Children International is a top-rated humanitarian organization focused on ending poverty by providing focused high-impact programs to children and teens. They work in 10 countries: Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, the Philippines, the U.S.A. and Zambia.
Their programs focus on four key outcomes: for CI kids to graduate healthy, educated, empowered and employed. Why these four? Because they’re all interconnected and essential to achieving the big goal: helping break the cycle of poverty.
To help in the movement to eradicate poverty, Children International invests in child-development programs as the most effective way to break the cycle of poverty. Our unique, global approach provides kids with three essential elements:
• A team of caring people who inspire, encourage and support them: local doctors, dentists, coaches and caring staff who really know our kids, plus a remarkable group of committed volunteers (8,000+ worldwide!) and 300,000 supporters!
• A safe place: 75+ community centers located where kids live — true oases of hope with clean, uplifting spaces that include medical offices, libraries, computer labs, tutoring areas, meeting spaces and playgrounds. Their centers are unique because few organizations become such integral parts of their communities, allowing the kids and their families to truly own their transformations.
• A path out of poverty that addresses the issues of health education, empowerment and employment through country-relevant and age-specific programs and services.
And when they graduate from sponsorship? They have transformed into empowered, encouraged and confident youth who will pay it forward, bringing hope and opportunity to others in their families, their lives, their communities and the world!