ASIA AMERICA INITIATIVE

Vision to Dream, Strength to Act, Courage to Persevere

Washington, DC   |  www.asiaamerica.org

Mission

Asia America Initiative is a catalyst for cross-cultural and inter-faith cooperation. We believe that peace, security, and respect for human dignity are inseparable. AAI’s mission is to build hope and empower communities affected by armed conflict and severe poverty. Our goal is to build integrated local programs that can be replicated globally. AAI supports inter-generational cooperation as an international model for building peace through educational opportunities tied to economic development. Focusing on the youth and caring for the elderly, we bring communities together. We promote human dignity through health, education, livelihood, environment, and the arts.

Ruling year info

2005

President

Mr Albert Santoli

Main address

1521 16th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

20-1879258

NTEE code info

International Peace and Security (Q40)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are addressing the issues of damage caused by climate change and the emergency responses to major storms, fires and earthquakes. We are also acted as bridges between communities of diverse religious, ethnic and socio-economic populations that are are all victims of social injustice, lack of public health and education infrastructure and dire poverty. AS an organization we are working to improve or communication, social media and outreach capabilities.

Our programs

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

Development for Peace

Establishing civil society and social equity programs in areas of extreme poverty and ongoing civil war or other forms of violent conflict.

Population(s) Served

Schools that provide equal educational opportunity to all children within highly impoverished communities and provide basic educational resources and enhanced training for teachers.

Population(s) Served

School based health programs support school nurses and their clinics with adequate first-aid and medical supplies and essential equipment, such as scales, to monitor children's health and nutrition.

School based feeding programs promote and strengthen nutrition by sourcing foods from local farmers, merchants, and parents to provide free daily school yard lunches.

Population(s) Served

Establishing simple, cost effective clean water systems for each Model of Excellence school.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Short term: AAI works to Improve education and school retention rates in under-served communities by supporting community grown, nutritious school meals and supplying necessary educational materials; improve health by promoting clean water access, medical clinics, hygiene programs, and coordinating donations of cancer and rare genetic disease treatments to impoverished communities; improve livelihoods by supporting trade skill training; and promote conflict deterrence by improving inter-cultural and inter-religious communications and developing shared common interest in stabilized communities.

Long term: AAI's goal is to develop programs as sustainable models that can be replicated globally to support community stability and prevent conflict.

AAI's primary strategy is to develop strong local schools which become the positive motivator for the entire community. By bringing the community together to support the education, health, livelihood opportunities, and inter-cultural interactions of their children, these families are able to share the vested interest in giving their children an equal chance to succeed. As such, all AAI programs require the hands on support of the families whose children attend these schools - as well as the local education officials. AAI programs are also specifically developed so that these communities will ultimately be responsible for the success or failure of these programs, making them valuable stakeholders in preventing corruption and promoting the overall stability of each community.

AAI works with materiel and financial donors to form a coalition of generous supporters. With their help, AAI is able to minimize managerial overhead in order to ensure that resources are maximized within the field programs. In so doing, AAI is capable of rapidly expanding the scope of our programs and expand local and international communities.

Since 2002, AAI has provided substantial support to communities which faced violent conflict, failing education, and significant community health issues in one of the most dangerous regions of Southeast Asia and the world. Our specialized programs have achieved results such as: saved fifty women and children who are now cancer free, helped to stop civil wars on at least three occasions, providing emergency relief after natural disasters to over 500,000 people, and we have become a scholarship source for over 300 students from around the United States and the world. Internationally, especially in the Philippines, we have over one hundred model schools that are achieving near the top of their respective school district rankings with a combined student population of almost 100,000. Our college scholarship programs have benefited over seventy graduates in a variety of professional disciplines.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ASIA AMERICA INITIATIVE

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Albert Santoli


Board co-chair

Ms. Connie Elliot

Constance Elliot

Richard Armitage

Dr. Karl Jackson

Albert Santoli

Rufus Phillips

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No