OUR MISSION at Empowering Communities Globally is to reduce the impact of poverty in the world’s marginalized and underserved populations by empowering communities through participation and education. Through compassionate and holistic education we enable primary caregivers within their communities to provide nutritional support and to learn about preventative healthcare. By lifting up individuals within communities, we encourage and support sustainable community and economic development.

Where We Work




Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America with 42.5% of residents living below the poverty line and 44% of Nicaraguans live in rural areas such as Jalapa Valley.  Reports from the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (MINSA) indicate that 50% of the rural population has little access to basic health services, which are hampered by poverty, geographical isolation and poor roads.

United States


Empowering Communities Globally has identified and sponsored local groups in our local area of Colorado to obtain Vitamin Angels’ resources for target populations, primarily pre-school age children, as well as offering education to families about nutrition and child development.



Hidden in the Himalayas, Nepal’s captivating land offers rich culture and rich landscapes. Located in the north are eight of ten of the highest mountains in the world, and in the south, jungles and more rural communities. An estimated 25 percent of the population lives below the international poverty line of $1.25 a day. Empowering  Communities Globally has worked in Nepal since 2011 and co-constructed two schools and a library in Darkha with Hands in Nepal. Since then Empowering  Communities Globally has partnered with  Partners in Sustainable Development to focus on early childhood working with early childhood facilitators and professionals.



Kijabi, Kenya is a city with a population around 22,000.  Kijabi, is a Maasai word that means “Place of the Wind.” It stands on the edge of the Great Rift Valley at an elevation of 2200m, and is located about 50 kilometers north-west of the capital city of Nairobi. Kijabi is quite poor and many of the children living there do not complete high school.

Empowering Communities  Globally has developed a partnership with Mama Beth’s Orphanage, which is located in Kijabi. Mama Beth’s is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization that provides fundamental support to children who truly need it and focuses on helping the orphaned, poor, abused, and abandoned street children in Kenya.


OUR 5-STEP MODEL TO EMPOWER COMMUNITIES is at the heart of our work to reduce the impact of poverty in the world’s  marginalized and underserved populations. Through community participation and education.

Founder Dr. Deborah Young’s 30 plus years’ experience providing childhood care, development, and education in impoverished nations led to the creation of a unique approach for change. This process, the CEPET Model©underlies all Americas Association for the Care of Children’s (AACC) endeavors. The CEPET Model©  promotes:

Community | Education | Participation | Empowerment | Transformation

The CEPET  Model© assists community development and enhances the quality of life through compassionate, holistic education. Each community effort begins by building strong, compassionate relationships. Once these relationships are developed, the trust and interpersonal connection is set for  successful outcomes.



The 5-Step Model to Empower Communities For Sustainable Change


Empowering Communities Globally is invited by local communities to bring our 5-step model to train local promoters within the community.

  • Build lasting relationships
  • Community-driven change

Based on local needsassessment, we build capacity in:

  • Participatory actionresearch skills
  • Early childhood andeducation
  • Preventative health andnutrition practices
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Mentorship skills

Collaborate with community members of all ages initiates change through shared vision, goals, and challenges:

  • Home visits
  • Community workshops
  • Story hours
  • Community-led projects

Capacity building leads to attitude changes, resulting in increased confidence in:

  • Networking skills
  • Decision-making
  • Financial stability
  • Growth and development through monitoring and assessment

Empowerment sets the foundation for transformation moving towards social and ecological awareness.

  • Daily behaviors change
  • Sustainable change becomes a reality


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Boulder, CO 80306
(303) 527-2742

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Empowering Communities Globally follows an equal opportunity employment policy that applies to all employees, volunteers, members, clients, and contractors without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, disability status, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. The coverage of this policy includes internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, delegation members, project participants, use of contractors and consultants, and dealings with the general public.

Empowering Communities Globally is a 501(c)3; Founded in 2004; Incorporated in Colorado, USA; Tax deductible
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