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Just One International Inc

Breaking cycles of poverty through education.

Des Plaines, IL   |  justoneinternational.com

Mission

Our mission is to respond to what God has called us to do in Isaiah 1:17: Learn to do right, seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. We believe that the best way to break cycles of poverty in Honduras is through education. We are focused on holistically empowering the next generation of leaders in Honduras to rise above their circumstances. Our Primary and Secondary Scholarship Programs provide students with opportunities to further their education at local Honduran schools.

Ruling year info

2021

Principal Officer

Maddie Schwartz-Trncic

Main address

168 Ambleside Road

Des Plaines, IL 60016 USA

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EIN

83-4463312

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Just One Scholarship Program

Education is not free in Honduras ($250-$350/month depending on the school). Our Scholarship Programs are designed to not only address the cost barrier but to offer comprehensive support in equally valuable areas of scholars' lives. In addition to covering tuition costs, we provide our scholars with subject-specific tutoring, professional counseling services, after-school programs, career training seminars, job placement assistance, medical and dental insurance, family financial planning, marital counseling for parents, and more. These aforementioned supports equip scholars with the tools and resources necessary to graduate high school prepared for the future.

To receive their scholarship, scholars must maintain an average grade of 80% per quarter in all classes, attend weekly Bible studies, participate in after-school programs, and complete a set number of community service hours.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Preteens
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people

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Financials

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Operations

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Just One International Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Junior Ziegler

The Bridge Community Church

Term: 2019 - 2027

Al Toon

Christina Ballweg

Liz Zajicek

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 3/29/2024

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/29/2024

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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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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.
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.