Canopy Life International Inc

Cultivating Character; Unleashing Imagination

Alpharetta, GA   |  www.canopylife.org

Mission

Canopy Life International provides support for educational work in East Africa, specifically, Canopy Life Academy. CLA is a boarding school in Kenya that develops whole-hearted leaders to bring innovative solutions and businesses back to their communities. We believe a strong foundation of faith, family and business will bring social change that will impact the African century.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Christi Baker Gordy

Main address

219 Roswell Street, Suite 130

Alpharetta, GA 30009 USA

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EIN

47-2207010

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Our programs

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

Residential Program

CLA's residential program is rooted in belonging and structured like a family where each child’s unique giftedness is nurtured.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Starting with design thinking, CLA equips students with knowledge of business, design, and entrepreneurship as well as hard skills in technology, prototyping and design. CLA's goal is that they have a business idea and plan in place before they graduate high school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

CLA's engaging classroom trains students to ask the right questions rather than memorize the answers, developing critical thinking skills. Classroom activity follows the national curriculum of Kenya (CBC) while adhering to Canopy Life Core Teaching Strategies which engage students in conversation and interaction rather than lecture.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Engaging US individuals in cultural exchange and awareness via travel to Kenya. Trips include cultural exchange with multiple tribes, opportunities to volunteer and serve, raising awareness of the needs of Kenyan students, etc.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Engaging US families in ongoing relationships with Kenyan students as to further cultural exchange, develop empathy in American youth, expand worldview and enhance the programs of Canopy Life Academy through recurring support.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Financials

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Canopy Life International Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Suzanne McFadden


Board co-chair

Cameron Sparks

Boosterthon

Term: 2020 - 2022

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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? 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 04/14/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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