IVY CHILD INTERNATIONAL INC

Helping Each Child Achieve Their Best

aka IVY CHILD INTERNATIONAL   |   Concord, MA   |  www.ivychild.org

Mission

To develop mindful systems, institutions, and leaders, through partnerships that prioritize urban systems, who engage and impact social change, and create a culture of peace.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our heartfelt gratitude for taking the time to learn more about our organization.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder and CEO

Rose Felix Cratsley

Main address

35 Beharrell St Unit 1265

Concord, MA 01742 USA

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EIN

27-4835424

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Urban, Community (S31)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs and results

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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?

Campus

Our campus programs provide daily mindfulness education in schools as part of the curriculum. These programs provide participants with mindful tools to increase awareness and focus, improve academic performance and engagement, and learn to self-regulate. Participants learn coping skills to help them better navigate daily stressors. Programs can be customized to serve school’s specific needs and interests. We serve all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and cultures, with a special focus on underserved communities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Caregivers
Families
Adults
Multiracial people

Our community programming is designed to deliver mindfulness education in various formal and informal settings for children, youth, families and communities. Our programs are devoted to developing and supporting mindful systems, institutions, and leaders, through partnerships that prioritize intersectional equity and engage in impactful social change, thereby creating a culture of peace. These programs provide participants with mindful tools to increase awareness, attention, self-regulation and positivity. Participants learn coping skills to help better navigate daily stressors. These programs can be customized to serve your specific needs and interests based on your site and population. We serve all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and cultures, with a special focus on underserved communities.

Population(s) Served
Multiracial people
Caregivers
Children and youth
Families
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Essential Agent of Change 2018

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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 health outcomes improved

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

Family relationships, Work status and occupations, Age groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All our programs model a continual cycle of evaluation and improvement through a pre, midterm and post assessment administration.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Enhance Program Delivery & Distribution to serve children, youth and communities with comprehensive community-based mindfulness programming.

Enhance organizational effectiveness to promote Mindfulness and support Ivy Child’s mission.

Foster Local, State, national and international partnerships to dramatically increase physical distribution sites to host onsite training and modeling mindfulness practice in diverse communities.
Boost our advocacy for mindfulness as a core component of multicultural education and intersectional equity in the community.
Investigate and incorporate proven research-based curricular models with existing partnerships into core programs.
Provide more intentional partnerships and linkages between community-based programs that ensure a shared commitment to providing mindfulness within communities of color.
Secure significant unrestricted revenue that is devoted to expanding access among often overlooked populations.

Our organization brings deep expertise in mindfulness and wellbeing. We represent often overlooked populations and we are them. We are a 100% BIPOC organization by way of Board and Staff. We share and cherish relationships of trust with our community partners, to broaden, build and advance intersectional equity and support channels.

Ivy Child International has been awarded the Essential Agent of Change Honor by the Massachusetts Department of Health.
AUTHENTIC COMMITMENT: We seek prioritize partnerships with organizations that make an authentic commitment We seek and commit to sincere collaboration from our partners who put our collective community first.
CARE AND RESPECT: We honor the inherent dignity of all people, and foster the conditions for psychological safety and mutual respect.
DEEP ROOTED COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS: We believe that trust is the bedrock for inspiring and sustaining meaningful collaboration. We fully devote ourselves to build and nourish our partnerships.
INTERSECTIONAL EQUITY: We see, understand and value the unique identities of all individuals and communities that we partner with and serve.
CO-CREATION: We believe that one can lead from any chair, and that all voices are honored and embraced.
EVIDENCE BASED: We translate academic research into practical solutions, while strengthening research to be more inclusive of our communities.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Individuals across the lifespan with a special focus on children and youth.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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?

    Offering resources and programs in a culturally and linguistically responsive and according aligning our human capital to meet the needs of the communities we are serving.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    The communities we serve shape and inform our direction and path. They are our lens and guide for further and deeper learning to ensure we are best aligning our services to meet our community needs.

  • 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, 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 find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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IVY CHILD INTERNATIONAL INC

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lisa Wong

Town of Winchester

Term: 2018 - 2022


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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/13/2021

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
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/13/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.