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International Ambassadress for Community Education&Development-Or

Iam-ced.org - Globally Helping Those in Need

Pacifica, CA   |  https://iam-ced.org

Mission

To help disadvantaged men, women and children around the world receive education and resources needed to live better lives.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are in dire needs in working on anyways possible to get the funding in order to keep up with our responsibilities to the people in needs around the world that we are helping right now. Any little thing to help turns into an enormous value to someone in need in a poor country.

Ruling year info

2009

President

Ms. Shalom Shio Cohn

Vice President

Ms. Machiko Malkah Conway

Main address

PO Box 692

Pacifica, CA 94044 USA

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EIN

26-1572567

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our main problem or concern is trying to get the needed and necessary funding in order to keep up with our responsibilities as an organization that truly cares in what we are really doing and establishing our good faith that can be recognized around the world as an organization who can get through all odds no matter what.

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?

Russia

IAM-CED.org discovered a non-profit organization in Russia named Rostok. Rostok is a charity that aims to integrate special needs children from orphanages in Russia back into society. The members of Rostok began their work in Belskoye Ustye orphanage in 2000. They registered the charity in January 2005 in order to implement a growing number of projects. Today, Rostok is made up of regional specialists: orphanage staff, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and others, all convinced that the Russian orphanage system needs to be reformed.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Foster and adoptive children
Orphans
Transitioning children

AM-CED.org provides support and supplies to help girls who are under the care of Wakisa Ministries in Uganda. Wakisa Ministries is a Christian organization that helps empower young people to achieve their life long objectives in Uganda. Our organization engaged with Wakisa Ministries to help send young women to St. Michael's High School and further their education. IAM-CED.org pays for their High School tuition and school supplies.

Population(s) Served
Young girls
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
People of African descent

IAM-CED.org seek to partner with local, non-governmental organizations that promote household-level permaculture and agroecology systems in Malawi through demonstration, education, outreach and advocacy.

The goal is to educate individuals and communities on how to improve nutrition, income generation and environmental health, in a country where 80% of the population are subsistence farmers.

Our collective vision is for all Malawian communities to have the ability and knowledge to creatively pursue their own path towards achieving food security and diversity, economic stability, and productive healthy environments.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
People of African descent
Young women
Heterosexuals

IAM-CED.org is currently working with a non-profit organization in Nepal named AZEN (Active Citizen Nepal). AZEN promotes citizenship, excellence and a new generation of fresh thinking and action. The "Zen" in AZEN symbolizes a universal thought that teaches awakening of the self.

At this moment, IAM-CED.org and AZEN are supporting girls education in the Mugu district of Nepal. Dr. Manju Thapa Tuladhar, in charge of this project for AZEN, met with our organization at the NCDD Conference in San Francisco, CA in August 2006. She has been associated with IAM-CED.org since that time and we look forward to providing more help in the coming years.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People of South American descent
Women and girls

IAM-CED.org is presently involved in a computer project in the Philippines :

Schools in Cebu, Philippines : We are continuing our support of children's education and also wish to expand our work to provide computers to the various schools in remote areas of the Philippines. So far to 1 of over 7,100 islands named Cebu.

Brett T. Conway is our Technical Director in the Philippines and iam-ced.org's webmaster. He permanently resides in Cebu with his family and has been living there for over 7 years and wishes to expand in providing more computers, books and clothing to the other islands as soon as Cebu is taken cared of first

Population(s) Served
Preteen girls
Young girls
Young women

You may know there are about 300,000 children and 2 million people living in the Fukushima prefecture in Japan today. At least 3% of the children have already developed thyroid cancer and 35% of children are reported to have some cysts, which may have been caused by the exposure to radiation.

Iam-ced.org together with Fukujidou also a NPO which foster care for infant, children and adolescents in Fukushima, Japan independently measure the radiation level of the children's homes. Even the low level of radiation could damage young children's health. Preventive measures, early stage detection & treatments are necessary. They provide various health care services for these children.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Grandparents

Iam-ced.org is helping a children's orphanage named Chua Loc Tho: Loc Tho Pagoda Orphanage, a Charity School in Vietnam. The children and the elderly are in search for hope and affection from anyone caring enough to understand their situation and what they are going through at the moment with a helping hand from others willing to help to get them back on their feet with proud and dignity.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
At-risk youth
At-risk youth
Men and boys
Girls
At-risk youth
Men and boys
Girls
Non-adult children

Lev Haolam is an organization that supports local Jewish business owners in Judea and Samaria who are suffering because of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Iam-ced.org's President Shalom Chon together with Lev Haolam gives the opportunity to support Jewish pioneers and their families through a Surprise Monthly Package Project. Members receive monthly packages filled with goods produced by the families and small businesses of Judea and Samaria.

Population(s) Served
Families
Jewish people

In India many children are hungry for food and in need of a safe place to sleep. Besides that they are also in need of a loving hug, a smile, a sense of belonging, an identity of their own, safety, and the most important of all 'Love'.

Susanne Eijlander, the founder of Beit Shalom and together with iam-ced.org, is helping Beit Shalom’s Mission, which is to rescue orphan children in India and restoring their childhoods by raising them to be good citizens and disciples. Beit Shalom is not just another home for unwanted children, but a family and believes that Every Child Deserves a Chance to Live!

Population(s) Served
Victims of crime and abuse
Victims of crime and abuse
Young adults
Women and girls
Victims of crime and abuse
Young adults
Women and girls
At-risk youth

Where we work

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.

Our goals are to help disadvantaged men, women and children around the world to have at least just the basic resources to live a happier life.

Grant making and to get more member donations through our website or by mail. Creating events to raise money. Selling of goods where majority of percentage rate goes back into our organization.

We have a great staff of volunteers who has the same mindset in helping others. A great President and Vice president who manages every stage of our staffs, volunteers, and members movement in moving forward.

Getting donations is a slow process which the help of our website technical director, hopefully can improve our stature on the internet.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Men, women and children from seven countries.

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Susanne Eijlander, the founder of Beit Shalom in India and together with iam-ced.org, is helping Beit Shalom’s Mission, which is to rescue orphan children in India and restoring their childhoods by raising them to be good citizens and disciples.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Instead of strangers, they became friends.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

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Board of directors
as of 05/30/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Shalom Cohn

INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADRESS FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION&DEVELOPMENT-OR

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Ms. Machiko Conway

INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADRESS FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION&DEVELOPMENT-OR

Term: 2001 - 2022

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 5/30/2022

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
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/20/2022

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Data
  • 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 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.