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REACH OUT HONDURAS INC

Educating Students. Changing Futures.

Mckinney, TX   |  www.reachouthonduras.org

Mission

Compassionately feeding the mind, body and spirit through whole-heartedly investing in the people of the La Mosquitia region of Honduras by lovingly providing education, meeting physical needs and encouraging spiritual formation.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Katie Volosen

Main address

Po Box 2993

Mckinney, TX 75070 USA

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EIN

27-2306632

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Christian (X20)

Rural (S32)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Honduras faces several challenges in the area of education including illiteracy in rural populations, low access to secondary education and teacher apathy. The region of La Mosquitia is one of those remote regions where education challenges are seemingly insurmountable. Reach Out Honduras aims to address education challenges through our middle and high school located in the city of Puerto Lempira in the La Mosquitia region. Reach Out Honduras currently offers a holistic education option for almost 500 economically-challenged students. Additionally, Reach Out Honduras has programs tailored to teen moms and dads, as well as, adults.

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?

Abundant Life Institute

Abundant Life Institute exists to provide an excellent education, from a Christian Biblical perspective, to economically-disadvantaged students, while seeking to develop the whole person for the glory of God. We seek to prepare each student spiritually, academically, physically, and socially to love God and their neighbor. (Proverbs 22:6)

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Families

This program is designed to reach out and serve young women who are pregnant or who have small children with an option for attending class in a condensed form.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

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 program graduates

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

Young adults

Related Program

Abundant Life Institute

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of meals served or provided

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

Adolescents, Adolescent parents, Adults, Young adults

Related Program

Abundant Life Institute

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020 our Feeding Program pivoted to providing core nutrition staples to students' families through quarantine, and in 2021 school was only allowed to return on a part-time modified schedule.

Number of students enrolled

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

Adolescents, Adults, Adolescent parents, Young adults

Related Program

Abundant Life Institute

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

With mandated school closures through 2020 and 2021 amidst the pandemic, many students did not return from their villages until 2022.

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.

Reach Out Honduras aims to empower and insire the people of the La Mosquitia region of Honduras, through holistic education, to realize their God-given potential to become leaders impacting all aspects of their communities. Reach Out Honduras, through its middle and high school, Instituto Vida Abundante, feeds the mind, body and spirit.

The strategies of Reach Out Honduras are community partnership, fiscal responsibility, a diversified organizational base, professional development for teachers and key leaders.

Reach Out Honduras has a staff of indigenous, local teachers and employees. We believe that empowering local leaders leads to long term sustainability. Our North American leadership team focuses their effort on maximizing impact through the development of local leaders.

Reach Out Honduras is innovative and our model is uniquely-tailored to reach results while allowing our parent partners to collaborate in the education of their children.

Reach Out Honduras has provided 8 college scholarships, culminating in 2 college graduations Reach Out Honduras through Instituto Vida Abundante will graduate 60 students in 2020 from our full-time and GED programs. The Instituto Vida Abundante Feeding Program provides over 900 meals per day to our students.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

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

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REACH OUT HONDURAS INC

Board of directors
as of 02/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Russell Hall

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Term: 2021 - 2023

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/20/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/20/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 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.