Ama Life Initiatives Inc

Lifting Heads, Inspiring Hearts, Shaping Futures

Phillipsburg, NJ   |

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Ama Life Initiatives Inc

EIN: 87-3109596


Our mission is to empower women and youth through storytelling to become the very best version of themselves while promoting socio-cultural awareness and forging meaningful connections. Empowering youth will equip them with adaptive and learning capability. These capabilities can help them cope with life's challenges, self-regulate behaviors, and adapt agilely to rapid social, cultural, and technological changes. They will maintain mental balance and flexibility in changing situations through their ability to learn across the life course and apply those learnings to life challenges. We race to further enhance the quality of life for women in our diverse communities using our bespoke programs and events throughout the state reaching one youth/family /neighborhood/community at time.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Maryann Nduagu

Co Principal Officer

Sia Aribike

Main address

201 Strykers Rd Ste 19-223

Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture

Child educational development

Multicultural education

Out-of-school learning

Educational exchanges

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Population served info

Children and youth

Women and girls


Ethnic and racial groups

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Inspire Me Stories

The Need for Inspire Me Stories:
Need: There is a need to engage children in storytelling, reading, and creative writing to foster their imagination, curiosity, and literacy. With the growing distractions from digital media, children may be missing out on the benefits of these activities.
Inspire Me Stories:
Solution: This program engages children in storytelling, reading, and creative writing activities, encouraging them to explore their creativity, enhance their literacy skills, and develop a lifelong love for reading and writing.
Inspire Me Stories:
Short-term Outcome: Increased interest in storytelling and reading, improved writing skills, and enhanced creativity among children participating in the program.
Inspire Me Stories:
Long-term Outcome: Children who grow up with a lifelong love for reading and writing, leading to improved academic performance, enhanced creativity, and a broader perspective on the world.

Population(s) Served

The Need for Girls Inspiring Corner:
a. Need: There is a need to empower teenage girls by helping them discover their potential, overcome challenges, and pursue their dreams. Many girls may lack access to inspiring role models, mentorship, and opportunities to build their self-esteem and confidence.
b: Solution Girls Inspiring Corner:
Solution: This program offers inspiring talks, workshops, and mentorship to teenage girls, providing them with guidance, role models, and practical skills to help them overcome challenges and pursue their dreams.
c: Short-term Outcome Girls Inspiring Corner:
Short-term Outcome: Increased self-confidence improved interpersonal skills, and a sense of empowerment among teenage girls who participate in the program.
d: Long-term Outcome Girls Inspiring Corner:
Long-term Outcome: Empowered teenage girls who are more likely to pursue their dreams, achieve their goals, and become successful, confident women in their future careers and personal lives.

Population(s) Served

The Need:There is a need to empower teenage boys by enhancing their leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. This program aims to address issues related to low self-esteem, inadequate interpersonal skills, and limited opportunities for boys to develop their potential.
Boys Empowerment Edge:
Solution: This program provides interactive sessions, activities, and mentorship to teenage boys, enabling them to develop leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills, thus empowering them to become confident and capable individuals.
Boys Empowerment Edge:
Short-term Outcome: Enhanced leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills, along with improved self-esteem, among teenage boys who participate in the program.
Boys Empowerment Edge:
Long-term Outcome: Confident and capable young men with strong leadership and communication skills who are better prepared to navigate challenges and contribute positively to their communities and society

Population(s) Served

Welcome to a place of growth, connection, and empowerment. The Woman Empowerment Space is more than just a program its a movement dedicated to inspiring women to realize their full potential, both personally and professionally. Our diverse community offers a safe and supportive environment where every woman can thrive.

Our Core Activities
Transformative Workshops: Engage in our comprehensive workshops designed to enhance your skills and confidence. Topics range from entrepreneurial ventures to personal wellness, providing you with tools for success in all areas of life.

Gain greater self-awareness and self-confidence.
Develop essential life skills for personal and professional success.
Build a strong support network of fellow empowered women.
Be inspired and motivated to pursue your dreams and aspirations.
Make a positive impact on your community and society at large.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.
  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


Ama Life Initiatives Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Financial data

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Ama Life Initiatives Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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

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Principal Officer

Maryann Nduagu

Co Principal Officer

Sia Aribike

Ama Life Initiatives Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Ama Life Initiatives Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/16/2024
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Mrs. Maryann Nduagu

Mrs. Sia Aribike

Mrs. Ogechi Okubanjo

Dr. Experience Nduagu

Dr. Ernest Mbia

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/16/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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