My Life My Power (MLMP) is a national 501(c)3 non-profit, that was founded in 2010 by undefeated Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and WWE’s Tough Enough Champion, Daniel Puder. While Daniel is a now a pro athlete, things were quite different for him when he was growing up. He struggled with being overweight and was also in Special Education classes throughout the majority of his schooling, which caused him to be an easy target of bullying. When he began to hear of the kids who were committing suicide from being bullied, he felt a personal connection to the issue and knew that something needed to be done to change the mindset of our youth! Rather than simply saying a few public words about this issue, Daniel was compelled to create a program that provided long term solutions and could be implemented in schools and after-school programs!Our Mission To inspire and empower youth through transformational mentoring while adding value within our communities. Our Vision For everyone to have passion for their life's purpose. The CurriculumMy Life My Power has attracted both national and worldwide attention as an innovative evidence-based curriculum with a highly effective youth diversion and mentoring program. In addition to our youth curriculum, we provide flexible and solution based trainings for adults to become mentors to youth in order to create a significant and purpose driven society. Trained mentors are then able to facilitate the MLMP curriculum, which is founded upon utilizing positive psychology and motivational interviewing.Evidence-BasedThe MLMP Program has received scientific support from Nova Southeastern University based on the strength of our systematic evaluations that measure the effect on youth outcomes. The evaluation of the MLMP program utilizes a pre-assessment and post-assessment within-subjects design, capable of addressing the range of outcome data. Overall, our findings have shown an increase in self-esteem, and purpose in life, and a decrease of aggression, and victimization.LEARN MORE
Los Angeles, CA
March to the Top serves critical needs of the people and lands of Africa through initiatives in health, education and conservation. Through our partnerships we empower communities to generate positive, sustainable outcomes. Learn more about what we are able to accomplish together through our various causes.OUR PRINCIPLESStrong Partnerships. We work with proven implementation partners to create positive, high impact outcomes. Together we administer and manage life-changing projects for the communities we serve.Outcomes. We regularly vet and validate our partnerships through trips to our projects and required impact reports. Our high standard of positive outcomes ensure measurable change that our donors can be proud of.100% Donations. We are committed to ensuring that 100% of your contributions benefit the communities we serve. All donations go straight to benefiting our partnered projects, with the March family funding all administrative and overhead costs.LEARN MORE
The John Austin Cheley Foundation (JACF) advances low-income, underserved youth towards a successful future through transformative residential, nature-based summer camp programs.Mission StatementThe John Austin Cheley Foundation funds need-based camperships for high potential youth to attend extended-stay wilderness summer camps that have a proven track record of positively impacting youth development.Over its 26 year history, the Foundation has developed funding opportunities for low-income underserved youth to attend six high quality accredited American Camp Association residential camps. Almost 1000 camperships have been awarded since the foundation’s inception to advance youth toward a successful future through attending extended stay, wilderness summer camp programs around the United States.What We DoWe leverage the power of high quality residential Summer Camps and mission aligned Youth Mentoring Organizations to promote the success of underserved youth across the United States. We are the only known organization that works to remove the barriers to a high impact, long-term summer camp experience, proven to advance low-income youth toward a successful future. We do this by fully funding campers for the full life span of their summer camp experience, thus ensuring that the greatest youth development outcomes can be achieved, and access to this life-changing experience can be achieved.Our network of alliances provide programming and services to support the fulfillment of our vision to become an organization of broad national impact while delivering deep impact at the community level. Our campership awardees have the option of selecting a camp closer to their home base, or they can venture out across the United States, so that a well-matched camp program is not compromised by an applicant’s location....
Santa Barbara, CA
The mission of the Global Voice Foundation is to produce educational programs that promote cross-cultural understanding.Our goal is to liberate people from their “isms” and allusions that which holds them culturally, politically, religiously, ancestrally. To break free of a way of thinking, of believing, of patterning that has bound them, held them back from flourishing. We speak and stand up to give voice to the “little people:” the Kalahari San Bushmen, the oldest peoples on the planet, and to women.Global Voice produces documentaries, writes and publishes books and has conducted more than 40 lectures for children and adults. We explore cultural myths to understand how stories hold a society together. There is tremendous value for children to understand and learn from people of different cultures, and Global Voice believes the values and lessons contained in these stories can make a real difference for our children, especially in today’s technology-driven society....
Our MissionSlow Food in the Tetons works to grow our local and regional sustainable food economy by supporting producers, educating consumers and connecting them together in the spirit of good, clean and fair food.Good, Clean, and FairGood: The word good can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For Slow Food, the idea of good means enjoying delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals. The pleasures of good food can also help to build community and celebrate culture and regional diversity.Clean: When we talk about clean food, we are talking about nutritious food that is as good for the planet as it is for our bodies. It is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and promote biodiversity.Fair: We believe that food is a universal right. Food that is fair should be accessible to all, regardless of income, and produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor.HistoryThe Slow Food movement began in 1986 in Italy with a protest of the opening of the first McDonalds on the Spanish Stairs in Rome. Slow Food envisions a future food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice –in essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair. Slow Food members are organized into local chapters or “convivia” and work at the grassroots level to carry out the local, national and international mission. Today Slow Food is 100,000 members strong, 1300 convivia (200 in USA), represented in over 100 countries.Slow Food in the Tetons was founded by Teton Valley resident Sue Muncaster in 2006. While researching a book she was writing on conscientious eating she came across the Slow Food USA website and their approach to food, the environment, culture and family spoke to her in a way few other activist organizations had before. Muncaster’s passion for the local food movement and desire to contribute to a healthier, happier future for her children inspired her to open the chapter here in the Tetons.LEARN MORE
Ellicott City, MD
There is a need to bring billions of young individuals to the cause of addressing the threat of climate change, so that in future they become sustainable thinkers in whatever profession they choose to pursue. There is an immense need to link all the youth associations, organizations, and most importantly each young individual, and provide them a platform where they share their action oriented efforts to integrate activities, mobilize collective efforts and utilize knowledge to 'act' and ‘share’ what they are doing to address the threat of climate change.The POP movement aims to empower youth to have an active participation in addressing issues of climate change faced by our planet. Moreover, the movement will connect global youth to Dr. R. K. Pachauri, who brought the issue of climate change on the international agenda and leads the Nobel Peace Laureate Organization - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and targets to connect youth to each other to have ‘an action-oriented’ dialogue on how to protect our planet from the impacts of climate change.Our Mission is ACTIONAdd young stakeholders in ongoing efforts to address issues of climate changeCreate awareness among youth through knowledge driven approachTarget global audience to make our young and future generations take forefront to realize their potential as a knowledge based agent of change in the fields of energy, environment, other natural resources and sustainable development.Integrate sustainable-diurnal activities to reduce carbon footprint.Orient solutions and activities undertaken by the youth to international community.Nourish knowledge-centric approach among youth.Key GoalsMobilize young people globally to Protect Our Planet and promote collect action among youth to implement solutions needed to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts.Recognize and reward youth-led actions, exemplary initiatives and success stories.ActivitiesThe POP Movement undertakes a range of activities to achieve its goals, including:Conducting training, workshops, and online coursesHosting global, annual events where innovative students are chosen as POP Stars, POP Icons and outstanding teachers, as POP MaestrosSupporting action in schools, colleges, universities, and communities-led by youthLEARN MORE
Our MissionWe are a 501(c)3 organization that provides music education for Philadelphia’s underserved youth at no cost to them or their families. Using music, our programs ignite passion and creativity, support academic achievement, and improve self-esteem. We empower individuals and strengthen communities. We believe that music education supports academic achievement, builds confidence and pride, and creates an appreciation for and participation in the arts. We believe that all youth should have access to music education.Our HistoryGuided by her belief in the power of music education to transform the lives of children, Founding Executive Director Jessica Craft left a job in the financial services industry to begin Rock to the Future in 2010 after being awarded The Turning Point Prize of $15,000 from Women for Social Innovation. Jessica believes in the power and value of music education and understands that sometimes it just takes one caring adult to mentor and motivate a child to stay in school, succeed academically and become empowered to achieve their dreams.Our ImpactFor a child living in poverty, the unique opportunity to learn how to play a modern “rock” instrument at RTTF is life changing. Many program participants never imagined picking up an instrument, let alone learning how to perform their own original songs and songs from their favorite artists on stage. It’s extremely important that youth have opportunities to engage in their passions — experiences that balance (or overlap with) the academic side of school and help students grow their identities and self-confidence.Music provides youth with an opportunity to be creative, to express emotion, and to find a life-long love of culture and the arts. It is not unusual to hear “music saved my life” and to learn that music steered an adolescent away from drugs, gangs, and apathy. Studies show that high levels of arts engagement from students in high poverty areas can improve the likeliness of finishing a Bachelor’s degree and choose a professional career path, as well as improve volunteerism and voter engagement. Our students show improvements in grades, social behavior, mental health, leadership skills, and standardized test scores, as well as musical ability. We believe in the power of music education to inspire and motivate youth to achieve despite the obstacles of poverty. Furthermore, we believe that this type of positive intervention creates young leaders who will enrich their community....
Los Angeles, CA
Operation USA supports health and education programs in order to help children and families at home and abroad recover and thrive in the wake of disasters, disease, violence and endemic poverty.Every day, we strive to meet the needs of under-served and overlooked populations so future generations have the tools to create meaningful change in their own communities and lives. Working with partners around the world, we empower communities to recover, build resiliency and thrive in the face of pervasive obstacles in a time of unprecedented global need. Our WorkGive and it gets there. We are a Los Angeles-based international disaster relief and development agency helping communities at home and abroad overcome the effects of disasters, disease, violence and endemic poverty. Small, agile and effective. Operation USA is a hands-on agency with a small, dedicated staff overseeing our projects and disaster response work. Free of the bureaucracy and overhead of a larger organization, creative solutions allow us to respond to real needs in real time. As Founding Board member Julie Andrews says, “Operation USA is the little ship that gets in the harbor where the big ships cannot go.”Privately funded from day one. 100% privately-funded, we works without any government financial support—or the constraints that support may bring.Changing lives at home and abroad. Disaster relief is most often associated with the developing world–but, since our earliest days, we have dedicated a portion of our efforts to projects here at home. And, as needs have increased, in some years as much as 50% of our work is done in the USA.In it for the long haul. In most cases, the effects of disasters are not limited by time. Years after a disaster has abated, communities are still frequently in need of assistance. Committed to rebuilding, we stay in the field long after many others have left. Long-term projects help rebuild lives and livelihoods.Focusing on education and health. Education may be the single most cost-effective kind of aid. It opens minds, builds futures and provides youths with the tools they need to succeed. Enhanced health care lengthens lives and transforms communities. We support these life-changing programs so that children and families can recover, grow and thrive in the wake of disasters.Every donation—large or small—makes an impact. When you donate to Operation USA, you immediately start to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most....
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character developmentand values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 2.3 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and approximately 960,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. ValueScouting provides unique, life-changing experiences youth can’t get anywhere else.MissionThe mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.VisionThe Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.Scout OathOn my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.Scout LawA Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.LEARN MORE
Who We AreScholarship America is a nonprofit with a mission to mobilize America through scholarships and other educational support to make postsecondary success possible for all. We are working to engage the private sector in programs and policies that advance equity in postsecondary education, helping more students overcome barriers to access, persistence and attainment.In 1958, an optometrist in Fall River, Mass., had a simple but profound idea—if everyone in his community gave just a dollar to an educational fund, it would be enough to help nearly every student in the community attend college. Dr. Irving Fradkin called his plan “Dollars for Scholars,” and it has expanded into what today is the nation’s largest nonprofit, private sector scholarship and educational support organization—Scholarship America.Scholarship America works directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities to help students fulfill their college dreams. Scholarship America helps students complete their educational goals by partnering with others to design, manage and deliver the best private scholarship and education support programs in the country.Solutions:Scholarship America helps students complete their educational goals by partnering with others to design and deliver the best private scholarship and education support programs for students. We do this in three ways.1. Design & Manage Custom Education Assistance ProgramsWe design and manage custom education assistance programs for businesses, foundations, organizations and philanthropists by offering expert consultation and program design; and managing, promoting and delivering scholarship programs, emergency aid programs, and employee-benefit programs.2. Deliver Financial and Other Supports to Students in NeedWe deliver financial and other supports to students in need to fill gaps and promote degree completion through collaborative partnerships that support students in multiple ways, and through Scholarship America’s Dollars for Scholars, Dream Award, Families of Freedom and Dreamkeepers programs.3. Engage Stakeholders & Influence PoliciesWe engage stakeholders in helping students by influencing policies to address the broader goal of making higher education more accessible and affordable for all. Scholarship America serves as the voice of the private sector in the higher education financing arena to inform public policy decisions and research initiatives, conducts research initiatives to provide insight into the most effective student support strategies, and amplifies issues through advocacy campaigns that positively impact students and policies that affect students.LEARN MORE
MissionThe National Guard Youth Foundation supports the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program and advocates on its behalf. The Foundation’s contributions to the Program include raising national awareness of the high-school dropout crisis, advocating to the state and federal governments on behalf of the Program, soliciting corporate partners to enhance the quality of the Program, and helping develop training to strengthen the academic phase of the Program.We Support ChalleNGeThe National Guard Youth Foundation (NGYF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to advocate for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program and to provide resources to its graduates to ensure they maintain a path of success beyond graduation day. NGYF is an affiliate of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.VisionEvery willing high school dropout in the country should have the opportunity to refocus their life and their future through participation in the National Guard Youth ChalleNge Program.National AwarenessNGYF works to raise awareness of the growing dropout crisis in the nation and its impact on our economy and national security. Through local and national events, local events, panel briefs and PSAs, NGYF is striving to make the public aware of the dropout problem and what ChalleNGe is doing to combat the issue.Core Components Academic ExcellenceHealth and Hygiene Job SkillsLeadership / FollowershipLife-Coping SkillsPhysical FitnessResponsible CitizenshipService to Community...
The mission of the Sean Weatherspoon's Spoonful of Hope Foundation is to provide low income and inner-city youth with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential. Our goal is to impact the lives of more than 150,000 at-risk Atlanta-area children and youths by the end of 2016. ...
Kansas City, MO
Our ONE goal? Break the cycle of poverty. Children International (CI) gives kids a safe place, an encouraging team and a path out of poverty. We have a bold vision: graduating healthy, educated, empowered and employed young adults from our program so they can achieve the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. Period.How We Make A DifferenceWe have a simple, proven approach that is making a difference. Kids in our program have access to:1. A safe PLACE: 70+ community centers located where our sponsored kids live - clean, uplifting spaces such as clinics, libraries, computer labs, tutoring areas, meeting spaces and playgrounds.2. A caring TEAM that inspires, encourages and supports our sponsored children: local doctors, dentists, coaches and staff, plus about 9,000 volunteers worldwide!3. A clear PATH out of poverty that focuses on health, education, empowerment and employment through country-relevant and age-specific programs and services. Staying on the path from toddlerhood to young adulthood equips our kids with crucial life and job skills to break the cycle of poverty. For good.Walk into one of our 70+ community centers around the world, and you will see kids playing, reading, getting medical and dental check-ups and receiving life-changing help. But something even bigger happens, too. For many kids and families, our community centers offer a place of dignity and hope. And you can make a long-term impact on their lives by helping build a community center in much-needed areas. Check out our on-going and newly completed community center projects on our Cause pages. Your help = incredible impactOutside our community centers, life is very different for our children and youth. That's why your support means so much – and provides a safe, dignifying place for kids and their families.SMART GIVING: Children International is a top-rated, BBB-accredited charity and named one of the top humanitarian organizations in the U.S. by Consumers Digest. We're proud that 84% of our total expenses in 2015 went directly to the programs and activities that help sponsored children, and we're proud of the high standards we met in achieving that number. At CI, your money goes a long way to make a huge change in kids' lives.LEARN MORE
The CRC Foundation is committed to the enhancement of our community through the teaching of critical life skills to young people. Through sports, creative talents, vocational skills, financial skills, and quality health and nutrition, the CRC Foundation helps develop young people into empowered and self-aware leaders for the future.Children and Families In Need20% of Americans read below the level needed to earn a living wageIn 2013, the U.S. Census reported 45.3 million people living in povertyArizona ranks 44th nationally in education according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count reportOnly 28 percent of Arizona fourth grade students were reading proficiently in 2013, according to the National Center for Education StatisticsArizona ranks third in the country for high child food insecurity rates, behind only New Mexico and Mississippi, with 456,760 children facing hunger on a daily basis.The Charles R. Campbell LegacyThe CRC Foundation was established in honor of Charles Richard Campbell. A native of Denver, Colorado, Charles Campbell raised eight children while navigating a community that had more than its share of afflictions. Charles stood for discipline, direction and the development of his children, all guiding principles for the CRC Foundation.His philosophies included community activism, goal setting, celebrating achievements, and the solid belief that you can do whatever you set your mind to do. He believed in teaching life skills to young people that would allow them to overcome the adversity they face in their everyday lives, in order to become well-prepared adults.The CRC Foundation is the direct result of his teachings, and through its mission Charles’ legacy will continue for years to come.LEARN MORE
Detroit Achievement Academy is a free public charter school currently serving kindergarten through fourth grade students. We at Detroit Achievement Academy want to shake things up a bit. We have a grand vision for what education can look like and are excited to be creating it in the great city of Detroit. We are using the best educational model in the country, Expeditionary Learning, and are committed to our students, their families, and to our neighborhood. We believe that all students can achieve at high levels and that it is our responsibility to support them in an intense and holistic way. We are thrilled to be able to provide a world-class education in a world-class city.Detroit Achievement Academy is proudly located in northwest Detroit. We serve 140 students and will add one grade level each year. MISSION STATEMENTDetroit Achievement Academy exists to holistically support the education and development of students who have the determination, drive, and skills to shape their own path of high achievement with the ultimate goal of creating civically engaged, joyful citizens who are ready to change the world.DETROIT ACHIEVEMENT ACADEMY IS GUIDED BY THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES • We believe in setting high standards for our students and supporting them to the best of our ability as they meet these standards and achieve their own personal goals. • We believe in hiring highly qualified teachers and supporting them with high quality professional development. • We believe that a project-based, arts-infused curiculum will allow our students to foster a selfawareness of their individual interests and strengths. • We believe that the Detroit community is vibrant and full of educational value for our students. We will incorporate Detroit history and present-day developments into the everyday curriculum. • We believe that the parents/families/guardians of each student are tremendously important roles in the student’s education and we will create and maintain high levels of communication with the people in this role. • We will serve as a resource and community center for the families of our students to help them better support their student and help us better understand the students situation outside of the classroom. • We will provide dynamic after-school programs. • The Detroit Achievement Academy will embrace and foster the lost tradition of a school being a community center and hub of dialogue and change within a community....
“Literacy, the ability to read and write, is declining. Without strong literacy skills students find it almost impossible to advance in math, science, technology, history, literature and other subjects."The mission of Harper’s Hope 4*1 Foundation is to prepare today’s youth for tomorrow’s challenges. We do this through various educational and extracurricular activities. In addition, we seize partnership opportunities with other programs and organizations that share our mission. We have found that our heart's mission always comes back to supporting programs that promote reading in younger children. If a child cannot read on their grade level as of 1st or 2nd grade, it is nearly impossible to succeed academically for the remainder of life! Since 2009, we have launched #ReadingwithRoman, rebuilt homes for Katrina victims, hosted free football camps and kids days, built libraries in local neighborhoods, donated cleats to underprivileged kids, hosted PJs and Presents Christmas parties, and partnered with various educational institutions through fund and/or time donations. The best news -- we have only just begun our mission. ...
The Morgan Moses Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in October 2015 by Morgan Moses of the Washington Redskins. The purpose of this foundation is to motivate children through educational activities. Morgan has made it his life’s mission to encourage all, and show how education can be a driving force for success.The Morgan Moses Foundation seeks to motivate children in the Central/Northern VA and DC metropolitan areas through a number of educational efforts. We seek to engage children in fun and interactive educational activities that promote mental development, motivation and instill winning attitudes.OUR MISSION & CORE VALUESTo EncourageTo encourage a healthy lifestyle through nutritional awareness, physical fitness, mental development, motivation, winning attitudes and character building.To MotivateTo motivate, equip and prepare today’s youth and young adults with the tools needed for success and meeting and handling the opportunities and challenges in life.To Sponsor To sponsor scholarships, fellowships, activities and events which shall provide educational, athletic, recreational and social benefits to youth and young adults.To Implement To implement real life stories into learning experiences that will show how detrimental the affect of poor decision-making and inappropriate associations can be.To CreateTo create a sense of self-empowerment in youth’s and young adults’ minds of wanting to become self-sufficient.And, to create an environment for youth and young adults that help them develop a sense of identity, belonging and family."Despite all the adversity and set-backs I’ve experienced throughout my life, I’ve always remained positive. This type of attitude has allowed me to succeed even when the odds were against me. I never allowed negativity to influence my mindset, I studied, I worked hard and I always found a way to overcome the bumps in the road. Now that I’ve grasped my Dream or quote-on-quote “MADE IT”. I’ve made it my life’s mission to “Motivate Others through Education”! To let children know that anything is possible as long as you believe, remain persistent, educate yourself, and never ever give up. No matter what, keep striving for greatness!"-Morgan MosesLEARN MORE
World University Consortium is a Napa, California based non-profit (501c3) organization established in 2013 by an international consortium including World Academy of Art & Science, International Association of University Presidents, Inter-University Centre, Library of Alexandria, Green Cross International, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Charitable Foundation, Dag Hammarskjold University College, Foundation for Culture of Peace, and The Mother’s Service Society. WUC represents humanity’s growing global awareness of the power and importance of knowledge. The mission of World University Consortium is to evolve and promote development of accessible, affordable, quality higher education worldwide based on a human-centered approach that shifts the emphasis from specialized expertise to contextualized knowledge within a trans-disciplinary conceptual framework reflecting the complexity and integration of the real world, from teaching mastery of a field of knowledge to learning that enhances the capacity of students to think and discover knowledge for themselves, from theoretical mastery to acquisition of knowledge, skills and values relevant to each individual’s personal development and career – an educational system better suited to develop the full potentials of social personality and individuality for productive engagement, social welfare and psychological well-being. A new paradigm in education is required, one that is idea-based, contextual, life-centric, value-based, person-centered, creative, multi-paradigmatic and trans-disciplinary. The aim of WUC is to translate this idea into a working model of reality. The Consortium acts as an umbrella group for facilitating and linking innovative educational partners at the international level. Our activities include, but are not limited to: • Promoting person-centered approaches that emphasize self-guided learning, critical and original thinking, inspirational forms of instruction, learning to learn, trans-disciplinary contextualized perspectives, learning by teaching and sharing with others, edutainment and experiential learning. • Developing and disseminate learning methods and materials that promote independent, original and creative thinking that foster insight, intuition and unique expressions of genius. • Developing innovative, open learning systems and more effective models that extend the reach of quality higher education to people of all age groups globally.LEARN MORE
Our mission is to create an environment for inner city youth that encourages and promotes personal and professional development through cultural activities, the arts, music, sports and academics with a vision of producing well rounded individuals....
"Leadership in thought that leads to action." The World Academy of Art and Science is an international think tank incorporated in Napa, California as a non-profit (501c3) organization. Founded in 1960 on the inspiration of eminent intellectuals such as Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell and concerned by the impact of the explosive growth of knowledge, its activities seek to address global issues related to the social consequences and policy implications of knowledge. WAAS consists of 730 individual Fellows from more than 80 nations, diverse cultures and intellectual disciplines, chosen for eminence in art, natural and social sciences, humanities, and public service. Members are supported by a global network of 7 centers and 13 partner institutions. The Academy serves as a forum to discuss the vital problems of humankind independent of political boundaries or limits, whether spiritual or physical -- a forum where these problems can be discussed objectively, scientifically, globally, and free from vested interests or regional attachments, to arrive at solutions that affirm universal human rights and serve the interests of all humanity. Our mission is to promote cross-disciplinary dialogue generative of original ideas and integrated perspectives that comprehend the root causes and effective remedies for our common problems, while furthering those currents of thought and social movement that affirm the value of human dignity and equitable development.The Academy dedicates itself to the pursuit of creative, catalytic ideas that can provide to present and future generations enlightened leadership in thought that leads to effective action. Major activities of the Academy include projects to promote: • Human-centered Sustainable Economy • Full-employment • Nuclear Disarmament • Original thinking and creativity • Education for the 21st Century • Individuality & Leadership • New Paradigm for Peace, Human Security and Global Development • Transdisciplinary science of society The spirit of the Academy can be expressed in the words of, Albert Einstein, who was one of its founders: "The creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind." Its Fellows share the ambition "to rediscover the language of mutual understanding," surmounting differences in tradition, language, and social structure which, unless fused by creative imagination and continuous effort, dissolve the latent human commonwealth in contention and conflict....
Founded in 2012, the Carr Cares Foundation focuses on the educational enrichment and physical fitness for youth. Influenced by founder Brandon Carr’s passion for literacy and his love of sports, the Foundation provides students in Dallas, Texas and Flint, Michigan with opportunities to practice and perfect their literacy and athletic skills.The Carr Cares Foundation supports and promotes child literacy by establishing reading centers, implementing tutoring programs, and providing learning tools to help young students understand the importance of reading and improve their literacy skills.The Foundation also encourages healthy living through physical activity and balanced nutrition by supporting the NFL Play 60 program, offering football and cheerleading camps and providing training programs for student athletes striving to develop their skills and techniques.LEARN MORE
In light of his mother and four aunts whose lives were taken by breast cancer, DeAngelo Williams established The DeAngelo Williams Foundation, whose mission is to develop and seek initiatives to support the eradication of breast cancer through preventative care and research. Also through philanthropy and community service, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation strives to become an advocate of education with a special focus on children's literacy.Hear what DeAngelo Williams has to say about it here.LEARN MORE
Our MissionTo enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.The after-school hours are the most threatening time for young people, especially those who walk in some of Chicago's most economically challenged neighborhoods ravaged by violence and drugs. Yet, even in these troubled communities, our 21 Boys & Girls Clubs are standing proud and vibrant. Our doors and our arms are open wide to give young people: • A safe place to learn and grow. • Ongoing secure relationships with caring, adult professionals. • Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. • Hope and opportunity...
JOURNi is an organization dedicated to equipping urban communities with the skills and resources necessary to jumpstart their local economies. We strive to build an authentically inclusive tech ecosystem in the city of Detroit, by tapping into the heart and spirit of its residents. To achieve this goal, we will provide immersive courses, youth-centered programming, beneficial employment opportunities, start up education, and socioeconomic resources. MissionOur mission is to empower individuals from underserved, urban communities by providing them with the tech education needed to compete and thrive in the local ecosystem.VisionOur vision is to build an authentically inclusive tech ecosystem in the city of Detroit, by tapping into the heart and spirit of its residents. To achieve this goal, we will provide educational access to immersive courses and youth-centered programming, beneficial employment opportunities, start-up education, and socioeconomic resources within marginalized communities. ValuesAuthenticityFearlessnessIntegrityOur WorkWe provide comprehensive educational opportunities that give students the skills, portfolios, work experience, and confidence needed to be competitive and eligible for the growing number of positions in the tech industry, and start their own businesses. We are excited to offer our suite of programs to Detroiters - especially during this time of explosive growth in the city's tech sector....
“Through education, leadership development, and volunteerism, we have the power to assist students in seeing the potential of their dreams in action.”– Thomas DavisOur MissionThe TDDDF was founded by Thomas Davis, a native of Shellman, GA and current member of the Carolina Panthers NFL Team in Charlotte, NC. As an NFL player, Davis has a passion for football but he also has a strong desire to help those in need and to make a positive impact on the lives of our youth. When Davis founded the TDDDF he made a decision to assist youth in realizing that their past does not determine their future and that they too can one day live their dreams. The Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation holds a number of programs throughout the year in Charlotte, NC; Greenville, SC and Shellman, GA. The Foundation works to educate, empower and defend the dreams of more than 1,200 families each year. Educate. Empower. Defend. The foundation is built on these principles and strives to encourage students to develop the essential life and social skills that will make them leaders of tomorrow. Through education, leadership development and volunteerism; TDDDF allows students to see the potential of their dreams in action.Our VisionTo see our efforts change the lives of underprivileged children on a national level and give them hope to do whatever is necessary to defend their dreams.LEARN MORE
Incorporated in 2014, JMac Gives Back is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission of providing opportunities through charitable and educational efforts to kids living in alternative living situations. A native of Kirkwood, Missouri and 2006 Alumni of Kirkwood High School, founder Jeremy Maclin is a Wide Receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs. After a successful career as a Missouri Tiger, Maclin was drafted in 2009 by the Philadelphia Eagles where he played through the 2014 season. A free agent in 2015, Maclin was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs and is excited to be back in his home state close to friends and family in both Saint Louis and Columbia, Missouri.Through community events such as JMac’s Back to School Packs, Maclin’s Mother’s Day Miracle, and JMac Gives Back Football Camp, Maclin and his team find ways to make memorable, impactful moments for kids who may be facing financial, emotional or medical hardships. Whether it be a free fully stocked backpack, a surprise Mother’s Day field trip to Arrowhead Stadium, or a ‘Get Well Soon’ video from various Chiefs players, the foundation strives to find the little things in life that can change an attitude and make all the difference.Watch the video to learn more about the JMac Gives Back Foundation.We'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to us at email@example.com for questions, comments, information, or to find out how you can get involved.LEARN MORE
TEENS, Inc. is a non-pofit committed to supporting, educating and empowering youth and their families to make healthy choices and thrive. We offer educational opportunities, a safe place for teens to spend time, job opportunities and support and mentorship for youth. Our guiding core values are Youth Voices, Believing in Possibility, Relationships and Honesty and Integrity.What We Believe In:Youth Voices: Youth voices, perspectives, and contributions are necessary, valued and respected as current leaders within TEENS, Inc. and future community leaders. We believe in youth and work with them to find expression of their own voice in their current and future endeavors. At TEENS, Inc. youth are included in governance, program development and implementation.Believing in Possibilities: We have an unending belief that with support, guidance and encouragement people can persevere and change the course of their lives for the better, despite potentially challenging and difficult circumstances.Relationships: We understand that the work we do is founded on the relationships that we form and we believe youth need a variety of strong adult relationships in their lives. We value and care for each other, uphold high expectations and set firm boundaries.Honesty and Integrity: In an effort to continuously improve both personally and as an organization we are committed to speaking our truth and being true to ourselves. Whether it is with co-workers, youth or any other stakeholder, we understand that honest communication and follow through is essential to upholding personal and organizational integrity.What We Do:Teen Center: The Teen Center is a NO-COST drop-in center for teens. We have a gymnasium with a foam pit, a basketball hoop and a bouldering wall. We also have computers with internet access and a fully equipped kitchen that is regularly restocked with food. The Teen Center provides a safe place for teens to be after school for those who do not participate in traditional after school activities. Teen Center programming aims to incorporate natural mentoring, recreation, employment, leadership/character building, and crime, violence and substance abuse prevention. The Teen Center also provides a food pantry for families in need. Chinook West: Since 2002, Chinook West has served over 155 students that desire a non-traditional setting to accomplish their academic goals. In 2013, Chinook West became a fully accredited school earning the highest accreditation standard through AdvancED. Our vision is that students leave prepared to make responsible choices about emotional and personal well-being and have the life and academic skills to accomplish their goals. Youth Employment: TEENS, Inc. employed approximately 50 youth this past year in three employment programs; Peer Supervisors, Teen Youth Corps and TeamWorks. All employment programs are education based and aim to push students comfort zones, expose them to career opportunities and build confidence. Youth employees increase perseverance and resiliency while learning career and life skills including teamwork and collaboration, careful attention to detail, interview skills, and social skills.Outdoor Leadership: TEENS, Inc. offers various outdoor leadership trips including 4 week climbing courses, Girls Wilderness Program, and Wilderness Leadership Retreats. Tuition is set on a sliding scale based on family income and circumstances. No student is turned away because of financial reasons.Restorative Justice: TEENS, Inc. brings restorative justice practices to the Peak to Peak Region. When a crime or wrongdoing occurs, restorative justice focuses on repairing the harm and mending the offender’s bond with the community. TEENS, Inc. has been implementing restorative justice practices for 10 years to address youth problem behaviors and we are now partnering with Nederland local schools, the Nederland Police Department and Nederland municipal court to develop these practices in the Peak to Peak Region. History: In 1997 TEENS, Inc. was granted its 501(c)(3) status and formally took over youth services from the Town of Nederland. Prior to 1997, Nederland Youth Services ran Teen Centers at different times in many locations throughout town. With a dedicated board of directors and committed group of teens, TEENS, Inc. raised one million dollars and on January 2, 2000 opened a 6800 square foot facility for youth to socialize, form strong relationships with caring adults, develop healthy self-esteem and master the leadership, academic and job related skills they need to become constructive and productive members of society. ...
New Orleans, LA
The mission of What You Give Will Grow is to improve the lives of those in need through support of local causes and organizations in the New Orleans and Gulf South communities, with a strong focus on children’s charities and cancer initiatives . Through What You Give Will Grow’s efforts in the community, we hope to inspire others to join us in spreading a spirit of giving.Thomas started What You Give Will Grow in 2012 with his wife Lauren. They have fallen in love with the great city of New Orleans and reside here year round. So far, we have raised approximately $100,000 with the help of Who Dat Nation.What inspired What You Give Will Grow? ...
Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice supports over 4,000 kids in the greater Venice area, including Mar Vista, Playa Vista, Culver City, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Carson, Palms, Marina del Rey, Compton, and Westchester. The Venice Club provides a safe haven from negative influences, and positive relationships with trained, caring adult role models. We implement effective program initiatives in five core areas: Character & Leadership Development Education & Career DevelopmentHealth & Life SkillsThe ArtsSports, Fitness & RecreationWe offer well-rounded, constructive, supervised programs that are sensitive to the needs of at-risk youth, and provide opportunities for positive growth and development. Our programs foster strong values, build self-esteem, promote healthy lifestyles, and cultivate a vision for the future. Combining the framework of successful national programs with the knowledge of the community, the strengths of community organizations, and the dedication and talents of staff and volunteers have created a successful strategy of youth development.LEARN MORE
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school; and offers family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel.In 1980, when eight special operations warriors lost their lives during a hostage rescue attempt in Iran, a promise was made to provide a college education to each of the surviving 17 children. Today, the Foundation continues this solemn pledge to educate every child whose special operations parent loses their life in the line of duty.As the war on terrorism continues, Special Operations Forces will be facing new challenges all too frequently. In fact, there has never been a greater need for Special Operations Forces than right now. Special Operations will continue to be the force of choice, time and time again.Battlefield Pledge to Take Care of the FamiliesSpecial Operations Warrior Foundation continues to honor a pledge and a commitment to the men and women serving in U.S. Special Operations that if they lose their life in the line of duty, SOWF will provide a post-secondary education for their surviving children. Sadly, the number of children added to our programs continues to grow, along with the number of special operations missions. Therefore, we must continue in our fundraising efforts to meet the anticipated need for scholarships.Support to Special Operations Severely Wounded Service MembersAlthough there are numerous charities and organizations that assist wounded military personnel, SOWF has learned that one of the most difficult challenges our families face is the immediate financial burden when their loved ones are hospitalized with severe combat wounds. We fulfill this need by providing a $5,000 grant immediately to family members, so they can travel to be bedside with their loved one at the hospital during the crucial first days. How Can You Help?Donations can be made to help provide college educations or support our wounded warriors.LEARN MORE
Arts & Scraps is a Detroit nonprofit organization that annually recycles 28 tons of material to help 275,000 children think, create and learn.We reimagine recycled industrial materials, inspiring people of all ages to think, create and learn.Founded in 1989, we are a nonprofit organization located in Detroit, dedicated to connecting business, education and community. Our target audience is children living in low income areas. Our Core Values • Reuse materials to make creative experiences affordable and accessible to every economic level. • Nurture individual creativity to stimulate learning and encourage independent thinking • Value the unique contributions of our staff, volunteers, funders and business & community partners • Believe financial self-sufficiency is vital to the stability of our organization • Motivate the community to see value in materials that traditionally have no value; to donate materials for reuse that cannot be recycled in a traditional manner.Our VisionProvide quality educational and creative experiences to underserved children in Metropolitan Detroit while minimizing the negative impact on the environmentWhat We Do • Provide recycled scraps for minimal cost to 3,300 organizations/classrooms annually, impacting 275,000 children. • Bring fun to core curriculums by encouraging open-ended thinking and creativity using our unusual materials. • Connect the private and non-profit/educational sectors by recruiting and recycling 28 tons of material. • Provide 12 educational programs for groups and individuals, ranging from infants to senior citizens. • Maintain scholarship funds so we can serve our target audience, underserved children. • Create a neutral place where people from all over the Detroit Metro area can exchange ideas. • Involve people of all abilities; providing service learning for 115 Individuals with Disabilities weekly • Entrepreneurial in nature. This makes us accountable to our clients and not reliant on a few large funders. • Travel throughout the Detroit area bringing programs to those who can’t visit our facility, using the ScrapMobile, a 26’ bus designed by Ford Motor Company volunteers and funded by Humana. • Effectively use volunteers. Our community contributes 10,000 hours annually, the equivalent of 4.8 full time staff people. • Have fun; this attitude flows through all our programs....
Step Up For Students helps public education fulfill the promise of equal opportunity by empowering parents to pursue and engage in the best learning options for their children. A state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization, Step Up For Students, helps administer two scholarships for Florida schoolchildren. The first, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC), funded by tax-credited corporate contributions, offers K-12 students of lower-income families a choice between two options: financial assistance with private school tuition and fees or with transportation costs to attend a public school in another district. Since its creation in 2001, more than 480,000 Florida Tax Credit Scholarships have been awarded through the 2015-16 school year. With this scholarship, lower-income families are empowered to choose the best learning environment for their children. The second, the Gardiner Scholarship Program, is a state-funded scholarship that helps families personalize the education of their children, ages 3-22, with certain special needs. Students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, Prader-Willi syndrome, spina bifida, Williams syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, an intellectual disability or students ages 3-, 4-, or 5-years old deemed “high risk” may be eligible. With the scholarship, parents may direct funds toward a variety of approved programs and providers including private school, home school, curriculum, assistive technology—even a collage savings account. More than 6,200 Gardiner Scholarships have been funded since its creation in 2014 and the 2015-16 school year. The scholarships are a great start, but there’s much more that needs to be done. Step Up For Students’ Innovation Fund maximizes the impact of the scholarships by creating education-based innovations and helping enrich existing resources for our students and their families. With your help, we can ensure all children reach their maximum potential. ...
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) was established in 1973 and continues to serve as the leading independent voice for all children in America focusing on the essential needs of every child, especially those most at risk due to poverty and inequality. CDF advocates for the best interest of children through rigorous research, public education, youth leadership development, and community-based programs every day nationally and locally in 29 states across the country. CDF advances its mission by providing scholarships, college preparation, and ongoing support to high school sophomores through their college years, particularly those who have overcome obstacles and challenges in their lives. CDF’s Freedom Schools™ reaches over 12,000 children and trains over 1,500 college-age emerging leaders annually with a focus on reading enrichment, self-esteem and empowerment, and motivation to make a positive difference in their communities. CDF conducts rigorous research and publishes reports each year to guide government officials and policy leaders toward practices that will make a meaningful and lasting positive impact in the lives of each child. National campaigns led by CDF include The Cradle to Prison Pipeline™, Protect Children Not Guns™ and Be Careful What You Cut™. Founded by Marian Wright Edelman, the first Black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, the Children’s Defense Fund maintains its independent, bipartisan voice to hold policymakers accountable and to deliver local, community-based initiatives that make a lasting difference in the lives of children.LEARN MORE
Our mission is to achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health education programs and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need.Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical training and health education, as well as conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 35 countries.We deliver essential medicines and supplies, volunteers and medical training to prevent disease, promote wellness, respond to disaster and save lives around the globe.Over the past five decades, we have demonstrated our ability to develop long-term solutions to pressing health problems, the true essence of helping people help themselves. Our global work includes fighting infectious diseases such as TB and HIV/AIDS, addressing the rapidly growing risks of noncommunicable diseases —especially obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, improving the quality of health care for women and children and responding to humanitarian crisis.LEARN MORE
New Orleans, LA
We focus on educating young girls in our community about heart health and heart disease prevention by: Incorporating Physical ActivityEducating on Heart Healthy Food Options Encouraging Healthy Lifestyle Choices We strive to empower young girls and their families to take their heart health in their hands by providing heart related information, educational tools and support needed to sustain a heart healthy lifestyle. "Heart disease is the #1 killer of women that’s why I am excited to partner with such a great group of professionals to help educate young girls and raise awareness about heart disease prevention” - Essence Harris Banks, President/Founder of Heart N Hands “Heart N Hands has the potential to be a major positive influence on the future women of NOLA, as our adolescent girls are empowered with awareness and tips for prevention of time sensitive killers - heart disease and stroke. The cycle of premature disease, disability, and death can be broken” -Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD, PhD, FANA, FAHA, Heart N Hands Board Member and Director of the Stroke Program at Tulane University Health Science Center “As a registered dietitian, my passion and reason for supporting Heart N Hands is to educate and motivate people by showing them that good nutrition doesn’t have to be hard.” - Molly Kimball, Heart N Hands Advisory Member, RD, CSSD, Ochsner Health System, Elmwood Fitness, WGNO/ABC26 News | NOLA.com | Times Picayune...
There are a staggering 143 million orphan children worldwide. Many remain uncounted, living in the streets and sewer systems. They are subjected to human trafficking, prostitution, child labor, terrorism and worse. Many of these children will die of starvation, malnutrition, preventable illness and acts of violence. They are abandoned, rejected and forgotten. They are children. You can make a difference...Join us as we bring hope to the orphans of the world by providing food, shelter, medical care, academic education, spiritual growth and more in a manner that breaks the cycle of dependence and promotes individual and societal productivity as well as charitable character within the community. For 17 years we have been transforming "orphanages" and "institutions" into thriving Children's Homes through our unique Whole Home Care approach and monthly reporting accountability. Each children's home is approved through our extensive application process and agrees to the terms of our support and guidance, which includes providing detailed profiles on each child in the home, monthly budgets, monthly photos, monthly program reports and proof of purchases. Each home is spot checked by our in country Child Care Coordinators or Program Liaisons. And we do not stop there. Each child who ages out of the home has a developed plan according to his/her interests and abilities for higher education, skill training or gainful employment. Yes, we DO break the cycle. Be A Lifeline of Hope to an Orphaned Child! Haiti-India-Kenya-Liberia-Mexico-Pakistan-Philippines-Russia-UgandaTo learn more about our programs visit us at www.orphanslifeline.org...
We operate under the vision that people deserve the chance to better themselves with the help of the resources we have to offer. We have adopted the motto: "Excellence Is A Choice, Faith Is A Virtue".LEARN MORE
The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in collaboration with organizations around the world. We are the global coordinators for World Oceans Day, a fast-growing celebration of our ocean, held annually on June 8 and with ongoing involvement year-round. Strategies for Achieving our MissionThe Ocean Project network has grown to include approximately 2,000 organizations in over 100 countries. We support our aquarium, zoo, and museum partners, youth groups, and many others with strategic communications guidance, resources, and tools to help them engage their visitors and the public for conservation action, at the personal, community, and societal levels. Through our global leadership for World Oceans Day, our network has diversified immensely and now includes organizations representing not only aquariums, zoos, museums, and youth groups, but also recreational interests, especially diving, sailing, boating and surfing, the tourism and hospitality industry, universities, schools, businesses, environmental and conservation NGOs, artists, the maritime industry, and communities of faith.To help grow the reach and impact of World Oceans Day, we activate, connect, and demonstrate worldwide support for ocean conservation on June 8th and then use those connections to generate involvement throughout the year. We have been growing World Oceans Day as a global rallying point for action that unifies organizations and captures people's imaginations to catalyze enhanced awareness, modify behaviors, develop the political will, and foster important measurable societal changes, locally, nationally and internationally.Our core values underpin everything we do. We are data driven, having conducted the largest market and public opinion research initiative ever, to measure changes in awareness and action and identify opportunities for action. We focus on creating positive solutions, pursuing innovative ways to achieve positive outcomes in both the short- and long-term. We continually identify strategic opportunities to complement and add value to others' efforts to be most effective.We focus not on enhancing our own brand image, but on improving our partners' individual and collective efforts to improve the health of the ocean and create a more sustainable society. By brokering connections and providing market research and analysis, and related education and communications strategies and tools, we have built strong respect and trust among our network of partners.LEARN MORE
Los Angeles, CA
We provide food, educational support, clothing, medicine, and necessary supplies in some of the poorest villages in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. We locate places where basic necessities of nutritious food, clean water, and adequate clothes are a luxury; then use modern day methods to implement long term solutions for that area to become self-sustaining.Ultimately, Feed Starving People would like to contribute to the development of places with very severe poverty through the advancement of sustainable resources. In order to build, maintain and grow into a productive and resourceful place it is important for people to recognize their usefulness in their own community first. Therefore, we would like to be a vehicle for education, inspiration and motivation for the citizens of each community we are in.Currently, we have a large network of partners and friends, who will run short-term programs in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. Moreover, as the organization continues to grow, we are setting up several long-term projects with teams of passionate and qualified people into various communities to run a range of education and medical programs, as well as clothing and food drives. Feed Starving People was founded during a trip through Southeast Asia by our Executive Director Tim Bradley in 2012. Aside from all the amazing impressions on his trip, Tim was deeply touched by the poverty he saw in many places. In Cambodia, one of the poorest countries of the world, Tim spontaneously decided that it was time to give back and his organization has been doing so ever since. ...
Marina Del Rey, CA
The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs exists to support the individual Boys & Girls Clubs located in Los Angeles County in their efforts to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is made up of 26 Boys & Girls Club organizations serving over 140,000 youth ages 6-18 throughout Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is a unified and collaborative force representing all 26 Clubs with the purpose of securing resources, marketing, and financial support to further the efforts of individual Clubs and increase the impact and reach in their communities.Every day after school, 15 million boys and girls in the United States are left to find their own recreation and companionship on the streets. Often overlooked, afternoon out-of-school time can be a critical challenge to children’s safety and future. Those vital hours are when it is easiest for them to get involved in negative or dangerous activities. It’s also when the 140 Boys and Girls Clubs in Los Angeles County can make an important impact in these children’s lives. Our clubs help keep those kids on track to success instead. Core Functions of the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs:1. To provide financial support to the member Clubs through countywide fundraising.2. To gain in-kind contributions and opportunities of diverse types that further our mission and goals and offer value to Clubs’ children and youth.3. To increase the visibility and reputation of the Clubs in Los Angeles and deepen public understanding and appreciation for our individual and collective impact.4. To develop meaningful countywide programs that our Clubs can participate in that inspire, broaden horizons, and educate our children, youth, families, and leaders.5. To improve the capacity and sustainability of member Clubs to achieve their missions for the betterment of local children, youth, and families.6. To support collaboration among member Clubs including countywide and in clusters related to geography, need, or issues7. To build a strong and sustainable Alliance that achieves more than the sum of its parts.Any and all money donated to the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is always divided evenly among all 26 member Boys & Girls Clubs for use in filling funding gaps in existing programs that comprise our five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. These program areas are delivered through such programs as: Project Learn / Power Hour, Torch Club, Triple Play, Keystone Club, Youth of the Year, ImageMakers National Photography Program, Skill Tech and Skill Tech II, Money Matters, College Bound, Career Launch, SMART Moves, SMART Girls, Passport to Manhood, DramaMatters, and many more.Join us in the program to support our youth by donating time, resources, or FUNDS. These funds will directly benefit all the Clubs the Los Angeles County and will be used to continue their already very successful educational, arts, and sports programs, as well as develop new programs....
We are dedicated to bringing children’s libraries to rural schools in Mexico. Schools in rural Mexico work hard to deliver quality education, but struggle against some built-in challenges. A typical rural school consists of a single room building filled with as many as 30 children ages 6-12 and a single teacher. These schools lack many basic resources for their students, including pencils and paper, crayons and notebooks. Most importantly they lack books! Two truths drive this project. First, we know that when kids get a chance to read good books, they will become lifelong readers. Second, we know that citizens who read can change their communities. Our mission is to build as many libraries as we can for the rural children of Mexico. A typical library we assemble consists of 200 - 300 books varying in reading level and subject. The books are engaging and educational and include some storybooks with illustrations for younger readers. Each library costs approximately $1,000 to purchase, package, and deliver to its school. Using a card checkout system, the library belongs to the school and resides there forever. We work with the local educational administration as well as with other service organizations and NGO’s in the area to fulfill each project.LEARN MORE
Waite Park, MN
There is only one qualification to be a Girl Scout. You have to be a girl. That’s it.Diversity was the founding idea of Girl Scouting in 1912. Today Girl Scouts of the USA serves girls in every U.S. zip code, from inner city to the prairie. In northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, Girl Scouts of the USA has chartered Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines to carry forth the Girl Scout mission.Throughout the nation, Girl Scouts serves girls in urban community centers and girls whose mothers are in prison. Girls are served girls in churches, temples, and mosques.We serve girls. Across income and demographic groups, our membership virtually mirrors U.S. population figures.Wherever girls live, whatever their circumstances, we help them learn to be safe, think for themselves, and lead the way for others.About Our ProgramOur program centers on what we call the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a collection of activities and experiences. Girls will earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore the outdoors, do Take Action projects that make a difference, and more. Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines (GSMWLP) is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to serve girls in northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Programs are open to girls in grades K-12 who join Girl Scouts of the USA.LEARN MORE
Neighbors helping neighbors since 1891.Our mission is to build a strong community by improving the education, health, safety and economic security of low-income individuals and families in Boston’s historic South End/Lower Roxbury and to serve as a national model of successful neighborhood engagement.HistoryUnited South End Settlements offers our neighbors access to the skills they need to help live their best lives. Originally founded as the Andover House in 1891, United South End Settlements (USES) was the first settlement house in Boston and the fourth in the United States.The settlement house movement was initiated in England by educated, financially secure men and women who moved to struggling communities to work together with neighbors to solve social problems. Each year the organization serves over 3,000 individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and income-levels. USES focuses primarily on the South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, but many participants come from other parts of the city.Our programs include early childhood education, after school enrichment, youth arts programming, summer overnight camp, adult education and workforce readiness, and health, wellness, and home repair services for seniors....
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.One in five American children face food insecurity - more than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago combined. During the school week, most of these children depend on the federal free and reduced meal program their school offers. Sometimes, the meals at school are the only ones they get. When the school closes it doors on Friday afternoon, many of these children go home to empty cupboards and empty bellies for 65 hours until they return to school on Monday morning. Why Do We Do It?There are more than 20-million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement. Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, too.We are feeding the future of America, one school at a time....
Our mission is to reduce the digital divide for youth in developing countries; to use our global network of partnerships to enhance communities in these countries; and to promote the reuse of electronic equipment and its ultimate disposal in an environmentally responsible manner.By expanding access to computers, technologies and the Internet, WCE aspires to enhance the quality of education in the developing world and help increase the chances for youth, their families and community to overcome poverty, lead productive lives and contribute to the growth of their economies.OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLESCommunity InvestmentCommunity commitment is fundamental to WCE’s philosophy. For projects to be successful, communities must have a sense of ownership of the project. That is why partner organizations are required to raise a portion of the cost in matching funds becoming co-investors. In addition, our unique model of grassroots capacity-building combines trust, due diligence, cooperation and co-investment to ensure long-term sustainability.Capacity BuildingEmpowering our Partners to create and successfully implement strategies best suited to their communities is central to our approach. Our network of 25 global Strategic Allies and 800 volunteers work to build the leadership and organizational capacity of our partner organizations in the areas of planning, fund raising, content development & partnership development. Fostering the talents, skills and abilities of our Partners helps to ensure long-term sustainability.Technology + EducationThe potential of giving access to computers and Internet technologies to engage and motivate – especially when tied to education - is limitless: Children can learn new skills, teachers can design new and previously unimaginable curricula and the broader community has a resource for their socioeconomic development. Equipping schools with computers, content and training teachers in how to use the Internet to improve learning via experiential, interactive, multi-country projects delivers real and sustainable results.Responsible RecyclingFill minds, not landfills. WCE advocates for reuse of computers globally, working to raise public awareness in developing countries of the need to recycle and identifying and supporting existing recyclers. Our volunteers, guided by experts on our WCE eWaste Consortium, have researched and created 32 Spanish language documents related to toxins and responsible recycling of computers, identified recyclers in developing countries and working with them to adopt more responsible approaches as well as reached out to local private entrepreneurs to establish regional responsible recycling hubs.LEARN MORE
BreastfeedLA is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of infants and families through education, outreach, and advocacy to promote and support breastfeeding.BreastfeedLA (formerly known as the Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles) formed in 1994 by a group of dedicated volunteers who wanted to make a difference in the breastfeeding rates in Los Angeles County. BreastfeedLA incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation in September of 2001.GOALS & OBJECTIVESFacilitate the acceptance of breastfeeding as the societal norm for infant feeding.Create a supportive public environment for breastfeeding and the use of human milk.- Conduct outreach and facilitate networking to broaden the base of active breastfeeding support.- Increase the incidence of positive breastfeeding messages in the media.- Work together towards systemic change by educating public officials, institutions and the community about policies and practices that promote, protect and support breastfeeding.- Educate both employers and employees about the benefits of supporting breastfeeding in the workplace, and how to create a breastfeeding-friendly work environment.Capacitate the healthcare system to effectively support exclusive breastfeeding and the provision of human milk to human babies.- Advance a breastfeeding-friendly model of health care delivery to effectively support exclusive breastfeeding and the provision of human milk to human babies.- Promote breastfeeding awareness and education for healthcare providers and administrators.- Highlight the cost-effectiveness of breastfeeding as a way to manage health care costs.Establish BreastfeedLA as a trusted source of breastfeeding information and resources.- Provide comprehensive web-based information and resources for lactation and other healthcare professionals and consumers.- Produce, maintain, and distribute a free print and web-based publication listing breastfeeding resources and information in Greater Los Angeles.- Provide educational programs tailored for professional, paraprofessional and lay audiences.- Foster the development of local expertise as well as facilitate learning opportunities from nationally renowned breastfeeding experts.LEARN MORE
Our mission is to mobilize on-the-ground resources to fight environmental degradation, promote sustainability, and support social justice around the world.Solutions for lasting change come from people who face challenges to their environments and rights every day. We support community-based projects that make our world safer, healthier, and more just. As the leading environmental fund that supports grassroots action on a global scale, we have directed more than $45 million in grants to grassroots initiatives in 167 countries.We give people, foundations, and responsible businesses the opportunity to invest in global grassroots change that honors people, livelihoods, and ecosystems equally.Our innovative and responsive granting infrastructure connects you to a worldwide community of activists addressing their regions’ most pressing challenges. Because our expert Grant Advisors carefully select projects, you can be sure your support helps people create change that will last....
Salvatorian priests, brothers and deacons are members of the Society of the Divine Savior, a Catholic religious community. We minister collaboratively with the Salvatorian sisters and laity in the United States and in thirty other countries around the world. Founded in Rome in the 1880's, Salvatorians minister as chaplains, teachers, pastors, caregivers, secretaries, social workers, foreign missionaries, artists, volunteers, nurses, pastoral ministers, retreat directors -- wherever there is a need.Our priests and brothers carry the Word of God all over the globe, ministering wherever there is a need: Parishes and schools Hospitals Nursing homes Prisons Communities under duress MISSIONThe Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians) proclaims and teaches by all ways and means the goodness and kindness of Jesus the Savior.VISIONSalvatorians seek to become apostles for our times in order to make the Savior known to all people.SHARED VALUESPrayer We are vowed men of prayer, the center of which is the Eucharist.Providence We trust in God, discerning and responding to the signs of the times.Apostolate We are called to be apostles for the renewal of the Church and the world, and we invite others to discover and respond to their call to be apostles.Justice We advocate for justice and peace, standing with the poor and marginalized.Community We support one another through mutual love and service.Collaboration We are servant-leaders, involving others in our mission.Universality We include as members of the Society people from every nation, and we are open to serve the people of any nation.Simplicity We live a simple lifestyle, becoming one with those we serve, especially the poor. Celebration We rejoice in the fullness of life....
Redondo Beach, CA
All we do at P.S. I Love You Foundation is with the goal of helping at-risk children create positive outlooks, strengthen their emotional and social skills and improve their self-worth so they can succeed in school, in society and in their lives. We have created enrichment programs that are delivered during school and after school and also hold annual community events which also provide volunteer opportunities for individuals in the community looking for a way to give back. VISIONThat all children have a healthy sense of self, feel loved and believe they can accomplish great thingsMISSIONDevelop and implement effective social and emotional learning programs for at risk youth from elementary to high school to influence positive habits, social and emotional awareness and healthy relationships.OBJECTIVES Ensure that all at-risk children we reach through our programs and events feel loved and derive skills that support their development and healthy sense of self Be a source of unique empowerment programs that children otherwise would not have Build healthier communities by investing in the positive development of children Provide easy and rewarding opportunities for individuals & corporations to give back Our goal is to create positive and personal differences in the lives of at-risk children so they can achieve productive lives, live with healthy habits and maintain peaceful attitudes toward themselves and others. We do this through teaching essential skills that influence the development of compassion, good choices, positive attitudes and confident minds.P. S. I Love You Foundation’s enrichment programs and community events address these issues and support our nearby schools by offering interactive empowerment activities that: Empower & Enhance Health, Emotional Well-Being and Physical Fitness Inspire & Increase Social Development and Focusing Skills Educate & Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Positive Attitudes Influence & Provide Motivational and Inspirational LessonsLEARN MORE
Safi Life is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to female advancement in Africa through the granting of university scholarships. Statistics prove that when a girl in a developing world receives an education, she paves the way for a future less likely to entail domestic abuse, medical complications, and poverty. When a vulnerable woman is able to take control of her own destiny, not only does her world change, but so does the world around her. As women and girls earn income, they typically reinvest 90% of it to their families, so their success can be passed on generationally. Additionally, a woman contributing to her local economy inevitably earns respect from male counterparts, allowing for longstanding beliefs about the power of a woman to shift. Therefore, both the economic and communal aspects of a nation are addressed, while providing for its future, weaving a healthier society overall.By awarding individual scholarships to girls who otherwise would not be able to afford a university education, it is our hope that the recipients will go on to better the nation in which they reside, setting positive examples, and slowly changing the cultural norms in Africa. Our platform country is Rwanda, which is already leading the way for equality in Africa with 64% of its Parliament being women, the highest percentage of women in governmental position in the world.“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” - ConfuciusLEARN MORE
Denver City Lax’s mission is to create educational and enrichment opportunities for youth in underserved Denver neighborhoods through the sport of lacrosse. Grow the game, and provide urban youth new opportunities. Lacrosse provides an excellent team platform to teach key life skills such as, leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork, perseverance, healthy living and goal setting. The sport has many links to higher education offering urban youth a new path in accessing high school and collegiate opportunities.ADVENTUREEvery year participants travel - some for the first time - to camps and tournaments all over the country. In 2015, City Lax players traveled over 120,000 air miles outside the state of Colorado. Often times for kids, the experience of being away from home, traveling to a new area, and meeting new people creates a yearning for future growth, knowledge, and adventure.EQUIPMENTRemove the financial barrier to the sport by offering a sports-based youth development program at NO COST to participants.ACADEMIC GUIDANCEAccess to academic support, educational guidance and enrichment opportunities.POSITIVE COACHES & MENTORSHIPProvide experienced coaches and positive adult role models to help develop positive character traits and goal setting.LEADERSHIP CAMPSEach year we send 75+ City Lax participants to both local and national overnight camps. Each individual spends between 5-10 nights on a university or prep school campus focusing on how leadership, and other character skills, are directly linked to the sport of lacrosse....