Edify 8825 Aero Drive, Suite 220, San Diego, California, 92123 Edify.org
To improve and expand sustainable Christ-centered education globally.
We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that makes quality education more accessible to children in developing countries. We provide training and loans to school entrepreneurs who offer high quality, affordable and financially self-sustainable Christ-centered education for children in their community. This partnership helps them grow their infrastructure, improve teaching, and incorporate innovative education technology solutions into their curriculum. We operate in: Burkina Faso, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Liberia, Northeast India, Peru, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
We provide at least one of these three supports to our partner schools:
− Training of school leaders and teachers to develop Christ-like character in students and training of school leaders to manage and grow their schools effectively
− Loan capital to expand and improve school infrastructure
− Education technology to enhance learning outcomes and employability Education is a proven pathway out of poverty, and every child deserves this universal right. Further, Edify believes that good education that imparts Jesus’ values of loving your neighbor, honesty and service results in profound and long-lasting transformation. It serves as the foundation for children to become leaders in their families, communities and countries and replace corruption and violence with integrity and peace.
Edify partner schools all teach about Jesus but welcome children of any faith or no faith.As of March 30, 2017, we have cumulatively impacted 634,402 students and 2,346 schools. $19.4 million has been loaned out to schools to help improve and/or expand their infrastructure.
Fiscal Year 2016 Source: Self-reported by organization
Robin Harding became CEO of CURE in 2014. As CEO, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of CURE, including fundraising, research, public outreach, advocacy, organizational development and administration. She works closely with the staff to assure that the organization is well-managed and positioned for growth while maintaining efficient operating ratios and with the board, driving global progress toward a cure for epilepsy.
She brings more than 25 years of progressive, successful leadership experience in the non-profit and corporate sector to CURE. She worked with the national headquarters of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for eight years culminating in the role of EVP and COO. Prior to that she served as the executive director of the local Illinois-based chapter. Additionally, Ms. Harding worked as a director of development for six years for the Alzheimer's Association in Chicago.
Most recently, Ms. Harding oversaw her own consulting firm, Behind the Scenes (BTS) Productions, Inc., where she built a strong portfolio of clients across multiple categories including medical research and health awareness. In addition to CURE, clients included Lupus Research Institute (LRI), James Tyree Foundation and American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is also a graduate of Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management's Advanced Executive Program.