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Honduras Child Alliance

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Honduras Child Alliance

EIN: 46-1504773


Mission

Honduras Child Alliance provides educational enrichment and healthy living programs in the north-coast town of El Porvenir; English & Spanish literacy, computers, arts, science, SEL skills, and more! These projects were initiated in response to our awareness that the cycle of poverty is perpetuated through lack of education. As we look at the bright faces of the children in our community, it is impossible to not recognize wasted potential within their young lives. The combined energy of our local interns, international volunteers, managers, and directors blends into a unique and effective set of skills to support our projects. As we collaborate to develop viable opportunities for children in Honduras, we welcome volunteers, sponsors, and cooperation with like-minded organizations.

Notes from the nonprofit

Over the pandemic, HCA received the economic relief loan which explains the differences in finance from 2020-2023.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Ms Eve M Horowitz

Director of Finance and Programming

Liz Bender

Main address

527 Westview St

Philadelphia, PA 19119 USA

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EIN

46-1504773

Subject area info

Education

Equal opportunity in education

Philanthropy

Computer science

Leadership development

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Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Women and girls

Men and boys

People of Central American descent

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NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (O11)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Single Organization Support (T11)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Private Operating Foundation

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The lack of educational opportunity in Honduras presents a critical challenge that hampers social and economic progress, perpetuating cycles of poverty and inequality. El Porvenir, Atlantida was already in a learning crisis before COVID. Insufficient and outdated resources along with an inadequate infrastructure result in a substandard learning environment for young people in El Porvenir. Gender disparities in education worsen the issue, disproportionately affecting girls. Intervention is needed for equitable education regardless of gender or socio-economic background. In El Porvenir, most young people lack home computers and wifi, so as education and employment are increasingly tech-based, it's crucial for them to be able to keep up. Our programs integrate English language learning alongside Spanish literacy, ensuring a strong foundation in both languages.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

PEP+ (Porvenir Enrichment Program 'plus')

The Porvenir Enrichment Program “plus” (PEP+) is HCA’s program for elementary-aged children. It began in 2010 and operates year-round as an educational supplement to children who attend the local public schools.

PEP+ has a professionally developed, project-based curriculum that focuses on literacy in Spanish, conversational English, and computer proficiency, while also incorporating art, science, SEL, teamwork, and social skills.

The computer component helps children develop basic skills; using the mouse, keyboard, and word processing. The Spanish literacy component gives students an opportunity to practice reading and writing concepts that are taught in school. We focus on interactive project-based learning, and we use art to enhance literacy comprehension in both English and Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

The Honduran school year runs from February thru early November and so Vacation Activities Program (VAP) operates during November, December and January while the kids are on school break. This program began in 2007 and started operating in El Porvenir in 2010.

Recent years have left students in the public schools far behind grade level due to frequent strikes and limited resources and so, staffed by international volunteers, VAP operates along the lines of a “summer camp” experience but also provides daily academic enrichment through games and projects designed to reinforce math, reading, writing and English skills.

The volunteers also introduce computers and science activities and provide creative opportunities through art, drama, and music. Sports are popular too and although fútbol rules in Honduras, the children do enjoy the opportunity to try new games!

The Vacation Activities Program operates morning and afternoon sessions in 3 locations and reaches about 150-200 children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

A large percentage of the children who attend our free classes are arriving hungry. Food insecurity is a big problem in our community and the goal of the Healthy Snacks program is to provide a protein filled snack to each child who attends our free classes. We started by serving the kids near the pineapple fields but are now working overtime to try to meet the needs of the students in all six of our daily groups and in all three locations. A registered dietician/nutritionist provides appropriate recipes. Two local women prepare some of the snacks and our volunteers prepare the rest.The snacks are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. For many of our kids, this may be the most nourishing meal of the day. A secondary goal of the Healthy Snack Program is to make a program that is sustainable. To do so, we have incorporated as many local ingredients as possible into our recipes. The Healthy Snacks Ambassador works directly with the project manager and the dietician/nutritionist to maintain and assess the impact of the program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Convo-Amigos is an online or in-person program to improve conversational Spanish. The bilingual tutors are HCA interns (PEP-Professionals) from El Porvenir and are native Spanish speakers. Honduras Child Alliance volunteers are able to sign up before they arrive as a great way to 'warm up' their Spanish but Convo-Amigos is open to the general public as well. Convo-Amigos provides a stipend for the tutors in El Porvenir that helps them to pay for and move forward with their education.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

PEP-Adultos is taught by HCA volunteers 2X a week in two locations and offers evening classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Emphasis is placed on conversational English which would be helpful in regard to advanced education along with business and tourism employment. Being bilingual opens many doors in Honduras and our students are very dedicated.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Honduras Child Alliance aims to break the cycles of inequality and poverty with sustainable programs that support literacy in Spanish and English, computer skills, sexuality education, the arts, professional development, and nutrition. The only program of its kind in El Porvenir, we are addressing the intersecting academic, nutritional, and emotional needs of young people in El Porvenir so they will have the foundation and tools to access education and employment opportunities.
Improve literacy rates in both Spanish and English
Build computer confidence and competence
Support social and emotional learning as students balance their intellectual, emotional, and physical growth
Provide a safe and accepting space for young people

- By increasing access to technology, we will build skills and confidence so that students are prepared for further education and the modern workplace.
- Integrate English language learning into all activities so children build bilingual skills.
- Create pipelines of programs so that children have continued access to our programs and resources as they age out of the grades 1-6 programs and become teens and young adults.
- Offer professional development opportunities to gain work skills within an international team.
- Promote gender equity via our classroom values and opportunities, and through interactive conversations within the sexuality education program.
- Maintain a socially, emotionally, and physically safe space for young people in the community. Maintain their trust and that of the overall community.

- In El Porvenir since 2009. We have established and ongoing community support and relationships.
- 50% of staff and leadership is community-based and from El Porvenir.
- Active advisory with professional skills.
- Developing additional revenue streams and employment for local people via language instruction programs.

- Currently serving 200+ young people in El Porvenir.
- Grades 1-6 receive daily nutritional support in class.
- Two of our 4 managers are from El Porvenir
- Convo-Amigos conversational Spanish program has increased to 5 local tutors and is showing annual growth.
- In-country Honduran intern team is robust and growing (approx 8 people per cohort).
- Ongoing adult English classes 2X each week.

Financials

Honduras Child Alliance
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Honduras Child Alliance

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Operations

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

Documents
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Executive Director

Ms Eve M Horowitz

Eve Horowitz (USA) is the founder and Executive Director of the Honduras Child Alliance and she coordinates the recruiting and placement of our international volunteers. Traveling regularly to Honduras since 1992 and working there since 2006, Eve has a hands-on understanding of the social issues facing impoverished children. She recognized that our actions and support can create immediate, tangible improvement so she began developing volunteer-powered programs that have evolved to become HCA. With 20+ years of management & leadership experience, Eve brings a blend of creative and operational strengths to HCA. She is an accomplished fundraiser and specializes in training and development. In addition to the satisfaction of bringing long-term volunteers to work with the children in Honduras, she is also thrilled when observing the impact on each volunteer as they return to their home countries. They are transformed and never quite view their lives in the same way as before.

Director of Finance and Programming

Liz Bender

Liz Bender (USA) has been working with students in El Porvenir Honduras since 2009. After volunteering in El Porvenir several times, Liz took on the role of In-Country Program Manager for HCA from 2015-2016. After her time as Program Manger, Liz was welcomed as a Director and has been serving as a Director ever since! Outside of HCA, Liz has worked with kids, teens, and young adults for over 15 years. Liz has background in working with at risk youth and young adults in the areas of education, leadership development, mental health, life skills, trauma, and social work. Liz has a degree in Public Health (Community Education) and minor in Sustainability from Portland State University. Liz believes strongly that communities know what they need and want so includes feedback from parents, teachers, and students when creating program content and curriculum. Liz loves watching students change and grow over the years and see all that they can accomplish when they have the opportunity!

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 05/09/2024
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Board chair

Ms Elizabeth Bender

Elizabeth Bender

Edwina Moran

Eve Horowitz

Rustom Dalal

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/23/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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