Mission: PARTNERING WITH STUDENTS TO ENSURE THEY ARE READY FOR, ENROLL IN AND COMPLETE COLLEGE. WE CONFRONT THE CHALLENGES OF A LOW-INCOME, URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT BY PROVIDING ... (More)

Yonkers Partners in Education Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2006, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.ypie.org

 92 Main Street
Yonkers NY 10701-7066



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 90% Finance & Accountability and 10% Leadership & Adaptability


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Yonkers Partners in Education Inc. is a passing score

This V5 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2020, the latest year published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

81.00%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

21/21 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Audited

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$250,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $250,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

22.56%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



SAM WALLIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

$109,875


BUD KROLL, DIRECTOR

$0


DAVID WESTIN, CHAIRMAN

$0


RAMESH SHAH, TREASURER

$0


CARL E PETRILLO, VICE CHAIRMAN

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Yonkers Partners in Education Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Staffing


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Due to the pandemic, YPIE was unable to host our annual fundraising gala which helps us raise a significant portion of our annual income. In response, YPIE employed these strategies include: - Peer to peer outreach: YPIE has an established Board of Directors and a Volunteer Advisory Board. Recently, YPIE created an Associate Board. Members of all three groups have been conducting peer-to-peer outreach to expand our network of donors to help us reach our fundraising goal. - Personalized Donor Outreach: YPIE recognizes the importance of personal relationships. The YPIE team has worked diligently to leverage these relationships to obtain support through individual outreach using a Moves Management system. - Targeted Matching Gift Appeal: The YPIE Board of Directors has promised a match to entice donations from individuals who would normally come to our annual gala. We are leveraging this match as we reach out to previous attendees and donors.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

During the pandemic, YPIE focused on keeping our students engaged and on track for college. All programming continued remotely, including academic readiness, college advising, and support for our students in college. YPIE has three key initiatives that were especially helpful during the pandemic: -YPIE Blueprints: All YPIE Scholars design their own “YPIE Blueprint,” where they identify their goals and develop a plan to incorporate supports from YPIE to ensure they are on the path to college success. - YPIE Majors: YPIE has leveraged community partnerships to create a career pathways program that incorporates academics, 21st-century workplace skills, and social and emotional learning. YPIE Majors include Science Research, Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Technology, and others. -Mental Health: YPIE leveraged our partnership with our community-based mental health partner, Westchester Jewish Community Services, to help students access the care and mental health support they may need.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

YPIE adapted to the changing conditions caused by COVID-19 by transitioning to a remote, and eventually, hybrid model where all staff meetings, student check-ins, and student programming were conducted online. YPIE quickly pivoted to use online communications tools, including Slack, Google Calendar, Zoom, and Google Meet. We employed these tools to keep in touch with students and each other to make remote communication easier. YPIE has recently resumed in-person programming at our space in downtown Yonkers, the YPIE College Zone, where students are coming in person to programs following strict COVID-19 safety protocols.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

YPIE intends to maintain a hybrid volunteer program. YPIE volunteers serve as Graduation Coaches who make a 4-year commitment to work with a student as they navigate high school and the college application process. Transitioning to a hybrid volunteer model has allowed us to attract a larger and more diverse pool of volunteers who would not normally be able to make a 4-year commitment without the option of online meetings with students. Even when the pandemic is behind us, YPIE will continue to offer a hybrid model of volunteering to continue to offer flexibility to volunteers.


...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Yonkers Partners in Education Inc. cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Yonkers Partners in Education Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$888,498

Spent in most recent FY

57%

Percent of program expenses


YPIE SCHOLARS AND COLLEGE ZONE THE YPIE SCHOLARS PROGRAM PREPARES STUDENTS WITH THE ACADEMIC AND LIFE SKILLS THEY WILL NEED FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND BEYOND. BEGINNING IN 9TH GRADE AND CONTINUING INT ... (More)


$490,838

Spent in most recent FY

31%

Percent of program expenses


YPIE FELLOWS IN 11TH GRADE, YONKERS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CAN APPLY TO BECOME YPIE FELLOWS, A COMMUNITY OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE SUPPORT WITH THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS AND TRANSITION TO COLLEGE.YP ... (More)


$117,159

Spent in most recent FY

7%

Percent of program expenses


YPIE COLLEGE SUCCESSTHE YPIE COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT THEY NEED TO TRANSITION TO COLLEGE AND NAVIGATE THEIR PATH THROUGH COLLEGE.DURING THE ... (More)


...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Yonkers Partners in Education Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) partners with students to ensure they are ready for, enroll in, and complete college. We confront the challenges of a low-income, urban school district by providing families with equitable access to critical tools and services necessary for college success.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


Students are lifelong learners equipped to thrive in the future economy and empowered to contribute to their communities and humanity.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Refine YPIE’s processes, procedures, and organization to adapt to post-COVID world and move to the next stage

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: Meet the moment by meeting student need; Re-engage students and deepen impact

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: Cultivate new relationships and leverage partnerships for YPIE Majors

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

During this time, YPIE invested in advancing the leadership skills of its senior staff by participating in Leadership Westchester, a rigorous, nine-month curriculum designed to sharpen effective leadership skills and provide participants with the clarity to define and achieve their personal and professional goals. Multiple members of the YPIE team have been part of this program, which brings together a diverse group of individuals from for-profit and nonprofit organizations across Westchester County, NY. They meet monthly in-person (or by zoom last year) and complete required coursework including participating in small group discussions between monthly classes. By investing both time and money for YPIE leaders to participate in Leadership Westchester, YPIE has gained exposure to leadership concepts taught at the top business schools for our own organizational development and the creation of a network of hundreds of prominent local business and other nonprofit leaders.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

YPIE has several strategic partnerships that help us mobilize for the mission of our organization. YPIE works closely with our partners in the Yonkers Public Schools to support students on their path to college. We also partner with several businesses that support our YPIE Majors, a career pathways program that gives students hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. YPIE has developed relationships with hundreds of colleges and universities and hosts an annual convening of college admissions professionals to share strategies for helping low-income students obtain postsecondary success. YPIE’s Executive Director is a Board Member of Nonprofit Westchester and YPIE is a member of the National College Attainment Network (NCAN), an advocacy organization dedicated to closing equity gaps in postsecondary attainment for students. YPIE increases the visibility of its mission and amplifies the voices of our students through our website, blog posts, newsletter, and social media.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


During the pandemic, YPIE focused on keeping our students engaged and on track for college. All programming continued, including our academic readiness, college advising, and support for our students in college. YPIE adapted to the changing conditions caused by COVID-19 by transitioning to a remote, and eventually, hybrid model where all staff meetings, student check-ins, and student programming were conducted online. YPIE also quickly pivoted to use online communications tools, including Slack, Google Calendar, Zoom, and Google Meet. We employed these tools to keep in touch with students and families and each other to make remote communication easier. YPIE has three key initiatives that were especially helpful during the pandemic: (1) YPIE Blueprints: All YPIE Scholars design their own “YPIE Blueprint,” where they identify their goals and develop a plan to incorporate supports from YPIE to ensure they are on the path to college success. (2) YPIE Majors: YPIE has leveraged community partnerships to create a career pathways program that incorporates academics, 21st-century workplace skills, and social and emotional learning. YPIE Majors include Science Research, Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Technology, among others. (3) Mental Health: YPIE leveraged our partnership with our community-based mental health partner, Westchester Jewish Community Services, to help students access the care and mental health support they may need.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Yonkers Partners in Education Inc. is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.


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Culture & Community Report

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback

Not Scored


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback.


Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:


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Methodology


Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective. We've partnered with GuideStar by Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Charity Navigator awards full credit for this Beacon to every nonprofit that is eligible for an Encompass Rating that completes the survey, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. This data is not evaluated for quality at this time. Validation will be added in future iterations of this Beacon.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.

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