Education for Hope

2 Care 2 Change

DENVER, CO   |  2care2change.org

Mission

The mission of Education for Hope is to enhance the lives of young people in Uganda through healthcare education, primarily in the profession of nursing. Offering each student an opportunity to develop professional skills that will ensure their economic self-sufficiency and personal well-being.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder

Mrs Carol Wilson Clark

Director

Mr Jonathan Ogburn Clark

Main address

1133 14TH STREET

DENVER, CO 80202 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

82-3911460

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2019 and 2019.
Register now

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Currently 92% of the girls in Eastern Uganda do not complete a High School education, only .05% continue to a higher level of education. The goal of "Education for Hope" is to increase the awareness of healthcare education and its importance to change a community. Currently, the number of health personnel in Uganda is 1.49 per 1,000 population, critically below the WHO recommended minimum of 2.3 per 1,000 population. The project will improve the local health care system effecting 200,000 persons. "Education for Hope" supports young adults from Uganda, providing an education in the nursing profession. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty within families and the community as a whole. 18 young adults are currently in Nursing or Midwifery school (RN), their education will impact the 200,000 community members within Eastern Uganda. We have already seen the students make a change by providing health care services to the community either in the hospital or home health care.

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?

Education for Hope

Education for Hope is a 501( c) 3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization and operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Our focus as Education for Hope is to assist, promote and support the education of young people in the district of Kaberamaido, Uganda. The goal of Education for Hope is to increase the awareness of healthcare education and its’ importance to change a community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students

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 participants who have received funding for an education in the field of nursing or midwifery.

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

Social and economic status, Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Health

Related Program

Education for Hope

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric includes the number of students participating and receiving an education to complete a nursing or midwifery program, receiving a certificate in 2 ½ years.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

We believe that education is the most effective means to truly break the cycle of poverty. Our focus as "Education for Hope" is to assist, promote and support the education of young adults entering Nursing school. The students complete a 2- 1/2 year nursing or midwifery certificate program (RN), consequently enhancing the health services in the community. The students have become educators in the community, sharing their healthcare knowledge and are active advocates expressing the importance of education. Each student plans to provide nursing services in the community after graduation.

The program will provide funding to educate young adults in the field of nursing or midwifery. A goal is to impact the community by increasing the number of health professional in Eastern Uganda, which will provide greater access to a Health Care Facility. Currently, 12.% of the population in Eastern Uganda are within 5 km to the nearest health care facility, whether public or private. This program goal is to educate over 50 young adults by 2024, allowing them to rise out of poverty, changing their personal future and the future of the health care system. We have already witnessed a change in the healthcare system and an impact in the community.

Our overall goal is to provide Hope through Education and to improved healthcare to the community of Eastern Uganda. This is accomplished by providing financial support to young adults for the purpose to complete a nursing or midwifery certificate program (RN). Creating a sustainable system that addresses the root causes of extreme poverty and poor health.

Goals to achieve:
- Support the education of compassionate, highly capable RN-level nurses to provide healthcare in Eastern Uganda
by increasing the number of new students participants supported by Education for Hope by 35 over the next 3
years.
- Provide higher quality healthcare to a region of over 200,000 community members by increasing the number of
qualified healthcare workers employed in local clinics and hospitals. we plan to increase the number of graduates
from 3 to 30 with a >95%placement rate.
- Provide community outreach and health education to the community to prevent the transmission of disease.
- Build awareness for healthcare and nursing/ midwifery careers in the local community through the importance of
an education.

The Education for Hope Foundation's strategies for helping young adults in Eastern Uganda graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in life are as follows:

1. Equipping students for success with an education-The Education for Hope Foundation identifies qualified candidates who wish to complete a certified Nursing or Midwifery Certificate program in the Ugandan education system. Through generous donors, the Education for Hope program provides funding for accepted students who wish to purse either a Nursing or Midwifery certificate programs. The foundation provides funding in a range of $1500- $2500 to each student for the completion of a 2 1/2 year Nursing or Midwifery certificate programs. The Education for Hope Foundation will maintain at least 20 students participating in the program continuously.

2. Providing emotional and family support- Students are challenged by the lifestyle difference once they leave their community and live at the schools. The Education for Hope Foundation monitors the students and family situations through site visits to the school and the family homes throughout the year. It is imperative that each student receives parental support throughout their educational experience. In addition, the Education for Hope Foundation engagement with the families can lead to financial and other resources support if the family merits this aid.

3. Supporting the development of the local healthcare infrastructure. Education for Hope works to Increase the number of trained nurses available to staff hospital and clinics, to impact the healthcare system upon successful graduation. EFH builds strong partnerships with local healthcare leaders and government officials to build awareness of the EFH students and program. EFH will provide training and guidance in the skills required for graduating students to find, interview, and gain employment with local healthcare facilities.

4. Creating a Global Nursing partnerships with U.S. medical facilities & nursing schools, as well as corporations with an interest in joining our work.

5. Increase the number of trained nurses available to staff hospital and clinics, to impact the healthcare system.

The Education for Hope foundation has a strong board, competent and committed staff, strictly adhering to nonprofit best-practices, and has created a committed approach to practical, long term solutions to help us focus our efforts for the greatest impact. The board members come from a diverse background of healthcare and nursing educational programs from major U.S. Universities and Healthcare programs such as Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, University of South Carolina, James Madison University, Advent Health, and Danaher Corporation which competently serve the needs of the foundation.
The Education for Hope foundation partners with the Prince of Peace Orphan and Women (POPOW) organization in Uganda. POPOW has a robust and comprehensive community engagement plan, and in 2019 articulated a 3-year Strategic Plan. The Education for Hope Foundation through POPOW, is fortunate to have a significant volunteer base in Uganda who annually support our work with a variety of skills.
The Education for Hope foundation personally interviews each student, and meets with the Nursing Supervisors and the management staff of each participating school in Uganda. In an effect to understand the needs of each participant and to provide the maximum support for success.
The financial support for the Education for Hope foundation is supported by two primary sources of funding. The founders, Carol, and Jonathan Clark, provide over 65% of the annual total funding with 100% of the operating cost funding coming from their contributions. Additional fundraising activities and outside donor support provide the remaining 35% of annual needs with 100% of these contributions allocated directly to the student support. In 2019, 98% of costs were student or student engagement directed. In 2020, due to extraordinary legal and tax expenses to re-designate the foundation to be a private operating foundation, 65% of costs were directed to the student support (without these extraordinary tax and legal expenses, 90% of expenses were directed toward student support or engagement).

After 3 years of commitment, the Education for Hope Foundation has assisted, promoted and supported the education of young people in Eastern Uganda. The program currently has 18 participants, and the first three students will graduate in June 2020. and additional 7 will graduate in March 2021. There is a great need for the program as witnessed by the waitlist of 10-15 applicants awaiting for acceptance into the program. The program will continue to have 18-20 students participating in the system congruently.

The Education for Hope Foundation has increased the awareness of healthcare education and its’ importance to change a community.

The Education for Hope Foundation has increased the population of young people furthering their education in the field of nursing or midwifery. The fundamental result has improved the healthcare system in the country of Eastern Uganda and provided the opportunity to enrich and enhance lives through healthcare education in a nursing profession.

Our plan is to continue to provide Hope through Education within the young population of Eastern Uganda, because education is the most effective means to truly break the cycle of poverty. Encouraging all 2care 2change.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our focus as Education for Hope is to assist, promote and support the education of young people in the district of Kaberamaido, Uganda. The goal of Education for Hope is to increase the awareness of healthcare education and its’ importance to change a community.

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

    Case management notes,

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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?

    Our organization provides funding for young Ugandan to attend a nursing or midwifery university. We maintain an amount of 20 students in the program. When there is a graduating class of students, the Education for Hope program will balance the number with taking in new student intakes annually. We discovered during COVID that the work load for our agency in Uganda was struggling. As a result we hired a Project Manager in Uganda to maintain communication amongst the students, schools and the Education for Hope Foundation. We now have monthly Zoom meetings to assess the emotional needs of the students, and their families.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

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

    The feedback has made the Education for Hope Foundation more aware of their needs, especially because we are currently unable to travel to Uganda.

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

    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 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

Education for Hope
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Education for Hope

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

Mrs Carol Wilson Clark


Board co-chair

Mr Jonathan Clark

Danaher

Term: 2017 - 2025

Kathy Bradshaw

The University of South Carolina

Roseann Royle

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 11/11/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/03/2021

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.