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Black Coral Inc

Boston, MA   |  blackcoralinc.org

Mission

The Mission for Black Coral is to use ancient knowledge for healing. We work with indigenous people from all over the world to find solutions to modern problems through nature, art, and spirituality. We have a focus on climate change, health equity, the environment, and social justice.

Ruling year info

2021

President

Pamella Goncalves

Founder/Treasurer

Jeannette Lynda Blake

Main address

143 Massachusetts Ave Apt 4

Boston, MA 02115 USA

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EIN

87-1992641

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Eco-tourism and reef renewal education in Honduras. With the help of the local island community, we plant special structures called reef seeding units to restore reefs. By regenerating our reefs today, we can help to ensure a more plentiful, sustainable fish population for generations to come; but it’s also vital for the nearly 500 million people globally who rely on reefs for food, income, and coastal protection. Because more coral today means more fish tomorrow. We also aim to address various homeless populations.

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?

We Can Save The Planet: Climate Change Workshop

Decisions to address climate-related risks for forest ecosystems in the Northeast will be affected by economic, political, ecological, and societal factors. These factors will be specific to each land owner and agency and are unpredictable. Confronting the challenge of climate change presents opportunities for managers and other decision-makers to plan ahead. This Workshop details how we start. We will hold beginner, intermediate, and advanced programs. Expected start: Fall 2022

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups

In Boston, if you do not have a safe resident your employment opportunities are limited, and you are vulnerable to extreme weather events especially if you are of an older demographic. It is also apparent that there are many more people working from home to achieve gainful employment and that is why we are creating housing opportunities and educational access in the same location for our marginalized veterans.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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.

To educate about climate change and work to repair the planet.

We do educational programming. We utilize art as a means to inform the public and highlight the issues pertaining to climate change. We also implement programming to aid the public during extreme climate crises.

Our capabilities are very strong because we have a mix of professionals and community support of invested stakeholders. We also have a proven ability to raise funds, implement programs, and create professional publications to educate and edify our target demographics.

Please visit the link below to read back issues!
https://issuu.com/hsmmag

We received accommodation from the city of Boston, the Office of Mayor Wu, and an award for our work with The Cambridge Historical Society. This culminated in the acclaimed documentary "The Forgotten Souls of Tory Row". We received in-kind donations for the development of a youth baseball program in the Hondorus sponsored by The Jose Martinez Foundation, and The Boston Redsox, and acknowledged by Emerson College. We collaborated with local farming educators for an educational program that involved taking youth to the Gullah-Geechee Plantation of South Carolina. This resulted in learning ancient growing techniques that support food security in extreme weather events. Currently, we have partnered with local investors to establish emergency housing for marginalized homeless populations including Veterans and the Elderly. We received grants from major corporations such as Lyft and History of Cambridge to expand climate education access to the Greater Boston community.

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.
  • 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 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 act on the feedback we receive, 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 the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

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

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Black Coral Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Pamella Goncalves

Jeannette Lynda Blake

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Michael Russell Thierry

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Gail Bos

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Eradine Nixon

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? 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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/07/2023

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 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.