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LOVE AT WORK MINISTRIES INC

Building Better Lives for Children

Carmel, IN   |  www.lawmglobal.com

Mission

We are an international 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of children and families living in urban slums through integrated programs in the areas of education, housing, health and nutrition, economic opportunity, spiritual and social development. We are committed to serve and partner with people in need, regardless of religion, ethnicity or gender.​

Ruling year info

2009

Co-Founder and Chairman

Larry Prible

Co-Founder and Director Emeritus

Carole Prible

Main address

P.O. Box 669 % Larry R Prible

Carmel, IN 46082 USA

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EIN

26-4824660

Cause area (NTEE code) info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Children In Crisis: This is a pivotal time for our communities. We have unfinished business when it comes to our most precious and vulnerable resource – the children, our future. Many children lack the most basic resources for a healthy, productive life – clean water, health care, adequate schools, housing, sanitation, safe streets. But even more troubling is they live without the one thing they really need . . . and that is hope. ​ Love At Work has years of experience going into the most dangerous areas and applying these solutions to improving children's lives: demolishing nuisance properties, building new homes, making infrastructure improvements; meeting basic needs for food, water, sanitation & medical care; providing neighborhood support thru outreach programs, camps, & discipleship; improving access to quality education . . . bringing hope, joy & celebration to those who have none in their lives.

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?

Education

In an effort to reduce poverty and help create safe streets, we're improving access to quality education, technical training and higher-learning opportunities. We provide scholarships to students of diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds, preparing them to succeed in a rigorous education program while demonstrating mental, spiritual, social and emotional maturity.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Helping neighborhoods and communities address such challenges as providing safe, affordable housing and support services; increasing the safety of residents; improving physical spaces for community benefit; engaging residents in community-building and progress; and creating opportunities for young people to become productive citizens.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Increasing access to nutritious food, water and health care for vulnerable populations; protect children from abuse and neglect; remove barriers to economic self-sufficiency; equip people with life skills that lead to increased independence.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Our LifeCenter, camps, retreats, youth meetings, community service projects – create opportunities for out-of-school and underserved children and their families in the “risky areas." We use our centrally located school facilities to provide alternative activities (recreational, cultural, educational) to the community. The school also is the base of operation for Iglesia Amor En Acción (Love At Work Church).

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor 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 people each year who gained the potential to improve their lives through our programs in education, training, nutrition & health care, social & spiritual nurture.

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

People who have the potential to improve their lives through our programs in education, training, housing, nutrition and health care, social & spiritual nurture. Since 2004, 23,500 have been served.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

In an effort to reduce poverty and help create safe streets, Love At Work Ministries is working to improve access to and the quality of education, technical training and higher-learning opportunities; provide leadership, innovation, community service and outreach initiatives; create jobs and increased earning potential for vulnerable children, youth and families living in the historically marginalized and economically-disadvantaged communities and neighborhoods.

Love At Work Ministries is investing in the infrastructure, equipment and human resources of its school and expanding our programs to:<br/><br/>1. Accommodate more students in our daycare, kindergarten, preparatory, primary, secondary education and vocational / technical programs. <br/><br/>2. Increase the number of kids receiving university and vocational / technical degrees and provide more jobs for those graduating from our programs.<br/><br/>3. Provide leadership, innovation & community service programs that promote development of people to perform individually, collectively and contribute to the welfare of society.<br/><br/>4. Expand our community outreach programs (camps / retreats / youth programs) to create opportunities for out-of-school and underserved children in the “risky areas."<br/><br/>5. Use our facilities to provide other education & skills training opportunities & alternative activities (recreational and cultural) to the community.<br/><br/>6. Expand our ongoing efforts to improve the living conditions and basic services for children and families in difficult situations.

People: We have a competent, dedicated and satisfied staff. Our board provides effective leadership. We're blessed with hundreds of volunteers who are enthusiastic and involved.<br/><br/>Processes: Our internal processes and systems consistently deliver on the mission, vision and plan. We have created value from our donors through a strong technological platform with the ministry's website and online donation services.<br/><br/>Financial: Our donors are satisfied with the direction of the ministry and are committed to the vision. Many are not just "givers" but "advocates" for the ministry.<br/><br/>Programs: Our strategy for revitalization brings together elements of the community to work in the most precarious (“risky") neighborhoods . . . making infrastructure improvements, meeting basic needs for food, water, sanitation and medical care, providing neighborhood support through outreach events and programs, camps, discipleship and improving access to quality education.  <br/><br/>Our efforts have broken down barriers and built friendships, trust and understanding.  This is our most important community asset and gives us a strong foundation to build sustainable development going forward.

In an effort to "Build Better Lives for Children and Their Families," our strategic objectives are to: 1. Improve access to and the quality of education, technical training and higher-learning opportunities; 2. Provide leadership, innovation, community service and outreach initiatives; 3. Create jobs and increased earning potential; 4. Build community impact by improving housing conditions and other basic services; . . . for vulnerable children, youth and families living in the historically marginalized and economically-disadvantaged urban communities. Outcome primary indicator is: 1. An increase in the number of people who gain the potential to improve their lives through our programs in education, training, housing, nutrition and health care, social and spiritual nurture. Program Initiatives: Love At Work Ministries will invest in the infrastructure, equipment and human resources of its school and expand our programs to: 1. Accommodate more students in our daycare, kindergarten, preparatory, primary, secondary education and vocational / technical programs. 2. Increase the number of kids receiving university and vocational / technical degrees and provide more jobs for those graduating from our programs. 3. Provide leadership, innovation & community service programs that promote development of people to perform individually, collectively and contribute to the welfare of society. 4. Expand our community outreach programs (camps / retreats / youth programs) to create opportunities for out-of-school and underserved children in the “risky areas." 5. Use our facilities to provide other education & skills training opportunities & alternative activities (recreational and cultural) to the community. 6. Grow our capacity to serve the most vulnerable children & families in difficult situations with housing and other basic services.

The most transformational thing Love At Work is doing is our school. The vision is to students begin their educational experience with us as early as age three and continue to develop in a holistic way (mentally, physically, spiritually and socially) through high school and university. We envision them returning as leaders who will revitalize their community. With 15 years of service to the community, we're seeing a real difference in kids' lives by actually solving the problems of poverty and educational quality they have! We have seven students in university now, and several more are ready to enroll in a matter of a few months. Of course, not every situation has turned out perfect. It is so tough for these kids to escape poverty and all that goes with it. Suffering has been a journey for them, but they have exhibited tremendous faith in circumstances that would render most people incapable of functioning. Just a few years ago, nobody raised a hand in their neighborhoods when asked about plans to go to college. Now it's seen as a real possibility. The school has gained tremendous respect in the area and with the Ministry of Education. As a result, we're attracting new students and families to the school. From an enrollment of 32 in 2013, we enter the 2019 school year with 258 students. We now have several students in university. In addition, we started a new Life Center in the heart of the slums where, in 2010, we enrolled 300 students who go to public school in our daily tutoring program, where they are also fed a nourishing meal. We are building the organizational capacity to fulfill the vision. We strongly believe in the gifted and committed teachers and staff of this incredibly good place. What they are doing is a gift of unspeakable value in God's Kingdom. Many are qualified to teach at the university level but have chosen to be with us because they share our values and believe in the vision. We are one of the biggest employers in Alajuelita, and all of our people are paid an excellent salary, social security and pension benefits . . . in full and on time. Our biggest challenge is to raise the financial resources to expand the margins of our ministry and open up new avenues of service.

Financials

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

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LOVE AT WORK MINISTRIES INC

Board of directors
as of 3/17/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Larry Prible

Love At Work Ministries


Board co-chair

Carole Prible

Larry Prible

Love At Work Ministries

Scott Hinshaw

Love At Work Ministries

Patricia Davis

Love At Work Ministries

Danelle Butler

Love At Work Minnistries

Bill Butler

Love At Work Ministries

Maggie Hinshaw

Love At Work Ministries

Jay Prible

Love At Work Ministries

Amy Lynelle

Love At Work Ministries

Keith Myer

Love At Work Ministries

Carole Prible

Love At Work Ministries

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? 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

housing education nutrition health care international outreach community development