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© 2019 Global Empowerment Mission, Inc

WHO WE ARE

Global Empowerment Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011.  Conceived in 1999 when Founder/Director Michael Capponi got his feet wet helping the victims of the Kosovo crisis. GEM's founding board members have been involved in supporting some of the most significant global tragedies over the last decade, personally assisting in over 200 various aid relief trips around the world. These have included 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti and many more. In 2017, GEM spearheaded the #bstrong #ThisIsACrisis initiative which resulted in the amassing, execution and delivery of over 10 million pounds of aid for the victims of Hurricane Irma and Maria. This initiative serviced and supported over 10 severely affected countries and US territories throughout the Caribbean.  GEM has also provided disaster relief to the victims of both volcano disasters in Guatemala and Hawaii as well as Hurricane Florence  in North Carolina, Hurricane Michael in Florida, Hurricane Willa in Mexico, the 2018 California wild fires, the Venezuela Crisis, Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, the Amazon Fires in South America and most recently, The NW Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian.

The near-term goal of the organization is to empower people struck with tragedy by providing emergency aid, cash cards, food and housing. Secondary, GEM provides quality education, diverse vocational training and job creation to people in third world countries such as Haiti. The objective is for people in developing countries to have a self-sufficient and sustainable economy,

ultimately eliminating their dependency on foreign aid.

Our mission also supports personal growth programs as well as enlightening principals. By bringing these ideals to people around the globe, GEM is fostering deeper, richer and more enduring intellectual connections, transformative experiences, awareness and social charity. 

GEM is the official                               disaster relief charity.

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GEM is also the official                            movement charity.

 

DISASTER RELIEF MISSIONS

GEM is in full operational mode for Hurricane Dorian relief and the Amazon Fires.

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LONG TERM PROGRAMS

HAITI

CALIFORNIA CAMP FIRE

 

WHAT WE DO

DISTRIBUTION OF

VITAL NECESSITIES

 

The organization has created a targeted distribution program which offers key necessities to disaster areas and poverty-stricken countries: food, water, water filters, clothing, shoes, hygiene products, security lights, special necessities for infants and toddlers, mattresses, bedding, etc. Individuals participating in the long-term programs must meet poverty guidelines and be committed to contributing to make their children's lives better. We have serviced over 3 million people to date.

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EMERGENCY RELIEF

 

In times of crisis, GEM’s founding team leads groups of emergency first responders firefighters, doctors and nurses to hard-hit areas. These teams have provided emergency lifesaving care to tens of thousands suffering injuries from natural disasters. The ability to arrive on the scene quickly is absolutely critical to saving lives. For this to occur, a collection of appropriate medical supplies and teams must be ready to go at a moment’s notice. 

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EDUCATION & EMPOWERMENT

 

 

GEM currently offers educational programs in Haiti provided by private elementary, middle and high school institutions: Ecole Évangélique, Chrétienne de Lauture, Ecole Baptiste de St Cyr and College Hosanna. The education program is funded with specific earmarked sponsorships from private donors and includes the following: registration, tuition, uniform, shoes, lunches, transportation and after school care and tutoring along with English classes.

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EMERGENCY SHELTERING & PERMANENT HOUSING

 

In 2010, GEM's founding team managed a 3000-person tent city in Belvil, Haiti. A year later, this group of earthquake victims were relocated to Jacmel, Haiti, to live in a transitional village operated by our organization. In 2013, these Haitian families were placed into permanent homes as part of the general population of Jacmel. They have committed to ensuring their children attend school and maintain good grades in exchange for subsidizing their yearly rents.

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EMPOWERING PHYSICAL EDUCATION, YOGA, CONSCIOUSNESS AND UNITY 

GEM is currently supporting three countries - Haiti, Peru and the Bahamas - with wellness and physical education. We have Yoga teachers working with adults and children on breathing techniques. GEM has created an exercise and nutritional program for locals to learn how to enhance their health and positive attitude, which creates self confidence and more job opportunities.

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EMPOWERING PRODUCTIVITY AND THE ARTS 

 

GEM has placed many of its trained pupils in various jobs around Jacmel, Haiti. Jobs range from construction to hospitality to arts and crafts. GEM supports preservation of cultures and assists talented individuals to live out their dreams. 

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VIDEOS

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Reid Boren, Chair
Felicia Marquez, Vice Chair
Michelle Davis Boren, Secretary_edited
Dr. Jay H Park
Michael Capponi
Violet Camacho
Andres Fanjul
William H. Dean
Omar Rosario
Megan Nolan
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ADVISORY BOARD 

Bethenny Frankel
Osvaldo Rios
Eve Xanthopoulos
Carlos Ponce
Genesis Davila
Dr. Murali Doraiswamy
Reza Bundy
Becky Brownell
Jencarlos Canela
Alison Pusey
Luis Velásquez
Eric Lofholm
Emily Fullmer
Clif Loftin
Kiera Smith
Kiko Alonso
Daniela Sage
Carlos Alonso
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JUNIOR COMMITTEE

GEM encourages the youth to get involved in humanitarian initiatives.

Kari Rose
Enzo la Grassa
Ashley Fullmer
Teddy Cohen
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