Educational Institutions

Hearts For Love Worldwide Inc

Cottonwood, AZ

Mission

Hearts For Love Worldwide's mission is to assist in changing the lives of those living in poverty in Kenya. Our goal through education is to empower poor communities in Kenya through education, emotional, and financial support designed to serve men, women, and children.

Ruling Year

2008

Principal Officer

Lory Jacobs

Main Address

989 S. Main St A-122

Cottonwood, AZ 86326 USA

Keywords

Children, Economic Development, Education, Poverty, Health, Volunteerism

EIN

20-8921691

 Number

3635189280

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Our programs

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Our Results

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Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

Each year we only have these number of students that are at the grade level to graduate. Each student who should be graduating did complete their secondary education with passing marks.

Number of students demonstrating responsible behaviors and work habits

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Population(s) served

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In 2015 - 7 students enrolled and each one demonstrated responsible behaviors and excelled to their potential. 2016 we now have 25 students in our program. In 2013 we had to discontinue 2 students.

Number of students receiving personal instruction and feedback about their performance

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Population(s) served

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All students 7 enrolled students receive tuition instruction to help in difficult subjects and Term feedback on their report cards, followed with review letters.

Number of students at or above a 90% attendance rate

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

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All 7 students enrolled in 2015 had perfect attendance.

Number of parents/guardians engaged in student activities

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

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All parents/guardians were engaged with student activities during the 2015 school year.

Number of students enrolled

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

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Context notes

2015 we had 7 students enrolled. 2016 we have now enrolled total 25 students. Better to measure in the next year.

Number of students who have obtained employment within 6 months of graduation from either secondary level education or acquired university degree.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

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Each student that finished their education with our program so far has been able to acquire employment or casual labor within 6 months of leaving school.

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our organization's goals are to continue to offer the opportunity for children that are orphaned, vulnerable and those living in extreme poverty to reach their dreams of continuing education. We believe that when we are consistent in our endeavors, hands on with our guidance, and personable with our service to the students, their families, and the school/teachers involved in the program everyone can be successful. Our aim is to show the way out of poverty through education.

Strategy for success is simple! If you can't measure it, you can't manage it so we opt to stay smaller in nature so that we can spend ample time with each child. Families are included in the process, along with the schools and teachers. We travel yearly at our own expense as volunteers to visit with the children in the program. Each child is monitored to make sure that all measures are taken to help them to succeed. We have a counselor on staff in Kenya to work with each student during school break times to ensure that they are doing well emotionally and mentally. We teach, support, motivate, and encourage each child to do their best. We guide them realistically so that the goals that they choose as they move into adulthood can bring them to a place in life that they will be safe and free from the struggles of poverty. We hold each student, their parent/guardian, schools they attend, and their teachers accountable and responsible for their success by staying in touch several times a year when not in the country to monitor hands on.

To be consistently capable in meeting our goals funds need to be more readily available. At times making ends meet can be challenging. Ongoing is always looking for avenues to raise funds and we try to do this with social media fund raising, marketing, offering products for sale and become affiliated with such companies as AmazonSmile now.

Because we monitor each and every student throughout the year we know that our programs are being successful because students are successful. In the last 8 years those students that have gone through our program and graduated from secondary level education have gone on to higher level education for career degrees. Some have sought out diploma programs, found employment, and began businesses. At this time we have 4 students in University seeking 2 and 4 year degrees. HFLW has continually followed the progress of each one of those that have moved on from our program, always being available to them and mentoring as needed. We have a 98% success rate with those students we have worked with in the last 8 years. The total number of students we have assisted since 2008 are 43. As we make progress we find other organizations in Kenya that have asked to use our education program as a model, which also tells us we are doing something right!

We have accomplished putting in place a great outline of what our Education Program is and can be in order to help students in Kenya. We find ourselves making adjustments when needed as things change year to year. Times warrant change in order to keep up with those demands of the school system in Kenya, but yet we lend a great deal of knowledge to help the schools themselves encourage and motivate their students to do better overall. What we haven't done so far is to grow and be able to accommodate more students. Remaining small is a key factor but once we feel that things are running at optimum we would like to increase what we do, by incorporating new and different ideas for our students, and of course increasing the number of students we assist especially those in secondary and college level. This age group seems to be forgotten.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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