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Czech Center Museum Houston

Czech Center Museum Houston

aka Czech Cultural and Community Center CCCC   |   Houston, TX   |  czechcenter.org

Mission

Celebrate Czech culture, history, art, and music among diverse communities through educational programs, creative activities, and meaningful outreach.

Ruling year info

1996

President

Johana Dickerson

Co Principal Officer

Karlin Lojo

Main address

4920 San Jacinto Street

Houston, TX 77004 USA

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Formerly known as

Czech Cultural and Community Center

EIN

76-0496649

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Czech Center Museum is proud to be in the most diverse city of the United States. We offer a series of activities and complimentary events that are inclusive and address our city\'s diversity. We organize family events which offer a wide range of child-friendly activities as such as puppetry plays, movie presentations, concerts, handicraft workshops, story-telling afternoons, and exhibits which are suitable for children \& teens. \\r\\n\\r\\nThe education of cultural diversity and its development is the museum\'s priority. The beginnings of the Eastern European nations were modest, followed by periods of hardship that influenced tremendously the small nations culture and society. Therefore, we are a platform for a wide range of educational, folk and art exhibits. It is our aim to share the history and art of disdained, struggling societies and ethnicities. Our exhibits present so-called native or folk art from nations with comparable dire pasts and presents.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Educational & Cultural Experience

The CCMH supports local and International artist with a focus on Texan & Slavic performers. The museum provides art exhibits, concerts, workshops, lectures and classes promoting the education of the Slavic, Central European & Texan heritage, culture, art & history

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Students are able to see how young activists inside the Terezin Ghetto fearlessly fought anti-Semitism using their creative expression. Students participate in a lecture about the Concentration Camp Terezin and learn about the young boys who created a magazine "Vedem". According to that the students may take part at a journalism workshop designed to teach both the historic context of Vedem and the art of creating magazine to explore one’s identity through socially-engaged creativity.

Follow us in the space mission with Andrew Feustel who takes up a copy of a drawing created by one of the Vedem-magazine authors, called Peter Ginz. Read the whole story on following website: https://www.czechcenter.org/new-page-3/

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The CCMH celebrates the centennial of Czechoslovakia's creation and independence. We are going to celebrate on three Saturday's (October 13th, 20th and 27th). Each day will provide a different form of entertainment, educational program or performance program.
The museum would appreciate the support of organizations which are willed to cover the meals, refreshments and/or catering expense.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Effie Sojak Rosene 2010

City of Houston Volunteer of the Year Award

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Czech Center Museum Houston provides unique education experiences based on authentic objects, art, music, stories and lives of Czechs, Slovaks and people of all cultures who left their country to seek liberty and democracy in America.\\n\\nOur purpose is to inspire people to learn from those who sought freedom despite being occupied by oppressing rulers and systems. The museum strives to be an accessible resource, actively encouraging the study, appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of diverse cultures and traditions. We promote and celebrate history and stories of immigrant experiences shared by Americans.\\n\\nThe Czech Center Museum Houston is proud to be one of Houston\'s eighteen fine museums, dedicated to the exploration and preservation of Eastern Europe\'s culture \& history, and serve as a catalyst for discussion of all heritages.

The purpose of the Czech Cultural Museum Houston is to unify the Czech/Slovak/Slavic American community around issues of importance and provide a central focus for all things Slavic, serving as a clearing house for useful information for members, visitors, individuals, organizations, and the media.\\r\\n\\r\\nThe CCMH will:\\r\\n1. Promote Czech, Slovak and all Slavic culture and heritage by preserving recording and celebrating the language, scholarship, and the arts of Eastern Europe.\\r\\n2. Sponsor activities and events to highlight special persons and places\\r\\n3. Provide a forum for lectures, concerts, and exhibits\\r\\n4. Promote interaction with citizens visiting from the Czech and Slovak Republics, and other countries\\r\\n5. Provide Language instructions \\r\\n6. Collect archived, genealogical, historical, and contemporary materials for research opportunities focusing on Central and Eastern Europe

The museum has a very dedicated board of directors, which supports the general museum\'s programs financially and support the museum voluntarily. Please find attached a list of all active board members and feel free to contact them in the case of any questions. \\r\\nThe organization is supported foremost by a vast number of devoted volunteers that help the museum in its daily activities. This includes a wide range of responsibilities, such as accounting, administrative and curatorial tasks, education, sales, museum studies and tours. We have currently 28 active volunteers who help us with our museum\'s mission. \\r\\nThe museum has also two senior-managers and three paid museum staff members who work on a full-time basis. Besides of that, contractors and collaborative organizations are engaged to support us during our museum\'s events and activities, such as security, hospitality, and education services. \\r\\nThe museum generates income through museum visits, rentals, and gift shop sales, which cover the maintenance and facility costs. However, the greatest source of funding is obtained through donations and grants which are assigned for specific programs and projects.

Today the Czech Center Museum Houston is deeply dedicated to preserving Czech and Slavic culture and sharing it with our city. With increased inter-cultural strife on the rise in this nation, we hope through our programs to increase people\’s willingness to learn about other cultures, appreciate them and to recognize the value of a multicultural society.\\nOur young and motivated team of staff, volunteers and interns, is proud to live in the most diverse city in the United States. We understand the city\’s lifestyle, necessities and want to create curiosity towards unknown cultures. Our vision is to share and support this attitude of acceptance with Houston\’s thriving community and its visitors.\\n\\n\\nWe use the example of the Czech and Slovak experience both in the United States and in the world as a mirror through which people of other cultures can recognize the shared humanity of all peoples. We find beauty and value in the glorious vibrant patterns of the many cultures that make up the patchwork quilt of Houston - it is that appreciation we believe is needed.\\n\\nAdditionally, it is our firmly held belief that sharing our culture and helping others to share theirs promotes understanding in the national zeitgeist. Along with programs about Czech Culture and History we also have programs about other cultures, such as a recent exhibit of Vietnamese art and screening a documentary on German-Texans titled All G\üt Things. We host a monthly free movie night, have several musical programs annually and classes on Czech Folk Crafts periodically.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Czech Center Museum Houston

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kerry Mazoch

No Affiliation

James E Ermis

none

Harry Mach

none

Paul Chovanec

none

Sally Miller

none

Chris Hlavanka

none

Kerry Mazoch

none

Caroline Freeman

Barbara Mikulik

Brian Vanicek

Glenn Sternes

Charles Waligura

Clarica Snokhous

Nina Vitek

Cartolyn Filipp Beseda

Alice Adam

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No