alfalitSeason 18 Dancing with the Stars champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy and actor John O’Hurley attended Alfalit International, Inc.’s annual Global Literacy Dinner honoring Board of Directors President Joseph Milton with the Founders Award. Milton became a member of Alfalit’s Board of Directors more than 20 years ago, and is a tireless advocate for providing education to the neediest people in the poorest places in the world. In addition to his dedication to Alfalit, Milton is President & CEO of J. Milton & Associates, Miami’s premier real estate development company which has enhanced Greater Miami with numerous landmark condominium towers and quality rental communities. Alfalit International is celebrating 53 years of bringing hope and opportunity through literacy teaching basic reading, writing and math, and bringing over eight million children, youth and adults worldwide from darkness to light.

photo 1(18)Host Evan Golden was on hand to speak with some of the celebrities, supporters and people being honored for their contribution to this very worthy cause.

About Alfalit International

Eliminating human suffering caused by illiteracy!

This vision resides in the heart of every human being who yearns to improve himself/ herself and longs for a better quality of life, but has no opportunity to get it.

Our Mission:

To imitate Jesus Christ by educating disadvantaged people to improve their lives and communities.

Who is Alfalit?

Alfalit International, Inc. is a faith-based nonprofit organization, founded in 1961, that provides high-quality, cost-effective education with compassion and respect for the poorest in the world. We offer programs in Literacy, Basic Education, Preschool, Health (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and cholera prevention), Nutrition, Micro-Credit and Community Development in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Portugal, and the United States.
Core Values:

Alfalit believes in:

Love of humankind by reaching as many people as possible.
Respecting all persons regardless of gender, race, religion and ethnicity.
Integrity in conducting our programs and the organization’s business.
Accountability at all levels.
Promoting Innovation within the organization and its affiliates
Life-long Learning for personal development and growth.

Quick Facts:

Over 7 million people have learned to read and write through Alfalit in our 50 years history.
Operates in 22 countries on three continents.
The majority of Alfalit teachers are volunteers.
Alfalit is cost effective and can teach a student to read and write for $60.
92 cents of every donated dollar goes to Programs Services.
Alfalit enrolls nearly 125,000 students every year.