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English for New Bostonians Inc.

 105 Chauncy Street, 7th Floor
 Boston, MA 02111
[P] (617) 9826861
[F] (617) 350-5499
http://www.englishfornewbostonians.org
[email protected]
Claudia Green
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INCORPORATED: 2001
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EIN 46-3202177

LAST UPDATED: 01/26/2017
Organization DBA English for New Bostonians
ENB
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

English for New Bostonians' (ENB) mission is to increase access to high-quality ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for adult immigrants. ENB meets this mission in four key ways: 

  1. ENB provides program support to support ESOL classes for over 1,200 learners in community-, faith- and labor-based organizations across Boston.
  2. ENB provides training and TA to programs on ESOL methodology, learner assessment, technology integration in the classroom and curriculum development.
  3. ENB innovates through Targeted ESOL Initiatives addressing unique goals of learners at home, at work and in the community. They include:

·        ESOL for Employment

·        ESOL for Parents and Caregivers

·        ESOL for Entrepreneurs

4.ENB expands resources through its flagship statewide English Works Campaign,calling for a high-quality, public-private ESOL system that serves immigrants, businesses, and the Commonwealth.

Mission Statement

English for New Bostonians' (ENB) mission is to increase access to high-quality ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for adult immigrants. ENB meets this mission in four key ways: 

  1. ENB provides program support to support ESOL classes for over 1,200 learners in community-, faith- and labor-based organizations across Boston.
  2. ENB provides training and TA to programs on ESOL methodology, learner assessment, technology integration in the classroom and curriculum development.
  3. ENB innovates through Targeted ESOL Initiatives addressing unique goals of learners at home, at work and in the community. They include:

·        ESOL for Employment

·        ESOL for Parents and Caregivers

·        ESOL for Entrepreneurs

4.ENB expands resources through its flagship statewide English Works Campaign,calling for a high-quality, public-private ESOL system that serves immigrants, businesses, and the Commonwealth.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $1,559,600.00
Projected Expense $1,521,174.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • ESOL for Enrepreneurs
  • ESOL for Parents and Caregivers
  • Expansion and Emerging Program Grants
  • PreVocational/Vocational ESOL Initiative

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Overview

Mission Statement

English for New Bostonians' (ENB) mission is to increase access to high-quality ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for adult immigrants. ENB meets this mission in four key ways: 

  1. ENB provides program support to support ESOL classes for over 1,200 learners in community-, faith- and labor-based organizations across Boston.
  2. ENB provides training and TA to programs on ESOL methodology, learner assessment, technology integration in the classroom and curriculum development.
  3. ENB innovates through Targeted ESOL Initiatives addressing unique goals of learners at home, at work and in the community. They include:

·        ESOL for Employment

·        ESOL for Parents and Caregivers

·        ESOL for Entrepreneurs

4.ENB expands resources through its flagship statewide English Works Campaign,calling for a high-quality, public-private ESOL system that serves immigrants, businesses, and the Commonwealth.


Background Statement

 

English for New Bostonians (ENB) was launched in 2001 following a series of meetings hosted by the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians (ONB) to identify challenges facing Boston immigrants. Among the top concerns cited by over 150 leaders from diverse communities was lack of ESOL resources. ENB was founded by ONB in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, The Boston Foundation and several leading Boston-area private foundations, to address the urgent need for English classes for Boston immigrants. Together with community leaders, they crafted a solution to address the immediate need for ESOL, as well as the long-term imperative to expand Boston's ESOL system.

ENB serves as an intermediary, overseeing competitive grant processes to select and provide training and technical assistance for ESOL programs across the City. The grantmaking strategy includes adding more seats in existing programs, and building new capacity in schools, community centers, workplaces, and places of worship. ENB also advocates for increased services to address the serious gap between demand for ESOL services and available supply. In 2008, ENB formed the English Works Campaign which calls upon business, labor, community and government leaders to dedicate resources to create a sustainable, high-quality ESOL system that addresses the needs and interests of immigrant workers and their employers.

ENB became an independent 501c3 in 2014. We maintain our essential model of equal representation on our Board by community, business and City representatives. We have tested strategies such as distance learning and supporting grassroots, emerging programs that require a significant assistance but reach isolated populations that would not otherwise access ESOL. ENB has launched initiatives such as Pre-Vocational ESOL, and ESOL for Parents and Caregivers, whose model of curriculum development, field-testing, refinement and evaluation, and then expansion, was used to launch ESOL for Entrepreneurs just last year.

ENB maintains its support from its original funders, and has attracted new supporters including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and, through a sub-contract, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as corporations and individuals who contribute because they see ENB as the leading organization to make Boston a welcoming city that offers immigrants the opportunity to learn English and fully contribute in all aspects of civic life.



Impact Statement

In the last year, ENB

1)   Made grants to 26 programs, serving 1266 participants.

2)   Promoted systems change with targeted grants—including Pre-Vocational ESOL (now known as ESOL for Employment)—to improve outcomes, build field knowledge.Targeted grants were made to 11 high-performing programs to improve specific student outcomes and develop expertise in the field. Four Pre-Voc/Voc programs increase the availability of high-quality pre voc and vocational ESOL at all levels and increase the number of learners who transition into skills training, new/better jobs, bridge programs, or post-secondary education.

3)   Expanded evaluation capacity to assess longitudinal and community impact. Using ENB’s Data Collection Plan is drives data analysis and evaluation to inform strategy. The Plan enables reporting at the student level and analysis by demographics such as native language, education level, etc. ENB also measures indicators specific to targeted programs, e.g., job/career-related placements, increased wages, etc. We are improving our ability to capture longitudinal learner progress.

4)   Increased ENB’s long-term sustainability. After careful analysis, ENB's board voted to incorporate and ENB became an independent 501c3 on July 1, 2014. This follows 13 years under the sound fiscal management of The Boston Foundation. In Fall 2015, ENB completed its first successful audit with Aronson, Alexander and Finning CPA. ENB’s Finance Committee streamlined financial operations, implemented a 5-year plan, redesigned the budget to delineate revenues and expenses by program area. Staff is building an individual donor base.

In the coming year, our goals are to

1) Continue building a high-quality ESOL system in Boston,

2) Improve ESOL learner outcomes and impact,such as gains in English language skills and school engagement by immigrant parents in our ESOL for Parents initiative;

3) Increase organizational sustainability through enhanced governance structures, communications and diversification of funding.



Needs Statement

ENB’s most pressing needs are to

  1. Add additional resources to the ESOL system in Boston in order to address the unmet demand for services among the city’s burgeoning immigrant communities. ENB strives to add new slots and to promote high-quality classes that help immigrants to integrate in their communities, schools, workplaces and other institutions.
  2. Connect with businesses that employ immigrant workers to promote ESOL partnerships;
  3. Add dedicated staff to the task of promoting the ESOL issue and engaging volunteers in teaching English.
  4. Expand ENB’s individual donor base.
  5. Increase board membership to increase finance, fundraising and business expertise while maintaining strong immigrant community representation.

CEO Statement

An investment in ENB is an investment in the education and economic vitality of Boston’s low-income immigrant families and communities.Our 25 programs provide a gateway to immigrants’ participation in Boston’s civic process and communities; in particular, our Pre-Voc/Voc ESOL and English at Work Initiatives help prepare immigrants to adapt to the U.S. labor market and to gain a foothold in the local economy. With the support of ENB staff and consultants, professional teachers help students learn English and make a plan, for example, to move from an “immigrant job” in a restaurant or factory to a better-paying mainstream job in a hotel, or to enter a skills training or certificate program with a higher language competency level. ENB works with programs to adapt to an employment focus, engage employers in their programs, and improve economic outcomes for students.

        ENB offers funders and donors an investment strategy that addresses urgent community needs and provides assurance of effectiveness, transparency, and accountability.Grassroots agency representatives sit with private and government stakeholders and ENB staff on our Board and Program Committee, which reviews each grant proposal before it is funded, conducts site visits to funded programs, and monitors outcomes. Community reps also help identify neighborhood needs, and set priorities and design culturally appropriate services.

        As a convener of diverse stakeholders, ENB inspires collaboration among private, public and community agencies working to strengthen skills, improve quality of life and create opportunities for civic engagement for low income immigrants. The City supports ENB through the Neighborhood Jobs Trust, and provides leadership, the Mayor’s leadership, outreach to philanthropic organizations and events such as the Office for New Bostonians’We are Boston gala. ENB strategizes closely with the city around grant making, using our private funding to inject flexibility and learner options into the system, while building neighborhood capacity. ENB fills gaps such as programs for people with low literacy and for parents with school age children, while testing new approaches.


Board Chair Statement

"As immigrant community leaders, private funders, and city officials, we feel there is an urgent need in our region to build capacity and increase the availability of quality ESOL instruction. ENB impresses us with their ability to work on a systematic level through a variety of different methods. The work ENB does benefits not only the immigrant community, but the Boston community at large. Whether it's the Distance Learning ESOL program or the English Works Campaign that engages employers to become part of the solution, they’ve proven to be a valuable and important partner that gets results."

-ENB Board Co-Chair,

Jesús Gerena, Family Independence Initiative-Boston


Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
ENB programs are in 15 Boston neighborhoods, serving approximately 47% Latinos, 16% Asian Americans, 13% Haitians, 8% Cape Verdeans, 6% Africans, 6% Brazilians, and 5% other. ENB’s constituency includes immigrants, refugees and asylees; people who are employed (55%) and unemployed; with (44%) and without (56%) high school diplomas. Sixteen percent of students have a fifth-grade education or less. The majority are women (71%) and are parents, and virtually all are low- or very low-income.pastingENB programs are in 15 Boston neighborhoods, serving approximately 47% Latinos, 16% Asian Americans, 13% Haitians, 8% Cape Verdeans, 6% Africans, 6% Brazilians, and 5% other. ENB’s constituency includes immigrants, refugees and asylees; people who are employed (55%) and unemployed; with (44%) and without (56%) high school diplomas. Sixteen percent of students have a fifth-grade education or less. The majority are women (71%) and are parents, and virtually all are low- or very low-income.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Adult Education
  2. Human Services - Ethnic/Immigrant Services
  3. Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations - Fund Raising & Fund Distribution

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

ESOL for Enrepreneurs

English for New Bostonians’ new ESOL for Entrepreneurs initiative aims to increase access to English language classes for owners and employees of very small, or “micro-” businesses. Customized ESOL classes are offered at times and locations convenient for businesses, and the English-learning curriculum addresses business goals. The goal is to reach a diverse immigrant population whose businesses will benefit from improved English communication. Classes are intended primarily for business owners, but employees are also eligible. The customized ESOL for Entrepreneurs Curriculum covers

· Customer Service

· Writing a Business Plan

· Licensing

· Marketing, such as slogans and social media

· Banking and loans

Classes are offered in E. Boston, Chelsea, Jamaica Plain and Dorchester.

Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Adults Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success 

v Work with business partners in selected neighborhoods to conduct planning process; assess needs, logistics, and benchmarks; and customize curricula and evaluation.

o Assess markets served, learner English levels, and class design and location needs; barriers that may prevent successful completion by participants; and ways in which English gains might strengthen business performance.

o Design cross-site curricula and data collection tools/evaluation methods, including formative use of student feedback and quizzes to refine week-to-week delivery.

v Fund and support 3-4 provider/partner programs, each serving 10-15 owners/employees, for at least 4 hrs/week over two cycles (ranging from 8 to 20 weeks).

o Help individual sites to develop work plans and goals.

o Provide at least 2 on-site TA sessions per program to help them meet goals.

o Convene 3-4 trainings for ESOL providers and business partners on workplace needs analysis, tailoring curricula, measuring business outcomes, and as-needed topics.

o Convene regular review and sharing meetings with business association leaders, teachers, and ESOL program coordinators.

v Convene ESOL for Entrepreneurs Advisory Group whose members include a successful immigrant business owner, and representatives from Boston’s Office of Business Development, The Center for Women and Enterprise, U.S. Small Business Administration, Tech Goes Home small business program, a bank, a funder, and an adult education leader. The group serves as an expert “sounding board” and source of guest speakers for the classes, and provides overall vision to the initiative.

v Evaluate and disseminate results.

o Collect quantitative data and qualitative feedback (please see monitoring section).

o Hold two convenings upon completion of program-end analysis: 1) grantees and their business partners to review data as a cohort, compile lessons and best practices, and discuss next steps, and 2) grantees, business partners, funders, city and workforce sector representatives and other stakeholders to learn about initiative outcomes and ways to support its success and replication.

Program Long-Term Success 

The goal of the ESOL for Entrepreneurs Initiative is to enable business people to improve their English skills in order to expand their markets, better access business assistance resources, and help invigorate local economies. Classes target primarily business owners, but employees are eligible. ESOL for Entrepreneurs offers classes at requested times and locations, with curricula customized to business goals.

Many U.S. cities face challenges similar to Boston’s – being home to large immigrant populations who struggle for economic stability yet having ESOL systems inadequate to meet the breadth and depth, and perhaps more importantly, the diversity and specificity of need, for English language instruction. ENB envisions ESOL for Entrepreneurs as a model that will spawn curricula, methodology and partnerships specific to the needs and interests of businesses served, and replicable across Boston and possibly nationwide through sharing of best practices as they evolve. For example, a curriculum, with vocabulary and customer services skills specific to nail and hair salons, could be readily adapted whether for Vietnamese, Haitian Kreyol, or Spanish-speaking learners. This Initiative is intentionally being developed as customizable and replicable.
Program Success Monitored By 

Anticipated Outcomes and Success Indicators: Programs will submit quantitative and qualitative data at the end of each session, as well as mid-point, to enable ENB to help programs improve on any shortcomings and to cross-pollinate best practices. In addition to the information captured through tools described below, all programs will used BEST Plus standardized tests to pre- and post-test learners.

Participant Surveys: A post-program survey aligned with the main units in the curriculum will use a Likert scale (a social research method) to measure students’ learning gains in content areas, such as, “describing my business in English,” “using English with customers,” “writing a business plan,” “marketing to new customers,” “knowledge of licenses, permits, insurance, taxes,” and “how to communicate with city and state officials (inspectors, police)." Students also will note examples of how they used or plan to use new skills in the future.

Teacher Reporting: With an eye toward curriculum refinement, teachers are documenting students’ most significant needs/interests, and experiences students report as resulting from classes (communicating effectively with city inspectors, confidence approaching customers).

Site Visits: Though labor intensive, site visits enable continuous quality improvement and inform ENB’s investments. Our Program Manager, Board members, and sometimes our Executive Director visit each one of our programs at its halfway mark. Direct observation reveals program progress and successes, professional development needs, and any other issues. Individual conversation with students, who typically give high marks to teachers, do reveal needs, such as wanting more practice time or feeling left behind. Post-visit reports are sent to Program and Executive Directors with commendations and recommendations.

Examples of Program Success 

The first ESOL for Entrepreneurs class culminated December 2, and its impact is already being felt. In the words of the owner of Telepage: “When I came to the U.S. I studied English for 3 years. But this class is different. We do pronunciation and the teacher had us do a business plan and a slogan. I know my English has progressed. Recently, with our new telephone inventory, there have been a lot of different kinds of people coming into my store—Americans, Moroccans, Filipinos. They don’t speak Spanish so I need to help them in English. I need to know what to offer them and help to them feel more secure in what they are buying.”


ESOL for Parents and Caregivers

ENB’sESOL for Parentsfocuses on improving the English skills of immigrant parents, and in turn the academic success of their children. Through a partnership with the Mayor’s Office for New Bostonians and Boston Public Schools Adult Education, ENB supports programs that are located in community agencies, elementary schools, and a Head Start Program.

 

ENB helps parents increase their English skillsandtheir knowledge of the Boston early education and K-12 systems so they understand the options available, make informed decisions, and advocate for their children. Being able to communicate in English also allows parents to be more involved and active in their kids’ education and in schools themselves.

 

ENB also has developed a 25-unit unified curriculum including lessons on MCAS, how to read report cards, School choice, and expectations of parents. The curriculum is shared city-wide, enabling teachers and community groups to connect parents with their kids’ education.

Budget  $243,964.00
Category  Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Families Females
Program Short-Term Success 

ESOL for Parents and Caregivers programs will improve their capacity to develop ESOL classes that are targeted to parents of Boston Public Schools students, and improve parents’ knowledge of school content and issues, and parents’ ability to support their children’s success in school. ESOL programs will forge relationships with local schools in immigrant rich neighborhoods of Boston.

Program Long-Term Success 

Immigrant adult learners will improve their English language skills and their ability to support their children’s academic success. Specifically, parents will be able to assist their children with homework and at home reading, increase their communication with their children’s teachers, understand how to advocate for their children, be able to navigate school choice, understand report cards and MCAS,etc.

Program Success Monitored By 

ENB makes annual site visits to all funded programs, collects semi-annual reports from sites on student demographics, learning gains as measured by standardized tests, and progress toward goals. ENB conducts pre- and post- self-assessments by students about their involvement with their children’s school and education. ENB also surveys program staff who receive training and TA from our team to evaluate our effectiveness.

Examples of Program Success 

Meet ABCD Southside Headstart ESOL Student:“My English class is helping me help my children and give back. I have learned about ways to read to my young daughter that will help her to be a better reader. I’ve also learned how to read my son’s report card, and what the MCAS is that my son took for the first time this year. Now I can help my son with his homework. He won a medal at school because he is good in math and does all his homework and helps the other children in the class. ABCD motivates us to participate in all community activities. I joined the Sumner School Parent Council, and now I am the Treasurer. I encourage other Sumner parents to attend Parent Council meetings. We support activities at School. I also help out in my daughter’s classroom at HeadStart where I helped update a Family Resource Guide. I am training to become a parent Ambassador to talk to other parents in the community about opportunities for helping their young children with their learning and education.”


Expansion and Emerging Program Grants

Program Expansion/Innovation and Emerging Program Grants support ESOL classes in community-, faith- and labor-based organizations across Boston. Expansion/Innovation Programs address local needs and build on existing community capacity. Classes are diverse and are offered at convenient locations and times, including evening and weekends, ranging from the literacy level to higher-level “transitions” classes that help learners connect to GED, college, job training, and employment. Curriculum is customized to student background and goals, and students learn to use computers and on-line ESOL learning tools. Emerging Programs target new and fast-growing immigrant groups. Services are often provided in small, grassroots, immigrant-led organizations that offer classes along with housing, resettlement, and other services.Teachers frequently share common language and culture with students.

Budget  $600,899.00
Category  Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees
Program Short-Term Success 

Newer, grassroots immigrant organizations will develop their capacity to provide high-quality ESOL services to otherwise underserved groups; services will be customized to community needs.

Program Long-Term Success 

Immigrant adult learners will improve their English language skills, move toward greater economic stability and be able to fully participate and contribute to their communities, civic institutions and workplaces.

Program Success Monitored By 

ENB makes annual site visits to all funded programs, collects semi-annual reports from sites on student demographics, learning gains as measured by standardized tests, and progress toward goals; and surveys students themselves. ENB also surveys program staff who receive training and TA from our team to evaluate our effectiveness.

Examples of Program Success 

Meet an ENB Student at El Centro Cardenal: When Dany first came to the United States from Haiti, her English was so limited, she was afraid to speak to her child’s teacher. But with her newfound English skills, she was able to participate in a student leadership training program — and then to speak with her representative at the State House. Dany is a student volunteer, helping others adult learners become computer literate.  She recently became a permanent resident and will enter a nursing program in April.


PreVocational/Vocational ESOL Initiative

PreVocational/Vocational ESOL provide a contextualized ESOL pre-employment curriculum that prepares learners for employment and skills training. Classes are offered for students at all levels of English proficiency, recognizing that economic necessities often require that immigrants enter the workforce before, while or after they learn English.

Budget  140,341
Category  Employment, General/Other Job Training & Employment
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees
Program Short-Term Success  ESOL programs will improve their capacity to develop ESOL classes that are contextualized to employment, job training, and higher education settings. Program staff will increase employer engagement in ESOL programs, provide learners with knowledge of the labor market, and assist them to develop concrete, sound career development plans.
Program Long-Term Success  Immigrant adult learners will improve their English language skills and move toward greater economic stability through employment, career advancement, skills training, higher education.
Program Success Monitored By 

ENB makes annual site visits to all funded programs, collects semi-annual reports from sites on student demographics, learning gains as measured by standardized tests, and progress toward goals; and surveys students themselves. ENB also surveys program staff who receive training and TA from our team to evaluate our effectiveness.

Examples of Program Success  Meet an ENB Student at BEST Corp:Chun Xia Chen was working at a Chinese store part-time, $10/hour without benefits when she came to the Hotel Training Center to improve her English. While at the Training Center, she seized the opportunity to take the Room Attendant Training. Three weeks after her graduation, Chun Xia began working at the W Hotel as Room Stylist at $15.10/hour with full benefits. She is very happy with her job. She also attended the Financial Literacy Training, and has learned how to manage her finances.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Claudia Green
CEO Term Start Jan 2006
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Under Claudia's leadership since 2006, ENB has incorporated and defined itself as a strong, independent organization; developed a high-profile advocacy campaign, re-crafted its grantmaking approach and expanded its reach to serve over 1,200 immigrant adults in the City of Boston. Claudia’s background is in workforce development and community economic development. Prior to joining ENB, much of her work has focused on promoting career advancement for low-skilled workers in the region. She has conducted evaluations and best practice analyses of workforce development programs for youth, and for incumbent and dislocated limited English proficient workers. As Director of the Center for Community Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, a multi-ethnic community-university partnership, Claudia oversaw research and community-based intervention strategies in workforce, small business, and neighborhood development. She has also worked in the employment training field at the community and municipal levels. Claudia holds a Masters’ in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Awards

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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

 

ENB’s powerful tri-sector model of private-public-community partnership is reflected in ENB’s new by-laws, our Board, and our grant making. ENB’s Board dedicates four seats each to City, philanthropic, and community representatives. Private funders provide flexibility for program innovation, grant making guidance, and links to other philanthropic partners. Several funders have made multi-year commitments, relying on ENB’s expertise and accountability to stay “on the ground” in the immigrant and adult education field.

City partners bring leadership, resources, and an invaluable view of system- and neighborhood-level gaps. The Mayor's Office for Jobs and Community Services is essential in guiding grant making and in leveraging the Mayor's good will to encourage business participation. The Office of New Bostonians interfaces with the City’s immigrant communities. Finally, community Board members and grantees bring intimate knowledge of diverse linguistic/ethnic populations’ needs and assets.

ENB complements state and city Adult Basic Education/ESOL funding and works with City partners around grant making to strategize and avoid duplication, while using our private funding to inject experimentation and learner options into the system. ENB’s Program Manager participates in monthly convenings of the Boston Adult Literacy Initiative (State-funded ABE Programs) and is a Community Advisory Committee member with First Literacy, allowing her to stay current on trends, gaps, and opportunities. ENB's Executive Director is a member of the Board of the MA Workforce Board Association, and the Campaign Organizer is a member of the Mass Coalition for Adult Education's Public Policy Committee.

 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Effective November, 2013 English for New Bostonians (ENB) was awarded its 501(c)3 exempt organization status and as such, effective July 1, 2014, we are using this status to acknowledge all gifts and have fully transitioned to an independent organization. All internal management policies and procedures are in place.
 
English for New Bostonians’ fund was previously housed at the Boston Foundation and incoming gifts were previously acknowledged by the Boston Foundation.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 5
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 39
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Cape Verdean
Gender Female: 2
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

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 Ms. Alejandra St. Guillen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mayor's Office of New Bostonians
Board Chair Term Dec 2015 - Nov 2016
Board Co-Chair Mr. Jesus Gerena
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Family Independence Initiative
Board Co-Chair Term Dec 2015 - Nov 2016

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Enoes Andujar Hyde Square Task Force Voting
Ms. Amel Arhab Deloitte Consulting Voting
Mr. Dave Bassett City of Boston Voting
Mr. Alberto Calvo Stop and Compare Supermarkets Voting
Ms. Yongmei Chen Eastern Bank Voting
Mr. Doug Clowes The Clowes Foundation Voting
Mr. Jesús Gerena Family Independence Initiative Voting
Ms. Myrna Guerrero-McCabe Kayem Foods, Inc. Voting
Ms. Maria Harris Boston Public Schools Voting
Ms. Lara Merida Boston Redevelopment Authority Voting
Ms. Ify Mora Barr Foundation Voting
Mr. Daniel Sherman The Boston Foundation Voting
Mr. Navjeet Singh National Fund for Workforce Solutions Voting
Ms. Alejandra St. Guillen Mayor's Office of New Bostonians Voting
Ms. Kerline Tofuri PID/Jou Nouvo Voting

Constituent Board Members

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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 6
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 3
Other (if specified): Cape Verdean,Algerian, Indian
Gender Female: 9
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 72%
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

  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Program / Program Planning

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $1,559,600.00
Projected Expense $1,521,174.00
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2009 Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $1,125,130 $2,501,656 $1,285,508
Total Expenses $1,529,529 $1,376,502 $1,269,270

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$971,578 $1,955,496 $1,000,007
Government Contributions $0 $225,000 $275,000
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- $225,000 $275,000
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- $26,132 $10,501
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $132,648 $80,198 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $20,904 $14,830 --
Other -- $200,000 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $1,346,846 $1,211,728 $1,151,782
Administration Expense $110,667 $94,332 $86,985
Fundraising Expense $72,016 $70,442 $30,503
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.74 1.82 1.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses 88% 88% 91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 7% 3% 2%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $794,941 $1,189,615 $708,774
Current Assets $794,941 $964,615 $708,774
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $74,186 $64,461 $500,000
Total Net Assets $720,755 $1,125,154 $208,774

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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 --
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 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 10.72 14.96 1.42

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

FY15 990 and Audit are for English for New Bostonians, Inc. for our first year since incorporation and operating independently. Past Form 990s and audited financial statements provided are from The Boston Foundation, ENB's fiscal manager until June 30, 2014. Financial statements prepared by a ENB's financial professional are also available upon request.

Foundation Comments

Effective July 1, 2013, English for New Bostonians (ENB) was awarded its 501(c)3 exempt organization status and as such, effective July 1, 2014, ENB is using this status to acknowledge all gifts. The IRS Exempt Organization Determination Letter for English for New Bostonians’ new nonprofit status is also posted above. English for New Bostonians’ fund was previously housed at the Boston Foundation and incoming gifts were previously acknowledged by the Boston Foundation. The Boston Foundation's Form 990s and audits are posted above, reflecting ENB's prior time as a fund at the Boston Foundation.

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per English for New Bostonians' audited financials for FY16 and FY15 and per ENB's internal records for FY14.

Documents


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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