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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Youth Communication/New York Center

A BBB Accredited charity

 


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
07/2015
Name:
Youth Communication/New York Center
Address:
224 West 29th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone:
212-279-0708
Year, State Incorporated:
1980, Delaware
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Helps marginalized youth develop their full potential through reading and writing, so that they can succeed in school and at work and contribute to their communities. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Youth Communication/New York Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Youth Communication/New York Center encourages teens and adults to use its publications to stimulate reading, writing, discussion, and reflection. The organization trains teenagers in journalism and other related skills, and also publishes magazines, books, and other materials written and illustrated by young people. In addition, Youth Communication offers workshops and curricula for educators who wish to replicate the organization's methods of teaching, writing, and producing publications.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Keith Hefner, CEO
Compensation*:
$92,835
Chair of the Board:
Mr. William Josephson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Fried Frank Harris Shriver and Jacobson, Retired Partner
Board Size:
12
Paid Staff Size:
14



*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 15.8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $947,792, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)




Tax Status
 

              
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Foundations

$780,423

Individuals

145,869

Book Income and Royalty

140,406

Contract Services

57,568

Subscriptions

18,222

In Kind Contributions

14,000

Governments

5,000

Interest

4,040

Other income

3,539

Corporation Contributions

2,500

Advertising

175

Total Income

$1,171,742

Program Expenses  

Peer Education

$513,222

Literacy Training

395,751

Family Education

86,248
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

995,221
149,371
138,205

$1,282,797

$(111,055)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative 11% 
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Beginning net assets $1,805,822
Ending net assets 1,694,767
Total liabilities 22,426

Total assets

$1,717,193






 

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