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Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation

SASEF has no paid staff - your donation goes directly towards paying for a child's education.

Our mission is to provide education to children and youth throughout the world. Through continued research of educational programs, we identify and implement solutions impacting the development of children and youth. We also collaborate with youth serving organizations that support our vision of developing self-sustaining methods to improve the quality of life for future generations.

Arts, Children, Technology, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Poverty, Gender & Equality

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Date Founded: 2000
Number of Staff: 0

Description of Services:
Education for Children and Youth: We provide education and educational opportunities in the form of scholarships and vocational and employment training programs. For example, programs include Children's Digital Libraries, International Reading Corners, and Safe Spaces to Discover the World. We build children's libraries in public schools or youth serving institutions like YMCA/YWCA and provide free after school programs in poor neighborhoods.

Human Rights and Child Protection: We provide "child friendly" learning and advocacy materials teaching children how to identify themselves as being abused, bullied, trafficked, stolen or in trouble using The V Sign. The V Sign is a child's silent identifier they need help.
History:
For more than a decade, Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation has provided life-changing educational programs for thousands of children and youth over four continents. We are a nonprofit organization with a staff comprised of 100% volunteers, so your donations go directly to educating children, building schools, children's libraries, child protection and youth employment workshops as well as providing art & literacy programs in public schools.
Accomplishments & Progress:
We created The V Sign to help children identify themselves when in trouble.
75,000 children have benefited from our participation in the Millennium Development Goals.
SASEF Development Education in the Classroom and Youth in Philanthropy curriculum is recognized by UNESCO & Foundation Maurcio Sirotsky for "Forming the Consciousness of Citizenship" of children and youth.
We have donated 6 fully functioning children's libraries - we donated 26,000 books to public primary schools in Southern Brazil. 3500 young people have attended our Youth Education for Employments Workshops held in Brazil, Liberia and the United States. We have sent 220 young people to school.

2 Group Affiliations
Group Verification Status
Grantmakers Without Borders Verified
UN (United Nations) Verified
Financial Information   Verified
Year 2009 2008 2007
Total Revenue: $1,445 $4,648 $4,238
Expenses:      
        Program Services Expenses: $1,526
(88% of total)
$3,798
(88% of total)
$4,333
(65% of total)
        Management & General Expenses: $162
(9% of total)
$344
(8% of total)
$1,980
(30% of total)
        Fundraising Expenses: $55
(3% of total)
$165
(4% of total)
$355
(5% of total)
        Total Expenses: $1,744 $4,307 $6,668

Additional Background Information: Without your support we can not be the change we want to see. With the United Nations Millennium Development Goals as our framework we have learned when children and youth volunteer they acquire employable skills. With this in mind we have created this program:
Service Learning - Education for Employment Initiative
Seat in the Class and Job to Pay for It
We propose; young people who volunteer in a community project/program for two or more years be given priority treatment in form of a seat in the class and a job that pays them enough money to support the education they need.

We are asking universities, public and private corporations,
governments at the municipal, state and federal levels to recognize and reward service learning by by giving preferential treatment in the form of free or reduced education fees at all levels of education

SASEF has no paid staff - your donation goes directly towards paying for a childs education. Local Partners: Calvary Empowerment Team
CIEE
International Women?s Club POA
Junior Achievement
Messengers of Peace
Ministry of Education (Angola, Brazil, Liberia)
Ministry of Youth & Sports (Angola, Brazil, Liberia)
MTV/Vit Music Brasil
Pao dos Pobres
Projecto Pescar
SESI RS
SOS Kinderdorf
Youth Action International
Youth Are Partners for Empowerment
Youth for Community Academic and Development Services
Additional Affiliations: CARE
Child Rights Information Network
Clinton Global Initiative
Atlas Corps
Child Fund
Global Youth Service Day
Goethe Institute
International Red Cross
Juniper Foundation
Ministry of Gender and Social Development (Liberia and Ghana)
Merco Cities Network
Pensamento Digital
Save The Children
United Nations Social and Economic Affairs (Special Consultative Status)
UNESCO
UNICEF
United Nations Volunteers
YMCA/YWCA
Youth Employment Summit


President:
Rhonda Staudt
Founding Chair Phone: +0231 6 521165
Development Director:
Daniely Votto-Fontoura
Vice President
Phone: +001 785 227 - 3387
Volunteer Coordinator:
Raquel Oberst
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: +001 785 227-3387
Board of Directors and Board of Advisors:
Rhonda Staudt
Founding Chair / President

Danielly Votto-Fontoura
Vice President

Kimberly Fields
Secretary Treasurer

Luis Alberto
Board Member

Palma DeLaine
Board Member

Sarah-Jane Mungo
Board Member

Jeff McQuillan
Board Member

Jacques Nginga
Board Member

Fred Aloysius Weedor
Board Member

Darrell Alsbrook
Advisor

Raquel Oberst
Volunteer Advisor

Susan Whitfield Harding
SASEF Attorney

Address:
PO Box 363
Lindsborg , Kansas 67456
United States
Phone: 785 227 3387
Fax: (785) 227-3390
Web: http://www.sasef.org

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