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Learning Enterprises International Inc

  • Washington, DC
  • www.learningenterprises.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Learning Enterprises is to expand people’s horizons
through conversation-based English language classes taught by American
and international volunteers.

Our mission is guided by five principles:

Fostering creativity in children and adults

Expanding horizons through access to the English language as means of communication

Promoting understanding through cross-cultural exchange

Spreading the spirit of volunteerism

Providing substantive and rewarding work experience for young people

Our program benefits the children in developing countries who take part
in our classes, the host families who open their homes and minds to LE
volunteers, and our volunteers who work as teachers for the summer.

Main Programs

  1. Latin America, E. Europe, Asia, Africa
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Romania, Mauritius, China, Thailand

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Mr. Harry Wodehouse

Keywords

Self-reported

volunteer, teacher, English, cultural exchange, youth, student, language, abroad

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EIN

31-1671574

 Number

6810537543

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Cultural Exchange (Q21)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Since 1999, Learning Enterprises has been able to send 100's of university students from across the United States and the United Kingdom to communities in six countries around the world.  These volunteers have sparked the interest of thousands of children in the English language as well as shared with them the benefits of engaging with members of other cultures.  The organization hopes to develop programs in additional communities and countries as our volunteer base continues to grow annually.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

Latin America, E. Europe, Asia, Africa

Programs vary by length and location. More information can be found at www.learningenterprises.org under Our Programs.

Category

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Romania, Mauritius, China, Thailand

Funding Needs

Learning Enterprises most needs general support to provide the logistics needed for our volunteer staff to establish and run our annual volunteer programs abroad.  These funds are used to cover the costs of setting up sites in villages around the world and providing basic training to our volunteers to enable them to effectively teach English.

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Learning Enterpnses International Inc
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Aug 01

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Learning Enterprises International Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Harry Wodehouse

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"My
name is Harry Wodehouse, and I am a college student who serves as the Managing
Director for Learning Enterprises (LE), a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that
sends volunteers to teach English in rural villages and under-privileged communities around the world. Last summer we
sent 120 volunteers to teach in fourteen developing countries, expanding the
horizons of nearly 5,000 students. 

I
would like to ask you to support these efforts through LE’s Village Sponsorship Project (VSP).
Learning Enterprises is a cause that needs and deserves your support, and the
VSP is an easy and rewarding way for donors to pledge.

 

Here’s
how it works: you make a tax-deductible financial contribution, and we connect
your pledge directly with the volunteers and children in the communities that
we will serve this upcoming summer. Your tax-deductible donation will help us
cover costs for classroom supplies, volunteer teacher training, and
administration costs incurred by our all-volunteer staff.

Participating
in the VSP means that in return you will receive letters from the students whom
you supported, along with a picture and a note from an LE volunteer teacher
telling you about why their work and your support are so worthwhile. In this
way, VSP contributions are more than just a one-way, one-time experience; they
are an investment with the potential to impact volunteers, donors, students and
communities in more ways than you might imagine.

Thank you
for taking the time to think about this program. If you have interested in
learning more about LE, I invite you to visit www.learningenterprises.org(http://www.learningenterprises.org/) .
Also, please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns you may
have. I want to express my best regards to you, and leave you with our motto:

Docendo discimus!

Teach, in order that you may learn.

 

Sincerely,

Harry Wodehouse

Managing Director,

Learning Enterprises

Harry@learningenterprises.org"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Maureen Russo

No affiliation

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