Educational Institutions

Friends of the High School for Leadership and Public Service Inc

  • New York, NY
  • www.hslaps.org

Mission Statement

To support Leadership & Public Service High School and its students through the promotion of higher education, the best possible career paths and the values of leadership and public service.

Main Programs

  1. High School Support
  2. Scholarships

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Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

New York City

ruling year

1996

President

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Ruth Schlesinger Sherman

Vice President

Self-reported

Elisabeth Dwyer

Keywords

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New York City. High Schools, Syracuse University

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EIN

13-3861112

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

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 School Support

Provides equipment for the high school and supplies for students of the school.

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Program 2

Scholarships

Provides scholarships for deserving students.

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Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goals are to assist students in qualifying for admission to college and succeeding in college and, for those not attending college, obtaining the skills necessary for success in whatever occupation they select.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our strategies include mentoring of students, providing summer scholarships to Syracuse University and conducting college visits.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Our SU Mentor Mentee Alliance (SUMMA) is the largest mentoring program in New York City. We conduct workshops in college essay writing, resume writing and interview preparation for juniors at the high school.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We had 65 mentor pairs (adult and student) participating this year. Five juniors received full scholarships to Syracuse University Summer College. We awarded two Turn Around Scholarships at graduation to students who did not perform well at the start of high school but dramatically improved their academic performance in the ensuing years.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    An increasing number of students have been admitted to Syracuse University and other selective colleges. Once there, they have gone on to graduate in increasing numbers.
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

New York City

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Friends of the High School for Leadership and Public Service Inc

Leadership

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President

Ruth Schlesinger Sherman

Vice President

Elisabeth Dwyer

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ruth Schlesinger Sherman

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?