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GOCARE INC

It's not just the thought that counts... it's going somewhere with it.

aka Gocare, Inc., Gocare Granada, Gocare Cuajachillo Dos, Gocare La Union   |   Ventura, CA   |  www.gocarekids.org

Mission

The organization's primary purpose is to assist in the care and education of impoverished children and young adults living in developing countries and to provide public awareness on the issue of world poverty.

Ruling year info

2001

Pres/CEO

Michelle Rene Cekov

Main address

770 County Square Drive Suite 100

Ventura, CA 93003 USA

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EIN

91-2143816

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Vocational Technical (B30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Lindsay Community Center

We operate a community center with a library, computer lab and room for classes in the community of Pantanal. At this center we offer after school support, beginning and advanced computers, beginning and advanced English courses, and library services. We also partner with other NGO's to provide programs at our centers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

We operate a community center with a library, computer lab and room for classes in the community of Cuajachillo Dos. At this center we offer after school support, beginning and advanced computers, beginning and advanced English courses, and library services. We also partner with other NGO's to provide programs at our centers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

We operate a community center with a library, computer lab and room for classes in the community of La Union. At this center we offer after school support, beginning and advanced computers, beginning and advanced English courses, and library services. We also partner with other NGO's to provide programs at our centers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

We offer this course in various communities that we work in. The course is designed to help students pass the entry exam for University. We focus on math and Spanish in this course with some life skills courses.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

We offer scholarships to students attending the public universities in Nicaragua to assist the students with supplies, materials, and transportation costs.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

This is a vocational center in El Madrono, Nicaragua where computer, English, and other vocational programs are offered at a discounted rate.

Population(s) Served
Adults

New preschool in 2019 offering three levels of instruction to prepare students for Kindergarten.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

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.

Number of students enrolled

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

People of Central American descent, Young adults, Children and youth, Extremely poor people, Low-income people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total students enrolled in all programs at all locations.

Number of teachers retained after 12 months

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

Children, People of Central American descent

Related Program

Kids in Action Preschool

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

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

Young adults, Adolescents, People of Central American descent, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Adult Education Programs at all facilities.

Total number of classes offered

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

Young adults, Adolescents, Children, Preteens, People of Central American descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of courses offered at all locations.

Number of training events conducted

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens, Young adults, People of Central American descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Volunteer training for all of our locations and programs

Number of schools established in rural communities

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

Young adults, Children, Adolescents, Preteens, People of Central American descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Four learning centers established throughout Nicaragua. One center closed in 2020. Scholarships to vocational programs offered to students in this community to continue our relationship.

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

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

Young adults, People of Central American descent, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

University Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

University and English Language Scholarships

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 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 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 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

  • 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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GOCARE INC

Board of directors
as of 05/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michelle Cekov

Gocare, Inc.

Term: 2022 - 2025

Pamela Lindsay

Gocare, Inc.

David Lindsay

Gocare, Inc.

Michelle Cekov

Gocare, Inc.

Steven Klinger

Gocare, Inc.

Jeannette Stevens

Gocare, Inc.

Jane McClenahan

Gocare, Inc.

Stephanie Cekov

Gocare, Inc.

Connie Lindsay

Gocare, Inc.

Pamela Martens

Gocare, Inc.

Terance Dinneen

Gocare, Inc.

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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • 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 5/22/2023

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
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/22/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.