Founder Dr. Deborah Young’s 30 plus years’ experience providing childhood care, development, and education in low income countries led to the creation of a unique approach for community change. This process, is the the 5-Step Empowering Communities Globally 5-Step Model©.  This model underlies all Empowering Communities Globally: For the Care of Children’s endeavors (formerly known as Americas Association for the Care of Children). We have researched this model in four countries; in Nicaragua we have a longitudinal study of 15 years. 

The Empowering Communities Globally 5-Step 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.

Relationships is the foundation for care, trust, and change. This foundation is the strength that leads to shared learning. Through the shared learning experiences local community members are better able to make informed decisions that impact their daily lives together – this is what we refer to as engaged community participation. Once local community members come to understand they can make a difference in their own lives and that of their community; their confidence in themselves and others around them, their self efficacy, and their hope increases.  This is part of the empowerment process. Lastly, together, the community makes concrete sustainable change, they transform themselves and their community!  Transformation.

 Community | Education | Participation | Empowerment | Transformation

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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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