A fellowship of people who believe that education can break down third-world poverty barriers.

Who We Are

A fellowship of people who believe that education can break down third-world poverty barriers.

A group of volunteers with a passion for helping youth in Cambodia

CUSP was formed after a short-term mission trip to Cambodia in 2006, sponsored by a number of Seattle-area churches. Dr. Yaren Yim, HR Director of World Vision in Cambodia, has been a key indigenous partner since the beginning of CUSP’s involvement in Cambodia.

The CUSP dormitory is located in the village of Kampong Thom, 100 miles north of Phnom Pehn.

Our Cambodian Partners

  • Don Bosco Vocational Training Center
  • Pannasastra University
  • Justice and Soul Foundation
  • DOVE (Develop Our Village Economy)
  • World Vision, Kampong Thom Province


MISSION STATEMENT

CUSP is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth from poor families in Cambodia. CUSP makes it possible for rural students to attend high school, vocational schools, and college as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty.

OUR ORGANIZATION’S VALUES

  • We value openness and diversity in partnership.
  • We value teamwork and partnerships based upon respect, trust and reciprocity.
  • We believe in the value of the investment in young people so that they can be transformative to the country of Cambodia.
  • We value independent thinking and encourage an open, rational approach to life-long learning.
  • We value open dialogue and do not require a student to be a Christian or attend church to live in our dormitories.
  • We value the love of God through Jesus Christ which is our motivation to help the poor.
  • We value mentoring and community.
CUSP team on the way to Cambodia

U.S. and Cambodia teams in Kampong Thom.

CUSP team in the village of Tong Neak.