Phoenix International Foundation Inc

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people.

NEW YORK, NY   |  phoenixintlfoundation.org

Mission

To improve the quality of life in impoverish areas while building self sustaining communities for the population we serve.

Ruling year info

2020

President

Ms Samantha W Xiao

Medical Director

Dr MICHAEL Y WU MD

Main address

535 West 43rd Street S14C

NEW YORK, NY 10036 USA

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EIN

81-4406361

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

Wildlife Sanctuary/Refuge (D34)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Phoenix International Foundation identified that the social economic condition that the citizens of developing endure can be improved by providing them tools to be sufficient and to succeed. Education and health are Two of the essential tools. PIF will develop enhanced STEM curriculum to supplement the basic primary education and to provide medical care to rural area. During the COVID-19 pandemic we are busy developing our telemedicine capability and to seek grants to continue our STEM education curriculum.

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?

STEM Education

Phoenix International foundation started providing educational science camps to local villages in Cambodia. In early 2020 PIF with our education partner -Tiny Labs, a Philippines base educational organization, we created a full year STEM curriculum to enhance the elementary education in rural Cambodia. We have successfully implemented the program with Mustard Seed School and trained their teachers to be master educators to provide teaching to the rural school’s teachers. We have proved the efficacy and scalability of our STEM enhancement curriculum. We are now developing the STEM program for subsequent years and in the process to recruit additional rural elementary schools to join our program.

Alongside our Medical Clinics, we also educate our patients on their disease process, self-care, and health improvement options after their evaluation.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Health
Sexual identity
Religious groups

Phoenix International Foundation, under the leadership of Professor Dr. Michael Y Wu, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP, conducts medical outreach to medically underserved areas. We partnered with local communities to conduct medical outreach camps. In addition to providing medical care, we educate the local communities on health and hygiene. We also train the local paramedical profession to care for the local in our absent.
During the COVID travel restriction we have provided PPE, consultation on distancing protocol and hygiene standards to our partnered schools.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
People of Asian descent
Family relationships
Health
Religious groups

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 educators who have opportunities to attend programs offered by professional organizations

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

Children and youth

Related Program

STEM Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have developed a STEM education program to supplement the Cambodian Department of Education program. We started teacher training in 2019. The in person training program is on hold due to COVID19

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.

Phoenix International Foundation aims to improve the health and education level of developing countries by providing enhanced STEM curriculum to supplement the often-inadequate primary school education. We also organize medical outreach to rural countryside to provide care to a population that lacks modern medical cares.

By improving the health and education level of a developing country will help them to be more competitive and to improve the overall social economic situation.

PIF is working in two fronts

Medical
We started by providing medical outreach to the rural villages providing medical care, health maintenance and health education. We have organized outreach every 3 to 4 month since the beginning of our program.
We are prepared to provide medical outreach during the pandemic lockdown by developing our telemedicine program. In the same time, we are also networking with medical providers and are ready to resume our in-person medical outreach once the borders open.

Since then we have
Established partnership with local school as host to our pop-up medical clinic
Trained lay person for health monitoring in the absence of the medical team. They will monitor blood pressure for hypertension, glucose for diabetes.
We have agreement with provincial health authority for mutual cooperation.

Future Goal
We will establish permanent clinics in the rural villages
We are in contact with allied health school, nursing school and medical school to act as a training site.
The local medical team once established and trained will assume the primary medical work while we will continue to provide logistic coordination.

Education

We provided science camps to rural elementary school.
We had discussion with both public and private school regarding the elementary education system and identified area that improvement is needed.
We have developed first of six level of supplemental STAM curriculum to supplement the local elementary school
We have successfully implemented the STEM curriculum in private school
We have trained the private school teachers to be master teachers to teach the curriculum to public elementary school and to monitor their progress.
We are busy seeking grant to continue our STEM curriculum development. Our goal is to secure $200,000 to develop the STEM curriculum for each of the elementary grades.

Future Goal

We are in the process to develop the remaining levels of STEM curriculum
We are in the process to secure grant to implement our program
We are in the process for discussion with the education department to wildly rollout our program once the pilot of all 6 levels completed

Our founders are knowledgeable in the area of education and medicine. We also have engaged established education consultant to assist in the program development.
PIF has already developed a whole year of STEM curriculum and successfully implemented the program with our local school partners.

We will build on our success to continue roll out of our medical and education programs as we secure grant funding.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the rural southeast Asia populations that lack adequate medical care and quality education.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We consult we the local schools both public and private and the education departments to tailor our STEM enhancement program to supplement their elementary education. After receiving feedback for our first year curriculum we made appropriate adjustment for the remaining elementary school STEM curriculum.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We are working within the framework of the education department, we need to develop program that will serve our customers well and within the resources they have.

  • 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 get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Phoenix International Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Samantha Xiao

Samantha Siu, Inc.

Term: 2017 -

MICHAEL WU

Physician Affiliated of New York

Johnson Lee

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 2/20/2021

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, 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: 02/20/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.