World Impact Network (WIN) is an international Christian educational organization which was established in 1996. WIN has worked tirelessly to educate leaders worldwide, both formally and informally. Higher education related to graduate and postgraduate education has been provided in cooperation with different US based accredited academic institutions, to students in Asia, resulting in the graduation of 24 Doctor of Ministry students and 16 Masters of Divinity students since the program was launched in 2007. In 2016, WIN launched The New International University (TNIU) in order to expand its education reach, globally.
WIN has provided humanitarian aid at times alongside its informal educational programs. In particular, the Renewal Food Bank was established in Bellevue, Washington in 1996 to meet the needs of the marginalized in King County resulting in the feeding of over 35,000 people. Part of the mandate of the Renewal Food Bank was to provide different educational opportunities alongside food assistance to the population it served. Some of these opportunities included:
- Conversational English classes for immigrants
- Youth training services in the form of holiday camps to influence youth to graduate high school and attend college. This resulted in 98% of students reached going onto college
- Youth mentoring and college application services
- Diabetes awareness and diabetes testing
In keeping with WIN’S goal to develop leaders, the Renewal Food Bank was established as a separate non-profit organization in 2013 and continues to feed the hungry in King County.
For many years WIN also supported the work of human trafficking through long time board member Nita Belles, who in 2016, established In Our Backyard as a separate non-profit organization to raise awareness and provide education to stem the rising tide of human trafficking in the United States.
WIN has a long history of developing leaders. During the 2008 worldwide economic collapse, WIN had the privilege of partnering with several entities to provide Re-invention forums for over 200 unemployed professionals and hurting small business owners. This contributed to the economic health and well-being of the community by providing much needed retraining for those most affected by the economic decline and enabled them to subsequently re-enter the market place.
Over the course of World Impact Network’s tenure as a non-profit organization, leaders have been impacted and educated in countries all over the world, including: The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and Kenya.