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MAKE A MIRACLE CORP

Dreams Come True in Peru

Alpharetta, GA   |  www.makeamiracle.net

Mission

Our mission is to bring hope and lasting change to San Juan de Lurigancho, Peru. We work with individuals and communities to transform lives through education, scholarships, housing and community projects.

Ruling year info

2016

President

Carolyn Canouse

Main address

204 N Esplanade

Alpharetta, GA 30009 USA

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EIN

47-3587586

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

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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?

Scholarship Program

Make A Miracle is a charity that believes education is a key to change. We provide full scholarships to young Peruvians that show potential yet have no other means for higher learning. All recipients have a sponsor that not only provide financial help, but also encouragement and support throughout their education. Each student has a mentor that lives locally and helps ensure their success, and eventually help place them in one of the many, promising careers available in Lima.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Make a Miracle is a charity that builds homes in San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, Peru. Our mission is to provide those families in need with a new home. We have a team active on the streets that pre-qualifies families based on specific criteria.

Make a Miracle works with a local Peruvian contractor, who helps us build houses for the best price possible. It has been amazing to witness the community and families come together to help any way possible.

We continue the relationship through following up several times a year to make sure the families don't have any immediate needs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Make a Miracle believes in working closely with individual communities to be able to bring hope to and empower its residents. Knowing that no 2 communities are alike, we conduct our own census in order to determine the true and unique needs of the people. We work alongside the community to fulfill as many needs as possible such as housing and sanitation. By having a kids program in the communities we serve, we are able to invest, not only in the current status of the community, but in its future.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Make a Miracle hosts children in several different communities of San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, Peru.

Our mission is to encourage children in a safe environment through games, teachings and worship. We help them reach for the stars by instilling confidence, good values, compassion and fellowship.

Our vision is to spread love, hope and joy to empower a future generation of leaders.

We also host a Star Teens program and Shining Stars which is English classes.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged 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 students demonstrating responsible behaviors and work habits

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

Star Kids Club

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Assessed by Star Kids Club leaders in December of each year, which is the end of the school year.

Number of houses built

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

Fund a Home

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of academic scholarships awarded

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

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our foremost aim is to amplify access to higher education, healthcare, and essential resources in underserved communities in Peru and Colombia. We are committed to expanding our scholarship programs, fostering community development projects, and providing comprehensive healthcare education and services. Additionally, we strive to strengthen partnerships, bring awareness, and inspire a network of change-makers who share our vision of creating a world where every individual thrives.

Make a Miracle's strategy revolves around a sustainable approach to community empowerment. We focus on education as a fundamental catalyst for change, providing scholarships, mentorship, and educational resources to uplift individuals. Our health and wellness initiatives prioritize preventative health measures, and mental well-being support. We engage with communities to identify their unique needs and collaborate on projects that drive lasting impact. By fostering partnerships, leveraging technology, and cultivating a sense of shared responsibility, we work collectively to build resilient communities that flourish for generations to come.

Our exceptional Board of Directors plays a vital role in securing the essential funds to sustain and expand our programs. In Peru, our dedicated staff is consistently present to address the needs of the communities we serve, ensuring our impact remains continuous and meaningful.

We have accepted 156 young people into our scholarship program (as of August 2023), and are continuing to grow year after year. Our biggest and most recent accomplishment is building and running a Wellness Center in one of the hill communities of San Juan de Lurigancho where the families do not have access to the most basic of healthcare. We have recently extended our children's and teens programs, now reaching not only across regions in Peru but also expanding our impact into the country of Colombia.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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MAKE A MIRACLE CORP

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Matthew Toddy

Make a Miracle

Term: 2019 - 2023


Board co-chair

Joseph Reinkemeyer

Make a Miracle

Term: 2021 - 2023

Charlie Feehan

Enessa Mikhaliants

Constanza Thornton

Keesla Blay-Miezah

Carolyn Canouse

Diana Juhlin

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 8/17/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/14/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.