Educational Institutions

Reach for Excellence, Inc.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • www.reachforexcellence.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Reach for Excellence is to empower determined learners and expand their possibilities to compete and succeed in better high schools, all with the goal of keeping them on the path to college.

Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

Metro Atlanta, Georgia

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Mrs. Karen Dessables

Keywords

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Education and the Underserved Population

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Also Known As

Reach for Excellence

EIN

01-0614724

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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Program 1

Students along with their families commit to three six week summer sessions and two years of Saturday sessions throughout the school year. Reach enrolls approximately 90-100 children of middle school age, and through a mix of academic, cultural, and community based experiences gives them the tools necessary to attend better high schools with the ultimate goal of succeeding in college.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

Metro Atlanta, Georgia

Funding Needs

It costs approximately $4,000 per year per student to participate in the Reach for Excellence program ofr $12,000 for the full three years that a child is in the program.  This cost covers the salaries of two full time administrators, the salaries of 10 certified teachers and 5-6 interns, course supplies, subject related field trips, a hot breakfast and lunch, and transportation to and from the program.

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Financials

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REACH FOR EXCELLENCE INC
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Reach for Excellence, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Karen Dessables

BIO

Karen has 23 years experience in education. She is fluent in several languages allowing her to communicate effectively with many of our students who come from immigrant backgrounds. In 1993 she was named Teacher of the Year and holds advanced degrees in biology. She has served as Executive Director for the past 4 years and under her leadership the program has grown and flourished.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. James MacGinnitie

No Affiliation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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