Bound For College Inc.

Helping Underprivileged Students Reach Their Full Potential

aka Bound For College   |   Delray Beach, FL   |  www.weareboundforcollege.org

Mission

At Bound For College we recognize that college readiness is critically important for students as they apply to post-secondary institutions, and offer programming that not only cultivates the higher-order thinking skills required to endure the rigors of college, but also removes real and perceived barriers to college enrollment and success.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Shannon Solis Ph.D

Main address

1730 S Federal Hwy Ste 297

Delray Beach, FL 33483 USA

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EIN

45-4916115

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Tutoring and college preparation

Reading/English/Math/Science - ACT and SAT tutoring and test preparation.
Scholarship application assistance
College essay and application preparation support
At no cost to students

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

Tutoring classes; college tours; field trips; career exploration; group mentoring. All provided at no cost to students.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

Students are taken on college tours around the state of Florida - all trips are provided at no cost to students.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

Nonprofits First - Accreditation 2021

Awards

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

The purpose of Delray Students First is to provide tutoring to motivated students in preparation for the SAT and ACT exams. This comprehensive program includes life skills such as learning to swim, going on college tours, career planning, and educational and cultural field trips. At Delray Students First, young people are encouraged to return to Delray during their college years to volunteer and to help mentor and tutor DSF students in the summer program.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Bound For College Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Leo Ressa

Margi Greenfield

Ann Pepper

Jerilyn Walter

Jeffrey Margolis

Kelley Baum

Michael Hlatki

Raul Valero

Chip Dickson

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/10/2021

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Data
  • 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.