Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

NYC Outward Bound Schools

Transforming Schools, Changing Lives

four stars

92.77

29-46 Northern Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101
tel: (718) 706-9900   Web Site
EIN: 13-3471084

Board Leadership
Gifford Miller
Chair

CEO
Richard Stopol
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.77 four stars
  Financial 92.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

NYC Outward Bound Schools transforms schools and changes lives by bringing out the best in New York City's students, teachers and school leaders. We operate a citywide network of public schools in partnership with the City's Department of Education, which primarily target students from underserved neighborhoods. Our educational approach delivers rigor through active, real-world learning, develops character skills, inspires students to serve their communities, and instills in them the grit to overcome challenges. Our graduates succeed in more than just college and careers - they're active citizens who make their communities better for all.

To further extend our impact, we provide a robust set of supports to the students and alumni of our network schools via our To & Through College initiative. We also reach schools outside of our network through our Adventure & Team Building programs and the targeted professional development we offer teachers through our Associate Schools work.

NYC Outward Bound Schools transforms schools and changes lives by bringing out the best in New York City's students, teachers and school leaders. We operate a citywide network of public schools in partnership with the City's Department of Education, which primarily target students from underserved neighborhoods. Our educational approach delivers rigor through active, real-world learning, develops character skills, inspires students to serve their communities, and instills in them the grit to overcome challenges. Our graduates succeed in more than just college and careers - they're active citizens who make their communities better for all.

To further extend our impact, we provide a robust set of supports to the students and alumni of our network schools via our To & Through College initiative. We also reach schools outside of our network through our Adventure & Team Building programs and the targeted professional development we offer teachers through our Associate Schools work.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of students enrolled
5,722
Percent of students graduating high school on-time
88
Percent of graduates accepted to college
98
Percent of students persisting from freshman to sophomore year in college
83
This impact information is current as of March 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

four stars

92.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.83
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NYC Outward Bound Schools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NYC Outward Bound Schools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,698,622
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,496,102
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,194,724
   Program Service Revenue $2,975,205
Total Primary Revenue $6,169,929
   Other Revenue $174,901
TOTAL REVENUE $6,344,830
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,618,813
   Administrative Expenses $386,833
   Fundraising Expenses $636,770
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,642,416
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-297,586
   
Net Assets $11,844,845

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$202,197 3.04% Richard Stopol President & CEO

Mission

NYC Outward Bound Schools transforms schools and changes lives by bringing out the best in New York City's students, teachers and school leaders. We operate a citywide network of public schools in partnership with the City's Department of Education, which primarily target students from underserved neighborhoods. Our educational approach delivers rigor through active, real-world learning, develops character skills, inspires students to serve their communities, and instills in them the grit to overcome challenges. Our graduates succeed in more than just college and careers - they're active citizens who make their communities better for all.

To further extend our impact, we provide a robust set of supports to the students and alumni of our network schools via our To & Through College initiative. We also reach schools outside of our network through our Adventure & Team Building programs and the targeted professional development we offer teachers through our Associate Schools work.

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Charity Contact Info

NYC Outward Bound Schools
29-46 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
tel: (718) 706-9900
fax: (718) 433-0500
EIN: 13-3471084

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Board Leadership

Gifford Miller
Chair

CEO

Richard Stopol
President & CEO