ADVOCATES FOR AFRICA INC

Bringing hope, compassion, and education to Africa.

Edmond, OK   |  www.advocatesforafrica.org

Mission

God has called us to be Advocates for Christ TO the people of Africa...and FOR the people of Africa to the rest of the developed world.

Ruling year info

2017

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Pastor Jerod M. Smith

Main address

407 W. Covell Rd. #31443

Edmond, OK 73003 USA

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EIN

46-5508120

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Protestant (X21)

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Advocates Christian Academy

We have completed construction on Phase I of the Advocates Academy which will include 12 classrooms, an administration building, library, chapel, event space, kitchen, and soccer pitch. 270 students per session will be able to enroll in the next few months.

Phase 2 will add additional resources to the school, including teachers' housing and a community medical center.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People of African descent
At-risk youth
Extremely poor people
People with diseases and illnesses

Jesus Film is a film initiative which takes the message of Christ and other biblical teaching throughout the country of Rwanda. These biblical teachings are shown in several languages native to the area. Our AFA Missionary, Innocent, sets up the video in various locations and the masses come by the droves.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Indigenous peoples

We partner with an existing school in Rwanda called Winners School. Winners School is led by our friend, Pastor Safari. We support this school because we know children are being taught Godly principles, proper hygiene, and a pathway to success through general education.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Through our training seminars our teachers are training Biblical literacy to rural village Pastors from all over East Africa. Thousands of Pastors are trained in personal spiritual health, family, church growth and doctrine.

Population(s) Served
Christians
Economically disadvantaged people

Through the Life Center program we work with local church and government leaders to identify low income at risk men and women who desire to learn a skill which will provide income for their families.

These individuals learn sewing, soap and lotion making, and handbag making. Upon graduation they are grouped into co-ops and provided the tools necessary to continue producing an income and provide for their families.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

The 3rd leading cause of death for a child in Africa is linked to drinking dirty water. We want to change that.

We work with the local government officials in the regions we work to identify the greatest need for clean water. Then we help to fund and install clean water sources, including borehole wells, water catch systems, water filtration, and water storage tanks. For around $5,000, we can provide clean water which brings renewed health for entire villages.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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ADVOCATES FOR AFRICA INC

Board of directors
as of 9/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Pastor Jerod Smith

Advocates for Africa, Inc.

Term: 2014 -

Jamie Austin

Woodlake Assembly of God

Jason Smith

Stigler First Assembly of God

David Morgan

United Church

Josh Seabolt

Generations Church

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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 09/08/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/08/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.