EVERY DAY IS A MIRACLE INC

Bronx, NY   |  www.edmnyc.org

Mission

Every Day is a Miracle’s (EDM) mission is to alleviate food insecurity, improve socio-economic challenges in Bronx’s under-served communities and by empowering families, children and adults to thrive from poverty and become self-sufficient active members of their community.

Ruling year info

2021

CEO

Maria Torres

Main address

2068 Matthews Avenue suite 3

Bronx, NY 10462 USA

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EIN

27-4262907

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Financial Counseling, Money Management (P51)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Provide food assistance to all NYC residents especially to those Federal employees going through this national shutdown.

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?

Emergency Food Program

Every Day Is a Miracle distributes food to low income individuals and families in the south Bronx area of NYC.

Population(s) Served
Adults
LGBTQ people

Every Day Is a Miracle combats food poverty by giving the members of our community the help they need through nutrition and health awareness programs to move towards healthy lifestyles.

Population(s) Served
Adults
LGBTQ people

Our financial literacy program strives to equip individuals with the set of skills and knowledge they need to take informed and effective decisions with all their financial resources. The classes teach topics such as money management, credit and savings skills.

Population(s) Served
Adults
LGBTQ people

Every Day Is a Miracle provides a range of bilingual services to our community such as case management, assistance with medical and SNAP applications and housing. We also provide referrals to job placement, legal agencies, GED and ESL classes.

Population(s) Served
Adults
LGBTQ people

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.

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

Adults

Related Program

Emergency Food Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

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

Adults

Related Program

Emergency Food Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

the metrics are the total number of bags distributed to families weekly

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.

Every Day is a Miracle's main aim is to prevent hunger in the neighborhoods across the Bronx. We believe by assisting families with socio-economic difficulties will improve the community in significant ways.
- Alleviate hunger and poverty in the neighborhoods in the Bronx.
-Improve the life style of children, adults and children.
-Increase the number of participants eligible for public benefits.

Every Day Is A Miracle intend to achieve it's goals by providing:
-A food relief assistance program that allows clients to make selections based on their dietary needs and or individual preference, thus everyone is satisfied and no item is put to waste.
- A financial literacy program to educate individuals about managing their finances and making wise decisions to create economic stability in order for them to efficiently provide for their families .
- A Health and Wellness program which provides clients with nutrition information and recipe demonstrations so that they can practice healthy eating.
- A Adult Enrichment and Case Management services that allows clients to receive job readiness and government benefits application assistance, SNAP screenings, and referrals for other services that will be beneficial in some way or the other.

Every Day is a Miracle is able to meet it's goals by networking with other local organizations, and hunger and poverty advocating organizations who support a good cause. We are also supported by public leaders (council members, senate, and South Bronx assembly members). We are able to achieve some of our goals with the help of the great amount of dedicated volunteers who assist in administrative programming, outreach and development. However, food donations through government agencies, food relief organizations, businesses such as supermarkets and school food drives play a major role in granting us the ability to reach our goals.
We also receive corporate support and in-kind donations ( facility, services,etc). By having a strong social presence we are able to spread awareness to reduce hunger in other communities. Last, but definitely not least, professional development for the board, volunteers, and staff to better serve to the community, organizational structure and strategies, programming, development, and evaluation are all contributory to our main goal.

A) We have been able to reach out to more families by changing from the traditional food pantry model to a client choice model that allows clients to choose the items they prefer. we have Increased the healthy food access to clients as well as increase the volunteer participation by reaching out to colleges, high schools and middle schools. We have also been able to educate our community on how to make healthy food choices by providing health education workshops.
B) We have encounter challenges in obtaining financial help in order to increase the space we need to distribute more food; to have paid staff and to purchase necessary equipment that would be helpful in the food. volunteer and donor management.

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?

    immigrant single parent lbgtq people with disability veteran

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 were able to increase more produce to part of our regular food pantry distribution and also recruit more racial diversity individual due to the increase of other languages and race requesting for services, classes

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We have observe more people registering to our workshops and more people are responding to our survey made in 4 languages

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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EVERY DAY IS A MIRACLE INC

Board of directors
as of 2/8/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mercedes Liriano

Maria Torres

No Affiliation

Mercedes Liriano

Flower Selections

Jocelyn Taveras

Taveras Taxes

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/8/2022,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/08/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.