Sustainus, Inc.

Rating: 4.8 stars   45 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Environment, International, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: P.O. Box #4 Quincy MA 02170 USA

Mission: SustainUS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of young people advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the United States. Through proactive education and advocacy at the policy-making level and at the grassroots, we are building a future in which all people recognize the inherent equality and interdependence of social, economic, and environmental sustainability. We strive to reflect our values through the diversity of members and projects, our ongoing commitment to educating ourselves and others, and the way we live our lives.
Target demographics: youth 13-26
Geographic areas served: United States of America
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

SustainUS is a fantastic learning experience, and a great way for youth to make their voices heard in international policy. I've worked with the organization for three years, and have always been impressed by what amazing things our all-volunteer staff is able to accomplish. SustainUS has really put youth on the map for international policy making.

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SustainUS has written substantial policy that has informed international agreements, demonstrated that youth are experts in international development, and pushed for real change.

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Funding is a major challenge for our organization. We would love to be able to support our delegations and citsci program, without having our representatives worry about funding.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I'm impressed with the membership's passion and dedication. This is an organization of committed, intelligent youth trying to make a brighter more sustainable future. The organization is 100% youth run, 100% volunteer based.

We have members all over the country, which is both a strength and a weakness. At times, organization can be a challenge especially when we have to work around different schedules and time zones.

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2009-2011

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We work with a very tight budget; more money would allow us to expand our programs and provide better scholarships to those with greater financial need.

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