Educational Institutions

The Continents Foundation

Ohio's Nonprofit, Approved Online Higher Education Institution Committed To Build Your Future!

Columbus, OH


Continents Academy works to equip future professionals with the skills, tools, and opportunities that enable faster integration into the workforce industry in the United States and around the globe by providing a free higher education to any qualified student.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Continents Academy all rights reserved. No information may be duplicated without permission; CA logo owned by the corporation of The Continents Foundation. We cannot guarantee employment or salary. The Continents Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Visit our website for state licensing information and relevant complaint procedures.

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Founder & President

Dr. Ricky W Madison

Main Address

1985 Henderson Road, Suite 121

Columbus, OH 43220 USA


Evaluation, University, Degree, Online Education, E learning, Higher Education, College, Academy





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Continents Academy committed to help all range people of the Ohio and nationwide community in the United State of America and around the globe get access to a tuition free education to advance future careers and change people life from Russia, South Africa, America, Japan, and beyond.

Continents Academy, incorporated August, 2015 by Ricky Madison PharmD, in order to encourage and further the education of people. Continents Academy a part of The Continents Foundation that received State of Ohio approval from Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Registration number 2094.

The Academy presents students with the best tools for faster assimilation into the United States, in order to ensure job placement and future success. Continents Academy offers a myriad of services like career certificate programs, foreign education degree evaluation, translation, technical career development examinations.

Our programs

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

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Foreign Credential Evaluation

Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Medical Assistant Specialist (CCMA)

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of students enrolled in service-learning courses

Population(s) served


Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Continents Academy aspires to be nationally recognized private institution, where the new education is embraced and students grasp their new life growing and thrive. We are founded to encourage more people in education because today, 1.5 Million Jobs are going to be unoccupied by 2016.

Continents Academy has specified strategic initiatives to focus the unit's personnel, technological resources, services, and programs to assist our community in achieving its goals. These strategic initiatives are derived from the priorities and directions established by CA. While the core philosophies embodied in the Vision, Mission, and Goals statements included in the Academy's strategic plan will remain constant over the next five years, the context within which they reside is dynamic and fluid. The strategic initiatives, therefore, are considered tactical and are to be revisited and evaluated on a continuing basis to ensure that they reflect the realities of our operating environment and region we serve, and remain responsive and competitive in focus.

Continents Academy has already will start the process of organizational change to support this new model, building new partnerships with the academic schools, and expanding self-support course/program offerings to better serve our targets and result in positive revenue generation.
It is the goal of Continents Academy to grow both academic credit and non-credit (i.e., professional development, evaluations and training) programs. The growth targets to attain financial sustainability in two years include:
1- 10% growth in academic degree programs.
2- 10% growth in special session (i.e., intersession, summer offerings, online and classes).
3- 10% growth in extension credit certificates.
4- 10% growth in non-credit professional development and training programs.
5- 10% growth American Language Programs.
It is the intention of this business plan to lay out the principles and practices that will facilitate the achievement of fiscal sustainability. These are difficult economic times, but we have faced similar fiscal crises in education before and we are sure to again. It is our responsibility to address these financial crises and our University's budget with our best plan. That plan is presented in this document.

1- Create a system for program comparative and competitive analysis, and explore methods of internal marketing and partnership building between academic Schools and CA.
2- Inform programs about needs assessment forms through email and web. Follow up to insure a form return rate of +80%.
3- Survey clients regarding the CA website to measure client satisfaction, accessibility, navigability, dynamic character, etc. with a minimum of 60% return rate.
4- Infrastructure

Continents Academy is putting in place a systematic process for planned growth. These plans are dedicated to growing new programs of both credit and non-credit products. It is estimated that 80% of this new growth will be in credit programs in partnership with other universities, and 20% will be non-credit programs serving community workforce development and community professional development.

1. Helped three students finished their first class of Pharmacy Technician.
2. Helped three families by teaching individuals from their households and giving them the opportunity to have full time job in community pharmacy.
3. Open the chance of approved scholarship by the Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools to qualified students.
4. Start offering Ohio's first tuition free, approved medical education.

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


Organizational Demographics

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Race & Ethnicity

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Sexual Orientation

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Diversity Strategies

We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
We have a diversity committee in place
We have a diversity manager in place
We have a diversity plan
We use other methods to support diversity