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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Akilah Institute for Women

Educating and empowering women

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three stars

83.35

195 Plymouth Street Suite 2/4
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (917) 719-3110   Web Site
EIN: 26-0770655

Board Leadership
Jean Mulroy
Board Chair

CEO
Elizabeth Dearborn-Hughes
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.35 three stars
  Financial 86.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Akilah Institute for Women offers a unique model of market-relevant education that enables young women to achieve economic independence and obtain leadership roles in the workplace and in society. Akilah aims to build future generations of women leaders and professionals in East Africa through the development of a network of campuses. Akilah Institute for Women attracts and welcomes bright, motivated women from diverse countries throughout the East African Region and beyond. Students from Uganda, Burundi, and Kenya have joined our Institute, and the number of international students continues to rise.

Akilah Institute for Women offers a unique model of market-relevant education that enables young women to achieve economic independence and obtain leadership roles in the workplace and in society. Akilah aims to build future generations of women leaders and professionals in East Africa through the development of a network of campuses. Akilah Institute for Women attracts and welcomes bright, motivated women from diverse countries throughout the East African Region and beyond. Students from Uganda, Burundi, and Kenya have joined our Institute, and the number of international students continues to rise.

Impact Information

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Program Name: Akilah Institute for Women
Problem

By 2035, an additional 100 million people will join Sub-Saharan Africa’s working-age population, more than the rest of the world combined. However, many young people lack the education and skills to actively participate in the region’s economic growth. This is especially true for women. In East Africa, nearly 85 percent of women still work in subsistence agriculture, living on less than $2 a day. In Rwanda, fewer than 8 percent of university-aged women enroll in higher education.

Strategy

Akilah will continue to create accessible, engaging and highly rigorous educational programs for ambitious East African women which respond to the needs of the private sector. Akilah will further strengthen career navigation skills to enable our students to launch and advance meaningful careers, while also developing a scalable model for women's education for future implementation in the region.

IF:THEN

IF students develop academic and market-relevant skills, leadership skills and career navigation skills, and apply these skills in their everyday lives,...

THEN these young women will be career ready and secure meaningful employment in their career pathways.

IF Akilah graduates secure meaningful employment in their career pathways,...

THEN these young women will achieve economic independence and obtain leadership roles in the workplace and in society.

IF graduates achieve economic independence and obtain leadership roles in the workplace and society,...

THEN Akilah Institute for Women will have made an important contribution to our ultimate vision: East African women lead productive and purposeful lives according to their own definition and invest in their families, communities, and nations.
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This impact information is current as of November 2018, when it was provided to us by Classy. Impact information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time.

Financial

three stars

86.10

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth 47.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Akilah Institute for Women on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Akilah Institute for Women on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Akilah Institute for Women (NY) 83.35 three stars
The East Harlem School at Exodus House (NY) 93.38 four stars
Beacon Academy (MA) 92.17 four stars
Gesu School (PA) 88.41 three stars
Street School (OK) 97.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,303,333
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $315,048
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,618,381
   Program Service Revenue $163,367
Total Primary Revenue $1,781,748
   Other Revenue $-87,472
TOTAL REVENUE $1,694,276
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,920,044
   Administrative Expenses $176,482
   Fundraising Expenses $297,781
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,394,307
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-700,031
   
Net Assets $1,627,793

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
Operate Akilah Institute for Women $1,920,044 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 11/01/2017 83.35 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 26-0770655
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT AKILAH INC
NTEE Code T99
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 2007
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$122,021 5.09% Karen Sherman Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Akilah Institute for Women (NY) 83.35 three stars
Nativity Academy at Saint Boniface (KY) 89.42 three stars
Open School (OR) 91.78 four stars
Bethesda Academy (GA) 86.29 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Akilah Institute for Women
195 Plymouth Street
Suite 2/4
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (917) 719-3110
EIN: 26-0770655

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Board Leadership

Jean Mulroy
Board Chair

CEO

Elizabeth Dearborn-Hughes
Chief Executive Officer

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