Operation Project Hope

World Peace, One Child at a Time

aka OPH   |   LA CRESCENTA, CA   |  https://www.operationprojecthope.org/

Mission

Devoted, compassionate, and committed to the betterment of humanity, the team at Operation Project HOPE represents a new model of collaboration with the academic community to make a difference in the lives of students by creating exceptional and supportive environments.

Ruling year info

2015

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Edward Robles

Main address

2629 Foothill Blvd., #415

LA CRESCENTA, CA 91214 USA

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EIN

46-5481217

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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?

HOPE Grows

Annual Day of HOPE is going to be held on 11/7/2020, and is a full day filled with enthusiastic volunteers who create inspirational murals, landscaping & gardening, teacher/ staff appreciation beautification, and book drive.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We believe that schools are an extension of the child, and where significant time is spent.  All volunteers operate under a quality mantra to produce excellence in the beautification effort, and we achieve professional looking results.

Through university outreach- our donors have put an average of 200-250 pennants on the walls of all the schools we visit to “plant the seed” of higher education. This expands students' exposure to see the names, logos, and colors of target universities. This valuable effort impacts students for several years after the completion of the project- as pennants stay up for many years after OPH performs the project.

“Buddy benches” help to raise the expectation of caring and support for other children. Anti-bullying efforts are reinforced when a child sits on a bench needing a friend, and another child comes to join them. Planters are built so that children could learn about growing flowers and crops. Structural preservation such as painting exposed wood and metal trim (which would be prone to deteriorate) helps to impact the school’s infrastructure.

“Peace poles” are an internationally recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth. OPH donates Peace Poles which bear messaging in different languages.

Teachers’ lounges get makeovers as well; this helps to re-energize, motivate, and inspire the teachers and staff. They get shown appreciation, and this outcome translates to less burnout and turnover.

Operation Project Hope strategies include Anti-bullying messaging and messages of hope and love.

Operation Project Hope enrolls community volunteers.

Operation Project Hope has been in existence for over a decade and continues to serve and expand our presence in Southern California communities.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    To create a world where people matter, society is enhanced, and HOPE grows.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

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

    To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Operation Project Hope

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Robin Polito Sandy Dunbar

LAUSD

Term: 2000 - 2021


Board co-chair

Yvette ZR Rapose

LA Metro

Term: 2000 - 2021

Edward Robles

Euronet Worldwide

Yvette Zoe-Robles

LA Metro

Robin Polito-Shuffer

Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School

Mark Kempton

Kempton Accountancy LLC

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 3/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/12/2021

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Data
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.