PLATINUM2023

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

aka SEO   |   New York, NY   |  www.seo-usa.org

Mission

Since 1963, SEO has been an innovator in education, mentorship, peer-to-peer support, the delivery of excellence, and the leveraging of diverse networks and communities to turn untapped potential into newfound greatness, resulting in a more equitable society. Our mission is to create a more equitable society by closing the academic and career opportunity gap for motivated young people from underserved and/or historically excluded communities. Each year, SEO programs serve more than 6,000 young people across America.

Ruling year info

1965

President & CEO

Mr. William A. Goodloe

Main address

55 Exchange Place Suite 601

New York, NY 10005 USA

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EIN

13-2578670

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are closing the educational and career opportunity gaps for underserved and historically excluded individuals to gain access to economic capital and ascend to positions of shared influence and power.

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?

SEO Scholars

SEO Scholars is a free, eight-year academic program that gets public high school students in New York City and San Francisco to and through college – with a 90% college graduation rate. SEO ensures that our Scholars are prepared for admission to competitive colleges and experience a rich and rewarding college education. SEO Scholars annually serves over 2,000 students from NYC public schools and over 200 students from SF Bay Area schools.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

SEO Career is the nation’s premier program for recruiting, coaching, and training high-achieving undergraduates for summer internships that lead to coveted, full-time jobs at SEO Career’s 200+ partner companies nationwide. SEO Career provides access to internships, intensive training, and coaching, for students who have been historically excluded in industries across Wall Street and Corporate America, which has historically resulted in 80% full-time offer rates. SEO Career trains over 2,000 college students each year.

Population(s) Served

SEO Alternative Investments is an industry-wide program that provides education, exposure, training, and mentorship opportunities to high-achieving professionals who have been historically excluded from the alternative investments sector. SEO annually prepares more than 300 candidates for 70+ Fellowships with 90% securing full-time jobs in the alternatives sector.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Indigenous peoples
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent

SEO Law helps future lawyers thrive in law school and excel in their careers. Through our two program initiatives, the SEO Law Fellowship and SEO Law Catalyst, aspiring, historically excluded pre-law students receive critical education, career development, and summer internships that propel them to succeed in the legal profession. SEO Law Fellows have become successful lawyers, advocates, business leaders, and politicians. Each year, SEO Law selects 180+ Law Fellows, who are hosted by 46 SEO partner law firms in 17 cities.

Population(s) Served

SEO Leadership Institute provides ongoing development for SEO alumni, customized for each stage of their career. There are three distinct features to the Leadership Institute: making connections, professional and personal development, and civic engagement. Our Leadership Institute develops our alumni into the leaders who will realize SEO’s mission of creating a more equitable society.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Indigenous peoples
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
Young adults
Indigenous peoples
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
Young adults
Indigenous peoples
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent

The SEO Tech Developer is an intensive, free summer immersion program that propels Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native American Computer Science and Engineering college sophomores to the next level.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 4 Stars 2020

Charity Navigator 100 Perfect 2017

Charity Navigator 4 Stars 2011

Charity Navigator 4 Stars 2012

Charity Navigator 4 Stars 2013

Charity Navigator 4 Stars 2014

Charity Navigator 4 Stars 2015

Charity Navigator 4 Stars 2016

Charity Navigator 4 Stars 2017

Charity Navigator 4 Stars 2018

Charity Navigator 4 Stars 2019

Charity Navigator 4 Stars 2021

Charity Navigator 4 Stars 2022

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 high school graduates who are persisting in college

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

SEO Scholars

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of scholars who earn a Bachelor's degree

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

SEO Scholars

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of scholars who graduate from four year colleges and university within six years

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

SEO Scholars

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients placed in internships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

SEO Career

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants who felt that they have been provided with a range of options for future employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of high school seniors who graduate from high school on time

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Young adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

SEO Scholars

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

SEO aims to:

1. Build a model to close the national educational and career opportunity gaps.

2. Accelerate inclusion across corporate America, especially in top wealth-creating industries.

3. Create opportunities for participants to gain access to economic capital and ascend to positions of influence and power.

4. Increase operational effectiveness to maximize our capabilities and resources and prepare SEO to evolve and grow.

1. Create a plan for the national expansion of the SEO Scholars program.

2. Increase the number of internships and entry-level placements.

3. Increase the number of Scholars who are attending college and graduating college with career readiness, by piloting programs for rising juniors and seniors.

4. Drive access to and diversity within the tech industry by closing the preparation gap through SEO Tech Developer.

5. Drive mobility, advancement, wealth creation, and positive engagement with civic society through SEO Leadership Institute.

6. Explore PE-funded HBCU-SEO Initiative to prepare Black college students for entry-level finance roles.

We have a growing staff of 195 full- and part-time professionals dedicated to the success of each participant and growing our programs to meet emerging needs.

SEO Scholars has relationships with 100+ high schools in New York, San Francisco, and North Carolina and serves more than 1,000 high school students and 1,100 college students annually.

SEO Career has 200+ corporate partnerships and places 900+ students in internships.

SEO Tech Developer has 10 partnerships with leading tech companies, providing technical training and internship preparedness to 90+ college sophomores majoring in computer science and engineering.

SEO Alternative Investments has increased partnerships to include 70+ firms and hosts an annual conference to provide access and career development for professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments sector.

SEO Law has 45+ partnerships with leading law firms, placing 195 law Fellows and engaging 45 pre-law students in law school preparedness.

The SEO Leadership Institute engages more than 13,000 alumni in making connections, professional and personal development, and civic engagement.

Nearly 100% of SEO Scholars are accepted to four-year colleges, with 80% being first-generation college graduates. 80% of current SEO Scholars are attending colleges and universities in a top-100 U.S. News & World report. Scholars have a 90% college graduation rate.

Approximately 80% of SEO Career Interns receive full-time job offers from 200+ SEO Career partners upon completion of their internships. In 2023, SEO Career had 900+ internship placements.

In 2023, SEO Tech Developer grew the team from two to four full-time staff members to better support the increasing cohort of students, which went from 80 to 90+ and aims to fill 125 seats for the 2024 cohort.

The SEO Law Fellowship program has an impressive network of more than 1,800+ SEO Law alumni, who have gone on to work as Chief Legal Officers, U.S. District Attorneys, Deputy/Assistant Attorneys General, U.S. District Court Judges, and U.S. Cabinet/Congress Members. The Law Fellowship program has realized a 75% increase in participants in the last five years.

Working closely with 70+ leading firms in the alternatives industry, SEO Alternate Investments educates, develops, and provides access to professionals who are historically excluded from the alternative investments sector.

The SEO Leadership Institute provides ongoing development to alumni, customized for each stage of their career. There are three distinct parts to the Institute: making connections, professional and personal development, and civic engagement. SEO has more than 13,000 alumni in the United States.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

Board of directors
as of 10/16/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Henry R. Kravis

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &Co.

Term: 2014 -

Walter K Booker

MarketCounsel

Amy Ellis

Morgan Stanley

Gilbert A Garcia

Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P.

William A Goodloe

SEO

Carla A Harris

Morgan Stanley

Maybel Marte

BlackRock

Ramsey Smith

ALEX.fyi

Edward Tam

HPS Investment Partners, LLC

Michael M Osheowitz

Edwin Gould Foundation

Frank A Baker

Siris Capital Group, LLC

Hara H Amdemariam

Lazard

Mark Bieler

Mark Bieler & Associates

John P Civantos

Avance Investment Management

Ninon B Marapachi

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Kenneth B Mehlman

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Verdun S Perry

Blackstone Strategic Partners

Milton Berlinski

Reverence Capital Partners

Orlando Bravo

Thoma Bravo

Maya Chorengel

The Rise Fund

Hythem T El-Nazer

TA Associates

Nic Humphries

Hg Capital

Chris Lee

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Kammy Moalemzadeh

Arcadia Investment Partners, LLC

Joseph J Plumeri II

SELECTA Group AG

Oscar Salazar

Ogon, LLC

Julian C Salisbury

Goldman Sachs

Keith H Wofford

White & Case LLC

Kathryn Wylde

Partnership for New York City

Deborah L Harmon

Artemis Real Estate Partners

Eric J Lee

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Menna M. Samaha

Madison Avenue Partners, LP

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • 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 10/10/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/12/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.