Liberian Association of Greater Houston

Invest in the Future

Houston, TX   |  https://www.laghou.org/

Mission

Our mission is to create opportunities for underserved communities through education, entrepreneurship and knowledge.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Mr. Henry Kopia Keculah Jr.

Main address

PO Box 840791

Houston, TX 77284 USA

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EIN

45-5613200

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is working towards increasing the number of students that graduate from college within four-years and obtain technical degrees. We are working hard to improve the quality of life individuals by providing them with the opportunity they need to obtain competitive jobs. There is a need for more successful business owners in our community and we have created programs to provide entrepreneurial support. There are several Liberians living in Houston as illegal immigrants, we are providing lawyers and assistance with application fees to help individuals become legal residents or be put on a pathway to becoming a naturalized citizen.

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?

College Tours

Take underserved families on college tours and provide them with college and career readiness seminars.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 free participants on field trips

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We were able to allow 181 students to go on a free visit to the children museum.

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.

Our organization is aiming to open a Multicultural Community Service Center to serve 50,000 in the city of Houston. This place will seminars and after school programs for students. When parents are able to work from 9 AM to 5 PM, they are able to earn more money. Majority of juvenile crimes happen between 3 PM to 6 PM when students are home alone. Our goal is to have 250 families enrolled in our after school program. Another major is to obtain enough funding to obtain a van. A van will allow us to transport families to college and career readiness events and on college tours.

Our strategies for making this happen include applying for grant funding and obtaining sponsorships to obtain the funding needed to provide successful programs. With enough funding, we will be able to open a multicultural community service center. The President of the Liberian Association of Greater Houston is applying to 10 grants a week, to make this goal a reality

Our capabilities for doing this are realistic because our President is a nonprofit consultant and has years of experience with writing grants.

We provided 11 students with scholarships in 2019 for the first time. In 2019, we held our first back to school drive. The Liberian Association of Greater Houston feed over 800 families in 2019 and provided over 115 toys to kids in need for the holidays. 96% of the students that attended our college tour enrolled in college.

The next big goals for the Liberian Association of Greater Houston

Financials

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Operations

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

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Liberian Association of Greater Houston

Board of directors
as of 1/29/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Charles Gbunblee

Houston Police Department

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mrs. Bernice Keculah

Charles Gbunblee

Houston Police Department

Bernice Keculah

Sharon Boyah

Terrence Johnson

Prince Passewe

Houston Police Department

Napoleon Milton

Mecca Glekiah

Wilfred Ricks

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/24/2020

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/24/2020

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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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.
  • 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.