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Arlington Academy Of Hope Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   43 reviews 646

Nonprofit Issues:

Education, Health, International, Philanthropy

Address:

P.O. Box 7694 Arlington VA 22207 USA

Mission:

The Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) is saving lives and changing lives in rural Uganda. Our model school provides a high-quality, well-rounded grade school education. We provide scholarships for high school and beyond. AAH has built two health clinics, assists nearby local schools to improve, and supports women's microfinance.

Results:

We celebrate 10 years of transformation this year. In spite of working in a challenging and poor area, we have very strong results: - In a district with a 14% grade school graduation rate, 100% of AAH students graduate and can go on to secondary school (high school). - Results of national standardized exams put AAH's grade school in the top 1% of 19,000 schools in Uganda! - Death and serious illnesses from malaria and other conditions have been reduced by the clinics' work. - Over 350 women have increased their incomes through microfinance loans.

Target demographics:

give children a future through education

Direct beneficiaries per year:

educate over 600 students directly, assisted over 10,000 at nearby schools, over 10,000 at the health clinic, and over 350 women microentrepreneurs.

Geographic areas served:

Uganda

Programs:

education, health care, and women's microfinance.

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Reviews for Arlington Academy Of Hope Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The kids are angels and the staff is absolutely inspiring. I've never been more moved than I was standing in front of the kids from Arlington singing a welcome tune to our group. The kids at Arlington and their outreach school, Bulobi have never left my heart and I still am motivated to return. The Arlington Academy of Hope is what's right in this world.

 
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We have been sponsoring the education of children in rural Uganda and have sponsored four so far. Our oldest child there has made it through two years of college already! We are in regular contact with all of the children through AAH and receive lovely, warm, hand-written letters from them. The school is well-run, and I believe all of my money is put to good use there and throughout the school's outreach to the local community. My son also volunteered for a few weeks at AAH and loved it! I cannot recommend this non-profit more highly!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I worked at Arlington Academy of Hope with Lasell College for 3 weeks in the summer of 2014. It was a wonderful experience and the children are amazing. The work being one there is life changing for both the students, teachers and helpers. This organization must stay around and be supported by others. People need a chance to see how great AAH is and I hope everyone once has a day to experience it.

 
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As a volunteer with AAH two years ago, I fell in the love with the work of the organization and it's community. It is providing sustainable development practices to an area that really needs it. It has earned so much respect from that community and has influenced the development of education in not only the Bududa District but in Manafwa as well. I felt so strongly about the work when I first arrived in Uganda that I worked hard to become the new international coordinator for AAH and I'm so happy I did.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Arlington Academy of Hope holds a special place in my heart. Through their outreach program, I was able to meet people and experience things that changed my life and world view more than I could have ever changed theirs. This program is spectacular and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nonprofit to work with.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I cannot say enough positive things about AAH! As a volunteer and donor, I can say from first hand experience that this is truly a wonderful organization whose mission is clear and you can feel good about donating both your time and your money and knowing that both are going directly to helping the community. I sponsor a child and I know that the money I donate goes directly to paying her school fees and not lining some CEO's pockets. I have seen the school and its students first hand and it is truly a remarkable place. AAH also does a lot of community outreach within its own community so volunteers and donors are able to
do more than affect one small group of kids and their school. There is an opportunity with work with an entire community. I led a group of college students here in 2013 and both my life and all of theirs were infinitely changed for the better by the experience. One of those students is even back at AAH volunteering for the year right now!

 
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I volunteered with AAH two years ago and it was an incredible, life-changing experience. The entire staff is dedicated to giving the students the best possible experience, down to ensuring the female students have basic necessities such as undergarments and a private washroom, therefore encouraging them to stay in school for the duration of each month. I would highly recommend working with them!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This organization shines because the founders are still personally involved at all times keeping the spirit of why it was founded alive. Outstanding people make a personal commitment to the organization and work tirelessly on ways to improve the lives of young children through education.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We have sponsored children at AAH for years and have had a wonderful experience. Two of my teens have gone over to volunteer at AAH in Uganda and it truly transformed their view of the world. My last child hopes to go over in two years. Love that only $360 per year gives a child a chance. Very responsible NGO and amazing people behind the scenes.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Well run and focused nonprofit achieving amazing results and truly changing many lives in rural Uganda. We volunteer and sponsor two children at the school. I like that they help lift up the other schools around them too. With education, you give a child a future.

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