Pledge to Humanity

Inspiring Our Youth to be Compassionate Changemakers.

Danville, CA   |  www.pledgetohumanity.org

Mission

Pledge to Humanity empowers our youngest generations to volunteer in efforts that improve the quality of life for children, families, and seniors in need through local and global initiatives. We believe that when children and young adults lead the effort to make a difference, their experience from inception to reflection is transformative. They grow into empathetic leaders who embrace a lifelong commitment to service. They grow into forever volunteers. At the heart of the Pledge to Humanity mission is our promise to champion these compassionate changemakers.

Ruling year info

2009

Founder/Director

Gabriela Barba-Ghorbani

Co-Founders/Co-Leaders

Arman and Natalia Ghorbani

Main address

433 Front Street

Danville, CA 94526 USA

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EIN

32-0275845

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to address topics like social inequality, food scarcity, alleviating isolation among senior citizens, and providing school supplies for low-income students, in our communities.

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?

Pledge to Humanity

Pledge to Humanity partners local youth with non-profit organizations throughout the Bay Area and through global initiatives.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Homeless people
Foster and adoptive children
Out-of-home youth
Low-income 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 youth who volunteer/participate in community service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Pledge to Humanity volunteers range in age from 7-18 and attend schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Pledge to Humanity values every human life as being the most important thing on the planet. To that end, we believe that every child should have access to education, health care, and clean water to have a better quality of life. It is our desire to meet these basic needs and offer them in a nurturing, healthy, loving, caring environment. Every child should have the ability to access these things and in turn enjoy a happy, productive childhood.

Through social media, fundraisers, events, ensembles, campaigns, and newsletters, we are able to bring awareness and bring the community together to positively affect the San Francisco East Bay. We utilize a local volunteer force of students, from elementary to high school age.

Pledge to Humanity is capable of reaching a large number of people in the community through our students groups, called Pledge to Humanity Kid's Clubs. These groups are able to serve an array of people, and address various social problems, through the school year, and through the summer during international missions trips.

We measure our progress for this organization through quantifiable, impactful services within our community. Through these services listed below, Pledge to Humanity is able to see how it is making progress.

Since its inception in 2009, Locally Pledge to Humanity and its youth ambassadors have:
assembled and served over 12,000 sandwiches for local shelters;
collected and distributed over 1,500 jeans through school and community collections;
collected and distributed gently worn and new shoes, as well as Halloween costumes for local foster children;
collected and distributed hundreds of pairs of socks and thousands of pounds of candy for Blue Star Moms to send in care packages for our service men and women;
raised $7,000 for Nepal Rancho, $4,400 for Haiti, $6,560 to UNICEF and Red Cross, mainly through student fundraisers;
organized and participated in blood drives;
empowered the Stone Valley Leadership Class for the past 3 years to visit senior citizens and disabled students;
organized hundreds of 8th Grade Graduation Service Projects to serve meals at Glide Memorial as part of an all day immersion field trip;
collected and distributed over 3,500 toiletries for distribution to shelters and abroad;
written roughly 1,100 letters to soldiers over the past five years to be included in Blue Star care packages;
worked with public and private schools in the East Bay, including The Seven Hills School, Stone Valley Middle School, Monte Vista High School, San Ramon High School, Rancho Romero Elementary School, and Diablo Vista High School;
worked with local organizations including Generation Alive, The Wheelchair Foundation, Advance International Inc, The Pac-12 Conference, Raiders Football Foundation, Fremont Bank, Glide memorial Church, Moms Against Poverty, Loaves and Fishes, Families Without Borders, Blue Star Moms, and Americans for Philanthropy.

Internationally,
Since its inception in 2009, Pledge to Humanity has funded and built 28 schools in countries such as Kenya, India, and Ecuador as well as provided water wells, mobile medical units, and alternative income projects to the communities in these countries. The founder, Gaby Ghorbani, and Pledge to Humanity volunteers have visited all of these countries to ensure that the funds raised are being efficiently spent as well as to spend quality time with the people in the villages who are in need of support. Additionally, Pledge to Humanity has spearheaded community development projects in Mexico, Haiti, and China to help individuals and families living in extreme poverty.

Financials

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Operations

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Pledge to Humanity

Board of directors
as of 2/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gaby Barba-Ghorbani

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Term: 2009 -

Arman Ghorbani

Natalia Ghorbani

Laurie High

Laurie Strauch

Beth McKnight

Janet Nunan

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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/30/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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