Educational Institutions

Ser Ninos Inc

  • HOUSTON, TX
  • serninos.org

Mission Statement

SER-Ninos Charter School helps at-risk Hispanic youth reach their full potential by providing innovative dual language curriculum and high quality education to children in grades PreK- 8th grade. We believe that all children regardless of their social or economic background deserve the same opportunities to succeed. Your gift will help provide the education and hope at-risk youth need to succeed in life. Our student population is 99% Hispanic, and approximately 96% of the students are classified as at-risk and economically disadvantaged, almost double the Texas rate. Ninety percent of students qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.

Main Programs

  1. Saturday Tutorials
  2. Enrichment Programs
  3. Character Education
  4. Dual Language Curriculum
Service Areas

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Texas

Harris

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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Mrs. Charmaine Constantine

Keywords

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education, youth, at-risk youth, minorities, disadvantaged, students, hispanic, poverty

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EIN

76-0511534

 Number

3502922831

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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

Saturday Tutorials

Saturday Tutorials are small group tutoring sessions designed for students to work on their language, reading and math skills.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 2

Enrichment Programs

The Enrichment Program provides tutoring, homework help, and extracurricular activities such as Scouts and sports ( volley ball, basketball, flag football, and track) for youth after school.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 3

Character Education

Each month students participate in character based lessons and activities on topics such as respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship, and responsibility.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 4

Dual Language Curriculum

All students at SER-Ninos Charter School regardless of their ethnicity or linguistic background receive instruction in both English and Spanish and are expected to be fluent in both written and oral communication by the end of 8th grade.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Harris

Funding Needs

A major concern for the Gulfton community is low graduation rates which is related to the access at-risk youth have to reading materials. Because of distance and limited transportation the majority of Gulfton community members do not have access to reading materials and are at risk of falling behind in their reading levels and not graduating from high school. To address this need, SER-Ninos Charter School has partnered with the City of Houston, Houston Public Library, and local donors to build a library to provide year round access to a collection of books, media, and literary and academic resources free of charge to the entire community. The immediate impact of the library is students will access to more literature year round and as a result will read more, increasing their reading level and vocabulary. Long-term our goal is to impact the graduation rate of at-risk students in the Gulfton area.The estimated cost for the library is $3,310,00. So far we have raised $2,614,900 or 79% of our goal. With your support we will be able to build a library serving 20,000 juveniles in the Gulfton area and improve the reading levels and graduation rates of the community.

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SER-NINOS INC DBA SER NINOS CHARTER SCHOOL
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Ser Ninos Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Charmaine Constantine

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Rene Gonzalez

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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