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  

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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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 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 served as community service coordinator for a college organization in the spring semester, 2011, and wanted to expand our project base. I came across Love Never Fails International, who already has deep connections with student volunteers at TCU. The Executive Director took time to speak with us personally about the mission of the organization, and we processed paperwork to get through. It was all worth it as soon as we made it to the elementary school for the first time! The students, LNFI staff and policies/programs are outstanding. Volunteers from my organization continued to go of their own accord after the semester ended. I can't say enough about what a blessing this dedicated organization is to the children of Fort Worth and its volunteer base!

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

I've witnessed its fundraising, seen how its emphasis on family involvement enriches the connection with children and seen the excitement and commitment of volunteers who love their experiences with LNFI.

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

I would encourage it to expand and find ways to partner or share resources with similar non-profits in the area.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

One small change is timing, but the problem rests more with college students on a busy schedule than a lack of opportunities.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I learned how to balance discipline and encouragement with play in interacting with elementary school children in unstable or unpredictable environments. I learned about how service can reinforce itself by encouraging volunteers to keep coming.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I loved it and would recommend it to anyone!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

This was my first year to mentor at Love Never Fails International. The connection between child and mentor gives us the ability to address the individual needs of the child.

After watching these youth it is evident that Love Never Fails does just that--shows love to each student. A trust develops and as a result, the children have the opportunity to resolve issues personal to them including reading skills, discipline to do homework, interaction and respect for others, expressing themselves.

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

In personal relationship with the children, I've witnessed youth whose behavior changed with a few words of direction or caring. One child always cried. He was told that in all of his life he would have things to cry about--that we did not think this was one of those times. We asked him, "What do you think?" Given a second he agreed and I have not seen that behavior ever since. He really took it to heart.

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

Perhaps have a little more class discipline or structure but I love what LNFI does!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have volunteered with Love Never Fails International for the past three (3) years. We have seen significant improvement in academic skills such as reading ability and comprehension as well as social interaction.

One of the most rewarding experiences for us is being greeted by name when they come into the class room and at dissmissial time we are thanked verbaly and usually also with a hug.

We enjoy the the time we get to meet and socialize with the famlies. They in turn tell us of the positive changes in their children that they attribute to the Love Never Fails program.

We have been very impressed with the dedicartion of the Love Never Fails staff. They have a very positive and caring attitude toward the children and the mentors.

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

Observing the positive changes in children we mentor in the Love Never Fails program. Marked improvement in reading ability and comprehension. Better control of anger management issues. Improved social interaction with their teachers and other students.

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

None

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Rating: 5 stars  

Love Never Fails is an organization devoted to giving underprivileged children the extra boost they need in order to be successful. I have volunteered with them multiple times and I've witnessed the changes in the children who come every week. It's such a breath of fresh air to see an organization work so hard and so selflessly in order to ensure a brighter future for students such as these. I volunteer at T. A. Sims elementary school, and in my experience, the children not only love the program, they are also exposed to many teachings that they wouldn't normally have in the schools they are in. Lessons are in friendship, leadership, and other topics that will allow them to greater succeed in later life. I personally believe that this organization is very successful and touches the lives of all who take part in it, students and volunteers alike.

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

The children's actions towards each other are more sincere and more respectful. They are more cooperative and polite in regards to elders, and they are more driven to do well in school.

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

My only wish for this organization would be for it to expand to more schools so it can impact more children's lives.

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