Building New Hope

Building Sustainable Livelihoods by Linking People and Communities with Educational and Economic Opportunities

aka BNH   |   Pittsburgh, PA   |  http://www.BuildingNewHope.org

Mission

Building New Hope collaborates with Central Americans to create sustainable livelihoods and reduce inequality through education, sustainable agriculture, and fair trade.

Ruling year info

1996

Principal Officer

Maria Soledad Cabezas

Main address

6401 Penn Ave., 3rd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15206 USA

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EIN

25-1698704

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

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Education Program - Quinta Los Chavalos School

Quinta Los Chavalos is a supplemental school that provides educational support to children living in Barrio Miralago, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Granada. Public school in Nicaragua is half-a-day, and for the remainder of the day students come to Quinta to receive classes and instructional support for their regular studies, as well as participating in additional activities, such as music class or arts workshops, that otherwise would not be available to them. Parents are expected to attend monthly meetings with teachers, in order to promote family involvement in education and provide additional support. School supplies for students, such as notebooks and writing utensils, as well as materials for the school and teachers like white board markers, reference books etc. are provided by Building New Hope. This past year, three students from Quinta also received scholarships from the US embassy to study English.

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status
Work status and occupations
Children and youth

The Fair Trade Coffee Project continues to be a cornerstone of Building New Hope's work in Nicaragua and Pittsburgh. BNH supports the El Porvenir worker-owned cooperative in a variety of ways. Namely, BNH pays an above-fair trade price for organic coffee, and honors fair trade practices of pre-paying a significant part of the harvest so the farmers can avoid going into debt. BNH also provides funding for special projects. This past year additional funds were provided for the cooperative to repair their water tanks, which are essential to the community's drinking water and to irrigation of crops, thus critical to their livelihood. Support was also offered to the community to help them with bird-friendly certification for the coffee farm. Building New Hope also provides an education fund for the community, which the members of the cooperative direct. These funds are used to provide access to high school education, which otherwise would not be available, and to support college education for youth from the community who are selected by the cooperative. At present, university students are studying business, nursing and engineering; in exchange for scholarships, students are expected to return to the community and to apply their knowledge. At present one previous recipient who studied education is employed as the grade school teacher, serving as a great inspiration to younger children in the community. School supplies such as notebooks are also provided twice a year. Further, occasional medical support is provided to the cooperative, namely in the form of medicine and medical supplies that are directly donated to the community by BNH.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Escuelita Yo Puedo is a supplemental school providing educational support to approximately fifty children of elementary and middle school ages; students come from a diverse set of neighborhoods, including la Sabaneta, which is a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of the city. Students receive curricular reinforcement for their regular studies, with focus and attention being given to their homework, assignment and test preparation in order to ensure their success in public school. Students also receive support in the form of school supplies at the start of each semester. School programming also incorporates activities throughout the year to enrich the curriculum, including arts workshops, poetry workshops and a field trip to a cultural site. Teachers also plan cultural activities in conjunction with parents and students, for example teaching students traditional songs and dances which they perform for their families and friends in a recital outside of regular school hours. Parents attend monthly meetings with the teachers, and are expected to actively support their children's education. Teachers at EYP this year also participated in workshops run by the Ministry of Education and a local literacy program. This provides them with opportunities to continue their professional development.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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Building New Hope

Board of directors
as of 11/05/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Soluri

Eileen Kraus-Dobratz

Lorraine Taylor

John Soluri

Therese Tardio

Penny Zeisloft

Jason Norris

Annia Aleman

Bibi Alebrahim

Melissa Nix

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/5/2021

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