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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boston Scores

Strong Body. Strong Mind. Strong Me.

three stars

88.61

29 Germania Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
tel: (617) 472-6737   Web Site
EIN: 04-3482756

Board Leadership
David Chang
Board Chair

CEO
John Maconga
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.61 three stars
  Financial 88.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Boston Scores aims to provide urban youth with team-based education programs that promote health and well-being, academic engagement, and civic leadership. Our vision is for all youth to unlock their full potential - body, mind, and soul. Boston Scores partners with the Boston Public School teachers, our coach-mentors, to provide urban youth in grades K-12 with after-school soccer & enrichment programs. Students typically participate 5 days per week, including 2 days of girls and boys soccer practices, 2 days of enrichment classes (poetry or civic leadership) and a soccer game day in which teams are transported to play other BPS schools. When students enter high school, our enrichment programs add in college and job readiness workshops.

Boston Scores aims to provide urban youth with team-based education programs that promote health and well-being, academic engagement, and civic leadership. Our vision is for all youth to unlock their full potential - body, mind, and soul. Boston Scores partners with the Boston Public School teachers, our coach-mentors, to provide urban youth in grades K-12 with after-school soccer & enrichment programs. Students typically participate 5 days per week, including 2 days of girls and boys soccer practices, 2 days of enrichment classes (poetry or civic leadership) and a soccer game day in which teams are transported to play other BPS schools. When students enter high school, our enrichment programs add in college and job readiness workshops.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of students who demonstrate the desire to succeed in the academic setting
68
Number of graduates enrolled in higher learning, university, or technical/vocational training
80
Number of students with good social and leadership skills and self-discipline
32
Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed social skills (e.g., interpersonal communication, conflict resolution)
32
Percentage of students maintaining or improving their aerobic capacity
76
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.24

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Scores on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Scores on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Site visits
How is the organization using feedback?
To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
In summer 2019, we completed a two-year partnership with the Fund for Shared Insight, during which time we reached out to parents about how they think Boston Scores can improve One learning we took from this project was a widespread desire among the families of Scores students for more extensive real-time information about program updates and changes Based on this feedback, we revamped our website and social media channels to improve our communication with parents regarding game schedules, weather-related schedule changes, ?and special event details
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Scores (MA) 88.61 three stars
Fresh Youth Initiatives (NY) 98.92 four stars
Our Piece of the Pie (CT) 90.71 four stars
Boys and Girls Club of Portage County (WI) 88.89 three stars
The Center for Teen Empowerment (MA) 90.43 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,370,381
   Federated Campaigns $55,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $507,691
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $159,489
Total Contributions $2,092,561
   Program Service Revenue $115,933
Total Primary Revenue $2,208,494
   Other Revenue $-73,074
TOTAL REVENUE $2,135,420
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,241,870
   Administrative Expenses $182,701
   Fundraising Expenses $336,666
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,761,237
   
Payments to Affiliates $10,500
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $374,183
   
Net Assets $1,207,636

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
Elementary School Program $442,199 35.6%
Middle School Program $426,449 34.3%
Soccer Program $116,756 9.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 02/01/2020 88.61 three stars
2018-08 12/20/2019 84.79 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 04-3482756
Name in IRS Master File AMERICA SCORES NEW ENGLAND
NTEE Code O20
NTEE Classification Youth Centers, Clubs, Multipurpose
NTEE Type Youth Development
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 October, 2010
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$162,544 9.22% John Maconga Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Scores (MA) 88.61 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington (WA) 91.51 four stars
Girls in the Game (IL) 87.11 three stars
The Jamestown Community Center (CA) 87.33 three stars
Global Teen Challenge (GA) 89.11 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boston Scores
29 Germania Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
tel: (617) 472-6737
EIN: 04-3482756

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Board Leadership

David Chang
Board Chair

CEO

John Maconga
Executive Director

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