Alight

aka American Refugee Committee   |   Minneapolis, MN   |  www.ARCrelief.orghttps://wearealight.org/

Mission

We are an open family of organizations that works closely with refugees, trafficked persons, and economic migrants, to co- design solutions that help them build full and fulfilling lives— lives which are alight.

Ruling year info

1979

CEO

Ms. Jocelyn Wyatt

Main address

1325 Quincy St NE Ste A1

Minneapolis, MN 55413-1540 USA

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Formerly known as

American Refugee Committee

EIN

36-3241033

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Migration, Refugee Issues (Q71)

International Economic Development (Q32)

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International Humanitarian Services

We work with our constituents to provide health care, clean water, shelter, protection and economic opportunities to more than 3.5 million people in 17 countries each year. Alight has 2,300 employees, 95% of whom are hired locally. Our program locations are in the Democratic Republic of Congo, El Savador, Jordan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Thailand and Uganda.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

It started with an observation. At some point in time, humanitarian organizations like ours had stopped thinking of refugees as their primary customer and instead become focused on large funders. We had deprioritized the people we are here to serve - and that wasn't good enough. Kuja Kuja is our answer.

It's a real-time feedback system that tracks customers’ levels of satisfaction with products and services, records their ideas for how those services might be improved, and makes that data freely available for everyone to see and use. So after accessing water at a water point or getting health care at a clinic, refugees can share their experience and have real input in making the system better.

Kuja Kuja is more than a moral obligation - it's also good business. Understanding our customer more deeply will allow ARC to increase the value and impact that its services currently deliver and to make better decisions about new services to design. We’re starting by testing Kuja Kuja on our own organization. We believe that Kuja Kuja will revolutionize service design and implementation for non profit and for-profit organizations around the world.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Asili is organized around one guiding principle - that our services are desired by our customers and worthy of our children. For too long, healthcare and other vital services in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been provided through foreign aid budgets that are designed to meet minimum quality standards, standards that we ourselves would reject. And that's simply not good enough.

A business startup co-created by ARC, USAID, IDEO.org, international partners, and most importantly, Congolese mothers and families, Asili is an answer people deserve - and that they want. Some of the most critical services that Eastern Congolese communities are asking for include reliable healthcare, clean water, and economic opportunities. Asili delivers on those services - but always according to the highest industry standards that anyone, anywhere, could trust and rely on.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

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Alight

Board of directors
as of 03/01/2022
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Board chair

Maureen Reed

John Gappa

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Neal Ball

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Ben Boyum

Holly Robbins

Littler Mendelson PC

Mark Mortenson

Mortenson Construction

Paul Bennett

IDEO.org

Ward Brehm

Imad Libbus

Greg Page

Cargill

Maureen Reed

Jay Shahidi

Richard Voelbel

Mary Whitney

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