Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation

Rating: 4.91 stars   80 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Philanthropy

Location: PO Box 363 Lindsborg KS 67456 USA

Mission: Our mission is to provide education to children and youth throughout the world. Through continued research of educational programs we identify and implement solutions impacting the development of children and youth. We collaborate with youth serving organizations that support our vision in developing self-sustaining people improving the quality of life for future generations.
Results: Angola Education Award for Educating Children in Angola Award nominee for Raising the Social Consciousness of Children and Youth in Brazil We have donated 5 Children's Libraries in Brazil; New books, New computers We have hosted Youth Education for Employment Conferences in Angola, Brazil and Liberia. We have paid for children to go to primary, secondary, vocational and college, purchased school supplies, provided a bit of food and transportation. We have raised the money to build a primary school and pay school fees for the first 100 children to attend. Mentored young people into professional jobs with Fortune 500 companies and local companies. Our youth education for employment program has resulted in two self-sustaining youth NGO's. Found by the young people in Angola and Liberia.
Target demographics: Our target demographic is children and youth ages 0-25 years of age. We help children and young people in some of the most poor and violent neighborhoods in the world.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000
Geographic areas served: Angola, Brazil, Germany, Liberia and United States of America
Programs: Adopt A School: Creating better schools and communities Educate Every Child:Teaching development education to children and youth in the classroom The Day Projects: Educating children and youth on the benefits of volunteer initiatives and community service have on our society International Mentoring Partnership: Youth employment - transition from school to work Technology and Development: Developing the capacity of individuals and non profit organizations by providing computers, websites and training. Scholarships: Alvalon Scholars and Todd McQuillan Memorial Arts Fund
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Rating: 5 stars  

Since I begin to work with the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation, I have had a life changing experiences, that have turn my life for the good. This organization have taught me allot and the most of it by getting a job for me. I have been scholarship by this organization, and through them I have had intercultural experience, and good moral value.

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?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

My experience with this non Profit Organization is very great in that, I learned lots of things like, knowing about computer, speaking among people, working in a restaurant and telling people about community service and also learning to be a good leader and willing youth volunteer. This Non Profit organization can help bring the dreams of many people or youth in to reality.

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

In that I have gotten a full time job at the Kendeja Resort Villas, Monrovia, Liberia in order to help myself and family members.

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

work harder for this organization like, sharing ideas to others for this organization, doing lots of volunteer job, educating people and doing community service.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I enjoyed Education, Job Volunteer Service and Counseling Service that changed my life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Staff from the Kendeja Resort and Villas, Monrovia, Liberia, the Senator for Maryland County, Monrovia, Liberia John Baylout and Volunteer groups such as the Federation of Liberia Youth (FLY) and the Youth for Community Academy and Development Service.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have offer Scholarships to the least fortunate ones who are unable to school.

Ways to make it better...

this organization exist in every country of this world, sharing its ideas, goals and objectives that will improve the lives of others.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the call of more Donors that will facilitate its projects and the call of more volunteers to its services.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation (SASEF) is one of the best Nonprofit Organization in the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

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SASEF FOUNDATION HAS BEEN ONE OF THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF OUR NON-PROFIT BRAZILIAN INSTITUTION (NGO): ASSOCIAÇÃO PARADIGMAÇÃO -PAPS (www.paradigmacaopaps.com.br ), FOUNDED IN SEPTEMBER 30TH,2010. AS AN OUTSTANDING REFERENCE ON NON-PROFIT ACTIONS AND PROJECTS, WE HAVE HAD THE HONOR OF REGULAR CONSULTANCY ON IMPROVING OUR PROJECTS, BESIDES HELPING SPREAD SASEF INITIATIVES SUCH AS READING SPACES FOR COMMUNITIES AND DAY-CARE CENTERS FOR PEOPLE PLACED AT RISK IN PORTO ALEGRE AND METROPOLITAN AREAS, RIO GRANDE DO SUL, BRAZIL. NEEDLESS TO MENTION THE PHANTASTIC WORK ON LIFE AND CAREER PROJECTS WITH ADOLESCENTS PLACED AT RISK THAT BOTH MYSELF AND MY HUSBAND HAD THE PLEASURE TO PARTICIPATE AS JUDGES OF BEST PROJECTS TO BE AWARDED! SASEF FOUNDATION DO DESERVE THE 2012 TOP-RATED AWARDS, NOT ONLY FOR THEIR LOCAL INITIATIVES IN BRAZIL, BUT WORLDWIDE,LIKE THE RECENT PROJECTS DEVELOPED IN LIBERIA, AFRICA!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I know that this charity was born out of a sincere desire to see things that were wrong and turn them around. Children from around the world need strong advocates to help them out of dire circumstances. In this instance, SASEF concentrates on education. So many children are not afforded the one escape route that can free them from poverty...i.e. education. I learned a great deal about this charity when I volunteered to help run a silent auction in the Atlanta, Ga. area. The event included many photographs taken by SASEF founder, Rhonda Staudt. The photos were of children in an area of Africa where SASEF made a huge difference. An idea was born shortly after that. The idea was to get colleges and universities to allow students that were worthy of furthering their studies, but, absolutely not able to pay, to have jobs within the school that ultimately paid for their tuition, room and board. A brilliant idea that caught on with the United Nations. This is one of the purest organizations I have come across in a lifetime. A donation to SASEF is money well spent. I changed my strategy of gift giving after discovering SASEF. I now give a donation in the name of the recipient of a gift from me, instead of a trinket. It seems to be much appreciated by those receiving that notification.

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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Knowing the founder of this marvelous organization was all the impetus I needed to want to help educate the masses about the potential miracles SASEF can bring to underprivileged children around the world. Rhonda Staudt and I worked together for many years. She was amazingly skilled in finding resources and using them effectively. She had a dream about creating something that might change the world for the better. I instituted a new policy in my family. Instead of multiple gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, etc., I now will donate funds in their names to SASEF. That is a gift we can all feel good about, and, best of all, they don't have to pretend to love it, all the while planning on returning it to the store. I'm a proud contributor to the look and sound of SASEF as well as adding to the fiscal needs.

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

I'e Learned the educational opportunities made available to intelligent, underprivileged children. A SEAT IN THE CLASS AND A JOB TO PAY FOR IT was a genius plan to help kids that can succeed in college, but might not otherwise get the chance to go.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

In the last year alone SASEF has done so much for youth and youth based organisations it is hard not to aknowledge the impact of their work. In Liberia alone they have given higher education scholarships to several young people underscoring SASEF's committment to providing educational opportunbities for young people whenever and wherever possible.The organisation, has been, and continues to, mentor and advise a number of youth baased organisationsin Liberia, inclunding Messengrs of Peace- Liberia (MOP), Calvary Empowerment Team (CET) and YOCADS, to name a few. The opening of the chilren's libary in Bazil earlier this year further underscores SASEF's committment to providing tandible educcation support facilities to youth all over the world. The unwavering drive and energy of Founding Chair, Rhonda Staudt -with the support of the Board- to ensure that the organization stays true to its madate is to be commended and clearly demonstrates that focused intent can move mountains.

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

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a shy person before I came across this organization.But during my few years as a volunteer,i was able to get rid of shyness to usefulness in my country.Two year ago I never knew the potentials that were in me until I attended workshop headed by the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation,due to my performance I was consider as a volunteer.All my days of volunteering with this organization I have cultivated the shill,ability and knowledge to serve in my country as a potential and determined youth.This organization also link me with relevant personality in my country and outside.Lastly it enable me to be professional in work,computer and in life.The few years I volunteer for this organization it change my life greatly.

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As Co-Founder of SASEF I have had the privilege and honor to helping her grow to help thousands of young people all over the world. There are no words to express the joy in helping a young person discover and steer the path of personal and professional success. Together with an incredible team of volunteers (there are no paid persons at SASEF) I have learned patience in the process of helping. As I write this review the word DIGNITY and CHARACTER continue to come to mind. These are two very important pieces to the puzzle that always stand at the forefront of impacting a human beings life. It's a joy, pleasure and again an honor to be part of the SASEF family. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this ten year journey and an invitation to join us in the journey if you have not already done so.

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

building Children's Libraries in Brazil, creating youth non profit organizations in Angola and Liberia, hosting youth employment workshops in the United States, Angola, Liberia and Brazil, donating thousands of books to benefit primary schools, secondary schools and universities, organizing fundraising campaigns, hosting fundraising events and personally teaching in all SASEF hosted or invited to participate in youth employment workshops. Building schools and paying school fees "providing scholarships".

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

Help with a more aggressive fundraising campaign.

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

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you learn about this organization?

Co-Founder

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

identifying Youth Employment Opportunities Mentoring Young People Building Children's Libraries Donating Libraries to help young people who are incarcerated Identifying goals and objectives for Beyond 2015 Continuing to support the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals Fundraising

What is its top priority in the long run?

Fundraising to send more young people to school, build more Children's libraries, and pay more youth scholarships. Mentoring more young people into jobs and helping them keep the job. Helping young people fulfill their employment dream, dream sounds corny but its true. As an organization we are evolving to identify and learn where our greatest impact in helping. It's clear "young people need employment and entrepreneurial opportunities" to become self-sustaining and economic contributors.

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Rating: 5 stars  

SASEF is a non-profit organization, that specializes in charity funding to help support education to those less fortunate in third world countries.

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

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

SASEF is one of the outstanding nonprofit organizations that aids the third world children in broaden their horizons and giving their willing hearts and mind a chance to grow. This nonprofit organization created fundraising ethics by setting up a library and giving the children the ability to freely education themselves. Children are our future and that is the concern of SASEF.

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

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

SASEF is a outstanding non-profit organization. I look forward in becoming an officier on the board of directors. Education for the pproverty is such an outstanding goal for hhumans to strive in.

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

Give us a Chance Liberia fundraiser, it was a success.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The time and the evidence is in my view elements that can lead people to conclude that indeed would SASEF is an institution that deserves reputation and trust which its areas of focus, are Children and Youth which are the Future and the strength of any nation. Thus with development commitments established by the various agencies, both UN and Governments SASEF is also proposed to contribute working engaged with its partners and volunteers to provide ways and catalyze attention to this fringe of society with much needs and deserves support from various accounts (Health, Education, Leisure, technical training, work and welfare etc).

In this particular SASEF has been working hard in Education health, technical education by giving scholarships (Hope School of the Future 45 children from 1st to 8th grade, the 9th University), health education in terms of basic health care (Pediatric Hospital of Luanda), as technical training and preparing young people for their first job with the SASEF its partners have created the YES-Angola that serves as a database of young people with technical skills, establishing institutional contacts for sponsorship for jobs at various youth projects and develop autonomously Community scope for personal development and family."If that who do not live to serve does not meant to live" so soon I realized that it is necessary to serve so that my existence serve for something ... so influenced by the noble cause of SASEF and so I had been in a day a needed one, so I needed support from someone so that I can stand on myself in society, so as a gratitude I share the same work a bit and giving my best to an ever better world...

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

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is my great privilege to know Rhonda Staudt and to have seen, first hand, the heartwarming results of SASEF. The work they do is a lifeline to the children they help, help that wouldn't have found them any other way, due to their socioeconomic and geographic challenges. The drive and determination of Ms. Staudt and the members of SASEF, to see the progress they have made and the goals they have achieved, is truly inspiring!

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

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, for the project in Restinga.

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

Find a way to increase their funding, so they could expand their good works.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Foundation has been instumental in making positive life changes. The benfits the youth gain are necessary in becoming productive adults and being role models for other youth to follow. To know the value of education in todays society is the grass roots of this foundation. I applaud the Founder and all the volunteers for their Committment dedication and most importantly their devotion to providing education to children around the world.

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

providing information

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

none needed. The foundation has a focused and strong drive to implement educational activities for youth

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