Concern Worldwide US - Global Concerns Classroom

Founded in 1968, Concern Worldwide's mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives that last and spread without ongoing support from Concern. Our role is to ensure that people living in extreme poverty are able to meet their basic needs, achieve their rights and manage their own development. We do so by working with communities and by using our shared experience and knowledge to address the root causes of extreme poverty. To achieve this mission we engage in long-term development work, respond to emergency situations, and seek to address the root causes of poverty. Concern also believes that youth have a critical role to play in the fight again...

Concern Worldwide US - Global Concerns Classroom
355 Lexington Avenue
19th Floor
New York, NY 10017
United States
212-557-8000
http://www.concernusa.org

Project Leaders

Sylvia Wong

Mission

Founded in 1968, Concern Worldwide's mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives that last and spread without ongoing support from Concern. Our role is to ensure that people living in extreme poverty are able to meet their basic needs, achieve their rights and manage their own development. We do so by working with communities and by using our shared experience and knowledge to address the root causes of extreme poverty. To achieve this mission we engage in long-term development work, respond to emergency situations, and seek to address the root causes of poverty. Concern also believes that youth have a critical role to play in the fight against poverty and raising awareness of global issues in schools in the developed world has always played an important part. Concern Worldwide US is an affiliate of Concern Worldwide and supports the Concern network by recruiting staff, supporting program development, creating public awareness of humanitarian issues and financially supporting programs.

Programs

Concern Worldwide works in 25 of the poorest countries in the world, targeting the poorest and most vulnerable communities, with a significant focus on women and children. Concern's dual priorities in our overseas programs are emergency responses, which are time-bound attempts to address the consequences of crises, and development interventions, which aim to deliver sustainable solutions to extreme poverty. In addressing the root causes of poverty, Concern's programs are focused on five critical sectors: education, emergency response, health (nutrition, maternal & child health, water & sanitation), HIV and AIDS, and livelihoods (including skills training, microfinance, income generation programs, and food security initiatives). Concern's programs directly reaches 8.5 million people with more than 3,200 personnel working in 25 of the poorest countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Concern Worldwide US also has a domestic global education program, Global Concerns Classroom (GCC), which seeks to raise awareness of international humanitarian issues in US secondary schools. Since 2001, GCC has provided resources and programs to empower youth to explore, speak out, and take action against poverty. In 2012, GCC worked directly with over 30 schools in the New York City and Chicago area and impacted more than 3,200 students and 600 educators, and indirectly reached an additional 520 educators and 45,000 students nationally.

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