para-church - youth organization, broken into three distinct areas with one purpose: The Transformation of the West Side of the City of Chicago by furthering the Kingdom of God in Youth, Family, Community Involvement, and Cultural Ministry Development. quot;Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist.quot; -- Oswald J. Smith Fisherofmen™ Youth Outreach: a program to develop disciples throughout the community. It is made up of like minded Youth Leaders and Pastors from across the West Side of Chicago. These outreach teams or chapters have the soul purpose to fulfill the Great Commission by doing strategic, calculated outreach in a way that is effective and life changing. This minister’s to the Spiritual and Emotional needs of the community. Fisherofmen™ Family Center: the for-profit Financial Back Bone of the Ministry. Here is the development of a youth recreation center that houses a Bowling Alley and a Skating Rink. This area ministers to the Physical, Social, Economical needs of the community by providing areas for families and youth to socialize and stay fit and giving to families in need. Fisherofmen™ Youth Development Center: a non for-profit, privately funded community outreach center, that houses both an after school program for school aged children and an alternative high school/GED program. There will be a community theater for use of local churches, community meetings and small concerts. The after school programs computer lab will be used to develop computer skills for both youth and their parents. The after school program becomes a summer day camp when school is out. There will be class rooms set up to foster academic growth for kids in grades K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th & 6th-8th. This Program also provides transportation to and from the facility. Fisherofmen ™ Leadership Training Program (part of the Youth Development Center) is where the after school & summer program develops teens and college students into future leaders by pairing them with teachers, tutors or school age workers as teacher aids or Interns. This program ministers to the Intellectual, Social, Emotional, Spiritual and Economical needs of the community. High School students earn both community service learning hours and an income as part of this program.
  2. 2. The Plan Both Fisherofmen™ Youth Outreach and the Youth Development Center targets Inner City Youth who want to make their world a better place by creating communities worth living in. These programs deal with the issues of the community that effect the Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Economical and Emotional needs of that area. Though the Youth Outreach program targets specific ethnic groups or communities, it is not limited to these groups, but encourages interracial, multi-ethnic and trans-cultural outreach across neighborhoods of different backgrounds.  2 Year Plan • To take part in the development of the largest ongoing youth evangelistic crusade every witnessed on the West Side of Chicago where Teens are taught how to win souls and build the body of Christ. • To develop a board of trustees from the surrounding communities (Lawndale, Austin, Little Village, Garfield Park & Humboldt Park) that is of one mind and purpose. • To develop a team of resource seeker and grant writers to start the vision. • To successfully network with likeminded and purpose driven Parents, Community Leaders, Youth Leaders, Camp Directors, Youth Educators, Program Directors, Youth Pastors, School Teachers, Recording Artist, Actors, Professional Athletes, Law Enforcement and State and Local Government Officials.  5 Year Plan Fisherofmen™ Youth Outreach will grow like a “street gang” where the inner city youth are drawn to Jesus and are taught the importance of community. Where their talents and skills are honed for the building of God’s kingdom and the Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Economical, and Educational transformation of the West Side of Chicago and possibly the world around them. Fisherofmen™ Family Center will be founded and built on the west side of Chicago. And be financially self supporting; housing a Bowling Alley and Skating Rink with and internet café and health wise restaurant. Fisherofmen™ Youth Development Center, after careful research of the needs of the community and the development of a plan to better serve them, will hold a number of full size class rooms for workshops, youth ministry, after school/summer programs, alternative school programs, parent development, ACT and SAT preparation and testing, a teen mentoring and job programs as well as other educational programs, will also house a 500 or better seat Auditorium/Theater for concerts, plays, community meetings and church functions. The computer lab will be used for the training and development of both parents and youth. After careful research of the needs of the community and the development of a plan to better serve them, some space can be used by programs such as Jobs for Youth, City Year, Boys and Girls Scouts of America, Abstinence programs, CAPS, Family and Youth Seminars, Habitat for Humanity, Cease Fire, etc. There is to be private office space and boardrooms to support program directors, management and our employees.
  3. 3. Mission Statement Fisherofmen ™ Ministries Inc. are committed to reaching out to underserved communities on Chicago’s Northwest, West and Southwest sides and to developing long-term relationships with professional, educational, and nonprofit organizations and churches that serve those communities. We see our efforts through our market place ministry, family, youth and community outreach programs as a way of strengthening ties and growing talent—talent that we hope one day will further the advances of The Kingdom of God in youth. Through these programs, will be giving back to the diverse communities in which we work, live, and do business and service. The main components of our outreach program serve these communities through supporting higher education, youth and family development programs, and agencies that focus on youth. Through these relationships we provide corporate contributions to strengthen awareness of and access to information for all people in our communities within the interest of the organization. Fisherofmen ™ Ministries Inc. is all committed to fulfilling the Great Commission as given by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In addition to our outreach programs, will participates in national, regional, and local conferences for several organizations by facilitating workshops, advertising in publications, and sponsoring annual events. Outreach Partnerships Fisherofmen ™ Ministries Inc. would like to partner with Like Minded Local Community organizations to bring growth to our communities. We will maintain relationships with such groups through networking toward reaching a common goal. New Life Community Church, the House Covenant Church, Lawndale Christian Health Center, Breakthrough Urban Ministries & Bethel New Life, Circle Y, Y-Men, Teen Challenge, World Vision, West Side Christian School, Hope Christian Academy, Timothy Christian, Wheaton College & Moody Bible Institute are just some of those in mind. Our Creed • The one true and living God, who eternally exists in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, loves everyone. • God uniquely revealed and inspired the Bible, so that it alone is God’s Word written, hence the Holy Scriptures are the only inerrant authority for what we believe about God’s moral law, salvation from sin and how we should live. • Since the disbelief and disobedience of Adam and Eve, all humans have failed to obey God’s two major laws summed up by the Lord Jesus Christ. • We have failed to love God with our whole being and we have failed to love our neighbors as ourselves. People have become slaves to selfishness and are alienated from God and one another. • Jesus’ death in our place reconciles us to God. • His atoning sacrifice provided redemption from the power of sin, forgiveness for our guilt, and reconciliation to Himself and others. • We become acceptable to God, or justified, not by works, but by God’s grace alone, through faith in Christ alone. • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory. • The Holy Spirit draws sinners to repentance, belief in the Gospel and trust in the risen Christ of whom it speaks.
  4. 4. • The Holy Spirit then assures believers of salvation, gives them gifts for servant ministries, and empowers them to meet the needs of the lost, the poor, and the oppressed. • All believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are members of His one international, multi-ethnic and trans- cultural body called the universal church. • Its unity is displayed when we reach beyond racial and denominational lines to demonstrate the Gospel’s reconciling power. • Our primary calling is to communicate the Gospel with power to everyone in our generation and nurture disciples. Nothing must divert us from carrying out our Lord’s Great Commission until His glorious return to reign in righteousness. Our Call Matt 4:18-19 “As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers; Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. [19] “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” II Chronicles 7:14 quot;If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.quot; Matt 28:18–20 And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen”. The dawning of the 21st century finds the church of America in a moral and spiritual crisis. Decades of self- centered living and worldliness have taken their toll. Years of compromise and toothless gospel preaching have had their effect. And now we have reached the moment of truth: Either we wake up, stand up, speak up, and act up, or we run the risk of becoming a mere historic curiosity, an irrelevant religious sideshow, an entertaining, harmless spectacle. Something must change, and it must change now. There is no other choice. Forty years ago, a counterculture revolution swept through America, resulting in a sudden, steep moral decline. Since that time (from the early ’60s until today), the divorce rate has doubled, the teen suicide rate has tripled, reported violent crime has quadrupled, the prison population has quintupled, the percentage of babies born out of wedlock has risen six-fold, and couples living together out of wedlock has risen sevenfold. And the end is not in sight. The last generation’s counterculture of rebellion has become this generation’s establishment of revulsion, and what was unthinkable forty years ago – daytime talk shows celebrating adultery and incest; homosexual love scenes on major network TV; eleven-year-old multiple murderers; massacres in our schools and houses of worship – is a matter of course today. We need a revolution! But this revolution will be different than other revolutions – including the revolution that birthed our nation more than 200 years ago. This revolution will not be fought with earthly weapons of destruction – not with guns and knives and bullets and bombs. It will not be fought with hatred, anger, intimidation, or brute force. No. It will be fought with the message of the gospel, with the love of God, with the power of the Spirit, with radical holiness, with sacrifice, compassion, and courage. It will be a Jesus revolution, an intense clash between two spiritual kingdoms, a heavenly attack on the enemy’s strongholds, a no-compromise stand for morality and truth. And it will impact society in a lasting way. It must! (From The Jesus Manifesto)
  5. 5. There is a revolution underway on campuses around the world. Youth, no longer content to be spectators, are reclaiming their world for God. They are taking the power and the presence of God to the classroom as well as the ball field. The spiritual climate is dramatically changing and schools are being transformed. (Harvest Evangelism) Board of Trustees Members (vision) Roy Patterson Roy has been with Moody Radio for seven years. He is also host of Music for Sunday and Urban Praise— heard live on WMBI AM 1110 in Chicago, Illinois. For a number of years Roy was the head of the Youth department at St. Luke C.O.G.I.C. on the near north side of Chicago. Patterson is pastor of New Life Community Church in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and has been involved in counseling ministry for years. Patterson and his wife, Lynette, have three children and live in Chicago. Antonio Daniels Husband. Father. Son. Brother. Friend. Fisher of Men. Born in Chicago, Antonio moved to Denver Colorado for part of his elementary, junior high and first quarter of High School. He moved back to Chicago and went to High School at Englewood and later Austin Community Academy because of his involvement with gangs where he later graduated and had came to know the Lord under the discipleship of Rev. James T. Smith, a girl’s basketball coach at the time who would take him to Christ Community Church where he sat under the teaching of the late Dr. Ben Johnson. Antonio went to Columbia College Chicago where he was a part of Love Enlightment Gospel Choir where he developed his call to outreach. As a member of St. Luke Church of God in Christ, Antonio has been involved in youth outreach since 1993. He lived in Cabrini Green with a Moody student and there a seed was planted in his heart for Urban Youth. As a Youth Leader at St. Luke, Antonio always felt a pull towards the youth outside the church and in the streets. After years in retail sales he was reunited with James T. Smith at Servants of the Word Youth Outreach in 2004 where the seed was watered and the burden for community deepened. Today Antonio is a member of New Life Community Church where he leads a home group on Tuesday nights he is also the Founder and CEO/ President of Operations of Fisher of Men Ministries Inc. He and his wife Wendy Daniels (who co-heads Chiseled Chicago Fitness) together have three children. Lincoln Morris As the Executive Director and a Board Member of Ordinary People NFP, Lincoln spearheaded the creation of the organization that today takes the fight to the street. A typical day for Mr. Morris includes overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization while hitting the streets to feed the homeless and outreach into the community. Lincoln is a down to earth and compassionate person who hits the neighborhoods and hidden places where the homeless survive. He is focused on garnering trust and learning the plight of people so he can better address the needs. Lincoln has 7 loving children. Jermaine Thomas
  6. 6. Company Logo Jesus calls his first followers to become “Fisher of Men” Matt4:19. “Fisherofmen” is always one word. This is symbolic of the one mission: The Great Commission. The body of Christ is also one Church, with one Lord, one Faith and one baptism. In a world of “Darkness” in which we struggle against (Eph 6:12 hence the black background) we are called to be “The Light” and “The Salt”. Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus tells his disciples, quot;You are the salt of the earthquot; and quot;You are the light of the world.quot; Thus you find “salt” surrounding the letters and waves of “light” flowing from them. The Red, Black and Green communicate a part of the gospel message and biblical truth that the blood (red) of Jesus cleanses all sin (dark) and that repentance heals the land (green). Ephesians 1:7, Also read II Chronicles 7:14. As you may or may not be aware of, a large and diverse group of people from many different walks of life (business, government, churches, citizens, etc.) are quite concerned about the negative beliefs and attitudes being expressed through various types of crime across the community. Many different corrective actions have been taken and progress has been realized in some areas. However, many feel the fundamental character traits of the community are being steadily eroded. In fact, those in a position to
  7. 7. know, say that a new generation is coming along now that nobody is reaching very well. The outlook for our community leaves a lot to be desired. While fingers can be pointed in many directions, many of our own church leaders recognize that the American Church has failed to live up to the beliefs it professes. Hence, in many ways, it has surrendered to the culture rather than transforming it. Many church people realize that the time has come for decisive action. Too often, church leaders have focused on building their own congregation, thereby neglecting the larger community. For several years now, the Transformation move of God has been afoot to bring the churches back to unity in Christ and cooperation in ministry. Denominational, Racial, Gender, and other boundaries are being dismantled. To do List • Write Vision Write Outreach Program o Write Business Plan o Write Policies o Copyright of the Program o Copyright Logo o Seek Incorporation o P.O. Box o • Develop Board Members Develop Investors o Develop Website o Attend Community Meetings o Partner with Youth Ministries o Partner with Youth Programs o Building Model and Graphic Vision o Funding and Fund Raising o Build the Building o Staffing o
  8. 8. Staffing needs Fisherofmen ™Youth Outreach • Youth Pastors* • Youth Workers • Outreach Team Director • Outreach Team Coordinators • Outreach Team Leaders • Outreach Team Cells • Intercessory Prayer Director • Intercessory Prayer Coordinators • Intercessory Prayer Leaders • Intercessory Prayer Cells Fisherofmen ™ Ministries Inc. Administration Board of Trustees and Directors – (see list above) Love God and his people and be actively • building the body of Christ and serving them. Support the mission statement. Regularly attend Board Meetings (4 a year every 3 months), committee meetings and participate in conference calls. Maintain fiduciary responsibility. Adhere to ethical standards avoiding conflicts of interest. Maintain Fisherofmen business confidentially as directed and appropriate. Commit to actively participating in the work of at least one committee. Volunteer for and accept assignments and complete them thoroughly and on time. Stay informed on corporation matters and be prepared for the work of the Board by reading and reviewing reports, minutes, agendas, by laws, annual budget, financial statements, etc. Build respectful, collegial working relationships with fellow Board Members that contribute to Board consensus. Actively participate in annual strategic planning process. Respect and support staff. Enhance the public image of the association. Recruit new members (e.g. state associations, companies, at large members). Contribute your expertise and knowledge and be open to others opinions and ideas. Represent Fisherofmen accurately and professionally with your Church association and/or company. Human Resource Director** - Supervises human resource functions within a limited span of • control which includes matrix and standard supervision over the work and activities of employees who support the functions of employment, personnel and payroll, training, recordkeeping and/or employee relations. Discusses and resolves day –to-day human resource issues providing guidance and interpretation;
  9. 9. seeks information, clarification, approvals and actions from higher level managers and/or executives. Recommends and presents justification for the adoption of human resource policies and procedures to support functional/operational area(s) within the organization. Develops, implements, and models sound human resources management practices within the organization. Develops, implements and may approve overall department/division procedures, practices and guidelines to support strategic as well as tactical operations. Conducts, coordinates and/or develops training to support implementation and ongoing compliance with new or revised policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Attends a variety of meetings to ensure coordination with internal and external entities and resolves implementation problems; participates in and facilitates employee interactions, team, staff and project meetings. Assists managers with the development of performance enhancement plans, documents performance, provides performance feedback and formally evaluates the work of assigned employees. Investigates disciplinary problems within the agency or department and recommends appropriate action. Advises agency/department employees regarding human resource policies and procedures as it relates to employment and personnel rules, policies, procedures and practices; this includes pay administration and benefits. Initiates and implements hiring procedures, oversees and/or conducts interviews and assists managers with the approval of candidate selection. Provides information and input to higher-level managers and/or executives regarding human resource needs and budgetary constraints. CEO/ President of Operations* (Antonio R. Daniels) - Regularly participate in Board • Meetings, Officer Meetings and conference calls. Be informed about the organizations mission, services and policies. Review agenda and supporting materials prior to meetings. Continually seek out potential board and committee member candidates. Establish and maintain open communication with Director, Board Members, Committee Chairs and committee members. Assist the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities (for example, review the organization’s monthly financial statements, manage expenses and adhere to budgets and giving).Provide guidance and leadership to the committees that report to and through them, including opportunities to coordinate with other directors to achieve goals and complete projects. Mentor potential successors. COO/ Vice President of Operations** In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice • President, Business Operations shall perform all duties of the President and, when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions upon, the President. Builds relationships with community leaders and officials to foster trust in the ministry and its dealings. CFO** - The Chief Financial Officer is the top financial position in this organization. His or her role is to • carry out the following tasks: Oversees all company accounting practices, including accounting departments, preparing budgets, financial reports, tax and audit functions. Directs financial strategy, planning and forecasts; conferring with president, VP of operations and department heads. Supervises investment and raising of funds for business. Studies, analyzes and reports on trends, opportunities for expansion and projection of future company growth. A minimum of 8, preferably 10, years experience in a senior role. CPA designation preferred. Masters degree in Accounting, Finance or Business. Up to date knowledge of current financial and accounting computer applications. Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills. Senior Accountant** - At the direction of the CFO, the Senior Accountant leads the audit of • transactions, payroll, preparation, receipt and disbursement of funds, maintenance of budget and statistical accounts, preparation of periodic and ad hoc reports, schedules, and comparative analysis. Interprets, communicates, and implements policies and practices to meet the needs of a diverse client population. The Senior Accountant Works independently, often with broadly defined work objectives and limited review of overall results.
  10. 10. Marketing Director - The Director of Marketing Communications will oversee all aspects and • promotions for Fisherofmen Ministry events, products, and services as well as the management of all marketing communications programs including the Fisherofmen website. Works with Graphic Designers, Finance, Budgeting and the Funding Director. Graphic Designers* - Designers must be able to work under extreme time constraints and very • defined financial and design limits to produce quality material. A graphic designer must be able to synthesize feedback from a number of different sources into a distinctive image; use research prepared by a marketing department and cost specifications determined by a budgeting department; and produce a variety of sketches and models that demonstrate different approaches to the product. This takes a person who can listen to comments and has a good eye for aesthetic design, a flair for color, and a solid understanding of the needs of the corporate world. Graphic designers must have talent and an understanding of the business world, including issues of finance and production, and should be familiar with computer software such as InDesign, Quark XPress, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other painting and graphic design tools. Graphic designers must be able to work in a variety of media and meet deadlines, sizing limits, and financial restrictions, especially those designers who wish to work as freelance graphic designers rather than in-house salaried designers. Basic pre-professional coursework should include design, drawing, computer artwork, and specific knowledge (for example, anatomy for medical graphics designers) relating to any area of specialization. Works with Marketing, Finance, Budgeting and the Funding Director. Budget Director* - Serves as chief budget officer of the corporation. Works in coordination with • other administrative offices to develop budgetary processes and procedures for the allocation of resources to meet strategic planning goals. Effectively explains the budget process and resource allocation decisions to constituent groups. Serves as consultant to support individual administrators in strategic management of their departmental resources. Works cooperatively with others and accepts direction from supervisors. Develops budget models for all corporation activities including sub-components, using all known factors, both internal and external to the corporation. Develops guidelines, parameters, schedules and procedures for actual budget preparation. Monitors budget performance. Develops policies for budget monitoring and control. Prepares special management reports for senior administrators. Advises senior administrators on general budget performance, alerting them of special circumstances or concerns. Works directly with senior administrators to resolve budget problems within their domains. Assists administrators in budget preparations and interpretation, providing when needed explanations on specific budget items. Provides rationale of budget procedures and policies, offering guidance in planning budget strategies for individual departments and making recommendations to solve special situations. Makes presentations and participates in meetings of various corporation committees that include faculty, staff, students, parents and Board members. Presents reports and provides interpretive budget analysis for senior management and appropriate Board committees. Prepares reports for senior management and the Finance Committee of the Board. Monitors budget versus actual figures and works with budget administrators to develop strategies to maximize budget efficiencies. Provides supervisory oversight for the budget office. Analyzes budget trends within the corporation and researches general literature and budget trends reported by other institutions. Develops goals and plans strategies for future budgeting. Above all sticks to the 10-10-80 rule. • Fund Development Director*- Develop and sustain a diverse funding base that ensures the operation of all core programs, the employment of key personnel and the funding of organizational priorities. Fundraising includes grant writing and reporting, organization and implementation of fundraising tools, as well as the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual and corporate donors. Helps guide and enable the Board, its fund development committee(s) and its individual Board members to participate actively in the fund development process. Helps the Board and its development committee to design, implement and monitor a viable fundraising plan, policies and procedures. Participates actively in identifying, cultivating and soliciting donor prospects. Assures the availability of materials to support development efforts. Assures the development and operation of gift management systems and reports for
  11. 11. quality decision-making. Fiscal Control ensures the fiscal stability of the organization including preparation and presentation of organizational and program budgets to staff and board. Works with Board and provide regular reports to the board to ensure financing supporting short and long-term goals. The Fund Development Director will also be available to represent pride at various community functions and keep a calendar of such functions so that board members know and can attend such functions. The Fund Development Director will coordinate activities of any board members or staff engaged in maintaining records of sponsors, contributors and grants and preparing letters of appreciation to be sent to contributors. Develop and maintain FOMM database for contact management and sponsorship fulfillment. FOMM database should be compiled from lists of contacts from: Promenade Entries, Street Festival Vendors, and Sponsorship Development Contacts. Such list remains the property of Fisherofmen ministries. They are also responsible for ensuring that all sponsorship obligations are fulfilled according to contract and sponsor satisfaction. (Web, Advertising, Promotional, Signage, booth placement and event tickets) May negotiate agreements with representatives of other organizations for completion of sponsorship contract with parameters established by the Board. Working closely with the graphic designer and Marketing Committee, the Director of Funds Development must proof any and all images that go out with a sponsor or contributor logo. The Fund Development Director shall report to the Co Chairs of the Board and shall serve at the will of the Board. They shall not speak for pride without the consent of the co-chairs. The Fund Development Director will be paid a commission based on actual cash donations raised that will differ based weather the gift is a renewal (10%), new donor (15%) or increase in support (15% of new level). The Director shall have a goal of $150,000 for all events. Upon reaching that goal, the director shall be entitled to a 5% premium. Senior Grant Program Associate** - Gathers, synthesizes, and analyzes background • information relevant to the development of grant programs, as directed by program officers. Participates in and supports program staff efforts to monitor grantee progress as well as progress toward overall organizational goals. Oversees the Discretionary Grants program, including fielding calls from prospective applicants, reviewing and scoring proposals, tracking volume of inquiries and funded projects, reviewing final reports, and evaluating the discretionary grants portfolio. Updates the grants management databases to support Fisherofmen knowledge management. Coordinates regular meetings, conference calls, and other contacts with grantees to provide technical assistance and monitor progress, both for his/her own portfolio and on behalf of program officers. Works with Finance, Budgeting and the Funding Director. IT Support Director* The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting and maintaining in- • house technology, as well as ensuring proper operation so that end users can accomplish business tasks. Duties include installing, configuring, diagnosing, repairing, and upgrading all corporate desktops and notebooks while ensuring optimal performance. It also includes troubleshooting, repair and/or vendor management for telephone services and other technologies. Finally it includes liaison with outside vendors who have responsibility for network, server, storage, phones and backup aspects of the technical infrastructure. To be successful in this position one must possess excellent troubleshooting skills and attention to detail. The successful candidate will be responsible for responding to support issues in a timely manner, communicating issue status to internal customers, peers, and management, and troubleshooting and resolving issues within reasonable service levels. The position mandates good communication skills with team members and business contacts. The director must be able to work with minimal supervision on multiple concurrent (and priority) projects. Environmental Engineer Director* - Design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the • prevention, control, and remediation of environmental health hazards utilizing various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology. Experience: At least 10 years of successful supervisory experience, preferably in a construction or facility maintenance position. Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business management is mandatory. Oversee Maintenance Manager and department.
  12. 12. Maintenance Manager - Responsibilities: In charge of building maintenance operation, custodial • care, room setups, fire and safety programs, and equipment inventory control. In small unions this position may be combined with that of business manager or assistant director for business or operations. Special qualifications: Ability to supervise a variety of personnel actions and direct a work force to ensure the facility is maintained in a clean and orderly manner. Appreciation of special needs of union users. Flexibility to adjust to changing schedules. Some knowledge of techniques and crafts involved in preventive maintenance, housekeeping, and construction. Open to new ideas and adaptable to changing technology. Experience: At least three years of successful supervisory experience, preferably in a construction or facility maintenance position. Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business management is desirable although significant experience and special training may be acceptable in lieu of a degree. Core competencies: Communication, Facilities Management, Human Resource Development Maintenance Team - assist Maintenance Manager with all tasks under his or hers area of influence. • Security Supervisor* - Plan, organize and oversee Fisherofmen security activities to assure the safety • and protection of students, personnel, equipment and property; patrol and monitor assigned area at night, on weekends and holidays; investigate crime incidents and assist police as necessary. Enforce rules and regulations and coordinate response to emergencies; initiate contact with individuals on site grounds or surrounding property to assure visitor authorization; apprehend and detain suspects to be placed into custody by local law enforcement agencies as necessary; respond to bomb threats and assist with vacating premises. Supervise, train and provide work direction and guidance to security personnel; develop and organize training courses for security and facility control personnel; prepare staff schedules as assigned. Maintain plant security and protect Fisherofmen property against vandalism, illegal entry, fire and theft; check buildings and grounds for security, water leaks, malfunctioning equipment, unauthorized visitors and fire. Respond to emergency maintenance problems; perform temporary repairs on site property and equipment as appropriate; notify appropriate maintenance personnel and assist with cleanup as necessary. Inspect and monitor the security of doors, windows and gates; reset alarm systems and test for proper operation as necessary; detect and report fire and safety hazards; respond to fire and burglar alarms and extinguish small fires. Coordinate Fisherofmen security activities with law enforcement and fire departments as necessary; assist law enforcement with locating missing students. Organize traffic and crowd control for Fisherofmen events as necessary; assist community organizations with opening and closing buildings and setting up for special events. Communicate with Fisherofmen personnel and law, fire, alarm, safety and community organization personnel to receive and exchange information related to security, vandalism, crimes, investigations, repairs, school activities and safety issues; contact parents to coordinate the release of juveniles; testify in court and hearings as needed. Prevent illegal parking, tampering with vehicles and loitering in site parking lots according to established procedures; assist with traffic and crowd control at special events as assigned. Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to security incidents, issues, hazards, expenses and activities; maintain time cards and officer’s log sheet. Operate a company vehicle; operate a variety of security and safety equipment including fire extinguishers, batons, handcuffs, mobile phones, hand-held radios and mace; operate standard office equipment including a typewriter, computer and assigned software. Perform the duties of the Facility Control Operator as directed; dispatch security personnel as necessary. Security Team - assist Security Supervisor with all tasks under his or hers area of influence. • Fisherofmen ™ Youth Development Center After School Program and Alternative School Program
  13. 13. Chief Operations Officer/ Senior Program Director ** - is responsible for managing the • day-to-day activities of the corporation and for operations management (OM). The COO is one of the highest ranking members of an organization, monitoring the daily operations of the company and reporting to the board of directors and the top executive officer. The COO is usually an executive or senior officer. The chief operating officer is responsible for operations management (OM). The focus of the COO is on strategic, tactical, and short-term OM, which means he or she is responsible for the development, design, operation, and improvement of the systems that create and deliver the center’s services. Managers need to understand the real work behind the center's core operations, and the buck stops with the COO, whose primary concern is operations improvement. The duties of the COO may reside in certain organizations with a Vice President of Operations. Operations management is an area of business that is concerned with the production of goods and services, and involves the responsibility of ensuring that business operations are efficient and effective. It is also the management of resources, the distribution of goods and services to customers, and the analysis of queue systems. Operations also refer to the production of services, the set of value-added activities that transform inputs into many outputs. Fundamentally, these value-adding creative activities should be aligned with center’s mission statement for optimal performance. Associate Program Directors** In the absence or disability of the COO, the Associate Program • Director, shall perform all duties of the COO and, when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions upon, the COO. Director of Education - Develop an Educational plan in conjunction with the West Side community, • Christian Education Committee and PTA Council. Serve as an ambassador and positive role model for our Youth. Provides assistance to tutors in educational guidance functions, and personally provides educational counsel to trainees. Ascertains that tutoring methods and materials are in accordance with good educational standards. Select textbooks, materials, supplies, and equipment. Promotes the preservation of Fisherofmen culture. Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with Fisherofmen membership. Manage and direct all aspects of the department. Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees. Identifies staff development and training needs and assures that training is obtained. Evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques. Ensures proper labor relations and conditions of employment are maintained. Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence relative to work. Assigns, coordinates, and outline the work methods of subordinate employees. Directs and participates in the establishment, administration, and evaluation of programs or services. Directs and participates in the development, interpretation, evaluation, and recommendation of policies, procedures, rules, and regulations for the effective operations of the programs. Directs and participates in determining needs and to assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs. Prepares and manages complex departmental budgets. Coordinates with resource development staff on funding sources and grant development. Developing alternative strategies to address and resolve a variety of issues and problems. Grant Program Associate** K - 12 Education - Gathers, synthesizes, and analyzes background • information relevant to the development of grant programs, as directed by program officers. Participates in and supports program staff efforts to monitor grantee progress as well as progress toward overall organizational goals. Oversees the Discretionary Grants program, including fielding calls from prospective applicants, reviewing and scoring proposals, tracking volume of inquiries and funded projects, reviewing
  14. 14. final reports, and evaluating the discretionary grants portfolio. Updates the grants management databases to support Fisherofmen knowledge management. Coordinates regular meetings, conference calls, and other contacts with grantees to provide technical assistance and monitor progress, both for his/her own portfolio and on behalf of program officers. Grant Program Associate**Family and Child Development - Gathers, synthesizes, and analyzes • background information relevant to the development of grant programs, as directed by program officers. Participates in and supports program staff efforts to monitor grantee progress as well as progress toward overall organizational goals. Oversees the Discretionary Grants program, including fielding calls from prospective applicants, reviewing and scoring proposals, tracking volume of inquiries and funded projects, reviewing final reports, and evaluating the discretionary grants portfolio. Updates the grants management databases to support Fisherofmen knowledge management. Coordinates regular meetings, conference calls, and other contacts with grantees to provide technical assistance and monitor progress, both for his/her own portfolio and on behalf of program officers. Administrative Assistants – Administrative Assistants assist the Directors and Associates with, • strengthening communication with staff, and maintain program paperwork, filling, phone calls and scheduling. Can also work as Site Coordinators or Parent Coordinators. Case Managers* - Maintain a healthy and safe environment for the client in your care. Work daily • with clients through modeling, direction, re-direction, normative behavioral interventions and teach skills (i.e. communication, coping skills, anger management, positive decision-making, health skills, vocation education, leisure activities etc.) Prayerfully assess and evaluate client needs. Complete necessary case documentation on each client. Record critical information in a timely manner as outline in the policies and procedure (accidents/incidents) Conduct client orientation. Collect intake data, perform client needs assessment and make recommendations on what education services or outside programs would be a best fit. Schedule, conduct and document psycho educational group sessions addressing client personal issues and program performance. Maintain client files and comply with Agency/ Program/ DCF policies regarding confidential information and mandated reporting requirements. Complete all forms, progress reports, and closing summaries on all assigned clients. Coordinate discharges with referral agency, in collaboration with Senior Case Manager and Program Directors. Monitor client’s behavior and prayerfully implement program behavior management procedures as needed. Assist clients in working on program goals and provide client services in area of growth and responsibility, education, vocational, and needs related to family and friends. Develop and maintain professional boundaries and relations with clients. Serve as positive role model following program guidelines for professional conduct and code of ethics. Provide programmatic and statistical reports as required to Senior Case Manager. Attend and participate in agency meetings, staff meetings, supervision and on-going required trainings. Must be familiar with universal precautions and related issues including risk of communicable disease. Position works day and evening hours, with some weekend days and evening hours required. After School Program Teachers* - Each elementary school program (K-5th) has a credentialed • teacher. The teacher oversees tutoring and activity planning, and assures that all learning center activities enrich traditional school day instruction. Each middle school program (6th-8th) has a credentialed teacher on staff. They provide study skill lesson plans, study skill instruction and homework assistance for all enrolled students. Alternative School Program Teachers* - Each high school program has a credentialed • teacher. The teacher oversees lesson plans, tutoring and activity planning, and assures that all learning center activities enrich traditional high school instruction.
  15. 15. After School Program Instruction Assistant*** -Program Instruction Assistants assist the • site coordinator and teacher with lesson and activity planning act as a liaison for the program, strengthening communication with regular after school staff, and provide team leadership to a small group of students. Alternative School Program Instruction Assistant*** -Program Instruction Assistants • assist the site coordinator and teacher with lesson and activity planning act as a liaison for the program, strengthening communication with regular alternative school staff, and provide team leadership to a small group of students. After School Program Academic Coach*** - Spend One on One time with Struggling • Clients. Enhanced Self Esteem. Improved Study Habits, Social and Communication Skills. Increased Motivation to Succeed Academically. Greater Scholastic Accomplishments. Improvement of Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills. Efficient Time Management. The Development of an Accountable and Responsible Student. After School Program Athletic Coach - instruct the students on proper form and technique in • beginning and, later, in advanced exercises attempting to maximize the players physical potential; oversee students as they refine their individual skills; instill good sportsmanship, a competitive spirit, and teamwork; select, store, issue, and inventory equipment, materials, and supplies; substitute players for optimum team chemistry and success; teach students how to have fun and engage in whatever planed activity is offered. Has the freedom to develop sports teams that compete on the local and state level. After School Program workers*** – these are outside of program High School Student and • College student interns who serve in the role of After School Program Instruction Assistant but are more under leadership development or fulfilling an under graduation requirement. Their roles may vary depending upon the needs of the center. They are non paid employees who earn community service learning hours or as stated before, are a part of an internship. Site Coordinator - The site coordinator is responsible for student and staff oversight. They sustain • communication with site administration, teaching staff and parents, and maintain program paperwork. They serve the same function and an Admin Assistant. Parent Coordinator - The parent coordinator is responsible for parent oversight. They sustain • communication with site administration, teaching staff and parents, and maintain program paperwork. They serve the same function and an Admin Assistant. Recreation Leaders- Also function as After School Program Workers Recreation leaders provide • team leadership to small groups of students, work with a team to develop small group lesson plans, and are responsible to plan and facilitate all recreation activities. They also oversee the volunteer program and the leadership development program.
  16. 16. Fisherofmen ™ Family Center Bowling Alley, Skating Rink and Restaurant Operation Management Team* - is a team who focuses on areas of business that is concerned • with the production of goods (Tee shirts, bowling balls, skates, food, tickets etc.) and services, and involves the responsibility of ensuring that business operations are efficient and effective. It is the management of resources, the distribution of goods and services to customers, and the analysis of queue systems. The team focuses on the effectively planning, scheduling, use, and control of a manufacturing or service organization through the study of concepts from design engineering, industrial engineering, management information systems, quality management, production management, inventory management, accounting, and other functions as they affect the organization growth and service to the community. The team includes Head managers, Floor Managers, Supervisors and Lead Staff (Operations Workers). Operation Workers – basically these are your front line workers who do everything to rent bowling • shoes and skates and manage the area they are in but also cook, clean, man ticket sales, cashiering, etc. The job outline may vary based on need and thus the person entering this position must be well rounded and energetic. Customer service driven and a self starter who needs little supervision. *Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting Bachelor of Science in Business/Administration Bachelor of Science in Business/Communications Bachelor of Science in Business/e-Business Bachelor of Science in Business/Finance Bachelor of Science in Business/Information Systems Bachelor of Science in Business/Management Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing Bachelor of Science in Business/Organizational Innovation Bachelor of Science in Business/Public Administration Bachelor of Science in Communication Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Education Bachelor of Science in Health Administration Bachelor of Science in Human Services Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Management Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Science in Information Technology/Multimedia and Visual Communication Bachelor of Science in Information Technology/Software Engineering ** (Master’s Degree is preferred) and a minimum of ten (10) years of progressive management experience in human services program administration, five (5) of which must be in a senior level position. Public sector experience preferred. Applicants must have experience in working with a Board of Directors or other governing body structure that has policy, operational and fiduciary authority and responsibilities; must have significant experience working with a broad range of constituents, including persons served, family members, and advocacy groups. ***Not all positions are paid positions. Some are internships, are part of the leadership training program or volunteer program.
  17. 17. Competencies, Knowledge & Skills: Integrity/Honesty – Displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self and others; chooses an ethical course of action; is trustworthy. Oral Communication – Expresses ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; facilitates an open exchange of ideas. Problem-Solving – Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions; finds alternative solutions to complex problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments. Written Communication – Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a succinct and organized manner. Reading – Understands and interprets material, including technical information, rules, regulations, instructions, reports, charts, graphs or tables; applies what is learned from written materials to specific situations. Leadership – Inspires, motivates, guides others toward goals; coaches, mentors, challenges staff, adapts leadership styles to various situations, models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness and respect for individuals by applying these values daily. Flexibility – Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with pressure and ambiguity. Supervising a Diverse Workforce – Implements diversity policies; supports opportunities to recruit, develop and retain a diverse workforce; promotes teamwork, role acceptance and productivity. Interpersonal Skills – Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others; adjusts approaches to suit different people and situations. Reasoning – Identifies rules, principles or relationships that explain facts, data or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions. Self Management – Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior. Teamwork – Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals. Decision Making – Specifies goals and obstacles in achieving goals, generates alternatives, considers risks and evaluates and chooses the best alternative in order to make a determination, draw conclusions or solve a problem. Human Resources Management – Empowers staff by sharing power and authority; develops lower levels of leadership, pushing authority down and out throughout the organization; shares rewards with staff; ensures staff are properly selected, used, appraised and developed, and are treated fairly. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and includes an excellent comprehensive benefits package. Pre-employment drug testing and an extensive background investigation including fingerprinting for an FBI criminal check required.
  18. 18. Fisherofmen™ Youth Outreach This Revolutionary Outreach program is the first of its kind on the west side of Chicago that works with purpose driven, like minded church leaders, Youth Pastors, and Youth Leaders throughout the west side’s many communities. This program minister to the Spiritual and Emotional needs of the community. Run by the passion for fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20) and the vision for taking the city for the Kingdom, this, multi-ethnic, multi- denominational and trans-cultural outreach effort sets out to be a bold, radical presence not to be seen for the sake of being seen but to call a generation to action, a generation to repentance and to God. It will grow like a “Gang” or and “Army” where the inner city youth are drawn by biblical love to the Lordship of Jesus and are taught the importance of a Biblical Kingdom-minded community. Sounds easy right? No but with much prayer and organization it is possible. Each group will engage in months of prayer and fasting and encouraged to live a life of purity and devotion to the Lord, His Kingdom and to the Church. These outreach groups or chapters have the soul purpose to fulfill the Great Commission by doing strategic, calculated outreach in a way that is effective and life changing. With the leading of the Lord and the organized leadership having one mind and purpose these groups will develop into a powerful force towards building Kingdom minded community. There are chapters housed in willing churches in each community where the youth will meet for prayer, bible study, worship and fellowship. Each Chapter Group will develop an outreach program model that under fervent and effectual prayer, works best for the needs of their community but based around the teaching of Focus on the Family’s, The Truth Project®. They will target their peers, at risk youth who are a part of gangs, drug dealers, or any self destructing behavior that threatens the growth of a community or generation. They will serve as a peer jury for both the after school and alternative school program. This will be a place where their talents and skills are honed for the building of God’s kingdom and the Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Economical, and Educational transformation of the West Side of Chicago and possibly the world around them. The Lord is calling for more Prayer Warriors and Praying Saints. He is calling His Soldiers, the Army of God, together for such a time as this. He is joining us together corporately for the Work of the Kingdom of God. Intercessors and praying saints of the Lord Jesus Christ have been separated for many years, praying alone by ourselves, in our prayer closets, etc. which was wonderful for those times and you still continue to pray for your church etc. but the Lord is calling us out of our homes, churches, closets, etc. for the Kingdom work which is a Bigger Picture and a higher level of Intercession and calling. We can now join other Intercessors and Praying Saints for the Great Work that is ahead of us. We need you and JESUS CHRIST needs you. Some of the Prayer Partners might not be able to attend the prayer gatherings but can pray together in connecting together and networking for the Kingdom. This will be great because we need those prayer partners that can cover what is happening and can be praying with us at some of those times. Prayer Tactics The 3 Levels of Intercession
  19. 19. Level 1 - INTERVENTION Ezekiel 22:30 I sought for a man among them who would make a wall and stand in the gap before me, on behalf of the land... Intercession begins by having open eyes. Eyes that see the current situation of the Nation, a family, the Church, person, etc. God then opens our eyes and gives us an insight and a foresight of how the situation should be. Habakkuk, the prophet saw this. The insight and the foresight we get becomes a burden when we realize the necessity of change. The burden is the vision. One will see it and just ponder over it and then let it go. The other Intercessors see it and step out to bring the vision to life. The stepping out is the Intervention. Think of Nehemiah 1. When Nehemiah was told what was happening to the survivors, He got the picture of how things were and how they ought to be. This became a burden to him and he stepped out by praying. The initial step of intercession is the standing in between; between the present and the future. The future is God's plan. The present may be the result of some human sin and failure, or demonic oppression, or God's judgment, thus impacting human life. Intervention is standing in between. The burden is bringing in the Lord’s plan to the present situation. Level 2 - INTERSECTION The second level of intersession is two-fold. In Ezekiel 1: 15, Ezekiel saw the image of the four creatures. The creatures had wheels, each of which intersected and so, made it possible for them to move whenever the Spirit moved...vs.19. Their movement was the same and none could move without the other. God is calling His people to intersect with one another. The Spirit of networking is released upon His people now more than ever before. We are called to be one body, walking together in love and unity with every part functioning, working together for the Kingdom of God for His Glory.(1 Corinthians 12:12) God is bringing a merging together of ministries, where we minister under greater corporate anointing for the purpose of Kingdom building. In Ezekiel 1: wheel intersecting... As we intersect there will be a cross pollinating with one another and we will see the fruit. Wheels intersecting wheels, big and small all functioning together. The results will be awesome. Are we of one mind, one Spirit that nothing can stop or withhold what we pray about? Genesis11:16. The other side of Intersection is standing in the by-pass, or crossroads, where people are confused and show them the way (Joel 3:14) There are multitudes in the valley of decision. The Day of the Lord is near in the Valley of Decision. The whole world is in confusion. People have a choice to make and everyone is looking for a solution. Leaders have reached a place where things are running out of control. Nations are crying for some supernatural intervention. Church we are called to step out and give the solution. We are to show the way. We are called by God to point people to the Cross of Calvary. The cross stands in the crossroad, .the by-pass, where the intersection points people to the cross. Do we give our own views in the situation, or do we speak God’s voice. The time has come when we must echo God's voice to a confused world. The world needs hope. That hope is found in Christ Jesus. It's time we show them the way and how to divide between the evil and the righteous, the holy and the un- holy, The carnal and the spiritual. We are called to stand in the intersection, with the cross to point the way. Level 3 - INTERCEPTION It is the act of taking by force, Matthew 11:12. We know the devil is at work and many things are bound to happen. Our mission is to sabotage the enemy’s mission. The devil's mission is to destroy our families, our churches, our communities and our nation. We need to rise and act. Jesus did this on the cross for us. (Colossians 2:14-15) Man's tendency is to loose what is freely given to him. Christ has won the victory for us but we must hold it. Satan aims at making us loose that victory. Much of what we see is meant to destroy God's people. The time has come to expose the devil's schemes. (Ephesians 6:10-18) Please take note of verse 11. Our mission is to stand against the devil's schemes. We need to step out and act quickly. Church, the
  20. 20. time to rise is now. God is counting on us and we must intercept. We must destroy the plans of the enemy. As we take the whole armor of God, we will be able to stop what is planned against God's people. When we work together and act together victory is certain. Our mouth needs to be filled with a shout of triumph and the voice of victory. There is no greater way to disarm the enemy than through praise and worship. It's time we spoke prophetically. Our words are like great missiles in the world of darkness. The time has come to prophesy over our Families, churches, city, and nation. God is looking for people who are ready to step out. If God's people will step out and cry out in prayer, and shout victory over the enemy, things will change. You have creative power. What you call forth will be. It's time that God's people bring all the Kingdoms and Rulers of this world under the Kingship of His Son. Step out with one voice. Nothing will stop you. There is a call for massive intercession that will bring massive destruction to the Kingdom of Darkness God is orchestrating things. We need to be one, to hold it, and keep it. Join hands with each other and with God and Let It Be! 1 Kings 8:29 May your eyes be open toward this temple night and day, this place of which you said, 'My Name shall be there,' so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place. 2 Chronicles 7:14-16 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there. James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Matthew 11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it. Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Colossians 2: 14-15 Having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he (Jesus) made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
  21. 21. Tee Shirts The colors of the flags used to represent a Community of Outreach are part of the focus of the letters themselves. The flag is not part of the tee. Unlike the company logo, which has more detail, the logo here will be placed on tees in bold, large letters to represent the “ethnic race” or “community” of outreach. The person wearing a tee has the option to wear whatever tee he or she wants, but are encouraged to be on one accord with the outreach teams in a certain area for impact. Tee shirt colors are Black, Heather Grey and White for outreach. For more impact, all outreach partners should wear the same color tees when going out in groups of 5, 10, 15 or 20. Tees can be sold for fundraising efforts to supporters in other colors i.e. red, green, blue or yellow. The African-American Community
  22. 22. The Puerto Rican Community Tee Shirts The colors of the flags used to represent a Community of Outreach are part of the focus of the letters themselves. The flag is not part of the tee. Unlike the company logo, which has more detail, the logo here will be placed on tees in bold, large letters to represent the “ethnic race” or “community” of outreach. The person wearing a tee has the option to wear whatever tee he or she wants, but are encouraged to be on one accord with the outreach teams in a certain area for impact. Tee shirt colors are Black, Heather Grey and White for outreach. For more impact, all outreach partners should wear the same color tees when going out in groups of 5, 10, 15 or 20. Tees can be sold for fundraising efforts to supporters in other colors i.e. red, green, blue or yellow. The Mexican-American Community
  23. 23. And Every Body Else in the Community Fisherofmen™ Family Center A place to work and a place to build relationships that are family friendly and safe for the community. The purpose of this Family Center is to “rebuild the ancient ruins….raise up age old foundations…be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell.” ISAIAH 58:12 This is where the money is made and jobs are created, but giving back to the community is taken literally. This ministers to the Physical, Social, Economical needs of the community. The money (outside of the needs of the business) made here will go back to the families quarterly (every 3 months) by answering to the written request of our customers who live in the five communities of outreach; Lawndale, Austin, Little Village, Garfield Park & Humboldt Park. These requests will be met by careful prayer, investigation and consideration by the board members and the leadership. Employees are exempt from these seeds but encouraged to show the same level of Kingdom Minded sowing in what ever way the Lord allows in their personal area of influence. As stated before there will be a skating ring and a bowling alley and a sit down fast (but healthy) food restaurant. Christian Music will be played at all times in both areas. If there are any video games they will be free of mindless violence and witchcraft. Billiards and Foosball tables will be housed in this area. Fisherofmen™ Youth Development Center This program ministers to the Intellectual, Social, Emotional, Spiritual and Economical needs of the community. This is where things start to happen in the minds of the youth in the community. A Christian after School Program for School aged Children and a Christian Alternative High School for under
  24. 24. performing teens. After careful research of the needs of the community and the development of a plan to better serve them, this place will hold a number of full size class rooms for workshops, youth ministry, after school/summer programs, Alternative School programs, Parent development, ACT and SAT preparation and testing, a teen mentoring and job programs as well as other educational programs. The after school & summer program develops teens and college students into future leaders by pairing them with teachers, tutors or school age workers as teacher aids or Interns. The computer lab can be used to develop computer skills for both youth and their parents. There is also have a 500 or better seat Auditorium/Theater for concerts, plays, community meetings and church functions. CPS High School students earn both community service learning hours during the school year and an income (summer time only) as part of this program. The kitchen area is made to serve both the school and the community. The lunch room area is also used as a gym. After School Program Components • Academic Support - The academic support component of the program consists of homework and tutorial assistance, reading and academic intervention/remediation. • Improvement Learning - The improvement/concealed learning piece is implemented through a learning center approach. Learning centers may include nutrition, art, mathematics, science, reading, drama and other topics that are complementary to traditional school day instruction. For example, if students are learning fractions in the classroom, a learning center may focus on students participating in a cooking lesson following a recipe. • Pro social Skills/Activity - The pro social skills/activity piece consists of structured indoor and outdoor activities. • Parent Support and Empowerment - A Parent Orientation is provided at the beginning of the program to provide information and facilitate communication between program staff, parents and students. Student Population Students are referred to the program by administrators, teachers, parents, or a self-referral. Typically, students who participate in the Fisherofmen After-School Program are in need of minimal academic assistance, which is usually in the form of help with homework. Enrichment and recreation activities provide lots of fun for all students. Attendance Policy Students must attend Fisherofmen After-School five days per week for a minimum three hours per day. If a student is absent, parents are expected to communicate, written or verbally, to the Fisherofmen program staff in addition to the traditional school day staff. Ten cumulative unexcused absences can be considered excessive and a student's enrollment in the program may be revoked. Space is limited and there are usually waiting lists. Funding The Fisherofmen After-School Program is supported through a combination of funding sources: This is a non- for-profit agency but is not link to any federal government funding. There is not 501(c)(3) component to this program which allows total freedom to operate in Kingdom principals. In efforts to expand existing Fisherofmen After-School Programs and offer additional students after-school opportunities, other funding sources will be looked into.
  25. 25. Evaluation All afterschool programs are evaluated in accordance with State and Federal guidelines. Evaluation data is available for review upon request; Child and Adult Care Food Program The Fisherofmen After-School program announces sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). After school snacks are available without charge to all enrolled children. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For information regarding enrollment in Fisherofmen After-School, please contact The Site Coordinator. Hours of Operation Programs operate five days a week, Monday through Friday, from approximately 6:00 am - 6:00 p.m. (time varies). The program does not operate on holidays. Enrollment Application To apply for enrollment in the Fisherofmen After-School Program, please complete the following Fisherofmen After-School Registration Form, Parent Partnership Agreement and Emergency Form. Send the forms to school with your child, and give them to the designated Fisherofmen After-School Program Site Coordinator. Priority enrollment is given to students who are currently enrolled in Fisherofmen After-School Program and would like to attend the upcoming school year. Priority enrollment begins???? Open enrollment will begin???? Space is limited, and is available on first come, first served basis. All program site information can be found on the school links. Partnerships Partnerships are the key to our success! Successful partnerships help the Fisherofmen After-School Program fulfill the mission of providing positive interaction in a safe and enriching environment. In addition, partnerships provide a rich addition to the SOW Youth Services After-School Program model, offering a variety of fun, interactive and engaging activities for all students. The Fisherofmen After-School Program recognizes the following partners for their contribution and commitment to after school programs: Servant Of the Word Youth Outreach (SOW) Policies and Procedures These after School Policies and Procedures are developed by the Fisherofmen Staff and parents. The basic concept of school climate is to establish a positive school environment that is safe, healthy, and productive. Therefore, it is important that the policies, procedures, and school rules be shared and understood by students, parents, and school staff members. Each teacher spends an extensive amount of time at the beginning of the school year teacher and reviewing this information with all students to ensure understanding and establish positive expectations for student behavior. Parental participation in this process will help your child's understanding of these rules and procedures. It will also help the students to understand that both parents and school staff share the same expectation of positive school behavior and support a safe and orderly learning environment.
  26. 26. Goals and Responsibilities The basic goals of Fisherofmen After School Program are: 1. To provide a safe learning environment 2. To teach basic subject matter (Emphasizing skills in reading, math, science, social studies, writing, art, music, physical education, health, theology and technology) 3. To help students develop a positive self-image while understanding the differences of others 4. To help students develop the character traits of respect, trust, caring, and responsibility while promoting a sense of family and community 5. To encourage creativity and provide opportunities for creative expression Parents Responsibilities 1. To generate respect for staff, center, property, and program 2. To send students to program clean, rested, and prepared for learning 3. To enforce regular and punctual attendance and prompt student pick up 4. To actively support and reinforce education programs at home 5. To plan for dealing with inappropriate behavior Center Responsibilities 1. To teach basic skills using appropriate materials at student’s ability level 2. To communicate to parents each student’s progress and other after school-related information 3. To grade students progress fairly and without discrimination 4. To provide concerned, caring teachers that are aware of the latest educational developments Contact the Teacher Teachers welcome your notes and calls. Conferences can be easily arranged. Teachers are usually available to accept phone calls from before program and immediately after. All teachers have voice mail and email addresses and check messages daily. Please ask for their voice mailbox number. The office will take messages anytime and the teacher will return the call as soon as practical. Communication between teacher and parents is extremely important. Please don't hesitate to call if you have a question or concern. School Newsletters So far as practical, communications sent by Fisherofmen will go out every other Wednesday. If you do not see anything coming home, ask your child about it. We plan to send Fisherofmen Parent Newsletter out every other week with your child. School and General Classroom Rules Students will attend program regularly and arrive to program on time if not being transported by staff. Students should arrive at program no earlier than 6:00 a.m. Due to lack of supervision, students may only be on site from 6:00a.m.(Only for morning transport to perspective Public or Private School or Suspension) until 8:30 a.m. and then from the time their school lets out (3:00 pm) until 6:00 pm Students will stay in designated, supervised areas at all times. The rights and property of others must be respected at all times. Students must pay for damages or lost property, both program and personal. Note: Students are not to bring items of value to program. Fights, threatening the safety of others, willful destruction of property, and disrespect/defiance toward school personal will not be tolerated. Profanity in any form and ridicule including racial, ethnic, religious, handicap, or sexual slurs will not be tolerated. Students will speak respectfully to each other. quot;Put-downsquot; are not allowed. Students will follow the Fisherofmen dress code. Food is allowed at designated times and in designated areas only. Healthy snacks are encouraged. Chewing gum is not allowed at program. Personal property (toys, games, radios, MP3 players, lasers, cell phones, DVD and CD players, headphones, and other electronic devices, etc.) may not be brought to program. Exceptions: calculators and curriculum related items. The buying and selling of personal items is not allowed. Items and money will be confiscated.
  27. 27. Students will help to keep the program clean and neat. Students will not ride bicycles in program area, parking area or on the playground. Bicycles must be walked until off campus. The bike rack is off limits during program hours. Skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, and skates are not allowed at school. Field Trips All students have the right to attend program field trips. There are little to no field trips during the regular program year. Field trips are an extension of the classroom learning environment in a less structured setting. Therefore, it is important that students participating in the field trips conduct themselves in an appropriate manner which will ensure their safety and the safety of others. Students' behavior must be appropriate to the setting to allow all participants the opportunity to see, hear, and learn. During a field trip, a student will be expected to follow program rules. If a student's behavior endangers his/ her safety or the safety of others or requires a significant amount of teacher/chaperone time which would endanger others, the student will be removed from the site of the field trip. Either the parent will be called to come to the site and take the child home or the Program Director will come to the site and take the child back to the school. One indicator of a student's ability to behave on a field trip is the citizenship exhibited in program. Therefore, a student may be excluded from a field trip if prior behavior has been inappropriate and causes a concern for (1) the safety of others, or for (2) the amount of teacher/chaperone time that would be required to monitor such behavior. Systematic Plan for Teaching Appropriate Behavior Recognition of Positive Behavior The major emphasis at Fisherofmen is on positive recognition for appropriate program behavior. Special recognition is given to students who follow the rules of safety and good citizenship in the classroom, on the playground, and in the cafeteria. 1. Classroom: Each teacher will have their own student recognition program which will be shared with parents at Funding Night. 2. School Wide: • Earning “Gotcha” coupons to spend at the Gotcha store which is sponsored by the PTA • Grade level awards assembly each trimester recognizing good citizenship and achievement in both program and regular school • Attendance awards and recognition • Pizza with the Program Director • Student art work, projects and other related curriculum work will be displayed in the office and cafeteria/MP room Negative Consequences The major consequence system at Fisherofmen is the CITATION system. Students who disobey program rules will be issued a citation. The consequences for the citations vary depending on the severity of the infraction. As a minimum, the following consequences will be given: FIRST CITATION: This is a warning citation. Teacher will counsel with student. Students will receive recess detention or other consequences as appropriate to the infraction. SECOND CITATION: Teacher will contact parent. Student will receive recess detention or other consequences as appropriate to the infraction. THIRD CITATION: Referral to the program office. A conference with the Program Director and/or a phone call home will be made by teacher or Program Director. Student will receive recess detention or other consequences as appropriate to the infraction.
  28. 28. FOURTH CITATION: A conference will be scheduled by the classroom teacher to develop a plan to improve student’s behavior. Participants may be the parents, student, teacher, Program Director, and other staff as needed. Based on the conference, a contract will be written so that all members of the team know what to do to help improve the student’s behavior. Several conferences may be necessary to develop a successful plan. NOTE: Citations must be signed by the parent and returned to the teacher the next day. If the citation does not come back, the student will call home and be on recess detention. If a student develops a pattern of not returning citations to school, she/he may be suspended for defiance. Possible Negative Consequences to be applied when dealing with students who break Fisherofmen program rules: GRADES 1-6 Morning Recess Detention/Lunch Recess Detention: Students may be required to write behavior paragraphs for specific incident infractions. Detention can also be used for homework completion. ON-SITE DETENTION: Students attend school on another classroom while they complete assigned tasks and school work. This may be used as an alternative to sending students home during the school day. Certain consequences will be directly related to a student’s misbehavior. These natural consequences might include performing school cleaning tasks, assisting in a classroom, or otherwise “working off” their consequence. Students may be required to pay for any damages. Serious Misbehaviors For more serious rule violations, citations will be issued immediately. Citations will be given immediately for the following offenses: Rough Behavior Fighting Disrespect/Adults Profanity Racial Slurs Verbal Abuse Sexual Harassment Abuse School Property Disrupting Classes in Session Misbehavior in the Playground Detention Area SOME OF THESE MISBEHAVIORS, SUCH AS FIGHTING AND DEFIANCE CAN LEAD DIRECTLY TO A SUSPENSION OR POLICE INVOVLEMENT. Immediate Suspension May Occur For Certain Offenses. Fighting and serious defiance of a staff member are examples. After 10 days of suspension, a student will be referred to a pre-expulsion hearing in the Program Directors office a.*Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person. b.*Possessed, sold or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object unless, in the case of possession of any such object, the pupil had obtained written permission from a certificated school employee, which is concurred with by the principal or the designee of the principal. c. *Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of any controlled substance, as defined in the Health and Safety Code, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind. d.*Unlawfully offered or arranged or negotiated to sell any controlled substance, as defined the Health and Safety Code, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind, and then sold, delivered or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or
  29. 29. intoxicant. e.*Committed robbery or extortion. f. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property. g. Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property. h. Possessed or used tobacco, except as provided in Section 48901. i. Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity. j. Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia, as defined in Section 11364 of the Health and Safety Code. k. Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervision, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personal engaged in the performance of their duties. l. Knowingly received stolen school property, student property, employee property or private property. m. Possessed a replica firearm. n. Engaged in sexual harassment: Inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature that negatively impacts another person or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment. o. Engaged in hate crimes: In grades 4-12, any student who has, in any way, participated in an act of hate violence motivated by bias or prejudice. *Students involved in any of these activities will be given an automatic suspension of the first offense. Suspension and Expulsion A pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts which are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance which occur at any time, including but not limited to: (1) while on school grounds; (2) while going to or coming from school; (3) during the lunch period, whether on or off campus; or (4) during, or while going to or coming from a school-sponsored activity: i.e. school sponsored afternoon and night events. Suspension means a removal of a student from ongoing instruction for adjustment purposes. It also means that the students is not to attend or participate in school activities for the duration of the suspension. Parents may be required to respond to a conference regarding a suspension before the suspended student is returned to class. Expulsion means a removal of a student from the supervision and control or the general supervision of program staff. A student who is expelled shall not attend any program or alternative instructional program within Fisherofmen Development Center for duration of the expulsion. Students are recommended for expulsion from Fisherofmen when any of the acts listed under suspension involve a continuing danger to the physical safety of the students or others, or involve a threat to disrupting the educational process. Sexual Harassment Prevention Sexual harassment is a form of personal misconduct that undermines the integrity of social and academic relationships. NO individual student either male or female, should be subjected to unsolicited and unwelcome sexual overtures or conduct, either verbal or physical. What is sexual harassment? 1. Verbal harassment-derogatory comments or slurs. Examples: Name-Calling, belittling, sexually explicit or degrading words to describe an individual, sexually explicit jokes, comments about a student’s anatomy and/or dress, sexually oriented noises or remarks, questions about a person’s sexual practices, use of patronizing terms or remarks, verbal abuse, graphic verbal commentaries about the body. 2. Physical harassment- assault impeding or blocking movement, or any physical interference with normal work or movement, when directed at an individual.
  30. 30. Examples: Touching, pinching, patting, grabbing, brushing against or poking another student’s body. 3. Visual Harassment- derogatory posters, cartoons, or drawings. 4. Behavior of the above nature that is not welcome, that is personally offensive, that lowers morale, and that, therefore, interferes with academic effectiveness. Procedures: If a student feels harassed by another student, he/she should take the following steps: 1. Tell the person to stop offensive behavior, or 2. If unable (or uncomfortable) to confront or if behavior persists, tell a teacher who will investigate and may issue a citation and call the parent of the offender if behavior is confirmed. 3. If behavior persists, disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion, will be taken. BEHAVIORS THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED SEXUAL HARASSMENT: K-1 1. Boys/Girls peeking under/over partition in bathroom 2. Attempting to kiss boy/girl 3. Chasing girl/boy by girl/boy 4. Name calling 5. Unwanted kisses 6. Unwanted touching 2nd Grade 1. Flipping up skirts 2. Tapping the bottom of another student 3. Pulling down pants of another student 4. Kissing 3rd Grade 1. Name calling 2. Inappropriate Drawings/showing to others 4th Grade 1. Inappropriate comments 2. Name calling 3. Gestures 4. Inappropriate Drawings/showing to others 5. Inappropriate touching 5th-8th Grades 1. Gender name calling or put-downs 2. Grabbing bra straps 3. Comments on physical development 4. Sex related jokes about the opposite sex 5. Making references to size of girl’s chests 6. Hitting or pinching, touching on the bottom- either sex 7. Name calling, i.e., “ho”, “stud”, “gay”, “dyke”, etc. 8. Finger signal (middle) “flipping off” 9. Reference to other body part size 10. Reference to masturbation 11. Repeating sexually oriented rumors
  31. 31. Fisherofmen Dress Code In order to assure a positive learning environment at school, students shall dress appropriately. The type and style of clothing and hairdo are individual and personal; however, the school shall become concerned when these styles are extreme and could cause distracting, disruptive or unsafe situations. The dress code is reviewed by the PTA and program board. General Garments are to fit the wearer, be neat, clean, and in good repair. Clothes must be hemmed and without tears and holes. Clothing, jewelry, and accessories with group intimidation, inappropriate messages, or gang affiliation are prohibited. These messages may not include reference to any drugs, tobacco, alcohol, sex, or violence, including weapons. Note: The Fisherofmen Board Policy states: The Board prohibits the presence of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, gang symbols, or trademarks that represent gang affiliation or any other attribute that denoted membership in gangs which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior. Shoes must be worn at all times. They must be appropriate and safe for daily physical activities. Thongs, clogs, platforms and sandals without heel straps are not to be worn. Purses and personal items (including large sums of money) are not to be brought to school. Tattoos and other body markings are not allowed. *Oversized clothing of any type is not allowed *No make- up is allowed except lip gloss Jewelry may be worn but must not interfere with regular physical activity, present a safety concern, or cause a disruptive/distracting situation. Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Dresses Pants may not drag on the ground or be frayed. They are to be hemmed or cuffed. Pants and shorts must be fitted at the waist of the wearer. (Sagging is not allowed) Pants, shorts, and skirts are to be worn above the hip line. No undergarments may show. Suspenders or overall straps must be worn over the shoulders. Shorts/skirts/dresses must be at least fingertip length when the arm is extended. Shirts/Tops Shirts should adequately clothe a student's shoulders, torso, chest, and midriff. Halter, backless, bare midriff or quot;spaghetti@ strap tops thinner than 3 finger widths wide are not allowed. Oversized tops are not allowed. Hats/Headgear Knit caps are allowed in cold weather, as needed. Hats and visors may be worn outside for sun protection. Baseball caps must be worn with the bill forward. Hats must be removed when indoors. Sweatbands must be removed when indoors. Outerwear Outerwear should reflect the weather. A student may be asked to remove heavy outerwear in warm weather due to risk of over heating. If clothing is unsafe, not compliant with the dress code, or disruptive to the educational process, students will be asked to go home to change or have clothing brought from home. Offenses may result in a disciplinary consequence. Parents will need to pick up the inappropriate clothing or any confiscated items from the office. Program Rules & Behavioral Expectations