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AFRICAN FAMILIES DEVELOPMENT NETWORK Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/04/2013: AFRICAN FAMILIES DEVELOPMENT NETWORK

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: AFRICAN FAMILIES DEVELOPMENT NETWORK

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AKA  AFDN
Minneapolis, MN

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Basic Organization Information

AFRICAN FAMILIES DEVELOPMENT NETWORK Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/04/2013: AFRICAN FAMILIES DEVELOPMENT NETWORK

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: AFRICAN FAMILIES DEVELOPMENT NETWORK

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Also Known As: AFDN
Physical Address: Minneapolis, MN 55407 3802
EIN: 26-3038494
Web URL: www.afdnminnesota.org 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P40 Family Services
L Housing, Shelter
L80 Other Housing Support Services
P Human Services
P30 Children's and Youth Services
Year Founded: 2008 
Ruling Year: 2009 
How This Organization Is Funded: Minnesota Housing - $8,000
Minneapolis Association of Realtors - $3,000
Lawrence Foundation Grant - $40,000


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Mission Statement

The mission of AFDN is to assist African immigrant families with economic, affordable housing for all, social and cultural development, education, health programs and services in order to ensure their self-sufficiency and overall well-being.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (GuideStar Exchange,
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June 2013)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2012

Total Revenue $122,032
Total Expenses $112,920

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June 2013)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2012

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Mr. Jama Mohamod

Profile:

Jama Mohamod, Executive Director and Housing Counselor for African Families Development Network (AFDN), oversees the organization, provides education and counseling services (through both one-on-one and first time home-buyer courses), and promotes community involvement. Mohamod brings over 6 years of program experience having previously worked as a Housing Counselor and Housing Education Facilitator at AFDN. Mr. Mohamod also has extensive experience in negotiation, solicitation, property acquisition, sales, marketing, and fiscal management. He applies rigorous project management principles to ensure every project is on time and within budget.

Leadership Statement:

For five years, African Families Development Network, our partners, and our supporters have worked together to successfully improve the self-sufficiency and quality of life for Minnesota’s growing immigrant communities. We thank all of those who have shown support for our work and confidence in our mission.

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Officers for Fiscal Year (IRS Form 990)

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Programs

Program: Housing Assistance (GuideStar Exchange,
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June 2013)

Budget:
$100,000
Category:
None
Population Served:
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Ethnic/Racial Minorities ?-- Other Specified Group
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Our housing assistance programs help families and individuals find affordable housing through rentals, home ownership, or rent-to-own properties. Our homebuyer education classes provide instruction and training on: budgeting, saving, setting financial goals, and understanding and managing credit; the home buying process including securing a mortgage loan, shopping for a home with realtors, and how to make an offer; and how to maintain and protect a home and make timely payments after purchase. We offer scheduled Home Stretch Classes, which qualify potential homeowners for a variety of affordable mortgage loans and down payment assistance programs. To make our classes accessible to the broadest audience, we also offer an Online Homebuyer Education Certification Course FRAMEWORK™. We provide individual counseling to help clients become financially self-sufficient and overcome obstacles to home ownership. Our Housing Counselors work with clients to create customized action plans with specific, manageable steps to help achieve goals related to economic security and housing. Our counselors help our clients repair credit, address rental disputes, secure a down payment, and understand critical housing topics such as predatory lending and fair housing. Last year, we improved the health, safety, durability and energy-efficiency of seven properties in the Ventura Village and Phillips neighborhoods by rehabilitating with Minnesota Green Communities Standards thus improving and stabilizing Minneapolis neighborhoods. Annually, AFDN serves 250 individuals through housing and financial counseling, offers 24 homeownership workshops, and facilitates 100 new homeowners.

Program Long-Term Success:

The overall goal of our Housing Assistance Program is to better ensure safe, comfortable, and affordable housing and financial stability for individuals and families in Minneapolis’ African immigrant and refugee community with a focus on Somalis. Our long-term success will be evident as our clients become homeowners and exhibit their home ownership competence by maintaining their investment and building value in their home, neighborhood, and community.

Program Short-Term Success:

Our short-term success will be evaluated based on number of people we serve through our homeownership workshops and one-on-one counseling services. We aim to successfully complete two workshops per month, totaling 24 workshops annually and increase the number of people served through additional outreach efforts.

Program Success Monitored by:

Success of our programs is monitored by our staff and board. We evaluate success based on outputs such as number of people served and as well as feedback from participants.

Program Success Examples:

Between January 2009 and March 2013, AFDN has conducted 154 workshops, served 924 individuals through our housing assistance programs, and facilitated 801 new homeowners. One example of success is the story Asha, a single mom. Asha decided that homeownership would create a more stable life for her kids, so she came to the African Families Development Network homebuyer education program. After attending the Financial Wellness workshops in early 2012, Asha took the steps suggested by her financial wellness coach. She created a savings plan, cleaned up errors on her credit report, paid off debt, and took steps to to improve her credit. Asha started looking for a home in January and made an offer on a home in February. AFDN helped Asha access additional monies for renovations to the home. She moved into a home with a new roof, new exterior paint, new windows and new appliances

Program: Youth Education Programs (GuideStar Exchange,
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June 2013)

Budget:
$40,000
Category:
None
Population Served:
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Program Description:

Improving academic success among youth is central to our effort to build safer communities and limit social exclusion. Navigating and succeeding in the American education system is proving to be a challenge for many of the families in our community. In Minneapolis, many high school seniors from African immigrant families are not passing state requirement tests and are therefore are not securing their degree. AFDN is addressing this challenge by supporting the academic success of Somali youth through after-school tutoring, group study sessions, college readiness courses, and English Language Learning Courses. Our youth enrichment department regularly schedules special events such as motivational speeches, career-planning sessions, and various after school arts, social, cultural, and academic activities that engage students with learning opportunities.

Program Long-Term Success:

The overall goal of our Youth Education Program is to improve the academic success of youth in our community. Our success will be evident in test scores and successful graduation of the youth involved in our programs.

Program Short-Term Success:

Short-term success will be evaluated based on number of youth and volunteers that are regularly involved with our mentorship program and the educational events and activities hosted by AFDN.

Program Success Monitored by:

Success of our programs is monitored by our staff and board. We evaluate success based on outputs such as number of people served and as well as feedback from participants.

Program Success Examples:

Annually, five to ten very dedicated volunteers, including college students, community members, and educators volunteer their time to supervise and tutor at the center. AFDN serves about 10 students on average every day during the school year. In 2012, we served a total of over 50 elementary and middle school students from two local public schools with our after-school and summer programs. Our Project School Success program, which helps 8th graders select and enroll in high performing specialized high schools, has successfully placed about 20 eighth-graders in top-notch schools over the past three years.

Program: Arts and Culture (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$30,000
Category:
None
Population Served:
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Ethnic/Racial Minorities ?-- Other Specified Group
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

In tandem with our Housing Assistance and Youth Education Programs, AFDN leverages the arts to help immigrants and refugees integrate into the greater community, transition into Minnesota life, and become a functioning part of Minnesota’s culture. Under the umbrella of our Arts and Culture Program, AFDN advocates for and supports Somali artists in Minnesota, empowers Somali youth through the arts and cultural exchange, develops and promotes arts programs that preserve Somali traditions, and facilitates participation in community-wide arts and cultural activities. Though Somalia has a rich artistic history, arts providers in Minnesota haven't been successful in consistently engaging Somali immigrants, and our community’s ability to initiate their own arts activities is often constrained by finite resources. The mission of our Arts and Cultural Program is to leverage the arts to integrate African immigrants into Minnesota’s social and cultural life by promoting cultural and social exchange between Somalis and non-Somalis and by teaching the greater community about Somali culture while preserving Somali traditions.

Program Long-Term Success:

The overall goal of our Arts and Culture Program is to support Somali artists and leverage the arts to further cross-cultural understanding and integrate Somali immigrant into the greater community. Our success will be evident when more Somali and African immigrant artists are performing and creating music and when our clients and target communities are participating in arts and culture events along with the greater community.

Program Short-Term Success:

Short-term success is evaluated based on the number of arts-centered events we host and the number and diversity of participants in these events. Short-term success will also be evaluated based on how many artists we are able to support with performance opportunities and by helping them find resources to support their work.

Program Success Monitored by:

Success of our programs is monitored by our staff and board. We evaluate success based on outputs such as number of people served and as well as feedback from participants.

Program Success Examples:

Our largest annual event is “Somali Cultural Night.” The first annual cultural night was held on July 3, 2012 and attracted over 125 individuals.

Program: Home Health Care (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$40,000
Category:
None
Population Served:
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Program Description:

Our Home Health Care program is a service of AFDN added due to the demand of our clients. AFDN Home Health Care is dedicated to providing high quality home health care to our patients in Twin Cities through teams of health care professionals. This helps to uphold our mission of self-sufficiency by providing the elderly and people with disabilities with enough support that they can continue living on their own. Our dedicated and well-trained PCA’s visit our clients at their homes and provide essential home care services, such as administering medications, bathing, house making, grocery shopping, preparing meals, and facilitating wellness activities. What’s more, our nurses help teach these clients skills required to provide for themselves. We currently serve about ten clients in this capacity who receive care as frequently as every day or as infrequently as once per week. We hire, train, supervise and monitor nurses and personal care attendants. In addition to our one full-time and several part-time nursing staff, AFDN has a contract with Minnesota’s Medical Assistance, which provides about seven part-time PCA employees. Our company also works with a number of doctors and nurses, who provide primary medical services. We maintain a 24-hour nurse hot line for our clients.

Program Long-Term Success:

The overall goal of our Home Health Care program is to support self-sufficiency of the elderly and people with disabilities in our community by providing the care they need. Our success will be evident if more people are able to continue living in their own homes by getting the in-home support they need.

Program Short-Term Success:

Short-term success is evaluated based on the number of individuals we are able to support through our home health care services and whether these individuals are able to learn the skills to care for themselves with minimal support.

Program Success Monitored by:

Success of our programs is monitored by our staff and board. We evaluate success based on outputs such as number of people served and as well as feedback from participants.

Program Success Examples:

Sahra Ali didn’t want to leave her home for a nursing Home. Recently discharged from the hospital after suffering from kidney failure, her health was unstable. She also suffered from uncontrolled hypertension; the rapid changes in her blood pressure often made her suddenly dizzy, and at risk of a disabling fall. After receiving three months of home care from AFDN she has fully recovered and able to spend time with her new granddaughter, family and friends. “I will forever be grateful to AFDN for helping me recover, they now are considered true friends.”

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AFDN impacts our community by helping underserved individuals, primarily African refugees and immigrants, become successful members of Minnesota’s social, cultural, and economic life. Our programs that help individuals find safe, affordable, and sustainable housing, participate in community events, and stay living in their own homes effectively increase the self-sufficiency and quality of life for our community members. Successful individuals, families, and communities in turn improve the overall quality of life of our state.
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