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The HOPE Program

Work. Grow. Sustain.

three stars

85.75

One Smith Street Fourth Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (718) 852-9307   Web Site
EIN: 13-3268539

Board Leadership
Paul Neuman
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Mitchell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.75 three stars
  Financial 79.85 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The HOPE Program empowers New Yorkers living in poverty to build sustainable futures through comprehensive training, jobs, advancement and lifelong career support. We offer training for diverse careers as well as specialized programs in the food and green collar sectors. Our comprehensive approach includes digital literacy, financial access, mental health, daily meals, transportation and more.

In our over three decades of service, we have achieved results among the strongest in the industry, including a 70% job placement rate, and 90-day and one-year retention rates of 90% and 75% respectively. In the past year, our students and graduates earned $9.8 million in wages!

"HOPE reconnected me with the abilities within myself...I now have my dream job as a Kitchen Manager. But I'm not stopping there- I'm working to launch my own bread company and teach others to cook professionally. Most importantly, I want to reconnect with my children and make my mom proud." - Monica, HOPE Graduate

The HOPE Program empowers New Yorkers living in poverty to build sustainable futures through comprehensive training, jobs, advancement and lifelong career support. We offer training for diverse careers as well as specialized programs in the food and green collar sectors. Our comprehensive approach includes digital literacy, financial access, mental health, daily meals, transportation and more.

In our over three decades of service, we have achieved results among the strongest in the industry, including a 70% job placement rate, and 90-day and one-year retention rates of 90% and 75% respectively. In the past year, our students and graduates earned $9.8 million in wages!

"HOPE reconnected me with the abilities within myself...I now have my dream job as a Kitchen Manager. But I'm not stopping there- I'm working to launch my own bread company and teach others to cook professionally. Most importantly, I want to reconnect with my children and make my mom proud." - Monica, HOPE Graduate

Financial

two stars

79.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
68.0%
  Administrative Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.27
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The HOPE Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The HOPE Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The HOPE Program (NY) 85.75 three stars
MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries (MO) 88.08 three stars
STRIVE (NY) 88.95 three stars
FareStart (WA) 92.91 four stars
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (MA) 86.46 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,027,066
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $429,297
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $454,193
Total Contributions $2,910,556
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,910,556
   Other Revenue $53,502
TOTAL REVENUE $2,964,058
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,759,647
   Administrative Expenses $505,576
   Fundraising Expenses $360,686
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,625,909
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $338,149
   
Net Assets $3,481,233

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
Comprehensive Training $928,276 52.8%
Job Placement Career Advancement $675,067 38.4%
Program Analytics $156,304 8.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 03/01/2019 85.75 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2018 84.79 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 84.64 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 85.51 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.53 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/05/2016 79.94 two stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 78.49 two stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 87.13 three stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 80.87 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 80.75 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 86.16 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.06 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 90.33 four stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 96.41 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 97.01 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 94.91 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 89.67 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 90.32 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 98.29 four stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 98.25 four 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 13-3268539
Name in IRS Master File HOPE PROGRAM INC
NTEE Code J22
NTEE Classification Vocational Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 July, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$205,640 7.83% Jennifer Mitchell Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The HOPE Program (NY) 85.75 three stars
San Diego Second Chance Program (CA) 87.55 three stars
Goodwill Industries of South Central Virginia (VA) 87.21 three stars
Urban Alliance (DC) 96.46 four stars
Jobs for the Future (MA) 91.35 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The HOPE Program
One Smith Street
Fourth Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (718) 852-9307
fax: (718) 852-9681
EIN: 13-3268539

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Board Leadership

Paul Neuman
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Mitchell
Executive Director

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