Employment, Job Related

Ascend Center for Learning

  • Austin, TX
  • www.ascendaustin.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.

Mission Statement

Ascend Center for Learning, formerly The Austin Academy, strengthens the community by providing an encouraging educational environment for personal and professional growth. We target motivated adults in the Central Texas Community who require economic, academic and personal assistance. We offer educational, occupational and support services through classroom instruction, individualized education plans, counseling, job readiness training, and professional partnerships.

Main Programs

  1. ABE
  2. GED to Work
  3. GED to College
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Travis County, including Austin, Texas

ruling year

1994

Executive Director since 2010

Self-reported

Amy Loar

Keywords

Self-reported

adult education, GED, dropout recovery, work skills, college readiness

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EIN

74-2717575

 Number

1373252972

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

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?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

ABE

Adult Basic Education classes to improve reading and math scores for adults.  Students who score between a 3rd grade and 8th grade level on the TABE test are placed in the ABE program.  It is a full time program offered during the day.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$44,332.00

Program 2

GED to Work

The GED to Work Program offers GED preparation along with computer literacy and work skills training for adults in the Austin/Travis County area.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$310,024.00

Program 3

GED to College

The GED to College Programs offers GED preparation classes along with college readiness training to students aged 17-25 who have dropped out of a Texas High School.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

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

Budget

$116,275.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Travis County, including Austin, Texas

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Financials

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ASCEND CENTER FOR LEARNING
Fiscal year: Jul 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.

Ascend Center for Learning

Leadership

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Executive Director

Amy Loar

Governance

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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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

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