The Early Development of Global Education Charitable Foundation (The EDGE) is a humanitarian organization established in 2007 in Miami, Florida. The mission of The EDGE is to empower women and youth, while providing humanitarian services for victimized and disadvantaged children.
Founded by four women, Mercy Hernandez, Priya Nembhard, Irma Gomez and Maria Paez, The EDGE has impacted over 20,000 children around the world.
When The EDGE was originally founded the goal was to impact children’s lives through green curriculum and teach them environmental awareness, while providing humanitarian services.
In 2013 The EDGE underwent a transformation into a humanitarian organization with educational, leadership and environmental values. This transformation also included rebranding and the adoption of the bee as our mascot and purple as our official color.
Initially providing children with science based curriculum and program The EDGE quickly shifted gears when many of the children were in need of basic essentials.