CAPE VERDEAN ASSOCIATION OF BROCKTON, INC.

The Immigrant Assistance Center of Greater Brockton

aka The Immigrant Assistance Center of Greater Brockton   |   Brockton, MA   |  www.cvassociation.org

Mission

Our mission is to assist, promote, and provide social services to immigrants and other residents of the Greater Brockton community. The Association works diligently to maintain the level of dignity, honesty, and pride, known as identifiers of the good Immigrant name throughout the world.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Mr Moises Marcelino Rodrigues

Board President

Mr Joe Miranda

Main address

575 North Montello Street P.O. Box 1875

Brockton, MA 02301 USA

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EIN

04-2636477

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Unfortunately, according to statistics, the City of Brockton is one of the most violent communities in the State of Massachusetts! According to the Brockton Public Schools one third of its nearly 18,000 student population are of Capeverdean descent; 70% of the total student population come from minority homes. The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that of the near 100 thousand residents of the City of Brockton, 52% are identified as belonging to a minority group; and 12% of the total population in Brockton is over the age 65. It is clear and evident that there is an enduring need for a smooth, informative and instructive transition and understanding of the socio-economic landscape and the existing cultural gap between the “easily adapted children” and their non-English speaking parents. We see the issue of youth and senior integration as a major issue facing the residents of our region.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

DCF, Unsung Voices, and YEP! we can youth program

The agency offers a broad range of services designed to be linguistically compatible and culturally appropriate to its targeted population. Theses services include adult education, youth development activities, health education/awareness community outreach and advocacy. In its prevention efforts, the Association has collaborated with various community groups such as Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, the Brockton Alliance for Youth, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Brockton, Old Colony YMCA, the City of Brockton, Gandara Health Institute, Signature Health-Brockton Hospital, the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Public Health. Through the usage of its cable programs, the Association has been able to deliver its preventive messages, via television, to the homes of the thousands of Capeverdeans and other individuals residing in the Greater Brockton area.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Metro South Chamber 2001

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of free participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

DCF, Unsung Voices, and YEP! we can youth program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of paid participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

DCF, Unsung Voices, and YEP! we can youth program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of multi-year grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

DCF, Unsung Voices, and YEP! we can youth program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who become literate because of literacy education programs by the nonprofit

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Multiracial people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, At-risk youth, Students

Related Program

DCF, Unsung Voices, and YEP! we can youth program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants who would recommend program to others

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants changing undesirable behavior, as reported by experts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Young adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Seniors, Young adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

DCF, Unsung Voices, and YEP! we can youth program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of youth who report less likelihood to engage in criminal activity

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents

Related Program

DCF, Unsung Voices, and YEP! we can youth program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who have a positive adult role model

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

DCF, Unsung Voices, and YEP! we can youth program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students receiving homework help

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

DCF, Unsung Voices, and YEP! we can youth program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate motivation to learn

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

DCF, Unsung Voices, and YEP! we can youth program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

1. To Provide Social and Human Services to the residents of our region
2. To Provide Youth Services, including youth employment thus reduce youth related crimes
3. To Provide ESOL and US Citizenship Preparation Programs to Adults
4. To Involve the senior population in gainful activities
5. To Provide a voice for those who are unable to advocate for their rights

As a non-profit organization with limited financial resources and the only ethnic functioning community based organization in the greater Brockton area, the Association has remained innovative and provided services effectively with yearly strategic goals. These goals are based on community needs, demand of service and financial resources. The outcomes of the goals are measured by conducting surveys; clients fill out surveys to express their concerns and these concerns are addressed by review, follow-up with clients and measurement of the service. The staff has annual individual performance review, attend development trainings and staff meetings.

To achieve the anticipated outcomes and the number of people served, the Association will implement dynamic and grassroots recruiting efforts (use traditional and social media, word of mouth, postage of flyers, informational fairs and follow-ups). It implements evaluation methods to measure progress such as keeping track of attendance, students are given exercises to measure progress and language attainment , and clients have the opportunity to fill out survey to express their opinion with service, and give informal feedback.

The Association’s strategy for outreach and recruitment to ensure maximum participation of the target population will be the following: promote through different communication channels such as posting flyers, brochures and commercials in local community channels and in different languages. Partner with local community organizations such as Community Connections of Brockton, Adult Learning Center, Self- Help Inc. and churches that have large and immigrant congregations such as Saint Edith Stein Church, The Haitian Seventh Day Church and Portuguese Nazarene Church. Hold resource tables and citizenship drives at different community sites such as Brockton Housing Authority, Neighborhood Health Center and ethnic markets such as Vicente Tropical Grocery. And have telephone assistance times where people such as the homebound can call and ask for information and anonymously if needed.

The Association has been providing ESOL and US Citizenship preparation programs since its inception. We have been proving recreational and educational services since acquiring our facilities in the late 90's.

We continue to educate adults and guide the youth in our community. What we need is additional funding to expand our services to include the fast growing demands of the new arriving immigrants to our region.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The community at large

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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CAPE VERDEAN ASSOCIATION OF BROCKTON, INC.

Board of directors
as of 12/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Joe Miranda

City of Brockton - Police Department

Term: 2019 - 2023

Manuel Andrade

Nick Tavares

Necy Lopes

Jovino Peres

Manny Centeio

Jorge DosSantos

Carla DaRosa

Marline Amedeu

Tony Branch

Sylvester Fortes

Agnaldo Fonseca

HarborOne

Joe Miranda

Brockton Police

Jennifer Milagre

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/22/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.