Children’s Education and Poverty in 2024

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 […]

A Need and Love for Extra Attention

Our volunteer coordinator from Genoa Elementary School reflects on this past school year

At the end of every school year, our volunteer coordinators from all over the United States write to us to let us know about the power of sponsorship and what it has done for children at their respective schools. We hear from Lara at Genoa Elementary School in Wayne County, West Virginia about how our sponsors have changed the lives of their sponsored children. “Dear Children Incorporated, I am writing in appreciation of your continued […]

A State of the Art School

The new Crum PreK-8 School replaces two older schools in West Virginia

Wayne County lies nestled amid the vast natural beauty of the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia and is home to the small town of Crum. Crum was once a bustling community with a vibrant economy, bolstered by the now-struggling coal mining industry. In recent years, mining companies have been forced to lay off workers or shut down altogether, and unemployment in this region has risen dramatically. Like many small towns in this rural part of […]

Stepping Back in Time

Our CEO writes about visiting our affiliated projects in West Virginia

I recently had the privilege of visiting several schools in West Virginia where Children Incorporated offers our child sponsorship program. It had been several years since my last visit to these schools; while I had clear memories from my previous trips, I wasn’t sure what I would find this go-around. Reflecting on the fact that everything in our world changes rapidly, I expected to find that these West Virginia schools were different from how they […]

A Kind Partnership

Children Incorporated teams up with Kind Traveler to empower travelers to help children in need

Thanks to our new partnership with Kind Traveler, travelers can now help provide basic necessities such as food, clothing, healthcare, and educational support to children living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad when they book hotels through the Kind Traveler website. Kind Traveler, a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), is the first socially-conscious “Give + Get” hotel booking platform that empowers travelers to benefit communities, the environment, and animals. Travelers give a donation of $10 […]

What You Need to Know About Sponsorship in the United States

We answer all your questions about sponsoring a child in the United States with Children Incorporated

In the United States, we work in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana and Washington, D.C. to give children in need a chance at a brighter future. Your support of children in these places provides them with food, clothing, school supplies, and hygiene items through our sponsorship program. We also fund feeding programs, and support unsponsored children through our Shared Hope Fund. In addition, our Hope In Action Fund allows us […]