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International Child Advancement

Empower Educate Elevate

Amherst, NY   |  www.childadvancement.org

Mission

Our mission is to empower underserved children to become self-sufficient through education, vocational training, and mentoring.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder & Executive Director

Evelyn Kessler

Main address

P.O. Box 1788

Amherst, NY 14226 USA

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EIN

81-3164345

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Educational Sponsorship Program

In many countries, K-12 public schools are fee-based, making education out of reach for orphans and children from poor families. Our goal is to provide this basic human right to underserved children.

Sending a child to school comes at a low cost of $180 per year for Elementary School and $210 per year for Secondary School. An additional expense of $60 per child covers uniform and school supplies.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Through this vocational training program, students gain computer skills opening up job opportunities for them, making it easier to complete their assignments, helps them stay up to date with technological advances, allows them to communicate, helps in better record keeping and makes transactions more convenient.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, it is common to have clothing custom made as opposed to purchasing fast fashion. The Sewing program teaches students to become fashion designers - they learn to sketch fashion designs, patternmaking and sewing. They also learn how to service a client from start to finish and how to run their own Tailor Shop.

Students who have completed the program either gain employment or start their own business, allowing them to make an income and provide for their personal needs.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Children enrolled in the agriculture program learn how to raise crop which is used for their nutritional needs and skills gained provide them with experience they can leverage during their job search. Surplus crop will be sold to produce revenue; revenue that will be reinvested into the program and applied towards the children's needs.

Population(s) Served

Every year we partner with a local financial institution to host a financial literacy session during our back-to-school drive educating refugee, immigrant and underserved children on the basics of banking, budgeting, and financial planning.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescents

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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International Child Advancement

Board of directors
as of 02/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Aimiamia Amadasu-McCray

Citi

Aimiamia Amadasu-McCray

Joelle Joseph

James Jackson

Jacqueline Laing

Scott Hameister

Silvia Johnston

Lembe Tayilo

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/20/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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