THE BIND INC

aka Wazenn Foundation   |   Newton, MA   |  www.wazennfoundation.org
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This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

We believe "Law is culture" and our mission is to share facts on basic laws that govern the constitution of a foreign country to empower students interested in pursuing education abroad.

Our events bring speakers from DOL (Department Of Labor), USCIS (United States Immigration Services), DHS (Department of Homeland Security), FDNS (Fraud Detection & National Security), EEC (Equal Employment Commission), American Chamber of Commerce, Police officers and few of the nation's best Immigration & Labor attorneys all in "1" panel for a Face 2 Face conversation with international students.

The goal of the non-profit is to help students who travel abroad for education BEFORE they land in troubles. Students need advice and guidance to take the customs and laws of a foreign country seriously and not fall into bad habits or create a negative record that might haunt them in a long run simply out of ignorance. Over 200 international students from China, India, Mauritius, Africa, Ethiopia etc has benefited from our events until now.

WHO WE SERVE
We serve students communities interested in pursuing education abroad. The foundation runs 2 programs: One for International Students in United States (U in the USA) and one for American students traveling abroad for education

International Students in USA
The program is designed to empower international students in United States on the basic federal, labor and immigration laws that govern the constitution of United States.

American Students Studying Abroad
Establish platform for students from United States interested in pursuing education abroad across Europe and Asia. These students need to know how the customs and law work for them. How to set up a business as an American in foreign country, how to generate financial revenue out of the culture they are interested to be a part of and impacts of local laws, policing etc. Fundamentally, understand the importance of globalization, and that it's not a threat but opportunity.

Notes from the nonprofit

We appreciate the time of all our partners and donors, and look forward to provide continued empowerment to the student and Immigrant community through our programs free of cost.

-Thankfully,
Wazenn, Nithesh
email: [email protected]
Mobile: (310) 998 - 7059

Ruling year info

2014

Chief Executive Officer

Nithesh Wazenn

Main address

1150 Walnut Street 2nd Floor

Newton, MA 02461 USA

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EIN

45-4647593

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Minority Rights (R22)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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International Students in the USA

The program is designed to empower international students in United States on the basic federal, labor and immigration laws that govern the constitution of United States.

Our events bring speakers from DOL (Department Of Labor), USCIS (United States Immigration Services), DHS (Department of Homeland Security), FDNS (Fraud Detection & National Security), EEC (Equal Employment Commission), American Chamber of Commerce, Police officers and few of the nation’s best Immigration & Labor attorneys all in "1" panel for a Face 2 Face conversation with international students

The goal of the non-profit is to help students who travel abroad for education BEFORE they land in troubles. Students need advice and guidance to take the customs and laws of a foreign country seriously and not fall into bad habits or create a negative record that might haunt them in a long run simply out of ignorance. Over 200 international students from China, India, Mauritius, Africa, Ethiopia etc has benefited from our events until now.

Population(s) Served

Establish platform for students from United States interested in pursuing education abroad across Europe and Asia. These students need to know how the customs and law work for them. How to set up a business as an American in foreign country, how to generate financial revenue out of the culture they are interested to be a part of and impacts of local laws, policing etc. Fundamentally, understand the importance of globalization, and that it’s not a threat but opportunity.

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Our events bring speakers from DOL (Department Of Labor), USCIS (US Immigration Services), DHS (Dep. of Homeland Security), FDNS (Fraud Detection & National Security), EEC , and Immigration attorneys

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International Student Organizations, Universities, Community Colleges, Attorneys and Government officials

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The goal of the non-profit is to help students who travel abroad for education BEFORE they land in troubles. Students need advice and guidance to take the customs and laws of a foreign country seriously and not fall into bad habits or create a negative record that might haunt them in a long run simply out of ignorance. Over 200 international students from China, India, Mauritius, Africa, Ethiopia etc has benefited from our events until now.
Many universities provide help to foreign students to maintain their student visa or an orientation program but once the student graduates most of the students have little to no idea on how law is a part of the culture they choose to live in. International students are unaware of the necessity to understand the law, the benefits and limitations of the legal system in a foreign country when you are an outsider and how to build a peaceful, and prosperous future with lawfulness.

Program: International Students in the USA

International student's enrollments in universities across the world has spiked. By 1950 approximately 35K students enrolled in study abroad programs as of compared to today over 800K students enrolled in various international universities, and community colleges. Universities pool in international students so they can pay full fees and boost profits for the school. International students have very few economic support systems apart from their family.

There are very minimal to no part time employment available for these students as they are not legally allowed to work outside the university campus. Also, these students have no understanding of legal impacts of their actions, and how federal, labor and other state laws work for a foreigner. Many students are first time graduates, or first to travel abroad and in many cases, even if they have an extend family members in the respective foreign countries the laws are constantly changing and it is important to know the benefits & Impacts of these laws directly from the respective government agencies.

Program: American Students Studying Abroad

It is more expensive "NOT" to study abroad. With raising tuition and competitive markets American students need to be more competitive and afford to get the necessary skill sets at a cheaper costs. We as Americans need to understand the benefit of globalization and perceive it as an opportunity, not as a threat. There are several American student assistance programs available to help students get scholarship and pursue education in Europe & Asia. (Refer to articles under WBA section). Our programs intend to empower American students with necessary help from American Chamber of Commerce, local police officers in the respective countries and attorneys who can advice the students on potential long term future in the respective country.

The preliminary problem is currently addressed through our events in which speakers from multiple US government agencies, labor & immigration attorneys have a Face 2 Face conversation with international students. Students have an opportunity to ask questions directly to the folks who are currently working for US Immigration services, labor department etc. Also, the folks from the government have an opportunity to meet the real people behind the paper work they were handling for years. Video recordings in our testimonials page will reflect the emotional impact on both the students and US government officials. http://wazennfoundation.org/portfolio/

I envision the solution in 3 phases
Phase 1
Right now, we need to hire 1 full time position immediately for communication & marketing. The position will maintain the social media pages, social media marketing and outreach. Also, be responsible for reaching out to potential universities and government entities across US with key responsibilities to establish partnership, schedule events and keep the foundation, and social media pages website updated. We want as many students and partners as possible across the globe to know of our foundation

Phase 2
One of the critical deliverable I wish to see is to generate multiple channels of economic support for student community. I intend to accomplish this through
•Partnering with the universities to hire students part time. Since these students are not allowed to work outside the universities they can only work through the university for an organization / foundation.
•Expanding the non-profit in Europe, and Asia.

Phase 3
World Beyond America (WBA): Establish platform for students from United States interested in pursuing education abroad across Europe and Asia. These students need to know how the customs and law work for them. How to set up a business as an American in foreign country, how to generate financial revenue out of the culture they are interested to be a part of and understand the importance of globalization, and that it's not a threat but opportunity.

Our events bring speakers from DOL (Department Of Labor), USCIS (United States Immigration Services), DHS (Department of Homeland Security), FDNS (Fraud Detection & National Security), EEC (Equal Employment Commission), American Chamber of Commerce, Police officers and few of the nation's best Immigration & Labor attorneys all in "1" panel for a Face 2 Face conversation with international students.

We have made it easier through video testimonials on of our website to understand the sheer impact our programs had on immigrant student community . The raw emotions shared between these 2 groups are also captured in event videos under "our programs" page for International students in the USA page.

As far as linguistic needs are concerned we were extremely lucky since the foundation serves only student base and all these students have to establish an acceptable of English knowledge proficiency through entrance examination such as TOEFL, IELTS etc. before being accepted in to schools. They are well spoken and easily communicate in English.

The foundation was built to address the concerns of students from various cultures and not pertaining to any one community since a foreign student is a foreign student irrespective of their cultural background. Immigration is a federal issue but culture does play some role in certain question areas from the students in Green Card process; for example students from India and China wants to know why the GC process for them takes longer than students from other undeveloped countries. Also, questions on lottery visa from students who came from remote villages etc.

Achievements!
•501 (C) (3) Status. (Exempt Org. # 454-647-593)
•Empowered over 200 international students
•Established partnerships with US gov. entities
•Expanded across 4 states: NYC, NJ, FL and CA

Long-Term Goals to Meet
. Expand in Europe and Asia
. Generate economic revenue
. Our ability to generate economic revenue to the student community

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THE BIND INC

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2019
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Board co-chair

Nithesh Wazenn


Board co-chair

Omar Qaudeer

OKQ Law

Term: 2012 -

Omar Qaudeer

Wazenn Foundation aka The Bind

Allen Sabo

Wazenn Foundation aka The Bind

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes