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True Alliance Center Inc.

 1550 Blue Hill Avenue
 Mattapan, MA 02126
[P] (617) 799-7009
[F] --
www.truealliancecenter.org
[email protected]
Dieufort Fleurissaint
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INCORPORATED: 2010
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 27-3114465

LAST UPDATED: 01/26/2016
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

 True Alliance Center, Inc. is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and advocacy purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986. 
 
The purposes of True Alliance Center, Inc. include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. To assist and help newly arriving immigrants in the city of Boston, and surrounding cities of the state of Massachusetts, navigate the often overwhelming bureaucracy of city and state for needed services that would help them get situated and become productive citizens of this great commonwealth within a reasonably short time frame.

  2. To educate immigrants on civic duties, provide necessary English skills through ESL and ESOL classes, and discuss cultural nuances of their newly adopted country and state.

  3. To guide immigrants looking to transition to better jobs, vocational programs, or traditional schooling.

  4. To promote cultural development and awareness among different immigrant groups within the state of Massachusetts by supporting and promoting cultural and community events.

  5. To advocate for the rights of all legal immigrants within the state of Massachusetts, wherever and whenever they might be infringed upon.

  6. To raise the funds necessary to sustain the foregoing activities and using such funds exclusively for the corporation's charitable and educational purposes.

Mission Statement

 True Alliance Center, Inc. is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and advocacy purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986. 
 
The purposes of True Alliance Center, Inc. include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. To assist and help newly arriving immigrants in the city of Boston, and surrounding cities of the state of Massachusetts, navigate the often overwhelming bureaucracy of city and state for needed services that would help them get situated and become productive citizens of this great commonwealth within a reasonably short time frame.

  2. To educate immigrants on civic duties, provide necessary English skills through ESL and ESOL classes, and discuss cultural nuances of their newly adopted country and state.

  3. To guide immigrants looking to transition to better jobs, vocational programs, or traditional schooling.

  4. To promote cultural development and awareness among different immigrant groups within the state of Massachusetts by supporting and promoting cultural and community events.

  5. To advocate for the rights of all legal immigrants within the state of Massachusetts, wherever and whenever they might be infringed upon.

  6. To raise the funds necessary to sustain the foregoing activities and using such funds exclusively for the corporation's charitable and educational purposes.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
Projected Income $8,400.00
Projected Expense $7,600.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Humanitarian Parole Support for Haitian Nationals Immigrants Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

 True Alliance Center, Inc. is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and advocacy purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986. 
 
The purposes of True Alliance Center, Inc. include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. To assist and help newly arriving immigrants in the city of Boston, and surrounding cities of the state of Massachusetts, navigate the often overwhelming bureaucracy of city and state for needed services that would help them get situated and become productive citizens of this great commonwealth within a reasonably short time frame.

  2. To educate immigrants on civic duties, provide necessary English skills through ESL and ESOL classes, and discuss cultural nuances of their newly adopted country and state.

  3. To guide immigrants looking to transition to better jobs, vocational programs, or traditional schooling.

  4. To promote cultural development and awareness among different immigrant groups within the state of Massachusetts by supporting and promoting cultural and community events.

  5. To advocate for the rights of all legal immigrants within the state of Massachusetts, wherever and whenever they might be infringed upon.

  6. To raise the funds necessary to sustain the foregoing activities and using such funds exclusively for the corporation's charitable and educational purposes.

Background Statement

True Alliance Center, Inc., was incorporated in Massachusetts a few months after the January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti. Our primary focus was to assist the Haitian evacuees and Haitian nationals, who were granted Temporary Protected Status, navigate the different city and state agencies. We helped them seek available social and legal help, find decent housing, and get acquainted with the American culture. We sought help from other organizations such as Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) that offer ESL classes and we held information sessions on immigration and housing. 
 
True Alliance Center, Inc. continues to educate and inform the Haitian community of all available opportunities to help them transition into better jobs, vocational programs, or school.
 
In the future, True Alliance Center, Inc. will continue to focus on seeking better opportunities for Haitian immigrants as well as other immigrants living in the State of Massachusetts.

Impact Statement

Main accomplishments for the past year:
  • The board members and volunteers at True Alliance Center, Inc. donated their time to assist more than 100 Haitian immigrants reapply for their Temporary Protected Status or (TPS) and for their work permits.
  • They also assisted 12 clients with their applications for deferred action and humanitarian parole. Volunteers accompanied those clients to many of their ongoing court appointments.
  • True Alliance Center, Inc. was able to retain two pro-bono lawyers to assist clients with the legal aspects of their applications.
  • True Alliance Center, Inc. secured the donation of a temporary office space for meetings between clients and volunteers.

Needs Statement

  1.  Family Reunification and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) fees for workers Permit                     $93,000
  2. Wages and benefits for a permanent office assistant         $26,910
  3. Independent Contractor wages for a lawyer to help with legal immigration documents                      $12,000
  4. Stipend for volunteer workers.              $10,000
  5. Outreach and general office expenses.  $55,590

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

City of Boston- Mattapan
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
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Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Ethnic/Immigrant Services
  2. International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security - International Migration, Refugee Issues
  3. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Economic Development

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

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Humanitarian Parole Support for Haitian Nationals Immigrants Program

The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Humanitarian Parole Support for Haitian Nationals Immigrants Program seeks to keep 200 Haitian refugees from falling out of temporary protected status, as well as humanitarian parole grantees status by providing them with the fund they need to renew their employment authorization and accompanying biometrics fees. The program will also assist them with filling out their immigration forms through the assistance of volunteers under the supervision of a trained immigration lawyer.

Budget  $117,990.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Temporary Financial Aid
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

Short-Term Success is measured by how many unemployed or underemployed clients the program is able to reach out to through channels such as Haitian TV, Haitian radio and their places of worship.

Program Long-Term Success 

Long-Term Success will be determined by having at least 90% of clients able to obtain the fund to successfully renew their temporary protected status and their work permit.

Program Success Monitored By 

Clients’ response and volunteer participation will be recorded and a computerized will be kept in the program’s files along with other related True Alliance Center, Inc.’s files.

Examples of Program Success 

Daphkar René; [email protected]

...After the earthquake my dad was very sick, and we couldn't get any solution for him in Haiti. My parents decided to come here to see a doctor …They diagnosed him with stage 4 kidney failure.

When I came here (Aug. 2011), I was heartbroken because I couldn't recognize my dad. His skin became so dark, he was skinny, and he was using a cane to walk... We went to school, we applied for work permit, and God bless they gave the work permit to 3 of us except my dad. After High School, I went to a CNA training program… In the same month, I got my high school diploma and I was certified as a nurse assistant. I got a job right away. My mother has a job and my sister works as well.

… my dad would have never made it if it wasn't for the doctors here, the support of his family and more importantly the legal immigration status that Rev. Dieufort Fleurissaint and True Alliance Center had helped us obtain from The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The U.S. granted over 51,000 TPS to Haitian nationals following the January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, caused over 250,000 deaths, 300,000 injured and about 1.5 million were left homeless. Among those lucky enough to obtain TPS, many are gainfully employed and are able to pay for their renewal fees. Some who have limited language capacity and are less skilled have had difficulty paying their renewal fees without monetary support from various community organizations and some friends. True Alliance Center has helped a few clients in the past, but, with the recent announcement of a TPS extension with new renewal dates, the board members and volunteers anticipate returning clients who will be unable to come up with the required fees and risk losing their deadlines. The ability to serve clients in financial difficulties without them having to go through a sometime humiliating experience to have to ask around for help will represent an example of a successful program.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Pastor Dieufort Jean Fleurissaint
CEO Term Start July 2010
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 15
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 15
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 8
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Pastor Dieufort Jean Fleurissaint
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Board Chair Term July 2010 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Arthur Almeda Director --
Mr. Varnel Antoine Tresaurer --
Mr. Lionel Bissereth Director --
Mr. Roosevelt Desronvilles Clerk --
Pastor Dieufort Jean Fleurissaint Pastor Keke President --
Pastor Dieufort Jean Fleurissaint Director --
Ms. Nerline Grand-Pierre Director --
Mr. Vladimir Jeune Director --
Mr. Jean Jourdain Vatelia Vice President --
Mr. Jean Jourdain Vatelia Director --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

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

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
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 No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
Projected Income $8,400.00
Projected Expense $7,600.00
Form 990s

2014 Form 990-N

2013 Form 990-N

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $2,830 $2,100 $3,550
Total Expenses $2,610 $2,185 $2,350

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $300 -- $1,050
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $2,530 $2,100 $2,500
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $2,610 $2,185 $2,350
Administration Expense -- -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.08 0.96 1.51
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 100% 100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $0 $0 $0
Current Assets $0 $0 $0
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $0 $0 $0

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
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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 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization and captures the main source of their support over their history, which is the generous donation of time by their supporters. Due to the nonprofit's revenue size, it is not required to file a Form 990 with the IRS; however, their 990 Postcards are posted above for your reference. 

Documents


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