Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Peace First

The power of peacemakers

two stars

77.50

25 Kingston Street 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 261-3833   Web Site
EIN: 04-3323467

Board Leadership
Anousheh Ansari
Board Chair

CEO
Eric Dawson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.50 two stars
  Financial 77.02 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Peace First teaches young people the critical skills of peacemaking - the social-emotional skills of cooperation, communication, conflict resolution, and empathy as well as the core tools for civic engagement - as a core part of their school day, alongside reading and math. The heart of our program is a Pre-K-8 curriculum integrated weekly into the academic frameworks of the school, taught by AmeriCorps members in partnership with the classroom teacher. The program begins by teaching basic communication and conflict resolution strategies through hand-on activities and then allowing students to put their peacemaking skills into action through a community service learning projects that promote civic engagement. This classroom work is supported by intense coaching with principals and lead teachers to deepen their efficacies in supporting academically and emotionally successful young people.

Peace First teaches young people the critical skills of peacemaking - the social-emotional skills of cooperation, communication, conflict resolution, and empathy as well as the core tools for civic engagement - as a core part of their school day, alongside reading and math. The heart of our program is a Pre-K-8 curriculum integrated weekly into the academic frameworks of the school, taught by AmeriCorps members in partnership with the classroom teacher. The program begins by teaching basic communication and conflict resolution strategies through hand-on activities and then allowing students to put their peacemaking skills into action through a community service learning projects that promote civic engagement. This classroom work is supported by intense coaching with principals and lead teachers to deepen their efficacies in supporting academically and emotionally successful young people.

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Financial

two stars

77.02

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 21.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 65.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Peace First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Peace First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,050,544
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,050,544
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,050,544
   Other Revenue $21,494
TOTAL REVENUE $2,072,038
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,931,256
   Administrative Expenses $293,569
   Fundraising Expenses $146,528
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,371,353
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-299,315
   
Net Assets $378,147

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$170,412 7.18% Eric D. Dawson Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$171,884 7.24% Bobby Jones Chief Marketing Officer

Mission

Peace First teaches young people the critical skills of peacemaking - the social-emotional skills of cooperation, communication, conflict resolution, and empathy as well as the core tools for civic engagement - as a core part of their school day, alongside reading and math. The heart of our program is a Pre-K-8 curriculum integrated weekly into the academic frameworks of the school, taught by AmeriCorps members in partnership with the classroom teacher. The program begins by teaching basic communication and conflict resolution strategies through hand-on activities and then allowing students to put their peacemaking skills into action through a community service learning projects that promote civic engagement. This classroom work is supported by intense coaching with principals and lead teachers to deepen their efficacies in supporting academically and emotionally successful young people.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Peace First (MA) 77.50 two stars
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Boys and Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor (CA) 87.65 three stars
Youth & Opportunity United (IL) 90.00 four stars
100 Black Men of America (GA) 88.12 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Peace First
25 Kingston Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 261-3833
EIN: 04-3323467

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Board Leadership

Anousheh Ansari
Board Chair

CEO

Eric Dawson
President