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Montsho Foundation Inc.

  • Orlando, FL
  • www.montshofoundation.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to have children ready to read upon entering school.

Main Programs

  1. MEPG
  2. PACT
  3. R.A.P
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Orlando, FL

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer

Source: Form 990N

Jackie Perkins

Keywords

Self-reported

Montsho Read Around the Park, Learning, Early Literacy, PACT Center, Books, Education

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EIN

59-3623181

 Number

0639428833

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

chools (Ere)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Promote family literacy while providing a continuum of programs and activities that address the intergenerational nature of literacy.

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

MEPG

Montsho develops and delivers Family Workshops to families of children attending child-care centers. The workshops support families as their child’s first and most important teachers by providing training, take-home materials, and high quality children’s books. Every child attending the centers receives one book per month for their home libraries.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Other Named Groups

Budget

$8,965.00

Program 2

PACT

The Montsho PACT (Parent and Child Together) Center provides a place and offers programs where Parents and Children are invited to learn Together.  
The center is packed with books, toys, and games...and is abuzz with activities that model what parents at home can do as their children's First and Most Important Teachers. This interaction between parents and children provides a positive jumpstart to literacy and a bright educational future.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Other Named Groups

Budget

$1,035.00

Program 3

R.A.P

Over 80% of programs serving children in need have no age appropriate books or other printed materials. The statistics are stark and the need is great!  The Read Around the Park Festival helps to bring the magic of books to children by promoting efforts to increase literacy in Orange County, FL and surrounding areas. It brings local and national storytellers, authors, and illustrators to the area as well as book donations. The festival includes performances by actors, dancers, and booths for literacy organizations

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Adults

Budget

$20,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Orlando, FL

Funding Needs

The five most pressing needs of our organization are: Staffing, Computers, Books and/or Libraries, Literacy workshops to include real world experiences, and Educational Training Sessions.

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Montsho Foundation Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jackie Perkins

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"For almost 12 million children living below poverty level in the US today, growing up with books of their own is a dream rather than a reality.  In Florida alone 46-56% of individuals living below poverty level cannot read on an 8th grade level, only one quarter of the areas' adult citizens possess high school diplomas, and only 1% have advanced schooling.  Extremely low income, then, becomes the predictable outcome, forcing large proportions of children who live in conditions of material disadvantage to fail to reach reading proficiency levels set for their grade...a vicious cycle.  Further, there is convincing evidence that African American children enter school with fewer of the precursor skills that pave the way to fluent reading.

Montsho Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the task of making a difference in the lives of the children we serve...helping them to reach a bright future by giving them an early start to Literacy...with materials and programs set up for that very purpose.
 
We have adopted 5 child-care centers in neighborhoods that feed primarily to low-performing schools.  With well-planned programs and materials; books, family workshops, excursions, literacy festivals, and other activities, we are determined to "Give kids a Jump-Start to learning...their future depends on it!""

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms Jackie Perkins

Retired

Term: Jan 2008 - Dec 2009

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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