Educational Institutions

East Bay Leadership Foundation

  • Oakland, CA
  • www.eblf.org

Mission Statement

The Bay Area Leadership Foundation provides college readiness tools, resources and support to underserved, low income and high potential high school students to help them succeed in high school, college and beyond.

Main Programs

  1. Academic, College, and Career Exposure for Student Success Program (ACCESS)
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

The California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara.

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Marcy Straw

Keywords

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mentor, coach, academic, scholarship, financial aid, support, youth, college, high school, Bay Area, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Jose, Pittsburg, Richmond, Oakland, Emeryville

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EIN

68-0482517

 Number

1659665949

Also Known As

Bay Area Leadership Foundation

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We support students who may not have the resources to pursue a college
education reach their full potential. BALF offers mentoring, life skills
development, guidance through the college access process, and help
securing college funding.  Since 2001, we have provided support for
college to students in the East and South Bay.

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

Academic, College, and Career Exposure for Student Success Program (ACCESS)

We achieve
our goals primarily through the Academic, College, and Career Exposure for
Student Success Program (ACCESS).  ACCESS
is a program for high school students from the 10th to 12th grade that focuses
on high school success and the promotion of a love for learning that will lead
students to college careers.  ACCESS
students receive personal and academic skill development, college tours and
career-related field trips, and one-on-one mentoring.

 

Students
are recruited and qualified by Foundation Academic Mentors, who are teachers
that we engage in our selected districts. Our scope is modest, and we are
careful to manage the number of students in the program, in order to deliver
quality guidance and personal attention.

 

Students
and parents complete a rigorous application process, followed by an orientation
each fall. Once accepted, students are required to meet daily after school with
their mentor for homework assistance, individual and group tutoring, and help with
college application. Foundation staff conducts site visits and check-ins with
the mentors, students, and families.

 

One
Saturday a month from September to June, we convene students for a skills
workshop, college tour, or activity. Topics include SAT preparation,
presentation skills, business simulation, or professional communications. Board
directors design and execute these business simulations in which student are
presented with a business problem to solve as a team.

 

Upon graduation from high school and our program,
students are eligible to receive a maximum of $26,000 in gap funding over 4
years from BALF. While limited by staff capacity we strive to stay close,
particularly in the first critical year of college. The ACCESS Program is our core work, We are dedicated to building college-completion cultures and helping first-generation, low-income and minority students graduate.
 
The lack of pre-collegiate preparation of potential college students often is cited as one of the most significant barriers to higher degree completion. College completion is a critical input for individual labor market success and economic growth, but more importantly, a vehicle to break the chain of poverty and despair among lower-income and minority young adults in impacted areas here in the Bay Area.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

The California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara.

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Financials

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East Bay Leadership Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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East Bay Leadership Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Marcy Straw

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

James Seay

Hewlett Packard

Term: Nov 2013 -

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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?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

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


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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