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Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison

Providing college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women

four stars

93.91

P.O. Box 862 Ossining, NY 10562
tel: (914) 941-0794   Web Site
EIN: 13-4132348

Board Leadership
Christian French
President

CEO
Sean Pica
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women to help them make a positive impact on their own lives, their families and communities, resulting in lower rates of recidivism, incarceration and poverty. Hudson Link was founded in 1998, at a time where New York state and federal funding for college education in prisons ceased. The abrupt loss of a college program had a devastating effect on prison morale. As a result, inmates at Sing Sing Correctional Facility reached out to religious and academic volunteers for assistance, which received their immediate response. Today, Hudson Link provides college preparatory and college degree granting program in 6 New York State Correctional Facilities, partnering with Columbia University and Mercy, Nyack, SUNY Ulster, SUNY Sullivan, Siena and Vassar Colleges.

Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women to help them make a positive impact on their own lives, their families and communities, resulting in lower rates of recidivism, incarceration and poverty. Hudson Link was founded in 1998, at a time where New York state and federal funding for college education in prisons ceased. The abrupt loss of a college program had a devastating effect on prison morale. As a result, inmates at Sing Sing Correctional Facility reached out to religious and academic volunteers for assistance, which received their immediate response. Today, Hudson Link provides college preparatory and college degree granting program in 6 New York State Correctional Facilities, partnering with Columbia University and Mercy, Nyack, SUNY Ulster, SUNY Sullivan, Siena and Vassar Colleges.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
92.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 16.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (NY) 93.91 four stars
Center for Economic Progress (IL) 86.19 three stars
GraceWorks Ministries (TN) 96.46 four stars
Crisis Assistance Ministry (NC) 89.39 three stars
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) (CA) 92.06 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,622,857
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $283,291
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,906,148
   Program Service Revenue $1,903
Total Primary Revenue $4,908,051
   Other Revenue $-82,324
TOTAL REVENUE $4,825,727
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,099,742
   Administrative Expenses $110,315
   Fundraising Expenses $151,537
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,361,594
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $464,133
   
Net Assets $948,706

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
College Level Courses $3,885,889 94.8%
Managing Student Transition Outside of Prison System $213,853 5.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 93.91 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 88.96 three stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 87.86 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 74.66 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 72.74 two stars
2013-12 05/11/2015 85.34 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 13-4132348
Name in IRS Master File HUDSON LINK FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN PRISON INC
NTEE Code B11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 March, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$117,333 2.69% Sean Pica Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (NY) 93.91 four stars
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Eagles Charitable Foundation (PA) 85.59 three stars
Humble Area Assistance Ministries (TX) 94.69 four stars
American Friends of Yad Eliezer (NY) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison
P.O. Box 862
Ossining, NY 10562
tel: (914) 941-0794
EIN: 13-4132348

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Board Leadership

Christian French
President

CEO

Sean Pica
Executive Director

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