GLOBAL CONNECTIONS FOUNDATION

Connect Communities, Change Lives

aka Global Connections   |   Hamilton, NJ   |  www.gcfusa.org

Mission

Global Connections Foundation mission is to encourage, promote, and support programs that build global bridges of understanding among people of the world with the aim of preparing global citizens who are motivated to make the world a better and just place for everyone. GCF does this by providing meaningful service learning experiences to enrich global communities.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Dr. David M Angwenyi

Communications Director

Ellyn M Ito

Main address

132 Samdin Blvd

Hamilton, NJ 08610 USA

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EIN

47-5431105

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Global Connections Foundation is working on addressing the need of connecting communities through educational diplomacy programs that offer young people first hand exposure to new cultures in an effort to broaden their perspectives as well as develop their leadership potential.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Educational Diplomacy

Education Diplomacy program is aimed at building global bridges of understanding between different countries through global service learning programs that help improve living conditions of people across the world. Educational diplomacy provides students opportunities to do community service in their local communities and then partner with other students in another country where they work to implement a project to improve living conditions. GC-Foundation educational diplomacy program is focused on the Kenya Experience that is organized and managed by Global Connections Kenya.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of paid participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Diplomacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of paid participants for the Global Connections Educational Diplomacy Experience Program.

Total number of conferences held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Diplomacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Monthly conference seminars on educational diplomacy.

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Diplomacy

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Global Connections Website continues to grow as more people learn about our programs.

Number of participants in study abroad and exchange programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Diplomacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Kenya Trip Summer Programs.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Diplomacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The volunteers who have joined our board or helped with our fundraising efforts to ensure that our Educational Diplomacy are successful.

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Diplomacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Students or youth who have volunteered for at least one or more of events.

Hours of mentoring

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Diplomacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The total number of hours our programs have provided direct mentoring to students.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Global Connections Foundation goals include the following:
A. Build a culture of strong respect among youth from cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
B. Develop educational diplomacy skills for young people to guide their interaction with people from diverse backgrounds.
C. Foster healthy learning and growth that understands the importance of leading a health lifestyle.

Mentor sessions and programs that allow young people to participate in experiential learning.

A network of community leaders and experts in various fields has been tapped as volunteers. The foundation continues to develop a variety of fundraising programs to generate resources necessary to make it possible to run our programs.

We have not yet established our space where we can run our programs so at the moment we rent out spaces for our programs. Also, our reliance on the staff of volunteers limits the number of activities we are able to run full-scale.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GLOBAL CONNECTIONS FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 8/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. David Angwenyi

Experience Link Academy

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Ellyn Ito

David Angwenyi

Ellyn Ito

Sutinder Dhanjal

Shakira Muhammad

Lisa Wolff

James Misoka

David Sherwin

Lea Hopkins

David Otieno

Shazel Muhammad

Kevin Machine

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 01/06/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/06/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.