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Novo Ministries Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Centers & Clubs, Youth Community Service Clubs, Youth Development - Religious Leadership, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Novo Ministries exists to break cycles of destruction, create hope, and instill a sense of purpose through life-changing mentoring relationships with at-risk children and youth.

Results: This past year we reached over 3,900 children in our programs and the programs of our partners! We have established partnerships with more than 60 local churches and organizations. We have 388 volunteers that either give time at our office to prepare supplies or are involved in Novo programs in the lives of boys and girls. Last year we developed 45 lessons of curriculum and surpassed 12,000 downloads of curriculum and resources - all for free! Our monthly donor program grew to over 120 individuals who give on a monthly recurring basis and therefore every donation they give is matched!

Target demographics: At-risk children ages 4 - 12 in Oklahoma City's inner-city communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,900 children!

Geographic areas served: Oklahoma City

Programs: We work with those community members who are discouraged and don't think they have an impact. We believe if you know Jesus, you have something to give. We work to unpack your potential as a partner, volunteer, mentor - wherever you're at. Impact happens through life-on-life relationships. For that reason, mentorship is at the core of everything we do. * Our mentors provide consistent one-on-one relationships, a sense of safety and HOPE, and an opportunity for children to learn about God. * We support and provide resources for outreach efforts run by churches, nonprofits, and others to reach boys and girls with the Gospel. We provide * Structure * Strategy * Supplies * Support * Advocacy

Community Stories

87 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Amberfay Malbrough

Donor

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough about Novo Ministries. Everyone I have met from Novo has put 100% of their hearts into helping families. I had the honor of attending a luncheon with them and got to see first hand how they help families. It is a beautiful thing. They make it easy to give monthly and I’m proud to do so. I look forward to receiving updates in the mail and seeing the smile on the kids faces. Thank you Heather Lester for the introduction to Novo.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great mission and vision! They are following the direction that God has given them and changing the lives of many children caught in a destructive cycle.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Novo Ministries does not just love children! Novo ministries is passionate about children and providing experiences of love and compassion, a touch of grace in a child's weekly life, that lights the way in their often dark world of poverty and hunger. Connecting children with the eternal love of a Heavenly Father brings hope! They are facilitating the change of trajectory in the children's lives, their families', their communities', and their generation. I love investing in hope!

2 Brandon P.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Novo Ministries is a wonderful organization providing phenomenal after school programs, and serving our low income at risk community here in Oklahoma City. I am proud to support such a generous and wonderful organization.

2 Regina M.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sharing God's word with inner city children. They go where no one else is going to reach the lost.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Novo Ministries is amazing! Their mission is to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the inner city children and families of the OKC metro area through Bible clubs and community involvement. I have had the privilege to volunteer and work with them in the past. I really enjoyed being a part of this ministry. I learned so much about myself and the love of Jesus while serving with Novo Ministries. For anyone that wants to impact children's lives for Christ, I highly recommend Novo Ministries.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Novo Ministries invests in children and truly makes a difference in their lives. Not only does Novo impact children directly, but they also provide training and resources to partners to be able to reach even more. They are definitely a positive influence on the children (and their families), teaching them they are valued, worthy of love and care, and giving them hope. They "walk their talk" and fulfill their mission daily.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They have been an awesome resource in getting our Bible Club going. They really do a great job of taking care of the administrative items that can be burdensome for me to do, which allows me to focus on what i'm better equipped to do.

Valerie has shown herself to be a great help in not just things directly related to Novo, but has been a good resource for things regarding my organization as well.

2 Clayton M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I worked with this ministry for a small amount of time when I was a young man and volunteered with them for some time afterwards. You would be hard pressed to find a more pure ministry that exists solely to proclaim the gospel to the lost as this one does.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization all around. I volunteered there for years and Novo has seriously impacted my life and the lives of hundreds of children.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have known the Founder & COO for over 20 years, we were neighbors to her and her family. She comes from a family who held high standards to helping others as long as I have been acquainted to them. I have been a supporter of NOVO ministries as much as I can and I'm so proud to be a part of this organization that is making a positive difference in the lives of children in the greater OKC metro.
Good work NOVO and God bless each of you!!!!

3 Joanna S.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Novo is a non profit I only recently found out about. However, seeing how much my own city can be affected by this ministry has been eye opening. We need caring adults to teach our children that they have value, they have worth, they have a purpose and that they are loved. I have heard story after story of how lives are being changed. Through the programs Novo provides children are being encouraged and get to spend time in a positive environment. They get to learn and be shown what love is- God’s love. There is good being done in our city- and it begins with giving our children hope for a future - it begins with a change of being told they are cared for and important- to be encouraged is something that be lasting. And showing Gods love is the goal. Novo is hope for our children.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Novo is a wonderful organization that helps spread the gospel to our city!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Novo does great work giving hope to kids who need it most.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Novo is an absolutely amazing way to spread the word of God to unreached children under hard circumstances. The volunteers there work so hard to help these children come to God and they have such a wonderful heart! I’ve never had a bad day at Novo. Sure, there’s been struggles, but our detirmined purpose is to know Him, to love Him, and to tell others about Him. God works through this ministry in unimaginable ways and I know for sure that I am touched by it!

2 Taylor B.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Novo is an amazing ministry full of people who are dedicated to the often overlooked children in Oklahoma's inner city. I would recommend Novo to anyone looking to form relationships and make a lasting difference in the life of a child. It won't be time wasted.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do a great job and is an wonderful example of spreading Jesus's love, His Gospel and His grace to our inner city. From their leadership to their volunteers, the Gospel of Jesus and His teachings are lived out and being taught to little ones who desperately need it.

This group really does care about this city.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I like that my money is going to an organization devoted to doing the hard work of steering young kids in a direction that will change their life.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I love that Novo goes where others are willing in order to meet needs in the community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

All things are done with excellence and hard work. The workers and volunteers are held to a high standard, and they work really hard to serve inner city kids and their families. The training is thorough, and the workers try to hard to reach places other people don't want to go so that no one is left behind.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first drawn to NOVO Ministries because of their organization, training, and love for children. As a volunteer, it is so nice to show up at the site location, and have all the supplies we need to teach a small group, large group, and have snacks! Week after week, crafts, are precut, and organized, with a picture to copy, all tucked in a plastic tub ready to enhance the bible story of the day. NOVO "spoils" their volunteers! The Best part of NOVO are the hugs from children who may only receive hugs once a week from their NOVO Bible Club teacher. Partnering with NOVO to share God's love to children is a blessing to me!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit goes above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of the ones they serve. All areas of the organization operate with excellence, integrity, and a love for the community and others!