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HARLEM JUNIOR TENNIS AND EDUCATION PROGRAM INC

We build champions in tennis and in life.

aka HJTEP   |   New York, NY   |  www.hjtep.org

Mission

TO DEVELOP CHAMPION IN TENNIS, EDUCATION AND WELLNESS. BRINGING TENNIS TO YOUTH FROM HIGH RISK, LOW INCOME INNER-CITY NEIGHBORHOODS AND OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELF-DEVELOPMENT, WHILE HIGHLIGHTING EDUCATION AND A POSITIVE CODE OF BEHAVIOR

Notes from the nonprofit

We continue to strive to being our very best and upgrading our approach to running our program, being compliant and supporting in all ways. Safe Sport Play is critical to providing a safe environment and we pride ourselves on providing a safe haven for our youth and families.

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Ms. Katrina Adams

Director of Tennis Programming

Simone Spigner

Main address

40 W 143rd St

New York, NY 10037 USA

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EIN

13-3076419

NTEE code info

Tennis and Racquet Sports Clubs/Leagues (N66)

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Programs and results

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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?

Tennis, Education and Wellness

HJTEP accepts ages 6 -18 years at any stage of development from first introduction to the game through advanced levels of play. Aspiring student-athletes advance through the tennis program by progressing though each level of play: Grassroots I & II; Futures & Intermediate; High Performance I & II, with the ultimate goal to be selected into The Tournament Team where they will have attained both high standards of play as well as high academic achievement.
At HJTEP, our goal is to provide the resources that inspire student agency, support the development of executive functioning skills, and create an environment where excellence in personal wellness, and tennis are an achievable reality for all. We help move the coping needle a little farther along every day – ultimately, building individualized success for every child.
Our goals are to help kids maintain a healthy weight, get good grades in school, enhance self-esteem and develop a lifelong passion for staying healthy.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Awards

Chapter of the Year 2006

NJTL Eastern Section

Affiliations & memberships

NJTL 2003

PTR Certified 2001

USPTA Certified 2001

Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

1. To create the "whole child" which includes excelling on and off the court. Education is key-Tennis is the pathway.

2. Create a positive & safe environment for all participants.

3. To teach health & wellness best practices in lowering the growing number of youth facing childhood obesity.

4. Tennis teaches kids essential life skills, sportsmanship, self-discipline, social and emotional competence.

1. Creating a stress-free learning environment.

2. Having an "open door" policy, where we act as "Big Brother-Big Sisters" to open the line of communication.

3. Providing the best and latest resources in tennis and education. We offer our employees professional development in the field so they are knowledgeable and in tune.

4. Partnerships with other organizations that can provide services and resources i.e. Mount Sinai Hospital.

We have over 50 years of experience with youth tennis, education and life-skills. We offer our employees capacity building, professional development and overall support to ensure our long-lasting standards are met.

Accomplishments: We have accomplished creating a safe and learning environment, developing the "whole child, and keeping our graduating seniors entering college rate at a consistent rate.

Working Accomplishments: Creating a solid wellness curriculum to support our growing program.

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 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

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HARLEM JUNIOR TENNIS AND EDUCATION PROGRAM INC

Board of directors
as of 06/10/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Cinta Del Monaco Kemp


Board co-chair

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Board leadership practices

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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? Yes
  • 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 6/10/2023

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/10/2023

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
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.