Mission, Vision & Values

Posted by
Florence B.

Executive Director

Posted Date
Jan 8, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
Mission, Vision & Values
Impact statement
This project will save us $7,248 , allowing us to provide 10 4-week summer camp scholarships for low income youth in the Mystic Housing Development.

Project Details

What We Need
  • Review of existing mission, vision and/or values
  • Analysis of the existing programs and any future plans
  • Strategic consultation surrounding the existing functions and the core need the Organization seeks to address
  • Freshly written mission, vision & values statements
Additional Details

The MLC has been serving low income youth and families for over 40 years but has experienced some mission drift, lack of clarity around programming, high staff turnover, and an Executive Director who will be leaving her position after 4 decades of service. Clarifying the mission, vision, and values of the organization will help provide the staff and succession team with the information they need to support a new ED and ensure the continued success of the program.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a mission and values statement, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have staff who have worked at the organization for decades, a parent-led Board of Directors,, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

The success of our organization depends on the long-term sustainability of its programming. Without your help, we cannot assess our strengths and weaknesses and clarify our goals. Your skills will empower us to ensure we can continue to serve high need populations.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides the Professional with existing mission, vision and/or values, as well as annual reports and other relevant background materials
Milestone 1: Information Gathering and Outline
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager connect to discuss prep materials, the current vision, and future plans
  • Professional creates an outline for the mission, vision & values and incorporates any feedback from the Volunteer Manager
Milestone 2: First Draft
  • Professional shares the first draft
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback which the Professional incorporates
Milestone 3: Final Draft
  • Professional delivers finalized, copy-edited version to the Volunteer Manager
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About The Org

Our Mission

Founded in 1971, the mission of the Mystic Learning Center is to improve the lives of low-income children and families who live at the Mystic Public Housing Development in East Somerville, MA. Our innovative service model uses Mystic parents and teens to manage and design all aspects of the program to meet the needs of the community. By being active participants in MLC, residents have the opportunity to enhance their own personal development, have an impact on the program, and contribute to community life. MLC brings residents together for mutual support to overcome persistent poverty while creating a healthier community.

What We Do

The Mystic Learning Center operates as a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization and is licensed to provide school age child care by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MLC offers year round educational and recreational activities for youth ages 5-23 during after-school, evening, school-year and summer vacation. We provide high quality care, enrichment opportunities, field trips, family events and more to youth and families who otherwise might not have access to these opportunities.

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