Educational Institutions

Eye to Eye, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • www.eyetoeyenational.org

Mission Statement

Eye to Eye's mission is to improve the life of every person with a learning disability. It fulfills its mission by supporting a growing network of youth mentoring programs for those with learning differences, and by organizing advocates to support the full inclusion of people with learning differences in all aspects of society.

Main Programs

  1. Mentoring Programs
  2. Think Different Diplomats
  3. Camp Eye to Eye
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We have 60 chapters in 20 states across the country, including California, Connecticut, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

ruling year

2007

Founder & CEO since 1998

Self-reported

David Flink

President since 2006

Self-reported

Marcus Soutra

Keywords

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Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, ADD, Mentor

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Also Known As

Eye to Eye

EIN

51-0570498

 Number

6204805998

Physical Address

1430 Broadway, Suite 602

New York, 10018

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

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

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In 2016, Eye to Eye welcomed seventeen new chapters, bringing our total number to 60 chapters spread across 20 states. We are well on our way to bringing life-changing mentoring programs to students with learning disabilities in all areas of the country.

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

Mentoring Programs

Programming Model:
1) Mentoring and Hope: Giving younger students with learning disabilities hope by bringing a mentor into their lives who can model success and empowering younger students to imagine a positive future for themselves.
2) Asset Based Academic Empowerment: Mentors aim to provide their mentees with skills that facilitate academic empowerment.
3) Beyond Normal Art Club: Empowering students to develop their strengths and validating the unique gifts in art that are too often ignored within traditional educational paradigms.
4) Professional Development: All Eye to Eye members are given training on LD/ADHD issues, art pedagogy, community development, and working with children.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Think Different Diplomats

Think Different Diplomats—the exciting, newly expanded Eye to Eye speakers board—brings current mentors, recent graduates, and our executive leaders to schools, universities, and conferences nationwide. Through lectures, workshops, and panel discussions, the Diplomats share their own LD/ADHD journeys to success—and inspire audience members to strive toward educational and personal empowerment, as well.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Camp Eye to Eye

Camp Eye to Eye works to improve the self-esteem of our campers, ages 10-14, through a mentoring relationship with our counselors who also have learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Further, art empowerment and independent learning projects help campers gain self-advocacy skills and a sense of community that is imperative to success both in and outside of the classroom.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We have 60 chapters in 20 states across the country, including California, Connecticut, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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Financials

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EYE TO EYE INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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

Eye to Eye, Inc.

Leadership

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Founder & CEO

David Flink

President

Marcus Soutra

BIO

Diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at a young age, David Flink struggled through much of his pre-college education feeling hopelessness and feeling left out of education as a whole. Although his parents and teachers frequently told him he would be able to go to college, David would have found that message more believable if it had come from a person with a learning disability (LD) who had finished college. With that in mind, David co-founded Eye to Eye in 1998, while he was a student at Brown University.
In addition to his ongoing work as executive director of Eye to Eye, from 2002 to 2004 David was an admissions officer at Brown University, serving as disabilities liaison for all Brown applicants with disabilities. He has spoken at colleges and universities across the country, and provided keynote addresses at national and international conferences including at the International Dyslexia Association and the Education Revolution Conference held in San Francisco's AT&T Park. In 2010, he was awarded a Prime Mover's Fellowship sponsored by the Hunt Alternative's Fund, which supports emerging and established social movement leaders who are developing innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at the local, national, and global levels. David holds a master's degree in disability studies in education from Columbia University and bachelor's degrees with honors in education and psychology from Brown University.

STATEMENT FROM THE Founder & CEO

"The thing that I love most about Eye-to-Eye is expressed by the word self-empowerment. Self-empowerment is the philosophy that guides our approach to improving the lives of youth with learning disabilities. What's amazing about self-empowerment is that once someone's found it, you can't take it away from
them. It's a self-replenishing resource and it spreads through social networks, creating a constantly expanding group of smart, empowered, successful people with learning disabilities. Many of our mentees later become mentors: after being empowered by a mentor, there's nothing better than the feeling of paying
it forward.

 
This philosophy has fueled our tremendous growth over the
past 10 years and will enable us to continue to expand over the next 10 years to work towards meeting the extensive demand we see across the country for Eye to Eye mentors."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Marc Hoffman

Hoffman Educational Group, LLC

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?