I thought 'R.A.D.H.O.C.' was an acronym for something?
It used to be! The word 'Radhoc' was derived from an acronym that stood for 'Responsibility, Action, & Development: High-school Outreach Coalition,' way back when Radhoc was a coalition between many organizations who worked together to host social justice conferences under that name. The coalition no longer exists and Radhoc is now its own organization focused on youth leadership, so we adapted it into a brand new word, Radhoc (pronounced rad-hawk).
Where does Radhoc's funding come from?
Our funding comes from a number of sources. In the past a great deal was fundraised by the Committee, but nowadays we operate primarily with grants, which we apply for on either an annual or a by-need basis. Most recently, Radhoc has received grants from Memorial University (MU), the Memorial University of Newfoundland Students' Union (MUNSU), and the Provincial Government. Currently, our major funding source is an annual grant from the Office of Public Engagement (OPE) of the Provincial Government, which has allowed us to expand our programs! We are also a ratified student group with MUNSU and receive grants from them on a by-need basis.
Is Radhoc a charity, a non-profit, or an NGO?
Technically speaking, Radhoc is a non-profit, although we don't have the status (yet). We are currently working on getting recognized as a non-profit by the Provincial Government. We are also a ratified student organization with the Memorial University of Newfoundland Students' Union.
Aren't you a social justice organization?
Radhoc started as a social justice oriented organization, but has since evolved into a leadership organization directed towards youth and students. Our #1 feedback suggestion from the early years was that our participants wanted to learn more skills to create change rather than just learning about the injustices around the world, so Radhoc has adapted to that ideal! We still often refer to social issues during our sessions about leadership.
What social media platforms does Radhoc use?
You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Snapchat! You can also stay fairly up to date with the happenings of the Radhoc committee by following Larry Kuzco the Llama on Instagram!
Why do I always hear about llamas when people talk about Radhoc?
You'll need to attend one of our programs to find out for yourself!