Educational Institutions

College Application Education Project Inc

  • Lynn, MA
  • www.caeproject.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the College Application Education Project, Inc.(C.A.E.P.), is to build and maintain an institutional and community structure whereby middle, high school, and GED students of all cultures can receive direct college and/or vocational preparation. C.A.E.P. assists them with continuing education, college preparation, admission, and financial application, and career development.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarships, Internships, Programs, and Seminars (SIPS)
  2. College Toolkit
  3. Imprint: Cultural and Civic Engagement Series
  4. Project Summer
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

primarily Lynn, MA: 01901-01905 other cities in the Northeast Region upon request

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Mr. Arthur Akers

Keywords

Self-reported

School Success; Access to Higher Ed for All; Demographically Reflective Practices; Job Readiness; Educated & Healthy Families

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EIN

30-0262455

 Number

0759418123

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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2011-2012 C.A.E.P. Accomplishments: --hired over sixty Federal work study students and ten college interns. --assisted 250 students with college preparation --provided GED training --provided help to parents in securing daycare and the necessary funding to care for their families --maintained a mentoring program designed to help students build confidence, demonstrate positive behavior, and establish healthy relationships --provided training in the college application process --connected participants to career counseling opportunities in conjunction with the Massachusetts Employment Commission --offered students opportunities to plan activities for peers and participate in service projects. 2012-2013 Goals: --to support students' achievements in academics, career development, and extracurricular activities --to continue the students Scholarship, Internship, Program and Seminars Initiative (SIPS) --continue to furnish career and job opportunities --engage in long range planning which is responsive to community needs and trends; align and collaborate with community organizations to realize shared community goals --to maintain a cost effective, efficient business operation which demonstrates accountability and high integrity

Programs

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Program 1

Scholarships, Internships, Programs, and Seminars (SIPS)

The Scholarship, Internship, Programs, and Seminars (SIPS) Program focuses on providing students with the training they need to successfully find and retain a job. Seminars include business etiquette, skills training, and job search fundamentals. For reference, students are given a handbook that summarizes what they are taught.

Category

Employment, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 2

College Toolkit

SAT/ACT Preparation, Academic Tutoring (which includes individual goal assessment and a parent-teacher-student 'contract' for the school year), college research & visits (Harvard University, Wellesley College and the University of Massachusetts/Amherst among others) and support/feedback on college application and financial aid paperwork.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 3

Imprint: Cultural and Civic Engagement Series

A combination of field trips (Museum of Science, Boston University's Huntington Theatre, for example); on site guest presentations and workshops; and community service (trips have included the Greater Lynn Senior Center, the Lynn City Mission Food Pantry. Students have also worked in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America). Students attend public events in order to develop networking/public speaking skills and self-confidence (CAEP students have asked questions of the Lieutenant Governor and received citations of excellence from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts).

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 4

Project Summer

A 10-week 'day camp' style program to foster connections with new students, provide support for Lynn Public School District Summer Reading assignments, and provide access to extracurricular development. In previous years students have completed a Hip-Hop inspired Macbeth performance project, participated in SAT intensive mini-courses, visited colleges, and done community volunteer work.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$8,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

primarily Lynn, MA: 01901-01905 other cities in the Northeast Region upon request

Funding Needs

Bilingual staff Board, staff and student continuing education Facilities upgrade Increase operating income budget to sustain operating expenses SIPS (Scholarship, Internship, Program, and Seminars)

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COLLEGE APPLICATION EDUCATION PROJECT INC
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31

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Operations

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College Application Education Project Inc

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Principal Officer

Mr. Arthur Akers

BIO

Mr. Akers worked for the Lynn Public School District before volunteering his time as the program's chief executive officer. A former Lynn Housing Authority Resident, he graduated from Lynn Public Schools to a football athletics scholarship at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After completing a double-major, Mr. Akers served as an educator in Lynn Public Schools in addition to working as a business owner and community leader.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

" I believe in CAEP and our work here because I see young people go through our program, return to volunteer, and become productive citizens. The more productive citizens we have, the better our society will be. A good example is our of our former directors who started here as a volunteer in high school, continued her undergraduate education at North Shore Community College and Georgia State, and followed up with graduate work at Lesley University. Many of our students go to North Shore Community College and continue at other colleges or go directly to such colleges as Harvard and Dartmouth. An important part of our program is the opportunity for students to participate in work-study; they gain practical experience while they becoming more aware of their gifts and goals. The students assess what they need to do with their lives when we take them visit colleges. They see for themselves what kind of effort they will need to achieve a college education. Admissions officers are helpful to our students; they let them know exactly what they need for admission and follow up after our visits. Without our program, these students would never even have a chance to set foot on a college campus. We reach out to our community. Clients of the Department of Transitional Assistance do community service here, achieve their GED, and in turn get financial assistance for themselves and for their families. It's a win/win: our clients become productively employed and, in turn, each out and assist others. We started with 50 and 60 students a day because we offered activities which schools didn't offer, such as basketball and college visits; students loved the program and became loyal advocates of CAEP. We find ways to ensure that our students become involved and advance in their studies; we periodically evaluate students in order to see in what areas they need help them with specific needs. Students know that we're here for them; we have set hours, but allow students the time they need. Students work on their interviews, resumes; we want to be sure they succeed. We're about doing - we've been here for eight years providing programs for middle and high school students. No other program was doing that when we started and the growth of programs for middle and high school students wouldn't have happened if we hadn't been here leading the way. We need financial assistance but will go on without it. Too many students get left behind; we will stay with them and not give up. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Darrell Murkison

Greater Lynn Fire Department

Term: Sept 2004 - Aug 2015

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