IAAM (International Association of Academic Methods) was originally founded in the year 2000 under the name IRAD
(Inter Racial Association Development). We were able to assist those with diverse needs through our resources.
We used our own income to purchase supplies when our resources did not come through. We were able to assist others with monetary funds and gifts. We utilized the same opportunity to help others spiritually by praying and sharing the gospel with them.
We identify with a lot of our clients due to the fact that sometimes, we also had to do without; however, we had a regular income through our employment which gave us the hope that some of our clients did not have.
When the economic crisis hit in the year of 2006/2007, our hearts were filled with pain and sorrow. To witness that even our next-door neighbors were suffering due to either low income or no income, which really took a toll on us. We saw neighbors become homeless with their children beside them; again, our hearts felt the pain. This caused us to become even more active in community service.
Our vision changed when we saw that the less educated were the most to suffer, so we decided to not only feed the body and spirit but also the mind.
Going international came about when we saw the disaster in Indonesia, Haiti, the Aids epidemic in Africa. Sometimes, we often take what we have until we face our own disaster. We’re fully aware that we cannot change the world, however, we can change a life for the better, one day at a time in hopes that the ones we help may one day help someone else.