Educational Institutions

Alexander Hamilton Scholars

  • Seattle, WA
  • www.hamiltonfriends.org

Mission Statement

Alexander Hamilton Scholars (AHS) strives to close the opportunity gap for high-achieving, underserved youth by providing a comprehensive network of support and practical guidance as they transition from high school to college and beyond.

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We serve students throughout the United States. In 2013, Hamilton Friends selected 36 students, representing 17 states, to join the newest cohort of Hamilton Scholars.

ruling year

2004

Executive Director

Self-reported

Anne Nguyen

Keywords

Self-reported

leadership, mentorship, education, scholarship, youth, young adults, achievement award, financial assistance, career development, college planning, work-place experience, educational programs, transition, empowerment, heritage, college-completion, college-success, low-income, excellence

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Also Known As

Hamilton Scholars

EIN

34-2011733

 Number

6468265435

Physical Address

200 First Avenue West Suite 201

Seattle, WA 98119 2589

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

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

Our goal is to help our students manage their transition from high school to college and from college to the workplace by offering professional mentors, peer support, internships, educational programs, and assistance in finding scholarships. We believe that with these programs to support them, our students will leave college with a well rounded skill set that will allow them to get a job representing a true first step toward achieving high personal and career goals.

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We serve students throughout the United States. In 2013, Hamilton Friends selected 36 students, representing 17 states, to join the newest cohort of Hamilton Scholars.

Funding Needs

Prospective Third and Fourth Year Hamilton Leaders Academy: It is our intent to add a third and fourth year program as soon as we are able. Year three will focus on financial literacy training, goal realization, resume preparation, workplace skills and navigating various organizational cultures. The fourth year will focus on college end issues such as resume prep, grad school selection, future studies and career exploration. The third and fourth years of the program have not yet been fully developed; however, Hamilton Friends will tailor these years to meet the needs of the students during their sophomore and junior years of college

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The Alexander Hamilton Friends Association
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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

Alexander Hamilton Scholars

Leadership

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Executive Director

Anne Nguyen

BIO

As a graduate of Wellesley College, Anne began her career on Wall Street, working at a large international bank. She transitioned from finance in 2011 and earned a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington in 2012.

Anne is thrilled to be part of an organization that helps develop leadership qualities in today’s youth. She began working with youth in college, believing in the power of education to create agents of change. She is inspired daily by Hamilton Scholars’ passion and dedication to achieve their goals.

Outside of work, Anne is involved with several non-profits in the Seattle area. From 2011 to 2013, she served as the Young Alumnae Representative for the Wellesley College WA State Board, and remains a Board Member at Large, helping with admissions. She volunteers as a running buddy for Girls on the Run, is a member of the Northwest Development Officers Association and was recognized as a 2013 Scholar for the Association of Fundraising Professionals - WA Chapter.

Anne joined Hamilton Friends in 2012 and stepped into the role of Executive Director in June of 2013.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"The 21st century brings many opportunities, but also many new and complex problems concerning the economy, education, environment, and America’s place in an increasingly globalized world. More than ever, we need innovative leaders who have the ability to tackle tough, dynamic issues, and who exemplify ethical and pragmatic leadership. Hamilton Friends works to build those leaders.

Hamilton Friends focuses on high-achieving students who lack financial resources and personal support, working to empower them during their college years. We believe that college is a critical period for young people, a time when they have the opportunity to explore their interests and find their passion. Hamilton Friends supports our young leaders on this journey, helping them get into the right college with minimal debt and emerge ready to begin their journey toward responsible leadership.

By supporting young leaders through their personal exploration period and supplementing their formal education with leadership training, internships, financial assistance and goal-setting activities, we help them emerge from college ready to confront the multifaceted challenges of our nation and our world."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Joslin Boroughs

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?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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