Asylum Access – www.asylumaccess.org
Asylum Access challenges the barriers that prevent refugees from living safely, moving freely, and gaining employment and, for children, going to school. It does this through legal empowerment and policy advocacy. It currently works in Malaysia, Mexico, and Thailand to release refugees from detention, help them obtain asylum and ensure they can safely rebuild their lives. Recently, the policy work of Asylum Access was instrumental in ending the detention of migrant children in Mexico and Thailand. In addition, Asylum Access works with other NGOs to advance similar outcomes worldwide.
We like this non-profit because of its rights-based approach to supporting refugee families and because of its work to change policies that affect millions of refugee children worldwide.
CAMFED – www.camfed.org
The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) tackles poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed. CAMFED works in partnership with governments and communities, investing in girls and women in the poorest rural districts in sub-Saharan Africa. CAMFED not only supports them through school, but also on to new lives as entrepreneurs and community leaders. More than 2.6 million children in sub-Saharan Africa have been supported to go to school to date.
We like this organization because of its strong alumnae network which supports girls like a family as they pursue their educational journey.
Child Aid – child-aid.org
Child Aid’s mission is to transform how literacy skills are taught in public primary schools in Guatemala. It focuses on rural villages where illiteracy disproportionately affects indigenous Maya people, especially women, and targets early grades where education has the largest impact on literacy and overall life chances. It trains teachers through workshops and one-on-one classroom coaching, and provides Spanish-language grade-appropriate books. In 2018, Child Aid is serving 91 schools and 846 teachers who work with 17,766 students.
We like this non-profit for its training and support for local, indigenous teachers and its respect for local culture.
Nepal Youth Foundation – www.nepalyouthfoundation.org
Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF) is a U.S. based non-profit organization that works to provide Nepal’s most impoverished children with what should be every child’s birthright: freedom, health, shelter, and education. Over 66,000 adults have benefited from our awareness and education programs in health, nutrition and children’s rights. Since 1990, Nepal Youth Foundation has provided programs for over 50,000 children and youth. Over 66,000 adults have benefited from our awareness and education programs in health, nutrition and children’s rights.
We like this non-profit for its holistic approach to caring for children.
OneSky – www.onesky.org
We like this organization for its bold partnerships with government, its commitment to local sustainability, and its focus on the life-changing role of quality care in a child’s life.
Nurse Family Partnership –
Nurse-Family Partnership transforms the lives of vulnerable, low-income women in the U.S. who are first-time mothers, and their children. It provides voluntary, free home visits by trained nurses beginning in pregnancy and sustained until the child is two years old. The goal is to end the cycle of poverty – one woman, one child, one family, one community at a time. Nurse-Family Partnership has served more than 280,000 families nationwide since its founding.
We like this non-profit for its commitment to practices based on evidence showing that babies and moms derive long-term health, education and economic benefits from their participation.
Partners In Health – www.pih.org
Partners In Health (PIH) is a global health organization that is committed to improving the lives of poor and marginalized people by providing a quality comprehensive model of health care that includes the benefits of modern medicine, access to food, transportation, and housing – all key components of healing. Refusing to accept that any life is worth less than another, their model is one of accompaniment and accountability. PIH makes long-term commitments to the people they serve in 11 countries around the world, working closely with the community, national governments, and other partners to ensure strong, comprehensive, community-based health care systems are in place for the long run.
We like this organization for its commitment to providing quality healthcare to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens.
Polaris – www.polarisproject.org
Polaris is leading a data-driven social justice movement to fight sex and labor trafficking at the massive scale of the problem – 25 million people worldwide deprived of the freedom to choose how they live and work. For more than a decade, Polaris has assisted thousands of victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, helped ensure countless traffickers were held accountable, and built the largest known U.S. data set on actual trafficking experiences. With the guidance of survivors, they use that data to improve the way trafficking is identified, how victims and survivors are assisted, and how communities, businesses and governments can prevent human trafficking by transforming the underlying inequities and oppressions that make it possible
We like this organization for its U.S. hotline which has played a role in identifying more than 25,000 trafficking survivors and connecting them to services.
Room to Read – www.roomtoread.org
Room to Read’s innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments, Room to Read has benefited 16.8 million children across 37,000 communities in 20 countries.
We like this organization because of its special focus on developing and using local language reading materials.
Save the Children – www.savethechildren.org
Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. It invests in childhood — every day, in times of crisis, and for the future. In 2017, support from Save the Children reached more than 155 million children in 120 countries, including nearly 237,000 here in the United States.
We like this organization because it provides a powerful safety net for children in need worldwide.