Educational Institutions

Give Something Back International Foundation Inc

  • Sarasota, FL
  • www.GiveSomethingBack.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is: "Education to Change Lives". The founders established this global non-profit educational foundation to provide quality educational opportunities to K-12 grade children from around the world.

Main Programs

  1. Global Virtual Classroom Program
  2. Student Sponsorship Program
  3. Building Schools & Libraries

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Service Areas

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International

We are a global organization and currently sponsor the education of poor K-12 grade children in Vietnam and Thailand and build schools & libraries in poor rural areas. We will expand our services to other counties as funding is available. We also sponsor the Global Virtual Classroom Programs for primary & secondary schools throughout the world.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2002

Self-reported

Mr. Andrew Ezzell

Keywords

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education sponsorships, Thailand, Vietnam, primary & secondary education, K-12 education, building rural schools, building libraries, virtual classroom, Global Virtual Classroom, website design contest, online education, collaborative education, free online education activities, internet educational activities,

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EIN

30-0125384

 Number

1813147717

Also Known As

Gsbi Foundation

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Provides education opportunities to poor K-12 grade children to attend
school that would not be attending school because of financial
hardshi000 students from 52 countries have participated in the GVC programs

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

Global Virtual Classroom Program

The Global Virtual Classroom (GVC) program is a free on-line educational program for primary & secondary school children throughout the world. The program was formerly know as the AT&T Virtual Classroom. One of the most popular programs is the website design contest. This program is a collaborative website design contest for schools from around the world. Three schools from different countries are grouped into a team and they have to collaboratively plan and design a website together. The team websites are judged and the winning teams can earn cash prizes for their schools: USD $3,000 (First Place); $1,500 (Second Place); and $750 (Third Place).

The goal of the program is to empower, enable and connect young people around the world using Internet Technologies. It creates a stimulating environment where students can learn essential "21st Century" information technology, globalization, and socialization skills. The program also teaches teamwork and cross-cultural understanding which are essential for a globalized world.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Student Sponsorship Program

The GSBI Foundation sponsors the education of poor K-12 children throughout the world. We currently sponsor children in Thailand and Vietnam. We also build schools and libraries in poor rural areas. We will expand this program to other countries as the funds from donors become available.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 3

Building Schools & Libraries

Through volunteers, the GSBI Foundation raises money to builds and refurbish schools & libraries in poor rural areas of Thailand.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We are a global organization and currently sponsor the education of poor K-12 grade children in Vietnam and Thailand and build schools & libraries in poor rural areas. We will expand our services to other counties as funding is available. We also sponsor the Global Virtual Classroom Programs for primary & secondary schools throughout the world.

Funding Needs

We raise money to continue the annual educational sponsorship program for 125 children in K-12 that we support. Without donors these children will have to discontinue their education. We also raise funds to build schools & libraries in rural areas of the world and to sponsor the Global Virtual Classroom Programs.

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Operations

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Give Something Back International Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Andrew Ezzell

BIO

Andrew Ezzell is President of the GSBI Foundation and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to co-founding GSBI with his wife JoAnn, he resided in Hong Kong for seven years where he served as Regional Director of Organization Effectiveness for Asia/Pacific & China for both AT&T and Lucent Technologies. In these positions, he reported to the President & CEO and was responsible for change management, organization improvement, process/quality management, and executive coaching. He also served as a Director at Watson Wyatt Worldwide Consulting, where he managed the Human Capital Group for Hong Kong and China and was responsible for providing consulting services to clients in the area of change management including merger, acquisition and integrations services.
Prior to moving to Asia, Andy was a Managing Director of the AT&T Bell Laboratories, Organization Effectiveness Center in Whippany, NJ. He served in this position for seven years and was responsible for providing management consulting and organization improvement consulting services to the technical community as well as the Executive VP of Human Resources and the Office of the Chairman.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"We are an all volunteer organization that is committed to providing educational assistance to poor primary & secondary children throughout the world. Our commitment is that 100% or our donations go to the children we sponsor. With the help of our volunteers and sponsors we are able to make this commitment."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

JoAnn Patrick-Ezzell

CEO, Synergistic Systems, Inc

Term: Nov 2002 -

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