Rose’s Organization for Advocacy and Development - Road

HELPING LIBERIAN CHILDREN ACHIEVE BRIGHTER FUTURES

Minneapolis, MN   |  www.rosesoad.org

Mission

Our mission is to empower Liberia's underprivileged youth by helping those with disabilities receive vital support and services, and providing opportunities for education to prepare all children for a brighter future.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder & CEO

Benjamin Rose

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LIBERIA

KERKULA MULBAH

Main address

7420 Unity Ave N, Suite 308

Minneapolis, MN 55443 USA

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EIN

81-1439033

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

ROAD 2021-2022 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Providing 100% scholarship to underprivileged kids at different schools in Liberia. Liberia is a third-world country located in West Africa. Without those scholarships, those kids will remain street peddlers with no hope of obtaining a quality education. Most of those less privileged kids are Ebola survivors, orphans, and children whose parents cannot afford to send their kids to school due to poverty.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Orphans
People with disabilities
Young women
Adolescent girls

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We work with underprivileged kids in Liberia, providing them with nutritional meals and mobilising the generosity of donors to assist these underprivileged kids with direct scholarships. We also work with people at the margin of society: woman (especially in rural areas), the physically challenged, refugees and the elderly.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have not had any recent changes yet from feedback.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has helped us to be more passionate about working with them.

  • 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Rose’s Organization for Advocacy and Development - Road

Board of directors
as of 9/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Maxwell ZayZay

Rose's Organization for Advocacy and Development

Term: 2021 - 2023

Benjamin Rose

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Levi Gaye

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Williams Oscar

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Kerkula Mulbah

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Sharon MIller

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Jonathan Domah

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El Yahunathan Rose, I

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Gbatemah Senah

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Spencir Quayie

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HIlary Gbegeah

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Sophie Wesseler

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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 09/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/04/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.