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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

826LA

A Non-Profit Writing and Tutoring Organization

three stars

84.63

1714 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026
tel: (213) 413-3388   Web Site
EIN: 38-3722092

Board Leadership
Jodie Evans
President

CEO
Joel Arquillos
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.63 three stars
  Financial 87.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind, we provide after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their individual voice.

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind, we provide after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their individual voice.

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Financial

three stars

87.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
73.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.63
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by 826LA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by 826LA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
826LA (CA) 84.63 three stars
826 Valencia (CA) 95.72 four stars
Global Kids (NY) 92.92 four stars
Big Thought (TX) 87.13 three stars
HEAF (NY) 93.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,010,871
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $527,139
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $112,400
Total Contributions $1,650,410
   Program Service Revenue $128,875
Total Primary Revenue $1,779,285
   Other Revenue $68,429
TOTAL REVENUE $1,847,714
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,307,627
   Administrative Expenses $258,162
   Fundraising Expenses $297,804
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,863,593
   
Payments to Affiliates $60,000
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-15,879
   
Net Assets $2,680,444

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
Tutoring $461,405 35.3%
In-School Support $366,342 28.0%
Workshops $257,511 19.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 84.63 three stars
2018-06 11/01/2020 86.21 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 38-3722092
Name in IRS Master File 826LA
NTEE Code B80
NTEE Classification Student Services, Organizations of Students
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational 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, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,119 6.28% Joel Arquillos Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
826LA (CA) 84.63 three stars
REACH Prep (CT) 95.05 four stars
The TEAK Fellowship (NY) 96.04 four stars
PeaceJam (CO) 91.91 four stars
Bright Prospect (CA) 91.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

826LA
1714 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
tel: (213) 413-3388
EIN: 38-3722092

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Board Leadership

Jodie Evans
President

CEO

Joel Arquillos
Executive Director

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