Educational Institutions

Read Ahead

  • New York, NY
  • www.readahead.org

Mission Statement

Read Ahead's reading-based mentoring helps students develop the social-emotional skills essential for academic and life-long success.

Read Ahead annually serves over 1,000 K-5 public school students who are more likely to be behind their peers academically and in their social-emotional growth because they come from low-income and disadvantaged communities. These students benefit from the consistent, caring attention of one of our 1,200+ mentors who meet weekly to read with their students during school lunch for one, and often multiple, years. Mentors act as positive adult role models inspiring students to believe in themselves and aiding them in developing softer skills, like focus and sticking with something difficult, that catalyze their learning. These social-emotional skills prepare students for the academic and social transition to middle school and beyond.

Main Programs

  1. Read Ahead's Weekly Mentoring Program
  2. Read Ahead's Corporate One-day Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Read Ahead operates in 16 schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. In Manhattan, Read Ahead serves P.S. 1, P.S. 3, P.S. 33, P.S. 36, P.S. 51, P.S. 59, P.S. 110, P.S. 111, P.S. 116, P.S. 125, P.S. 130, P.S. 134, P.S. 212, and the Ella Baker School. In Brooklyn, Read Ahead serves P.S. 287, and in Queens, Read Ahead serves, P.S. 92.

ruling year

1991

Executive Director since 2015

Self-reported

Ms. Kristen Baldwin

Keywords

Self-reported

literacy mentoring children youth reading books

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Also Known As

Everybody Wins! New York

EIN

13-3636559

 Number

5245545498

Physical Address

50 Broad Street, Suite 1720

New York, NY 10004

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Read Ahead's Weekly Mentoring Program

Our flagship program matches adult volunteers with an elementary school child to read with and mentor them over lunch at their school for an academic year.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 2

Read Ahead's Corporate One-day Program

Corporate sponsors host a one-day event for students and volunteers onsite at their offices. A special curriculum is developed around a specific book for reading, discussion, and activities for a two-hour program. School partners use these opportunities as field trips for 4th and 5th grade students.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Read Ahead operates in 16 schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. In Manhattan, Read Ahead serves P.S. 1, P.S. 3, P.S. 33, P.S. 36, P.S. 51, P.S. 59, P.S. 110, P.S. 111, P.S. 116, P.S. 125, P.S. 130, P.S. 134, P.S. 212, and the Ella Baker School. In Brooklyn, Read Ahead serves P.S. 287, and in Queens, Read Ahead serves, P.S. 92.

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Funding Needs

Funding for Read Ahead goes towards our flagship weekly program support, in which a volunteer and a child are partnered in a mentoring and literacy relationship built around shared reading experiences. Donations are welcome at any time, including through payroll donations and corporate matching gifts.

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READ AHEAD INC
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Read Ahead

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Kristen Baldwin

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Julie North

Cravath, Swaine, & Moore LLP

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?