As a father and a high school sports coach, I saw a huge need for the underserved community. The education and health gap was substantial. I started Children Across America to help these kids get the English skills they needed to be successful. A child who reads becomes an adult who thinks.
I joined CAA based on my desire to help my local community, particularly in the realms of education and healthcare. What I am particularly proud of, is that since CAA’s inception, we will help all kids and will do so no matter their family’s political or religious affiliation or immigration status.
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Before I moved from Europe to the United States, I was always impressed with the Non Profit organizations and their missions, there was no question for me to join one. I was choosing Children Across America because all the programs and events were designed for low income families. Education and Healthcare programs for kids are key to educate them for a better and brighter future. To lead them to find their paths in the world and to improve their skills is a honor at this organization.
I am passionate about the movement to end child poverty through healthcare, education, empowerment and employment both globally and in my community. Children Across America has a mission dedicated to this, and I felt that volunteering my financial expertise to an organization with a mission focused on these things was an ideal match.
Children Across America is an awe-inspiring organization to be a part of. I feel incredibly honored to serve as a board member to help further our mission of ensuring children in low-income families are gaining the literacy and leadership skills they need to succeed in school and in life by giving them the tools necessary to live joyful, healthy, and confident lives. Children Across America encourages students from underserved families to become the best versions of themselves and grow into the leaders of tomorrow.
My passion for being involved in children’s non-profits began more than 25 years ago, long before I had my own children. As a young girl, I was drawn to an organization that aided children in abusive homes. Back then, my mindset was that if I could have one positive comment I said be remembered by a child, my involvement would be worthwhile. I continued to volunteer for children focused groups for many years to come in several different capacities – nonprofits, at church, sporting teams and girl scouts. I truly felt being a mother and volunteering to work with children were the best contributions that I have made.
Being from a military family and serving in the US Army for eight years myself, I have always been very driven and loved fast paced environments. I worked for major medical device manufacturers, traveling and working A LOT. I found myself in amazing positions that required so much of my time, I barely had time to focus on my family and had no time to focus on me or the passions I had such as working with children. I stopped all volunteering to use what little time I had outside of work to make sure my children were taken care. Last year the opportunity presented itself for me to take a sabbatical. I never considered this as my identity was so centered around my professional accomplishments. On a trip to Cuba, I asked myself quite often where my joy is. The answer was simple – children. I found CAA shortly thereafter or maybe it found me.
Coming from a small-town Indian background, no one knows the importance of Education better than me. By joining CAA, I would like to contribute as much as I can in Early Childhood Education and all related activities.
Web Developer, Sales and eCommerce pro. Anita has been creating, repairing and upgrading websites for 20+ years so has worked with a wide variety of tools. She enjoys the puzzle of making things work. She enjoys using these skills to help with a worthy cause.
Joining CAA is to contribute my knowledge to the kids which I learned and to bring growth and development in the society, meanwhile, gain experience working with a different level of people.
My father is a professor. I grew up seeing him help every single kid he knew and many years later, they still thank him. Because without that toolbox we call Education, they would have never been where they are today. This is why I am happy to serve Children Across America. I want to spread that toolbox among as many children as we can, and I hope one day my kids would be as proud of me as I am of him.
The little things towards creating a better society are what motivates me.
I graduated from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2017, with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, and am very passionate about community! I am very excited for Children Across America and their mission to make a difference! They inspired me with their work in the summer of 2017, and I am lucky enough to be a part of their team now.
I admire CAA’s mission and the efforts people in CAA put in to create a positive environment for kids. CAA is awesome!
I joined Children Across America because I believe in its mission. Knowing that you make children happy is the greatest reward for me.
I am volunteering at CAA so I can help kids and give back to my community.