PURPOSE 68 INC DBA UthBuild

Building Youth. Dismantling Poverty.

aka UthBuild   |   Scottsdale, AZ   |  www.uthbuild.org

Mission

Founded in 2008, UthBuild has a mission of “Building Youth. Dismantling Poverty." UthBuild is a US-based 501©3 not-for-profit. UthBuild works to develop essential life skills in students by building houses for impoverished families. UthBuild develops students by serving with them. A person's character is transformed when they see and serve others who are not afforded the privileges they have been afforded. We build students. We build and repair homes. We help to dismantle poverty. In 2014 UthBuild began working projects in Maricopa County Arizona and is now planning to provide home repair assistance to Arizona residents. UthBuild will continue to build homes in Mexico while working at the local level in Maricopa County to help meet the home repair needs of our neighbors.

Ruling year info

2019

Director

Debbie Armer

Executive Director

Dave P Robinson

Main address

1776 N Scottsdale Rd, #2523

Scottsdale, AZ 85257 USA

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EIN

80-0772614

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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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?

UthBuild Homes

Founded in 2008 UthBuild has a mission of “Building Youth. Dismantling Poverty.” UthBuild is a US-based 501©3 not-for-profit working in Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco), Mexico UthBuild works to develop essential life skills in American high school and college age students by building houses for impoverished families

In the last six years UthBuild has built 24 homes for Puerto Penasco residents. UthBuild manages an extensive team of volunteers, youth and adults, in support of this mission. UthBuild creates opportunities for youths to learn occupational and vocational skills, and develop leadership qualities while serving those less fortunate.

UthBuild develops students by serving with them. A person’s character is transformed when they see and serve others who are not afforded the privileges they have been afforded. We build students. We build and repair homes. We help to dismantle poverty.

In 2014 UthBuild began working projects in Maricopa County Arizona and is now planning to provide home repair assistance to Arizona residents. UthBuild will continue to build homes in Mexico while working at the local level in Maricopa County to help meet the home repair needs of our neighbors.

Population(s) Served
Families
Non-adult children

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 low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

UthBuild Homes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

These families purchase their lot (ownership for the first time!) and receive a home, moving out of an expensive and/or overcrowded rental, an unhealthy/dangerous shack, tent or garage door house.

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Adults

Related Program

UthBuild Homes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Percentage of participants participating in a leadership role

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

Adults

Related Program

UthBuild Homes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We instill five character traits: Compassion, Sacrifice, Passion, Teamwork and Leadership. The fifth takes more intentional effort, training, and follow up.

Number of children in our program who fail or drop out of high school

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

Adolescents

Related Program

UthBuild Homes

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

High school is expensive for poor familes in Mexico where tuition and uniforms are required to attend. We provide scholarships for students to graduate high school to help end systemic poverty

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.

Since 2008 UthBuild has worked with young people in teaching them life skills while building homes for underprivileged families in Mexico. UthBuild aims to continue the mission of building youth and dismantling poverty by further expansion of building and repairing homes in the United States and Mexico.

In 2014 the UthBuild Board of Directors approved a five-year strategic plan to develop US-based build/repair service opportunities. UthBuild will partner with community development agencies, civic and government departments and faith-based organizations to identify existing needs. UthBuild will expand the volunteer base by working with schools, youth-centric organizations and local business owners. UthBuild will increase revenue by 50% to meet mission-critical goals.

In 2019, UthBuild committed the next five years to serving how and where needed, focusing on supporting educational and youth leadership development. UthBuild will continue to partner with agencies and various government, educational, and/or faith-based organizations to identify existing needs and new areas of service.

Uthbuild builds youth by building and repairing homes for those in need. In our building, we find new ways to serve. Thus, “Building Youth. Dismantling Poverty” is both our mission statement and the focus of our intended impact.

To achieve our goal of building youth UthBuild provides opportunities for service, including but not limited to: Fall/Spring week-long build trips to Mexico for high school students; Summer/Winter weekend community building trips to for college students; team lead and crew boss delegation to qualified students; organizational planning; occupational and vocational skills training in conjunction with industry professionals; financial planning; architectural design and event preparation. Future AZ-based projects will provide additional opportunities for more young people to develop leadership and vocational skills.

To achieve our goal of dismantling poverty UthBuild will continue to partner with local and international companies in sourcing building materials and tools to build and repair houses. These valued partners include Stanley’s Tools, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Los Pinos. As a feeder project towards to goal of dismantling poverty UthBuild will assist families in sourcing furniture, appliances, food, clothing and educational opportunities.

Since 2008 UthBuild has grown to include over 175 volunteers, working at 25 different construction sites and building 24 homes.
UthBuild’s network of community-based volunteers include teachers, architects, mortgage adjustors, engineers, builders, IT professionals, advertising executives and high school, college, and graduate students. 75% of all UthBuild volunteers have participated in 2 or more builds. 35% of UthBuild volunteers have participated in 7 or more builds.

The UthBuild staff and Board of Directors is 100% volunteer based. In 2013 97% of all donations were spent on building materials and supplies; 3% was spent on administrative expenses. Funding is provided by workplace giving programs and individual donors.

UthBuild will continue partnering with local and international organizations to reach mission-critical goals. UthBuild will leverage new resources to create US-based programs that align with these goals. This includes process improvements and integrated support systems to manage current programs, form new partnerships, and ensure the sustainability of its work.

In 2013 UthBuild built 5 homes in Mexico, enabling five different families to move into a secure home. UthBuild has built a total of 24 homes since 2008. Recipients of UthBuild homes often become volunteers for UthBuild, helping to develop and support their local community. Thanks to our many generous partners UthBuild leaves many of the hand tools used on a build with the new home owners, enabling them to continue building. The volunteerism of these families, in addition to the US-based volunteer staff is a testament to the life-changing process that occurs through building youth and dismantling poverty.

The economic impact of UthBuild’s work in Mexico exceeds the actual cost of $2,400 per home. Families in stable, secure living environments are better able to support themselves. In secure environments (home and community) children often perform better in school, Research has shown that stronger community ties, stable housing and better education increases a child’s chance of succeeding in life free from crime, drugs or violence. (“The Positive Impacts of Affordable Housing on Education”, Brennan, M., 2014)
The quantitative economic impact of UthBuild’s programs with young people has yet to be determined. The “older” UthBuild student volunteers are (as of 2014) entering their early 20ies, with a majority enrolled in community college or university programs. Many Uthbuild student volunteers are utilized their leadership skills in sports, student council, career development and with other volunteer organizations. Preliminary qualitative observation would suggest a strong correlation between both the quality and duration of the UthBuild experience, and fundamental personal and educational outcomes.

Because of the successes in Mexico the UthBuild Board of Directors has identified building projects in the United States to be the next logical step. UthBuild will identify and develop Arizona-based home repair projects and train volunteers unable to travel outside of the United States. Our near-term objective for Arizona-based projects is to complete 2 home repairs in 2014, and establish partnerships with three local community housing organizations. In 2015 UthBuild will build 5 new homes in Mexico and develop 8 Arizona-based projects, while increasing the volunteer base by 10%.

Long-term goals (5+years) for UthBuild include 1) 12-14 US-based projects annually; 2) 6-8 new builds annually in Mexico; 3) leadership and vocational training in partnership with 10 local organizations; 4) partnership with new national and international companies for building supplies and resources. By 2020 UthBuild will be involved in sustainable development by building and repairing homes with locally sourced, resource-efficient building materials.

To properly grow the number of families and youth served UthBuild needs to grow the funding to pay for administrative, technical infrastructure and other essential services.

Financials

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PURPOSE 68 INC DBA UthBuild

Board of directors
as of 10/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dave Robinson

Purpose 68, Inc.

Term: 2008 -

Brad Cady

Nic Glyshaw

Sheri Baltzer

Debbie Armer

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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 10/15/2021

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/14/2020

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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.