The Karen Organization of Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN   |  WWW.MNKAREN.ORG

Mission

THE MISSION OF THE KAREN ORGANIZATION OF MINNESOTA IS TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL REFUGEES FROM BURMA IN MINNESOTA.

Ruling year info

2008

Principal Officer

ALEXIS WALSTAD

Main address

2353 Rice St Ste 240

Saint Paul, MN 55113

EIN

30-0438142

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

SOCIAL SERVICES:KOM ADDRESSES A WIDE VARIETY OF SELF-SUFFICIENCY NEEDS FOR REFUGEES THROUGH SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS IN ITS ROSEVILLE AND MARSHALL OFFICES. IN 2019, KOM PROVIDED CASE MANAGEMENT FOR OVER 400 INDIVIDUALS TO ADDRESS NEEDS INCLUDING: PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACCESS, HOUSING SUPPORT, IMMIGRATION SERVICES, CASE-MANAGED FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES, AND SERVICES TO ELDERS. KOM PROVIDED MNSURE NAVIGATION TO HELP OVER 350 INDIVIDUALS ENROLL IN HEALTH INSURANCE. KOM COORDINATED THE KAREN WEAVING CIRCLE FOR 12 REFUGEES TO PRACTICE, TEACH, AND PROMOTE WEAVING TRADITIONS. KOM PROVIDED COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION TO OVER 200 ADULTS AND YOUTH ON TOPICS INCLUDING TOBACCO CESSATION, ADDICTION, MENTAL HEALTH, PARENTING SKILLS, AND FAMILY PLANNING METHODS. FINALLY, KOM STAFF HELD OVER 2,000 HOURS OF WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS TO ASSIST CLIENTS WITH URGENT AND COMPLEX NEEDS OUTSIDE OF AVAILABLE PROGRAMS.

Expenses
$661,479
Revenue
$109,184

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: KOM HAS DEVELOPED A CONTINUUM OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES TO PROVIDE WORKFORCE READINESS SKILLS, JOB PLACEMENT, AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING TO MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE PER YEAR. IN 2019, KOM PLACED 100 ADULTS IN JOBS AND PROVIDED WORKFORCE READINESS TRAINING AND SUPPORT SERVICES TO IMPROVE JOB RETENTION. OVER 70 ADULTS COMPLETED CREDENTIALED TRAINING IN TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING, NURSING ASSISTANT, WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS, AND SOLDERING THROUGH KOM PROGRAMS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ADULT BASIC EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROVIDERS.

Expenses
$761,527
Revenue
$0

YOUTH SERVICES:KOM PARTNERED WITH ST. PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE IN-CLASSROOM ACADEMIC SUPPORT, AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING AND KAREN CLUB ACTIVITIES, AND VOLUNTEER MENTORSHIP FOR 64 NEWLY ARRIVED REFUGEE YOUTH IN GRADES 6-12. DURING THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR, 56 STUDENTS (88%) IMPROVED ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS, AND 60 STUDENTS (93%) ENHANCED SOCIAL OR EMOTIONAL WELLBEING.

Expenses
$255,456
Revenue
$0

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