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HESTER J HODGDON LIBRARIES FOR ALL PROGRAM

Leveraging the power of education and literacy to develop, support, and sustain strong leadership and economic vitality for local communities in Nicaragua.

aka San Juan del Sur Biblioteca   |   Loveland, CO   |  www.librariesforall.org

Mission

The Hester J. Hodgdon Libraries for all Foundation (HJH Foundation) supports sustainable community development and educational opportunities in rural Nicaraguan communities. Our public lending library and Mobile Project in San Juan del Sur, in collaboration with Rotary International and other service organizations, develop programs to strengthen local schools, support community development and leadership, and offer educational and trade learning opportunities. The HJH Libraries for All Foundation is a Colorado-based, tax exempt, charitable foundation that leverages the power of education and literacy to enhance community vitality.

Notes from the nonprofit

We have been providing educational and community support and our San Juan del Sur Biblioteca will be turning 20 years old in November of 2021

Ruling year info

2003

Director

Ms Jane Carol Mirandette

Vice President

Patricia Herron

Main address

1716 Del Norte Ave

Loveland, CO 80538 USA

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EIN

68-0531140

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Q01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

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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?

San Juan Del Sur Biblioteca Movil

First Lending library in Nicaragua

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Presidential Citation for International Innovation 2009

American Library Association- ALA

Recognition Award for the Promotion of Lending and of Excellence in Libraries 2010

ANIBIPA - Nicarqaguan Library Association

Affiliations & memberships

American Library Association 2011

International Relations Round Table 2015

ANIBIPA 2016

City of San Juan del Sur Commendation Award 2017

Paul Harris Fellowship Award- International Rotary 2006

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 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 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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HESTER J HODGDON LIBRARIES FOR ALL PROGRAM

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jane Mirandette

ALA IFLA

Term: 2022 - 2024


Board co-chair

Patrica Herron

University of Maryland

Term: 2022 - 2024

Ann Zebrowski

No affiliation

Carol Jane McPhee

VME School

Jane Carol Mirandette

ALA, IFLA

Patricia Herron

University of Maryland

Rosemary Green

Faculty Emerita, Shenandoah University, Board of Directors, Winchester Branch VA, American Association of University Women

Lily Griner

University of Maryland

Victor Zuniga

Poudre River Public Library District

Barbra Thorne

Retired

Janet Lee

Dean Emerita, Regis University Library, Denver, CO

Alex Brown

Retired System Architect

Karen Weisgerber

Cambium Consulting Group

Jill Gramling

Woodstock Insurance Inc

Atwill Hudgins

Vice President of Mecho

Edwin Vasquez

Director of San Juan del Sur Biblioteca

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/25/2021

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 with a disability

The organization's co-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

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/13/2022

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 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.
  • 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 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 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.