Ort America Inc

New York, NY   |  ORTAMERICA.ORG

Mission

THE ADVANCEMENT OF JEWISH AND OTHER PEOPLE THROUGH TRAINING AND EDUCATION BY FUNDRAISING FOR AND BUILDING AWARENESS OF THE GLOBAL ORT PROGRAMS, INCLUDING ORT SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES.

Ruling year info

1970

Principal Officer

BARBARA BIRCH

Main address

75 Maiden Ln Fl 10

New York, NY 10038

EIN

13-5562424

NTEE code info

Vocational Technical (B30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

ORT AMERICA PROVIDES FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE ORT NETWORK OF SCHOOLS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS IN 38 COUNTRIES WITH ALMOST FOUR MILLION GRADUATES TO DATE. THE CUTTING-EDGE EDUCATION ACQUIRED AT ORT SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS PROVIDE MARKETABLE SKILLS THAT ENABLE OVER $300,000 STUDENTS AND BENEFICIARIES ANNUALLY TO ATTAIN SUCCESSFUL CAREERS, BECOME COMMUNITY LEADERS AND LIVE INDEPENDENTLY. AMONG THE RECIPIENTS OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM ORT AMERICA ARE THE ORT PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDED LOS ANGELES ORT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (LA), AND THE JEWISH VOCATIONAL SERVICES CENTER OF DETROIT, EACH OF WHICH HAVE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS ORIENTED TOWARD JOB PLACEMENT IN THEIR CHOSEN FIELD. OVERSEA PROGRAMS THAT ORT AMERICA PROVIDES FUNDING TO INCLUDE KADIMA MADA (SCIENCE JOURNEY), WHICH IS AN INITIATIVE OF THE GLOBAL ORT PROGRAM THAT FOCUSES ON STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH) INSTRUCTION AND THE ISRAEL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION TO ELEVATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION OF LOW-INCOME ISRAELI MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS AS A MEANS OF ENHANCING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE STUDENTS SERVED. ORT'S LATIN AMERICA PROGRAM IS ANOTHER KEY RECIPIENT OF FUNDING, ASSURING THAT JEWISH AND OTHER STUDENTS IN ARGENTINA, MEXICO, URUGUAY, AND ELSEWHERE RECEIVE A CUTTING-EDGE EDUCATION LEADING TO MEANINGFUL CAREERS. ANOTHER PRIMARY RECIPIENT OF ORT AMERICA FUNDING IS THE ORT PROGRAM IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION AND BALTIC STATES. OVER ROUGHLY TWENTY YEARS, ORT HAS BUILT A NETWORK OF SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS CURRENTLY SERVING 27,000 STUDENTS ACROSS TEN TIME ZONES.

Expenses
$6,725,615
Revenue
$0

SUPPORT OF THE GLOBAL ORT PROGRAM RELIES ON AN ACTIVE, KNOWLEDGEABLE, AND MOTIVATED LEADERSHIP AND MEMBERSHIP BASE. THIS, IN TURN, NECESSITATES A SUSTAINABLE STRUCTURE FOR OUTREACH, AS WELL AS LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND NEXT GENERATION INITIATIVES. ORT AMERICAS MEMBERSHIP BASE INCLUDES SUPPORTERS FROM BOTH OF ITS PREDECESSOR ORGANIZATIONS, AMERICAN ORT AND WOMENS AMERICAN ORT.

Expenses
$4,312,846
Revenue
$0

COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF ORT AMERICAS GOAL OF EDUCATING THE OVERALL COMMUNITY ABOUT ORTS GLOBAL PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS PROMOTING ORTS VALUES, THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS, WHICH IN TURN IMPACTS COMMUNITIES, AND IMPROVES THE WORLD.

Expenses
$704,011
Revenue
$0

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