Child Soldier Relief


The mission of Child Soldier Relief Foundation (CSR), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization designated by the Internal Revenue Code, is to advocate on behalf of child soldiers by serving as a central repository of information on all topics relating to the topic of child soldiers.

Former child soldiers can be rescued and rehabilitated. Help us advocate, network and research to make this happen.

Check out what’s going on inside CSRFoundation this month.

Logo challenge!

We are offering a unique opportunity for you to showcase your talent for a great cause.

What we need:  A logo that truly represents our efforts to advocate on behalf of former child soldiers and to end their recruitment into armed forces. Our logo should be smart, easily identifiable and stylish.

What you get: You will be listed on our website as the designer of our logo and have your work promoted to our large following on Twitter, Facebook, and our website with thousands of visits/week.  The logo will also appear on various social networking and fundraising sites as well as on our partner’s websites.

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2011.  Go here for more information. Please send electronic submissions to

Pass the word to your friends and colleagues!

A big shout-out to our Advisory Team

CSRF would not exist without the outstanding support of a number of dedicated and brilliant colleagues.  Today we’d like to recognize three of them for the hours of time they have spent advising our team.

  • Leonard Easter – is an attorney specializing in non-profit law and a professor at Milano the New School for Management and Urban Policy in NYC and single-handedly tackled the enormous task of registering CSRF as a non-profit 501c3 tax exempt organization.  We are forever in his debt.
  • Tom Lane – is a seasoned fundraising and nonprofit management professional with more than 10 years of experience and success in building relationships using a donor-centered approach to consistently meet and exceed development goals at local, national and international human rights, health advocacy and higher education nonprofit organizations.
  • Charlotte Rademaekers – is our creative and technological guru.  She is founder and CEO of, whose mission to become the de facto call-to-action badge, dedicated to furthering our partners’ goals through raising awareness, driving engagement, and building community. Charlotte has worked in TV and documentary for 7 years with shows on TLC, National Geographic and A&E. 

Now hiring: Outreach Intern

This is an unpaid, part-time internship. The ideal candidate would have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; be dependable, prompt, and willing to wear many hats; be savvy with both internet research and social media; and have a basic knowledge of issues related to CSRF’s work and a sense of humor. Online fundraising experience is a plus.

While this internship can take place remotely, it is a plus if you are in the Chicago area. We are looking for a time commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week. This internship is for June – August.  Application deadline is May 25. For more information check out our post or send your resume and cover letter to Sarah Pierce at


May 24 CSRF heads to NYC for a presentation by Lt. General (Ret) General Dallaire and meetings with our partner organizations the Child Soldiers Initiative and Mandala House.
June 2 CSRF will be participating in 25 Artists, 25 Yoga Mats:ART SHOW FUNDRAISER by our partner Mandala House at Salt Gallery Space in New York.  25 artists, including CSRF Executive Director Christine Williams, using yoga mats as their canvas have created 25 original works of art.  Mats are two-sided & will be still fully functional for yoga practice.  Check out the Facebook invite for more information on supporting the event.

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