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Karen Organization of Minnesota

To enhance the quality of life for all refugees from Burma.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 6/23/2014
1394 Jackson Street, Suite 324
St. Paul, MN 55117
Phone: 651-788-7593
Fax: 651-788-7909
Other Names Used Karen Community of Minnesota
EIN 30-0438142
Principal Staff Chong Bee Vang,
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 12
Board meetings with quorum 4
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 6.67
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Board
Accomplishments
In program year 2012-2013, KOM provided high quality direct services to over 1,200 unduplicated refugees from Burma in the following service areas: (1) Employment Services: KOM provided workforce readiness training to 300 clients and job placement assistance to 200 refugees; (2) Youth Empowerment Program: KOM provided academic support, leadership and life skills training, career exploration, and mental health services to 220 Karen youth in Saint Paul Public Schools and Roseville Area Schools; (3) Restorative Farming Project: 152 refugees from Burma obtained community garden plots through KOM’s partnership with World Relief Minnesota and local churches who offer land, tools, and other support; (4) Social Services: KOM helped 1,000 clients obtain affordable housing, reliable transportation, health education, public safety training, financial literacy training, mass orientation, and access to mainstream and government agency program services.
Current Goals
In program year 2013-2014, KOM will provide high quality direct services to at least 1,200 unduplicated refugees from Burma. The service areas and goals are as follows: (1) Employment Services: KOM provides workforce readiness training and job placement assistance to more than 200 refugees each year; (2) Youth Empowerment Program: KOM partners with Saint Paul Public Schools and Roseville Area Schools to provide academic support, leadership and life skills training, career exploration, and mental health services to over 222 Karen youth; (3) Restorative Farming Project: More than 200 refugees from Burma maintain community garden plots through KOM’s partnership with World Relief Minnesota and local churches who offer land, tools, and other support; (4) Social Services: KOM serves at least 1,000 clients obtaining affordable housing, reliable transportation, health education, public safety training, financial literacy training, mass orientation, and access to mainstream and government agency program services.
Community or Constituency Served
Refugees from Burma
Geographic Area Served
Greater Twin Cities Metro
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $552,289 84.5%
Management: $90,690 13.9%
Fundraising: $10,565 1.6%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $142,770 $114,354 $59,797
Beginning of Year $114,354 $59,797 $1,617
Difference $28,416 $54,557 $58,180
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $142,770
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
Financials
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