POTTERS GATE CHARITIES INCORPORATED

Reshaping Lives Creating Hope

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ   |  http://www.pottersgatecharities.org

Mission

The mission of Potter's Gate Charities is to serve as a national and international advocate for the most vulnerable in our society. This included children, the elderly, the disabled and immigrants, living in both rural and urban communities.
Our priorities are guided by a belief in the inherent dignity of the human person. Furthermore, we believe in the shared responsibility of society to ensure this dignity in all aspects of public policy.

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

JOB KWABENA TWENE

Main address

PO Box 7299

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ 08902 USA

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EIN

27-2317550

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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SAFE HAVEN TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

TRANSITIONAL AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR ABUSED WOMEN

Population(s) Served

THE CENTER IS A AN EMPLOYMENT REHABILITATION CENTER TO HELP LOW AND MODERATE INCOME UNEMPLOYED TO ACQUIRE AND UPGRADE JOB SEARCH SKILLS AS WELL AS CAREER SKILLS TO INCREASE MARKETABILITY.

Population(s) Served

the Family Coalition Center of the Potter’s Gate Charities Incorporated exists to help create a cohesive, empowered community of healthy, educated, and economically self-sufficient people working together to improve their own lives and those of their families and neighbors. As a multi-service neighborhood center, the Family Coalition leverages and coordinates resources from numerous community partners to offer programs that improve immigrant family relationships, health and wellness, adult education, job readiness, and financial literacy. The Family Coalition of Potter’s Gate Charities Incorporated, headquartered in New Jersey, Unites States of America serves families worldwide. A greater percent of families and single parent families in our communities live in poverty stricken condtions, and gang activity is widespread. The Family Coalition aims to remove the barriers to self-sufficiency that many of the people it serves, mostly immigrants, regularly face poor job prospects, insufficient English skills, little education, a lack of a familiarity with systems in United States and laws, lack of transportation and health care, mental health and substance abuse issues, and family conflict and separation.The Coalition works to remove economic barriers to success through English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, adult basic education, and computer skills classes, which increase their employability, and financial literacy classes, through which they learn about the American banking system, open bank accounts, and gain access to matched savings programs. The Family Coalition also works to remove personal and relationship barriers through basic needs assistance, mental health and substance abuse services, health services and education, marriage preparation and relationship education, after-school youth mentoring, and interventions with families experiencing domestic violence and child abuse and neglect.The family Coalition recognizes that families of all kinds do better when they live in supportive communities. This is particularly true of immigrant families, who tend to be very isolated, even from other family members overseas. The Family Coalition is well-known for its skills in combating the isolation of individual foreign-families, but also for its ability to build bridges between mainstream community institutions and families in the United States. The Family Coalitions’ many community partnerships help strengthen families not only by helping connect families with direct services and resources, but by building a community of support in the United States. Potter’s Gate Charities’ cultural sensitivity has made it a safe and home-like haven in which each person’s strengths are recognized, and in which entire families can work towards self-sufficiency, health, and well-being

Population(s) Served

The Youth Resettlement Program (YRP) provides after-school, casework, school preparation, and family enrichment services to children and their families in United States. The goal of the program is to help participants and their families to successfully adjust to life, while staying connected to their educational endeavors. The Youth Resettlement Program works toward the self-sufficiency and empowerment of youth as well as their families. Education is the key for both groups, starting with math, basic English language instruction for the youth who speak English as a second Language (ESL), which is integrated into all the program’s activities to give participants frequent opportunities to practice speaking, reading, and writing English. Further, the program teaches youth, who face serious gaps in education, fundamental, reading, writing, math, science, and computer skills, so they can more successfully integrate into school. Services to parents are essential components of the Youth Development Initiative.  Parents often experience a role-reversal upon their arrival in the United States. They do not learn English as quickly as their children, and they have a more difficult time adjusting to the culture. Many parents feel powerless when it comes to guiding their children in a new country. The program provides “Family Enrichment Workshops” about school, American culture, using public transportation, and systems, and a variety of other topics, which allow them to make more informed decisions for their families, become more involved in their children’s education, and function independently.The YRP integrates other valuable agency services, like job development and matched savings accounts, or IDAs. Family enrichment workshops on financial literacy complement these job search and asset building programs. They are adapted to specific family needs and range from recognizing and using United States’ money to purchasing one's first home. All families are taught how to create budgets and operate within the banking system. The program emphasizes planning for the future and assists families in setting and achieving individual goals. Program staff members help youth explore different careers and research the kind of education that would be necessary to obtain these jobs. The program also provides educational sessions for the whole family on standardized test preparation, college and technical school applications, saving for education (including the option of IDA enrollment), and applying for financial aid. The Youth Resettlement Program is an effective complement to the agency’s programs because it has the ability to address less pressing but important needs of foreign-families, empowering and reshaping them to maintain a better quality of life.

Population(s) Served

The Youth Development Initiative identifies youth who have leadership potential and assists them with college tuition, textbooks and other school-related expenses such as room, board and transportation to needy youth worldwide. Sponsors of the Youth development Initiative and donors are special instruments who will eventually break the cycle of poverty. Through the Youth Leadership Development Program, hundreds of students mentored and strengthened prepare leaders in their communities.Youth Development Initiative: The Youth Development Initiative gives students the opportunity to attend a university and be participants rather than by-standers. Their education includes:• A full college curriculum  • Courses in leadership training  o Worldview and leadership development  o Effective interpersonal skills  o Personal life-skills development (time management, study skills and a view of sexuality) • Seminars, workshops and retreats on character development and leadership potentialYouth Development Initiative Results : The intense gratitude these students feel upon being accepted  into the Youth Development Initiative followed by a personal commitment to professional success has developed uncommon great community leaders, agriculturalists, technicians, business professionals, nurses, doctors, teachers, etc.  Benefits of the Youth Development Initiative:The initiate provides the following benefits:• Tuition fees to attend an approved university full time  • Textbooks and other school-related supplies and expenses paid  • Room, board and transportation expenses, if necessaryToday, the Youth development initiative provides critical training to more than 2000 young people worldwide.Help us make it a reality!Become involved in the program:• Your sponsorship of $200 per month will help a young person continue down the road to professional leadershiyou will receive a package with the student's photograph and a brief personal biography. The greatest reward of your sponsorship, however, will be the personal relationship you develop with the student through communication tools you choose. Your correspondence will provide much-needed encouragement to your student as he or she progresses through the program. And your heart will overflow because of the difference you make in the life of an exceptional student.

Population(s) Served

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Population(s) Served

Agencies of Potter’s Gate Charities offer pro-active support services to disadvantaged women and mothers. This process strengthens families and reduces poverty, enriching society for generations to come.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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Number of computer literacy/skills/technology courses conducted

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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of loans sponsored for 501(c)(3) organizations

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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of conferences held

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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Potter’s Gate Charities Incorporated seek to provide a state-of-the art transitional/supportive housing facility designed to alleviate homelessness and provide services to improve the quality of life for women and their children. This facility will provide activities to help homeless mothers in need; offer support services and education; and encourages clients to become contributing members of the community. The programs specifically tailored to assist single, homeless mothers currently on public assistance who want to improve their lives by obtaining skills training, and upwardly mobile jobs. The facility is designed to assist clients in becoming self-sufficient, learn good coping skills, and provide resources and education so that they can continue to move in emotionally healthy directions as they maintain a stable living situation and as the cycles of abuse, neglect, substance use, and homelessness ends.
The corporation seeks to provide transitional housing that seeks to help people released from prison keep from being re-arrested. The program will help returnees who often face the same pressures and temptations that landed them in prison and ex-prisoners in finding and keeping employment.
The corporation will provide academic and recreational programs, as well as a wide range of mentoring programs based on the needs of at risk youth, both with national and international focus and to provide programs that strengthen family relationships, including parenting skills development, family crisis intervention, substance abuse counseling and Prevention.

Support poor and vulnerable populations
We will identify the populations within its communities who are in most need of our services. Our target constituent base will drive which populations are served, and we will develop methods and metrics to track these outreach and delivery efforts. We will assess its core competencies annually to ensure that they meet the current needs of those at-risk agencies of the organization.
Develop a needs-assessment approach to determine that programs are aligned with the needs of our communities. Identify and implement the best channels for meeting needs.
Focus fundraising and budgeting
We formalize the development processes and systems to enable us to acquire new donors and cultivate and provide stewardship to existing donors that reinforces our unique mission. Once funding has been obtained, clear processes for allocating funds across the organization will be followed, while continuing to honor major donor-specific objectives.
Create program grassroots campaigns targeting "retail" donors to support program needs and "major" donor recognition levels connected to specific programs
Adhere to uniform program performance management processes and target outcomes
Embrace outreach and collaboration
Potter’s Gate Charities will partner with other organizations to leverage and enhance services provided by the Agency. The Board and Staff will work collaboratively to create an outreach plan to increase Potter’s Gate Charities’ visibility with service partners, so that Potter’s Gate Charities and its partners better understand how each can best serve the poor and vulnerable within the organization.
Focus fundraising and budgeting
Potter’s Gate Charities aspires to meet the growing needs of its community, and so the financial resources of the Agency will need to grow, as well. Potter’s Gate Charities will formalize the development processes and systems to enable us to acquire new donors and cultivate and provide stewardship to existing donors that reinforces the unique Potter’s Gate Charities mission and brand. Once funding has been obtained, clear processes for allocating funds across the organization will be followed, while continuing to honor major donor-specific objectives.
Adopt a strategic planning culture
We make decisions through a clearly articulated strategic planning framework.
To integrate the strategic planning culture within the organization, we will execute, develop and set means to prioritize and make business decisions within the wider organizational mission.

Expand geographic presence within the organization
To successfully expand our geographic footprint, we will expand our services to areas where it does not currently have a presence and there is an identified need. We can utilize existing program models to provide services and resources to new areas, having analyzed the costs and benefits of doing so. The corporation will serve as key channels in delivering services in a resource-effective manner to hard-to-reach areas.
Embrace outreach and collaboration
We partner with other organizations to leverage and enhance services we provide.
The Board and Staff will work collaboratively to create an outreach plan to increase our visibility with service partners, so that our partners and we can better understand how each can best serve the poor and the vulnerable.
We have the delivery channels and core competencies needed to effectively serve poor and vulnerable populations.
Our Mission is to provide our services to a client base in need in a new geographic area. We utilize delivery channels and existing program services to expand into outlying new geographic areas.
Develop of analytical approach to formulate outcomes and develop cost effective method(s) for expanding our services to outlying areas derived from clear assessment of needs through provision of continuum of services to our constituent population through partnerships with community providers.

Potter's Gate Charities have partnered with individuals, businesses and organizations with similar missions to leverage and enhance the strategic plans of the organization. Volunteers are available to volunteer their time and skills in support of the mission.
The Board and Staff will work collaboratively to create an outreach plan to increase our visibility with service partners, so that our partners and we can better understand how each can best serve the poor and the vulnerable.
We have the delivery channels and core competencies needed to effectively serve poor and vulnerable populations.
We will utilize delivery channels and existing program services to expand into outlying new geographic areas.
Develop of analytical approach to formulate outcomes and develop cost effective method(s) for expanding our services to outlying areas derived from clear assessment of needs through provision of continuum of services to our constituent population through partnerships with community providers.
At this stage our organization need a building suitable to accommodate the daily operations of our organization.
We also seek fundraising professionals and grant writers to enable us reach our goals.
We are therefore seeking funds to fulfill this mission of this public benefit charitable nonprofit organization.

Financials

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POTTERS GATE CHARITIES INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 10/7/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

JOB TWENE

POTTER'S GATE CHARITIES INCORPORATED

Term: 2018 - 2021


Board co-chair

KWAME OPPONG

POTTER'S GATE CHARITIES INCORPORATED

Term: 2018 - 2021

JOB TWENE

POTTER'S GATE CHARITIES INCORPORATED

KWAME OPPONG

POTTER'S GATE CHARITIES INCORPORATED

AKWASI OKYERE

POTTER'S GATE CHARITIES INCORPORATED

HOWARD WILLIAMS

POTTER'S GATE CHARITIES INCORPORATED

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? 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? Yes