Employment, Job Related

MELWOOD HORTICULTURAL TRAINING CENTER INC

aka Melwood

Upper Marlboro, MD

Mission

Melwood advocates for and empowers individuals of differing abilities to transform their own lives through unique opportunities to work and play in the community.

Ruling Year

1969

President & CEO

Ms. Carol Ann (Cari) DeSantis

Main Address

5606 Dower House Road

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 USA

Keywords

Training, Employment, Recreation, Horticulture, Entrepreneurship, Environment,

EIN

52-0857690

 Number

2972384132

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

Botanical, Horticultural, and Landscape Services (C40)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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Contract Services

Community Services

Operation: Tohidu

Where we work

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Our Results

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Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Veterans,

People with disabilities

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Community Services

Number of volunteer hours

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

At-risk youth,

People with disabilities

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Community Services

Number of donations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Total hours worked by people with differing abilities

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with disabilities

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Contract Services

Total weight of materials recycled

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with disabilities

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Contract Services

Context notes

Total pounds of material recycled

Number of people with a disabiltiy employed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with disabilities

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Contract Services

Charting Impact

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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?

The following six goals indicate key areas of focus over the next five years.
Goal 1: Increase the number of people served with more unique opportunities to work and play in their communities.
Goal 2: Achieve financial sustainability through a balanced approach to stabilization, productivity and growth.
Goal 3: Differentiate and promote the Melwood brand in customer and community relationships by delivering innovative, quality and consistent service.
Goal 4: Prepare, modernize and mobilize a high‐performing organiza􀆟on.
Goal 5: Cultivate an inspired, empowered and skilled workforce that enriches Melwood's culture of social entrepreneurship.
Goal 6: Ensure the quality and future viability of the Melwood Board of Directors

Strategies for achieving our five‐year goals include:
- Increasing the number of people served with more unique opportunities to work and play in communities.
- Achieving financial sustainability through a balanced approach to stabilization, productivity and growth.
- Differentiating and promoting the Melwood brand in customer and community relationships by delivering innovative, quality and consistent service.
- Preparing, modernizing and mobilizing a high‐performing organization.
- Cultivating an inspired, empowered and skilled workforce that enriches Melwood's culture of social entrepreneurship.
- Ensuring the quality and future viability of the Melwood Board.

Melwood is the "vendor of choice" for a wide range of customers providing quality services to meet multiple needs. Our staff and workers are consistent local and national award winners for performance excellence in service contracts.

Melwood's business services include: Total Facility Management Services, Custodial and Janitorial, Landscaping and Grounds Management, Recycling and Electronics Recycling. Our Community Programming Division provides the following services: Day Habilitation, Employment Services, Community Support Services, Independent Living, Access Adventures (vacation/travel), Inclusive Camp, Equestrian Program, Horticultural Therapy, Operation: Tohidu Veteran's Retreats.

Melwood offers job training, employment, life skill improvement, community support and recreation opportunities to more than 2000 people each year in the DC metropolitan area. We operate a training program graduating approximately 100 workers with differing abilities each year, and we employ more than 1,700 workers, including more than 800 people with differing abilities at more than 40 contract sites in the National Capital Area. Notable federal clients include Fort George G. Meade, U.S. General Services Administration, the United States Naval Academy, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Goddard Space Flight Center. Our 108-acre retreat and recreation center in Nanjemoy, Maryland, enhances our mission of empowering people with differing abilities to enrich their lives.

Melwood uses a Balanced Scorecard approach enables Management and the Board of Directors to stay focused on the highest priorities and measure progress and performance against strategic direction established through the strategic planning process. The Key Performance Indicators reflect composite scores of multiple data points—both leading and lagging indicators — that Management must track and report to the Board to assure forward movement on the Strategic Plan.

Melwood maintains a Strategic Scorecard that is reviewed by the board of directors and staff on a quarterly basis. The Strategic Scorecard describes goals, goal attainment measures (baseline) ad annual targets.

External Reviews

Accreditations

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Employment and Community Services - 3 Year Accreditation 2014

Financials

MELWOOD HORTICULTURAL TRAINING CENTER INC

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Yes

ETHICS & 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

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Gender

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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