ACT2 Resources Incorporated (Far Rockaway, NY)

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  • Organization Name:ACT2 Resources Incorporated
  • Address:1858 Cornaga Avenue
    Far Rockaway, NY 11691
    United States

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  • Mission:
  • ACT2 Resource's primary mission is to network, empower and mobilize American Study Abroad College (SAC) students, communities, and American school-age youth to improve communities in crisis.

    The organization’s programmatic pillars are designed to realize 1) Natural disaster response and outreach mobilization, 2) Systemic Community economic, educational and health crisis support, and 3) Global community cultural gap closing and support. ACT2 currently operates projects that increase education, advocacy, and access to health care for teens and young adults living in poverty in the Rockaway, New York area, as well as, teens in ACT2’s African sister communities in Tanzania, East Africa, and Liberia, West Africa.

  • History:
  • ACT2 Resources, Inc. (ACT2), a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Rockaway Park, NY, was founded in 2011 to aid victims of disease, poverty, famine, and natural disasters. ACT2’s primary mission is to network, empower and mobilize American Study Abroad College (SAC) students, communities, and American school-age youth to improve communities in crisis. Leveraging its ever-growing network of students and supporters, ACT2 benefits communities by using 21st century technology to enable rapid, comprehensive, fully resourced, and focused response in the United States and in countries throughout the world.

    ACT2 Resources’ programs provide a comprehensive response to both immediate and systemic community crises. Programs utilize on-the-ground volunteer workers, especially SAC college students, to provide direct support and internet-based social media outreach to coordinate education, advocacy, and access to care for victimized populations across the United States and the world. Each year, over 260,000 American students study abroad. SAC college students are typically young, educated, energetic, intelligent, bilingual, cross-culturally aware, and connected to a population beyond the geographic locus of the calamity. Networking students, mentors, and communities to create positive change in the lives of victims builds on ACT’s current and previous successful collaborative health, education, youth, social, and community-based partnerships.

    The History of Liberia – Our African Sister Country

    “Liberia is one of only two modern countries in Sub-Saharan Africa without roots in the European Scramble for Africa. Beginning in 1820, the region was colonized by freed American slaves with the help of the American Colonization Society, a private organization that believed ex-slaves would have greater freedom and equality in Africa. Slaves freed from slave ships were also sent there instead of being repatriated to their countries of origin. In 1847, these colonists founded the Republic of Liberia, establishing a government modeled on that of the United States and naming the capital city Monrovia after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States and a prominent supporter of the colonization. The colonists, known as Americo-Liberians, monopolized the political and economic sectors of the country despite comprising only a small percentage of the largely indigenous population.

    The country began to modernize in the 1940s following investment by the United States during World War II and economic liberalization under President William Tubman. Liberia was a founding member of the United Nations and the Organization of African Unity. A military coup overthrew the Americo-Liberian establishment in 1980, marking the beginning of political and economic instability and two successive civil wars that left approximately 250,000 people dead and devastated the country's economy. A 2003 peace deal led to democratic elections in 2005. Today, Liberia is recovering from the lingering effects of the civil war and related economic dislocation, with about 85% of the population living below the international poverty line.” [United Nations/OAN/Wikipedia]

  • Year established:2011
  • Endowment:Unknown

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  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None

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