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Pathlight International Inc

Educate a Child. EndPoverty. Change a Country

aka PathLight   |   Pleasanton, CA   |  https://pathlight.org

Mission

We empower children in Belize to receive a quality education, break free from poverty, and reach their God-given potential. Hope through faith and learning.

Ruling year info

2010

CEO

Roy Goble

Main address

3037-T Hopyard Road Ste T

Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA

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EIN

27-0583447

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Major charities overlook the impoverished children of Belize. Together, we offer them hope to break free from poverty, providing access to quality education, exceptional mentoring, and transforming them into godly leaders equipped to enter every sector of society in Belize. Free education in Belize stops after age 12. PathLight, together with its donors, provides children in Belize with education plus a faith-centered after-school program that empowers them to break free from poverty and reach their God-given potential. PathLight’s vision is to transform the country of Belize by educating and developing future generations of leaders. By 2024, PathLight (PL) will become the leading NGO partner in helping the Government achieve its ambition to have 100% teachers trained and >[60]% net student graduation at the secondary school level. PL will achieve its goal by providing the Government with turnkey solutions to Teacher Training and After School Student programs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education+

Education+ Ends Poverty

By joining the E+ community, you help rescue children from poverty by providing access to quality education, exceptional mentoring, and life-changing transformational experiences.

Education is vital to ending global poverty. Yet, education alone for impoverished children is insufficient. Your monthly giving provides education plus mentoring and transformational experiences that produce capable godly leaders.


Access provides tuition, supplies, tutoring, and transportation to all students.
Mentoring enables students to experience discipleship and Christian character formation.
Transformation occurs as students receive leadership development, life & social skills coaching, and job-readiness training.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Adolescents

Impacting student outcomes country-wide
By subscribing to Beacon, you join a community of monthly donors on a mission to provide an entire nation with access to quality education.
Belize is overlooked by many of the world’s major charities. We don’t think that’s right. That is why we created a community of monthly donors called Beacon, whose support trains teachers, transforms classrooms, and seeks to assure every child in Belize receives a quality education.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth

Provide at-risk students with full-spectrum support that includes mentoring, tutoring, full financial support, academic and personal counseling, spiritual discipleship, and regular opportunities to experience giving back through community involvement in community service projects in local villages.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

PathLight works to develop successful educators, knowing that well-equipped teachers and administrators are crucial to student success.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Education+

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have an indirect impact of 27,000 students if the classrooms we support are factored into the outcomes.

Number of schools repaired or expanded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Beacon

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric only includes the high schools where our scholarship students attend. We impact exponentially more primary schools.

Number of students with good social and leadership skills and self-discipline

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children exceeding 80% school attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Education+

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who perform at average or above on standardized testing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

90% of our students are on their school's honor roll.

Number of students who demonstrate improved overall literacy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children performing above average academically

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants who are promoted to the next grade on time

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of high school seniors who graduate from high school on time

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children achieving language and literacy proficiency

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students served who earn passing grades in core subjects

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of teachers trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Young adults

Related Program

Beacon

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2,174 attendees to our workshops

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Young adults

Related Program

Beacon

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Teacher Training and summer workshops

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of academic scholarships awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of program participants who obtain a job within 3 months of program completion

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

95% of graduates who seek employment find employment.

Number of teachers who demonstrate effective teaching practices

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Young adults

Related Program

Beacon

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students receiving personal instruction and feedback about their performance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Sponsorship+

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Create a community of donors on a mission to provide an entire nation with access to quality education. The goal is to impact student outcomes nationwide.

To rescue children from poverty by providing access to quality education, exceptional mentoring, and life-changing transformational experiences.

As Government’s leading NGO partner, PL will identify 10% of teens, drawn from across the country, who have the academic skills to succeed but are not in school due to financial need. Targeting 10% of these teens will achieve a “tipping point” that influences the Government and society to prioritize education.

PL will build on its successes in the Belize and Cayo Districts by expanding its sponsorship+ program outward to adjacent districts where PL teacher resource centers are located.

Education is vital to ending global poverty. Yet, education alone for impoverished children is insufficient. Your monthly giving provides education plus mentoring and transformational experiences that produce capable godly leaders.

PathLight provides:
-Access provides tuition, supplies, tutoring, and transportation to all students.
-Mentoring enables students to experience discipleship and Christian character formation.
-Transformation occurs as students receive leadership development, life & social skills coaching, and job-readiness training.

Through its investments in children's education, PathLight's efforts have been having a
multiplier effect. PathLight helps Belize achieve its goals articulated in Belize's Growth and
Sustainable Development Strategy (GSDS, 2016-2020). By educating children, improving teacher
education, and supporting school infrastructure, PathLight contributes to reducing adolescent
pregnancy, increasing literacy and reducing youth recruitment into gangs. This contributes to
citizen security and makes cities more sustainable while simultaneously increasing literacy and
building skills for employment and sustainable livelihoods of the most vulnerable adolescent
males and females in Belize.

On January 7, 2019, after twelve years of proven, dedicated, and results-based programming,
PathLight and the Ministry of Education in Belize signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).
This MOA provided a formal mechanism for strengthening collaboration and coordination with
the Government. This public-private partnership has led to the implementation of joint teacher
training and literacy development programs and the establishment of teacher resource centers
across the country. In August 2019, the Ministry of Education publicly endorsed PathLight's
scholarship model. The model provides a complete wraparound service that enables
marginalized young men and women to access a high school education in Belize.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Board diversity Program improvements

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Pathlight International Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mark Parcher

Brian Hui

Living Stone Christian Church

D'Aun Goble Goble

Goble Properties

Greg Lundell

Haley Guiliano

Irv Henderson

Talech

Katelyn Mack

Boys & Girls Clubs

Laura Connelly

Consultant

Mark Parcher

Abundance Farm

Robyn Mitchell-Strong

UCLA Geffin School of Medicine

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/24/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/04/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.