The Karen Organization of Minnesota

St 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

St Paul, MN 55113 United States

EIN

30-0438142

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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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 2020, KOM PROVIDED CASE MANAGEMENT FOR OVER 300 INDIVIDUALS TO ADDRESS NEEDS INCLUDING: PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACCESS, MNSURE NAVIGATION, HOUSING SUPPORT, IMMIGRATION SERVICES, AND SERVICES TO ELDERS. KOM PROVIDED COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION TO KAREN ADULTS AND YOUTH ON TOPICS INCLUDING TOBACCO CESSATION, ADDICTION, MENTAL HEALTH, PARENTING SKILLS, AND FAMILY PLANNING METHODS. IN ADDITION, KOM WORKED WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, RAMSEY COUNTY, AND OTHER PARTNERS TO PROVIDE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 PREVENTION AND TESTING IN KAREN AND ENGLISH. FINALLY, KOM STAFF HELD OVER 4,400 WALK-IN/ON-CALL APPOINTMENTS TO ASSIST CLIENTS WITH URGENT AND COMPLEX NEEDS OUTSIDE OF AVAILABLE PROGRAMS. THESE APPOINTMENTS MOVED TO "ON-CALL" DURING THE PANDEMIC, AND THE NUMBER OF CALLS MORE THAN DOUBLED COMPARED WITH WALK-IN VOLUME IN 2019.

Expenses
$789,215
Revenue
$94,717

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: KOM HAS DEVELOPED A CONTINUUM OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES TO PROVIDE WORKFORCE READINESS SKILLS, JOB PLACEMENT, AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING TO MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE PER YEAR. IN 2020, KOM PLACED OVER 60 ADULTS IN JOBS AND PROVIDED WORKFORCE READINESS TRAINING AND SUPPORT SERVICES TO IMPROVE JOB RETENTION. (JOB PLACEMENT NUMBERS WERE LOWER THAN AVERAGE DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.) 66 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
$647,812
Revenue
$0

YOUTH SERVICES:KOM PARTNERS WITH THE METRO REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT NETWORK TO OFFER ACADEMIC AND CAREER COACHING FOR ABOUT 70 REFUGEE YOUTH IN GRADES K-12. KOM ALSO PARTNERS WITH ST. PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING, SOCIOEMOTIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, AND VOLUNTEER MENTORSHIP FOR ABOUT 60 NEWLY ARRIVED REFUGEE YOUTH IN GRADES 6-12. DURING THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR, 95% OF STUDENTS IN KOM'S AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS IMPROVED ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDING GPA INCREASES AND CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATION.

Expenses
$558,836
Revenue
$0

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