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A Part of a Global Village

An interview with Reverend Eardley L. Mendis

I first met Reverend Eardley L. Mendis in the winter of 2019 in Chicago, Illinois at a  Children Incorporated meet-and-greet hosted by our CEO and President, Ron Carter, and myself. A long-time donor, Rev. Mendis arrived at the gathering — despite the freezing temperatures and snow-covered streets — holding a small photo album containing pictures of the Senehasa Children’s Home in Sri Lanka that he ran along with his wife in the 1970s and 80s. […]

Extraordinary Homes in Busan

Luis Bourdet visits our unique projects in South Korea’s second most populated city

Busan is South Korea’s second most-populous city after Seoul, with a population of over 3.5 million. It is also the home to three of our affiliated projects: the Grace Children’s Home, the Hee Rak Children’s Home and the Sae Dul Children’s Home. While visiting the homes, our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, got a chance to find out how each of the homes stands out in a unique way, while equally supporting our sponsored and […]

A Small School with a Family Atmosphere

Jones Fork Elementary School students benefit academically from the support they receive at school

Jones Fork Elementary School — which began as a one-room schoolhouse and was expanded in 1964 to accommodate more children — is located in Knott County, Kentucky in the small community of Mousie. Deb mentioned to Renée how proud she is of her students doing well in school despite their impoverished backgrounds and how willing they are to help fellow students as though they were all one big family. The smallest school in the county, […]

Going Above and Beyond for Kids in Need

Our volunteer coordinator at Hindman Elementary School goes the extra mile for her students

As the largest elementary school in Knott County, Kentucky, Hindman Elementary School serves 609 students in grades Kindergarten through eight. Shana doesn’t let any obstacle stand in her way when it comes to making sure that vulnerable, underprivileged students at her school — including those enrolled in the Children Incorporated program — get the help they need. Not only does the school have high enrollment, but it also boasts test scores that are above the […]

Wishing for Work

Knott County Central High School students would love to have after-school jobs — if only they were available

Knott County Central High School is located in the small town of Hindman, Kentucky and is the only high school in all of Knott County. Built in 1974, the high school has been well maintained over the years, serving 622 students in grades nine through twelve. While students’ scores are above state standardized test averages, there is still concern among administrators when it comes to college and career readiness. Overall, the school is below the […]

Backpacks Full of Food to the Rescue

More than 100 children at Boyd County Middle are part of the school’s Weekend Backpack Feeding Program

Boyd County Middle School is located in the isolated and rural town of Cannonsburg, Kentucky. When children don’t eat enough, it can shorten their attention span, lower their IQ and keep them from performing well in school. Like many of Kentucky’s Eastern Coal Field communities, Cannonsburg has significantly suffered from the decline of the coal mining industry. At the height of the coal operations, Boyd County was an essential and active port city for the […]