This is the core belief that motivates Children’s Place International.
We work to advance equitable access to health, education, and ultimately opportunity so children and youth can grow to contribute their gifts to their communities, countries and the world.
We achieve this by partnering with frontline groups in Africa and the Caribbean who are best positioned to understand the needs of their communities and solutions but may lack organizational capacity (financial or other) to address them. We then engage resource partners including financial contributors and skilled volunteers to increase capacity of front line partners to create sustainable and impactful initiatives.
Voices of Impact
“When I became really sick I thought everything was over for me. I couldn’t pay school fees or buy food for my children. I couldn’t get to the doctor or the pharmacy. It was Children’s Place that helped me with these things. Now, my children go to school and live like all children live.”
A Haitian mother living with HIV, raising two children on her own
Children’s Place International invests in programming to change the life trajectories of children and adolescents. We are especially interested in early childhood and adolescence as opportunities to maximize the impact on a child’s future. We have program experience in Haiti, Guyana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, the Dominican Republic and Botswana.
Direct Impact Projects
Children’s Place International develops opportunities for Midwest foundations and philanthropic groups to make direct investments in evidence-based programing that helps children overcome extreme poverty.
The Global Fellows Program partners with Midwest-area universities, teaching hospitals and nonprofits for pro bono expertise to increase the capacity of frontline child-serving partners in Africa and the Caribbean.
Healthcare Partners for Access
Healthcare Partners for Access helps healthcare companies create partnerships with international-based nongovernmental organizations to improve health outcomes for children and families in impoverished communities.
Place the Hope Campaign
This annual campaign allows individuals and organizations to invest in Children’s Place International programs and impact the future for thousands of vulnerable children. It culminates in a celebration each October in Chicago.