Education

Hands for Africa

They say "Diamonds are forever," but Hands for Africa says human lives and human limbs aren't. Consider Maria, an 8-month-old baby girl in Sierra Leone. In an act of unfathomable cruelty, her arm was hacked off by the "rebel" terrorists of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). The RUF mob sought to impose its will on Sierra Leone by chopping off thousands of civilian hands, feet and ears. Thousands more people have simply been slaughtered and left to rot in village streets.

Address: 
14511 Franklin Ave. Suite 200
Tustin, CA 92780
United States
First Name: 
Solomon
Last Name: 
Gerber
Position: 
Executive Director
Phone Number: 
714.426.2245
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
International

One Million Lights

One Million Lights’ mission is to improve the daily lives of children and adults by providing clean and healthy lighting. Our goal is to distribute one million (1,000,000) solar lights to replace dangerous and polluting kerosene lamps.

Address: 
PO Box 444
Palo Alto, CA 94032
United States
First Name: 
Anna
Last Name: 
Sidana
Position: 
Founder and CEO
Phone Number: 
650-387-3150
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
International

First Place for Youth

The mission of First Place is to help foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood.

First Place for Youth pioneered four innovative programs designed to defy negative statistics among former foster youth by providing an innovative mix of:

permanent housing with a graduated subsidy
employment training and job development
education assessment and support
transformative emotional support and community building

Address: 
426 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
First Name: 
Claudia
Last Name: 
Miller
Position: 
Director of Foundation and Corporate Investments
Phone Number: 
(510) 272-0979
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local

Boys Hope Girls Hope

The mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco Bay Area is to help academically capable and motivated children in need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities, and education through college.

Address: 
P.O. Box 347359
San Francisco, CA 94134
United States
First Name: 
Suzanne
Last Name: 
Palmer
Position: 
Executive Director
Email: 
spalmer@bhgh.org
Phone Number: 
(415) 657-9302
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local

Casa de Sara

Casa de Sara provides education and healthcare to Hispanic and Indigenous children in the Americas.

Give a child an education and you give him or her a future. Give a child a future and you have changed the future of the world.

To establish and manage new schools, provide supplemental educational programs, create job opportunities for local staff, provide scholarships, and conduct periodic healthcare clinics for students and their surrounding communities.

Address: 
P.O. Box 30306
Knoxville, TN 37930
United States
First Name: 
Ally
Last Name: 
Ketron
Position: 
Assistant Director
Phone Number: 
(865) 690-3323
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
International

Riekes Center

The Riekes Center is a nonprofit that exists for the life enhancement of each student, offering leading-edge, multi-disciplinary programs in Athletic Fitness, Creative Arts and Nature Awareness, in an environment of integrity, empathy and respect, where all students, goals and interests are equally important, regardless ability to pay or perform.

Address: 
3345 Edison Way
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States
First Name: 
Peter
Last Name: 
Giordano
Position: 
Main Contact
Phone Number: 
408-482-3422
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local
Organization Video: 
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College Track

College Track's afterschool programs work to increase high school graduation, college enrollment, and college graduation rates among low-income high school students. College Track works to close the achievement gap and create college-going cultures for under-resourced students. College Track actively engages students from the summer before 9th grade through college graduation.

First Name: 
Maria
Last Name: 
Rangel
Position: 
Development Associate
Phone Number: 
510-207-6101
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local
Location: 
National

buildOn

buildOn breaks the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Our mission is to enhance education and empower youth in the US to make a positive difference in their communities while helping people of developing countries increase their self-reliance through education.

First Name: 
Catarina
Last Name: 
Schwab
Position: 
Vice President of Development
Phone Number: 
(415)399-2822
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local

Journeys Within Our Community

Journeys Within Our Community strives to reduce poverty levels, increase educational and economic opportunities and empower supporters and beneficiaries to inspire ongoing social change.

Address: 
11200 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161
United States
First Name: 
Nicola
Last Name: 
Ball
Position: 
Managing Director
Phone Number: 
+855 977-28-1979
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
International

Advancement for Rural Kids

Advancement for Rural Kids improves the education and health of children in impoverished rural areas in developing countries by collaborating with empowered communities and developing innovative solutions. ARK's $15/student/year, community-led, locally-sourced and nutritious school lunch program keeps kids in school, fights hunger and malnutrition, enables students to excel academically, and supports other programs.

Address: 
6 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
United States
First Name: 
Ayesha
Last Name: 
Vera-Yu
Position: 
Main Contact
Phone Number: 
(917) 488 3120
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
International