GO Campaign improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions. GO Campaign connects donors to high-impact grassroots projects aimed at changing lives and transforming communities, one child at a time.
The People Concern is an independent, community-supported organization in which staff, volunteers and clients work with mutual respect to address the effects of poverty, abuse, neglect and discrimination. The agency's programs are designed to remove barriers to access the resources individuals need to ensure their survival, end their victimization and improve their quality of life.
The People Concern empowers people to rebuild their lives. Their goal is to end human suffering - not just manage it. Their highly effective integrated model of care enables 95% of those placed in permanent housing to remain housed indefinitely. They build self-sufficiency, restore dignity and help our vulnerable neighbors become contributing members of the community, enhancing the quality of life for everyone concerned.
New Village Girls Academy is a remarkable all-girls charter high school where students who would seem to have few positive life prospects are achieving success. About 85% of New Village students report trauma - sexual abuse, domestic violence, neglect. 40-45% are pregnant or parenting. All of their students are young women of color and live in poverty.
Despite their challenges, their students are clearly succeeding. They are often the first in their families not only to receive high school diplomas but also to pursue higher education. In 2017, 30 New Village seniors graduated with high school diplomas and 73% enrolled in college, 11 in four-year institutions and 11 in community colleges. Their graduates are staying in college – 70% of the Class of 2016 enrolled in college; as of December, at least 81% of those who started college were still enrolled. New Village alumnae attend Universities of California, Cal State Universities, Howard University, Mills College, Mount Saint Mary's, and community colleges. Others go directly into the work force.