Human Services

All Nations

Your Dream...Your Path

aka All Nations Refugee and Immigrant Services STL

Saint Louis, MO

Mission

To help refugees and immigrants acclimate to the American culture and improve their chances to succeed in their new environment, removing the feeling of displacement, and contributing to the welfare of their new community.

Ruling Year

2019

Executive Director

Matthew Clark

Main Address

8917 Gravois Road Second Floor

Saint Louis, MO 63123 USA

Keywords

refugee mentoring, immigrant mentoring, refugee empowerment, immigrant empowerment, refugee youth development, immigrant youth development, community building

EIN

37-1901810

 Number

8409727797

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Refugees and immigrants to the United States have lost a sense of belonging, of home. Education cut short by war, a foreign economy making new business startup difficult, and various other obstacles prevent our new international friends from feeling truly American and a true part of their new culture.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Business Mentorship

Educational Mentoring Program

Youth Development Program

Where we work

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

All Nations aims to remove the barriers to equal access for immigrants and refugees by providing educational support and access to comprehensive education, new business startup mentoring, and comprehensive youth development. By doing so, it is our hope that each refugee and immigrant is freed to exercise the fullness of their capabilities to make an equal and empowering contribution to the community in which they live.

To overcome educational barriers, we partner with ed2go to make an accredited High School diploma program available to those in need of a high school education. We also provide HiSET testing and tutoring for those closer to college level who need a high school equivalency. To overcome the difficulty barrier to new business development, we partner entrepreneurial refugees and immigrants with established and successful members of the business community who assist the new business owner with developing a comprehensive business plan that makes sense in an American marketplace and then walks with them through full execution. To make certain that the children of these individuals are well prepared themselves to be contributing leaders in the community, All Nations goes beyond childcare, and offers the children of participating adults access to art, music, and physical education as well as leadership and literacy training in partnership with Kiwanis International. In all three programs, All Nations builds on a foundation of friendship and community. Each adult participant is assigned an American friend on a 1-to-1 basis, someone whose entire purpose in the organization is to come alongside the New American as they pursue their dream. They check on their progress. They celebrate their wins. They mourn together when something goes wrong. In short, they do life alongside the individual so that they do not have to walk this path alone.

All Nations is staffed by individuals who spent years volunteering with refugees and immigrants prior to founding the organization. The education vendor, language support programming, business launch system, and youth development curriculum and cycle were developed from needs brought forward in focus groups, 1-on-1 conversations, and a soft launch in January-April of 2019 in which programs were executed and then analyzed for quality and effectiveness. In addition to having a well-tested and researched program foundation, All Nations' reputation and network within the St. Louis faith community gives us access to a wide body of volunteers and experts so that each refugee is truly empowered to accomplish what they set out to accomplish.

Educational program clients will regularly be engaged in testing as part of the ed2go High School curriculum or as part of the HiSET training when they are with us directly, and will be receiving traditional grades when they move on to college where we will still stand alongside them as a support and encouragement system. The results of testing and the acquisition of grades will help us to determine the progress of each individual participant as well as the success of the program as a whole. On the business development side, each business mentor will establish a timeline for the startup to go from its current state to business launch and then beyond to a period of self-evaluation. Progress will be measured against this timeline. We will also know then if particular coaches tend to outperform or underperform those timelines which helps us to evaluate the coach in addition to the individual business project. Further, we will be able to measure success of the overall program by how many businesses are successfully launched vs. those who sought to do so.

So far we have completed focus groups, research, program design, vendor selection, and soft launch. We have 12 adults that participated in the soft launch, as well as 15 children who regularly attended the youth development program. As it was just a short term test launch, there are no success metrics yet. Next we will finish securing our financial base so that we have true sustainability, and we will adjust the system design and infrastructure based on the inputs we received from the soft launch. We are targeting a full launch in Q4 2019 or Q1 2020.

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

Source: Self-reported by organization

the feedback loop
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: paper surveys, focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), case management notes.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: the people we serve, our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: we don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback.
What significant change resulted from feedback
We have adjusted curriculum to better tailor our offerings to the particular needs of each individual we serve.

External Reviews

Financials

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

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

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/01/2020

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Male, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Disability

No data