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Center for Global Initiatives, Inc.

Open-Sourcing Humanitarian Intervention

aka C.G.I.   |   Chicago, IL   |  http://CenterForGlobalInitiatives.org

Mission

The mission of the Center for Global Initiatives is to create self-sustaining programs that improve access to healthcare in underserved communities throughout the world.

Ruling year info

2008

Founding Director

Dr. Chris Stout

Main address

120 LaSalle Street 38th Floor

Chicago, IL 60602 USA

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EIN

20-8879339

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

AIDS (G81)

Management & Technical Assistance (G02)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The mission of the Center for Global Initiatives is to help in the creation of self-sustaining programs that improve access to healthcare in underserved communities throughout the world.

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?

THRIVE: Tanzanian Health & Resilience Initiative Valuing Education

Tanzania: THRIVE: Tanzanian Health & Resilience Initiative Valuing Education The we co-founded a kindergarten in 2005 and are expanding our scope in THRIVE. We are using education as a basis for developing resilience of the orphans as well as those providing healthcare in the neighboring clinic/hospital. We are developing programs for local nursing students and orphan children in collaboration with local doctors, nurses, and staff. We have a particular focus on counseling to people with HIV infection and AIDS in Moshi. The ages of children are between 3 to 12 years. The name of the hospital is Huruma Designated Hospital and is in Kilimanjaro Region in Rombo District. The Primary illness of patients in our hospital are Malaria, T.B, Pneumonia, Immunosupression, Diabetes, and Hypertension. Volume is >400 patients annually.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Awards

International Humanitarian Award 2004

American Psychological Association

Humanitarian Award 2006

Illinois Psychological Association

Humanitarian Award 2008

Psychologists for Social Responsibility

Affiliations & memberships

American Psychological Association 2007

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 youth who plan to attend post-secondary education

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

Children and youth

Related Program

THRIVE: Tanzanian Health & Resilience Initiative Valuing Education

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We paid school fees for these students.

Provision of medical equipment

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

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

THRIVE: Tanzanian Health & Resilience Initiative Valuing Education

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Provision of an ambulance, US$30,000 in 2019

Reduction of morbidity and mortality

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

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

THRIVE: Tanzanian Health & Resilience Initiative Valuing Education

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Number treated for malaria whose medication care we paid for (2016). Various illnesses and conditions in later years.

Aid in transition from kindergarten to primary education.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

THRIVE: Tanzanian Health & Resilience Initiative Valuing Education

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

40 kindergarten children were able to join primary school.

Aid in children going to kindergarten.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

THRIVE: Tanzanian Health & Resilience Initiative Valuing Education

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

21 new students were able to be registered into the kindergarten.

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.

Conceptually, we see the problem we address as healthcare services, sciences, systems, education, and research all suffer from disconnections — globally and locally, biologically and behaviorally, training and practice. Health inequities are global in scale; however it is the Center's philosophy to successfully address these injustices through multiple, smaller scale projects, with a coordinated focus and outcome accountability.

Until now, there has not been a truly integrated Center that is at once mindful of all the complex aspects of global health inequities while also focused on small, outcomes oriented projects that are agile, responsive, and empowering in clinical, training, and research domains. It is the goal of the Center to "To change the world, one patient at a time." We tend to work in places where if we were not operating, there would be no services.

Generally we do this by:
1. Serving as an incubator for new initiatives that creatively solve health care inequities throughout the world.
2. Acting as a collaborator with individuals and organizations in developing and launching projects that address the needs of medically impoverished populations.
3. Functioning as a facilitator in directing public and private resources towards programs aimed at improving health.
4. Working as an educator to provide new information and tools to empower others.

The Most Unique Aspects of the Center
1. We serve as a "hothouse" for new projects. We help to nurture, grow, and launch them until self sustaining.
2. After a project has taken hold, we will continue to serve as pro bono consultants as long as necessary, along with fulfilling any other needs—materials, medicines, case consultation, introductions...
3. 95% of our projects are the result of being invited to do the work. When we are not a good fit, we recommend a more suitable organization.
4. As best we can, depending on the project, we seek to blend primary care, behavioral health and public health into an ultimately self-sustaining, outcomes accountable, culturally consonant result.

This past year has been a busy one:
We continue to curate and build out a one-of-a-kind free resource in our continuing efforts to Open-Source Humanitarian Intervention.

Our Facebook Group continues to grow and feature current events and free training and resources.

I published the following LinkedIn Top Voices articles:
• The Sting of Moral Clarity
• A New Tool for the Humanitarian Emergency Medical Kit
• Effective Altruism: Charlie Bresler on How to Amplify Your Impact
• Virtuewashing versus True Altruism: The Rise of Grassroots Philanthropy (Pulitzer Nominated for Editorial Writing)

Our LinkedIn Newsletter, Tools for Change, has grown to more than 150,000 subscribers, please sign-up!

Our Fellowship and Certificate Programs in Humanitarian Intervention continue.

We are in the midst of signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Psychology Department of Azerbaijan State University of Economics or Azərbaycan Dövlət İqtisad Universiteti Cənubi Qafqaz in collaboration with the Consortium for Humanitarian Intervention.

We are also proud to announce that we are expanding our research and resource work in psychology and global health advocacy, practice, and education to now include aspects of climate change. This will be in support of both the American Psychological Association’s work and the World Health Organization’s work in this important area, globally.

We interviewed some amazing humanitarians and had some great guests on our podcast, Living a Life in Full, be sure to tune-in!

Financials

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Operations

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

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Center for Global Initiatives, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/05/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Dale Galassie

No affiliation, retired Director Health Depratment

Dan Roller, PsyD

Private Practice

Dale Galassie, MA, MA

Director Lake Co. Health Dept, ret.

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/1/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/01/2019

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.