Human Services

South Sudanese Enrichment for Families, Inc.

  • Arlington, MA
  • www.ssefboston.org

Mission Statement

South Sudanese Enrichment for Families (SSEF) provides educational, creative enrichment, and social support for South Sudanese individuals and their families in order to foster academic enthusiasm, confidence, and achievement; workforce readiness and workplace skills; financial stability; and emotional well-being. Additionally, we are committed to educating the public about issues regarding Sudan and the American-Sudanese community.

Main Programs

  1. Saturday Bridges Program
  2. Summer Camp Grants Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Greater Boston area

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Susan Winship

Keywords

Self-reported

SEF, SSEF, Education Enrichment Program, South Sudan, Sudanese, refugee support

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EIN

43-2043910

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

In the past year, SEF has: (1) enhanced the curriculum of the Saturday Education Enrichment Program, an out of school mentoring/tutoring program for children ages 2-16 and their parents; (2) added an ESL component to the program; (3) piloted a Summer Camp Grants program to bridge the gap between sessions of Saturday Education Enrichment; and (4) involved more Sudanese the organization, including former Lost Boy Moses Geng, who is the Assistant Director and Aquot Leek, who is coordinating a portion of the Saturday Education Enrichment Program. SEF's future goals are: (1) to continue to enrich the Saturday Education Enrichment Program; (2) to roll out the Summer Camp Grants Program; (3) to strengthen the Board of Directors and (4) to more fully engage the Sudanese community in the operation of the organization.

Programs

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

Program 1

Saturday Bridges Program

The Saturday Bridges Program is an out of school program offered during the academic year designed to address the limitations experienced by Sudanese children in their pursuit of an education and alleviate their families' feelings of isolation. The program operates on two fronts. The first focuses on the children themselves, and provides them with learning experiences, homework help and one-on-one tutoring. The second front engages the parents with ESL support, workshops and discussion groups designed to teach them ways to enrich their children's education. Additionally, both the children and adults benefit from the opportunity to connect with other Sudanese Americans.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Budget

$98,000.00

Program 2

Summer Camp Grants Program

The Summer Camp Grant Program operates in tandem with the Saturday Education Enrichment Program. Saturday Enrichment is in session only during the academic year, from September to June. During the summer months, with no school or Saturday Enrichment, the Sudanese children are isolated at home with their families and experience little physical activity or mental stimulation. Summer Camp Grants provides monetary grants to subsidize the cost of enrollment in a summer program. In order to qualify for a grant, families must be actively involved in Saturday Enrichment, attending most sessions and fulfilling their volunteer requirements.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Other Named Groups

Budget

$45,000.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    That South Sudanese resettled refugees and their families, children and adults, access the tools, gain the skills, and have the support to achieve their educational and personal goals.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Greater Boston area

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Funding Needs

SEF relies on the support of foundations, corporations, partner organizations, and generous individuals. For the next year, SEF's most pressing needs center upon funding and volunteers. Specifically, SEF needs: (1) funding for the full roll out of the Summer Camp Grants Program (approximately $40,000); (2) funding to add to the parental support component of the Saturday Education Enrichment Program, including further strengthening the ESL curriculum and adding drivers education assistance ($12,000); (3) funding for website updating and maintenance (approximately $7,500); (4) funding to underwrite capacity building within the Board of Directors and strategic planning ($10,000); and (5) volunteers for the Saturday Education Enrichment Program to act as tutors, mentors or provide supplemental workshops.

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Financials

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SUDANESE EDUCATION FUND INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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

South Sudanese Enrichment for Families, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Susan Winship

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kate Lennox

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BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Yes

ETHICS & 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?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?