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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
East Harlem Tutorial Program

A BBB Accredited charity


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East Harlem Tutorial Program
2050 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10029
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Year, State Incorporated:
1958, New York
East Harlem Scholars Academy
Stated Purpose:
" As a vital East Harlem education and enrichment center, East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) works with students from early childhood through adulthood to prepare them with the academic skills, strength of character, and social and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, to lead in their communities and to realize their best possible selves. EHTP programs address two major needs in East Harlem: 1) the need for improved access to quality educational resources that are not available in public schools; and 2) the need for structured after-school activities to keep youth safe and healthy. "

Evaluation Conclusions

East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


EHTP takes a comprehensive approach to youth development: the organization focuses on lending intensive academics support, building character and social skills, and increasing family involvement in learning. Students in grades K-12 participate in 3 hours program instruction after school achieving an annual attendance rate of no less than 75%. To encourage active minds and bodies during the summer months, a five-week summer program is mandatory for all of our students, adding an additional 160 program hours to the 375 hours each student will complete over the school year. Elementary Program EHTP's OST Elementary Program serves 250 students in grades K-5 University Program (EHTP-UP) EHTP's OST University Program (EHTP-UP) is a dynamic college readiness program serving 100 middle school and 115 high school students, and approximately 40 college scholars.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Jeffrey Ginsburg, CEO
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Joan Solotar
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Senior Managing Director / The Blackstone Group
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*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 10.1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,923,252, 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.


The following information is based on EHTP's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Individual contributions


Special events, net


Foundation contributions


Government grants


Corporate contributions


Other contributions




Total Income


Program Expenses  

Elementary school


High school


Middle school


Adult literacy/New initiatives

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative 10% 
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Beginning net assets $7,256,878
Ending net assets 7,753,279
Total liabilities 472,860

Total assets


$62,595 = Net realized and unrealized (loss) gains on investments ($8,534),
Interest and dividends ($64,871), and
Investment Management fee


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