The Freadom®️Road Foundation

A way out

Elmwood Park, IL   |  www.thefreadomroadfoundation.org

Mission

To break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration. We do this through literacy, marketing, and strategic partnerships.

Ruling year info

1997

President

Maria Hayley

Co Principal Officer

Martín Gómez

Main address

P.O. Box 350012

Elmwood Park, IL 60707 USA

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EIN

36-4109624

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Freadom®️ Families

In collaborative partnership with family support organization Family Focus - Englewood, families with children ages birth to three choose new books magazines, resource materials, book character dolls, bookcases, get connected to libraries, visit bookstores and are encouraged to create home libraries.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Family relationships
Social and economic status
Work status and occupations

Initiated with the late John Stephan - long time officer of the Kiwanis Club of Lake View Chicago in partnership with the Chicago Boys and Girls Club of Logan Square where he also served as Club Director, this program seeks to reverse the dire prediction of probable future incarceration of third graders falling below proficient in national reading scores. The program engages all members of the family of the child "in jeopardy" to raise the child's reading scores and develop a love of reading and writing within the home environment. Connections are made to other resources, especially libraries and book stores.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 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?

    Instructions for our Scribbles Contest for families of children ages birth through three let us know these instructions were not clear. With their input we revised these instructions.

  • 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 people we serve feel they are active participants valued for their ideas and preferences.

  • 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

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The Freadom®️Road Foundation

Board of directors
as of 07/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Maria Hayley

The Freadom®️Road Foundatio


Board co-chair

Martín Gómez

MJ Gómez Associates LLC

Term: 2020 - 2025

Martin Gomez

MJ Gomez Associates, LLC

Anna Crockett

Executive Function Matters

Frank Nicholas

Nicholas Art Direction

Sujin Huggins, Ph.D

Dominican University

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/4/2022

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