Jubilee House Community Inc

Working with communities to create self-sufficient, sustainable, democratic entities

aka Center for Development in Central America - CDCA   |   Monroe, NC   |  www.jhc-cdca.org

Mission

The Jubilee House Community is a faith-based organization, ministering to the poor by meeting human needs and promoting reconciliation, accompanying communities in their efforts to become self-sufficient, sustainable, democratic entities.  The work of the JHC has always been flexible, adapting to community needs and priorities.  The JHC's project, the Center for Development in Central America (CDCA), began in 1993 in response to needs expressed by local Nicaraguan community leaders, and continues to develop in partnership with communities.

Ruling year info

1980

Chairperson, Board of Directors

Ms Sarah Junkin Woodard

Main address

1019 Troy Medlin Rd

Monroe, NC 28112 USA

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Formerly known as

JHC

JHC-CDCA

EIN

56-1252307

NTEE code info

International Economic Development (Q32)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

International Exchanges (Q23)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To work with and on behalf of the poor. People in poverty know what they need, they usually have no idea of what resources might be available to approach those needs. There is food enough in the world, and economic wealth enough, that none should be in desperate need. We attempt to connect the resources that are available with communities in need, working creatively not with individuals, but with communities as a whole, meeting human needs, promoting reconciliation, and accompanying communities, enabling them to choose their own paths forward to become self-sufficient, sustainable, democratic entities. This work involves not only financial resources, but also education and training, and the abilities to listen and learn from communities. This education process bridges gaps between the "First World" and Nicaragua's "Developing World".

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?

Education

Quarterly newsletter (15,000 each); two speaking trips (17 states in U.S.); brochures, social justice crafts; regional / national / international meetings; delegations; promoting training and ownership of program by those served; U.S. / Nicaragua health trainings, particularly in asthma, diabetes, sexual health, family planning, HIV, mosquito-borne viruses, and infant care;oral hygiene health trainings in schools & 22 feeding centers; community mental health trainings; continued a New Mother's support group; maintained a support group for 12 at-risk young women; presentation of cooperative and organic development to visiting delegations (5 groups); developed 2 social media educational presentations; hosted 36 cultural and educational events utilizing Casa Ben Linder.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Unemployed people

Sustainable Agriculture with 14 grower groups in COPROEXNIC representing hundreds of farmers; development of cooperatives with continued national trainings in business management, hosting of international resource people, participation in international production chain partnerships including direct subscription expansion through Farmer Shares, and expansion of office and processing plant capabilities with 40 workers and a manager; access to revolving loan fund and organic credits; participating in rural infrastructure improvements; sesame (763,500#s), organic peanuts (652,000#s), and organic coffee (19,800#s); Health: Daily medical clinic provision for 9,971 patients, with orthopedic and ob/gyn services, periodic medical specialists (6), providing 457 EKG tests, PAPs, and 447 ultrasound exams, also in rural clinics, expansion of dental procedures including 4,140 school-age patient cleanings, eyeglass fittings (945 patients), chronic patient care (141); medical lab tests (5,645); international volunteer participation.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Hospitality (daily); transport to medical facilities (monthly); 929 home visits with patients; neighborhood resources community development (daily); liaison between U.S. donors and Nicaraguan recipients (weekly); family and domestic violence counseling (476 participants); participation in fair trade networks and in developing new contacts (hosted 19 visiting groups); microenterprise loans and projects (as needed); cross-cultural volunteer placements; elderly in-home outreach service (weekly); provision of 158 medical equipment items for home use.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Mike Woodard - Jubilee House Community - CDCA 2008

Opus Prize Finalist 2008

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Educational Outreach - Number of subscribers to quarterly newsletter

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

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

# of recipients of quarterly newsletter, via paper mail and email, while attempting to maintain accurate records and avoid dead-letter waste. Gradual e-nl % increase noted in "Opens" now at 32%.

Grassroots Support - Publicly supported percentage (from 990 Form)

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

% is based on calculations produced by filing IRS Form 990, and varied depending on each year's sources of income. 501(c)(3) requirements are to maintain at least 33.33 % public support.

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 Sustainable Agriculture & Economic Development: to continue to enable the agricultural cooperative towards independence, improve organic sesame production levels, expand organic peanut acreage, add a peanut processing plant, and develop the coffee market through Farmer Shares.

In Health Care: to address the ongoing needs brought with the COVID-19 Pandemic, to complete construction enabling a radioology area at the Nueva Vida Clinic, to expand medical staff / volunteers and services, provide more community outreach, provide more health educational opportunities, to convert to the use of solar & LED energy as possible, to expand dental services, and to develop long-term funding.

In Education: to improve website format, expand speaking tours and online educational opportunities, to develop educational opportunities at Casa Ben Linder.

Other goals: to raise Nicaraguan staff salaries, to find a solution to vehicle issues in Nicaragua, to increase operating receipts by 100%, to double volunteer giving, and to recruit an IT volunteer for a year.

Education and Fundraising: expansion of speaking tours, ZOOM presentations, quarterly newsletters, regular thank you letters to supporters, regular blog posts and facebook updates, and total revision of website with current information.
Sustainable Agriculture and Economic Development: continue to work with buyers and organic growers, as well as with production systems to improve the overall quality of the production chains.
Health Care: hiring of additional medical staff and needed medicines / supplies / equipment as soon as designated funding is available.
Appropriate Technology: work with volunteers and student engineers in developing energy sustainability options.

Because the JHC-CDCA operates completely on grassroots support, our capabilities are limited by the amount of support received. However, as our mission statement indicates, frequently the decision is to act and implement a response to a need, then working to create the financial support that expansion of services demands. This requires the JHC to maintain a functioning level of flexibility in allocation of time, resources, and energy, made possible by the focus on cooperative decision-making and joint responsibility among all staff and management, without a hierarchical structure.

All of the goals listed are for 2021, based on our 2020 successes and delays due to COVID-19. The current 2020 Form 990 is available online also.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Jubilee House Community Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Sarah Junkin Woodard

Sarah Woodard

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Rebecca Mohally Renk

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Katherine Floerke

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Kathleen Murdock

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Michael Woodard

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Paul Mohally Renk

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Michael Murdock

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Nora Laws

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Rebecca Trowell

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Alex Francisco

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Daniel Murdock

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Joseph Woodard Murdock

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Claudia Saballos Ramirez

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Megan Quinn

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Jennifer Aist

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Paul Susman

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Steve Virgil

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Jorge Rivas

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Cassie Iutzi

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Lila Burmudez

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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 07/23/2020

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
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/22/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.