Employment, Job Related

EXTOLLO INTERNATIONAL

Building a Stronger Haiti

aka Extollo S.A.   |   Pleasanton, CA   |  www.extollo.org

Mission

Unleashing Haiti's potential to build a stronger future by training a construction workforce of character and capability, while adding strength and safety to Haiti's infrastructure. We teach and train people to rebuild their own communities. By participating in the process of “raising up” buildings, we believe dignity and self-respect can be instilled and restored. We want to help communities build permanent homes, churches and schools using local labor, readily available local materials, and International earthquake and hurricane building standards.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Keith Cobell

Main address

1258 Quarry Lane, Suite H

Pleasanton, CA 94566 USA

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EIN

46-1019372

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Employment Training (J22)

Vocational Technical (B30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Right now, just a two hour flight from Miami, there are thousands of men, women and children in Haiti suffering and enduring the pain and heartache of extreme poverty and lacking hope. Many organizations are treating the consequences of extreme poverty, but what is needed is a long-term solution to reduce Haiti's dependence on foreign aid and to restore hope for a better future. Over 60% of Haitians live on less than $2 a day and 70% are under or unemployed. Parents can't afford even the most basic housing or to send their children to school. They watch their children go hungry as they can only feed them once a day. Many children are malnourished and die from preventable diseases.

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?

Construction Training

We teach and train people to rebuild their own communities. By participating in the process of “raising up” buildings, we believe dignity and self-respect can be instilled and restored. (Extollo means “raise up” in Latin). We want to help communities build permanent homes, churches and schools using: ​ Local labor Readily available local materials ​International earthquake and hurricane building standards

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

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 people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Construction Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2019 was greatly hindered by much social unrest.

Number of participants who felt that they have been provided with a range of options for future employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Construction Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many of our trainees have gone on to get employment through local construction companies or even start their own businesses. We have even had graduates return to Extollo as employees.

Number of family members impacted by Extollo's training & employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Construction Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As of December, 2019, it is estimated that nearly 2000 family members have been directly impacted by Extollo's training and employment practices. This based on an average family size of (6).

Number of construction projects completed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Construction Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

By 2018, Extollo students have completed a total of 41 individual projects at various construction sites throughout Haiti.

Number of orphans housed by Extollo projects

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Construction Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

128 orphans have been provided with housing as a result of Extollo's model of "learning while earning." This unique on-the-job training allows for our students to learn while impacting the community.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our approach is based on the Chinese proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, you feed him for a life-time." For the past five years, Extollo International has been developing and implementing a program that teaches Haitians how to care for themselves. Using the apprenticeship approach of “learning while earning and learning by doing," Extollo combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training and supervision. Haiti has a need for skilled construction workers at the journeyman and contractor level. Extollo is meeting this need by teaching employable skills and character development to the people in Haiti that need it the most, those living in extreme poverty.

We teach and train people to rebuild their own communities. By participating in the process of “raising up" buildings, we believe dignity and self-respect can be instilled and restored. (Extollo means “raise up" in Latin). We want to help communities build permanent homes, churches and schools using local labor, readily available materials and international building codes. Using our design/build techniques and vast experience in construction, development and training, we train students from all over the country to build structures that are cost-effective, high-quality, permanent and earthquake/hurricane resistant. As we build, we create jobs, training nationals with employable skills, we stimulate local economies by employing nationals in our projects, and we develop men and women of character<br/> <br/>Our plan is uniquely simple.....educating Haitians to rebuild Haiti resulting in reduced unemployment, less crime and improving the quality of life and living conditions of the Haitian people.

Extollo partners with trained professionals from around the United States and brings them in to provide training in Masonry, Concrete, Electrical, Plumbing, Welding and Carpentry. We have our own 5-Acre property located 30 north of Port-Au-Prince where we conduct our training. Our trainers have years of experience, many licensed in California and specializing in building earthquake-resistant structures. All of Extollo's trainers teach to the International Building Code and insure that students have a comprehensive knowledge of those regulations and building practices. Extollo also partners with businesses and organizations throughout Haiti and assists with job placement for many of the training graduates. As our curriculum continues to develop, we will be adding classes on business creation & development so graduates can have the tools needed to begin their own businesses.

Extollo tracks the number of students who have completed the various training classes. We continue the relationship with our graduates by inviting them back to next-level training courses, hire them to return as trainers for our level 1 courses and follow-up with them to see where they have been hired or if they have begun their own businesses. Our biggest indication of success is when organizations or businesses repeatedly send people through our training programs and hire them after graduation.

At the end of 2018, Extollo graduates have built 22 community structures, completed 34 different projects supporting those structures, brought in 77 US volunteer trainers, providing housing for 128 orphans and have trained over 500 men and women. Our program has continued to grow and we are developing levels 2 and 3 of our training curriculum. We have brought back many of our graduates and are teaching them to become trainers for our level 1 classes. Our next step is to develop a program specifically designed for business development. This will allow our students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to start their own businesses in Haiti.

Financials

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Operations

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

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EXTOLLO INTERNATIONAL

Board of directors
as of 4/1/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sherman Balch

Bruce Kirkpatrick

Roger Brownell

Karen Jones

Brent Aasen

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 ? No
  • 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 04/01/2020

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Keywords

Construction Education, Employment,