Family Development & Samartan Foundation
Family Development and Samaritan Foundation, FDSF, is a non-profit (501C3 Tax exempt) organization focused on strengthening and developing triumphant families through our service of love regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. We are dedicated to empowering and fostering the lives of women and girls through quality education and guidance. With our continuous involvement in serving our communities, FDSF has aided and impacted many communities in the United States, Canada, and other countries.
FDSF aims to reduce the achievement gap of underrepresented students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. It has been observed and statistically proven that less than 25% of the students who do better in schools come from low-income families. The plight that children are facing in our country alone demonstrates the importance of FDSF’s work here in the United States. The Census Bureau reveal that 22% of American children are living in poverty, accounting for children younger than 18 years of age. Poverty, along with hunger plays a pivotal role in the educational success of many students in our society.
Therefore, we strive to enhance our student’s success through college preparedness seminars, improving test scores, and increasing job opportunities. By reducing the educational achievement gap for students, most especially young girls, it is highly possible for drop-out rates to decrease as well.
Family Development and Samaritan Foundation goes beyond giving to others. Rather, we invest our time and resources into the future of those we are sent to. Certainly, we strive for others to develop themselves whereby they can have meaningful engagement in their communities and impact their world.
A quality education breaks the cycle of poverty. In the United States, majority of the public school students are living in poverty. In developing, low-income countries, every additional year of education can increase a person’s future income by an average of 10%. Children who receive an education now are more likely to send their own children to school. Such action can end the cycle of poverty altogether.Read more
Our health officials facilitate health enrichment programs through which they educate and demonstrate the importance of women’s health and wellness. FDSF hosts health fairs in the D.C. Metropolitan area where our trained professionals provide free physical exams, oral health procedures, and health consultation to the community. Our areas of focus include: • Health clinics and prenatal care for pregnant mothers • Malnutrition and food insecurity • Obesity • Teenage pregnancy linked with school drop-out rates (education and prevention) • Sex education and abstinence • Personal Hygiene • Drug abuse and freedomRead more
Every year, FDSF hosts several outreach programs to educate and meet the needs of the communities we serve. We organize programs and host workshops, which focus on the absolute transformation, advancement, and personal growth of those we serve. These programs include but are not limited to after-school childhood development, tutoring and mentoring programs, career workshops and job fairs, food drives and backpack programs, and health and wellness education program.Read more
Every year, FDSF hosts several Career Fairs to educate and meet the needs of the communities we serve.Read more