Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc. and Building Goodness Foundation Announce New Partnership to Build a School

Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc. (COHH) announced today that it is partnering with Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) to design an elementary school in Hinche, Haiti. With BGF's collaborative support, COHH is planning to design and construct a new school to educate up to 150 children in grades 1-9. COHH is rapidly outgrowing the alternative space it currently uses for its school.

 

Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc. and Building Goodness Foundation

Announce New Partnership To Build A School

 

Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc. (COHH) announced today that it is partnering with Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) to design an elementary school in Hinche, Haiti. With BGF’s collaborative support, COHH is planning to design and construct a new school to educate up to 150 children in grades 1-9.  COHH is rapidly outgrowing the alternative space it currently uses for its school.

The students at COHH are from some of the most vulnerable families in Haiti and would not otherwise be able to attend school. “We have outgrown the current space for our school,” says Julie Atkinson, COHH Executive Director, “and we are working hard to raise the funds to build our new facility. With BGF’s design expertise, I know that we will have a superb facility that will serve our children for many years to come.” Guided by BGF, COHH has already begun preliminary design work for the project, with the hope of beginning construction as funds become available and completing the new school by the beginning of the 2016 school year.

The project budget for the new school is $500,000 and COHH has already secured a $250,000 matching grant. The nonprofit is working to raise the matching funds, and more than $90,000 has been raised to date. “This is a case where all hands are needed and all donations, regardless of amount, can have a double impact on the future of our children,” said James Lipscomb, the COHH Advisory Board Chair. “Our partnership with Building Goodness Foundation will assure quality of design and we hope to provide a sustainable school facility.”

About Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc.

Center of Hope Haiti), Inc.’s mission is to provide hope for the future of vulnerable children in Haiti by providing shelter, education, nutrition, emotional security, healthcare and life skills to the children. Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc. is a 501(3) non-profit corporation, an approved Haitian NGO in good standing and a Guidestar Gold Member in recognition of its financial transparency. www.centerofhope-haiti.org.

About Building Goodness Foundation

BGF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects skilled volunteers from the design and construction industries in the United States with vulnerable communities at home and abroad. 

Media Contact

Julie A. Atkinson

Executive Director

JulieA@centerofhope-haiti.org

(925)885-9688


Categories: Non Profit, Public Schools, Education

Tags: Education, Haiti, Haiti children, Haiti Orphanage


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Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc. is CT non-profit with 501(c)(3) status and an approved Haiti NGO in good standing. Our mission is to develop and operate an orphanage and school in Hinche, Haiti for hopeless children

Julie L. Atkinson
Julie L. Atkinson
Executive Director, Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc
Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc
P.O. Box 1150
Middlebury, CT 06762
United States