Based in NYC, Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK) partners with communities in the developing world and, with them, develops innovative and sustainable solutions to get kids back to school, end hunger and malnutrition, and provide marginalized communities with new income.
ARK does this starting with our $15 per kid per year, community-managed Feeding Program consisting of a hot meal of protein and vegetables sourced fresh and daily from parents and other local farmers. ARK also funds $5 School Supplies Program, $50 High School Scholarship Program; and co-invests with communities on infrastructure and for profit projects. ARK also collects books, computers and other educational aids for school libraries for the use by the entire community.
In our partnership, ARK funds the cost of locally-sourced materials for the programs while the community volunteers to implement and manage the programs. This combined with a large volunteer corps, enables ARK to leverage every dollar raised and direct 100% of the donated funds to the benefit of the children and their communities.