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Cultured Kids

 PO Box 544
 Medford, MA 02155
[P] (781) 2194402
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www.culturedkids.org
[email protected]
Michelle Goldshlag
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INCORPORATED: 2015
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EIN 47-3893580

LAST UPDATED: 08/08/2017
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 »

Developing multicultural programs and curricula for schools, organizations, and communities that enhance cultural understanding, empathy, and respect.

Creating an intercultural bridge to prepare the next generation of world leaders and global citizens for remarkable professional, social, and personal success.


Mission Statement

Developing multicultural programs and curricula for schools, organizations, and communities that enhance cultural understanding, empathy, and respect.

Creating an intercultural bridge to prepare the next generation of world leaders and global citizens for remarkable professional, social, and personal success.



FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Income $14,000.00
Projected Expense $10,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Passport Program

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Overview

Mission Statement

Developing multicultural programs and curricula for schools, organizations, and communities that enhance cultural understanding, empathy, and respect.

Creating an intercultural bridge to prepare the next generation of world leaders and global citizens for remarkable professional, social, and personal success.



Background Statement

Cultured Kids was birthed out of a desire for my husband and I to provide our children a global perspective at an earlier age. While our children have always been in a diverse school environment we recognized the difficulty schools have in utilizing this diversity to teach children about other cultures and global communities. In addition, we have seen the challenges that cross cultural kids (CCK) and their families can have when integrating into a new culture, new school, and new classroom.
 
With this in mind we created two goals for Cultured Kids:
 
1. Support local schools, families, and communities by developing and providing multicultural education programs that instill greater cultural empathy and understanding.  
 
2. Establish relationships with communities in developing regions globally that would enable students to actively participate in our humanitarian efforts.  
 
After a year of preparation and with a budget of $5,000 Cultured Kids came to fruition in 2015 while my husband was a full-time MBA student at BC. Within our first year we provided more than 30 programs (workshops, passport programs, cultural events, summer festival programs/camps) at local schools and libraries in Middlesex county (Brooks Elementary, Brookline Community Ed, New Covenant School and Church, Community Day School Program in Cambridge, and Medford Public Library). We also established a relationship with a community in the Kabarole District of Western Uganda that we have consistently supported.
 
Shortly after our founding Jonah was offered a consulting position with Deloitte in Roslyn, VA. After much prayer and consideration we decided to maintain our Boston location and expand to the Metro DC area as well.
 
We hired a Regional Director, Irena Stanic Rasin, to take the lead in the Boston area. She had been volunteering for our organization consistently before the move and she was easily our first choice for this position. 
 
We have successfully maintained relationships with previous clients and are developing new one's as well. We now have 8 professionals volunteering their skill sets and numerous interns as well. We are beginning research to enhance and expand our educational programs that focus on instilling youth with greater cultural understanding and empathy, characteristics that are necessary for their future success as the next generation of world leaders and global citizens. 

Impact Statement

Accomplishments
 
1. Successfully transitioning leadership to our Regional Director in the Boston area after my family and I moved to Vienna, VA.
 
2. Executing two successful festival programs (summer camps) and two 15-week Passport Programs shortly after our move. 
 
3. An invitation from Boston University's Public Health Professor, James Wolff, to participate in his program design class. Four students are currently consulting with us to create an HIV/AIDS prevention program for the community we serve in Fort Portal Uganda. 
 
4. Organizing a team of interns, volunteers, and professionals to support research that will focus on identifying the social, emotional, and behavioral challenges cross cultural kids face. Data collected with enable us to develop programs to support this community.
 
5. Defining our mission statement
 
Goals  
 
1. To work through a Theory of Change model with our business consultant and use it as a tool to direct our organizations programs, financial goals, and communication.
 
2. To refine our website and social media strategy this summer with our Communications Consultant and communications intern.  
 
3. To secure funding for a space in Middlesex County that will serve as a central office for Cultured Kids, cultural hub for the community, and gathering place for all non-profit leaders/teams to collaborate for professional development. 
 
4. To hire and train 3-5 instructors to teach our programs in the fall.
 
5. To organize and execute a community art project at the H Street Festival in Washington DC this fall. This project will introduce the community to Cultured Kids as we launch programs in the Metro DC area. In addition, the finished piece will travel to other cities nationally for additional community contributions, thereby providing a physical and tangible example of what is possible when communities unite.

Needs Statement

1. Funding for a multifunctional space in Middlesex county ($1,500-$2,500/month)
  •  education collaborative focused on providing multicultural education programs and events for community members. 
  • staff and board events, workshops, meetings, and office space
  • a home for Boston area non-profit leadership to come together collaborate, participate in workshops, team building events. 
  • storage for supplies
 
2. Administrative costs ($200,000)
  • $60,000/annual salary for Michelle Goldshlag (Cultured Kids Co-founder/CEO)
  • $30,000/annual salary for our Regional Director Irena Stanic Rasin
  • $30,000/annual salary for our Head of Research
  • $30,000/annual salary for our Education Consultant 
  • $50,000/annually to compensate support staff (instructors, independent contractors)
3. Operational Costs ($6,000) for insurance, supplies, & utilities.
 
4. Enhance our communications platform
  • Provide a clear and understandable mission and vision for our organization
  • To properly market our unique niche to local schools and education organizations.
5. To create a strong donor platform
  • To better understand who is giving and why
  • To develop and refine our story to reach our prospective donors
  • To establish and strong and foundational relationship with multiple donors willing to contribute to our organization on a regular basis. 

CEO Statement

I have two children at home and I often joke that Cultured Kids is my third child. In all honesty, this is how I feel. I have had to learn a lot since our founding. I have spent countless nights awake due to work that needed to be done or out of concern for the next big step. I have also sacrificed for Cultured Kids as I would my own child. I have been working full time for almost two years and seen great development everywhere except financially.
 
The only advantage to our not having a donor list or grant award at this point is knowing we just have not had time to pursue them. It may sound crazy that we would not have time to find money, but we have had jobs to do and people to serve and they were put first.  
 
In addition, if you do "parenting" right you do not form your child into what you want them to be, you try to shepherd them into what they are supposed to be. This I have also done with Cultured Kids. Cultured Kids growth and expansion has been natural. Each step or non-step has been a clear "open door" or one that was bolted shut. Through this process I have come to better understand our organizations path, a step I believe was necessary before being funded.
 
Our nation is changing more rapidly than our education could possibly keep up with. Education policy cannot change to fit the needs of our growing multicultural population. As a mother, as a community member, and as an educator, I believe that change needs to happen in the community through non-profit organizations, business, and families. We need to create opportunities for children to learn greater cultural empathy and understanding, to empower children to share their own culture and ethnicity, and to encourage humanitarianism at a younger age. 
 
Cultured Kids is providing a unique educational experience that none has seen before. Aside from our original lesson plans exploring a variety of regions and cultures, we are bringing children from different nations together. Rather than draw attention to the division that exists, Cultured Kids is actively creating programs and pursuing opportunities to bring greater unity and cohesion. 
 
Ultimately (and to stick with my childlike metaphor), you want your child to grow and mature in such a way that would enable them to make the greatest impact on the world. This too, we are striving to achieve with Cultured Kids. 

Board Chair Statement

I have asked our Regional Director and fellow Board Member Irena to answer this question:
 
I met Michelle Goldshlag at an Arlington Chamber of Commerce event. The mission of her newly founded non-profit organization Cultured Kids immediately resonated with me. I am a native of Croatia, and have been living in the U.S.A. most of my life. To my three cross-cultural children I have stressed the importance of knowing the culture and the language of their parents, and can happily say that I have been more than successful. As a co-founder, director, and teacher at the Croatian School of Boston, I strive to perpetuate the Croatian language and culture in the Metro Boston area.
 
I have designed my own curricula for Italian and Croatian classes for children and adults and understand how much time and love Michelle is putting into each expertly designed lesson plan. She presents the most unique characteristics of a country, its people, and the culture, piquing curiosity and love for learning in students. 
 
When Michelle moved to the D.C. area for her husband’s new job, we agreed that I would continue what she had started in the metro Boston area. This experience has caused be to become even more passionate about the work we are doing and where we are going. 
 
As Cultured Kids continues to grow, we feel that our efforts to enhance cultural understanding, empathy, and respect in the community would be much better met if we had a designated space. A central Cultured Kids location would function as a hub for cultural exploration and team building workshops for our own staff and other non-profit leadership, or even as a shared space for family enrichment. Not to mentioned the much needed storage space.
 
I am currently the only instructor at Cultured Kids for the two after school Passport Programs in Cambridge. The success of the program is reflected in the interest by both the school administrators, who have repeatedly asked for this program, recognizing its potential to teach about greater cultural understanding and empathy. A couple weeks ago we were exploring soccer in Burkina Faso and children made their own soccer ball from recyclable materials, similar to those made by children in many developing regions. While exploring Kenya students read letters written by children in Kenya and then wrote back, reinforcing their letter writing skills.
 
Our current inability to hire instructors reflects on the number of Passport Programs we are able to offer. As a matter of fact, we were not able to meet another school’s schedule, because of understaffing. We have also recently adapted our lessons to engage preschool children as well. I will be teaching a two week program in the summer at a Somerville preschool.  My next goal is to reach seniors and enrich the offerings in senior centers and assisted living homes. Cultured Kids would therefore become part of a lifelong learning concept and envelop all ages, “from nurseries to nursing homes".
 
The positive feedback assures me that Cultured Kids multicultural education curricula are as attractive to school administrators as they are to parents and students. Every challenge, whatever it may be, will be worth it in the end for me to be a part of this unique and transformative organization.

Geographic Area Served

INTERNATIONAL
City of Boston- Citywide (Indiv. neighborhoods also listed)
NATIONAL

Cultured Kids has been serving the Middlesex County area. Our Passport Programs have been most popular with the Cambridge Community Day School Program but have provided these programs in Arlington and Medford as well. We have also provided our Festival Programs (camps) in Arlington and for Brookline Community Education.
 
Our current research project will be focused on the Roxbury population which is where we would like to branch out to next. We also serve a community in Fort Portal, Uganda and will be launching in DC this fall. 

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Elementary & Secondary Schools
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Humanities
  3. Social Science - International Studies

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

Passport Program

Children are brought through a series of 8 interdisciplinary workshops that explore different regions and cultures around the world. Along the way children will receive stamps in their Cultured Kids Passport for each location and will also create their own keepsake booklet to take home. This booklet will be a great reminder for them and also provide parents an opportunity to see what they did. 

Aside from these consistent elements there is always a group meeting to introduce the history and geography of a region and in many cases, provide a story related to the topic.
 
Each workshop also includes an activity and/or craft. This could include eating sushi while participating in a Japanese Tea Ceremony, singing Opera while exploring Italy, or playing "Pin the Mustache on Dalí" while learning about Surrealism in Spain. The list goes on and on. 
 
Our goal is to engage curiosity, encourage children to explore and share, and to compliment what children are learning in school.  
Budget  $2,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  After the completion of a passport program children will have a greater knowledge and understanding and 8 different global regions and cultures, an expanded vocabulary and sense of geography, and also have consistently been exposed to the freedom of exploring other cultures and celebration of the differences present. 
Program Long-Term Success 
Children will be provided an environment where it is safe to talk about all cultures and ethnicities and encouraged to explore and learn. In doing so children will be given greater confidence and empowerment when sharing their own culture and ethnicity and will also learn to communicate in a respectful and understanding way to others. 
 
Both these attributes will bring greater success. 
Program Success Monitored By  We are just starting to create a survey to send to clients (schools/orgs that hire us) and also parents. 
Examples of Program Success 
The Community Day School Programs in Cambridge, Brookline Community Education, Covenant Church in Arlington, and the Medford Public Library have all asked us to return. We could not meet the scheduling needs of the Brookline Community Ed this summer but do look forward to returning soon. 
 
For us, this is the greatest testimony of our work. Children and parents love the programs and administrators wan us back. 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mrs Michelle Marie Goldshlag
CEO Term Start July 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

I have undergraduate degrees in Art and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and spent time abroad while in college. I also have extensive experience in administrative and managerial positions, have worked within a variety of education and child care fields over the past two decades, and was born an entrepreneur:

  • Previous catering and event planning services
  • Previous business providing interdisciplinary art lessons to youth
If there were anything I would consider myself an expert in, it would be creativity. This creativity has contributed to more than 40 programs designed for Cultured Kids that encompass educational workshops, summer camps, and cultural events. In addition, others have dubbed my “superpower” as the ability to bring people together, and in all honesty, that is what Cultured Kids is doing...
 
I have initiated a relationship with Public Health Professor James Wolff  at Boston University that resulted in his MPH Program and Design Class creating an HIV/AIDS prevention program for the community in Uganda that we serve. 
 
We have brought on a Communications Consultant from Morocco (lives in Boston) who is working voluntarily and for an indefinite amount of time becuase she loves what we are doing.
 
We have a Public Health Consultant working with us who is from Ethiopia, a retired educator with global experience who is leading a research project, a Regional Director from Croatia, an Ed Consultant who grew up in NOVA but has global experience as well.
 
In addition we have a group of 3 interns working on the research project in Boston and a group of six interns that will be working with us in NOVA.
 
However, the most important qualities I possess are the vision that I carry with me that serves as a motivational tool for myself and those who are eager to work with us, and my perseverance. Regardless of the obstacles and adversity we face, of which there has been many, I cannot give up. I feel I am finally fulfilling the my purpose in life. 
  
 
 
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mrs Irena Stanic Rasin Regional Director Greater Boston Location

Irena Stanic Rasin, our Regional Director, is herself cross cultural. She is originally from Croatia and travels back to Croatia annually with her family. She is a mother of three children, an Arlington resident, Co-founder of the Croatian School of Boston, proficient in multiple languages, an author, editor, and incredible woman. It is because of her that we have successfully transitioned leadership and expanded our footprint.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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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

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Starting and maintaining Cultured Kids has sharpened my managerial skills, and the process, while challenging, has also been enjoyable. Up until this point I would say my greatest challenge has been making sure everything is covered. I have been working as communications director, marketing director, program development, human resources, management, accountant, teacher, head of fundraising, outreach, etc...
 
This summer will be our first summer with a large handful of people to delegate responsibility to and the new challenge will be to manage the team while also re-evaluating our strategic plan, creating a fundraising strategy, and connecting with possible clients and donors.
 
We are looking forward to the transformation Cultured Kids will make this summer. Below is a short list of some of the areas we will be working on.  
  • Finish Theory of Change with Business Consultant to streamline our strategic plan and funding strategy.
  • Communications Consultant and communications intern will work on website and social media outlets.  
  • Developing a fundraising plan along side the board and with the support of our interns.
  • I will be delegating work to the board in order to create some of the management policy's/plans above that we do not have.
  • Research and program development in the Boston (Roxbury) area
  • Research and program development for DC area
  • We will receive a completed HIV/AIDS prevention program proposal from BUPH team that will be given to our Public Health Consultant who will work on getting it funded. 
  • First representative for Cultured Kids will be going to Uganda to meet with our on the ground contact person there (leaving on June 5th).
  • Planning a community art project that will be executed at the H Street Festival in DC this fall.
  • Our first Preschool program 
This list is not exhaustive but will cover some of the major highlights for us this summer. Overall, we do not look at the list of "to do's" with anxiety and stress but with excitement. We are confidant in the work we are doing and feel honored to be a part of such a transformative organization.  
 

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 13
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
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 N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mrs. Michelle Marie Goldshlag
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cultured Kids Inc
Board Chair Term July 2015 -
Board Co-Chair Mr. Jonah Benjamin Goldshlag
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Deloitte
Board Co-Chair Term July 2015 -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Jane Auger Radiology Associates of Norwood Inc. Voting
Mr. Justin Coaxum Oracle Voting
Mr. Jonah Goldshlag Deloitte Voting
Mrs Michelle Goldshlag Cultured Kids Voting
Mr. Nathan Goldshlag Retired, VFP Voting
Ms. Kena Mena The Dimock Center Voting
Mrs. Irena Stanic Rasin Croatian School of Boston, Cultured Kids Voting
Mrs. Rachel Vaughn Coaxum Clinical Science Doctoral Candidate @ Harvard Voting

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: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Croatian
Gender Female: 5
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 62%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 8%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 8%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Cultured Kids has had a united board of 8 individuals for one year now. In that year we have all done quite a bit of transition in our personal and professional lives which includes an expanded location for our organization. 
 
We are figuring out how each of our skill sets/gifts can best contribute to the organization. We are learning how much time needs to be devoted to the organization and what to do with that time. Five out of eight of us are under 40 and still settling in to our professional careers. 
 
It is becuase of this that I am eager to have a space that can also be used to welcome other non-profit leaders/boards into. I think that we have a lot to learn, but we are all eager to learn. Additionally, I think that our youthful energy and passion for our mission (we all have it) would inspire others in the non-profit sector.
 
Outside of the board, I would just like to say that we now have four professional volunteers committed to working with us. 
 
1. Linda Jackson is Dean of Students at The Beddows School in Maryland and is serving as an Education Consultant and also acting as a representative for Cultured Kids this summer while in Uganda. She will be meeting with the community that we serve there. 
 
2. Megersa Gemechu has a Masters in Public Health and is serving as a Public Health consultant for the projects we are doing with a public health focus. 
 
3. Meg Mall is President of Ambassador Global Solutions and she is working through a Theory of Change exercise with me. She is helping us to fine tune our mission, narrow our language, and put us in a better position to attract donors. 
 
4. Henry Utter is a retired educator with global experience and is leading our cross cultural research project. The group is currently working on creating a data collection tool that will be able to survey and assess the cross cultural population in the Roxbury and extended Boston areas in order to help us develop programs that will be better suited to addressing some of the challenges this population faces. 
 
In addition, we have a handful of professionals within the Cross Cultural/Third Culture Kids fields serving as a resource for our research: 
 
Ruth Ven Reken - Author, Speaker, co-founder of Families in Global Transition
Tina Quick - Program Chair for Families in Global Transition 
Daniela Tomer - Clinical Psychologist and found of Global Nomads World
Jane Barron - Founder of Globally Grounded
Marilyn Gardner - Author, Speaker, Public Health Nurse, and consultant
Anne Copeland - Executive Director of the Interchange Institute.  

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Income $14,000.00
Projected Expense $10,000.00
Form 990s

2016 990-EZ

2015 990 EZ

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

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Total Revenue $10,959 $10,616 --
Total Expenses $10,696 $9,084 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

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Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 --
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Individual Contributions $797 $10,616 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $10,162 -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

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Program Expense $10,696 $9,084 --
Administration Expense -- -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.02 1.17 --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 100% --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

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Total Assets $1,795 $1,531 --
Current Assets $1,795 $1,531 --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $1,795 $1,531 --

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
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? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

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Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Two of our greatest challenges we have are acquiring a healthy donor base and expanding our team to make a greater impact. As seen in our history, I ran full speed ahead preparing curricula and teaching classes. I believed that it was important for us to show funders we have been successful in order to acquire funding.
 
I also believe it is important for us to prove our assumption: a multicultural education program will in fact bring greater cultural empathy, understanding, and respect; characteristics that will make the next generation more successful professionally, socially, and personally.  
It is because of this that we have started gathering a team for research pursposes.  
 
However, while we have been successful with programs my time was stretched thin and I could not find the time to properly pursue funding. 
 
Since my move to VA I have been provided a bit more time and have also had the opportunity to interview and hire interns. We will be assigning some team members as support staff in the "fundraising department". We will work together, along side the board, to create a fundraising strategy that will appeal to donors. We will also research additional grant opportunities and corporate sponsorship. 
 
In addition we also have the following to look forward to: 
  • Grant award from MCC for a Passport Program at the Medford Public Library
  • Board donation of $2,000 - $3,000 given this June
  • We have acquired our first large gift donor in the Dorchester area and they are meeting with their financial advisor to discuss the amount and date of donation.
 

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS Form 990 EZs. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

As this organization is newer (incorporated in 2015), two years of financial data are posted above. Additional data will be posted as it becomes available.

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