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Families Forward Learning Center

A Two-Generation Learning Program

four stars

92.80

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

Board Leadership
Judith Brown & Nancy Carlton
Co-Chairs

CEO
Elva D. Sandoval
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.80 four stars
  Financial 90.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

four stars

90.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.21
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Families Forward Learning Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Families Forward Learning Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Families Forward Learning Center (CA) 92.80 four stars
Small Steps Nurturing Center (TX) 89.90 three stars
Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers (GA) 88.07 three stars
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 89.58 three stars
Reach Out and Read, Inc. (MA) 85.88 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $731,351
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $608,037
Total Contributions $1,339,388
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,339,388
   Other Revenue $129,511
TOTAL REVENUE $1,468,899
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,669,840
   Administrative Expenses $120,889
   Fundraising Expenses $155,422
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,946,151
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-477,252
   
Net Assets $6,325,344

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 92.80 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 87.20 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 86.88 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 89.83 three stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,950 5.70% Hector Lafarga Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Families Forward Learning Center (CA) 92.80 four stars
Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers (GA) 88.07 three stars
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 89.58 three stars
The Child and Family Network Centers (VA) 85.84 three stars
Fun Time Early Childhood Academy (FL) 89.69 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Families Forward 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 & Nancy Carlton
Co-Chairs

CEO

Elva D. Sandoval
Executive Director

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