Archie's Promise
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4321 Woodbury Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Organization Details

Executive Director

Executive Director Mrs. Claressa Ham
Term Start May 2009
Claressa's Experience: Claressa Ham is the Founder/Executive Director of Archie's Promise. The organization is named after her late grandfather, Archie Hughes. When Claressa was young, she wanted to be like her grandfather, Archie Hughes, and she promised him she would be kind and giving. Her promise to her grandfather grew into Archie's Promise, a local nonprofit that recycles donated formal, semi-formal, and business wear to help relieve the financial burden off individuals and families when shopping for a special event. Mrs. Ham has a strong passion for improving the organization and making sure everything done is in compliance with the law. She strives to expand program outreach and development, and take the organization to the next level. Claressa has a Bachelor's of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. Ms. Ham is a great leader and role model to subordinates and strives each day to be a better individual. Claressa was recognized as a Millennial on a Mission in Middle Tennessee in 2015 & Women in Business for 2016.


Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 100
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 90%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? No
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
When was the Strategic Plan adopted? May 2015
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy?
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy?


Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director Yes Semi-Annually
Senior Management No Semi-Annually
Non-Management Semi-Annually


Award / Recognition Organization Year
2018 Best of Murfreesboro Award Winner- Clothing 2018 Best of Murfreesboro Award 2018
Women In Business Murfreesboro Magazine 2016
Murfreesboro Magazine 2019 Murfreesboro Most Beautiful People 2019
Middle Tennessee State University Millennial on a Mission 2015