Rating: 4 stars 1 review
Issues: Civil Rights, Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Disabilities, Philanthropy
Location: 925 Weyburn Place Suite 131 Los Angeles CA 90024 USA
VPF advocates for the rights and dignities of young people with disabilities. Our field work and research initiatives further an inclusive human and civil rights approach to disability programs and policies.We provide educational and training materials for human rights and development agencies including governmental and non-governmental organizations. We have experience in scaling up best practices by partnering governments with civil society organizations from Berkeley to Belgrade.
Results: Participated in the drafting of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, Published learning guide and activities manual on human rights of children with disabilities with UNICEF, developed educational book for parents with MercyCorps, directly or indirectly impacted over 100,000 people through our educational programs.
Target demographics: Children and youth with and without disabilities and their families both in the US and abroad
Direct beneficiaries per year: 500-1,000
Geographic areas served: Los Angeles, International
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As a young person with a disability, it was rewarding and inspiring to work with such a dynamic and dedicated group of people. Working with the Pineda Foundation was an eye opening experience. I was able to learn about human rights, and advocacy efforts on behalf of people with disabilities.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
education and outreach, increasing self-esteem and professional skills of young people with disabilities.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
help strengthen its operating and outreach efforts and include social marketing strategies that utilize Twitter and Facebook more effectively.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
working with the President, Victor Pineda
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
generous, patient, kind and passionate...
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
change the way young people with disabilities lived in a handful of cities across the USA and the Middle East.
Ways to make it better...
there was a bit more guidance and more structure in the work.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
the size of the problem and the limited capacity of the team. Additionally, finding a suitable way to realize all the amazing opportunities that still lay before the group.
One thing I'd also say is that...
This organization is small but powerful and I feel that in the years to them it will only continue to make an impact on the people who come into contact with it.
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