Education : Early Childhood Programs and Services

Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program

Giving kids in need the chance to read

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four stars

95.97

1130 NW 85th Street Seattle, WA 98117
tel: (206) 461-0123   Web Site
EIN: 91-1600084

Board Leadership
Jason Cooper
President

CEO
Susan Dibble
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.97 four stars
  Financial 94.31 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Guided by the fact that literacy is essential to lifelong success, Page Ahead provides new books and develops reading activities that empower at-risk children.

Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program is the leading provider of children's books and literacy services in Washington State. We are dedicated to helping children in need succeed in school by developing strong reading skills. A child who is not reading proficiently at the end of third grade is FOUR times more likely to drop-out of school before graduating than one who is. Page Ahead works to break down barriers to achievement for children in need, and is committed to help all children become successful readers.

Page Ahead serves children, families and communities - with books for children; literacy support for families; and reading resources for communities.

Guided by the fact that literacy is essential to lifelong success, Page Ahead provides new books and develops reading activities that empower at-risk children.

Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program is the leading provider of children's books and literacy services in Washington State. We are dedicated to helping children in need succeed in school by developing strong reading skills. A child who is not reading proficiently at the end of third grade is FOUR times more likely to drop-out of school before graduating than one who is. Page Ahead works to break down barriers to achievement for children in need, and is committed to help all children become successful readers.

Page Ahead serves children, families and communities - with books for children; literacy support for families; and reading resources for communities.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of students showing improvement in test scores
2,160
Number of students who demonstrate improved overall literacy
866
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Financial

four stars

94.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $562,748
   Federated Campaigns $22,319
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $198,308
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $99,000
Total Contributions $882,375
   Program Service Revenue $102,328
Total Primary Revenue $984,703
   Other Revenue $-29,304
TOTAL REVENUE $955,399
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $867,917
   Administrative Expenses $102,868
   Fundraising Expenses $50,838
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,021,623
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-66,224
   
Net Assets $529,467

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,943 8.60% Susan Dibble Executive Director

Mission

Guided by the fact that literacy is essential to lifelong success, Page Ahead provides new books and develops reading activities that empower at-risk children.

Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program is the leading provider of children's books and literacy services in Washington State. We are dedicated to helping children in need succeed in school by developing strong reading skills. A child who is not reading proficiently at the end of third grade is FOUR times more likely to drop-out of school before graduating than one who is. Page Ahead works to break down barriers to achievement for children in need, and is committed to help all children become successful readers.

Page Ahead serves children, families and communities - with books for children; literacy support for families; and reading resources for communities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 95.97 four stars
Literary Arts (OR) 85.87 three stars
Ferst Readers (GA) 99.79 four stars
Spread the Word Nevada (NV) 100.00 four stars
Book Trust (CO) 89.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program
1130 NW 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
tel: (206) 461-0123
fax: (206) 461-7370
EIN: 91-1600084

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Board Leadership

Jason Cooper
President

CEO

Susan Dibble
Executive Director