You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Gandhi
The mission of The Lourdes Foundation is to transform the world by providing opportunities and services that enable positive social change. Together, we are building a vision for a brighter future, by offering educational programs and resources to disadvantaged youth.
At The Lourdes Foundation, we envision a world without boundaries or limitations --- one in which children are comprehensively supported in all aspects of their growth, so that they can become who they are uniquely meant to be.
The three components of our program are designed to meet a range of needs within our selected communities:
Through our “Eyes of the World” program, we work with children in underserved areas, helping them to discover and develop skills to realize their talents and professional aspirations. We help propel them toward an inspiring future by providing them with the resources and the guidance to make their dreams come true, thereby empowering them to become tomorrow’s leaders.
We seek to identify and assess the needs of our youth and create a stable and secure foundation for their lives by providing housing, hunger relief, and opportunities for educational advancement. Our aim is to work with them to establish and maintain a state of self-sufficiency, so they may move forward in life and begin their journey to success.
City by city, our goal is to gradually extend our efforts internationally. Ultimately, we seek to create a global community of effective leaders and visionaries who will continue to “pay forward” the tradition of mentoring youth in underserved and disadvantaged areas around the world. This community will not only inspire, educate, and lead, but will help transcend cultural stereotypes while building meaningful connections around the globe.