Cain Hope Felder, Ph.D. Professor and Author Gives His Endorsement of the National Black Church Initiative Methodology Approach

Dr. Cain Hope Felder, Ph.D.
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The National Black Church Initiative Fiscal Plan for the Years 2017-2022

2017
Staff Levels
  • NBCI hopes to increase staff levels by hiring 5 additional full time employees and 2 additional part time employees, bringing the numbers to 12 full-time employees and part-time.
  • Percentage increase of full time employees – 71%
  • Percentage increase of part time employees – 66%
  • Budget
  • NBCI hopes to increase its budget by $350,000, bringing the total budget to $850,000.
Baby Fund
  • By 2007, the new executive director (hired in 2006) will have consolidated the baby fund’s existing staff.
  • The new executive director will endeavor to increase the baby fund budget from $50,000 to $250,000.
  • The new executive director will begin to engineer a 30% yearly increase in education (information seminars on abuse and neglect for women ages 15-40) for young mothers in the four regional areas: South, Northeast, Midwest, and West
  • NBCI will choose 5 cities in which to conduct programs.
  • The NBCI board of directors will decide whether to create a separate, new 501C status for the baby fund (2009).
Health Disparities
  • NBCI hopes to address heart disease and AIDS in the black community by creating health notes.
  • Targeted areas for the heart disease project will be: Prince George’s county, Maryland; Savannah, Georgia; and Detroit, Michigan.
  • Targeted areas for the AIDS project will be: Washington, DC and Atlanta, Georgia.
  • NBCI hopes to consult with regional health officials throughout the country concerning our key churches and the Bird flu, pertaining to what the faith-based community can do to help prepare for this disease.
  • NBCI will distribute information through faith-based communities beginning in late 2007.
  • Every year, NBCI will concentrate on health disparities that are affecting the Black, Asian, and Latino communities.
  • These topics will be chosen by consultation of key foundations, CDC, and regional health authorities where our key churches are located.
  • During NBCI Health Priority Targeting Seminars, priorities will be set for the following year.
  • In the third quarter of 2007, NBCI will set the priorities for 2008.
Obesity
    Childhood Obesity
    • NBCI hopes to have 50,000 children online at kidbalance.com. NBCI plans to distribute 50,000 NBCI health and wellness kits to these children.
    • NBCI will be working with the Institute on Medicine through the National Academy of Science to identify the geographic areas of distribution of the kits.
    Adult Obesity
    • NBCI plans to launch a Black Women’s Health and Wellness Program
    • The first and second programs will occur in 2006.
    • The third through sixth programs will occur in 2007
    • The programs will occur in the following cities respectively:
      • 1st – Charlotte, NC
      • 2nd – Tallahassee, FL
      • 3rd – Atlanta, GA
      • 4th – Savanna, GA
      • 5th – Detroit, Michigan
      • 6th – Chicago, IL
    • NBCI will evaluate this program annually
Jerusalem Walk
  • NBCI hopes to hire a coordinator in 2007.
  • NBCI will choose eight cities in which to launch the program by the end of 2007.
Financial Literacy
  • NBCI hopes to have received a grant from the National Credit Union Foundation to target low-income Americans in the following three cities: Houston, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Miami, FL,
  • The financial literacy program will teach constituents the importance of savings and help them to establish saving accounts through faith-based credit unions and participating financial institutions
Information Technology Literacy (The Digital Divide)
  • NBCI hopes to begin talks with Dell and other computer makers to donate computers to faith-based communities to build kiosks in churches for the explicit purpose of giving them ready-made access to health info, and other NBCI programming as well as critical information that families need to take advantage of, be it social or economic.
Employee Evaluations
  • The board of directors has approved a new comprehensive evaluation for every employee of NBCI (2006), both full and part-time.
  • This evaluation will provide targeted training to build the capacity to increase the number of individuals served through our initiative by 15% every year, with an emphasis on serving vulnerable populations.
Capacity Building and Training
  • Seminars will be held in each of the command centers for NBCI employees and volunteers for the explicit purpose of increasing capacity to serve more people.
  • NBCI’s plans to increase service by 7.5% yearly for the next 5 years.
Website
  • NBCI plans to have a fully operating website – www.naltblackchurch.com.
    This website will connect with the kiosks NBCI hopes to place in churches.

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2018
Staff Levels
  • NBCI hopes to add an additional 5 full time employees and 3 part time employees, bringing the numbers to 17 full time employees and 7 part time employees.
  • Percentage increase of full time employees – 42%
  • Percentage increase of part time employees – 60%
  • NBCI hopes to increase its budget by $350,000, bringing the total budget to $1,200,000 million.
Baby Fund
  • NBCI plans to strengthen its Abandoned Baby program with a 30% increase in partners who would assist in securing abandoned babies anywhere in the country, rural or urban.
  • NBCI will increase educational outreach by 23%.
  • NBCI plans to increase the Baby Fund budget by $200,000, bringing the budget to $450,000.
  • NBCI will pick 5 additional cities in which to conduct educational programs, bringing the number of cities covered annually to 10.
Health Disparities
  • NBCI will continue to consult with regional health officials throughout the country concerning our key churches and the Bird flu.
  • NBCI will continue to distribute health information through faith-based communities.
  • NBCI will continue to focus on health disparities that are affecting the Black, Asian, and Latino communities.
  • During the 2008 NBCI Health Priority Targeting Seminar, priorities will be set for 2009.
Obesity
    Childhood Obesity
    • NBCI hopes to engage an additional 50,000 children online at kidbalance.com.
    • NBCI plans to distribute an additional 50,000 NBCI health and wellness kits to these children.
    Adult Obesity
    • NBCI will continue to conduct the Black Women’s Health and Wellness Program
    • NBCI will choose five additional cities in which to conduct the Health and Wellness Program.
    • NBCI will consult with National Institute of Health, CDC and National Women’s Health projects around the country in order to strengthen its programmatic approach.
    • NBCI will continue this program annually with the suggestions gained from the consultations
Jerusalem Walk
  • NBCI will choose eight new cities in which to launch the program by the end of 2008.
Financial Literacy
  • NBCI will continue to focus upon the low-income communities and preaching the value of saving from our pulpit.
  • NBCI hopes to increase the number of low-income individuals creating savings account by 50,000 annually.
  • Information Technology Literacy (The Digital Divide)
  • NBCI hopes to begin to put kiosks in key churches through the NBCI command center areas.
  • 100 kiosks will be placed in the South, 100 in the Northeast, 100 in the Midwest, and 100 in the West.
Employee Evaluations
  • NBCI will continue to hold annual yearly employee evaluations.
  • This evaluation will provide targeted training to build the capacity to increase the number of individuals served through our initiative by 15% every year, with an emphasis on serving vulnerable populations.
Capacity Building and Training
  • NBCI will continue to hold seminars in each of the command centers for NBCI for the explicit purpose of increasing capacity to serve more people.
  • NBCI plans to increase service by 7.5%.

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2019
Staff Levels
  • NBCI hopes to add an additional 5 full time employees and 2 part time employees, bringing the numbers to 22 full time employees and 9 part time employees.
  • Percentage increase of full time employees – 29%
  • Percentage increase of part time employees – 28.5%
  • NBCI hopes to increase its budget by $350,000, bringing the total budget to $1, 530,000 million.
Baby Fund
  • NBCI will continue to strengthen its Abandoned Baby program with a 30% increase in education to mothers.
  • NBCI plans to increase the Baby Fund budget by $200,000, bringing the budget to $650,000
  • NBCI will pick 5 additional cities in which to conduct educational programs, bringing the number of cities covered annually to 15.
  • The board of directors will decide if the Baby fund will become a separate 501C organization.
Health Disparities
  • NBCI will continue to consult with regional health officials throughout the country concerning our key churches and the Bird flu.
  • NBCI will continue to distribute health information through faith-based communities until the threat is gone.
  • NBCI will continue to focus on health disparities that are affecting the Black, Asian, and Latino communities.
  • During the 2009 NBCI Health Priority Targeting Seminar, priorities will be set for 2010.
Obesity
    Childhood Obesity
    • NBCI hopes to engage an additional 50,000 children online at kidbalance.com.
    • NBCI plans to distribute an additional 50,000 NBCI health and wellness kits to these children.
    Adult Obesity
    • NBCI will continue to conduct the Black Women’s Health and Wellness Program.
    • NBCI will choose five additional cities in which to conduct the Health and Wellness Program.
    • NBCI will consult with the National Institute of Health, CDC and National Women’s Health projects around the country in order to strengthen its programmatic and collaborative approach.
    • NBCI will continue this program annually with the suggestions gained from the consultations.
Jerusalem Walk
  • NBCI will choose eight new cities in which to launch the program by the end of 2009.
Financial Literacy
  • NBCI will continue to focus upon the low-income communities and preaching the value of savings from our pulpit.
  • NBCI hopes to increase the number of low-income individuals creating savings accounts by 50,000.
Information Technology Literacy (The Digital Divide)
  • With 400 kiosks distributed throughout NBCI’s key churches, NBCI plans for constituents to have access to the Internet, as well as information on health and other helpful programs.
Employee Evaluations
  • NBCI will continue to hold annual yearly employee evaluations.
  • This evaluation will provide targeted training to build the capacity to increase the number of individuals served through our initiative by 15% every year, with an emphasis on serving vulnerable populations.
Capacity Building and Training
  • NBCI will continue to hold seminars in each of the command centers in order to increase the capacity to serve more people.
  • NBCI plans to increase service by 12%.

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2020
Staff Levels
  • NBCI hopes to add an additional 5 full time employees and 2 part time employees, bringing the numbers to 27 full time employees and 11 part time employees.
  • Percentage increase of full time employees – 23%
  • Percentage increase of part time employees – 22%
  • NBCI hopes to increase its budget by $350,000, bringing the total budget to $1, 880,000 million.
Baby Fund
  • NBCI will continue to strengthen its Abandoned Baby program with a 30% increase in education to mothers and fathers.
  • NBCI plans to increase the Baby Fund budget by $200,000, bringing the budget to $850,000.
  • NBCI will pick 5 additional cities in which to conduct educational programs, bringing the number of cities covered annually to 20.
  • The board of directors will decide if the Baby fund will become a separate 501C organization.
Health Disparities
  • NBCI will continue to consult with regional health officials throughout the country concerning our key churches.
  • NBCI will continue to distribute health information through faith-based communities until the threat is gone.
  • NBCI will continue to focus on health disparities that are affecting the Black, Asian, and Latino communities.
  • During the 2010 NBCI Health Priority Targeting Seminar, priorities will be set for 2011.
Obesity
    Childhood Obesity
    • NBCI hopes to engage an additional 50,000 children online at kidbalance.com.
    • NBCI plans to distribute an additional 50,000 NBCI health and wellness kits to these children.
    Adult Obesity
    • NBCI will continue to conduct the Black Women’s Health and Wellness Program
    • NBCI will choose five additional cities in which to conduct the Health and Wellness Program.
    • NBCI will continue to consult with National Institute of Health, CDC and National Women’s Health projects around the country in order to strengthen its programmatic approach.
Jerusalem Walk
  • NBCI will choose eight new cities in which to launch the program by the end of 2010.
Financial Literacy
  • NBCI will continue to focus upon the low-income communities and preaching the value of saving from our pulpit.
  • NBCI hopes to increase the number of low-income individuals creating savings account by an additional 50,000.
Information Technology Literacy (The Digital Divide)
  • Constituents of NBCI’s key churches will continue to have access to the Internet and information on health and other helpful programs.
Employee Evaluations
  • NBCI will continue to hold employee evaluations.
  • This evaluation will provide targeted training to build the capacity to increase the number of individuals served through our initiative by 15% every year, with an emphasis on serving vulnerable populations.
Capacity Building and Training
  • NBCI will continue to hold seminars in each of the command centers in order to increase the capacity to serve more people.
  • NBCI plans to increase service by 7.5%.

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2021-22
Staff Levels
  • NBCI hopes to add an additional 5 full time employees and 2 part time employees, bringing the numbers to 32 full time employees and 13 part time employees.
  • Percentage increase of full time employees – 18.5%
  • Percentage increase of part time employees – 18%
  • NBCI hopes to increase its budget by $350,000, bringing the total budget to $2,230,000 million.
Baby Fund
  • NBCI will hold its culminating evaluation of the Baby fund and its projects. The evaluation will examine program areas as well as budgeting, staff and current need.
  • We will consult extensively with childcare experts around the country.
  • NBCI will continue to strengthen its Abandoned Baby program with a 30% increase in education to mothers and fathers.
  • NBCI plans to increase the Baby Fund budget by $200,000, bringing the budget to $1,050,000.
  • NBCI will pick 5 additional cities in which to conduct educational programs, bringing the number of cities covered annually to 25.
Health Disparities
  • NBCI will continue to consult with regional health officials throughout the country concerning our key churches.
  • NBCI will continue to distribute health information through faith-based communities until the threat is gone.
  • NBCI will continue to focus on health disparities that are affecting the Black, Asian, and Latino communities.
  • During the 2010 NBCI Health Priority Targeting Seminar, priorities will be set for 2011.
Obesity
    Childhood Obesity
    • NBCI hopes to engage an additional 50,000 children online at kidbalance.com.
    • NBCI plans to distribute an additional 50,000 NBCI health and wellness kits to these children.
    Adult Obesity
    • NBCI will continue to conduct the Black Women’s Health and Wellness Program.
    • NBCI will choose five additional cities in which to conduct the Health and Wellness Program.
    • NBCI will consult with National Institute of Health, CDC and National Women’s Health projects around the country in order to strengthen its programmatic approach.
    • NBCI will continue this program annually with the suggestions gained from the consultations.
Jerusalem Walk
  • NBCI will choose eight new cities in which to launch the program by the end of 2011.
Financial Literacy
  • NBCI will continue to focus upon the low-income communities and preaching the value of saving from our pulpit.
  • NBCI hopes to increase the number of low-income individuals creating savings account by an additional 50,000.
Information Technology Literacy (The Digital Divide)
  • NBCI faith communities will continue to have Internet access via kiosks placed in key churches.
Employee Evaluations
  • NBCI will continue to hold annual yearly employee evaluations.
  • This evaluation will provide targeted training to build the capacity to increase the number of individuals served through our initiative by 15% every year, with an emphasis on serving vulnerable populations.
Capacity Building and Training
  • NBCI will continue to hold seminars in each of the command centers in order to increase the capacity to serve more people.
  • NBCI plans to increase service by 7.5%.

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