Educational Institutions

The Evergreen Education Foundation

  • Richmond, CA
  • www.evergreeneducation.org

Mission Statement

EVERGREEN EDUCATION FOUNDATION'S MISSION IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THOSE LIVING IN RURAL CHINA BY PROVIDING ACCESS TO LIBRARY INFORMATION RESOURCES

Main Programs

  1. Library Literacy Program
  2. Literacy Capacity Building
  3. Scholarship
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Rural areas in China. See list of provinces here
http://evergreeneducation.org/index.php

ruling year

2001

President

Self-reported

Dr Faith Chao

Chairman

Self-reported

john lee

Keywords

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Education, Library, Community Literacy

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EIN

68-0474814

 Number

8353328139

Physical Address

1212 Broadway St., Suite 701

Oakland, CA 94612

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Rural (S32)

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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A Tale of two counties, how two school libraries in rural western China serve local needs - Library Trends volume 62, number 1, Summer 2013, Johns Hopkins Press page 205-233 (Article) More information http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/lib/summary/v062/62.1.wei.html

Social Capital, Digital Inequality, and a "Glocal" Community Informatics Project in Tianzhu Tibetan Autonomous County, Gansu Province Library Trends volume 62, number 1, Summer 2013, Johns Hopkins Press page 234-266 (Article)
More information
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/lib/summary/v062/62.1.yan.html

studied the effectiveness in fulfilling organization's goals.

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

Library Literacy Program

developing rural libraries. We assist partner libraries to
automate the library circulation and management, build the library collection, and innovate the library services. We select, fund, and guide locally initiated library service projects, helping them practice outcome­based backward design and evaluation and learning by reflection. Among various themes of services, we selected several prevalent and pressing ones as our long­term initiatives to focus our
training and support.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Literacy Capacity Building

Literacy capacity building of educators and librarians. Each year we organize an international conference or a workshop for rural educators and librarians. We also hold additional study tours for rural teachers and librarians to learn about library best practices and the underlying ideas. Our rural teachers and librarians co­authored academic papers with our scholar/researcher volunteers and presented these papers in international conferences, or published them in international peer­review journals.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 3

Scholarship

To make sure that passionate young learners aren’t left out due to unfavorable financial conditions, Evergreen provides scholarship for qualified high school students, assigns mentors to each student to give them guidance and moral support, and encourages them to give back through voluntary service in the school library.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

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?
    Advance literacy capacity in rural areas of China and replicate successful cases in rural areas where the community desires.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    As EEF constituents grow along the Information Literacy curve, and EEF paying attention to government education policy changes, EEF brings higher value education opportunities to match constituents' demand for more advanced literacy and room for creativity with relevance to their communities. These opportunities include inquiry learning projects that rural educators lead students to accomplish; rural educators and librarians collaborating with researchers to present papers in International Forums; thematic conferences held by EEF partnering with Chinese libraries and educational institutions where educators, librarians, researchers, NGO practitioners from China and other countries exchange and present their program outcome or research findings. EEF believes that these higher value opportunities would reach much broader rural areas with greater impact than the well established programs.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have the intellectual properties that can be readily replicated and adapted by motivated communities with visionary communities' leader support.

    We collaborate with stakeholders towards sustainable local growth.

    We tap into leading experts across the world and leverage best practices localized to the community with the aim that they take ownership, and adopt the practice to sustain outcome.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Library programs, projects, training and conference events all have expressed outcomes that are measured along their progress and after completion. Lessons are learned, shared and applied to future programs, projects and training and conference events.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We successfully held thematic Information Technology Information Ethics (ITIE) Conference with co-hosts in China on even year for the past 10 years. 2016 is being planned.

    We have hoped that local communities would take a bigger role.

    We have successfully helped a few libraries to go through with assessment, and then take themselves to a higher level.

    We have hoped that more libraries have followed suit.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Rural areas in China. See list of provinces here
http://evergreeneducation.org/index.php

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THE EVERGREEN EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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President

Dr Faith Chao

Chairman

john lee

BIO

Prof. Chao is founder and president of EEF. She has taught Mathematics at Golden Gate University for 30 years. She received B.S. from Agnes Scott College, M.S. from Emory University and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Toronto. Prof. Chao has published numerous academic papers and gave many presentations in area of using Information Technology to enhance teaching of Mathematics at international conferences. She was presented "Best Teacher" award in 2007 and 2010 by Golden Gate University and was elected as Outstanding Alumni by Agnes Scott College in 2008.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"Educators and librarians are most instrumental in raising their communities literacy level. This is especially true in rural areas that are usually economically behind, in China and elsewhere. With literacy, communities can make their future.

Evergreen Education Foundation (EEF) targets rural areas in China. We have collaborated with High School Administrators, Educators, libarians, and Leaders of community and public libraries to lift the literacy levels of their constituents, to bring about desired outcomes relevant and beneficial to them and their communities.

Since 2001, libraries have been established with books, equipment, library management system. Educators and librarians have been trained to serve their library users. Libaray literacy programs and capacity has been expanded with the result of

+ community and a couple of public libraries reached a higher level of classification,
+ educators and librarians presenting papers in International Conferences,
+ the community at large have gainfully leveraged library resources to their well being,
+ hundreads of students winning scholarships to complete High School education and enter Colleges to fulfull dreams that would not otherwise have been possible

With a helping hand, rural communities can thrive. We are happy to collaborate with partners and sponsors who share the same vision to reach out to more rural areas."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

john lee

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