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UNITED WAY OF MID & SOUTH JEFFERSON COUNTY

aka United Way of MSJC   |   Port Arthur, TX   |  www.unitedwaymsjc.org

Mission

The United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County is working to better the lives of our neighbors. With the Community as our partners, we fight poverty, we invest in education and work to improve the health in our community.

Notes from the nonprofit

The United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County is a vital resource for the community and industry in the heart of Southeast Texas. We celebrate the success of stable programs that with the help of the United Way are able to reach out a hand to one and influence the condition of all.

Ruling year info

1955

CEO

Janie B Johnson

Main address

7980 Anchor Dr Ste 600

Port Arthur, TX 77642 USA

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Formerly known as

United Way of South Jefferson County

EIN

74-1187386

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County is working to better the lives of our neighbors. With the Community as our partners, we fight poverty, we invest in education and work to improve the health in our community.

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?

Information

Assist families and individuals in locating the appropriate service providers for their needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Providing workshops targeting various areas of nonprofit development for area agencies and organizations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County (UWMSJC) recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. We invite those agencies with programs supporting our three part focus of Education, Income and Health that meeting the stated requirements .

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our local and unique initiatives include
Focusing on Education Initiatives: Born Learning Trails, Super Reader Program, Summer Reading Palooza, and Vending Book Machines
Focusing on Financial Stability: First Impressions, Community Garden & United We Work
Focusing on Community Engagement: Born Learning Trails, Day of Caring,

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.

Therapy and Clinical Sessions Provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Investment Grant

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Investment Grant

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of nights of safe housing provided to families of domestic violence

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Investment Grant

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Support of local families through basic needs assistance (utility, rental, prescription, food pantry, clothing etc.)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Investment Grant

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number includes Community Investment Programs, Workforce Clothing Readiness Initiatives, and Food Insecurity Initiatives.

Youth services (mentoring, literacy, health programs, scouting, emotional support)

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Community Investment Grant

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number includes Community Investment Programs, Early Literacy Initiatives, and School Readiness Initiatives.

Pounds of Food provided to address Food Insecurity

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Numbers of meals provided to Senior Citizens

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

Older adults, Seniors

Related Program

Community Investment Grant

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of Children placed in safe homes

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Community Investment Grant

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Strategic Targets for 2023-2026
Increase access to nutrition in food deserts
Support early literacy by increasing access to books in homes
Support household stability through emergency support & workforce readiness

Our business model includes traditional United Way Community Investment Grants and United Way Initiatives.

United Way Community Investment Grants require logic models to show the details of each program as well as the measurable outcomes of success. CIG applications are program based, with each program linking to empowering education, strengthening health, and stabilizing households. Using the application as a tool, we are stabilizing the environment with a level foundation related to our goals and mission.

United Way Initiatives focus on community needs where service gaps have been identified. We have mobilized action plans around Initiatives that include early literacy, food insecurities, workforce readiness, school readiness, and volunteerism.

Through our network of partners and Community Investment Grant Programs, our capabilities are excellent. We extend our direct reach with the 24 agencies offering nearly 40 programs that all link to our Education, Income and Health core focuses. Our donor and industrial relationships allow us to invest funds and resources into the community while keeping a low administration cost. The corporate donations will enable us to commit 100% of each individual donors dollar into programs.

Through CIG Partner Programs & Initiatives we are reaching thousands of individuals and families each year with a wide range of services not possible through one agency.

As investors, we are making decisions based on solid information and review. Our progress has been felt by agencies, programs, benefactors of services, and donors.

Our transition from traditional fundraising and allocation-based programming to our current Community Impact Model has allowed us to take a proactive view at issues and respond accordingly with funding decisions. We continue to move forward toward reaching our goals while knowing we may never end hunger, but with our three-part focus we may end hunger for an individual or family.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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UNITED WAY OF MID & SOUTH JEFFERSON COUNTY

Board of directors
as of 08/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Erin Peltier

Chevron Phillips Chemical

Term: 2024 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mrs Deborah Drago

Entergy Texas

Term: 2023 - 2024

Josh Nehlig

TPC Group

Nikki McDonald

G&G Enterprises LLC

Erin Peltier

Chevron Phillips

Kingsley Amlalo

TPC Group

Jerri Guidry

Valero

Mary Ann Reid

Golden Pass LNG

Linda Tait

Retired

Roxanne Smith Parks

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Scott Street

Lamar Port Arthur State College

Deborah Drago

Entergy

Lucrecia Harris

Port Arthur ISD

Chrissy Russell

BASF

Daniel Cruze

Cruz Events

Tammy Kotzur

Port Arthur CVB

Sherri Toutcheque

HEB

Kelsey Borza

Bob Hope Charter School

Barbarah Huval

Retired Professor

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 8/9/2023

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 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: 07/20/2021

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 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.