Praise from Our Coordinators

Our volunteer coordinators in the United States share their stories of gratitude for our programs

Without a doubt, our volunteer coordinators are the backbone of our organization. Without help from these special teachers, guidance counselors, and resource center coordinators at our affiliated schools, we couldn’t reach thousands of children living in poverty every year, helping them to receive the basic needs they require in order to focus on getting an education. We have found that our volunteer coordinators are just as grateful for our programs as we are for their […]

Children’s Education and Poverty

What you should know about how poverty affects childhood education

At Children Incorporated, we believe that education is a way out of poverty for children, both in the United States and globally. Many barriers stand in the way of children receiving an education, from unaffordable school fees and a lack of basic facilities, to discrimination and low-quality instruction. These are often compounded by some cultural practices such as early marriage, as well as by the general preference of boys over girls, both of which make […]

Understanding Child Poverty: Facts and Statistics

What you should know about child poverty and its effects on children

Poverty can be described as “the state of one who has insufficient resources”. Poverty not only includes a lack of income, but also a lack of resources to ensure sustainable livelihood, such as food, clothing, clean water, and proper shelter. Poverty has many detrimental outcomes for children – hunger and malnutrition, ill health, limited or a lack of access to education and other basic services, just to name a few. Of the 2.2 billion children […]

Seven Ways We Help Children in the United States

Our U.S. Programs are helping children and families in many different aspects of their lives

Children Incorporated frequently asks our on-site volunteer coordinators at our affiliated projects what services the children they work with are in need of most. As members of the kids’ communities, our coordinators are in contact with our sponsored and unsponsored children and their families on a daily basis, and are in the best position to know exactly what they need. Listed below are some of their most common responses, which we hope will help you […]

The History of Our U.S. Programs

For more than fifty years, we have been helping children in need in the United States through sponsorship

We are very proud of our U.S. Programs, which support children not only in rural areas of the United States, but in urban areas as well. Just as all organizations do, we started out small, with only a few affiliated projects; and we gradually added more over time. When Children Incorporated began in 1964, our focus was on one country in particular: Guatemala. Soon, we started to offer assistance in the United States, too. By […]