Educational Institutions

THE LIFE IS GOOD KIDS FOUNDATION INC

  • Boston, MA
  • www.ligplaymakers.org

Mission Statement

The Life is Good Kids Foundation partners with leading childcare organizations to positively impact the quality of care delivered to the most vulnerable children.

Donations and fundraising efforts provide a variety of professional and personal development resources to childcare providers across the United States and Haiti, helping them to nurture life-changing relationships with the children in their care.

Main Programs

  1. Workshops and Retreats
  2. Speaking Engagements
  3. Online Delivery
Service Areas

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National

The Life is Good Kids Foundation partners with schools, hospitals, social service agencies, and enrichment programs across the United States and in Haiti.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Steve Gross

Keywords

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Optimism, joy, trauma, teacher, playmaker, nurse, child life specialist, united states, haiti, boston, new york, LA, playfulness, healing, education

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Also Known As

Life is good Playmakers

EIN

20-5524270

 Number

7476590125

Physical Address

51 Melcher Street 9th Floor

Boston, MA 02210

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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To date we have offered retreats and ongoing support to over 5,000 professionals – including teachers, social workers, counselors, child life specialists and other youth workers.

Please see
our research report to learn about the impact our approach has had on the lives
of young children impacted by life-threatening challenges, including the trauma
of poverty, illness, and violence.

http://www.lifeisgood.com/images/playmakers/playmaker_mississippi_study.pdf

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Workshops and Retreats

Workshops and Retreats in partnership with Schools, hospitals, social service agencies and enrichment programs.

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Program 2

Speaking Engagements

Content delivery through Keynotes to Spread the Power of Optimism.

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Program 3

Online Delivery

Access to tools and resources for childcare professionals.

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our Vision is a world where all children grow up feeling safe, loved and joyful.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
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  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
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  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
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  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Life is Good Kids Foundation partners with schools, hospitals, social service agencies, and enrichment programs across the United States and in Haiti.

Funding Needs

Overwhelming stress caused by chronic exposure to poverty, violence, and illness is considered one of the greatest health crisis facing children. Research shows that even ONE trusted relationship with a skilled, loving adult can help protect children from the catastrophic, long-term effects of childhood trauma. Your support will help provide childcare professionals in schools, hospitals, and a variety of social service agencies with the resources they need to build joyful, loving and life-changing relationships with the children in their care.

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Financials

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THE LIFE IS GOOD KIDS FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

THE LIFE IS GOOD KIDS FOUNDATION INC

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Steve Gross

BIO

Steve Gross, M.S.W., is the Founder and Chief Playmaker of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that partners with leading childcare organizations to positively impact the quality of care delivered to the most vulnerable children. Steve is a leader in the field of psychological trauma response and a pioneer in utilizing playful engagement and meaningful relationships to overcome the devastating impact of early childhood trauma.
Steve's talents have been called upon to respond to some of the greatest catastrophes of our time, including the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, and the 2012 Newtown school shooting. At the heart of his work, Steve helps others discover the power of optimism so that they can build resilience and bring greater joy, connection, courage and creativity to their lives.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Julie Bowers

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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