Educational Institutions

Operation Jump Start

  • Long Beach, CA
  • http://www.operationjumpstart.org

Mission Statement

Operation Jump Start Mission Statement:

We help low-income, high-potential first generation students get in, stay in, and graduate from a four-year college. We do this by providing academic support, mentoring, and exposure to a broader world.

Operation Jump Start is a mentoring program working in collaboration with the Long Beach Unified School District. Our mission is to impact socially and economically disadvantaged youth through guidance, coaching, and leadership to stay in school, to broaden their life experiences, and to become our leaders of tomorrow. Our objective is to encourage all of our students to complete their high school education, enroll in and graduate from college.

Main Programs

  1. College Start Program
  2. College Access Mentoring Program (CAMP)
  3. College Success Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Long Beach Unified Students

ruling year

1995

Executive Director since 2009

Self-reported

Mrs. Irene Quevedo

Keywords

Self-reported

Mentors, Youth, Teenagers, Mentoring, Disadvantaged Youth, Education, College Prep, Charity donations, Volunteer opportunities, California charities, Charitable giving

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Also Known As

OJS

EIN

33-0629895

 Number

7522832806

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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

Program 1

College Start Program

The College Start curriculum is also offered on-site to LBUSD middle schools and local non-profit organizations. The goal of this curriculum is to utilize evidenced based programming to re-energize and re-engage students in their education. The program, facilitated by master’s level social work interns, does this by teaching students to build self-esteem and resiliency, while rejecting negative labels and taking control of their own destiny.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

Program 2

College Access Mentoring Program (CAMP)

The OJS CAMP program begins when a student enters 8th grade. For the next five years, the student will be equipped with the guidance and support of a mentor as they navigate through the challenges of high school and college applications. This involved and extensive program provides at-risk youth an average of 360 hours of personal mentoring, 150 hours of enrichment programming, and tours of twelve separate California colleges or universities. Additionally they are offered one-on-one tutoring and counseling as needed. All of this programming is provided at no cost to the student or his or her family. Many of our volunteer mentors are actively involved in the community and offer OJS students the opportunity to participate in a variety of community outreach and extracurricular experiences, leading by example while encouraging civic engagement.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Other Minorities

Budget

Program 3

College Success Program

With the understanding that getting into college is not the end goal, but the first step to a better life, the College Success Program was developed. OJS understands that graduating high school and getting accepted into a university comes with an entirely new set of challenges and experiences, especially for students who are the first in their families to attend college. Available to OJS graduates in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of college, counselors and community volunteers offer case management, emotional support, and tips for managing time, anxiety and stress factors that can negatively impact academic success.

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Long Beach Unified Students

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Financials

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OPERATION JUMP START
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Operation Jump Start

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mrs. Irene Quevedo

BIO

Irene joined Operation Jump Start in 2009. She received a dual Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology and International Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. As a Latina born and raised in an underserved community, she is indelibly passionate about the work done at Operation Jump Start. With over a decade of experience in the non-profit sector focused on serving families and children, her passion for the students OJS serves and the organization’s mission is second to none. She works closely with the agency’s Board of Directors to oversee all office operations including human resources management, technology, marketing, enrichment and academic programming, fundraising efforts as well as financial management systems. Irene has the proven skills as a manager and the vision as a leader to take OJS to new heights in achieving its mission.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Charles Russell

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Yes

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?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity