Human Services

American Center for Educational Opportunities

  • Laughlin, NV
  • http://www.amceoinc.org

Mission Statement

Build Rural Alliances and Community Partnerships to deliver outreach projects that serve to improve the quality of life for low income Seniors, People of Diversity, Individuals, Children and Families who live in Rural Desert Communities.  .

Main Programs

  1. The COMET PROJECT
  2. Silver Eagle Program
  3. The Green Cactus Project
  4. Cactus Technology Centers
  5. Healthy Rural Kids
Service Areas

Self-reported

Nevada

AMCEO Inc. serves the seniors, children, families and individuals living in the Remote and Rural Desert Communities of Southern Nevada and Northwestern Arizona including the rural towns of Laughlin, and Searchlight, Nevada; Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Kingman and Golden Valley, Arizona.

ruling year

1996

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

V. Ginger Gates

Keywords

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Community Partnerships for the development of outreach programs to benefit and make a difference in the lives of rural seniors, veterans, children and families

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EIN

82-0447994

 Number

6913413343

Physical Address

1685 West Casino Drive Post Office Box 29534

Laughlin, NV 89029

Also Known As

American Center for Educational Opportunities Inc.

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

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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Develop community outreach projects and programs that will make a positive  difference in the lives of rural residents. Develop nonprofit community networks and telecenters to provide community resources that improve the quality of life for seniors, individuals. children and families who live in the rural desert communities of Southern Nevada and Northwest Arizona.

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

The COMET PROJECT

The COMET Project: Build stronger communities with a broader range of people working together.  Develop TeleCenters and Community Outreach Resource Networks to benefit the people living in rural desert communities.
Healthy Rural Kids (HRK) Develop a variety of educational, health and safety programs for the elderly, children and their families. Coordinate Free health and safety fairs for children living in rural desert communities.
Silver Eagle Project: Connecting low income elderly veterans, homeless veterans, children and families of deceased veterans to pensions and benefits.
GREEN CACTUS PROJECT:  Developing affordable green projects for low income seniors, children and families living in rural communities. 
Volunteer Days:  Organize rural communities and service organizations to participate for the National Day of Giving of Make a Difference Day.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$45,000.00

Program 2

Silver Eagle Program

Provide connections to low income elderly veterans, widows, homeless veterans, children and families of deceased veterans to wartime pensions, survivor and dependent (DIC) indemnity benefits.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

Budget

$55,000.00

Program 3

The Green Cactus Project

Provide innovate and affordable green projects for low income seniors, children and families living in remote and rural desert communities in Southern Nevada and Northwestern Arizona.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$35,000.00

Program 4

Cactus Technology Centers

Cactus Technology Centers to provide information technology and capacity building programs to assist nonprofits in delivering services to rural residents. .

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$65,000.00

Program 5

Healthy Rural Kids

Healthy Rural Kids provides health and safety programs to help rural children make positive and healthy choices.  Colloborate with Rural Health Centers to provide free immunization and network to health and safety services.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$25,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Nevada

AMCEO Inc. serves the seniors, children, families and individuals living in the Remote and Rural Desert Communities of Southern Nevada and Northwestern Arizona including the rural towns of Laughlin, and Searchlight, Nevada; Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Kingman and Golden Valley, Arizona.

Funding Needs

The nonprofit organization of American Center for Educational Opportunities Inc. formed in 1996.  From1997 to 2001, AMCEO Inc. operated in the State of Idaho.  AMCEO Inc. inactive from 2002 to 2008.  There are no financial records or grant funding during this period. On 11/30/2009, reactivated with a permanent 501 (c) 3 tax status.     AMCEO Inc. develops  project oriented programs.  All projects are grant funded..  Board members serve as volunteers. All activities executed with grant funding, volunteers, and limited paid staff. All grant funds directly applied to each project.  AMCEO Inc. seeks to develop innovative programs to fill the lack of services, programs and the economic gaps in rural communities.  All programs are offered free of charge to all rural residents  .

Affiliations + Memberships

United Way Member Agency

Council on Foundations - Member

Soroptimist International

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American Center for Educational Opportunities Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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American Center for Educational Opportunities

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Principal Officer

V. Ginger Gates

BIO

V. Ginger Gates is the founder of American Center for Educational Opportunities Inc. Ms. Gates envisions the develpment of a technology learning center,  preventive health and safety mobile outreach programs for rural children.  Create rural community service telecenters. Ms. Gates is graduate of Boise State University with B.A.S. degree in Engineering Technology.  Certificates: Micro MBA, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Geographical Information Systems, Multimedia Development.
Affiliations: Kiwanas International, Soroptimist International, American Association of University Women, River Cities United Way, Laughlin, Nevada.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

J.D. Randleman

No Affiliation

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