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Tribe Rising India

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Mill Valley, CA   |  TribeRisingIndia.org

Mission

Tribe Rising India is building schools and providing student scholarships for Santal children who have been prevented access to meaningful educational opportunities for generations because of caste prejudice. Tribe Rising India is fighting systemic marginalization by funding education which will allow Santal students to participate more fully in the mainstream economy and to build prosperous, healthy futures.

Ruling year info

2019

Co-founder Presidnrt

Annette Venables

Co Principal Officer

Paul Venables

Main address

35 Miller Ave #185

Mill Valley, CA 94941 USA

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EIN

84-2093593

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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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?

High School

First high school uniquely for Santal students in Gurap, West Bengal, India. This modern, fully equipped (tech, science labs, library) K-10 school will serve 1,200 students and is expected to be complete by year end 2022. The first girls' dormitory was completed in March of 2022. We have been adding a grade each year and as of June 2022, we have 7 grades.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples
People of South Asian descent
Interfaith groups
Economically disadvantaged people

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.

Average age of first-time, full-time, first-year registrants in direct entry programs continuing to the following year

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

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

High School

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

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

Indigenous peoples

Related Program

High School

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2023 is our base year of testing

Number of teachers recruited

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

Indigenous peoples

Related Program

High School

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of first-entry undergraduate program students who identify themselves as 'visible minorities'or 'non-white'

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

People of South Asian descent

Related Program

High School

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of parents/guardians engaged in student activities

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

Indigenous peoples

Related Program

High School

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As the parents are day laborers, so children board and all participate in bi-monthly parent weekend visits. At our 2023 grand opening, Feb, very student had at least one family member present!

Number of students enrolled

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

Indigenous peoples

Related Program

High School

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who demonstrate the desire to succeed in the academic setting

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

Indigenous peoples

Related Program

High School

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All children from ages 5/6 through 14 live on campus. They are dedicated to learning simply by their presence and participation.

Number of schools established in rural communities

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

Indigenous peoples

Related Program

High School

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We completed the first girls dormitory so girls can stay on campus past age 10. This is the first high school uniquely for Santals in West Bengal. It has been recognized by the education minister 2023

Total dollars received in contributions

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

Indigenous peoples

Related Program

High School

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Indigenous peoples

Related Program

High School

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We we were unable to work as group as much during the pandemic height in 2020

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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

Indigenous peoples

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Short Term
• Safe school—adult monitors (RA-style) in dormitories, cameras, mindset of cultural acceptance, complete rejection of caste prejudice
• Girls’ dorm, boarding for older girls--complete
• Consistent thru grade 10 educational opportunities—have already expanded form grade 4 prior to lock down through grade 7 today, will continue to add a new grade each year
• Subject specific education, computer skills—computer lab/language lab is running, Math teacher, adjunct teachers on Saturdays are supporting elementary English and remedial needs
• Nutritious meals—3 per day and two snacks served
• School counselor—hiring is complete
• Simple medical care—school nurse is full-time campus resident and monitor for older girls in dormitory
• Intro to English—through adjunct teachers, Tribe Rising-sponsored language lab

Medium Term
• Literacy—85-95% of our 10th grade graduates will achieve full literacy in Bengali, the remainder will achieve functional literacy in Bengali, 5% will achieve conversational English level; measured by standardized tests
• Fluency in vernacular language—85-95% of graduates; measured by standardized tests
• Increase self-confidence; measured by interest in continued education and appropriate life building decisions such as postponed marriage and interest/efforts in establishing a consistent source of income vs. day labor
• Increase pride in tribal identity
• High School diploma—75% of students will graduate 10th grade
• Opportunity for vocational school—is available to 10th grade graduates
• Opportunity for grades 11 and 12, higher ed—is available to 10th grade graduates
• Opportunity for land ownership, small business development—is more readily available to graduates with full literacy in Bengali

Long Term/Generational Change
• Social change—improved conditions for the tribe, defeat prejudice—measured by increase in numbers of tribal members who earn jobs open to tribal quotas, open businesses and buy land or build permanent homes
• Change in economic standing—decrease poverty—measured by less malnutrition and related disease, more consistent work in the mainstream economy vs day labor, more students achieving high school diploma
• Better physical and mental health—as a result of participation in the mainstream economy and increases in spending power—especially purchasing nutritious food, political voice and cultural acknowledgement
• Political influence—increasing participation through education and placement in government jobs
• Fluency in English—20% of graduates 10 years from completion of high school
• Access to higher education, professional careers—20% of graduates 10 years from completion of high school
• Acceptance in mainstream culture—50% increase Santal-owned businesses and earning government-quota jobs
• Respect for cultural traditions/history—decrease in prejudice/marginalization of Santals to the degree that people are able to share cultural traditions openly in mainstream culture

Build schools for Santal students with our partners in West Bengal.

Provide scholarships to help support high quality educators, counselors and medical care

Time—Tribe Rising is an all-volunteer organization that is supported by some 35 people of varying talents and professional skills

Talent and Skills—finance/accounting, graphic design, advertising and marketing, florist, computer scientist, project manager, Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor, Educator

Jesuit educator expertise—the entire province of the Jesuits of West Bengal has focused its philanthropy on creating an education network for Santal students

Relationships—with donors across a broad field of experience/lifestyle; 95% of occur current donors have supported us for multiple years

Partners—Jesuits of West Bengal

Donors/Sponsors—among our 2022 sponsors (to date) 90% increased their giving from last year, several doubling and one almost tripling their commitment

Our Passion—150% personal, and long-term family foundation commitment from the Venables; Annette’s full-time job

We have provided over 700 scholarships to deserving students since our inception.
We completed construction of the first girls' dormitory despite a two-year global pandemic lockdown in the area.
We have hired a counselor and several subject-specific math and science middle school teachers, our first specialty staff who are outside of the tribe.
We have completed construction of the first high school for Santal students. It is a modern, soon-to-be fully equipped building for up to 1,200 students.
We have purchased additional land for expansion and are have completed a new border wall and entry gate to provide security for our campus and have installed CCTV cameras for the students/teachers protection.
We have built a children playground.

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 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 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 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?

    Language barriers

Financials

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Operations

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Tribe Rising India

Board of directors
as of 04/10/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Annette Venables

Tribe Rising India

Term: 2019 - 2024

Paul Venables

Venables, Bell + Partners

Jeanne Jefferies

Our Lady Of Mt Carmel, Mill Valley

Ashley Hurd

Eventful Events, Inc

Cathy Greene

LMFT

Barbara Chambers

Chambers+Chambers Architects

Justin DeTray

Wealthspire Advisors

Lily O'Neill

St Ignatius Church, SF

David Spencer

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

Fr. Patrick Michaels

Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Mill Valley

Fr Maria Joseph Savariappan, SJ

St Xavier's Burdwan

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/30/2022

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/10/2024

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 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 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.