Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Friends of Island Academy

Rebuilding young lives

three stars

88.29

127 West 127th Street Suite 127
New York, NY 10027
tel: (212) 760-0755   Web Site
EIN: 13-3576756

Board Leadership
Jamaal Thomas
Chair

CEO
Christine Pahigian
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.29 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Friends was founded in 1990 at the alternative high school on Rikers Island - known then as Island Academy. Rooted in collaboration between committed education and social service staff, we sought to address the recidivism rates, untapped potential, and minority over-representation among adolescents who attended school on Rikers Island. Our services have broadened over time, but our core mission remains the same. Adolescents as young as 16 are prosecuted as adults in New York's criminal justice system. About 800 per year attend school while they are serving sentences in jail, and they represent the pool in which we focus our efforts.
Ten years ago, we expanded our services in order to break intergenerational cycles of incarceration by providing support to fathers. Our Friends 2 Fathers program provides services to noncustodial fathers in order to improve parenting skills, address domestic violence and anger management issues, and facilitate employment and child support.

Friends was founded in 1990 at the alternative high school on Rikers Island - known then as Island Academy. Rooted in collaboration between committed education and social service staff, we sought to address the recidivism rates, untapped potential, and minority over-representation among adolescents who attended school on Rikers Island. Our services have broadened over time, but our core mission remains the same. Adolescents as young as 16 are prosecuted as adults in New York's criminal justice system. About 800 per year attend school while they are serving sentences in jail, and they represent the pool in which we focus our efforts.
Ten years ago, we expanded our services in order to break intergenerational cycles of incarceration by providing support to fathers. Our Friends 2 Fathers program provides services to noncustodial fathers in order to improve parenting skills, address domestic violence and anger management issues, and facilitate employment and child support.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.06
  Program Expenses Growth 73.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 81.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Island Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Island Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $717,557
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,130,351
Total Contributions $8,847,908
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,847,908
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $8,847,908
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,605,733
   Administrative Expenses $969,818
   Fundraising Expenses $86,651
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,662,202
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $185,706
   
Net Assets $436,086

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,136 1.64% Christine Pahigian Executive Director

Mission

Friends was founded in 1990 at the alternative high school on Rikers Island - known then as Island Academy. Rooted in collaboration between committed education and social service staff, we sought to address the recidivism rates, untapped potential, and minority over-representation among adolescents who attended school on Rikers Island. Our services have broadened over time, but our core mission remains the same. Adolescents as young as 16 are prosecuted as adults in New York's criminal justice system. About 800 per year attend school while they are serving sentences in jail, and they represent the pool in which we focus our efforts.
Ten years ago, we expanded our services in order to break intergenerational cycles of incarceration by providing support to fathers. Our Friends 2 Fathers program provides services to noncustodial fathers in order to improve parenting skills, address domestic violence and anger management issues, and facilitate employment and child support.

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Island Academy
127 West 127th Street
Suite 127
New York, NY 10027
tel: (212) 760-0755
fax: (212) 760-0756
EIN: 13-3576756

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Board Leadership

Jamaal Thomas
Chair

CEO

Christine Pahigian
Executive Director