Saving At-Risk Children: The Orphaned Starfish Foundation, with Andy Stein
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many computer centers does the Orphaned Starfish Foundation have, and in how many countries?
Andy Stein is a philanthropist with a background in international banking. In 2001 he founded the Orphaned Starfish Foundation (OSF), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, to help orphans, victims of abuse, survivors of trafficking, indigenous populations, refugees and at-risk youth worldwide to escape their cycles of poverty and abuse through education and job training. For his work helping the children of the favelas of Brazil, Andy was awarded an Honorary Citizenship in Rio De Janeiro by their Congress. In the United States, he has also been awarded the Jefferson Award for Community Service, the key to the city of Miami Beach, and several other state and local honors. He and the Orphaned Starfish Foundation have been featured on CBS News, Fox News, ABC News, CNN, Telemundo and Univision as well as in the Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, Star Ledger, Jewish Week and US Magazine. Watch the three-part CNN program and other videos here.
As Executive Chairman of OSF Andy travels widely, visiting their centers all over the world, and doing magic tricks for the children, who call him “Tío Mago” (which means Uncle Magician in Spanish).
To find out more about OSF, and how you can help, go to their website here.