LOVE NEVER FAILS INTERNATIONAL INC

Rating: 5 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 5617 Diamond Oaks Dr. South Fort Worth TX 76117 USA

Mission: Love Never Fails International is a non-profit charity [501(c)3] that exists to provide a "hand up, not a hand out" to impoverished children and families through assistance, tutoring, and mentoring. Our mission is to: * Partner with low-income children and families to bring about social, economic, and spiritual rebirth through assistance, tutoring, and mentoring; * Pursue lasting solutions to the underlying causes of poverty and bring relief to those who are suffering; * Create in the midst of urban blight wholesome places for families to flourish; * Lend a hand up, not a hand out; * Empower families to rise above negative circumstances; and * Lend aid both domestically and internationally.
Results: LNFI uses both quantitative (report cards & TAKS scores) as well as qualitative (surveys and parent/teacher observation) data to evaluate change. Program Results (Quantitative): We have found through evaluating school-issued report cards and TAKS scores that children who attended on a consistent basis (at least 80% of the time) and participated regularly in the program showed the following results in the 2009-2010 school year: • 73% of the students received academic recognition on the A or AB Honor Rolls in the final six weeks. • 87% of the students earned Satisfactory or Excellent conduct scores in the final six weeks. • 90% of the students earned passing scores on the Reading TAKS test. 26% of these were commended. • 80% of the students earned passing scores on the Math TAKS test. 17% of these were commended. • Students in our Birdville ISD programs increased their reading fluency by an average of 36 words per minute over the school year. Program Results (Qualitative): The following data was collected through anonymous surveys that were conducted: • 67% of teachers & administrators said they saw a change in the behavior of the children. • 100% of teachers & administrators said the LNFI program has had a significant impact at their school. • 100% of teachers & administrators said they would recommend other schools begin an LNFI program. • 73% of parents said LNFI has positively impacted their child’s behavior. • 91% of parents said LNFI has positively impacted their child’s reading level. • 91% of parents said they believe their child’s attendance in LNFI has helped decrease altercations and other problems during the after school hours. • 94% of students said they have felt loved by the people at LNFI.
Target demographics: At-risk and impoverished children, ages 8 - 16.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

LNFI is the perfect setting to touch the hearts and minds of at-risk children. I'm a first year program director, yet I've already seen dramatic changes in my kids. The joy is evident when they walk in the room. The children know that they are coming into a safe and loving environment. It is an honor to work with these kids; and being able to tell them how important and exceptional they are is amazing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is my first year to work as a Director for Love Never Fails International. It's truly rewarding to see one of our at risk students come into the program, sullen and withdrawn, begin to slowly come out of his or her shell and begin to trust that someone cares about them. With nurturing, love, and support, these kids see improved grades, better social skills, and enjoy school more than they ever have. You can't ask for more than that.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working with these at risk kids and watching their grades improve and their social skills develop.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish we could be in more schools.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I serve as a program director for Love Never Fails International at one of the elemetary schools where we work. I have got to witness firsthand the growth of these children as a result of the mentoring, tutoring, and love they receive each week. It is a deeply rewarding thing to watch a child come out of his or her shell, begin to open up, and blossom right in front of your eyes.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the grades of these children rise, witnessing firsthand their confidence increase, and knowing that they will have a better chance of succeeding in life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I know of no changes that need to be made at this time.

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I recently saw a video of the orphanage Love Never Fails International sponsors in Reynosa, Mexico. It filled my heart with joy to see the children in classrooms, singing songs, and learning the alphabet. These beautiful children, who were once at the mercy of poverty, the Mexican sex trade, and drug cartels, are now safe. They are receiving three meals a day, medical care, and the education that will rescue them someday. LNFI also has an after school program in Fort Worth Texas that provides mentoring to at risk children. What an organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through the church and donations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would try to spread the after school programs into more schools. Currently, they are only in three school districts.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is wonderful to see what an impact Love Never Fails is having in the lives of children. Most of us take for granted that someone loves us and wants to see us be successful. For some of these kids, Love Never Fails is the first time that someone has really and truly taken the time to invest in their lives - the first time someone has taken the time to help them with their homework and encourage them and teach them not just academics but life lessons that will follow them into adulthood. It is incalculable how great an impact love can have. These kids will look back some day and point to Love Never Fails as the turning point in their lives - the point where they started to believe that they are special and important and valuable and loved.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Reynosa, Mexico and the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand into more schools and into more areas of Mexico.

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Rating: 5 stars  

LNFI is impacting children's lives every day, both here in Texas and in Reynosa, Mexico. I love receiving their newsletter and reading story after story about how these troubled, at-risk children are literally being transformed into leaders among their peers. It amazes me to see what can happen to a child when he/she receives the love, encouragement, and help they so desperately need. God bless LNFI!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've heard so many stories of children being transformed through this ministry - it blesses my heart, and I simply love being involved with this organization. It is very obvious the directors and volunteers have a huge heart for at-risk children, and will devote their time, energy, and love to these kids to see them succeed in life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I pray that more and more people will be led to donate to LNFI, and to serve as volunteers. I'd love to see the after-school programs in more and more schools!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have mentored the children in one of the elementary schools in the LNFI program and have found it very rewarding. These children respond well to the structured and loving environment provided by LNFI. They learn to accept responsibility for their actions and begin to treat others as they want to be treated. The LNFI program rewards their responsible actions with activities the children look forward to such as trips to local businesses and other events. The result is improved grades and a more loving interaction with the other children and the members of their families. These children crave the love and acceptance they receive from LNFI mentors and their lives are truly changed for the better.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a volunteer mentor I have personally witnessed children who had been poor performers with discipline problems become achievers on the A-B Honor Roll with much improved attitudes. They truly respond to the love they receive which improves their ability to succeed in life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the program to as many schools as possible. There are so many children needing this loving encouragement. With more donations and more volunteers, this can become possible.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a donor to LNFI for over 6 years and participated as a counselor in their annual summer camp. I have witnessed the genuine love shown to these at risk children. I have also had the privaledge to hear from these children how LNFI has made a positive and lasting impact in their lives. The dedication and love the LNFI staff and volunteers have for at risk children and their families is absolutely inspiring and greatly admired. It is a joy and an honor to contribute to LNFI and th wonderful work they all do.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Only being able to serve as a counselor during summer camp enables me to see the amazing growth of a child from one year to the next. The LNFI staff is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at risk children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to pray that God would bless all who participate in this wonderful work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with or volunteered with "at risk" children and teens for 25 years. I recently moved to the Fort Worth area and found Love Never Fails International. I am so impressed with the work being done in elementary schools and with the quality of the staff and other volunteers. I believe that this organization can truly impact children and teens in a very positive way and I am thrilled to be a part of that process.

Each day, the group is well supervised. As a volunteer, I know what is expected of me. There are plenty of volunteers to help each child. The sharing and journaling time have good thought provoking questions and the discussion time is helpful. The children respond very well and have a good time.

The staff is consistant with leadership and discipline, and they genuinely love the children.

I am a newcomer, but I am looking forward to a long association with Love Never Fails International.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am too new to have seen results.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would love to see more schools involved with Love Never Fails International.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I donate to LNFI on a regular basis to help fund the work they do to mentor and encourage at-risk students. There is a great need to demonstrate to these children that someone cares about them. The volunteer mentors, under the direction of a LNFI director at each school, help these children deal with the issues they face in their lives as well as help them with their school subjects. They take them on field trips to businesses and other events to expose them to careers they have not had the opportunity to experience. I have personally visited one of the schools and shared my work experience with them. They were very interested and asked probing questions about specific aspects of the engineering tasks I perform at work. They are good children that just need some help and encouragement. LNFI is truly a worthy organization to support financially as well as become a volunteer mentor.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen children with attention and discipline issues become much less disruptive and more focused when they experience the love and attention they receive in the LNFI program. LNFI does a great deal of good for these children. In many cases I believe it is a life changing event in their lives that gives them the hope and encouragement to succeed in life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They do an excellent job helping children with the resources they have available. With more resources and volunteers, they could do even more.

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