FAITH IN ACTION BAY AREA

aka FIABA   |   San Carlos, CA   |  www.faithinactionba.org

Mission

Faith in Action Bay Area is a network of congregations and community leaders working to ensure that the dignity of all people in our community is upheld. We develop leadership in low-income communities and communities of color, those who are adversely affected by high housing costs, the immigration system, economic inequality, and the criminal justice system. We envision a world in which all people receive the respect, justice, & opportunity they deserve; communities where all children & families have equal access to a first-rate education, affordable housing, good employment opportunities, quality health care, & safe, clean streets in vibrant neighborhoods.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Ms. Lorena Melgarejo

Main address

1336b Arroyo Avenue

San Carlos, CA 94070 USA

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EIN

94-2716470

NTEE code info

Community Coalitions (S21)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is need for a massive realignment in Bay Area communities as a result of widening racial and economic inequity. The resulting instability among low and middle-income families of color, and their displacement to faraway communities has fundamentally altered the way in which our region is developing. There is need to advocate, educate, and organize regionally and to focus on housing, equitable development, and criminal justice and police reform. FIABA believes there is an urgent need to achieve regional policy change, including a strong political/economic redistribution of power at local, regional, state and national levels.

Our programs

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Pathways To Citizenship

Our Pathways To Citizenship work includes:
**Rapid Response Network which facilitates community volunteers serving as moral witnesses when immigrants are targeted by raids and the distribution of Know Your Rights educational materials.
**Accompaniment: Compassionate volunteers accompany targeted immigrants in court and provide critical emotional support to their families.
**Deportation Defense: We facilitate legal defense resources for immigrants targeted by the government.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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FIABA develops leaders, builds teams, and unites people across differences to build the power
necessary to change systems and transform communities. We believe that all people have the
right and responsibility to make decisions about their own futures especially marginalized and
low-income communities. We are a multi-lingual, multi-racial, multi-gender, cross-class, inter-generational organization of
congregations with different faiths, with members from very different communities. We believe
that those most affected by unjust systems and policies have the right to lead efforts to
change them, and so we commit to supporting those communities who live closest to the pain.

Objective 1: Facilitate collaborative processes for staff and board to set priorities, address challenges
and lead the organization by utilizing an Organizational Dashboard to assess
health and effectiveness quarterly.

Objective 2: Expand fund-raising capacity and expertise through the adoption of an improved development database
to ensure long term sustainability.

Objective 3: Facilitate the involvement and capacity of community leaders and organizers to direct campaigns that improve the lives of Bay Area families.

FIABA is a faith-based organizing network with an institutional partnership model; we have more than 30 years’ experience developing leadership capacities in low-income communities to address a variety of issues, including housing, health care, immigrant rights, community safety, education, and criminal justice reform. FIABA has been organizing in San Mateo County for over three decades, and is now deeply rooted in over 90 congregations, tenant groups, and schools with both immigrant and non-immigrant constituents. Each year, FIABA engages thousands of residents through organizing campaigns; 2,000-3,000 through action events; and 5,000-15,000 through listening campaigns, one-time know-your-rights workshops, and educational activities. As a member of the Faith In Action National Network, we also partner with other affiliates to work on statewide and federal policy issues that stand to impact families in the Bay Area.

We have stable financial reserves and strive to operate with integrity and excellence in all aspects of our operation.

For each area of focus, we have established clear objectives and our staff has defined metrics and the time frame for those metrics to be achieved. On a regular basis we assess progress and the strategies employed to achieve our goals. On a regular basis, our staff shares with each other their individual goals, progress, and challenges. This allows for group input and collective brainstorming to further progress.

Financials

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Operations

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

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FAITH IN ACTION BAY AREA

Board of directors
as of 7/19/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev. John Kirkley

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? No
  • 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? Yes