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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

An Achievable Dream

Educating students socially, academically and morally

three stars

80.34

10858 Warwick Boulevard Suite A
Newport News, VA 23601
tel: (757) 599-9472   Web Site
EIN: 54-1621932

Board Leadership
William B. Downey
Chair

CEO
Kathy Edwards
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.34 three stars
  Financial 76.60 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

76.60

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 17.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth -22.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 76.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by An Achievable Dream on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by An Achievable Dream on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
An Achievable Dream (VA) 80.34 three stars
Alternatives in Action (CA) 89.86 three stars
French Camp Academy (MS) 88.40 three stars
The East Harlem School at Exodus House (NY) 94.56 four stars
Nativity Prep Academy (CA) 88.29 three stars

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An Achievable Dream (AAD) is a nationally recognized K through 12 program dedicated to the belief that all children can learn and succeed regardless of their socioeconomic background. AAD operates two schools in a unique public/private partnership with Newport News Public Schools (NNPS). NNPS provides instructional and support elements common to all city schools, including basic curriculum and staffing, student services, transportation, food service, and maintenance. An Achievable Dream raises funds for and operates additional components that contribute significantly to the program's effectiveness. The focus at all grade levels is that college and successful careers are achievable for everyone.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $309,715
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,343,308
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,604,646
Total Contributions $11,257,669
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,257,669
   Other Revenue $-697,885
TOTAL REVENUE $10,559,784
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,003,978
   Administrative Expenses $174,377
   Fundraising Expenses $145,710
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,324,065
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,235,719
   
Net Assets $2,494,136

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Helping Disadvantaged Children through Education $1,003,978 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 80.34 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.30 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 80.61 three stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 86.32 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 86.86 three stars

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

EIN 54-1621932
Name in IRS Master File AN ACHIEVABLE DREAM INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (298) Training in sports
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 May, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,525 10.61% Katherine S. Edwards President, CEO

An Achievable Dream (AAD) is a nationally recognized K through 12 program dedicated to the belief that all children can learn and succeed regardless of their socioeconomic background. AAD operates two schools in a unique public/private partnership with Newport News Public Schools (NNPS). NNPS provides instructional and support elements common to all city schools, including basic curriculum and staffing, student services, transportation, food service, and maintenance. An Achievable Dream raises funds for and operates additional components that contribute significantly to the program's effectiveness. The focus at all grade levels is that college and successful careers are achievable for everyone.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
An Achievable Dream (VA) 80.34 three stars
Alternatives in Action (CA) 89.86 three stars
Harlem Village Academies (NY) 87.73 three stars
Gesu School (PA) 87.18 three stars
Guadalupe School (UT) 94.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

An Achievable Dream
10858 Warwick Boulevard
Suite A
Newport News, VA 23601
tel: (757) 599-9472
EIN: 54-1621932

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Board Leadership

William B. Downey
Chair

CEO

Kathy Edwards
President, CEO

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