About Us

Children of One Planet - 501(c)(3)
FEN: 91-2074967
My name is Azita Milanian. I am the Executive Director and Founder of Children of One Planet.

What is “Children of One Planet?

Founded in 2000, the ”Children of One Planet” Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes the well-being and health for children from all over the world.

The mission of “Children of One Planet” is to inspire everyone to be the voice of innocent children and to help to protect them against hunger and violence.

What has “Children of One Planet” done for the Past 22 Years?

Since 2000, “Children of One Planet” has helped orphanages and underprivileged children around the world by donating food, clothing, toys and money. These donations served as an immediate crisis aid throughout the world.

Children of One Planet has printed many educational postcards regarding child human trafficking, in order to prevent it, and how children, teens and families can look for ways to protect themselves. The educational information includes support for mental and physical health and wellness for victims and families of child human trafficking.
Our key “Children of One Planet” fund-raising event is “Dance for Hope America.” It has been a successful, annual dance show featuring professional ballroom dancers, both young and old, showcasing their dance talents to raise money for our non-profit mission. It is incredibly inspiring and I am truly grateful to have received so much support over the years from so many talented dancers.

2005-2022. Donated backpacks, toys, food, clothing and masks in 2020 for children and families in various Costa Rican villages. We will continue to provide support.
2000 - 2022. Donated money, food, clothing and masks in 2020, to orphanages in Baja Mexico. We will continue to provide support.

2020. During COVID19 we provided masks to ‘Shriner’s Medical Center for Children’, ‘Ronald McDonald House’, and ‘Sycamores in Los Angeles’.
2020. Provided food for children and women in Haiti.
2019. Donated new mattresses for children with no beds at the Dream Center in Los Angeles. The Dream Center provides food, clothing and shelter for underprivileged families.

2009. Provided 200 booths and food for children in orphanages in Armenia.
2005. Provided Toys and food for 50 needy children in Brazil at Christmas time.
Children of One Planet helps small charities and orphanages during the Christmas season with toy donations.

Who is Azita Milanian?

Azita Milanian is the President and Founder of Children of One Planet, a 501 c(3) non-profit.
Azita graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Engineering. After 12 years working for NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory she decided to pursue her passion to help children against hunger and violence.

In 1994 Azita started helping the ‘Save the Children Foundation, USA’ with fundraising dance show events.
From 1994-2000 she donated money for urgent needs of children in Afghanistan, Nicragua, Rwanda, Sudan, and including the United States to Save the Children foundation.

In 2000 Azita founded Children of One Planet to help children more directly. “My dream is to see children free of hunger and violence one day”. Azita says.

The work of Children of One Planet has been recognized by Save the Children and other organizations as well as Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Great Britain.

Thank you!
Azita Milanian

Board Members

Name: Azita Milanian

Role: President and Founder

Bio: Azita graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Engineering. After 12 years working for NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory she decided to pursue her passion to help children against hunger and violence.

In 1996 she started by helping the Save the Children Foundation, USA with fundraising dance show events.

In 2000 Azita founded Children of One Planet to help children more directly.

My vision is to bring  after school programs in the USA applying   Music and Dance and life education to improve mental and physical health in our youth.

“My only dream is to see children free of hunger, violence and  live happily one day. “

Azita 


Name: Katarzyna Kozak

Role: Dance Director

Bio: Katarzyna Kozak, widely recognized as Kasia, is a powerhouse in the world of dance, holding the esteemed title of World Ballroom Champion and boasting a string of victories in nearly every national competition across the USA. A versatile professional, she has seamlessly transitioned into roles as a national coach, adjudicator, and choreographer, co-creating a groundbreaking dance syllabus for the Dvida Organization. Kasia's impact extends beyond the dance floor; she co-organized the prestigious 5-day Great Gatsby Gala event in San Diego, crafted the transformative "High Heels Boot Camp" workshop, and invented the posture-improving "Attitude Belt." With degrees in Psychology and Business from Loyola Marymount University and an ordination as a minister, Kasia is not only a captivating public speaker but also a devoted board member of the Children of One Planet organisation for over 20 years. Her unwavering mission is to empower children through the integration of body movement, mental strength, and proactive initiatives, embodying a commitment to helping others create the life they've always envisioned.


Name: Susan Clancy


Role: Board Member

Bio:  Susan Clancy is a retired software engineer and  long-time supporter of the Children of One Planet Organization. Her interest and awareness of the need for improving the lives of children through good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices aligns with the goals of the Organization.  Although she now lives in South Carolina, she continues to advocate for fulfilling our mission.


Name: Omar Bolden

Role: Board Member

Bio: Omar has served as Children of One Planet’s Risk Manager since 2020 who brings wide-ranging expertise to the organization. His areas of responsibility span from risk management to compliance.

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Omar earned his B.A., in Sociology from California State University, Northridge and is a Vice President that heads the Cost Containment department at a national insurance and surety brokerage.


Name: Mary N Clancy

Role: Treasurer 

Bio: I am a retired University of California Clinical laboratory Scientist. As a child and teenager, I took modern dance and ballet lessons, as well as guitar lessons. My dance and music experience built confidence, discipline and accomplishment as well as being enjoyable. I appreciate and support Children of One Planet to advocate and educate for children’s safety and give them an opportunity to channel their energy into dance and music. 


Name: Ann Marie Ahern

Role: secretary

Bio: Ann Marie joined Children of One Planet as a board member in 2020. She is a small business owner who owns a real estate team in the Los Angeles area. Ann Marie graduated with a BA in Marketing and her career has developed her into an effective leader and mentor.


Name: Sha Feng

Role: Grant coordinator/analyst

Bio:  Sha Feng, a Geophysics Ph.D. and project manager managing projects totaling over $1 million, joined Children of One Planet (CoOP) as a board member in 2023. Her involvement started in 2016 through volunteer work for CoOP's annual Dance for Hope America Event. With a wealth of experience in grant applications and management, Sha is dedicated to enhancing CoOP's programs and expanding its global reach, ensuring a positive impact on more children and families worldwide.