100&Change: 2020

Hope at Home: Central American Youth Build a Secure Future

Through community partners, this project will restore hope among Central American youth by increasing their personal safety and offering opportunities through education and jobs.

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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
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100&Change: 2020
Subject
Philanthropy
Current Work Location
  • Departamento de Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
  • Departamento de Cortés, Honduras
  • Departamento de San Salvador, El Salvador
Proposed Work Locations:
  • Departamento de Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
  • Departamento de Cortés, Honduras
  • Departamento de San Salvador, El Salvador
Priority Populations:
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • At-risk youth
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 1. No poverty
  • 4. Quality education
  • 5. Gender equality
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Executive Summary:

Youth in Central America are running out of options. From 2011-2016, more than 10% of youth in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras migrated to the United States. Facing violence and poverty, their communities have largely been helpless to reduce migration. Interpersonal violence has been a leading cause of premature death among youth. World Vision believes youth deserve better. We have successfully reduced violence and enabled youth to pursue their educational and economic dreams at home. Of the 52,000 youth we assisted in El Salvador in 2018, only two migrated. In partnership with Cure Violence Global, churches, communities, local governments, and businesses, the Hope at Home project will reduce conflict for 100,000 youth in the most violent communities, decrease household violence, and support delivery of health, education, and vocational training services. Targets include a 50% reduction in community violence and 70% of youth participants employed, self-employed, or returning to education.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

World Vision, Inc.

website: http://www.worldvision.org
Organization Headquarters
King County, Washington, United States
Organization ID
951922279
Annual Operating Budget
> $1 Billion
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000
Type
Non-profit

Charity, fund, non-governmental organization, religious institution, school, or other entity