MUKTI MISSION

Bringing Hope, Healing, and Life!

aka Mukti Mission US   |   Clinton, NJ   |  www.muktimission.us

Mission

Mukti Mission US provides avenues for our Partners to bring Hope, Healing, and Life for Indian Women and Children!

Ruling year info

1949

Executive Director

Jonathan W Bollback

President

Ms Catherine Sweeting

Main address

PO Box 4912

Clinton, NJ 08809 USA

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EIN

23-1409702

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Restoring poor, exploited, disenfranchised women and children of India by shaping and transforming shattered lives one at a time. We do this through our partners who pray, give, and go on behalf of the residents at the Mission.

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?

English Medium High School

The First Wing of the project is complete at a cost of US$712,000: the building includes 18 classrooms, a library, staff spaces, bathrooms.

The Second Wing projected at US$880,000 began construction in December of 2020. The first level will cost US$350,000 and is targeted for completion by March 2023 (due to COVID delays and governmental regualtion).

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Interfaith groups

Orchard Projects are homes providing food, education, and hope for children [email protected] in India.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Introduction of greenhouse and drip technology and water filtration to agricultural projects to increase the sustainability of the Mission. We are also seeing great strides made in arid farming techniques and dairy management.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

$30 a month goes a long way to providing the needs of residents. Food, clothing, education, healthcare, career training, and even potential marriage. We provide sponsorship for children birth through high school, college/career age young women, older women, and staff.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total amount of contributions from donors for the year.

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

English Medium High School

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Although this does not give the total picture, working towards a year by year increase in contributions will move us towards health and vitality as an organization.

Progress made towards completion of English Medium School (high school building):

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

Children and youth

Related Program

English Medium High School

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2014 - 2019 Wing One complete, three levels, 18 classrooms, offices, bathrooms, 3 labs 2021 Wing Two started Level one targeted completion - July 2022

Total number of all Mukti residents sponsored through LIFEgiver program.

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Orchard Projects

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Sponsored Residents: 250 women, 200 female child, 125 special needs, and 700 male and female children in Orchard Projects, plus 100 staff.

Funding dollars channeled towards Orchard Projects.

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

Economically disadvantaged people, People with HIV/AIDS

Related Program

Orchard Projects

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children [email protected] Despite COVID, 2020 opened two projects with 60+ children. This increased our number of cared-for children to over 1000.

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.

Mukti Mission US provides avenues for our Partners to bring Hope, Healing, and Life for Indian Women and Children at the Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission (PRMM) in India.

In partnering with people across the US, Mukti Mission US focuses attention on PRMM's purpose to provide a Christ-centered home where destitute women and children, irrespective of their background, are accepted, cared for, transformed, and empowered to be salt and light in the society; thus helping fulfill the Great Commission.

As our Partners engage with Mukti Mission US and PRMM we cultivate support for the mission within the United States of America. This support will directly bring Hope, Healing, and Life for Indian women and children.

Our support will enable the care and training of women at the Mission. Women who come to the Mission are cared for holistically. Care includes food, clothing, shelter, friendships, acceptance, purpose through education both secular and spiritual, micro-enterprise training, full medical and dental, aging care, and ultimately a dignified burial. In supporting this level of care we fulfill James 1:27 (Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. NIV).

In supporting children of India we seek to rescue, empower, educate and train them. The care afforded these children is holistic even as the women are cared for holistically. Once in the Mukti family, a young child will be allowed to advance as far as they are capable. This includes those with physical and emotional challenges as the Mission supports schools and training specifically geared to those with learning challenges. Career training is an important step in seeing these children returned to the society which nearly stomped them underfoot. New expansion locations are being researched to continue the influence and impact PRMM has on India's children.

We see connections with people to be an integral part of our mission. Therefore over the next three years, we will continue to increase our Partner Base. This will entail an intentional effort to connect via social networking, face-to-face encounters, and printed media.

These three mediums will be linked and complementary. We are also pursuing program materials for young children and students to give them positive exposure to the Mission. Another avenue in the works is the reprinting of texts relating to Pandita Ramabai. Many of these mediums fell into disuse over 35 years ago. In reinstating these techniques with modern approaches we will see an upswing in awareness of the PRMM with Americans nationwide.

Mukti Mission US continues to identify key personnel to assist with computer and social networking issues. We also partner with our sister Councils in Australia, UK, Scotland, New Zealand, and Canada. Together we work towards a stronger PRMM. Mukti Mission US has funds set aside for implementation over the next two years of our goals. These funds can be viewed as the push to get the ball rolling. As momentum builds and people connect with the aspirations of our goals, we will see an increase in giving and we will realize the completion of many of our projects.

Our desire is to see more women and children ultimately helped from the hopelessness of their circumstances in India. The building of the new English Medium School will expand the reach of PRMM and enable more children to pursue their dreams. The Income Producing Project is providing needed funds to expand the programs of PRMM as well as providing practical avenues of career training for some of the women.

We are also actively engaged in expanding the reach of PRMM. Through over 18 Orchard Projects in eight Indian states, we are seeing children brought into a safe place and a new hope instilled in their lives!

Much is still needed in the areas of leadership development for the administration. As PRMM expands and grows the demands on the leadership also grows heavier. Training the leaders of today and tomorrow is paramount to continuing success. Mukti Mission US in conjunction with other interested Councils hopes to see this area strengthened.

The physical plant of the Mission is deteriorating. Great strides have been made to address many of these needs. With a campus 132 years old, there are many more projects still demanding attention.

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?

    Initially our Partners and by extension the residents and staff at the Mission.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), 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, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Not all of our partners are tech-savvy and so we have made available less techy services for them. This may seem counter-intuitive but this is what they need so we will service them with as much enthusiasm as those who are into tech.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have seen an uptick in the engagement with our offices with our partners. They frequently make comments about our openness to engage with them.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

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

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MUKTI MISSION

Board of directors
as of 08/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Catherine Sweeting


Board co-chair

Debbie Presnell

Steve Brown

Renuka Rathnam

Katherine Sweeting

Joseph Shalhoub

Debbie Presnell

Adrienne Williams

David Babu

William Sweeting

Anish Souri

Bindu Varghese

Mary-Ann Salvatore

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/1/2022

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
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/29/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.