Solutions in Hometown Connections Corp

Our communities as pathways to empowerment and thriving futures

aka SHConnections   |   College Park, MD   |  www.shconnections.org

Mission

engaging with refugees and immigrants to build better communities

Ruling year info

2018

Principal Officer

Merritt Groeschel

Main address

4423 Lehigh Rd Box 458

College Park, MD 20740 USA

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EIN

82-1942936

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Family Services (P40)

Employment, Job Related N.E.C. (J99)

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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?

English Language Learning

Child Friendly English Language Learning Groups in welcoming community spaces.

Population(s) Served
Families

The SHC Citizenship Preparation program tracks students through the entire citizenship and naturalization process.

Online civics classes teach civics material and prepare students for the Civics Exam portion of the interview. Classes are taught by professionally certified English Language instructors on Zoom.

After learning the material, students continue to participate in ongoing review weekly review booster sessions to solidify their civics knowledge and practice test taking strategies.

All citizenship students are invited to participate in guided weekly one on one Zoom tutoring by our network of volunteer tutors.

SHC partners with local immigration legal service providers to bring instructional workshops to students to present the process and answer general questions about filling out the application and what to expect in the interview. SHC families who need assitance preparing and filing immigration paperwork are connected to our legal partners for assistance.

Population(s) Served
Adults

SHC Pre-school classes are 30 minute classes taught by a professional childhood educator and are open to children ages 2-5 and meet twice per week on Zoom while SHC classes are in session. Children learn Kindergarten readiness skills such as writing their name, practicing alphabet, date, days of the week, weather, songs, numbers and learn to interact with their teacher.

Our Preschool class curriculum is complemented by a 30- minute librarian led storytime and songs from the New Carrollton Branch of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System on Zoom. When weather permits, SHC also participates in an outdoor Library storytime open to all at the Branch.

When SHC programs are held in person, a complementary SHC Pre-school program for children under 5 is always scheduled simultaneously in the same space or an adjacent space.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Infants and toddlers
Children

Where we work

Accreditations

Catalogue for Philanthropy 2020

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Operations

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Solutions in Hometown Connections Corp

Board of directors
as of 3/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Aerlande Wontamo

Catholic Charities

Loan Nguyen

US Department of Labor

Elahe Darabi

Foodhini, Inc.

Nancy Liebermann

retired

Meira Neggaz

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Board leadership practices

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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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/25/2022,

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/25/2022

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Data
  • 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 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 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.