Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Children First Foundation USA Corp

  • Miami, FL
  • http://childrenfirstfoundation.webs.com/

Mission Statement

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

Main Programs

  1. Wings for the Single Mom
  2. Children First in the Legal System
  3. Children First in Education
  4. Human Rights & Empathy

ruling year

2008

chief executive for fy 2007

Ms. Maria Santi

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Keywords

single moms, moms, single mothers, culture, art, cultural, history, children, kids, education, cultural, travel, museum, arts, theater, outings, mind, body, soul, personal growth

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EIN

26-1449405

Also Known As

Children First Foundation USA

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

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.

Programs

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Program 1

Wings for the Single Mom

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

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Budget

$150,000.00

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Single Parents

Program 2

Children First in the Legal System

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

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Budget

$77,000.00

Population Served

Single Parents

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

General Public/Unspecified

Program 3

Children First in Education

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.

Category

Education

Budget

Population Served

Program 4

Human Rights & Empathy

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.

Category

Youth Development

Budget

Population Served

Funding Needs

We are currently seeking funding to fully implement our programs in the Miami-Dade County and to gain the needed momentum for expansion to other counties in the state of Florida.

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Children First Foundation USA Corp

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Maria Santi

BIO

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.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"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."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Maria T Santi

Children First Foundation USA

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