The mission of the Bell Community Empowerment Foundation is to educate people about the Foster Adopt Programs in our home state of Arizona, nationally, in North America and globally … to ensure that every child has a loving family through whom to create and build a well-lived life!
Las Vegas, NV
Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons, Inc. d/b/a FFIP, is an 18-year old non-profit organization that has been created in direct response to the growing number of people incarcerated in the United States. FFIP offers services to adults and children who have been affected by having a loved one in the prison system and provides an opportunity to obtain and share information in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Services include support group meetings, email, phone calls, website containing resources and information, Facebook, workshops, and holiday events. FFIPs’ goals are to continue helping people across the U.S. by creating FFIP chapters, creating permanent space for meetings, events, support and to provide information, and to provide transportation so families can visit their loved ones in prison.
There are over two million people in the U.S.that are incarcerated, however there over four million more that are sitting in jails waiting to be sentenced or on parole or probation. That’s over six million people affected by mass incarceration. When someone is incarcerated it affects much more than that one person, it also affects their families and their community. Whether someone is sentenced to six weeks or six years or longer, their family is serving the sentence with them; the only difference is that they’re serving it on the outside. Some families feel shame and suffer from depression. People may stop talking to them or may not let their children play with their children. Nobody should feel alone, and nobody should have to serve the hidden sentence alone.
Tamale, Northern Region
Future Connect Ghana (FCG) is an independent registered non-governmental and nonprofit organization based at the Upper East Region and operates in the northern and upper regions of Ghana. FCG fosters an integrated community development, expands living standards and support in the creation of sustainable communities. FCG prime slogan is “Expanding Horizons” for building sustainable communities through capacity building and services delivery to the deprived and marginalized people of the society.
FCG’s mission is to achieve an expanded capacity and opportunity where they live a better life, away from poverty, hunger and increased environmental stewardship, community economic vitality and social inclusions. FCG aims at expanding horizons by creating sustainable programs to promote youth in agriculture, increase livelihood by empowering women and girls economically, increase productivity and crop yield through scientific research and innovation and building sustainable communities. Recognizing the immense role of the youth in contributing to the agricultural revolution, it is imperative to fashion-out a long-term all-inclusive program that would appeal and inspire the youth to actively participate in agriculture as a career.
Our Vision and Goal
A country in which the youth are empowered in available opportunities to increase the economic vitality of the communities in which they live in.
The goal of FCG is to contribute in improving the economic vitality and the living standard of the vulnerable communities in Ghana through effective community mobilization, capacity building, advocacy & strengthening of institutions at the grass root level.
Future Connect Ghana is committed to building a strong community youth networks to drive the sustainable communities and poverty reduction agenda. Now is the time to seek alternatives and develop within constraints, thus FCG facilitates people in the rural communities to extract the capital necessary for community development in the three spheres that affect sustainable community development. We use our programme; Climate change and resiliency, Agriculture science research and innovation, policy and Advocacy, etc. to create the balance within the interplay of economic, social and environment (the three spheres). The program goal is materialized with a helping hand from members, donor agencies, Philanthropists, etc.
In everything we do, we believe in a world where students can make better decisions for more healthy outcomes.
Paradise Valley, Arizona
To help low-income children, particularly homeless, foster, and orphan children and youth, achieve success and fulfillment and give back.
Helping kids has a three-generation history in Anne’s family. When an orphanage in which she had an interest folded, her grandfather took in five orphans and brought them up, with the help of her grandmother and aunt. As a little girl, Anne helped bathe, dress, and feed baby orphans at a children’s home and school her parents founded in rural New Mexico. A few years ago, one of those orphans paid her a surprise visit in Wisconsin.
Since starting her fund in 2004, Anne has volunteered with or supported a number of organizations for at-risk children, either personally or through the fund. “But,” she says, “I want to help more children.” Getting money to do this was the purpose of her World Record climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2015 as an 85-years-young great-grandmother. It’s not as absurd as it sounds. Anne says, “I’m not a professional climber, but I have always loved hiking.” At 76, Anne climbed Pikes Peak and four other mountains over 14,000 feet. She has climbed mountains in the western United States and Mexico, as well as Ayers Rock in Australia, the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the pyramid in Mexico City.
In 2019, Anne plans to be the oldest person to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, again to benefit children and youth through building her foundation. She continues to train by climbing Mummy Mountain daily with her little dog, as well as other mountains around Arizona. Just before going to Africa, she plans to spend time in Colorado to acclimate to a higher altitude and climb taller peaks. Anne comments, “If I combine my love of climbing mountains with my passion for helping kids, what could be better?”
1. Children and youth will be shown their options and given the tools to succeed.
2. Children and youth will be given financial literacy classes to prepare them for success and other classes in line with their interests.
3. Children and youth will be educated in health and fitness and be encouraged to engage in outdoor activities.
4. Children and youth will be supported in seeking higher education or vocational training as suited.
5. Children and youth will be given personal and/or career mentors to help them reach their goals.
6. Scholarships for music, business, and advanced education will be offered.
7. Successful children and youth will pay it forward as volunteers or with donations.
1. Founder and team will undertake various appropriate endeavors to gain attention and money for the Fund. Founder will set a new record in 2019 as the oldest person to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
2. Experts will be identified and acquired for marketing and publicity.
3. Funds will be audited carefully to inspire confidence in the fund and its projects.
4. Appropriate and necessary reports will be prepared, filed, and disseminated.
5. The World Record will be documented and publicized to gain favorable attention and support.
6. Founder will speak whenever appropriate to raise attention and funds.
7. DVDs of the documentary and other items will be available for sale to support the cause.
8. Work will continue in building green, community friendly storage units to provide ongoing funds.
9. Four teens will be sponsored for CEOSpace Teen Program annually with full scholarships.
Long Beach, CA
Melanie Washington is someone who experienced God and speaks of God to each and every one of us, especially those of us who despise ourselves, despise the Bible and have given up on ourselves. She speaks to those of us who are struggling through the grudges we hold, especially in areas that are very hurtful and hard to touch, areas with the most painful scars. Through sharing her personal experience of forgiving the unforgivable such as the murder of her dearest loved ones and sexual abuse from different family members, she has been an open book. With regal grace, Melanie speaks from her heart with complete vulnerability and authenticity while sharing her real experience of wrestling with God. It can be easily related by each and every one of us. Whether you are struggling with something that you can’t forgive, trying to hide it or pretend that you have already forgiven, listening to Melanie will give you the courage and power to face yourself and confront what you have not forgiven. You will find the power to truly forgive and have the freedom to truly live and love.
Melanie Washington leads a ministry for youth in prison by inspiring them to forgive and love themselves and experience the forgiveness and love of God. Her ministry is called Mentoring A Touch from Above. It means that the true mentoring is through knowing God and experiencing God as love. She speaks at churches and in youth organizations throughout the world, inspiring everyday people to forgive, to live, and to love.
Quoria Foundation’s project — Math4ALL — is math practice software that will be accessible in 95 languages — the languages spoken by over 99% of the English language learners (ELLs) in U.S. schools. ELLs are America’s least-educated student population. Research informs us that they need educational content in their native languages to help them stay on pace with their English-speaking peers. In the absence of that content, far too many fall behind and stay behind.
The problem of educating these students is national and systemic. Los Angles Unified has 91 languages spoken by its students. The schools in New York City have 159 languages. Teachers across this nation are in desperate need of a solution.
Math4ALL represents a new genre of educational technology we call “massively multilingual.” The goal is help level the academic playing field for ELLs by enabling them to improve their math skills from their first day of school. Math4ALL can help mainstream ELLs with little or no educator oversight.
It’s a powerful, research-based math tool at the core of STEM (the U.S. Department of Education’s focus on improving education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Math4ALL’s content ranges from kindergarten level up to pre-algebra.
Also, Math4ALL will have an assessment module that will give teachers visibility on what their students know and don’t know.
Math4ALL is based on an award-winning math practice software program that was chosen for use in all Sylvan Learning centers in North America. That product was created by Quoria’s founder. Now, Quoria is creating a superior version of that software, adding 94 languages, and making it available for free.
Quoria will begin a pilot of Math4ALL in Oakland Unified School District on June 18, 2018. This version of Math4ALL will be accessible in 25 of the 53 languages spoken by Oakland’s students.
Our goal is to expand the pilot to other school districts, add features to Math4ALL, and add math content.
Please donate to Quoria to support the development and expansion of this revolutionary new math product that will help some of America’s most underserved children. Thank you!
Mountain View, CA
Science education in the US is sorely lacking, especially at the elementary school level. Only 37% of 4th graders scored at or above proficient nationwide in science and the achievement gap between Whites and underrepresented minorities is 45-50 points; the gap between high- and low- income students is 30 points.
These achievement gaps begin in kindergarten and persist at least until 8th grade, proving how critical early intervention is for these students (http://bit.ly/scigapsbeginearly). Teachers spend less time on science than they have in the past, they are ill prepared to teach science, and don’t have enough resources to do so (WestEd 2013).
Science is Elementary is unique. We provide a turnkey solution to help schools and districts build capacity for high quality science education through implementation focused professional development for teachers coupled with engaging, hands-on, thought provoking, science experiments for students.
Our vision is that All children realize science is awesome and use its principles to better their lives and our mission is to effect systemic change in elementary school science education by teaching students, training teachers, and engaging the scientific community.
We have two programs: a direct service in-class program for students and a professional development program for teachers. Our In-class program offers monthly 90-minute lessons in elementary classrooms (TK-5th) during the school day, teaching scientific reasoning through hands-on experiments in physical science and engineering. Lessons are taught by scientists and engineers with deep classroom experience. Students show gains of 85% in content acquisition and and increase of 50%-100% in positive attitudes to science. Our professional development program focuses on how to teach rigorous science and engineering, and scientific reasoning, integrated with English literacy. Teachers increase their science teaching by 50% and 90% report increased confidence.
To date, we’ve impacted over 10,000 students and their teachers and have trained 1,000 scientists and engineers to serve as mentors.
Our goal is to double our program in the next two years, both locally and nationally.
United States of America
We Help Underprivileged Kids in Latin America become Entrepreneurs Using their Local Resources.
At Wisdom for Kids, we pride ourselves with our relentless dedication to our primary mission of helping underprivileged kids in Latin America become entrepreneurs by using their local resources.
The Foundation is made up of volunteers, called Angels, that:
Identify pockets of kids in need that are in depressed areas
Group the kids into two different age groups
Look for a place to gather with all those kids – with their parents-, in the largest number possible
Deliver one 2 hour session on Entrepreneurship every week to the kids – New groups every week are a priority –
Find two additional Angels to be responsible for
Onboard and trains them to do the same
The two-hour training sessions are conducted with the highest energy levels and motivation in order to inspire the kids. Music, dance, games, physical activities, and storytelling are just some of the techniques that are being used. The sessions inspire the kids to become entrepreneurs using easily accessible resources, with the support of their parents.
The goal of Wisdom for Kids is to Change Latin America through their children:
81 Million kids living in poverty today, which makes up almost 51% of all children in Latin America
22 Million of them have almost no access to drinking water at all
In rural areas,
3 out of 4 kids live in poverty (in urban areas, only 1 out of 4)
90% of indigenous populations are poor
The higher the number of children per home is, the more poverty they’re subjected to.
Contact: Angel RIBO, CEO
Phone number: +1 469 412 6355
To help underserved youth become self-sufficient through technology and sports programs.