Amazon Pueblo

Promoting sustainability through the education of indigenous youth of the Amazon.

Thomaston, ME   |  www.amazonpueblo.org

Mission

Amazon Pueblo's is to support the education of Amazonian indigenous youth to encourage sustainable business.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Benjamin Angulo

Main address

13 Sunset St

Thomaston, ME 04861 USA

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EIN

46-0893738

NTEE code info

Economic Development (S30)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The indigenous children of the Colombian Amazon have many obstacles to their education to overcome. The majority of families cannot adequately support their children financially to be able to attend public school. This, in turn, reduces the students' opportunities to find employment or to develop good business opportunities.

If the children can learn to read, write, do mathematics, and to reason well, they will be able to pull themselves out of poverty.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Student Scholarship and Support Program

The Amazon Pueblo project is dedicated to helping indigenous youth of the Colombian Amazon jungle to live sustainably through education and the development of socially conscious business.
We work with communities around and upriver from the jungle city of Leticia, Colombia.

Population(s) Served

A program to support the education of indigenous youth of the Colombian Amazon.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Goals:
1) To support the education of indigenous students of the Colombian Amazon.
2) To help students to learn about sustainable business.
3) To help the students to find employment and to develop sustainable businesses.

Goal 1. We art providing financial assistance (and transportation/buying oversite) to the students of La Libertad, Colombia, Tabatinga, Brazil, and Caballococha, Peru which will allow them to buy uniforms, shoes, school supplies, and personal hygiene items for one year. The students have the option of remaining in the program for additional years if they perform well in school.

Goal 2. We have periodic small workshops to teach age-appropriate activities to teach sustainable business practices.

Goal 3. We offer advice, logistical support, and small amounts of money to help develop small business in the communities we serve.

We connect sponsors in the United States and other developed countries to students in the Amazon. We also build and help the communities to make connections with other NGOs and government organization to provide support.

Our assistance comes from a group of volunteers that administer the organization, fundraise, and directly visit the Colombian Amazon to continue our work.

We currently support 19 students in the Colombian Amazon. We have double our number of students following our program restructure of 2017. We have also built a pier and cement step for the community, built a yuca processing plant, built a guest house and one-room schoolhouse, and help the community to make contacts with other development organizations.

We hope to expand the number of students we serve by at least 10% yearly. We also plan to develop cacao, plantain, and yuca cultivation as a sustainable business.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Amazon Pueblo

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Benjamin Angulo

Mark Brooks

Brooks International

Julie Brooks

Brooks International

Patrick Mellor

Strout and Payson

Sarah Blackman

D Addario Strings

Dianne Rizzo

Seton School

Lisa Weaver

Seton School

Crystal Angulo

Westerly School

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? No
  • 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? 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