Disable all preview features
There was a problem enabling Giving Basket donations for this page. If you're looking to donate you can try refreshing the page.
If the problem perisists you can contact us or email: helpandsupport@charitynavigator.org.
You can include the Cart ID: Not assigned

Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

The Center for Teen Empowerment

Change begins with YOUth

92.86

384 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119
tel: (617) 536-4266   Web Site
EIN: 04-3091002

Board Leadership
Lauren Lapat
Chair

CEO
Abrigal Forrester
Executive Director

Charity Navigator

Error attempting donation

You're too fast!

Your donation attempt encountered a problem. Please refresh the page to try again.

You're faster than our page! Give the page a little longer to finish loading and try your donation again.

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.86
  Financial 89.91
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2022 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Center for Teen Empowerment is to empower youth and adults as agents of individual, institutional, and social change. Teen Empowerment (TE) inspires young people, and the adults who work with them, to think deeply about the most difficult social problems in their communities, and gives them the tools they need to work with others in creating significant positive change. At TE's youth organizing sites, youth and adult staff bring authentic youth voice into the dialogue about improving their communities, mobilize the energy of urban youth to create meaningful change, and facilitate mutually respectful relationships between youth and adults.

The mission of the Center for Teen Empowerment is to empower youth and adults as agents of individual, institutional, and social change. Teen Empowerment (TE) inspires young people, and the adults who work with them, to think deeply about the most difficult social problems in their communities, and gives them the tools they need to work with others in creating significant positive change. At TE's youth organizing sites, youth and adult staff bring authentic youth voice into the dialogue about improving their communities, mobilize the energy of urban youth to create meaningful change, and facilitate mutually respectful relationships between youth and adults.

Financial

89.91

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2022 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Teen Empowerment on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Teen Empowerment on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Center for Teen Empowerment (MA) 92.86
Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County (MT) 87.42
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay (FL) 89.14
Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council (PA) 90.43
Emily K Center (NC) 92.08

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,162,960
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $164,651
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $684,620
Total Contributions $2,012,231
   Program Service Revenue $103,212
Total Primary Revenue $2,115,443
   Other Revenue $15,014
TOTAL REVENUE $2,130,457
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,733,509
   Administrative Expenses $327,575
   Fundraising Expenses $73,612
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,134,696
   
Payments to Affiliates $27,000
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,239
   
Net Assets $725,572

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
The Center for Teen Empowerment has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2022 92.86
2019-06 11/01/2020 92.32
2018-06 08/01/2019 90.43
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.26
2016-06 06/01/2017 87.90
2015-06 08/01/2016 86.40
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.91
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 83.31
2013-06 10/01/2014 85.08
2012-06 08/01/2013 85.07
2011-06 07/01/2012 81.87
2010-06 05/01/2012 86.90

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-3091002
Name in IRS Master File THE CENTER FOR TEEN EMPOWERMENT INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(149) Other instruction and training
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,003 4.96% Stanley Pollack Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Center for Teen Empowerment (MA) 92.86
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston (NC) 91.95
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Marcos (CA) 92.87
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee (TN) 87.98
Boy Scouts of America, Northeast Georgia Council (GA) 85.76

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

The Center for Teen Empowerment
384 Warren Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
tel: (617) 536-4266
fax: (617) 536-4311
EIN: 04-3091002

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Lauren Lapat
Chair

CEO

Abrigal Forrester
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.