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We are a faith-based, nonprofit organization founded in 1961 by Eulalia Cook, Justo and Luisa Gonzalez. We offer programs in literacy, basic education, early childhood development/preschool, health, nutrition, disease prevention, job and skills training and community development to the poorest in 24 countries throughout Africa, Latin America, Europe and the United States.

ABOUT ALFALIT INTERNATIONAL

Literacy is the cornerstone of all humanitarian efforts.

Alfalit offers programs in literacy, basic education, early childhood development/preschool, health, nutrition, job and skills training and community development to the poorest in 24 countries throughout Africa, Latin America, Europe and the United States. Alfalit reaches very poor and remote areas and provides high quality, cost-effective education with compassion and respect for the people we teach.

Alfalit has been described as the best program for illiterate youth and adults considered to be “nontraditional students” by sending teachers and facilitators, mostly volunteers or former Alfalit students themselves, to teach people in remote villages and public facilities in urban areas. Alfalit maintains high-quality training, testing and consistent evaluation of its teachers and facilitators to ensure student success. Rooted in a proven method supporting the goal of “Each One Teaches One,” the Alfalit approach means each one who learns to read and write is strongly encouraged to teach another.

85% of Alfalit students graduate from the Literacy program.

Beyond education, Alfalit provides job and skills training, programs in health and nutrition, agriculture, micro-business improvement through math and business instruction, courses in sewing and scholarships for students seeking to attend formal schools and universities. Alfalit’s work has been recognized with awards and honors from UNESCO, USAID, and at several White House events under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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To request a copy of ALFALIT’s audited financial statements, IRS determination letter or other, please email bill@alfalit.org

ALFALIT FAST FACTS

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TIMELINE

WE BELIEVE IN

Reaching and teaching as many people as possible with LOVE and COMPASSION.
RESPECTING ALL PERSONS regardless of gender, race, religion and ethnicity.
Conducting our programs and organization with the utmost INTEGRITY.
Holding ourselves ACCOUNTABLE for delivering quality programs that produce life-changing results.
Challenging ourselves to develop INNOVATIVE programs that meet the real-time needs of of the people we serve.
Providing LITERACY FOR ALL.

ALFALIT TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Team

Rev. Roberto Perez
Chairman Emeritus

Joseph Milton
Chairman

Carlos Del Amo
Vice Chairman

Luis Mata
Secretary

Yannick Ngendahayo
Treasurer

Carol Brock

Eugenio Fernandez

Manuel Gonzalez

Clemencia Gregory

Rev. Jorge Molina

Gregory Nichols

Patrick Ramges

Brent Reynolds

Lars Eric Seagren

Rev. Jorge Molina

Gregory Nichols

Robert Michael

Perez Brent

Reynolds Lars

Eric Seagren

Daniel Wilson

ALFALIT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS BOARD

Jessica Milton, President “. . . so that we may serve the living God!” Hebrews 9:14

Monitor Alfalit Young Professionals Board activity on Twitter using #alfalitypb. To get involved, email Jessica@alfalitypb.org

ALFALIT STAFF

Catherine F. Penrod
Executive Director

Juan Marcos Bello
Information Technology

Chris Albano
Education Director

Teresa Almedia
Compliance Director

ALFALIT UPDATES LOGO

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After careful thought and consideration, Alfalit International, Inc. updated its logo.   The original logo illustrated a primer and the sun to reflect the book authored by its founders and used to teach students and the proverbial light brought into lives of individuals who participate in the program.

Coming full circle and genuinely true to the mission of its founders who began the program in 1961, the new logo reflects today’s global reach of Alfalit’s programs and its goal to build on the founders’ vision:  To provide Literacy for All.

NOTE: The original logo remains as Alfalit’s official logo under the organization’s bylaws.

DIRECTORY

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Click here to download the full directory of Alfalit’s international country affiliates.