At Project 117 (now One 17 International), we see hope through education for the left behind in Haiti. True education helps students discover who they are in Christ and what they are created to do.


A Word from Curtis

Project 117 Executive Director

Project 117 Executive Director

Our third year of operating our first school was full of impact. We saw our Haitian staff own the operations of our school more than ever through the leadership of Greg, our Principal. We experienced God’s incredible faithfulness as we began fundraising for the second phase of campus development and are nearly 75% funded. Finally, we watched volunteers and donors step up in remarkable ways as our movement grew more influential and God continued to divinely align the right people at the right time to advance our cause.


Impact

Our staff grew not only in numbers, but in leadership capacity

Worcarline, Kindergarten 1 Teacher WORCARLINE SHOWED INCREDIBLE INITIATIVE AND LEADERSHIP ABILITIES IN HER CLASSROOM. SHE HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE AT THE SCHOOL AND IS NOW SERVING AS A COACH FOR OTHER TEACHERS. 

Worcarline, Kindergarten 1 Teacher

WORCARLINE SHOWED INCREDIBLE INITIATIVE AND LEADERSHIP ABILITIES IN HER CLASSROOM. SHE HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE AT THE SCHOOL AND IS NOW SERVING AS A COACH FOR OTHER TEACHERS. 

Nicole, Lead Cook NICOLE HAS DEVELOPED INTO A LEADER BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF PROJECT 117’S WALLS. SHE IS FILLING HUNGRY BELLIES, SHARING THE GOSPEL WITH HER COWORKERS, AND BECOMING A STRONG LEADER IN HER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY.

Nicole, Lead Cook

NICOLE HAS DEVELOPED INTO A LEADER BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF PROJECT 117’S WALLS. SHE IS FILLING HUNGRY BELLIES, SHARING THE GOSPEL WITH HER COWORKERS, AND BECOMING A STRONG LEADER IN HER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY.

Sarah, Development Assistant OUR STATESIDE STAFF IS GROWING, TOO. THANKS TO YOU, WE WERE ABLE TO HIRE SARAH! SHE IS AN INCREDIBLE STORYTELLER AND SERVANT.

Sarah, Development Assistant

OUR STATESIDE STAFF IS GROWING, TOO. THANKS TO YOU, WE WERE ABLE TO HIRE SARAH! SHE IS AN INCREDIBLE STORYTELLER AND SERVANT.

We continued to help students—young and old—experience true education

Woodline, Kindergarten 3 Student (2016-17) WOODLINE BEGAN THE YEAR AS ONE OF THE QUIETEST STUDENTS IN HER K-2 CLASS. BY JUNE, SHE WAS AN AWARD-WINNER WHO WAS ALWAYS READY TO HELP HER PEERS AND TEACHERS IN ANY WAY THEY NEEDED.

Woodline, Kindergarten 3 Student (2016-17)

WOODLINE BEGAN THE YEAR AS ONE OF THE QUIETEST STUDENTS IN HER K-2 CLASS. BY JUNE, SHE WAS AN AWARD-WINNER WHO WAS ALWAYS READY TO HELP HER PEERS AND TEACHERS IN ANY WAY THEY NEEDED.

Silfise, Adult Literacy Participant & Institution One 17 Staff Member WE SAW THE INJUSTICE OF ADULT ILLITERACY IN THE COMMUNITY AND WENT AFTER IT WITH THE CREATION OF OUR ADULT CLASSES IN THE EVENINGS. SIX ADULTS NOW KNOW HOW TO READ AND WRITE THEIR NAMES AND ARE CONTINUING A SECOND YEAR OF LITERACY CLASS.

Silfise, Adult Literacy Participant & Institution One 17 Staff Member

WE SAW THE INJUSTICE OF ADULT ILLITERACY IN THE COMMUNITY AND WENT AFTER IT WITH THE CREATION OF OUR ADULT CLASSES IN THE EVENINGS. SIX ADULTS NOW KNOW HOW TO READ AND WRITE THEIR NAMES AND ARE CONTINUING A SECOND YEAR OF LITERACY CLASS.

Claudy, Work Study Student CLAUDY, one of five work study students, CONTINUES TO BE AMONG THE TOP THREE STUDENTS IN HIS CLASS AS HE CONSISTENTLY EXCELS IN ACADEMICS AND SHOWS LEADERSHIP BEYOND HIS YEARS.

Claudy, Work Study Student

CLAUDY, one of five work study students, CONTINUES TO BE AMONG THE TOP THREE STUDENTS IN HIS CLASS AS HE CONSISTENTLY EXCELS IN ACADEMICS AND SHOWS LEADERSHIP BEYOND HIS YEARS.

Institution One 17 Parent Leadership Committee IN A SURVEY OF OUR STUDENTS’ PARENTS, 100% OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED WERE SATISFIED WITH THEIR CHILD’S EDUCATION AT OUR SCHOOL. 98% SAID THAT THEY WERE PROUD THAT THEIR CHILD ATTENDS OUR SCHOOL.

Institution One 17 Parent Leadership Committee

IN A SURVEY OF OUR STUDENTS’ PARENTS, 100% OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED WERE SATISFIED WITH THEIR CHILD’S EDUCATION AT OUR SCHOOL. 98% SAID THAT THEY WERE PROUD THAT THEIR CHILD ATTENDS OUR SCHOOL.

We’ve seen volunteers help us take new ground as an organization

1:17 Curriculum Team THE 1:17 CURRICULUM TEAM USED THEIR ARTISTIC AND STORYTELLING TALENTS TO CREATE AND DEVELOP A BIBLE-BASED CURRICULUM THAT ALLOWS OUR STUDENTS TO LEARN, FIRSTHAND, THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL.

1:17 Curriculum Team

THE 1:17 CURRICULUM TEAM USED THEIR ARTISTIC AND STORYTELLING TALENTS TO CREATE AND DEVELOP A BIBLE-BASED CURRICULUM THAT ALLOWS OUR STUDENTS TO LEARN, FIRSTHAND, THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL.

Project 117 Board of Directors OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS GREW CLOSER TOGETHER AS A TEAM THROUGH OUR FIRST ANNUAL RETREAT WHERE WE FOCUSED ON BUILDING THE HEALTH OF OUR organization AND developing A 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN!

Project 117 Board of Directors

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS GREW CLOSER TOGETHER AS A TEAM THROUGH OUR FIRST ANNUAL RETREAT WHERE WE FOCUSED ON BUILDING THE HEALTH OF OUR organization AND developing A 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN!

Evan, School Administration Advocate Our school ADMINISTRATION ADVOCATE helped to create and develop administrative processes and conducted teacher training seminars. stRONGER TEACHERS MEANS STRONGER STUDENTS.

Evan, School Administration Advocate

Our school ADMINISTRATION ADVOCATE helped to create and develop administrative processes and conducted teacher training seminars. stRONGER TEACHERS MEANS STRONGER STUDENTS.


Financials

Throughout the course of the year, 245 people contributed towards hope through education

Income: $179,779.12

Expense: $152,236.98


Behind every number is a story of generosity and bold action

Wiskenley, Kindergarten 3 Student (2016-17) 65 SPONSORS MADE A YEAR FULL OF LEARNING, LAUGHING, AND HOPE THROUGH EDUCATION POSSIBLE FOR 90 STUDENTS.

Wiskenley, Kindergarten 3 Student (2016-17)

65 SPONSORS MADE A YEAR FULL OF LEARNING, LAUGHING, AND HOPE THROUGH EDUCATION POSSIBLE FOR 90 STUDENTS.

Evan & Jason, One 17 Challengers 15 CHALLENGERS RAISED $21,654.10 FROM OVER 100 DONORS IN OUR ANNUAL ONE 17 CHALLENGE.

Evan & Jason, One 17 Challengers

15 CHALLENGERS RAISED $21,654.10 FROM OVER 100 DONORS IN OUR ANNUAL ONE 17 CHALLENGE.

Push play to watch!

KITH & KIND FILMS GAVE THEIR TIME AND TALENTS TO PRODUCE FOUR VIDEOS FOR OUR ORGANIZATION THIS YEAR AND DONATED A GOPRO TO OUR STORYTELLING EFFORTS.

Aerial shot of Institution One 17 and the Juampas region OVER 20 ROOTS MEMBERS HELPED FUND OUR STATESIDE OPERATIONS WHICH EMPOWERED OUR STAFF TO OPERATE OUR ORGANIZATION AND SPEND 56 DAYS IN HAITI SERVING AT THE SCHOOL.

Aerial shot of Institution One 17 and the Juampas region

OVER 20 ROOTS MEMBERS HELPED FUND OUR STATESIDE OPERATIONS WHICH EMPOWERED OUR STAFF TO OPERATE OUR ORGANIZATION AND SPEND 56 DAYS IN HAITI SERVING AT THE SCHOOL.


A Look Ahead

Last year was an incredible year for Project 117, and we have no intention of slowing down. In the 2016-17 year we will:

Employ 20 Haitian staff, our largest staff ever.

Employ 20 Haitian staff, our largest staff ever.

Break ground on the Prodigy Building, a space that will help students discover the prodigy within and equip them to create solutions to the biggest needs facing their community.

Break ground on the Prodigy Building, a space that will help students discover the prodigy within and equip them to create solutions to the biggest needs facing their community.

Serve 129 students,  including 102 primary and kindergarten students, 9 work study students, and 18 adults through our literacy program.

Serve 129 students,  including 102 primary and kindergarten students, 9 work study students, and 18 adults through our literacy program.


Thank you for sharing in another year of HOPE through education.
Join us by praying for new influence in the next chapter of our story.

Check out last year's annual report here.