Global Ties Akron

Building Bridges Between Akron, OH and the World

NEW FRANKLIN, OH   |  globaltiesakron.org

Mission

Global Ties Akron strengthens academic, corporate, organizational and personal links between Northeast Ohio and the World.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Michelle A Wilson

Main address

6595 MANCHESTER RD

NEW FRANKLIN, OH 44216 USA

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Formerly known as

Akron International Friendship

EIN

34-1433786

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Know Your Community - Know Your World

We are proud to announce that we are entering our 6th year with Global Ties Akron’s global education program: Know Your Community - Know Your World.

Through the program, we introduce not only the world to local students, but we share what is global right here in Summit County through speakers and events. This not only helps the students gain a better understanding of other countries, cultures, and religions; it also makes them aware of the multiculturalism of their classrooms, schools, and community.

With Know Your Community - Know Your World, teachers can utilize the resources we collect and add to our website; http://know-your-world.org. We are working hard to take all the information that students need for deeper learning, but also provide tools to help with the ODE standards across subject areas.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Academics

CCH empowers youth to protect the cultural heritage of at-risk communities in the United States and around the world. Through the program, students, teachers, community leaders, and cultural heritage professionals will engage in online and in-person activities to initiate collaborations between communities in the United States and communities around the world.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Where we work

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Global Ties Akron

Board of directors
as of 02/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Holly Harris Bane

City of Aurora

Term: 2019 - 2023

Cynthia Robinson

Akron Public Schools

Sam DeShazior

City of Akron

Doug Hausknecht

Retired - University of Akron

Nassim Mir

Stewart's Caring Place

Katie Widness Pelrine

WWBD Consulting, LLC

Juan Contreras

University of Akron

Litsa Varonis

Retired - Hiram College

Claudine Schooley

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Rima Muakkassa, PhD

Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Maria Varonis

Drips

Dr. Amanda Johnson-Toala

Kent State University

Dr. Gabriella Paar-Jakkli

Kent State University

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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/28/2022

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/14/2021

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Data
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • 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 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.