Public, Society Benefit

Humanity Now

  • Stamford, CT
  • www.humanitynow.us

Mission Statement

Building bridges between students and communities in need by supporting water, health, and education initiatives

Main Programs

  1. West African Teen Girls Entrepreneurship Training
  2. Clean Water in Ecuador
  3. Health Care in Senegal
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Senegal, The Gambia, Ecuador, India, United States

ruling year

2011

Principal Officer

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Shelley Cryan

Keywords

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education, water, health

EIN

80-0143726

 Number

2826431829

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

West African Teen Girls Entrepreneurship Training

We initiated and implement a program to train at-risk teen girls in The Gambia how to run photography businesses so they can earn money to stay in school. With a 5+ year track record, high school graduation rate of participants is more than double the national average.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Female Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)

Budget

Program 2

Clean Water in Ecuador

Many people who live in rural Ecuador depend on the river for drinking water. That water is frequently teeming with pathogens which cause health problems, leading to missed school and work. To reduce this negative impact, schoolchildren have worked with us to raise funds and hand-deliver easy-to-maintain water filters . We've seen a measurable improvement in health outcomes.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Female Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)

Male Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)

Budget

Program 3

Health Care in Senegal

Diabetes screening, prevention education, funding for treatment.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Senegal, The Gambia, Ecuador, India, United States

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Humanity Now

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Shelley Cryan

BIO

Shelley brings her business management experience to Humanity Now. She's volunteered at Humanity Now's Senegal site, where Humanity Now has supported a grade school as well as a health clinic. Working together with nonprofit Starfish International, Shelley developed a photo entrepreneurship program at Humanity Now's Gambia education project site, teaching high school girls how to set up and run a photography business. She's been delivering that program for the past 5 years. She holds a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, and recently graduated from the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. Shelley frequently travels with her children, who also volunteer.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Shelley Cryan

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