Our Kids Our Future
Investments are generally measured by their potential for return. Humanity First is convinced that investing in children education and improving their academic performance is the best investment a community can make. A good student today is better positioned to become a successful member of the society tomorrow.
Crisis in Education
Our nation's public school systems have been historically underfunded, understaffed, and underestimated. Students from such schools are also often from the lowest income bracket. Such schools and students have meager human, financial, and material resources to aid in educating the citizens of tomorrow. And while Humanity First believes in the creative potential of all children, regardless of their class, these and other factors can hinder students from attaining success in and out of the classroom. Therefore, it is vital to confer additional resources upon underprivileged students beyond those provided by the current system, if they are to overcome obstacles to success.
The Our Kids, Our Future initiative seeks to empower the community, school staff, and students of some of the most underserved schools districts across the country by engaging volunteers from those very communities Humanity First seeks to serve. Humanity First also raises funds for providing critical materials and services to schools and students who are motivated to succeed. Some areas of service include:
Read more about the current Our Kids, Our Future initiative in Chicago and past projects in Baltimore, Portland, and San Jose.
Donate to support this and other Humanity First human development and disaster relief efforts.
Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.
Since its inception and IRS registration in 2004, Humanity First has been focused on spending most of the raised funds on direct program related expenses. As a result, more than 90% of its funds are in that expense category. This is achieved through dedicated volunteers in its management, and program operation teams.