Education For All Foundation

Reaching Educational Equity

aka EFA   |   Irvine, CA   |  https://www.efaglobal.org

Mission

Education For All Foundation aims to impart meaningful and transformative lessons through a multicultural community of altruistic volunteers.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Alex Hu

Main address

73 Trailwood

Irvine, CA 92620 USA

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EIN

38-4128495

NTEE code info

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Despite the wisdom of our past leaders, education inequality is an underrepresented world issue in society. The lack of educational resources worldwide perpetuates the cycle of poverty by providing inadequate skills to millions of students. After becoming adults, these students lack the required skills to lift themselves out of poverty, thereby ending up impoverished. Mirroring their parents, they are unable to provide their own children with quality education and the cycle persists.

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?

English Teaching Operation

English is the language of global business, media, science, and the internet. Learning English is a valuable opportunity for Asian students in unfortunate circumstances to engage with the rest of the world and create opportunities for themselves. The ability to converse with another culture is a significant asset to both our students’ personal lives as well as their careers. EFA teaches online English classes at our partner schools with our specially designed curriculum and trained teachers. Classes are carried out via online classrooms and replace the local English lesson class block. Our curriculum teaches the students for the entirety of elementary school such that students gain highly competent English literacy skills by the time they graduate.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Underprivileged kids are more disadvantaged than simply lacking money. Most children do not have a parental figure to look up to and develop unhealthy habits and beliefs, leaving their future relationships and lifestyles destined to fail. The EDGE (Emotional Development Guarantees Excellence) Mentorship program will help underprivileged kids develop healthily by learning soft skills such as emotional management, ambition and leadership, which will provide an infinite amount of returns. Volunteers will be trained by certified psychiatric professionals to act as brotherly and sisterly figures towards elementary school students. Mentors and mentees will meet 1-on-1 once a week to emotionally connect, such that mentees don't have to navigate life alone. Mentors will also teach mentees important soft skills and life lessons to help mentees mature. The program will also provide academic scholarships of $125 USD to students.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Despite federal efforts, local governments in many parts of rural China frequently misuse funds, which results in a lack of funding for education. EFA ensures that our partner schools have the necessary resources in order to not only facilitate EFA’s English classes, but also to run other standard school classes. Thus, EFA donates stationery, technology, books, and much more so that our schools are supported. Donations are transferred through international wire transfers directly to partner schools, who then use the donation to exclusively purchase required education supplies.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

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 lessons taught

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

English Teaching Operation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric shows the number of English lessons taught to impoverished schools.

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

English Teaching Operation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric shows the number of underprivileged students EFA taught English lessons to.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric shows the amount that EFA raised from its donors.

Number of youth mentored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

EDGE Mentorship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric shows the number of left-behind children engaging in the EDGE Mentorship Program and EDGE Scholarship Fund

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric shows the number of volunteers permanently working at EFA.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

EDGE Mentorship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The total USD amount of student scholarships awarded by EFA.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Education For All Foundation (EFA) consists of a group of students who strongly believe in the merits of educational equity. The EFA team offers life-changing opportunities by helping others learn invaluable lessons. By engaging in EFA's English lessons and mentorship program, we aim to equip students with valuable mental assets of linguistic and soft skills that will guide them for the rest of their lives.

Our operations are designed to lift underprivileged students out of poverty by equipping them with English fluency and life skills. We are a group of youth who are deeply intrinsically motivated to create change in those students' lives. We aim to create long-term value in others' lives by incorporating our youthful optimism into our work.

EFA is run by its executive team and a diligent group of 100+ volunteers. Our teaching operation is constantly improved and adapted to our partnering schools. Our mentorship program is created by empathetic people who can teach life skills and be older brother/sister figures to children. Our passion for the children we serve enables us to find solutions to change their lives.

EFA has expanded to teaching at 7 schools in the Chinese provinces of Ningxia, Jiangxi, Inner Mongolia, and Chongqing. We are currently teaching weekly online English lessons over 500 underprivileged students who can use English fluency as an invaluable asset in their future.
EFA has started mentoring 8 left-behind children in our new mentorship program, with hopes of helping them learn life skills and develop into healthy adults.
EFA has raised over $12,500 USD and donated $5,000 USD to our partner schools and EDGE Scholarship Fund, while the rest of the funds diverted to operating expenses, with a large portion being saved for future projects.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the rural communities in Asian countries, namely China, India, Malaysia, and Kazakhstan. Within these rural communities live left-behind children who lost one or both of their parents and grow up financially, emotionally, and educationally impoverished. Our programs aim to empower these children to change their circumstances for themselves and their families by increasing job prospects and encouraging their passions to live life to the fullest.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Education For All Foundation

Board of directors
as of 6/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Alex Hu

Education For All Foundation

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Dyllan Liu

Education For All Foundation

Term: 2018 -

Hannah Jian

Education For All Foundation

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/8/2021,

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
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/08/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.