An application of our Moral Compass
Compass Languages believes in being a positive social force, both locally and globally, through investments of time and profits to those in need.
Sarah’s House is a supportive housing program, offering emergency and transitional housing for homeless families in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Sarah’s House provides safe shelter daily meals, and professional development support for those in need. Their mission is to effect positive change in the families we serve by providing the following:
- GED classes
- employment programs, including classes on computers
- variety of counseling services
- three meals each day
- emergency housing for up to 90 days
- transitional housing for 18 to 24 months
- parenting classes
- licensed child care center
- transportation to and from work and doctor appointments
Translators without Borders
Compass Languages is proud to be a bronze sponsor partner with Translators without Borders.
Translators without Borders envisions a world where knowledge knows no language barriers. The US-based nonprofit provides people access to vital knowledge in their language by connecting nonprofit organizations with a professional community of volunteer translators, building local language translation capacity, and raising awareness of language barriers. Originally founded in 1994 in France as Traducteurs sans Frontières (now its sister organization). Since 2011, Translators without Borders has translated more than 20 million words for non-profits worldwide. (That is more than $1 million in translations every year that non-profits put back into their programs.) The organization responds to crises throughout the world to ensure populations understand aid workers – e.g., helping Syrian refugees get critical information in Arabic and expanding access to Wikipedia medical articles in 40 languages.Find out more today,
Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
What is KIVA? Kiva envisions a world where all people – even in the most remote areas of the globe – hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others. Kiva works with microfinance institutions on five continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banking systems. One hundred percent of a loan is sent to these microfinance institutions, which are called Field Partners, who administer the loans & repayment in the field. Kiva relies on a worldwide network of over 450 volunteers who work with their Field Partners, edit and translate borrower stories, and ensure the smooth operation of countless other Kiva programs.
Habitat for Humanity
Putting faith into action, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake brings people together to build decent, affordable homes that change lives, empower families and strengthen communities.
Since 1982, this non-profit organization, with the help of citizens that volunteer, has completed more than 295 homes and has housed more than 900 family members, half of which are children. As a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake works in partnership with families in need of housing to build simple, decent and affordable homes. Houses are sold to qualified homebuyers at no profit through no-interest mortgage loans and homebuyers must first meet the requirements of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake’s program. Homebuyers work alongside thousands of volunteers to complete homes in several Baltimore City and county communities as well as communities in Anne Arundel County and Howard County and throughout the surrounding Chesapeake Bay area.
Compass Employees & Contractors
Many of our employees are involved with community, mission, church, and nonprofit organizations both home and abroad. We thought our stories were pretty impressive until we started hearing some of the extraordinary activities performed by our contractors and partners!
As one keen researcher recently discovered, the world’s greatest leaders are also tremendous givers. Perhaps leadership yields the desire to serve … or, does a genuine attitude of servanthood develop exceptional leadership skills? We don’t claim to know the cause and effect relationship, but simply enjoy the fact that some symbiotic relationship exists between the heart of serving and the privilege of leading.