Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE INC

aka CWS

Elkhart, IN

Mission

Church World Service is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.

Ruling Year

2000

President and CEO

Rev. John L. McCullough

Main Address

28606 Phillips Street PO Box 968

Elkhart, IN 46515 USA

Keywords

hunger, food and water; refugees; children; CROP Hunger Walk, Haiti

EIN

13-4080201

 Number

8050833553

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

International Migration, Refugee Issues (Q71)

International Relief (Q33)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

CWS has worked for seven decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. We affirm the power of individuals and communities to take ownership of their future. We meet them right where they are, helping them create solutions they can maintain – and build on. That means a refugee family who is able to start a new life. Or someone rebuilding after disaster finds safety with dignity.

Our programs

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

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ROMA PROGRAM INITIATIVE: PROTECTION, EDUCATION & I NTEGRATION

ADVOCACY & G RASSROOTS ORGANIZING

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

RESETTLEMENT SUPPORT

SCHOOL SAFE ZONES

LEGAL SERVICES FOR IMMIGRANTS & R EFUGEES

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT: RECEPTION & PLACEMENT

ACCELERATING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN THE SOUTH AMERICAN GRAN CHACO

INTEGRATED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL MYANMAR

HUMANITARIAN AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable response to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. CWS supports sustainable development by meeting emergency needs, assisting refugees and displaced persons, and addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty. CWS provides financial, technical and material assistance from the U.S., and through programs and our local partner organizations worldwide. Our areas of focus include hunger and malnutrition, protecting vulnerable women and children, assisting the displaced and promoting access to clean water. CWS core development work internationally supports an asset-based, contextual approach to community development. CWS is committed to employing its resources in a strategic and focused way to achieve the greatest positive improvement in people's lives in the areas where we work. The aim of our efforts is clear: to make a world where there is enough for all.

Our work is guided by our strategic plan, established every four years. Every global region has three goals with subsets, designed to benchmark improvement in our core areas of protecting women and children, promoting food security and access to clean water. In each region, CWS addresses three goals in its strategic plan: one to address chronic problems, one to handle crises that develop and another to enhance our partnerships. Goal 1 - Chronic Marginalized communities experiencing chronic hunger and poverty will achieve durable solutions that build peace and justice. Goal 2 - Crisis Communities experiencing crisis will achieve durable solutions that build or restore peace and justice. Goal 3 - Partnership Partnerships will be strengthened to build collaboration and solidarity.

Is an $96 million a year agency supported by individual donations, foundation and philanthropic grants, and government funding for contracted services. One of the strongest resources we have is our relationship with community- and regional-level organizations we call local partners. These groups know best the needs of their communities and what resources are available. Church World Service provides funding, technical assistance and other supports with the aim to build capacity, so that our local partners can eventually take care of their own communities. Church World Service partners have given the agency high marks in independent assessments. Originally conceived as a grassroots effort, Church World Service makes use of faith-based and secular community networks to advocate on behalf of the world's poor, such as Geneva-based ACT Alliance. In advocacy on US and international platforms, CWS pushes for a world with greater compassion, peace and justice.

Most Significant Change monitoring is a monitoring methodology common among international nongovernmental organizations. The approach gives voice to those we serve as well as staff in evaluating our effectiveness. Every six months, stories and data are collected, analyzed by staff and put before our board for consideration. Each of the three points in our strategic plan contain subsets that lay out a benchmark for marking progress. The Most Significant Change stories collected are evaluated at the regional level first, with those selected as most exemplifying change passed on for review at the next, agency administration level. Stories are further evaluated and rated for their impact, until ultimately the agency's CEO and head of programs selects the stories presented to the board as examples of progress made. Numerical data are also collected, evaluated and often integrated into Most Significant Change stories as evidence of effectiveness.

Assisted more than 3,100 refugees in 27 communities across the US and achieved early self-sufficiency within 6 months of arrival. Provided more than 1,700 of the most vulnerable refugees in 15 communities with individualized, intensive services such as intensive case management & community orientation, alternative wellness & community engagement. In West Timor expanded the Timor Zero Hunger program partnering with families, community leaders & government colleagues. In the Ume Manekan Women & Children's Hospital, nurses engaged mothers in the CWS-supported Therapeutic Feeding Center, treating 69 very young children for severe, acute malnutrition, offering high-energy milk & nutritious food as well as education for ongoing care in order to sustain gains. 348 families with children under 5 improved caring & feeding practices. 100 households enjoy increased safe water access. and benefited from better hygiene knowledge & practices, especially the 50 families that built latrines.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

American Institute of Philanthropy

Affiliations & Memberships

InterAction - Member

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Financials

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE INC

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes