Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Helping Hands for Puerto Rico, Inc.

Education. Empowerment. Prosperity.

Campbell Hall, NY   |  www.helpinghandsforpuertorico.org

Mission

A non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that partner’s with both, leaders of Puerto Rico and continental United States to assist in disaster relief and the development of educational programs in disaster preparedness, agriculture, the arts and entrepreneurship.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Raymond Collazo

Main address

298 Ridge Rd

Campbell Hall, NY 10916 USA

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EIN

83-0588897

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Before Hurricanes Irma and Maria Puerto Rico suffered, and still suffers, from a debt crisis. After the Hurricanes, over one third of the schools were closed and many residents moved for greener pastures. Without providing the proper educational tools, the youth will not be able to create new opportunities on the island or create self sustainable pathways towards an economic boom in Puerto Rico. By creating and implementing programs that empower the youth and community members on self sustainability, self sufficiency and entrepreneurship using technology, agriculture and the arts, we can help create a renaissance in Puerto Rico, pushing it out of the continuous brain drain and economic falter.

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?

Disaster Relief

Due to the damages caused by Hurricane Maria, we are focused on rebuilding the Puerto Rican infrastructure, which includes parks, roads, waterways, schools for the island to revel in its beauty once again.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$1,000,000

This program is dedicated towards creating neighborhood education centers that provide computers, books, tutors, workshops, mentors and a creative space for children to expand their horizons and find solace.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$2,500,000

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 grassroots organizations supported

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Disaster Relief

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of schools repaired or expanded

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

K-12 (5-19 years),Adolescents (13-19 years),Young Adults (20-25 years)

Related Program

Helping Hands Educational Recreation Centers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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?

Helping Hands for Puerto Rico aims to empower the youth and community members to become leaders and job creators that will use the immense talents they contain for good. There have been a plethora of schools that were closed or abandoned and our desire is to rebuild those to be educational community centers.

Helping Hands for Puerto Rico will accomplish this by building community centers from abandoned schools with advanced technology, computers, sustainable energy and and assisting schools that are currently in session. We will begin with a school in Añasco, Puerto Rico, converting it to have solar energy, rainwater catchment systems, build a community garden, create a library, and workshops within our mission scope of disaster preparedness, emergency services, agriculture, the arts and entrepreneurship. In order for this to be possible we will raise at least $1 Million by 2025 to implement programs in disaster preparedness, the arts, agriculture and entrepreneurship in Puerto Rico.

Helping Hands for Puerto Rico works with approximately 23 different non profit organizations at the moment throughout the United States that seek to enhance the quality of life in Puerto Rico. In addition to the various non profit organizations, we work with many community leaders that understand the needs of the Puerto Rican people and want to assist in the educational aspect of their lives to improve the amount of opportunities in Puerto Rico. We will develop a strong organizational structure to ensure long-term self-sustainability, sufficiency and impact. An incubator for start-up companies and seed companies will be created in the schools we help rehabilitate.

We will measure the amount of communities, organizations and schools we impact, and provide a visual representation of the process.

Our organization has helped in the rehabilitation of over 250 homes throughout Puerto Rico, providing over $1M of reconstruction materials, built a school in Peñuelas, PR and are in the process of building our first community center in Añasco.

Financials

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Operations

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Keywords

disaster preparedness, disaster relief, emergency services, agriculture, education, the arts, entrepreneurship