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Jou Nouvo-New Day

 PO Box 613
 Hanover, MA 02339
[P] (781) 588-4555
[F] --
https://jounouvo.org/
[email protected]
Kerline Tofuri
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INCORPORATED: 2015
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 80-0227444

LAST UPDATED: 09/11/2017
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 »

Jou Nouvo-New Day, Inc exists to help the extreme poor in Bon-Repos, Haiti attain independence and whole life improvement through education while retaining the spirit of Haitian culture.

Mission Statement

Jou Nouvo-New Day, Inc exists to help the extreme poor in Bon-Repos, Haiti attain independence and whole life improvement through education while retaining the spirit of Haitian culture.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $15,000.00
Projected Expense $10,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Literacy Programs

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Overview

Mission Statement

Jou Nouvo-New Day, Inc exists to help the extreme poor in Bon-Repos, Haiti attain independence and whole life improvement through education while retaining the spirit of Haitian culture.

Background Statement

Jou Nouvo brings together supporters from the United States and experienced community leaders in Haiti to exchange ideas and work together in order to provide a venue and staff to teach fundamental literacy skills to adults. We are working in partnership Institution Mixte Alexandre Dumas and Les Petits Rossignols. These Institutions are private schools and they have successfully delivered kindergarten, fundamental, and secondary education, nutrition program, and other basic assistance to the struggling families of Bon-Repos.

Impact Statement

The Jou Nouvo (JN) team believes that to achieve sustainable economic development, it is critically important to build a foundation of support through a grassroots community effort that provides basic living conditions, educational opportunities and entrepreneurial training.

Needs Statement

Finance: a priority to raise up to $70,000
to help build a community center in Haiti
Volunteer to help with fundraising 
Volunteer to help with communication 
Additional Board members

CEO Statement

Jou Nouvo’s initial implementation is modest in scope but deep in impact. Jou Nouvo seeks to improve the quality of life throughout the targeted neighborhoods by providing people with the tools of education, access to health instruction and care, financial support, and hope for a better life. Further ahead, Jou Nouvo will look for assistance to promote and develop sustainable opportunities for families, advocate for a healthier environment, and vibrant community of Bon-Repos. Caring for its clients, Jou Nouvo will never take on expansions that impair quality of service– rather, it will take on progressive, community-oriented growth.

Board Chair Statement

Through our Literacy, Small Business Loan, and Basic Health Services, our programs are accessible to those who, for the first time, want to learn to read and write, as well as those who wish to continue to improve their literacy skills in Haitian Creole. We also offer basic instruction to strengthen family health as well as guidance in economic development and stability supplemented with a small loan.

Geographic Area Served

INTERNATIONAL
Bon-Repos, Plaine-du- Cul-Sac, located west of Haiti, Bon-Repos is about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) close to Port-au- Prince, the capital of Haiti. Until the late 1970s, Bon-Repos was known for its vast open space and its rich soil which was ideal for agricultural production. Today, Bon-Repos is referred to as a poor suburb that isoverpopulated with minimal land left for farming. In Bon-Repos, private schools, churches,shops, and open markets are in abundance. However, access to health clinics, no library, and free public schools are very limited. Access to a good education is in decline, unemployment is high, crimes, hunger, and multiple diseases continue to emerge at a rapid pace. As a result of all these issues, Jou Nouvo was created to meet the needs and aspirations of the Bon-Repos community.

Organization Categories

  1. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Women's Rights
  2. Education - Adult Education
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - 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

Literacy Programs

Of central importance to all other elements of this initiative, the goal of the literacy program is to provide adults of Bon-Repos with fundamental reading and writing skills in either or both French and Creole. Experience and trained staff at the Alexandre Dumas School in Bon-Repos provide two hour long evening classes three days a week to develop the literacy skills of participating members. With small intimate classes, the literacy program seeks to not only provide access to education, but also to instill a commitment to further their education beyond the first year of the initiative.

“For apart from inquiry, apart from the praxis, individuals cannot be truly human. Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” ― Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Budget  $5,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Delivery
Population Served Adults Blacks, African Heritage Families
Program Short-Term Success  Ensuring that JN participants can learn the very basic reading & writing skills in their native language(Haitian Creole)
Program Long-Term Success 

Jou Nouvo’s initial implementation is modest in scope but deep in impact. Jou Nouvo seeks to improve the quality of life throughout the targeted neighborhoods by providing people with the tools of education, access to health instruction and care, financial support, and hope for a better life. Further ahead, Jou Nouvo will look for assistance to promote and develop sustainable opportunities for families, advocate for a healthier environment, and vibrant community of Bon-Repos. Caring for its clients, Jou Nouvo will never take on expansions that impair quality of service– rather, it will take on progressive, community-oriented growth.

Program Success Monitored By  We are working in partnership Institution Mixte Alexandre Dumas and Les Petits Rossignols. These Institutions are private schools and they have successfully delivered kindergarten, fundamental, and secondary education, nutrition program, and other basic assistance to the struggling families of Bon-Repos.
Examples of Program Success  Our literacy program started in 2007 with 8 participants, presently, our literacy classes are happening at a local school and a local Catholic church; at each location, we have 3 classes, from beginner to intermediate levels, over the years, we have served over 100 adults who did have the opportunity to attend school. They are now reading and writing on their own and in their first language.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Child Sponsorship:- Provides nutritional supplements to malnourished children not in school
- Providing free medical care for the entire family
- Paying for school tuition if needed
- Providing food, shoes, and school supplies
Literacy Instruction:
Of central importance to all other elements of this initiative, the goal of the literacy program is to provide adults of Bon-Repos with fundamental reading and writing skills in either or both French and Creole. Experience and trained staff at the Alexandre Dumas School in Bon-Repos provide two hour long evening classes three days a week to develop the literacy skills of participating members. With small intimate classes, the literacy program seeks to not only provide access to education, but also to instill a commitment to further their education beyond the first year of the initiative. 
Health Instruction: Supplements the literacy component, the health component, run by PID’s medical professionals is addressing the demands and needs for basic information about general health and nutrition issues for the families of Bon-Repos. Program participants from Bon-Repos will have access to PID’s medical clinic in Terre Noir, Haiti, which is a suburb within close proximity
Economic Stability:
The goal of this component is to address the demand and need for economic stability for the families of the local communities. With a small loan ranging from $50 to $100, individuals living in extreme poverty receive basic instruction and relevant training provided by PID staff in order to start up or further develop a business. The ultimate goal of the economic stability component is to provide individuals with some resources to establish a means that will allow them to support themselves and their families. 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Kerline Tofuri
CEO Term Start Sept 2017
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Kerline Auguste Tofuri, BA

Kerline Tofuri is currently a Family Advocate with the Community Advocacy Program (CAP) based at the Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, MA. The Community Advocacy Program (CAP) is a program of the Center for Community Health Education, and Research Service (CCHERS) at Northeastern University’s, Office of Urban Health Programs and Policy, in the Bouve College of Health Sciences.

Ms. Tofuri is also Founder and President of Jou Nouvo-New Day, Inc. Jou Nouvo got its start in 2007 offering adult literacy program as a platform to address educational, social, and health issues to families in Bon Repos, Haiti. To date, Jou Nouvo-specific projects include adult literacy, child sponsorships, small business loans, and access to basic medical care programs.

Kerline holds a Bachelor Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a trained Instructor of English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) with more than 15 years of experience. Ms. Tofuri lead trainings and managed ESOL projects for over 10 years; she worked in partnership with a core group of private-public funders securing and disbursing funds via a competitive process to well-established and emerging organizations that were primarily led by immigrant groups in the Greater Boston area.

Ms. Tofuri highly prefers to work with organizations or group of individuals with a vision to advocate for & promote self-efficiency through education; and she is equally passionate to search, negotiate, and form partnership with institutions that focus on (“real capacity-building”) of grassroots organizations.

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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 12
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No Semi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A Semi-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A Semi-Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mrs Kerline Tofuri
Board Chair Company Affiliation Jou Nouvo-New Day, Inc.
Board Chair Term Sept 2017 - Sept 2018
Board Co-Chair Mrs. Susan Ambrose
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Sept 2017 - Sept 2018

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. John Huycke Jou Nouvo-New Day, Inc. Voting

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): Haitian American
Gender Female: 4
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 6%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 6%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Development / Board Orientation

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Expense Breakdown (%)

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Expense Breakdown (%)

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Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $15,000.00
Projected Expense $10,000.00
Form 990s

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Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

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Total Revenue $18,962 -- --
Total Expenses $10,631 -- --

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Program Expense $6,612 -- --
Administration Expense $4,019 -- --
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Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.78 -- --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 62% -- --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% -- --

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Total Assets $8,332 -- --
Current Assets $8,332 -- --
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Financial Planning

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Spending Policy N/A
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Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
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Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Purpose Build a community center in Haiti and funds to cover salary for an Executive Director, Director, Coordinators, and teaching staff in Haiti.
Campaign Goal $75,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates July 2017 - June 2018
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

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Foundation Comments

This organization is newer, as such, only one full year of financial data is posted in the charts and graphs above, per the IRS Form 990-EZ.

Documents


Other Documents

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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?

Bon-Repos is a town of La Plaine-du-Cul-Sac, located Ouest (West) of Haiti. Bon-Repos is about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) outside of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. Families from the countryside often move to the capital in search of job and education opportunities, and as a result, Port-au-Prince and its surrounding neighborhoods become over-populated. Due to this, people first began to move out of Port-au-Prince to Bon-Repos in the 1980s.

Until the late 1970s, Bon-Repos was known for its vast open space and its rich soil which was ideal for agricultural production. Today, Bon-Repos is known as a poor suburb that is over populated with minimal land left for farming. In Bon-Repos, private schools, churches, small shops, and open markets are in abundance. However, access to health clinics and free public schools is very limited. Children’s education is in decline, unemployment is high, and violent crimes, hunger, and multiple diseases continue to emerge at a rapid pace. As a result, Jou Nouvo was formed by Kerline Tofuri, a Haitian native now residing in Massachusetts, to meet the needs and aspirations of the Bon Repos community.

Jou Nouvo’s Coordination and Program Participants:
Jou Nouvo seeks out, and subsequently empowers, adult women with little or no literacy skills who are in a state of economic despair. Although services are also open to men, the essence of Jou Nouvo is to provide women with an opportunity to acquire skills so that they may be involved with the schooling of their children and to promote good health habits for themselves and their family. 

With programming already implemented to address the needs of children, Jou Nouvo also addresses the needs of women who want to improve the overall quality of life both for themselves and their families. Jou Nouvo is working in partnership Institution Mixte Alexandre Dumas located in Bon-Repos, Haiti. The Institution is a private school and has successfully delivered kindergarten, fundamental, and secondary education, nutrition program and other basic assistance to the struggling families of Bon-Repos for over ten years. Jou Nouvo also supports and consults with Institution Mixte Quisqueya in Lizon, Haiti. Quisqueya serves children between the ages four to ten years old. With hopes of expansion, Jou Nouvo will continue to recruit and serve ten to twelve women in the literacy class at Institution Mixte Alexandre Dumas.

Long-term Goals:
Jou Nouvo’s initial implementation is small in scope but deep in impact. Jou Nouvo seeks to improve the quality of life throughout the targeted neighborhoods by providing people with the tools of education, access to health instruction and care, financial support and hope for a better life. Further ahead, Jou Nouvo will look for assistance to promote and develop sustainable opportunities for families, advocate for a healthier environment and vibrant community of Bon-Repos. Caring for its clients, Jou Nouvo will never take on expansions that impair quality of service–rather, it will take on progressive, community-oriented growth.

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

Child Sponsorship Program:
Jou Nouvo’s child sponsorship program n Haiti. The Child Sponsorship program provides underprivileged children with funding for school tuition, nutritional supplements, access to health care, and proper shoes and clothing. Supporters of this program sponsor individual children and receive annual correspondences from the child. PID’s staff in Haiti closely monitors each child and their family.
 
Adult Literacy Program:
Of central importance to all other elements of this initiative, the goal of the literacy program is to provide adults of Bon-Repos with fundamental reading and writing skills in either or both French and Creole. Experience and trained staff at the Alexandre Dumas School in Bon-Repos provide two hour long evening classes three days a week to develop the literacy skills of participating members. With small intimate classes, the literacy program seeks to not only provide access to education, but also to instill a commitment to further their education beyond the first year of the initiative.
 
Economic Development:
The goal of this component is to address the demand and need for economic stability for the families of the local communities. With a small loan ranging from $50 to $100, individuals living in extreme poverty receive basic instruction and relevant training provided by JN staff in order to start up or further develop a business. The ultimate goal of the economic stability component is to provide individuals with some resources to establish a means that will allow them to support themselves and their families.
 
Basic Health Services & Information:
Supplementing the literacy component, the health component, run by PID’s medical professionals is addressing the demands and needs for basic information about general health and nutrition issues for the families of Bon-Repos. Program participants from Bon-Repos will have access to PID’s medical clinic in Terre Noir, Haiti, which is a suburb within close proximity. 
 

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

JN connected with local leaders to discuss and identify the needs of the families served, and to plan and prioritize the efforts required to address those needs.

· JN reached out to its volunteers, board members, and supporters in the U.S. to raise resources and develop a strategy to advance JN’s mission and vision for the future.

· Steps taken that show results or capabilities of JN:

· Developed JN organization: created JN board (six members), built volunteer network (eight people) and reached out to Bon Repos community where we continue to build partnerships with local leaders (, and we have served over 100 active participants .

· Initiated outreach to existing and prospective donors to help deliver consistent, continuous services through small business development including projects such as cooking and sewing classes. We were able to serve more than 100 people and have raised $15,000 through our annual fundraiser.

· Established relationship with the Haitian government’s “Office of Alphabetization.” This department provided training and materials for teachers and participants of Jou Nouvo’s literacy program that provided training for teachers a JN teacher’s guide and students books for its classrooms.

· All adults in Bon-Repos who express an interest in accessing an adult literacy program;

· All families and their children who are enrolled in JN Sponsorship program;

· JN team and other people in leadership positions who are partners in Haiti, such as educators, government officials, and community health workers. These sectors will ultimately benefit from higher educated Haitian people who become leaders and business innovators in the community. Better-educated Haitian citizens will be able to become self-sufficient and less reliant on governmental aid.


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

We Know we are making progress when our: 

Participants have gained personal confidence, they have built up their self-esteem, and have decided themselves to become active participants of JN who want to get involved in their community and in JN’s activities. We make progress when participants in JN’s programs are taking actions and helping themselves to become literate, start their own small businesses, and becoming more self-reliant. 

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

What we have accomplished so far:
Assisting over 50 children to go to school every year without interruption(most schools in Haiti are fee-based and the very can't always afford to pay fees for their children to go to school). Our sponsorship program is to help these children, as many as possible to go and succeed in school.
 
We help over 100 adults to get learn to read & in their native language.
 
We form strong partnership with reliable and long-time institutions including our team members who are from the community.
 
What we haven't yet accomplished:
Raise enough funding to expand our program services. When funding is available, we can serve more children and adults to gain access to education.
 
We hope to build a community center where all programs(sponsorship, literacy, small business, health education, and other projects like cooking, sewing) can be offered under 1 roof that is adequately built for all our participants to be able to learn.