At Project 117, our mission is to build and operate schools for the left behind in Haiti. Our second year of operating our first school was incredible. Our Haitian staff team owned our mission and wrote a beautiful story through their work. Our stateside operations discovered a new piece of its identity and grew more influential.
"You are the light of the world." Matthew 5:14
A letter from Curtis
Our second year of hope through education started with six-weeks of grueling construction led by volunteers and Haitian builders. School opened on our campus for the first time in October, and we never turned back! Inspired by Matthew 5:14, we went about the work of teaching 60 students what it means to be the light of the world through art, academics, camp experiences, unconditional love, and a new system for discipline. Our Haitian staff of nine, led by our Principal Gregory, began developing the culture of our school in new ways by striving to connect with our students and their families through learning their stories.
On the stateside, our first annual “One 17 Challenge” achieved huge fundraising success and became part of our organizational identity as God blessed us with resources in a new way! Our board of directors transitioned for the second time in our organization’s history as four original members transitioned off and three new members joined the team. God aligned us with two new church partners whom we will lock arms with as we pursue God’s kingdom movement together! God, the faithful provider, is blessing our organization with a little more influence each year. The best is yet to come!
True education helps students discover who they are in Christ and what they were created to do.
Church Partners: $29,548
Individual/Business Contributions: $67,363
Fundraising Events: $35,051
Short-term Trips: $23,493
TOTAL REVENUE: $161,626
Stateside Staffing & Travel: $39,927
Liability Insurance: $2,335
Office Supplies & Operational Expenses: $4,753
Staff Development & Other Expenses: $435
Short-term Trips: $22,872
School Staffing: $15,938
School Operations: $16,978
Community Outreach: $607
Campus Development: $30,887
TOTAL EXpense: $134,732
Net Income (gain): $26,894
*44% of the “stateside staffing and travel” expense went towards serving in Haiti at the school
**Net gain will be used during the 2015-16 school year on our next phase of campus development, school operations, and stateside operations as our movement grows