Cherish Our Children International (COCI) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that has been in existence since 1993.
Over the years COCI has developed and funded a variety of projects and programs worldwide that have met our vision, mission and values criteria. We target our support to vulnerable children in urban or rural settings.
Our niche has been to identify a need; formulate the need into an identified project; establish resources to support the identified project; provide guidance and support to build the project foundation; implement the project into a Signature Program; support with a goal of local sustainability; release program once self sustainable; repeat cycle with new identified project(s) and program(s). Each one of our projects and/or programs is in a phase of this identified cycle.
In addition to supporting our mission, vision and values, each one of our “Signature” programs is expected to establish and maintain a set of goals based on the following 5 Signature Program Criteria:
- Community Building
Occasionally we will fund short term or repeat projects not leading to long term signature programs if they show a great potential to support our mission, vision and values. However our signature programs remain our priority.
We are proud to state that our programs have produced outstanding outcomes in each of these areas and several of our programs would greatly benefit other communities if we were able to provide additional and sustained funding for replication.