iEARN

Rating: 4.94 stars   63 reviews

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Location: 475 Riverside Dr Ste 450 New York NY 10115 USA

Mission: IEARN's mission is to enable young people worldwide to work together to contribute to the health and welfare of the planet.
Results: In addition to engaging 20,000,000 young people in collaborative action on global issues, since 1988, iEARN has trained 100,000 educators on how to integrate Web 2.0 tools to enhance teaching and learning.
Target demographics: educators and students
Programs: professional development, digital media literacy, and more than 200 projects in which students are learning with each other to test water quality, stop bullying, find solutions to hunger, eradicate malaria, and promote gender equality.
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EIN 13-3782233
212-870-2693
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen this organization grow from 10 schools in Moscow and 10 schools in NY State to over 40,000 schools in about 120 countries; and do it with no loss of integrity and sense of mission. It is a testimony to the philosophy and the thousands of mostly volunteers, teachers and students.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Our foundation has been funding iEARN since 1988. I consider it to be the best investment we have made. When we started investing there were 9 countries and about 90 teachers impacting about 400 children. Today there are 130 countries, an estimated 36,000 teachers impacting over 3,000,000 children. When we provided seed money, we were donating about $150,000/year and iEARN's budget was about $400,000/yr. Now, because of their success, we provide funding in the two digits and their budget has increased to over $4,000,000/yr.! I would call that money well spent!

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

visiting many countries of the world where iEARN lives including interviewing teachers and students in those countries. For many it is a life-changing experience.

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

Find a way to increase revenues from foundations and other non profits.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The need to have teachers and children communicate in an effective way so that they can experience their common humanity; and as a result of that reduce the potential for conflicts and wars and practice cooperation for a peaceful future for our children and the planet.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I am convinced of the results produced over 23 years, and organizations like this need donations for overhead that are not covered in grants.

What would you tell others about this organization?

It is the largest, most effective, K-12 global education network in the world, with proven results of 23 years of service.

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