DEEP CENTER INCORPORATED

Address
P O BOX 5582
SAVANNAH, GA 31414
Contact
Nonprofit
NTEE: A20 - Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
EIN: 26-1706426

Mission

DEEP CENTER TAKES AN IN-DEPTH APPROACH TO LITERACY BY CHALLENGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO ENGAGE WITH LANGUAGE AND THEIR STORIES THROUGH WRITING, READING AND PERFORMANCE. WE HELP KIDS WRITE WITH SKILL, CONFIDENCE, AND COURAGE, AND WE SHOWCASE THEIR BEST WORK THROUGH PUBLICATION AND LIVE READINGS. DEEP STRIVES TO RAISE THE VOICES OF DIVERSE YOUTH IN OUR COMMUNITY TO ENSURE THEIR PERSPECTIVES, STORIES, AND AESTHETICS ARE PART OF OUR CULTURAL FABRIC, AND TO AFFORD THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE IN CRITICAL DEBATES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CULTURAL FORMS AND MOVEMENTS.
 201720162015
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2008
Subsection501(c)(3)
Organization typeCorporation
Metropolitan statistical area7520
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$50,000.00$45,446.00$40,000.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$50,000.00$45,446.00 
Number of employees12117
Number of volunteers10411448
Personnel
Arshack, Susan
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personSUSAN ARSHACKSUSAN ARSHACKSUSAN ARSHACK
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Chisholm, Dolly
Title  BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  DOLLY CHISHOLM
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Condon, Amy
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person AMY CONDONAMY CONDON
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00
Position Individual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Dombroski, Ben
TitleBOARD SECRETBOARD SECRET 
Name of key/compensated personBEN DOMBROSKIBEN DOMBROSKI 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Dominguez, Manny
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated personMANNY DOMINGUEZMANNY DOMINGUEZ 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Dukes, Dare
TitleEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DI 
Name of key/compensated personDARE DUKESDARE DUKES 
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.00 
Reportable compensation from org$50,000.00$45,446.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionOfficerOfficer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Evans, Linda
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARYBOARD SECRET
Name of key/compensated personLINDA EVANSLINDA EVANSLINDA EVANS
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Faries, Chad
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person CHAD FARIESCHAD FARIES
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00
Position Individual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Gongaware, Hartford
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD CHAIR
Name of key/compensated person HARTFORD GONGAWAREHARTFORD GONGAWARE
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00
Position Individual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Gresham, Edward
TitleBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personEDWARD GRESHAM  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Kenner, Koraan
TitleBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personKORAAN KENNER  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Kenner, Koran
Title BOARD MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person KORAN KENNER 
Average hours per week working for org 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Individual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
Kohler, Tom
TitleBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personTOM KOHLER  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Middleton, Chris
TitleACTING CHAIR  
Name of key/compensated personCHRIS MIDDLETON  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Rittmeyer, Miriam
Title  BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  MIRIAM URIZAR RITTMEYER
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Rodriguez, Melody
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated personMELODY RODRIGUEZMELODY RODRIGUEZ 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Slatinsky, Florence
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personFLORENCE SLATINSKYFLORENCE SLATINSKYFLORENCE SLATINSKY
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Sneed, Letta
Title  BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  LETTA F SNEED
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Vandermay, Robert
Title  BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  ROBERT VANDERMAY
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Watley-Long, Latecia
TitleBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personLATECIA WATLEY-LONG  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Wooden, Corinne
TitleBOARD TREASUBOARD TREASUBOARD TREASU
Name of key/compensated personCORINNE WOODENCORINNE WOODENCORINNE WOODEN
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Yount, Lisa
TitleBOARD CHAIRBOARD CHAIRBOARD CHAIR
Name of key/compensated personLISA YOUNTLISA YOUNTLISA YOUNT
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
de Oliveira, Adriana
TitleBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personADRIANA DE OLIVEIRA  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesDEEP CENTER TAKES AN IN-DEPTH APPROACH TO LITERACY BY CHALLENGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO ENGAGE WITH LANGUAGE AND THEIR STORIES THROUGH WRITING, READING AND PERFORMANCE. WE HELP KIDS WRITE WITH SKILL, CONFIDENCE, AND COURAGE, AND WE SHOWCASE THEIR BEST WORK THROUGH PUBLICATION AND LIVE READINGS. DEEP STRIVES TO RAISE THE VOICES OF DIVERSE YOUTH IN OUR COMMUNITY TO ENSURE THEIR PERSPECTIVES, STORIES, AND AESTHETICS ARE PART OF OUR CULTURAL FABRIC, AND TO AFFORD THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE IN CRITICAL DEBATES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CULTURAL FORMS AND MOVEMENTS.DEEP CENTER TAKES AN IN-DEPTH APPROACH TO LITERACY BY CHALLENGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO ENGAGE WITH LANGUAGE AND THEIR STORIES THROUGH WRITING, READING AND PERFORMANCE. WE HELP KIDS WRITE WITH SKILL, CONFIDENCE, AND COURAGE, AND WE SHOWCASE THEIR BEST WORK THROUGH PUBLICATION AND LIVE READINGS. DEEP STRIVES TO RAISE THE VOICES OF DIVERSE YOUTH IN OUR COMMUNITY TO ENSURE THEIR PERSPECTIVES, STORIES, AND AESTHETICS ARE PART OF OUR CULTURAL FABRIC, AND TO AFFORD THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE IN CRITICAL DEBATES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CULTURAL FORMS AND MOVEMENTS.DEEP CENTER TAKES AN IN-DEPTH APPROACH TO LITERACY BY CHALLENGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO ENGAGE WITH LANGUAGE AND THEIR STORIES THROUGH WRITING, READING AND PERFORMANCE. WE HELP KIDS WRITE WITH SKILL, CONFIDENCE, AND COURAGE, AND WE SHOWCASE THEIR BEST WORK THROUGH PUBLICATION AND LIVE READINGS. DEEP STRIVES TO RAISE THE VOICES OF DIVERSE YOUTH IN OUR COMMUNITY TO ENSURE THEIR PERSPECTIVES, STORIES, AND AESTHETICS ARE PART OF OUR CULTURAL FABRIC, AND TO AFFORD THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE IN CRITICAL DEBATES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CULTURAL FORMS AND MOVEMENTS.
Program expenses (total)$300,442.00$186,324.00$98,065.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
DEEP CENTER'S ADVANCED PROGRAM, BLOCK BY BLOCK SERVED 60 YOUTH FROM 12 SCHOOLS WITH YEAR-LONG CREATIVE WRITING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMMING. YOUTH RESEARCHED, DOCUMENTED AND REMIXED IN A VARIETY OF GENRES THE PAST AND PRESENT STORIES OF SAVANNAH'S HISTORIC COMMUNITIES. THE PROGRAM CULMINATED IN THE PUBLICATION OF TWO ANTHOLOGIES OF YOUTH WRITING, LAUNCHED AT A LIVE READING AND BLOCK PARTY FOR AN AUDIENCE OF OVER 600 CELEBRATING THE YOUTHS- AND COMMUNITY'S STORIES.
Program expenses$188,842.00$78,256.00$13,631.00
Program descriptionDEEP CENTER'S ADVANCED PROGRAM, BLOCK BY BLOCK SERVED 60 YOUTH FROM 12 SCHOOLS WITH YEAR-LONG CREATIVE WRITING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMMING. YOUTH RESEARCHED, DOCUMENTED AND REMIXED IN A VARIETY OF GENRES THE PAST AND PRESENT STORIES OF SAVANNAH'S HISTORIC COMMUNITIES. THE PROGRAM CULMINATED IN THE PUBLICATION OF TWO ANTHOLOGIES OF YOUTH WRITING, LAUNCHED AT A LIVE READING AND BLOCK PARTY FOR AN AUDIENCE OF OVER 600 CELEBRATING THE YOUTHS- AND COMMUNITY'S STORIES.DEEP CENTER'S ADVANCED PROGRAM, BLOCK BY BLOCK SERVED 50 YOUTH FROM 19 SCHOOLS WITH YEAR-LONG CREATIVE WRITING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMMING. YOUTH RESEARCHED, DOCUMENTED AND REMIXED IN A VARIETY OF GENRES THE PAST AND PRESENT STORIES OF SAVANNAH'S NEIGHBORHOODS. THE PROGRAM CULMINATED IN THE PUBLICATION OF AN ANTHOLOGY OF YOUTH WRITING, LAUNCHED AT A LIVE READING AND BLOCK PARTY FOR AN AUDIENCE OF OVER 600 CELEBRATING THE YOUTHS- AND COMMUNITY'S STORIES.DEEP CENTER LAUNCHED ITS ADVANCED BLOCK BY BLOCK PROGRAM IN 2015. IT SERVED 36 YOUTH FROM 17 SCHOOLS WITH YEAR-LONG CREATVE-WRITING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMMING. YOUTH RESEARCHED, DOCUMENTED AND REMIXED IN A VERIETY OF GENRES THE PAST AND PRESENT STORIES OF SAVANNAH'S WEST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD. THE PROGRAM CULMINATED IN A BOOK PUBLICATION, LIVE READING AND BLOCK PARTY FOR AN AUDIENCE OF 600 CELEBRATING THE YOUTHS- AND COMMUNITY'S STORIES.
DEEP CENTER'S INTRODUCTORY CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES, YOUNG AUTHOR PROJECT, SERVED 267 YOUTH IN 13 SCHOOLS PROVIDING THEM WITH THE CHANCE TO WRITE, REVISE, PUBLISH THEIR WORK IN 8 ANTHOLOGIES, AND READ IT BEFORE LIVE AUDIENCES OF MORE THAN 500. IN 2017, 50 TRAINED AND SKILLED VOLUNTEERS MENTORED YOUTH THROUGH THEIR SEMESTER-LONG WRITING PROCESS.
Program expenses$111,600.00$108,068.00$84,434.00
Program descriptionDEEP CENTER'S INTRODUCTORY CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES, YOUNG AUTHOR PROJECT, SERVED 267 YOUTH IN 13 SCHOOLS PROVIDING THEM WITH THE CHANCE TO WRITE, REVISE, PUBLISH THEIR WORK IN 8 ANTHOLOGIES, AND READ IT BEFORE LIVE AUDIENCES OF MORE THAN 500. IN 2017, 50 TRAINED AND SKILLED VOLUNTEERS MENTORED YOUTH THROUGH THEIR SEMESTER-LONG WRITING PROCESS.DEEP CENTER'S INTRODUCTORY CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES, YOUNG AUTHOR PROJECT, SERVED 256 YOUTH IN 13 SCHOOLS PROVIDING THEM WITH THE CHANCE TO WRITE, REVISE, PUBLISH THEIR WORK IN 8 ANTHOLOGIES, AND READ IT BEFORE LIVE AUDIENCES OF MORE THAN 550. IN 2016, 48 TRAINED AND SKILLED VOLUNTEERS MENTORED THE YOUTH THROUGH THEIR SEMESTER-LONG WRITING PROCESS.DEEP CENTER'S INTRODUCTORY CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES, YOUNG AUTHOR PROJECT, SERVED 272 YOUTH IN 14 SCHOOLS PROVIDING THEM WITH THE CHANCE TO WRITE, REVISE, PUBLISH THEIR WORK IN 8 ANTHOLOGIES, AND READ IT BEFORE LIVE AUDIENCES OF MORE THAN 550. IN 2015, 48 TRAINED AND SKILLED VOLUNTEERS MENTORED THE YOUTH THROUGH THE WRITING PROCESS.
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$386,638.00$262,642.00$159,745.00
Program services (total functional expenses)$300,442.00$186,324.00$98,065.00
Management & general (total functional expenses)$52,557.00$52,881.00$40,907.00
Fundraising (total functional expenses)$33,639.00$23,437.00$20,773.00
Revenue
Total revenue$507,550.00$289,794.00$240,725.00
Program service revenue (total)$17,000.00$12,500.00$0.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$490,547.00$277,294.00$240,602.00
Investment income$3.00$0.00$0.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$123.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$490,547.00$277,294.00$240,602.00
Gross receipts$507,550.00$289,794.00$240,725.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns$44,258.00$36,680.00$21,596.00
Revenue from gov't grants$143,250.00$90,766.00$34,189.00
Revenue from all other contributions$303,039.00$149,848.00$184,817.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)  $123.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$3.00  
Net rental income  $0.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Accounting service fees (total)$3,205.00$3,000.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$397,777.00$251,268.00$105,713.00
Total assets, beginning of year$251,268.00$105,713.00$23,033.00
Total liabilities$145,700.00$120,103.00$1,700.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$120,103.00$1,700.00 
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$48,650.00$32,400.00$15,828.00
Temporarily restricted net assets  $5,795.00
Net assets$252,077.00$131,165.00$104,013.00
Net assets, beginning of year$131,165.00$104,013.00$23,033.00
Intangible assets$8,258.00$6,236.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$332,986.00$201,908.00$88,661.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$201,908.00$88,661.00$21,285.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$120,912.00$27,152.00$80,980.00
Advertising (total) $2,528.00$133.00
Accounts receivable, net$44.00  
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$2,367.00 $1,700.00
Deferred revenue$143,333.00$120,103.00 
Total net assets or fund balances$252,077.00$131,165.00$104,013.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$5,251.00$2,961.00$524.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members111210
Number of independent voting members111210
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2017-01-012016-01-012015-01-01
Tax year end date2017-12-312016-12-312015-12-31
Accounting methodAccrualAccrualAccrual
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-202017-10-132017-04-12
IRS schema version2017v2.32016v3.02015v2.1
Filing identifier201841779349300314201702499349300605201643199349310144
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