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The Americas Association for the Care of Children

Empowering Communities Globally works to reduce the impact of poverty increasing quality of life for children, families and communities through: Education programs/projects, Preventative health care and improved nutrition resources, Community development and support.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
0
Full Time Staff:
0
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
35
Retention Rate:
0%

Deborah Young, Executive Director
Start Date: 2007

Deborah Young is currently Executive Director of the organization and is currently an Educational Consultant based in Boulder Colorado. Deborah served as prior Chair of the Undergraduate Contemplative Education Department at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado from 2004-2016. She began her career as a juvenile probation officer with the Boulder County Sheriff's Department. She then was drawn into her lifelong commitment of early childhood education and the needs of the poor.

She has a MA in Foundations and Curriculum development, an EdS in Leadership, Policy, and Administration, and a PhD in Education Innovation and Leadership. She began her educational training in Montessori Education and at the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential. Her educational philosophy is popular education embracing critical pedagogy as way to move towards peace and social justice. Deborah is currently involved in research in rural and urban areas of Nicaragua, Nepal, Bhutan, and in Boulder, Colorado using early childhood education and peace education as a foundation for community development programs.

She continues her passion of researching special needs of single mothers and the impact of poverty on families and children. Deborah has set up programs to serve needs locally and internationally. She has volunteered for more than 32 years in many programs serving women in impoverished countries. She has combined her academics with service work in the Sanctuary movement of the 1980's sheltering refugee women and on providing education and avenues of empowerment for women and children.

Deborah has founded many schools during the past twenty-seven years including a middle school based on service learning. She is the mother of 5 children.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
4
Term Length:
2
Term Limit:
0
Total # of Board Members:
10
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
6
Male:
4

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
9
Hispanic or Latino:
1
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

7

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

92%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Child and Family Development
Clinical Health
Fundraising

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