Empowering the Turkish-American Community USA

All for one and one for all.

OAKLAND, CA   |  http://etacusa.org

Mission

ETAC-USA aims at empowering and enriching the lives of the Turkish-American Community and the Community at large. This will be realized by: Collaborating with public and private partners, Engaging in innovative solutions to issues, Sharing educational, recreational, cultural, occupational & social experiences, Creating opportunities for Turkish-Americans to reach their fullest potential in a sustainable, nurturing, healthy & safe environment, Establishing in the Bay Area, a Community Center for Turkish-Americans and the general public alike that they can call home –TURK EVI. VISION: ETAC-USA desires to empower and develop the Turkish-American Community so that its members are more independent, more participatory more engaged and integrated into their local communities.

Ruling year info

2019

CO-PRESIDENT

HULYA KOC

Co-President

Aydin Koc

Main address

1939 HARRISON ST STE 921

OAKLAND, CA 94612 USA

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EIN

82-4956762

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

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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?

Take A Seat

Providing an opportunity for the Turkish American Community to memorialize/recognize their loved ones and their businesses to be visible. The donations will be used to offer services to the Turkish American Community members in need and at large.

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Providing Turkish American Community information on resources available to them in their communities in the fields of education, immigration, health, housing and finance. Lending a helping hand with a variety of resources to those in need.

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Health

Physical locations as Turkish American Community Centers for the community:
1) to educate the Turkish American Community on being a more involved and participatory citizens,
2) to hold celebrations on special occasions,
3) to organize events for all ages.

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This directory encompasses Turkish American professionals nationwide.

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This program consisted of a children's program at the Turkish American Community Centers, but during the pandemic this has become a virtual story telling hour every Saturday at 11am(PST) via Zoom.

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The program records and stores stories of Pioneer Turkish Americans who have come to the Bay Area between 1950-1980 and are still living in the Greater Bay Area in Northern California. The intention of the program is to open it up to ALL Americans in the US with Turkish decent in its second phase. This way it will contribute to the cultural ethnicity of the USA just like Italians and the Irish.
The Pioneers Club also intends to hold events for its members once the pandemic is over and safe for that age group to get together,

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By means of this program, ETAC collaborates with other local and international non-profits and holds an annual gala to raise funds for the education of young girls in Turkey. All the non profits in the US and in Turkey are vetted to make sure the funds go to the right people - girls under 18 years of age so they get an opportunity to be educated.

Population(s) Served

The program with the use of a professional library software, offers a considerable number of books in Turkish for children and adults at its two community centers. ETAC Library operates just like public libraries.

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Health
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Where we work

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

    The members of the American Community with Turkish decent regardless of their age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, socio economic and marital status.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), 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?

    The most recent change we made was in the fee schedule we offer to our community members to register in our Turkish American Professionals Directory. This was directly in response to the feedback we got from the people we serve via phone calling and emailing. We greatly value the feedback we get and take action right away. The fee was $100/year. We added a monthly payment plan instead of a one time payment.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    The people we serve felt EMPOWERED because they were reassured their organization(ETAC) listens to each and every one of them AND very importantly TAKES ACTION to make a change.

  • 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

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

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Empowering the Turkish-American Community USA

Board of directors
as of 2/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. HULYA KOC


Board co-chair

Mr. AYDIN KOC

ARZU BROWN

SIBEL NISANOGLU

ULKU NISANOGLU

NIHAN KARA

FIRUZE GOKCE

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 ? 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 02/19/2021

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
Turkish American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Turkish American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/19/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • 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 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.