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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Educational Services, International, International Development, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Christel House helps children around the world break the cycle of poverty, realize their hopes and dreams, and become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.

Results: With the combination of healthcare, nutrition, education and a loving environment, our students are graduating, breaking out of poverty and going on to work study positions and into colleges and universities.

Target demographics: We serve children that are the poorest of the poor in 6 countries around the world.

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 3000

Geographic areas served: Mexico, India, South Africa, Venezuela, USA

Programs: The cornerstone of Christel House is its commitment to providing high quality K-12 academic programming and supporting its graduates as they pursue opportunities for higher education and/or vocational training.  In 2008, Christel House served 2,433 with an extended  school year of over 200 days and an extended school day of over eight hours.  Nearly 72% of students performed at or above grade level in Mathematics and nearly 76% of students performed at or above grade level in Language Arts.  The 2008 graduation rate was 86.6% and 95% of graduates participated in the Work-Study program (i.e. higher education and/or vocational training).

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