SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC intents to consolidate an educational and cultural offering to eradicate illiteracy from traditionally marginalized communities of adults and children in the U.S., such as Latin, African American, American Indian and Asian American. The lawful public or quasi-public objective which each business purpose will achieve is providing literacy support to individuals and families who can not access to communicate, read, write and publish in English and/or in their native languages.

SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC aims to create new models to issue discourses, texts, and literatures that are alive in the USA. Thus, the active literary instances –workshops, book publications and launchings, children book groups, discussion groups, study groups and so on– will become a popular and productive venue instead of an elitist activity.

By consolidating multilingualism in literature and other socially relevant texts and media, SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC offers a commitment to cultural openness, and it extends a social contract from the emergent languages of America to the mainstream communities.

SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC aims to transform people who read into active translators between every language that is spoken in the U.S., even if she or he only speaks English.

SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC is organized exclusively for charitable and educational and/or scientific purposes under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3) or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

 

CURRENT ADDRESS

SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC is currently located at 1443 Dean St, Apartment 2, Brooklyn, NY, 11213.

 

 

ARTICLES (BY LAWS) OF INCORPORATION FOR SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC

Article I – NAME

The name shall be the SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC, incorporated on February 25th, 2013, as a New York Not for Profit Corporation.

 

Article II – OFFICES

SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC is currently located at 1443 DEAN STREET, APT 2, BROOKLYN, NY, 11213.

The Corporation shall maintain in the State of New York a registered office and a registered agent located at the registered office. The Board of Directors may by simple majority of minimum 2/3 quorum, change the location of the registered office and the person designated as the registered agent. The corporation may also have other offices at such places as the Board of Directors may fix by resolution.

 

Article III – PURPOSE

SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC intents to consolidate an educational and cultural offering to eradicate illiteracy from traditionally marginalized communities of adults and children in the U.S., such as Latin, African American, American Indian and Asian American. The lawful public or quasi-public objective which each business purpose will achieve is providing literacy support to individuals and families who can not access to communicate, read, write and publish in English and/or in their native languages.

 

Article IV – MISSION STATEMENT

SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC is organized exclusively for charitable and educational and/or scientific purposes under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3) or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC aims to consolidate new models to issue discourses, texts, and literatures that are alive in the USA. Thus, the active literary instances –workshops, book publications and launchings, children book groups, discussion groups, study groups and so on– will become a popular and productive venue instead of an elitist activity.

By consolidating multilingualism in literature and other socially relevant texts and media, SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC offers a commitment to cultural openness, and it extends a social contract from the emergent languages of America to the mainstream communities.

SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC aims to transform people who read into active translators between every language that is spoken in the U.S., even if she or he only speaks English.

 

Article V – THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

It shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Directors to name an Executive Director, who will be in charge of executing the mission of SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC, as established by the Articles of Incorporation and as established by the rulings and directives of the Board of Directors. In consultation with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director’s primary responsibility shall be to raise funds for SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC. The Executive Director shall attend all meetings of the corporation and shall have the right to participate in the deliberations of the Board, but does not have the right to vote. The Executive Director will have the right to hire personnel to achieve the activities of SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC and shall deliver to the Board, in writing, an annual report. The Executive Director will be entitled to a salary compensation as stipulated by the Board of Directors. His/her duties will be evaluated annually by the Board of Directors.

 

Article VI – MEETINGS

The Board of Directors shall meet at least four times a year, and as many times as necessary, or when the President of the Board may convoke the meeting, or by the petition of two or more of its executive members.

 

Section 1 – Quorum

In order to conduct a meeting, a quorum (one more than half of the membership) must be present.

 

Section 2 – Cancellation of Meetings

If, for some reason, a meeting must be canceled, a designated member will contact the other members of the executive.

 

Section 3 – Order of Business

The following sequence shall be followed to conduct meetings:

 Section 3.1 – Reading and approval of minutes of last meeting

Section 3.2 – Administrative matters

Section 3.3 – Old business

Section 3.4 – New Business

Section 3.5 – Financial report as needed

Section 3.6 – Set agenda for next meeting

 

Section 4 – Setting the Agenda

We shall establish the order of business by attending to those items that are deemed most important, by consensus, prioritized by deadlines.

 

Section 5 – Absences of Executive Director(s)

If chairperson(s) are absent, it will be their responsibility to communicate with the board, providing those with information which must be shared with the others members of the team.

 

Section 6 – Keeping Records of Meetings

Documentation for the public information will be posted in SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC’s website. The secretary will be designated to duplicate copies of all documentation and will be responsible for storing a duplicate set of documentation in the office of SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC.

 

Article VII DECISION MAKING

Section 1 All decision will be made by a majority vote.

Section 2 Conflict and Impasse Resolution

When a decision cannot be reached, the following steps will be taken:

Section 2.1 Majority rule.

Section 2.2 Table the item until the next meeting, the executive board members of SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC will seek facilitation from other outside qualified third party recommended by Executive Board & Advisors.

Section 2.3 Final decisions will be determined in a fashion acceptable to all members of SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC.

Section 2.4 When the executive board decides there is a time constraint, the secretary will make a decision when necessary while facilitation is being sought.

 

Article VIII – COMMUNICATION

Section 1 Team recommendations and decisions will be communicated to the respective constituencies through:

Section 1.1 Telephone Calls

Section 1.2 Open Sessions

Section 1.3 Emails

 

Article XIX – AMMENDING THE BYLAWS

The By-Laws of SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC must be reviewed at the first meeting each new calendar year. A quorum of the total club membership is required to amend any by-laws.

 

Article X – DISSOLUTION CLAUSE

If, upon the winding up or dissolution SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC, there remains, after the satisfaction of its debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the members but shall be given or transferred to some other Association or Associations, Society or Societies, having objects similar to the objects of this SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC, to be determined by the members at or before the time of dissolution or in default thereof by some Judge of the High Court of Justice as may have or acquire jurisdiction in the matter.

 

Article XI – CONFLICT OF INTEREST CLAUSE

Section 1 Officers and Directors shall perform their responsibilities in the best interest of SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC without regard to personal, organization, or corporate gain. A conflict of interest exists when a question is before the Board of Directors in which an individual has a direct personal, organizational or corporate financial interest not common to the other members of SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC. When a conflict of interest arises, or the appearance of a conflict of interest exists, the responsible Officer/Director will acknowledge this conflict of interest prior to deliberations and will recuse (i.e., disqualify oneself) from voting.

 

Section 2 SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC members and contributors shall perform their responsibilities in the best interest of SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC without regard to personal, organizational, or corporate gain. A conflict of interest exists when a question is before SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC entity in which an individual has a direct personal, organizational, or corporate financial interest not common to the other members. A conflict of interest also exists when a product or service is under development in which an individual has a direct personal, organizational, or corporate financial interest not common to the other members. When a conflict of interest exists, or the appearance of a conflict of interest exists, the individual will acknowledge this conflict of interest prior to deliberations or prior to participating in development of a product or service and will recuse (i.e., disqualify oneself) from voting.

 

Section 3 All SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC entities developing a product or service shall submit a Conflict of Interest Statement, signed by the participant(s) that indicates the nature of any participant-acknowledged conflict of interest with respect to the product. The original Conflict of Interest Statement shall be submitted to SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC office, and a copy shall be maintained by the developing entity. All products forwarded to the next level of approval shall have a recorded approval vote by the members of the forwarding entity that includes recusals due to conflict of interest. Members of the forwarding entity having a conflict of interest shall be counted in determining the presence of a quorum at a meeting of the entity that approves a product or service.

 

Article XII – NON DESCRIMINATION CLAUSE

SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, ethnicity, religion, color, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/characteristics/expression, size, or veteran status and shall seek to provide fair and equitable service and representation to all the members and the community.

THESE ARTICLES WERE UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED by the Board of Directors of SANGRIA LEGIBILITIES, INC, on this February 25th, 2013.

 

Mónica Ríos, President.

Carolina Alonso Bejarano, Vice President.

Andres Subercaseaux, Secretary.

Peter Quach, Treasurer.