Hope Family Resource Center

Helping one family at a time to live poverty free.

Bylaws and Article of Incorp

Articles of Incorpration

Posted on July 4, 2016 at 8:25 AM

Articles Of Incorporation

 

Article I

Name

 

1.01 Name

The name of this corporation shall be Hope Family Resource Center. The business of the corporation may be conducted as Hope Family Resource Center or Hope Resource Center

Article II

Duration

2.01 Duration

The period of duration of the corporation is perpetual

Article III

Purpose

3.01Purpose

Hope Family Resource Center is a non-profit corporation and shall operate exclusively for reentry for those who have been incarcerated, families living in poverty and charitable purpose within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code. Hope Family Resource Center’s purpose is to reduce barriers facing the formerly incarcerated, in addition to making available support for families living in poverty.

Hope Family Resource Center will provide those who have been formerly incarcerated persons access to job training, educational classes such as basic math, language arts or reading, and information for obtaining a G. E.D. or college entrances, healthcare, and food assistance through Hope Family Resources Center’s food pantry.

Addition support for families living within the community by address the loss of income, through educational classes such as basic math, language arts or reading, and information for obtaining a G.E.D. or college entrance, healthcare, pastoral counseling for disruption in family life and the social stigma associated with a family member being incarcerated or living in poverty, and provide food assistance.

To maximize our impact on current efforts, we may seek to collaborate with other non-profit organizations which fall under the 501(c) (3) section of the Internal Revenue code and are operated exclusively for reentry, education, food insecurity and charitable purposes.

At times, per the discretion of the board of directors, we may provide internships or volunteer opportunities which will provide opportunities for involvement in said activates and programs in order to have a greater impact for change.

3.02 Public Benefit

Hope Family Resource Center is designed as a public benefit corporation.

Article IV

Non-Profit Nature

4.01 Non-profit Nature

Hope Family Resource is organized exclusively for charitable and education purpose including for such purpose, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under sections 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. No part of the net earnings of Hope family Resource Center shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees officers, or other private persons except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purpose set forth in the purpose clause hereof.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this document the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by any organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Hope Family Resource Center is not organized and shell not be operated for private gain of any person. The property of the corporation is irrevocably dedicated to its reentry for those who have been incarcerated, families living in poverty, and charitable purposes. No Part of the assets, receipts, or net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to any individual. The corporation may, however, pay reasonable compensation for services rendered, and make other payments and distributions consistent with these Articles.

4.02 Personal Liability

No officer or director of this corporation shall be personally liable for the debts or obligations of Hope Family Resource Center of any nature whatsoever, nor shall any of the property or assets of the officers or directors be subject to the payments of the debts or obligations of this corporation.

4.03 Dissolution

Upon termination or dissolution of Hope Family Resource Center, any assets lawfully available for distribution shall be distributed to one (1) or more qualifying organizations described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or described in any corresponding provision of any successor statute) which organization or organizations have a charitable purpose which, at least generally, includes a purpose similar to the terminating or dissolving corporation.

The organization to receive the assets of Hope Family Resource Center hereunder shall be selected by the discretion of a majority of the managing body of Hope Family Resource Center and if its members cannot so agree, then the recipient organization shall be selected pursuant to a verified petition in equity filed in a court of proper jurisdiction against Hope Family Resource Center by one (1) or more of its managing body which verified petition shall contain such statements as reasonably indicate the applicability of this section. The court upon a finding that this section is applicable shall select the qualifying organization or organizations to receive the assets to be distributed giving preference if practicable to organizations located within the State of Ohio.

In the event that the court shall find that this section is applicable but that there is no qualifying organization known to it which has a charitable purpose, which, at least generally, includes a purpose similar to this corporation, then the court shall direct the distribution of its assets lawfully available for distribution to the Treasurer of the State of Ohio to be added to the general fund.

4.04 Restricted Activities

No substantial part of the corporation’s activities shall be carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene (including the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

4.05 Prohibited Activities

Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the corporation shall not carry on any activates not permitted to be carried on (I) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax as an organization described by section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future tax code, or (II) by corporation contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Article V

Board Of Directors

5.01 Governance

Hope Family Resource Center shall be governed by its board of directors

5.02 Initial Directors

The initial directors of the corporation shall be; Chris Brown (President) Frank Lazzerini M.D. (Vise President) Ava Walker (Secretary), Michelle Thein (Treasure), and Calvin Chisolm (Marketing).

Article VI

Membership

6.01 Membership

Hope Family Resource Center shall have no members. The management of the affairs of the corporation shall be vested in a board of directors, as defined in the corporation’s bylaws.

Article VII

Amendments

7.01 Amendments

Any amendment to the Articles of Incorporation may be adopted by approval of two-thirds (2/3) of the board of directors.

Article VIII

Addresses Of The Corporation

8.01Corporate Address

The Physical address of the corporation is:

Hope Family Resource Center

128 21st ST NW

Barberton OH 44203

The mailing address of the corporation is:

122 21St NW

Barberton OH 44203

 

Article IX

Appointment of Registered Agent

 

9.01Registered Agent

The Registered agent of the corporation shall be

Scott D Booker

122 21st ST NW

Barberton Oh 44203

 

Article X

Incorporator

 

The incorporators of the corporation are as follow:

Scott Booker

122 21st St NW

Barberton OH 44203

Frank Lazzerini M.D.

122 21st ST NW

Barberton OH 44203

Calvin Chisolm

122 21st ST NW Barberton Oh 44203

Ava Walker

122 21st ST NW

Barberton OH 44203

Michelle Thein

122 21st ST NW

Barberton Oh 44203

 

Certificate Of Adoption Of Articles Of Incorporation

 

We the undersigned do hereby certify that the above stated Articles of incorporation of Hope Family Resource Center were approved by the board of directors on Friday April 17, 2015 and constitute a complete copy of Articles of the incorporation Hope Family Resource Center.

 

Acknowledgment Of Consent To Appointment As Registered Agent

 

I Scott D. Booker agree to be the registered agent for Hope Family Resource Center as appointed herein

 

Registered Agent ___________________________________

Scott D. Booker

Date_____________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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