Educational Institutions

Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • http://heaf.org/

Mission Statement

HEAF changes the lives of underserved young people beginning in middle school and continuing in college and beyond through a youth development approach that includes rigorous year-round academic enrichment, social and cultural exposure and constant individual attention.

Main Programs

  1. High Expectations
  2. College Quest
  3. Onward
  4. Youth Development and Counseling
  5. Summer Quest
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

HEAF provides college preparatory education and leadership development programs to young people throughout the New York Metropolitan area.

ruling year

2000

President and CEO

Self-reported

Ruth Rathblott

Vice President of Programs

Self-reported

Nicholas Tynes

Keywords

Self-reported

education, youth development, non-profit, college, academics, econmically disadvantaged, minority, Harlem, Washington Heights, HEAF, student services, scholarship

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Also Known As

HEAF

EIN

13-3568672

 Number

7784400526

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

HEAF's outcomes set it apart from typical after-school programs across the country. 79% of our middle school participants are admitted to competitive high schools. 100% of our high school participants graduate and go on to matriculate at four-year colleges. Because we help students to chart a path out of poverty using education as the primary vehicle, we believe that the residual impact of our program changes the trajectory of not only their lives but also their families, their children and eventually their children's children. What happens when an immigrant family has three sons enter and complete the HEAF program, graduating from Columbia University? Real social change. Moreover, every participant of HEAF's programming is systematically taught to consider the societal implications of their actions, thus resulting in more socially conscious, community-minded individuals who seek ways to contribute positively to the greater good. On this score, it is impossible to measure the true extent of HEAF's impact.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

High Expectations

Rigorous enrichment and acceleration for students in grades 6 through 8 designed to increase the number underrepresented students who are academically and socially prepared for New York City's most competitive public high schools.

Category

Afterschool Enrichment

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Males, all ages or age unspecified

None

Budget

Program 2

College Quest

Challenging college preparatory program for students in grades 9 through 12 designed to provide broad academic, intellectual, cultural and career exposure. The program helps to ensure that they are academically and socially prepared for the nation's most competitive colleges and universities

Category

Afterschool Enrichment

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

None

Budget

Program 3

Onward

Program for students in college that provide them with the social, emotional and community support they need to complete their studies. Services include Onward Winter Conference (a 3-day conference, career and graduate school advisement, internship placement, and networking opportunities.

Category

Distance Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

None

Budget

Program 4

Youth Development and Counseling

The Youth Development and Counseling program is designed to help youth develop and celebrate their social and emotional assets and to use their personal skills to the edification of the community.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

None

None

Budget

Program 5

Summer Quest

Summer Quest is a five-week summer enrichment program that cultivates academic and social development in rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students in preparation for the New York City high school selection process and the transition to high school.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

HEAF provides college preparatory education and leadership development programs to young people throughout the New York Metropolitan area.

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HARLEM EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES FUND INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc.

Leadership

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President and CEO

Ruth Rathblott

Vice President of Programs

Nicholas Tynes

BIO

Ms. Rathblott has been a leader in the nonprofit sector for nearly 20 years, 15 of which she spent at Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City where she played a central role in its expansion. There she held a series of progressively responsible positions, ultimately serving as associate executive director where she managed a $10 million annual budget and oversaw six major agency departments and corresponding board committees ranging from finance to operations. Ms. Rathblott succeeds Interim CEO Fern Khan who has been a key figure at HEAF for the past 10 years.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Calvin Sims

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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