Human Services : Social Services

Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison

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

three stars

86.38

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 86.38 three stars
  Financial 82.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

82.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth -18.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,221,935
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $170,215
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,392,150
   Program Service Revenue $18,097
Total Primary Revenue $2,410,247
   Other Revenue $179,750
TOTAL REVENUE $2,589,997
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,227,641
   Administrative Expenses $195,078
   Fundraising Expenses $389,614
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,812,333
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $777,664
   
Net Assets $2,435,943

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,449 7.58% Sean Pica Executive Director

Mission

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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Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (NY) 86.38 three 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