HOLA INCORPORATED

Giving Hope to the Hopeless

aka Helping Orphans Latin America   |   Virginia Beach, VA   |  www.holavb.org

Mission

Our mission is to empower orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America through building structures, essential needs, financial aid, educational, vocational, and social support, and relationships within the community, enabling hope for the hopeless.

Ruling year info

2013

President and Executive Director

Graham Young

Main address

213 63rd st

Virginia Beach, VA 23451 USA

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Formerly known as

ORPHANETWORK

EIN

45-1218270

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The majority of those living in the poorest areas of Latin America do not graduate past 6th grade. This contributes to the cycle of poverty as each generation continues to drop out and live on the street. Through higher level education and intelligent transition programs it is possible for the once hopeless to become educated in a concentrated field in order to find a paying job which ultimately leads to self-sustainability. Many of the educated often come back to their communities and teach the skills they have learned.

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?

Learning Center

The first HOLA Learning Center in Nicaragua was opened in Los Brasiles in 2014.
Currently 46 orphans are enrolled in the program and the pilot curriculum is a 235 hour computer course including typing, Windows operating system, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and navigating the Internet. This content is adapted for three age levels.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Homeless people

We are currently working on a much larger project that includes a Team Center, Learning Center, Sports Facility, Medical Center and Global Education for Teachers and Students. Please Contact us for more information.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Economically disadvantaged people

HOLA started a transition program to teach real-life jobs to the teenagers leaving our partner orphanages. This has helped secure jobs and reduce the cycle of poverty by just sending the teenagers back in the streets with no direction.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

HOLA started the music program by giving children in Nicaragua a few instruments back in 2006. It has not stopped growing since then. We have over 10 different groups of kids at different orphanages who have new equipment and professional teachers. The children are able to express themselves through music and often keeps them off the streets.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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.

HOLA aims to break the cycle of poverty through higher level education in the poorest countries in Latin America. HOLA believes education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty in many regions of Latin America, especially parts of Nicaragua. We believe in giving every child and human a chance at an education and the power of knowledge. HOLA teaches people high level English and concentrates in learning to find a job. Self-sustainability and empowerment is extremely important.

HOLA builds educational structures and curriculum for students who do not have the resources to go to school. HOLA works with the communities as a collaborative effort as opposed to forcing a curriculum on anyone. HOLA partners with other programs to cover core basis such as nutrition, health, family units, day care facilities, etc in order to allow room for those with no resources to get an education without being distracted. HOLA also started Skype Schools where students in Latin America Skype with students in the United States and several other 1st world countries to learn by immersing themselves in another culture through live streaming.

HOLA has several major fundraisers throughout the year and major donors who allow HOLA to continue building model schools. HOLA also relies on small donations from crowd sourcing and group efforts as our cause is very transparent and easy to understand.

HOLA has built 2 team centers for educators and students to participate in cultural learning exchanges
HOLA has built 2 major learning centers that have been model schools for the rest of the country.
HOLA will continue building model schools and campuses as well as continue admitting as many children as possible into the new schools.
HOLA is currently building a campus that will serve as the headquarters of HOLA Latin America in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • 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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HOLA INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 06/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John L. Woods

Retired Invstor

Term: 2017 - 2019

Robert Young

Young Properties

Joshua Canada

Axis Global Enterprises

Stuart Nachman

Kalfus and Nachman

Whitt Sessoms

Cape Oil

Jerry Harris

Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney

Fiorella Young

Tiger Latin America Tradesource

Graham Young

HOLA Incorporated

Markley Tysinger

Tysinger Motors

John L Woods

JLW Foods

Board leadership practices

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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