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Education : Early Childhood Programs and Services

Mothers' Club Family Learning Center

A Two-Generation Learning Program

three stars

88.66

980 North Fair Oaks Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103
tel: (626) 792-2687   Web Site
EIN: 23-7275324

Board Leadership
Judith Brown
President

CEO
Hector LaFarga, Jr.
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.66 three stars
  Financial 89.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mothers' Club Family Learning Center prepares families living in isolation and poverty to succeed in school and in life through two-generation learning programs. To fulfill our mission, we provide FREE social services and educational programs to low-income, at-risk families with children ages 0-5. In all programs, parents and children are on-site, engaged in their own comprehensive curricula. Programs successfully increase literacy levels, educational outcomes and the emotional well-being of both generations. We currently serve over 100 parents and 112 children each year.

Mothers' Club Family Learning Center prepares families living in isolation and poverty to succeed in school and in life through two-generation learning programs. To fulfill our mission, we provide FREE social services and educational programs to low-income, at-risk families with children ages 0-5. In all programs, parents and children are on-site, engaged in their own comprehensive curricula. Programs successfully increase literacy levels, educational outcomes and the emotional well-being of both generations. We currently serve over 100 parents and 112 children each year.

Financial

three stars

89.37

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.38
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mothers' Club Family Learning Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mothers' Club Family Learning Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mothers' Club Family Learning Center (CA) 88.66 three stars
Reach Out and Read (MA) 89.18 three stars
Children's Literacy Initiative (PA) 89.86 three stars
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 91.23 four stars
Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers (GA) 86.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $822,151
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $81,844
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $550,525
Total Contributions $1,454,520
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,454,520
   Other Revenue $118,742
TOTAL REVENUE $1,573,262
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,337,605
   Administrative Expenses $151,779
   Fundraising Expenses $238,215
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,727,599
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-154,337
   
Net Assets $7,234,829

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
Early Childhood Education $1,139,860 85.2%
Adult Education $197,745 14.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.66 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 84.09 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 89.05 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 89.35 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 23-7275324
Name in IRS Master File MOTHERS CLUB FAMILY LEARNING CENTER
NTEE Code B21
NTEE Classification Kindergarten, Preschool, Nursery School, Early Admissions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (296) Community center
(149) Other instruction and training
(429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mothers' Club Family Learning Center (CA) 88.66 three stars
Opportunity, Inc. of Palm Beach County (FL) 93.95 four stars
Reach Out and Read (MA) 89.18 three stars
Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers (GA) 86.84 three stars
Children's Literacy Initiative (PA) 89.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mothers' Club Family Learning Center
980 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
tel: (626) 792-2687
EIN: 23-7275324

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Board Leadership

Judith Brown
President

CEO

Hector LaFarga, Jr.
Executive Director

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