Youth Development

Tsic Inc

  • Miami, FL
  • www.takestockinchildren.org

Mission Statement

Take Stock in Children breaks the cycle of poverty for at-risk, high-potential students by providing each with a volunteer adult mentor and a providing a tuition scholarship for post-secondary education. Our success is measured by those students who successfully graduate, achieve their college degree and contribute to the economic viability of their communities.

Main Programs

  1. Take Stock in Children
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Take Stock in Children serves low-income middle, high school and college students in all 67 counties of the State of Florida

ruling year

1996

President & CEO

Self-reported

Ms. Jillian Hasner

Keywords

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Scholarship, mentors, postsecondary, education, low-income

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Also Known As

Take Stock in Children, Inc.

EIN

59-3331584

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

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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Take Stock in Children provides an educational pathway for deserving, low-income students. We have a proven 20-year history of helping over 26,000 at-risk children stay in school, graduate from high school, complete college, and become productive citizens. This success is achieved through an innovative multi-year program model of mentorship, a college success coach, accountability, college readiness skills training, and scholarships. Over 96% of our students graduate from high school and 96% go on to pursue a post-secondary education, well over the national average.

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

Take Stock in Children

A Program for over 8,561 students identified by local school-based committees.

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Increasing the number of students in poverty who are prepared for, attend, and complete postsecondary education will have a significant impact on Florida's economy and the elimination of poverty. Take Stock in Children is leading the movement to transform college readiness and completion in Florida. Established in 1995, Take Stock in Children is one of the nation's pre-eminent college access and completion organizations. Take Stock in Children provides a unique opportunity for low-income students in Florida to escape the cycle of poverty through education. With a network of more than 8,000 volunteer mentors, state funding, private donations, and a network of affiliates reaching every county in Florida— Take Stock in Children currently serves 8,500 students and more than 5,400 students are attending college. In its 20-year history, Take Stock in Children has helped more than 26,000 students progress down the path to college completion.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1. Take Stock in Children employs a sustainable public-private model that is successful and scalable, with students achieving a high school graduation rate of 96%; our college attendance rate is more than 87%, triple the rate of the non-TSIC, peer control group.

    2. We provide low-income children with volunteer mentors, college success coaches and social services from middle school to high school and a college scholarship including transition services to attend college.

    3. We engage parents, teachers, students and the community in supporting our scholars.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Since 1995, we have granted more than $165 million in college scholarships and 2 million hours of volunteer mentorship to more than 26,000 children. We are active in every county in our state.
    We currently have over 250 program managers/college success coaches, 8,000 mentors, have students in over 896 middle/high schools throughout the state, have students enrolled in our 28 community colleges and 12 universities, work with 8,500 scholars and their families.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Our key indicators are our student's high school graduation, college enrollment, and college graduation.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have a 96% high school graduation rate, 96% college enrollment rate, and a 67% college graduation rate. We have served over 26,000 students across the state of Florida.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Take Stock in Children serves low-income middle, high school and college students in all 67 counties of the State of Florida

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Financials

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TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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

Tsic Inc

Leadership

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President & CEO

Ms. Jillian Hasner

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Ted Carter

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?