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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Youth Empowerment Project

Providing intensive case management, mentoring and educational services to at-risk New Orleans youth

three stars

87.43

1600 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70113
tel: (504) 522-1316   Web Site
EIN: 42-1633060

Board Leadership
Chris Lebato
President

CEO
Melissa Sawyer
Co-Founder and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.43 three stars
  Financial 90.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2004, the mission of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is to provide intensive case management, mentoring and educational services to at-risk New Orleans youth. We will strengthen each young person's capacity to successfully connect with his or her family and community and lay the foundation for a healthy transition to adulthood. Since its inception, YEP has earned local and statewide recognition for being at the cutting edge of progressive programs for at-risk youth. We started as the first-of-its-kind re-entry program for juvenile offenders in Louisiana and now we are the region's most comprehensive and established agency working with at-risk, court-involved and out-of-school youth.

Founded in 2004, the mission of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is to provide intensive case management, mentoring and educational services to at-risk New Orleans youth. We will strengthen each young person's capacity to successfully connect with his or her family and community and lay the foundation for a healthy transition to adulthood. Since its inception, YEP has earned local and statewide recognition for being at the cutting edge of progressive programs for at-risk youth. We started as the first-of-its-kind re-entry program for juvenile offenders in Louisiana and now we are the region's most comprehensive and established agency working with at-risk, court-involved and out-of-school youth.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2016
Number of participants engaged in programs
1,201
Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED
33
Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive relationships
92
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Financial

four stars

90.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth 17.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth Empowerment Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth Empowerment Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Empowerment Project (LA) 87.43 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County (WA) 94.65 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Montana Council (MT) 92.74 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council (TN) 85.86 three stars
Tiger Woods Foundation (CA) 91.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,569,719
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $148,105
Total Contributions $3,717,824
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,717,824
   Other Revenue $72,840
TOTAL REVENUE $3,790,664
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,511,955
   Administrative Expenses $481,111
   Fundraising Expenses $242,760
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,235,826
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $554,838
   
Net Assets $3,016,996

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 87.43 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 84.06 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 86.13 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 85.58 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 42-1633060
Name in IRS Master File YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
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 February, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$100,000 3.09% Melissa Sawyer Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Empowerment Project (LA) 87.43 three stars
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Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club (NY) 94.11 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Youth Empowerment Project
1600 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113
tel: (504) 522-1316
EIN: 42-1633060

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Board Leadership

Chris Lebato
President

CEO

Melissa Sawyer
Co-Founder and Executive Director

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