Young Adult Institute, Inc.

Seeing beyond disability.

aka YAI   |   New York, NY   |  https://www.yai.org

Mission

YAI believes in seeing beyond disability. We are driven by our mission of living, loving, working, and learning. Our person-centered approach positions us to empower the people we support to reach their goals, both big and small, every day. YAI has grown into one of New York State’s largest social services nonprofits. Our staff of 4,000 provides supports and services to thousands of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.

Ruling year info

1965

Chief Executive Officer

George Contos J.D., CAP

Main address

220 East 42nd Street 8th Floor

New York, NY 10017 USA

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EIN

11-2030172

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Health Support Services (E60)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Employment Services

Employment services provide job skills training, resume writing, interview preparation, application help, intensive job coaching, and follow along support to people with I/DD who wish to obtain and maintain competitive employment.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Manhattan Star Academy - Manhattan Star Academy is a school for 5- to 12-year-olds, driven by the belief that every child has the capacity to learn, grow, and contribute.

iHOPE - The International Academy of Hope serves children, adolescents, and young adults from ages 5 to 21 years, who have sustained acquired brain injuries or other brain-based disorders and who cannot be served in their local school systems.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Premier HealthCare offers primary care and specialty outpatient services to patients who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. At our five New York City locations, we offer outpatient healthcare services that include primary care, dentistry, pediatrics, psychiatry, podiatry, neurology, and ophthalmology.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Family services include respite, crisis intervention, recreation, and socialization services for families of children and adults with disabilities living at home.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Specialists provide individualized skills training in the home and the community. We focus on a person's strengths and critical skills for development, including building skills and independence in the areas of self-care, social skills, money management, safety, household tasks, participating in local activities, and job success.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

The emphasis of day habilitation is participation in the larger community. Our services include tutoring to help improve basic academic skills and volunteering, among other activities. Participants have daily opportunities to develop skills, including safe travel using public transportation and community integration.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Residential services are offered to people in need of group homes and supportive apartments. YAI’s individualized residential alternatives (IRAs) provide varying levels of staff support and supervision. Supervised IRAs offer 24-hour staff presence and supportive IRAs offer need-based supports and services to people who are able to live more independently.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

LINK, YAI’s information and referral service, provides the latest information on programs that make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. LINK can be contacted by phone at 212.273.6182 or [email protected]

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

YAI offers social opportunities and events across all age ranges and locations. Travel opportunities for adults with I/DD include weekend trips and extended vacations with domestic and international destinations. YAI also offers an award-winning inclusive camping experience in the Catskills to children and teens with developmental and learning disabilities, ages 8 and up.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of training workshops

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Increasing

Number of people supported in programs

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Increasing

Number of patients served

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Holding steady

Number of day hab participants

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Increasing

Number of volunteers

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Increasing

Number of phone calls/inquiries

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Decreasing

Number of unique website visitors

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Holding steady

Number of Facebook followers

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Increasing

Number of website pageviews

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Holding steady

Number of people in employment program

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Increasing

Number of children who have access to education

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Increasing

Number of clients in residential care

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Increasing

Number of campers enrolled

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Increasing

Online donors for Central Park Challenge, YAI’s largest fundraising event

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Holding steady

Context Notes

As our largest fundraiser and community event, Central Park Challenge raises crucial funds for YAI's most important activities and supportive services.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

These seven goals are detailed in YAI’s Strategic Plan for 2018-2020. By implementing these goals, YAI is positioning itself to be an exceptionally important asset in the world of managed care and value-based performance.
- Goal 1 - Obtain an A+ report card for quality in a value-based environment
- Goal 2 - Improve the recruitment, retention, and satisfaction of our workforce
- Goal 3 - Lessen YAI’s dependence on current funding
- Goal 4 - Enhance YAI’s ability to advocate on I/DD issues
- Goal 5 - Enhance the reputation and expand the public’s awareness of YAI
- Goal 6 - Establish YAI as a technology leader and innovator in the I/DD field
- Goal 7- Offer a comprehensive range of services in preparation for managed care

YAI provides innovative services to enhance the lives of people in the I/DD community. Our hundreds of person-centered programs serve people of all ages and include newborn and early childhood assessments; schools; housing; day programs; job coaching and placement; primary, specialty, and behavioral healthcare; crisis intervention; arts and culture programs and workshops; summer camp, socialization programs, and recreational opportunities; and hospice.

As the I/DD field navigates the new world of CCOs and managed care, YAI has been flexible and responsive to the call for new service models and payment structures. YAI’s commitment to realizing its goals represents our promise to the people we support and their families that, no matter what, we will continue to provide services of the highest caliber that are built around our mission of creating opportunities for living, loving, working, and learning.

Today, YAI has a team of more than 4,000 employees who support more than 20,000 people in the I/DD community each year. Operating throughout Downstate New York and Northern New Jersey, YAI now offers more than 300 programs for people of all ages.

Internationally, our activity is steadily increasing. We will continue to leverage YAI’s consultative status with the United Nations to help others understand our person-centered approach to seeing beyond disability. We intend to continue to evolve in ways that enable us to offer the most innovative services possible to people of all abilities, across the globe.

Financials

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Operations

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Young Adult Institute, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeffery Mordos

David Stafford

McGraw-Hill Education

Kevin Hogan

Experience Guidance

Jeffrey Lieberman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Eliot Green

Lewis Lindenberg

Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP

Holly MacDonald

Bessemer Trust

Alina Ramos

Richard Rosenbaum

Aquiline Capital Partners, LLC

John Rufer

Glatt, Maney, Kling & Rufer, PC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/1/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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