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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

87.86

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 87.86
  Financial 86.05
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00
This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

86.05

Accountability & Transparency

90.00

This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
92.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.16
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (NY) 87.86
Place of Forsyth County (GA) 87.25
New Hope Ministries (PA) 89.24
Neighborhood Christian Centers (TN) 86.82
Action Ministries (GA) 90.05

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,014,719
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $255,877
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,270,596
   Program Service Revenue $3,011
Total Primary Revenue $3,273,607
   Other Revenue $-54,537
TOTAL REVENUE $3,219,070
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,821,063
   Administrative Expenses $63,838
   Fundraising Expenses $185,215
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,070,116
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $148,954
   
Net Assets $484,573

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 $2,654,966 94.1%
Managing Student Transition Outside of Prison System $166,097 5.9%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 09/01/2016 87.86
2014-12 06/01/2016 74.66
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 72.74
2013-12 05/11/2015 85.34

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
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$110,000 3.58% Sean Pica Executive Director

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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (NY) 87.86
St. Vincent de Paul Center (IL) 89.47
Progressive Agriculture Foundation (AL) 93.03
Rising Tide Capital (NJ) 93.92
Christian Appalachian Project (KY) 87.44

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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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