PURE - PEOPLE FOR URBAN AND RURAL EDUCATION INC

Educate.Empower

aka PURE   |   Saint Johns, FL   |  www.pureonline.org

Mission

People For Urban and Rural Education promises to be the bridge connecting individuals, groups, organizations with the urgent needs of the world’s Children. PURE pledges to facilitate sustainable empowerment through quality education with complete transparency and accountability to the sponsors.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder/CEO

Shyla Talluri

Main address

155 Bartram Market Dr Suite 135, PMB144

Saint Johns, FL 32259 USA

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EIN

81-2726747

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Addressing the gaps in the infrastructure in public school system in rural India, to eliminate the hurdles in a child's path to getting a quality education. Addressing Girl Children Education with focus on period poverty in India, Uganda, Ethiopia. Street children reintegration to the mainstream education system. Quality life and education for parentless children.

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?

PURE Schools

Improve infrastructure of rural schools to transform them into clean, safe and quality learning environments

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Menstrual hygiene awareness workshops & facilitating toilets, sanitary pads,incinerators to prevent school dropouts and to help a girl child manage periods with dignity

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Women and girls

Aide in higher education goals of financially challenged and at risk young adults

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Adolescents

A program aimed at developing leadership skills in Highschool and college students in USA and also providing a way for these kids to connect with projects in India and Africa

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

Reintegration of street children (beggars, panhandlers, rag pickers, homeless)

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Adoption of financially struggling orphanages to better the living standards and undertake the educational needs or the parentless children

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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 children who received school supplies

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Orphans

Related Program

PURE Schools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Schools have largely been closed, learning turned digital. More than supplies we distributed smart phones, laptops and tablets. In lieu of notebooks, worksheets to help students follow online classes.

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Out-of-home youth, Low-income people, Orphans

Related Program

PURE Sponsorships

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Supporting shelter homes has been one of the primary areas due to COVID financial distress faced by these homes.

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

PURE Schools

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

School closures in 2020 have an impact on the numbers.

Number of braille books distributed to blind and visually impaired children and their families

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

PURE Schools

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

With COVID 19, schools, hostels and shelters were closed all year.

Number of health education trainings conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Children and youth, Adolescents

Related Program

PURE Femme

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Menstrual Hygiene Workshops in schools, hostels, schools &colleges for the blind

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

PURE Youth

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

PURE Youth - Highschoolers and college kids based in USA who run PURE chapters , strategezine, olan, fundraise for their projects in USA, India, Ethiopia and Uganda

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.

Empowering thru education, help fight poverty by putting a child on a path to higher education . Prevent school dropouts, child marriages and child labor.

1. Turn public school into quality learning centers by improving the infrastructure thru a phased approach - basic amenities, technology and tutoring
2. Learning centers to prep street children
3. Adoption of orphanages
4. School adoptions especially in tribal areas
5. Using technology to reach remote areas thru digital learning
6. Menstrual hygiene awareness and facilitate products to manage periods with dignity

With almost no overheads thru virtual offices and leveraging technology to avoid brink & mortar offices, engaging volunteers instead of paid staff, PURE is capable of stretching a dollar very far.

Social media and highschool volunteers in USA are PURE's fundraising strength.

In the three years since PURE came into existence, 320 schools have been reached in India, 3 in USA, 2 in Ethiopia being fundraised for.
65000 girl children reached in India, Nepal, Uganda thru PURE Femme, an initiative focussed on alleviating period poverty.
Two orphanages adopted. Street kids school pilot and two more centers in the works.
100 plus semi-orphans and orphans sponsored including medical students.

Financials

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Operations

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

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PURE - PEOPLE FOR URBAN AND RURAL EDUCATION INC

Board of directors
as of 3/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shyla Talluri

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Archana Purini

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Deepa Kamalakara

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Bhanu Vallabhaneni

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Hema Kanthmneni

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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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/30/2021

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
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/30/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • 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 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 a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.