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MIDDLE EAST CHILDRENS ALLIANCE

aka MECA   |   Berkeley, CA   |  www.mecaforpeace.org

Mission

The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. In the Middle East, MECA provides humanitarian aid, partners with community organizations to run projects for children, and supports income-generation projects. In the US and internationally, MECA raises awareness about the lives of children in the region and encourages meaningful action.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch

Main address

1101 8th Street

Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

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EIN

94-3074600

NTEE code info

International Exchanges (Q23)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

International Migration, Refugee Issues (Q71)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Direct Aid

Direct aid including food, medicine, medical supplies, and clothes as well as books, toys and school supplies. Since 1988, we have sent more than $29 million in aid to children in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 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 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 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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MIDDLE EAST CHILDRENS ALLIANCE

Board of directors
as of 10/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michel Shehadeh

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/17/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Palestinian

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