Powering Potential Inc

Energizing Learners in Developing Countries Since 2006

aka Powering Potential   |   New York, NY   |  www.poweringpotential.org

Mission

We use technology to enhance education and stimulate imaginations of learners in developing countries while respecting and incorporating values of the local culture.

Ruling year info

2016

Founding Director, President

Janice Lathen

Main address

PO Box 230973

New York, NY 10023 USA

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EIN

47-3046472

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lack of educational resources in secondary schools in developing countries.

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?

SPARC (Solar-Powered Access to Raspberry Computing)

A solar-powered Raspberry Pi computer lab with an offline digital library, a mobile projector and training.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.

Enhance education in developing countries by providing technology infrastructure (solar and computers), digital libraries and training.

We install solar-powered computer labs with low-watt computers and a digital library and provide training.

We have 16 years of field experience and a team of high-qualified professionals.

We have implemented 69 programs in 29 schools in Tanzania and in 2019 we installed a solar-powered computer lab in the Peruvian Amazon, led by a Fulbrighter.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Powering Potential Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Matthew Cohen, CPA

Gettry Marcus CPA

Term: 2016 -

Gregory Obenshain

Verdad Capital

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