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Giving Alternative Learners Uplifting Opportunities Inc

We have the Horsepower to Change Lives

aka GallopNYC

Brooklyn, NY

Mission

GallopNYC uses Therapeutic Horsemanship to expand opportunities and improve lives by creating harmonious bonds between our NYC community of people with disabilities, and horses.
GallopNYC uses therapeutic horsemanship to help riders walk, talk, connect, focus, behave and learn, inspiring each one to live life as fully, productively and independently as possible. GallopNYC serves 350 riders every week at five NYC locations

Notes from the Nonprofit

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Among other accomplishments:
- GallopNYC Board Chair Suzy Marquard won the 2017 USEF/Equus Foundation Humanitarian award, which recognizes humanitarian achievements by a member of the equestrian world.
- GallopNYC won the 2016 Mahoney Award for Board Excellence, recognizing excellence in non-profit governance.
- The Equus Foundation awarded us their Horse Whisperer Award for excellence in horse care twice.

Ruling Year

2006

ED

Ms. Alicia Kershaw

Director of Operations

Mr. James Wilson

Main Address

540 President St. 3rd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA

Keywords

therapeutic riding, disabled, horses, disability, handicapped, autism, equine

EIN

05-0615968

 Number

0721219819

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Services (D60)

Autism (G84)

Equestrian, Riding (N69)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

People with disabilities lack effective services. Moreover, the relationship between disability, poverty and incarceration is strong:

“At least one in three of those arrested has a disability, ranging from emotional disability like bipolar disorder to learning disabilities like dyslexia, and some researchers estimate the figure may be as high as 70 percent. Across the country, students with emotional disabilities are three times more likely to be arrested before leaving high school than the general population." http://gallop.nyc/HechingerDisabilityPrisonPipeline.
Even those who have been diagnosed with a disability do not always receive the services they need. A recent NYC Department of Education report found that NYC is not providing needed services to as many as 40% of special needs youth , 80,000 children! gallop.nyc://DOEStudy.

Our programs

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

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Equine Assisted Therapy

Equines for Veterans

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Hippotherapy

Leadership Programs for Youth Development

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of riders who have lessons subsidized in whole or in part

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with disabilities

Related program

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Context notes

All of our riders are subsidized to a degree as lssson fees are set below costs. In addition 80% recieve full or partial subsidy.

Percent of riders who show improved skills - cognitive, emotional, social or developmental

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with disabilities

Related program

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Context notes

We establish 3 -5 outcome goals for each rider. The goals range - for example improved posture, socialization, verbal ability, or willingness to try new things. Results can be analyzed in detail.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed social skills (e.g., interpersonal communication, conflict resolution)

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with disabilities

Related program

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Context notes

numbers are approximate as we have several outcomes that fit this metric. About 75% of riders with social skills goals show improvement.

Number of youth who demonstrate leadership skills (e.g., organizing others, taking initiative, team-building)

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

At-risk youth

Related program

Equine Assisted Therapy

Context notes

We are developing formal leadership programs for youth with and without disabilities, using horses to build leadership skills.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

1. To be and continue to be the premier therapeutic horsemanship program in NYC, befitting our great city
2. That every child with a disability in New York City has access to therapeutic horseback riding. 3. Starting in 2014, to double our ridership over the past three years, and then double it again over the next three years.
Our Values are Believe in Ability; Show Compassion and Respect; Collaborate; Care for our Horses, our People and our Resources; and Be Brave

We have worked to develop a plan of action that includes:
1. Strategic growth
2. Diversified program and revenue
3. Taking advantage of NYC resources

We take extensive advantage of pro bono consulting help to expand our reach.

500 riders per week at 4 locations
Trained and certified staff
Professional standards
Measured outcomes

Almost all of our riders improve along measured scale of skills
Almost all of our riders meet individual goals
We increase number of riders served
We recruit and retain volunteers and they find that volunteering at GallopNYC is an opportunity for personal growth

We have achieved:
Two permanent dedicated sites Revenue growth
Rider Growth
Growth in numbers of Volunteers
Staff development

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

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Financials

Giving Alternative Learners Uplifting Opportunities Inc

Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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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?

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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity plan
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We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
much of our hiring comes from our volunteer corps and we are working to expand volunteer diversity . We also have a board outreach program underway