Educational Institutions

Student Partner Alliance A New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation

  • Summit, NJ
  • www.studentpartneralliance.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Student Partner Alliance is to support low-income, inner-city high school students in New Jersey with tuition assistance and mentoring to increase their chances for college admission and scholarships, and to ultimately lead successful and productive lives.

Main Programs

  1. Tuition assistance for low-income, inner-city high school students
  2. Mentoring for inner-city, high school students in northern NJ
Service Areas

Self-reported

New Jersey

We serve low-income, minority high school students living in Essex, Hudson and Union counties of New Jersey with tuition assistance and mentoring.

ruling year

1994

Executive Director

Self-reported

Mrs. Margaret C. Momber

Keywords

Self-reported

education, scholarships, mentoring, inner-city, children

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Also Known As

S/PA

EIN

52-1840944

 Number

0572242558

Physical Address

561 Springfield Ave.

Summit, NJ 07901

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

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

Since 1993, we have assisted over 1,850 Essex, Hudson and Union inner city high school students graduate from high school.  More than 95% of them have gone on to some form of higher education.  In the past three years, our graduation rates have been 100%. During the 2014/2015 academic school year, we supported 160 students.

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

Tuition assistance for low-income, inner-city high school students

We provide scholarships so that motivated high school students in the greater Newark/Jersey City area can attend a college preparatory high school that will enable them to graduate from high school and get into college. We also provide trained mentors to support these students.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Hispanics

Budget

$380,000

Program 2

Mentoring for inner-city, high school students in northern NJ

We screen, train and match mentors who can be good role models and provide guidance and inspiration to low-income, inner-city high school students.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Hispanics

Budget

$30,000

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 goal is to support 200 low-income, motivated, inner city high school students with scholarships and mentoring every year.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We raise money from individuals, foundations and corporations to support our students. We look for mentors in the graduates of the schools our students currently attend, through VolunteerMatch, through community organizations such as the Rotary Club and Churches, through our Young Professional Network and in corporations.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We can currently support 175 students per year and our goal would be to support 200 per year if we can raise the extra scholarship funding. Our organization can support up to 200 students per year.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Our indicators include our funding amounts, numbers of partners and mentors and numbers of students and the graduation rates.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have been very successful increasing the number of mentors over the past year. Our goal this year is to increase the funding for scholarship assistance.
Service Areas

Self-reported

New Jersey

We serve low-income, minority high school students living in Essex, Hudson and Union counties of New Jersey with tuition assistance and mentoring.

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Funding Needs

Our current financial capacity enables us to support approximately 170 students per year.  With additional financial resources we could support more students.  This year we had over 200 applicants of our program, but are only able to accept 50, with 15 highly worthy candidates still on our waiting list.

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Financials

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STUDENT PARTNER ALLIANCE A NEW JERSEY NON-PROFIT COMPORATION
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.

Student Partner Alliance A New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mrs. Margaret C. Momber

BIO

Margaret Momber joined
Student/Partner Alliance (S/PA) as Executive Director in October 2011. 

Margaret started her career in
The White House and after several government jobs, began a fifteen year career as
an international banker, living in France and Germany. Ten years ago, she transitioned to the
nonprofit sector, and has worked with both domestic and international
organizations. Her corporate and
government experience and financial background, coupled with the exposure to
many different cultures, enables her to bring a unique perspective to her work
as a nonprofit executive. She has
significant experience in program development, fundraising, risk management, compliance,
communications, volunteer recruitment, team building and management.

Margaret has a B.A. in
History from Swarthmore College and a M.A. in International Relations from
Johns Hopkins University. She received a
certificate in Nonprofit Executive
Leadership from the Rutgers Business School's Center for Nonprofit and
Philanthropic Leadershiincluding President of
her children's school's Parent Teacher Organization and the Board of Community
Day Nursery in East Orange.

She has two teenage children
in college.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"We are very proud of our students who often struggle academically and sometimes at home with a single parent with very limited financial means, and nonetheless graduate from high school and get into college."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Thomas A. Cash

Essex Lake Group

Term: 1993 -

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?

Yes

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?

No

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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Gender
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Race & Ethnicity
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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members.

Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
Yes
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
Yes
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
Yes
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity