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Children First Foundation USA Corp

AKA Children First Foundation USA

Miami, FL

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Children First Foundation USA Corp

Also Known As:
Children First Foundation USA
Physical Address:
Miami, FL 33116 
EIN:
26-1449405
Web URL:
childrenfirstfoundat...
Leadership:
Ms. Maria Santi
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Basic Organization Information

Children First Foundation USA Corp

Also Known As:
Children First Foundation USA
Physical Address:
Miami, FL 33116 
EIN:
26-1449405
Web URL:
childrenfirstfoundat... 
NTEE Category:
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities 
A23 Cultural, Ethnic Awareness 
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities 
A25 Arts Education/Schools 
P Human Services 
P42 Single Parent Agencies/Services 
Ruling Year:
2008 

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Mission Statement

Developing and transforming Children, individuals, and families to create a sustainable culture of peace which thrives on systems of vitality.


Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. June, 2012)

Ms. Maria Santi

Term:

Since Nov 2007

Profile:

Ms. Santi is the founder of Children First Foundation USA. Ms. Santi obtained her Bachelors in Psychology and minor in Education from FIU and has completed some graduate course work in Social work. She is a global human rights activist and member of Amnesty International USA, a community activist in the family courts and Miami Dade County Public Schools. She is also a member of the Global Peace and Empathy Council. She also has extensive experience as a Certified Paralegal in the state of Florida. Languages spoken Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.

Leadership Statement:

We believe in fostering the innate intelligence of all children. We believe in collaboration, in giving back, in adding value to the lives of others, not only by deed, but also by showing empathy and compassion to those who Remember Respect and Responsibility. Children First Foundation USA raises awareness and raises intelligence. It is a new system, a positive system, a new pattern of being which emphasizes human rights for all, in particular the rights of our Children.   We're excited to continue to raise awareness and participate in the creation of building blocks for a different kind of culture. A culture that enhances intelligence and focuses on the positive aspects of society. We want to encourage creativity, intelligence, collaboration.  Thanks to our donors and supporters for making it happen.



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Program: Wings for the Single Mom

Budget:
$150,000
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Females, all ages or age unspecified
Single Parents

Program Description:

Wings for the Single Mom is a program initiative of Children First Foundation USA and is dedicated to increasing the quality of life and standard of living of disadvantaged and full-time working single mothers and their children by exposure to culturally diverse  educational and travel experiences. We believe culturally diverse education and travel programs will serve to expand levels of thought, to attain refinement, and develop the mind, body and soul for personal and intellectual growth and advancement in the hopes of cultivating peace, tolerance, and acceptance within our world. Wings for the Single Mom aims to offer exclusive theme based education programs with an emphasis on Human Rights Education and travel programs. Our aim is to focus on poverty stricken areas within the community to service children of single mother households in grades K-2 (Ages 5-8). More information may be found at www.wingsforthesinglemom.org

Program Long-Term Success:

Single mothers and their children will experience travel for the purpose of learning about other cultures, history, art, and music. We accomplish this by providing special local outings once a month. These outings include trips to museums, theaters, performing arts centers, parks, and historical sites.The outing and travel opportunities will enhance and nurture the relationship between the children and their parents/caregivers and will incorporate the theme based education process of learning into their homes to make the parent/child connection stronger. The interaction created among the children and parents/caregivers serve to create a dual role in which the parents are helped in bringing forth the expression within the children and in turn children empower the parents. This dual role creates a positive home environment for children and parents alike. Direct positive impact on single-mother households and children of single mothers.This program will raise multi-cultural awareness through travel and Universal Human Rights education in order to cultivate an attitude of acceptance and tolerance for other cultures and other people in general in the hopes of promoting peace among our world.

Program Short-Term Success:

We have impacted the lives of various families by exposing them to cultural events which served to enhance the parent/child relationship and to help the children expand their personal growth.

Program Success Monitored by:

Board of Directors, community members, and volunteers

Program Success Examples:

We had children go back to their schools eager to share their stories during show and tell. Our program tied into their educational goals and inspired them to learn. Improved relationships with caregivers & emancipation of the mind through creative processes.

Program: Children First in the Legal System

Budget:
$77,000
Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:
Single Parents
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Movement and campaign to implement a collaborative law statute in the State of Florida to put Children First in the Legal System.   http://www.change.org/petitions/view/children_first_in_the_legal_system

Program Long-Term Success:

Implementation of a Collaborative Law Statute in the state of Florida.

Program Short-Term Success:

Create awareness of the collaborative law process in the community & encourage individuals and attorneys to support this process in the legal system for the benefit of Children First!

Program Success Monitored by:

Community residents, State officials, Board of Directors, and Volunteers

Program Success Examples:

100 signatures have been collected in support of the Collaborative law process & more are being collected & awareness is growing   http://www.change.org/petitions/view/children_first_in_the_legal_system   http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/FamilySquadforSingleMothersChildrenAndFamilies

Program: Children First in Education

Budget:
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Category:
Education
Population Served:

Program Description:

Children are the building blocks of any society and as such we must strive to make education a priority in our society. We believe in allowing children to foster their individuality and to use creativity as a means by which to encourage and enhance academic learning. We see standardized testing as a tool that serves to diminish capacity rather than to encourage intellectual capacity. Therefore we stand together to promote Theme Based Education in classrooms across the nation and encourage advocacy & grassroots campaigns to diminish standardized testing.

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Program: Human Rights & Empathy

Budget:
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Category:
Youth Development
Population Served:

Program Description:

Human rights education is an essential tool for the creation of an empathetic civilization and as such we believe that human rights education is an essential part of any curriculum and should be taught to children across the globe. Children First Foundation USA seeks to implement humans right education programs in schools across Miami-Dade County.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

To introduce & implement concepts & programs as systems which thrive on positive elements of society.   To Inspire and Promote a sense of Wellness, Happiness and Positive Values to bring individuals, children, families, and communities closer together.

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