Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Friends of Young Achievers Inc

  • Jamaica Plain, MA
  • http://www.foya.org

Mission Statement

HISTORY The idea for FOYA was formed in the spring of 1999 when the governing body of the Young Achievers, the School Site Council, decided that the Young Achievers Science & Mathematics Pilot School needed extra financial support to really create the programming necessary to achieve its mission. A small group of dedicated people interested in the school came together and formally established FOYA as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a President and a Board of Directors. This group has grown to include school teachers, parents and other community members. FOYA's purpose is to seek public and private dollars to support particular school initiatives. More and more public schools depend on the additional support of private dollars not only to fill in the funding gaps, but also to form partnerships that benefit the entire community. "Public-private" partnerships offer a creative model/solution for funding public education initiatives that would be slow in developing or would not otherwise come into being. FOYA's purpose, therefore, is to seek out and initiate these "public private" partnerships for the benefit of the Young Achievers students, families and staff.

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

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Helen Rosenfeld

Keywords

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education, K-12, fundraising, urban, children, families, public schools, reform, science, math

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Also Known As

FOYA

EIN

04-3481908

 Number

4805523039

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

The Young Achievers School serves 312 students in grades K - 8 from all neighborhoods of Boston. The students are primarily minority (94%). Friends of Young Achievers has seven fundraising initiatives: 1. Technology in the curriculum and access to technology at home. 2. A literacy center filled with books and media staffed by a skilled librarian/media specialist. 3. A fully funded seamless day program that meets both the academic and social needs of our children and offers programming from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily. 4. Service providers and resources necessary to support the full range of learners in each classroom. 5. Sufficient basic needs services for our children including healthy food and mental health services. 6. Building improvements including a schoolyard revitalization initiative. 7. State-of-the-art science exploration facility.

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FRIENDS OF YOUNG ACHIEVERS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Friends of Young Achievers Inc

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Principal Officer

Helen Rosenfeld

BIO

As Executive Director of Friends of Young Achievers, Ms. Rosenfeld is responsible for strategic fundraising and development efforts. Ms. Rosenfeld has a M.Phil. Social Anthropology degree from the University of Cambridge, Darwin College, Cambridge, UK and a B.A. in International Development (Individualized Major), from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Rosenfeld has extensive experience in the areas of fundraising, marketing, and program implementation.

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