Basic Organization Information
Good Neighbors USA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q30 International Development, Relief Services
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OUR MISSIONGood Neighbors USA is an international humanitarian and development organization committed to building a global community where people live together in health, harmony, and dignity.
OUR APPROACHWe look at the world not in terms of classes or borders. We see people. When you've met the kind of people we have, you'll discover the same thing: people are capable of anything. Our approach is simple but effective. We are enablers. We guide people in creating a new future for themselves. Our projects work to enact lasting change, and we are constantly challenging ourselves to change the world. In the end, the effect of poverty is only as strong as we let it become.
We will work anywhere where need exists regardless of race, nationality, religion, ideology, and geographical constraints.
Good Neighbors has a presence in 29 different countries allowing us to support 600 million people and 80,000 children.
Child Development:We work to protect preschoolers and children who have been neglected due to poverty. Our projects encourage their physical and emotional development by providing them with fundamental education, medical care, and nutritious meals.
Community Development:not in terms of classes or borders. We see people. When you've met the kind of people we have, you'll We believe that self-sufficiency is the key to eliminating poverty. We provide vocational training, develop local agriculture, and establish infrastructure.
Health & Sanitation:We provide medical services and health-related education to reduce the mortality rate and prevent diseases like malaria, parasites, and AIDS. We also make it a priority to develop access to safe, portable water.
Advocacy:We empower marginalized groups of women and children through our education programs. Our projects aim to raise awareness and cooperate with local organizations in order to lift these groups from poverty.
Global Networking:We organize various resources that lie in project sites and rely on the residents' active participation in projects. We build strong partnerships with volunteers, community leaders, local governments, and other organizations.
Emergency Relief:We are the first to respond to natural and man-made disasters. We were on the ground during the civil war in Rwanda; the earthquakes in Pakistan, India, and Turkey; the Afghanistan war; and the tsunami in South Asia.
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Ms Eunju Oh
Eunju Oh is the current Executive Director of Good Neighbors USA and has served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer/Secretary since April 2009. She first joined Good Neighbors International in 2002 as the Afghanistan Program Director in Project Development and Management in Kabul, Afghanistan and established the Good Neighbors USA office in 2007 in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Oh directs the management of GNUSA; establishes its goals and policies; and exercises wide latitude in discretionary decision making. She specializes in INGO governance and management, and emergency disaster relief operations. In 2010, she established an office in Washington D.C. to network and partner with other U.S.-based INGOs, as well as to concentrate on obtaining grants from government agencies.
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Good Neighbors Program
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Good Neighbors currently operates projects in 26 field countries, with 160 project sites in third world countries, 25 project sites in North Korea, and in 44 field offices consisting of 87 project sites in South Korea, and with USA and Japan as supporting countries, with the annual budget of 2011 at approximately $87M, with 2500 employees worldwide, a total of 20,000 volunteers, and 447,380 sponsors (individual donors).
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Good Neighbors was granted the 2007 MDGs Awards in recognition of achieving the 2nd MDG of universal primary education as initiated by the United Nations NGO IRENE and AICESIS (International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions).
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
Good Neighbors started in 1991 with the sole purpose of giving disadvantaged children a glimmer of hope. Back then, our organization concentrated on projects such as orphanages, handicapped children's programs, finding homes for widows stricken with poverty, rural community development, and assisting disadvantaged families of Tuberculosis patients.
We soon realized the dire need of similar aid in other parts of the world. In 1994, Good Neighbors became an international organization and was deeply involved in the Rwandan refugee situation, providing medical relief teams and establishing two non-formal schools at the refugee camps. Good Neighbors International became a formal entity in 1996, and since then we've expanded our projects and field offices to 29 countries around the world.
The United NationsIn August of 1996, Good Neighbors achieved General Consultative Status, the highest status level with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Under the Charter of the United Nations, the Economic and Social Council may consult with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concerned with matters within the Council's competence. The Council recognizes that these organizations should have the opportunity to express their views, and that they possess special experience or technical knowledge of value to the Council's work. In 2007, Good Neighbors was also recognized by the United Nations with the prestigious Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Award for our achievements in universal primary education.