Business Advancement & Social Entrepreneurship Inc

aka BASE   |   Boston, MA   |  www.basenational.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.
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

Business Advancement & Social Entrepreneurship (BASE), Inc. is a youth-led nonprofit organization whose mission is to create leaders from disenfranchised backgrounds capable of investing in their own communities in ways that bring about progressive and sustainable economic growth and social stability.

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Ms. Lori-Anne Ramsay

Main address

401 Mount Vernon St Ste 315

Boston, MA 02125

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EIN

20-2722918

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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BASE serves 100 students between Boston and Harlem, NY.

BASE's programs target high risk, high school students living in economically disadvantaged communities in Boston and Harlem, NY. In order to succeed, these youth need access to cultural capital and to opportunities tailored to address their academic, professional and personal needs. BASE provides a highly personalized, comprehensive and long term focused model aimed at assisting Boston's youth overcome hurdles by employing an eight year program beginning freshman year of high school extending through senior year undergraduate college. BASE's model maintains a constant emphasis on self-sufficiency and civic responsibility. Additionally, with BASE's focus on entrepreneurship, BASE encourages and increases the likelihood of its youth pursuing entrepreneurial ventures both for profit and non-profit after their college graduation.
BASE is committed to providing multiple layers of support to enable each student in the program to develop to his or her full potential and excel. The BASE curriculum includes 640 hours of classroom instruction each year and requires a commitment from students of 13-plus hours a week, in addition to their regular schoolwork. The year-round program offerings include:
? One-on-one tutoring, teacher engagement, report card monitoring and parental oversight of BASE at-home assignments and practice drills;
? Small group (1:10 instructor to pupil ratio) skill-building workshops to assist academic preparedness, career planning, social development and personal growth;
? Intensive SAT & SAT II preparation (averaging 5 hours a week);
? English language reading and writing seminars taught by certified teachers;
? Weekly mentoring by adult role model;
? Civic engagement, including mentoring a younger student;
? Paid summer internships (10-plus weeks in duration) arranged by BASE, beginning the summer after freshman year.
All freshmen are expected to maintain a 3.0 or better GPA, take first-year college level reading and writing, donate 250 hours to community service and successfully complete a summer internship.

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Business Advancement & Social Entrepreneurship Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/23/2007
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Earl Phelan

Pedro Noguera

Susan Chase

Chuck Turner

David Randall

William Mo' Cowan

William Schroeder

Emily Kane

Roy Edmondson

Steve Wright

Peter Patch

Ricardo O. Neal

Willie Davis

Angela Yarde

Pedro Fontes

Tosin Akinluyi

Germaine Corprew

Roger Scotland

Kwame Cain

Olaitan Senbanjo

Derek Davis