Our Vision

College Scholarships for Children of Heroes

Media Campaign

We showcase Colombia, her National Police, and the plight of families left behind when courageous men and women give the ultimate sacrifice.

Help from the Heart

University scholarship assistance is needed but not available to orphans of fallen officers. James 1 seeks to fill that need.

Fundraising

Scholarship fund donations to James 1 are 100% tax deductible (US) and are held in trust by US-based New Horizons Foundation.

Education

James 1 scholars will receive endowed higher education grants to help break the cycle of poverty worsened by the heroic sacrifice of a mother or father.

James 1: For Children of Heroes

James 1: Lasting Help After Eternal Sacrifice

About James 1

We've Decided to Help Children of Colombia's Heroes -- Here's How We Do It

Goal: $500,000 Endowed University Scholarship Fund

AFTER THE DEATH OF A COLOMBIAN NATIONAL POLICE PARENT IN THE LINE OF DUTY, ORPHANED CHILDREN MAY REQUEST UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE THROUGH JAMES 1.

James 1 scholarship applicants will apply every year through a Bogota-based scholarship review committee made up of volunteers from the National Police, the Diplomatic community, and James 1 volunteers. After an initial review, select applications will be forwarded to the US-based James 1 governing board who will then make final scholarship decisions based on need and merit. Final scholarship grants will be made directly from US-based New Horizons Foundation to the recipients' chosen Colombian university or post-high school trade school.

Your James 1 Contributions Go So Far!

At James 1, at least 92 cents on the dollar of your 100% US tax deductible donation goes directly to the scholarship endowment fund. Few projects or foundations can match that efficiency!

  • What Percentage of Your Credit Card Donation Goes to the Endowment? 92%

  • What Percentage of Your Direct Deposit Donation Goes to the Endowment? 95%

Why Support James 1?

They are the first responders in the fight to keep drugs out of your neighborhood.

No Other Foundation or Project is Assisting in this Way.

New Horizons Will Manage and Invest the Endowment in Accordance with US Law.

With Higher Education Opportunities, We Can Help Break the Cycle of Poverty in these Families.

Be Part of the Team

Support a Global Effort

Your donations support the men and women fighting as the tip of the spear in efforts to keep drugs off the streets of your neighborhood.

Lasting True Impact

Your donation supports a continuing scholarship program so your giving helps today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Regular Updates

With your donation, you will become part of our team, receiving regular updates on outreach events and James 1 concerts.

Tax Deductible Support

James 1 is a 501(c)(3) project and your donation is tax deductible in the United States.


Meet Our Team

Zach Ruble

Founder, Zach Ruble Productions

U.S.-Trained Cinematographer, Photographer, Film Historian, and Friend of Jesus.

Wiley Skaret

James 1 Artist Leader

Pianist, Motocross Racer, Waterskier, Junior Diplomat, Friend of the Colombian Police, Lover of Jesus .

Natalia Alarcón

James 1 Actress and Associate Producer

James 1 Actress and Associate Producer, Spanish Language Immersion Specialist, and Follower of Jesus.

277

Police Killed in the Line of Duty in 2013

400

Number of Officers Killed in One Month in Medellin 1990

$330 USD

Average Pension of a Deceased 5-Year Patrol Officer

1

How Many People It Takes to Make a Difference

Thinking about a Donation?

Join Our Ranks of Support!

Lieutenant

$250

  • US Tax Deductible
  • Signed Commemorative Photo

Major

$500

  • US Tax Deductible
  • Signed Commemorative Photo
  • Commemorative Coin from the Colombian National Police

Colonel

$1000

  • US Tax Deductible
  • Signed Commemorative Photo
  • Commemorative Coin from the Colombian National Police
  • Authentic James 1 Jersey

General

$5000

  • US Tax Deductible
  • Signed Commemorative Photo
  • Commemorative Coin from the Colombian National Police
  • Authentic James 1 Jersey
  • Personal call of thanks from a Commanding General of the Colombian National Police

Get in Touch

Drop Us a Line!

Please let us know if you would like to get involved with James 1 or would like to learn more about the project. We love getting mail and our team will respond to you as soon as possible. Thanks for your interest in the educational future of the children of Colombia's police heroes.