BOKAMOSO YOUTH FOUNDATION

Bokamoso = Future and the Future is Now

Washington, DC   |  www.bokamosoyouth.org

Mission

The mission of the Bokamoso Youth Foundation is to support the Bokamoso Life Centre in Winterveldt, South Africa to become a self sustaining community-oriented organization serving disadvantaged youth and young adults, aged 18 to 24, through financial, technical and human resources.

Notes from the nonprofit

We have recently engaged facilitation to help the organization set priorities and build an 5-year strategic plan.

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

Connie Sullivan

Main address

5614 Connecticut Avenuw NW #167

Washington, DC 20015 USA

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EIN

26-3437346

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (O11)

Single Organization Support (A11)

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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?

Youth Empowerment - Organization Strengthening

The Bokamoso Youth Foundation support the work and functioning of the Bokamoso Life Centre located in Winterveldt, South Africa by providing strategic, financial and operational support to aid the center’s goals. The US-based Bokamoso Youth Foundation board is a working board, comprised of committed volunteers who are passionate about promoting cross cultural connections and supporting the work of leaders on the ground in South Africa as they provide opportunities for youth and young adults (ages 18-24) in the Winterveldt community to further their education, receive college scholarships, and experience the creative and performing arts.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Young adults

Where we work

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 Manager, Staff and the youth of the Bokamoso Life Centre in Winterveldt South Africa - a community center in a rural township serving at risk and disadvantaged young people ages 16 to 25.

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

    Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, In country/in person meetings. One-on-one conversations. Periodic narrative and financial reports,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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?

    We changed the process for requesting and transferring funds, making the process more compatible with the needs of the Centre.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    The decision-making locus is with the local (South African) Board and the Centre Manager/Staff.

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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BOKAMOSO YOUTH FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 9/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Connie Sullivan

Charles Vance

Kathryn Tobias

Ken Giunta

Benny Pittman

Abdulkadry Mntambo

Mzayifani Nontando

Okafor Chioma

Cawley James

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 09/01/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

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