Arts, Culture, and Humanities

TRADISYON LAKOU LAKAY INC

MIAMI, FL

Mission

TLL Inc, is organized to culturally and academically educate youth and adults in the community through Haitian dance, arts, music and literature; hence, instill in youth a sense of self-worth which allows them to be healthier upstanding citizens of society while discovering hidden talents.

Ruling Year

2002

Principal Officer

Weiselande Cesar

Main Address

212 NE 59TH TERRACE

MIAMI, FL 33137 USA

Keywords

arts, dance, children/youth programs, camps,

EIN

65-1085683

 Number

7553198664

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

TLL is currently addressing its fundraising issues. TLL lacks in the area of fundraising as well as marketing. A connection was made to a professional marketer to address our branding needs. The website was updated to include added a board member. In 2016 an effort was made in regards to sponsorship and a sponsor letter and level package was generated.

Our programs

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Summer Intensive Institute

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Charting Impact

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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 and haven't they accomplished so far?

Goals/Objectives:

• Build and maintain a positive outlook on the Haitian culture
• Build a sense of belonging to the community, country and the world
• Build a 'learning community' and provide information on available resources
• Enhance academic skills through innovative cultural enrichment programs
• Align participants' skills to their career choices while building personal goals
• Empower youth through self-advocacy skills to become agent for social change

Strategies:

• Keep open communication will all pertinent members
• Conduct quarterly/monthly meetings as deemed necessary
• Update website and other professional and social networks
• Keep the community abreast of events and success stories through newsletter
• Build an amicable relationship with everyone the organization directly or indirectly patronizes with
• Provide feedback in a timely manner
• Engage in fundraising activities
• Foster a community/environment conducive to learning and teaching
• Encourage all staff to keep inform on current issues and laws affecting operation of the organization
• Operate ethically and provide high quality programs
• Quality before quantity

TLL has on its webpage a contact button as a way for people to inquire further about its services. Yelp page and the referral page via the yellow pages was also created as a way to generate more feedback and/or contact. Flyers for the camp program now includes a barcode for online registration to facilitate parents' registration process as well as eliminate some of the paper trails. All teaching instructors fill out a conduct agreement provides by LHCC.

TLL will know that it is making progress when youth and children are demonstrating greater self-worth, engaging in self-advocacy, performing better academically, publishing TLLYE newsletter, parental involvement and commitment are on the rise, participants and parents are providing testimonies. Additionally, TLL, Inc is causing-an effect and making a buzz!

TLL, Inc is striving to attract donors and also conduct fundraising activities.

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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?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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