PROJECT FINE INC

Focus on Integrating Newcomers through Education

Winona, MN   |  www.projectfine.org

Mission

TO STRENGTHEN AND ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY BY FACILITATING THE INTEGRATION OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ETHNICALLY DIVERSE

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Fatima Said

Main address

202 W 3RD St

Winona, MN 55987 USA

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EIN

41-1883675

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

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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?

Advocacy & Information Referrals

Assist newcomers as they seek to become self-sufficient and contributing members of the community, Project FINE connects families to social and government services and helps them in their interactions with schools, healthcare, law enforcement, housing and food assistance providers.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people
Families
Age groups

Where we work

Accreditations

Charities Review Council Meets Standards Seal 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Hours of tutoring administered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Parents, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

ConnectedMN began fall 2020 in response to the need for tutoring for students and parents transitioning to online learning. Since the beginning of 2021, we have provided over 400 hours of tutoring.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

In 2021, we:
-Served over 3,250 newcomers through our educational programs
-Provided 5,941 hours of Advocacy & Information Referral Services
-Distributed over $30,000 of direct assistance to families in the form of laptops and support for rent, internet and
utilities.
-Provided 550 hours of tutoring for youth
-Engaged 1,816 individuals through the Welcoming Table program
-Provided 4,339 hours of interpreting and translation services

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Refugees and immigrants

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

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

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

    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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    This year, we began a new program based on feedback from the community and our advisory group (made up of 17 refugees and immigrants), called My Hmong Roots. This was directly in response from the Hmong community, who wanted to teach youth how to read and write in Hmong.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • 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

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PROJECT FINE INC

Board of directors
as of 03/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Kramer

City of St. Charles (Councilmember)

Term: 2017 - 2022

Jeff Apse

St. Charles Public Schools

Tim Biren

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

Annette Freiheit

Winona Area Public Schools

Sammy Gondola

Pleasant Valley Church

Robin Hoeg

Winona Health

Thomas Krause

Southern MN Regional Legal Services

Pedro Lopez

Courtesy Corporation

Cecilia Manrique

Dan Matejka

City of Goodview

Nicole Messenger

Merchants Bank

Pat Mutter

Visit Winona

Jack Richter

WNB Financial

Eric Schoh

Winona State University

Andy Teska

Winona Area Ambulance Service

Dale Hinckley

Hinckley Holsteins

Ron Hornbaker

Behrens Manufacturing

Josh Harrison

Knitcraft Corporation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/9/2022

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/03/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.