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Organization DBA Project RIGHT
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Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Project RIGHT, Inc's mission is to strengthen and coordinate existing services and programs in the Grove Hall areas of Roxbury public safety, crime prevention, electoral advocacy, zoning and housing and economic development issues, through grassroot models of sustainable resident organizing are the main goals of the organization.

Mission Statement

Project RIGHT, Inc's mission is to strengthen and coordinate existing services and programs in the Grove Hall areas of Roxbury public safety, crime prevention, electoral advocacy, zoning and housing and economic development issues, through grassroot models of sustainable resident organizing are the main goals of the organization.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $1,236,453.00
Projected Expense $1,236,287.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Resident Leadership Development and Community Engagement
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Violence Prevention and Public Safety
  • Youth Leadership Development and Prevention Initiatives

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Overview

Mission Statement

Project RIGHT, Inc's mission is to strengthen and coordinate existing services and programs in the Grove Hall areas of Roxbury public safety, crime prevention, electoral advocacy, zoning and housing and economic development issues, through grassroot models of sustainable resident organizing are the main goals of the organization.


Background Statement

In 1991, eight entities within Grove Hall (3 neighborhood resident groups, a church and 4 service organizations) formed a collaborative to address the issue of violence within the Grove Hall neighborhood of Roxbury and North Dorchester. They established PRI to increase the capacity of neighborhood resident groups and community organizations to prevent crime and violence within Grove Hall. Since its inception, PRI has worked on public safety, substance abuse prevention, civic engagement, housing and economic development issues through grass roots models of sustainable resident and youth organizing. PRI has formed a very strong and unique collaboration, with strong resident leadership, that has been highlighted as a model in numerous publications.

 

At present, there are over 40 organizations represented in the collaborative. PRI places a priority on increasing the number of residents involved in neighborhood associations, block watches and tenant associations within its target area. PRI identifies resident leadership on unorganized streets to assist them in organizing their streets. With PRI ‘s assistance, resident based entities have expanded their outreach efforts, grown organizationally, and worked more pro-actively in partnership on public policy issues, neighborhood concerns and housing/ economic development within Grove Hall. PRI has developed a very diverse support network for resident based groups, youth, community based organizations, merchants and faith based institutions by providing them with assistance in advocacy, leadership development, organizing, fundraising, public safety, economic and housing development, substance abuse prevention and evaluation.

 

In addition to organizing campaigns targeting public safety, substance abuse prevention and other quality of life issues, PRI supports projects organized by youth and adult volunteers in the Grove Hall neighborhood, such as a flag football league, instructional baseball program, community service, Grove Hall Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance and senior workshops. These projects provide viable alternatives for Grove Hall teenagers from negative street activities.

 

PRI is overseen by a 12 member board and has a staff of 7 full-time and 15 part-time employees, including peer leaders. PRI convenes monthly meetings of collaborative members to ensure that it is meeting the needs of all members and is addressing community concerns that each member organization brings to the table.

 


Impact Statement

PRI’s top accomplishments from the past year include: substantially increased the prevention and intervention capacity in Grove Hall by expanding the number of youth workers and the hours of youth programming in the area; our organizing efforts restored the budget of the Lilla Frederick Pilot Middle School to be based upon a level student enrollment and not an unrealistic decrease in incoming students; continued, with the support of many partner agencies, the Grove Hall Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance, whose twice a week sessions drew over 20 youth regularly; and significantly increased resident participation in the City’s Neighborhood Response Team Initiative along the Blue Hill Avenue Corridor that eliminated a substantial number of “problem spots” for drug use, violence and prostitution.

PRI’s goals for the next year and beyond include increasing our capacity to utilize organizing campaigns and engaging numerous partnerships in order to improve the quality of life in Grove Hall by achieving the following outcomes: increasing the number of residents and youth who participate in Grove Hall organizing efforts by 10% each year for the next four years; reducing the incidents of violence in Grove Hall by 10% each year for the next four years; increasing the capacity of positive "safe haven" activities in which youth can participate during out-of-school time hours by 5% each year for the next four years; targeting ten problem properties yearly for the next four years; and providing jobs and training opportunities for at least 30 youth each summer and for 10 youth during the school year for the next four years. PRI also plans to continue expanding its revenue stream to include new funders and to increase individual donations.


Needs Statement

Through a 2010 strategic planning process, PRI identified needed resources to strengthen its capacity to be more effective in its work. These resources include funding for more effective coordination, professional development, upgraded technology, and funding to facilitate greater diversification of membership. Areas to benefit from more effective coordination include PRI's partnerships, organizing campaigns, prevention activities, civic engagement initiatives, and building neighborhood capacity to improve quality of life. PRI seeks to add two organizers to keep pace with expanding requests of different community building initiatives.

PRI will make use of available resources such as workshops provided by the Boston Foundation, Third Sector New England and MassHousing that provide opportunities for PRI staff, board and volunteers to become more knowledgeable about critical issues facing this community and potential solutions. Access to these opportunities is important to PRI, given the economic climate faced today. Continuing to upgrade technology is necessary to increase PRI's visibility, conduct more thorough evaluations, and better track data required by funders. To ensure evaluation tools are used effectively, PRI will access technical assistance to get staff up to speed.

 


CEO Statement

We are pleased to have had the opportunity over the last twenty years to have invested tremendous resources into strengthening the social and human capital within the Grove Hall neighborhood of Roxbury and North Dorchester. We have done this in many ways - working with residents on quality of life issues such as public safety and crime prevention - working alongside our residents on numerous issues such as zoning, housing and commercial development, and adult and youth jobs. Working with young people – offering training, leadership and skills development and real-life educational support; by developing resources and then connecting them to our community in meaningful ways; by having ongoing dialogue with local law enforcement and city leaders to increase the peace and rid our streets of violence and senseless loss; by supporting the continuing education of our staff, even if it’s meant letting them go when they felt the time was right. At Project RIGHT, building social capital isn’t about the accolades, it’s about creating change, encouraging growth, and demanding justice – because we believe in the intrinsic value of each member of our community.

 

Our vision for Greater Grove Hall is to have all of our residents well engaged, trained, and supported by existing and emerging new leadership in an inclusive network and support system for resident organizations to engage in community building efforts. Our vision for Project RIGHT, Inc. is to be an agency that is cutting edge and innovative, an agency that is engaged and grounded within the community, and an agency that known as a convener, facilitator, collaborator, partner and supporter of the Greater Grove Hall community.

 

Our Intended Impact is to increase the capacity of neighborhood resident groups, youth and community based organizations to network and plan community driven activities to solve problems. “Possibilities result from the increase in access to opportunities and limitations each person has in his/her life in relationship to the community in which they live in and work.”

Our Core Values include and recognize that: the leadership and expertise required for us to be successful is already present within our community; that we are all successful when we support each other; collaborations and partnerships are what make us all successful; and that we embrace the diversity within our community.


Board Chair Statement

My name is John Barbour, Jr. and I am presently the president and board chair of Project RIGHT, Inc. I have been the president and board chair for over five years. I came to know about Project RIGHT over 10 years ago when I attended a community meeting held by the agency. I remember that I had concerns on my street with out of school youth and young men out of work and I wanted to know what I could do to deal with these problems. The problem we eventually worked on and resolved, but that was not what impressed me right away, it was the way that the issue/problem and every other problem presented was handled that impressed me. The agency has convened numerous neighborhood meetings each month covering all of Grove Hall. At these meetings people report on issues or problems that impact them. Project RIGHT assists residents in identifying the underlying problem(s) or issue(s), documenting the issue, and getting the policy makers or decision makers to our neighborhood/community meetings to tell us how they plan to resolve the problem or issue. Project RIGHT’s vision of organizing continued resident support (empowering the residents and not just doing it for them!) and strategizing usually gets the job done.

 

Organizational capacity building is of importance to us and necessary for us to stay ahead of the curve. We are exploring the following areas for additional capacity building:

 

1)      More professional development opportunities for all our staff in the areas of time management, grant writing, research, communication, and program development.

2)      Board development for the board of directors specifically in board fundraising.

3)      Technology upgrades that include upgrades to our computers and other outreach equipment such as folding machines, multi-use printers, multi-page scanners, and software upgrades.

4)      Funding to hire additional staff to outreach and facilitate greater diversification of our membership.


Geographic Area Served

Greater Boston Region-Roxbury Neighborhood

PRI serves the Grove Hall neighborhood of Boston, composed of parts of North Dorchester and Roxbury (zip codes 02119, 02121). It is home to one of Boston’s most diverse populations and one of the highest poverty rates of all neighborhoods.[1] Grove Hall is one of Boston’s most densely populated neighborhoods with about 5,150 units in multi-unit apartment buildings, of which 3,500 are federally subsidized.



[1] Boston’s Indicators Project 2009 Report. The Boston Foundation, Boston, Mass

Organization Categories

  1. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community Coalitions
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Alliances & Advocacy

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Resident Leadership Development and Community Engagement

At present, there are over forty (40) organizations represented in the Project RIGHT collaborative. Project RIGHT places a priority on increasing the number of residents involved in the neighborhood associations, block watches, and tenant associations within its target area. We identify and support resident leadership on unorganized streets to assist them in organizing their streets. 

 

Through our support and technical assistance, resident based groups expand their outreach efforts, grow organizationally, and work more pro-actively on issues affecting public policy, community safety, and housing and economic development within Grove Hall. We promote resident and youth leadership development through organizing, direct action, advocacy, education, and coalition building. The strength of Project RIGHT flows from the collaborative input of its member organizations that reflect the diversity of residents in the Grove Hall neighborhood. 

Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other
Population Served Adults Minorities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
 

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) Violence, Intervention, Prevention (VIP) Initiative was funded by a Federal Stimulus Recovery Grant that included the Grove Hall neighborhood.  BPHC designated Project RIGHT to be the lead community based organization to build a coalition to prevent violence and promote positive youth development in “hot-spot” neighborhoods with high levels of violence. Project RIGHT conducts door to door outreach about violence prevention initiatives and organizes biweekly peace walks.

 

The City of Boston was awarded a $20 million HUD Choice Neighborhood grant in which 129 units of housing will be renovated. Project RIGHT has been designated a key community partner to conduct outreach for this grant and a Choice Public Safety Enhancement grant.

Program Long-Term Success 
 

Project RIGHT is a founder of the Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative which was awarded “weed and seed” official recognition in 1996, which received funding from US Dept. of Justice for ten years and was a “graduated” weed and seed site for three years.

 

For the past twelve years, Project RIGHT has led and been engaged in the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, including its school design, monitored the hiring of construction employees, assisted in pilot school application and implementation, initiated school public safety committee and its successful 1 – 1 wireless laptop initiative.

 

Project RIGHT organized a thirteen year campaign that led to Mayor’s designation of $49.5 million for the renovation/ expansion of Jeremiah E. Burke High School which reopened in September 2008, and the Grove Hall Community Center and relocation of the Grove Hall Library Branch which both opened in April 2009.

Program Success Monitored By 
 

PRI measures outcomes by monitoring participation in our organizing activities. The success of our organizing campaigns is determined by the quantitative and qualitative involvement of residents in these projects. PRI tracks the attendance of residents at the various community meetings and maintains a database of active participants. In addition we measure our outcomes by:

 

An ongoing-formative evaluation: Partners review processes, assess utility of new databases on a monthly basis, and modify systems as indicated.

 

The Boston Police monitors the occurrence of reported crimes and other reportable incidents within the community on a monthly basis and will compare months and quarters. These data will be collected by the BPD’s office of Research and Development and its Boston Regional Intelligence Center and reported by the Community Service Office.

 

Masshousing monitors the reports from the security companies on public safety and quality of life issues that are filed.

Examples of Program Success 
 

“I would like to take this opportunity to enthusiastically offer my support for Project Right and the work they do in the Grove Hall community. The Boston Police Department and Project Right have been committed partners for many years working together to ensure that the quality of life for the residents of Grove Hall is of the highest standards. Project Right’s dedication to youth and demonstrated track record of successful collaboration and innovation is noteworthy. The efforts of Emmanuel Tikilli, Aljemall Peeples, and the other youth workers of Project Right have been critical in addressing both the safety and well-being of Grove Hall’s youth. They are clearly making a difference in the community. If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me.” Boston Police Department Superintendent Paul F. Joyce Jr.


Substance Abuse Prevention

 

The Grove Hall Getting Healthier partnership was initiated by the Institute for Health and Recovery and Project RIGHT, which was awarded a multi year federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention grant to provide substance abuse and HIV prevention education to youth (ages 11- 17 years old). The MA Department of Public Health has also provided Project RIGHT a grant for a youth worker who conducts weekly recovery groups for neighborhood youth, weekly recovery groups and individual discussions at the Jeremiah Burke High School, prevention activities at the William Monroe Trotter Elementary School and has referred several residents and youth for treatment services. Boston Public Health Commission and the Health Resources In Action has provided grants for peer educators to provide substance abuse and tobacco prevention education at community meetings.

Budget  $60,000.00
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse
Population Served Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Minorities
Program Short-Term Success   

Project RIGHT worked with the City’s Inspectional Services Department and Boston Police Department that conducted neighborhood bi-weekly walk throughs along the Blue Hill Avenue Corridor.  As a result of the walk throughs, information was provided by residents that led to a 14 neighborhood stores being targeted for selling illegal drug paraphernalia. The crack down resulted in the confiscation of 2239 crack pipes and other drug paraphernalia.

 

Project RIGHT outreach workers have referred and placed over 250 people to substance abuse treatment programs (over 25% of them under the age of 25) during the past five years.

Program Long-Term Success   

Project RIGHT has worked with several partner agencies, including the MA Department of Public Health, Boston Public Health Commission, Institute for Health and Recovery, several elected officials and other groups to address the gap in substance abuse treatment services available to Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan young people.

Program Success Monitored By   

PRI measures outcomes by monitoring participation in our organizing activities. The success of our organizing campaigns is determined by the quantitative and qualitative involvement of residents in these projects. PRI tracks the attendance of residents at the various community meetings and maintains a database of active participants in the different organizing campaigns.

In addition we measure our outcomes by:

 

An ongoing-formative evaluation: Partners review processes, assess utility of new databases on a monthly basis, and modify systems as indicated.

 

The Boston Police monitors the occurrence of reported crimes and other reportable incidents within the community on a monthly basis and will compare months and quarters. 

 

PRI utilizes the Efforts Through Outcomes case management software program by Social Solutions to monitor the progress of youth with whom PRI is working.

Examples of Program Success   

“Project R.I.G.H.T. has been at the forefront of substance abuse issues in and around Grove Hall. Their youth have visited my office in the State House advocating for their communities several times a year. They help shed light on how the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and misuse of prescription drugs affect Grove Hall. The quantitative and qualitative data these young people bring to the State House truly helps my colleagues and I understand the unique needs and issues people in Grove Hall face. As the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse I am forever grateful for the impact Project R.I.G.H.T. has had and continues to have in and around the district I am proud to represent.”

 

-Liz Malia

State Representative, 11th Suffolk District

 


Violence Prevention and Public Safety

 

The Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative was designated a federal “weed and seed” site in 1996 by the US Department of Justice, Community Capacity Development Office and was designated a “graduated weed and seed” site. Project RIGHT and the Boston Police Department has led the GHSNI partnership into developing a “weed and seed” strategy based upon the components of law enforcement, community policing, prevention/ intervention/ treatment and neighborhood restoration. Partner agencies include the United States Attorney’s Office, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and many community groups.

 

Project RIGHT along with several partner agencies has initiated several Grove Hall collaborations (Grove Hall Schools Public Safety Committee, Grove Hall Multi Unit Housing Initiative, Grove Hall Problem Properties Task Force, Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team, Grove Hall VIP) that address public safety and quality of life issues. 

Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other Safety Education
Population Served Families Minorities At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success   

Project RIGHT, along with the BPD, Boston Public Health Commission and other partner agencies, organized over 20 Grove Hall Violence, Intervention, Prevention peace walks during the past two years that included the planning and participation of residents, youth and agency representatives.

 

Through the input from residents generated by Project RIGHT’s outreach, the Neighborhood Response Team (Inspectional Services Department, BPD and other city agencies) closed down over 10 buildings and cleaned up over 40 vacant lots which were impacting residents with drug dealing, prostitution and violence in a five month period.

Program Long-Term Success   

The Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative has sustained its community and coordinating council meetings for over sixteen years in addressing community policing, quality of life and prevention issues. Project RIGHT has been central to ensuring community engagement and participation in this initiative.

 

Project RIGHT has provided support to resident leadership in organizing their neighborhood resident association meetings for over 20 years to address their public safety and quality of life issues.

Program Success Monitored By   

PRI measures outcomes by monitoring participation in our organizing activities. The success of our organizing campaigns is determined by the quantitative and qualitative involvement of residents in these projects. PRI tracks the attendance of residents at the various community meetings and maintains a database of active participants.

In addition we measure our outcomes by:

 

The Boston Police monitors the occurrence of reported crimes and other reportable incidents within the community on a monthly basis and will compare months and quarters. These data will be collected by the BPD’s office of Research and Development and its Boston Regional Intelligence Center and reported by the Community Service Office.

 

Masshousing monitors the reports from the security companies on public safety and quality of life issues that are filed.

 

Boston Public Health Commission monitors reports from the Mayor’s Hotline on services issues being addressed from resident contacts.

Examples of Program Success   

The Neighborhood Response Team typically mobilizes for quick-hit emergency situations, but this effort has a team on a regular, sustained basis. A spokeswoman for Mayor Thomas M. Menino said it’s a “top priority.”

“This is not one-stop. We’re not here for one day. We’re going to be working on Blue Hill Avenue and clean it up,” Darryl Smith, assistant commissioner of constituent services at Inspectional Services told a skeptical (resident), who lives next to an Adrian Street lot used by hookers and junkies.

“They smoke crack over there,” the (resident), sitting on her porch, yelled at the team, pointing to the weedy lot. “It’s day and night.” (Boston Herald, 8.21.11)

“We don’t want these things to be normal in our neighborhood,” said state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, who lives a few blocks off Blue Hill Avenue and grew up there. He said the effort is unprecedented. “I have not seen that level of partnership between the city and residents ever,” said Henriquez, 34 (Boston Herald).


Youth Leadership Development and Prevention Initiatives

 

Project RIGHT initiated the Grove Hall Youth Workers Alliance as a partnership of youth workers and others who are concerned about youth violence, substance abuse, trauma/ mental health and child sexual exploitation/ human trafficking. The Grove Hall Youth Outreach Connection partnership was initiated by Project RIGHT, MassHousing and several tenant associations to place youth workers to work with youth around these scattered site multi unit apartment buildings in Grove Hall. 

 

The Grove Hall Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance was initiated by Project RIGHT, Jeremiah Burke High School, Grove Hall Community Center, Boston Police Department, Boston Centers for Youth & Families’ Streetworkers and others to intervene with neighborhood youth. Twice a week group and ongoing individual discussions are held with these hard to reach young people. Mike’s and Al’s Basketball League has provided eleven years of a structure league and other outreach support activities to neighborhood youth. 

Budget  $500,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Minorities At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success   

“Project RIGHT and Grove Hall Youth Outreach Connection are successful in meeting their youth clients “where they are at” and remain flexible and responsive to the array of needs these youth present. Most of the reactions to this concern were simple and straightforward. To this end it seems that both organizations have identified, and are serving the appropriate target population…

 

Staff-Participant Roles and Relationships are exemplary in their ability to form health, responsible yet deeply caring relationships with the youth they serve. There was absolutely no variation in the staff commitment to providing authentic, meaningful services.” (MM ConsultingLLC, Nov. 15, 2011)

 

The Grove Hall Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance is a outlet for disenfranchised young people to discuss twice a week on such topics including peer pressure,stereotypes, hate crimes and violence, harassment, self esteem, suicide prevention, trauma, date violence, abuse, tolerance, and dropping out.

Program Long-Term Success   

Project RIGHT has significantly expanded Grove Hall’s prevention capacity through its organizing campaigns and prevention initiatives.

 

For the past twelve years, Project RIGHT has led and been engaged in the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, including its school design, monitored the hiring of construction employees, assisted in pilot school application and implementation, initiated school public safety committee and its successful 1 – 1 wireless laptop initiative.

 

Project RIGHT organized a thirteen year campaign that led to Mayor’s designation of $49.5 million for the renovation/ expansion of Jeremiah E. Burke High School which reopened in September 2008, and the Grove Hall Community Center and relocation of the Grove Hall Library Branch which both opened in April 2009.

 

Mike’s and Al’s Basketball League program has successfully drawn in neighborhood youth for over eleven years through a structured basketball league and other outreach activities.

Program Success Monitored By   

PRI measures outcomes by monitoring participation in our organizing activities. The success of our organizing campaigns is determined by the quantitative and qualitative involvement of residents in these projects. PRI tracks the attendance of residents at the various community meetings and maintains a database of active participants in the different organizing campaigns.

In addition we measure our outcomes by:

 

The Boston Police monitors the occurrence of reported crimes and other reportable incidents within the community on a monthly basis and will compare months and quarters. 

 

Through MassHousing, Makeeba McCreary Consulting was contracted to evaluate the effectiveness of the Grove Hall Youth Outreach Connection and Project RIGHT’s youth leadership programs.

 

PRI utilizes the Efforts Through Outcomes case management software program by Social Solutions to monitor the progress of youth with whom PRI is working.

Examples of Program Success   

“Project RIGHT plays an integral role in providing support and assistance to the Grove Hall community. In particular, the flexibility and availability of folks like Manny empowers the staff at the Frederick to respond quickly to crises both within the community and within the school. Given the credibility and respect that members of the community have for the staff at Project RIGHT, they are able to provide a vehicle for collaboration, organized response to community and city concerns, and to play a role in advocating for the needs of the community. 

 

Many students require special support to attend school in Grove Hall. We had many occasions where the ability to ask for temporary door to door transportation was the only way we could ensure the child was safe while also ensuring they continued their education”, stated Deb Socia, former founding principal of the Lilla Frederick Pilot Middle School.
 
 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jorge Martinez
CEO Term Start May 1992
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
1996 to Present: Project RIGHT Inc.
Grove Hall,Massachusetts02121

Executive Director/Community Organizer. Executive Director of a violence prevention/intervention, grassroots organizing and economic development coalition. Coordinate the efforts of over forty (40) organizations to focus more efficiently around the issues of violence and quality of life in the Greater Grove Hall – Roxbury/Dorchester neighborhood of the cityBoston. Supervision of staff on projects that have included; youth projects, grassroots organizing efforts, economic development projects, and organizers and volunteers in coordinated efforts. Design leadership development training for resident volunteers. Responsible for fiscal management, organizational development, organizing, publications and public relations. Manage fund raising from foundations, individual donors, city, state, and federal government.

1992 to 1995: Project RIGHT Inc.
Grove Hall,Massachusetts02121

Project Coordinator/Community Organizer. Coordination of efforts for twenty-two (22) area groups to focus more efficiently around the issues of violence and quality of life in the Greater Grove Hall neighborhood of Boston. Organized five additional pivotal streets into neighborhood block associations that are now identifying and working on issues of crime, overall services and resident involvement within their target areas. Provided technical assistance and financial support to existing block associations so that they could develop successful strategies around the issues of neighborhood improvement. Developed a committee within Roxbury andDorchesterto effect how the community-policing plan was implemented with the Greater Grove Hall community (Boston Police Department-Area B). Created outreach materials for neighborhood residents to assist them in publicizing their events, programs, issues, and organizing efforts. Coordinated efforts in assessing resources from foundations, the local level, city, state, and federal governments.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mr Michael Kozu Community Coordinator --
Mr. Emmanuel Tikili GHYOC Coordinator --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Out of The Blue Award The Boston Foundation 2007

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

The Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative was designated a federal “weed and seed” site in 1996, which led to ten years of funding and is now a “graduated weed and seed” site. Project RIGHT and the Boston Police Department has led the GHSNI partnership's strategy based upon the components of law enforcement, community policing, prevention/ intervention/ treatment and neighborhood restoration. Other partner agencies include the United States Attorney’s Office, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, MassHousing, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Association, Sonoma, Maple, Schuyler Tenants Association and many community groups.

Project RIGHT along with several partner agencies has initiated several Grove Hall collaborations (Grove Hall Schools Public Safety Committee, Grove Hall Multi Unit Housing Initiative, Grove Hall Problem Properties Task Force, Grove Hall Youth Workers Alliance, Grove Hall Youth Outreach Connection, Grove Hall Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance, Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team) that address a variety of public safety and quality of life issues. These partnerships strengthen the working relationships between a wide diversity of public and community agencies with neighborhood residents and youth.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 11
Number of Part Time Staff 16
Number of Volunteers 695
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 88%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 19
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 2 (Cape Verdean)
Gender Female: 14
Male: 13
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Richard L. Salmon
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Board Chair Term Nov 2015 - Oct 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Auta Almeida Community volunteer Voting
Mr. Antonio Barros Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Erika Butler Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Juan De Los Santos Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Mieauna-Kiye Douglas Community Volunteer Voting
Mr Braulio Felipe Business Manager Voting
Mr Sergio Goncalves UMass Boston Voting
Mr. Montez Haywood Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Byron Knight Community Volunteer Voting
Mr Walter Little Grove Hall Child Development Ctr Voting
Ms. Ernestina Mendez Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Migdalia Nalls Community Volunteer Voting
Ms Saundra Owens-Skerrett Sonoma Maple Schuyler, LLC Voting
Ms Beaulah Providence Caribbean Foundation Voting
Ms. Erika Paula Reis Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Richard L. Salmon Retired Voting
Ms. Julya Tran Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Mieauna-Kiye Douglas Community volunteer Voting

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Grace Ford Locker Community Volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Magaline S. Jigba Community Volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Deyanira Lopez Community Volunteer NonVoting
Mr. Thaddeus Miles Community Volunteer NonVoting
Mr. William Morales Community Volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Rita Poussaint Nethersole Community Volunteer NonVoting
Mr. Hector Pina Community Volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Lula Robinson Community Volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Deb Socia Community Volunteer NonVoting
Rev. Bobbie Thornton-Thomas Community Volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Julya Tran Community Volunteer NonVoting
Mr. Eliot Williams Community Volunteer NonVoting
Mr. Robert Workman Retired NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 8
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 4 (Cape Verdean)
Gender Female: 9
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 66%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Personnel

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $1,287,843 $1,338,200 $1,556,398
Total Expenses $1,370,413 $1,512,888 $1,393,688

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$693,308 $777,660 $958,656
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $19,980 $6,801 $3,256
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $574,455 $553,658 $592,923
Investment Income, Net of Losses $100 $81 $120
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- $1,443
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $1,128,661 $1,249,049 $1,164,862
Administration Expense $186,943 $204,683 $174,528
Fundraising Expense $54,809 $59,156 $54,298
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.94 0.88 1.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses 82% 83% 84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 8% 8% 6%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $346,441 $417,755 $596,085
Current Assets $320,333 $382,576 $573,851
Long-Term Liabilities $7,236 $10,782 $0
Current Liabilities $54,695 $39,893 $54,317
Total Net Assets $284,510 $367,080 $541,768

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 5.86 9.59 10.56

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 2% 3% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's audited financials.

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Impact

The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.


1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

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2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

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3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

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4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

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5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

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