Enabling Leadership Inc

We believe every child can be a leader

Metairie, LA   |
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Enabling Leadership Inc

EIN: 82-2561707


Enabling Leadership Foundation is a for-purpose non-profit with a mission to instill leadership qualities in underprivileged children through innovative and creative programs, especially in Asia. We envision a world where every child is a leader – a role model, a global citizen and a positive contributor.

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Mr. Ravi Sonnad

Main address

5909 Flagler Street

Metairie, LA 70003 USA

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Subject area info

Urban development

Youth organizing

Civics for youth

Population served info

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Urban, Community (S31)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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



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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?

Just for Kicks

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Through a flagship curriculum that combines life skills with football drills, students engage in year-round rigorous training, participate in national leagues and get scouted at games, gaining exposure to sport and competition simultaneously.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Created in 2008 with a unique pedagogical approach and bespoke educational methods, Music Basti’s program includes a combination of musical training, song writing and performances, culminating in an annual public concert, a public performance for all the program’s students

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our newest program Build Maya enables children’s creative and critical thinking skills, develops motor skills, builds problem solving competencies, and also furthers a range of abilities including math, engineering and lateral thinking. Children are encouraged to work together to build projects, and to use these skills to imagine and design solutions for challenges in their communities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

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

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Mr. Ravi Sonnad

Ravi's career has spanned a variety of functions from Manufacturing, Customer Service, Marketing and Sales, Strategy and General Management. His more than 28 years of executive experience has taken him around the world, having lived in India, New Orleans, Amsterdam, Shanghai and now Singapore, and has given him exposure to business across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Ravi holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras and an MBA in Finance and Operations from Tulane University in New Orleans.

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Enabling Leadership Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/22/2023
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Board chair

Mr. Ravi Sonnad

Enabling Leadership

Term: 2017 - 2024

Ravi Sonnad

Balaji Ramakrishnan

Jayaraman Balakrishnan

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 ? 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? Yes
  • 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 11/22/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
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