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JUSOOR

Menlo Park, CA   |  https://jusoor.ngo/

Mission

Maximizing the potential of Syrian youth through education.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Grace Atkinson

Main address

1409 Laurel Street

Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA

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EIN

45-3842245

NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To empower the next generation of young Syrians to reach their potential and build a brighter tomorrow which sees Syria return to peace and prosperity

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?

Scholarship Program

The Jusoor Scholarship Program enables Syrian youth to continue academic study and attain an education that will be essential to their futures as well as to the future of Syria. Jusoor has supported students in the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East through full and partial funding and university partnerships. Students pursue different degree levels and academic fields of study, and a growing number of alumni benefit from mentoring and professional development opportunities.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Jusoor has been working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon since June 2013. Jusoor’s Refugee Education Program in Lebanon seeks to ensure Syrian refugees in Lebanon have a holistic, well-rounded primary school education through integration into formal schooling whenever possible, introducing contextual and relevant curricula and teaching methods to deliver informal education, and providing strong psychosocial support within the framework of community engagement and rehabilitation.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Through mentorship, incubators, and competitions, Jusoor enables young Syrian entrepreneurs to enhance their leadership skills and secure funding for their startups.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

scott mackenzie gift 2021

Scott MacKenzie gift

Affiliations & memberships

Recipient of the Scott MacKenzie gift 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of students who demonstrate writing ability

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Refugee Education Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Entrepreneurship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Refugee Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students registered for online courses

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Refugee Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of teachers recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Refugee Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students per teacher during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Refugee Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students per classroom during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Refugee Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of first-entry undergraduate program students who identify themselves as 'visible minorities'or 'non-white'

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Refugee Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of teachers retained after 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Refugee Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Refugee Education Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Refugee Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of snacks served for students participating in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Refugee Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children reached with a meal each school day

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Refugee Education Program

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.

Jusoor builds bridges between the boundless potential of young Syrians and access to opportunities for quality education, entrepreneurship and global community engagement by developing and investing in human capital

Jusoor leverages partnerships with dozens of academic institutions, non-profits, and corporate organizations around the world to make our five programs a success. Jusoor Board of Directors and staff work on the ground in North America, Europe, and the Middle East to ensure Jusoor's strategies are the best possible fit for the local context.

Jusoor brings together a team of over 55 staff members and dozens of interns and volunteers from diverse fields such as refugee education, entrepreneurship, mentorship, scholarship programs, and professional development.

Jusoor is a leading global actor in international scholarships, refugee education and entrepreneurial programs for Syrian refugee children and young adults. Jusoor is known for its innovative approach to development challenges, high-velocity execution, the strength of its global strategic partnerships and its active volunteer base.

All of Jusoor’s programs are designed to have a multiplier effect: they build the capacity of
individuals and empower the next generation of Syrians, which benefit whole communities.

To date, Jusoor has provided nearly 10,000 children with primary and secondary education, 3,246 youth with entrepreneurial training and opportunities, and 305 youth with university scholarships.

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 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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JUSOOR

Board of directors
as of 04/09/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Safouh Takrouri

Dania Ismail

Rose Farah

Rami Zayat

Maya Ghosn

Ahmad Nehlawi

Rania Succar

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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/15/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/24/2022

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.