Youth Development

GOAL - GIVING OPEN ACCESS TO LEARNING INC

  • NY, NY
  • www.goal4kids.org

Mission Statement

GOAL (Giving Open Access to Learning) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is: to provide structured educational and motivational programs to under-served young people exhibiting below average academic performance.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Afterschool and out of school programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

East Harlem, Manhattan, NYC, NY USA

ruling year

2004

ED since 2016

Self-reported

Adam Rabinovitch

Keywords

Self-reported

education, youth, arts

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Also Known As

GOAL

EIN

41-2124847

 Number

2716801722

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

GOAL supports students to stay in school, increase their academic achievement, and become well prepared for college, a career and life. 

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

GOAL works to accomplish this mission through the following activities: Funding supplemental education for students in low-income communities. Providing informational and interesting field trips, motivational guest speakers, and life-skills workshops for GOAL students and their families.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Afterschool and out of school programs

Since 2003 we've been providing students in our East Harlem partner schools with structured after- and out-of-school programs that promote impactful educational, social and emotional growth.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$347,000

Results

Self-reported by organization

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.

1. Number of students enrolled

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years)

Connected to a Program?
Afterschool and out of school programs
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    GOAL was established in 2003 by two Wall Street professionals who saw a need and opportunity to provide structured educational and motivational enrichment to children from under-resourced communities. 

  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our founders' vision gave birth to our student-centered out-of-school program, which today operates during the regular school year - every Tuesday through Thursday and monthly on Saturdays – plus several outings during summer vacation. 

    We are currently working in partnership with PS/IS 171 and PS/MS 108 and aim to expand within and beyond these East Harlem schools. Our goal is to increase our impact while offering a model for out-of-school programs throughout New York. 
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    GOAL has built a strong Board of Directors, with extensive experience in the areas of finance, public and alternative education, at-risk urban youth, global poverty and nonprofit organizations. GOAL's board, officers and committees include Wall Street professionals who help guide the organization's development and secure operating funds.

    GOAL has recently hired Adam Rabinovitch as its new Executive Director – Mr. Rabinovitch brings his commitment to education, poverty reduction and social justice in communities along with a long track record of leading organizational development and scaling the impact of proven, successful programs.

    We have a talented and driven full time program director and a committed, passionate cohort of part time GOAL teachers and support staff and volunteers.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Our program methodology is aligned with the Search Institute's framework of Developmental Assets and builds on its core principles -- including kids' self-confidence, conflict resolution skills, cultural competence, resourcefulness, and much more. 

    Throughout each school year, we track our students' success to ensure that they are benefitting from GOAL. We have partnered with the New School of Social Research to create 360 degree assessments with kids, parents and teachers. These provide a baseline for longitudinal data collection and tools for impact analysis that allow us to steer in the direction most effectively benefitting our students. 
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Since our founding, GOAL has more than doubled the number of students supported, strengthened our program model, and built partnerships for community service and collaborations.

    We have had more than 1000 students total in our program's history and GOAL currently supports 105 students in 3rd through 8th grades in our two partner schools, where demographic data compiled by the DOE show at least 80% of families are living at or below the poverty rate. Each school is recognized as a Title 1 School Wide Program.

    We haven't yet sustained adding additional program days during the year or expanded or scaled to additional schools or other community partnerships.
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

East Harlem, Manhattan, NYC, NY USA

Social Media

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Funding Needs

Sustaining and scaling program impact.

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Financials

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GOAL-GIVING OPEN ACCESS TO LEARNING INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Leadership

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ED

Adam Rabinovitch

BIO

Adam Rabinovitch is Executive Director of Giving Open Access to Learning, Inc. (GOAL) - a nonprofit educational program that provides children from under-served communities with the resources to help them get the most out of their education.

Before joining GOAL, he was Deputy Director of Neighbors Link Network, a Tri-State area non-profit committed to strengthening the healthy integration of immigrants in local communities.

Adam recently launched his career in global social enterprise and non-profit management with a background in the private sector and a focus on international business development. He has more than 20 years of progressive management and supervisory experience with non-profit and for-profit organizations, along with a proven track record in business and organizational development, revenue generation and strategic planning, with emphasis on education, poverty reduction and social justice in under-served communities.

Adam is also proud to be a volunteer board member and to serve as Board Chair of Brick By Brick, a NGO and social enterprise dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in East Africa. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Adam lives in Manhattan with his wife and their 5th Grade daughter.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Bryan Powell

Little Kids rock

Term: Dec 2016 - Dec 2019

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?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

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?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
This organization reports that it does not collect this information.
Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity