Grannies Respond Abuelas Responden Inc
Our vision is that all immigrants and asylum seekers are treated with respect and dignity as they seek refuge and freedom in the United States.
Grannies Respond Abuelas Responden Inc
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
We are an organization formed by individuals over the concerns of the policy applied to separate asylum-seeking families at our southern border in the summer of 2018. We traveled as 30 people from Beacon, NY across the country to make our voices heard. When we arrived at McAllen, Texas, we were 200 strong. Upon our return home, we formed a 501(c)3 organization to formalize our efforts in assisting legal asylum-seekers with their journeys from the border to the location of their sponsors, and in our respective communities. We are a 100% volunteer organization. You do not have to be a 'grannie' to be a Grannie! You just have to have a heart! Reach us at www.granniesrespond.org
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Grannies Respond Abuelas Responden IncBoard of directors
as of 09/11/2023
Board of directors data
Lynne Iser, Chair
Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden, Inc.
Term: 2023 - 2025
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes 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 oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 09/11/2023
- 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.
- We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- 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.