CHILDREN BEYOND OUR BORDERS INC

Education = Empowerment. Add yourself to the equation.

aka CBOB   |   Gainesville, FL   |  www.chbob.org

Mission

MISSION Our mission is to work to eliminate barriers to education and provide a foundation for quality of life improvements for vulnerable children at home and in Latin America. We do this by providing: 1. Academic support and mentoring support through workshops, tutoring services and college prep for all children in grades K-12. 2. Monthly Health Clinics and Health Fairs that aim to mitigate health-related needs of vulnerable children and their families. 3. Funding scholarships for college students in Colombia and guiding them with implementation of a service project in their community. VISION Every child, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race, gender, or sexual orientation deserves a proper education and access to health care. Our vision is to ensure every

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Maria Eugenia Zelaya

Main address

PO Box 6228

Gainesville, FL 32627-6228 USA

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EIN

20-8370884

NTEE code info

Vocational Technical (B30)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Bound for Peace

Bound for Peace is a service trip program that sends volunteers to areas in poverty stricken, developing countries such as Colombia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. Trips are offered in six locations (Medellin, Colombia; Barranquilla, Colombia; Ibague, Colombia; Managua, Nicaragua; Quito, Ecuador) where volunteers can work with already established organizations that grant useful tools helpful for cultural immersion. Volunteers provide educational resources and close relationships that encourage youth to build a life outside of the daily cycle of violence and poverty. Volunteers will be taken on an unforgettable adventure to become part of a movement that empowers children to pursue an education and break the cycle of violence and poverty in Colombia, Nicaragua, & Ecuador. Our focus on cultural immersion, education, and social venture is where volunteers gain substantial growth in rewriting the future of these children. The interactive workshops curriculum empowers children with topics like character development, self-care, and leadership that infuses volunteers with knowledge about new cultures and the living habits of the population along with the passion to bring their experiences back to their home communities and spread awareness. 2016 Service trips are offered in the Spring and Summer with affordable prices ranging from about $1,215.00 to $1,800.00. Bound for Peace strives to continue the mission of CBOB with hands on experience in the areas we serve.
substantial growth in rewriting the future of these children.

Population(s) Served

IAMCBOB is our scholarship program for students who wish to attend college. Students who demonstrate a strong desire to acquire a higher level of education, we provide an all-expenses paid ride to college. These students must be motivated to work to their best and fullest capacity while in school and to also give back to their communities by participating in civic engagement activities.

Contributing to the I am CBOB scholarship program provides motivated students an all expenses paid college education, and in exchange they act as service leaders to empower other youth to solve problems in their own communities.

As the country with one of the highest internal displacement rates in the world, Colombia is marred by horrible social injustices every day. Your contributions are not merely monetary, they are signals of hope. By contributing any amount, you are sending the message to these youth that they matter... that they are cared for. You are motivating them to become better citizens to their community and better ambassadors of education.

There are endless testimonials from our children filled with words of gratitude, optimism and happiness. Words that no longer express hope but determination. They have wished and hoped for a helping hand and support system to help knock down those obstacles of social injustice, poverty and internal displacement that one day held them from even considering becoming leaders and professionals. Now they have an even stronger voice and will to fight for what they and every child deserves; a proper education. Read what our scholars have to say about their personal stories of how Children Beyond Our Borders has impacted their lives. Learn about their passion for helping their community and for more students to have the same change in their live they are receiving at the moment .

Population(s) Served

Children Within Our Borders takes the mission of CBOB and brings it back to local communities with at risk youth affected by social injustices and poverty. Essentially, Children Within Our Borders takes our three main objectives from the Bound for Peace service program and utilizes these concepts to help children thrive to be the best version of themselves. We believe that stimulating workshops, vital life skills, and tutoring can grant proper stability to a child and allow a future that breaks all boundaries, and most importantly, restrictive borders. In our CWOB program, we also provided 4 Health Fair per year in the city of Alachua, Florida in partnership with Equal Access Clinics. In Orlando, our UCF CBOB Chapter holds tutoring session three times a week and works with UCF Medical School to provide educational workshops for their clinics.

Population(s) Served

Children Beyond Our Borders Inc. has four student chapters located at state universities across Florida. Student chapters include a student executive board and members who work to raise awareness about social injustice, displacement, and poverty surrounding children in other communities. These chapters also bring together college students who share similar interests in sustaining youth, service, nonprofit management, peace relations, and Latin American countries. Students aim to fundraise for projects and service trips offered by CBOB’s other program Bound for Peace. Currently, there are three active chapters at the University of Central Florida, University of Florida, and Florida State University. Children Beyond Our Borders is working to finalize our institution of the fourth student chapter at Florida International University.

Population(s) Served

The Volunteer Internship program invites volunteers to get hands on experience with Children Beyond Our Borders to help change the life of a child. Volunteers are encouraged through our various positions to apply their practical experience and implement life skills for a passionate experience. Our goals include networking, hands on experience, and valuable life skills for the future. It is through our internship program that students and volunteers can learn about various career fields such as Public Relations, Community Outreach, Grant writing, Graphic Design and many others. By participating in the VIP program volunteers can gain practical experience and apply your academic skills to a real-world job in the non-profit field.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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IAMCBOB
Strategic Goals:
Expand opportunities based on the aspirations of young people either university, vocational school or secondary school, etc.
Promote the registration forms for the college youth of Colombia, Nicaragua and Ecuador
Increase donors and supporters
Increase the IAMCBOB Scholars and mentors with:
Application to IAMCBOB
Increase community work
Review of the contract, sign
Assessment Tracking monthly project executed
final evaluation carried out during the semester.

Bound for Peace
Strategic goals
Goal 1: Emphasis on grants. Increase grants
programs and to pay staff (psychologists, teachers, providing
Bookkeeping) in-kind (snacks, materials, etc.)
Goal 2: Work with young people in NH and I am CBOB to promote programs and pick funds
Goal 3: Expand to other cities and countries for 2016 have a total of 8 trips.
Goal 4: Annual event to celebrate the triumphs of the anions of CBOB will be held the weekend in all countries, Ecuador, Nicaragua,Colombia and USA.
Goal 5: Increase the number of donors, and that every child has a mentor to support studies IAMCBOB.

Determine budget for salaries, pay increases, and bonuses.
Create an environment for Motivation
Train and explain PFP, make sure all questions are answered. Create and open door policy for all staff and their corresponding leaders.
Work with current volunteer managers to determine the performance criteria and standards.
Increase Competition by making sure they see the results in their PFP
Showcase work and stats as an organization regularly
Create and maintain Expectancy on track.
Determine when these goals will need to be reached as well as determine when outstanding work will be rewarded
Supervisory Leverage
Make sure all supervisors explain ratings to all employees and maintain constant communication with all departments. Have monthly meetings and encourage identifying the personnels strength and weaknesses and being open to improvement.

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CHILDREN BEYOND OUR BORDERS INC

Board of directors
as of 09/16/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Marcus Leyva


Board co-chair

Tatiana Paz

John Lipkin

Master program in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University

Maria Grillo

Industrial & Labor Relations Cornell University

Lisa Guerrero

University of Florida School of Psychology

Gina Castana

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Paolo Arturo

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Danny Alvarez

Florida International University

Allison Hoyle

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Taryn Devereaux

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Diana Montoya-Williams

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Brendan Williams

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Natalia Torres

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