Progressives Educating New Yorkers Inc

aka PEN   |   New York, NY   |  www.penyr.org

Mission

To cultivate and empower disenfranchised youth to take responsibility for themselves and economic independence through character building and entrepreneurship.

Ruling year info

2017

Founder

Mrs. Tamika Mapp

Main address

342 E 119th St 5B

New York, NY 10035 USA

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EIN

82-3365304

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Employment Training (J22)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mission Statement To cultivate and empower disenfranchised youth to take responsibility for themselves and economic independence through character building and entrepreneurship. Vision Penyers’ vision is that all youth in our communities are resilient and have the resources, support and skills to thrive and nurture the next generations

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?

Life and Academic Coaching Services

Some youth's our lucky to have both parents or even a guardian helping them navigate them through their teen years. Some youth rarely have someone in their corner. Our life and academic coaching program helps youth navigate through those teen years. We provide money management, academic, life skills to become proactive, learn how to do their best in school, and become future community leaders.

Population(s) Served

Care packages for those who just moved into their apartments or in college.

Population(s) Served

Progressives Educating New Yorkers, Inc. prepares young adults for careers and employment in the insurance industry through a focus on attaining a high school diploma and insurance skills while receiving exposure and access to employment in the insurance trades. Progressives Educating New Yorkers, Inc. provides industry-recognized insurance credentials. Participants work in insurance offices acquiring insurance and life skills through a combination of hands-on learning and mentorship

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

To help 50 youth find employment in the insurance industry.
To help 50 youth-run their own insurance company in their community
To help 50 youth earn their high school diploma.

Run two classes a year to train youth in insurance.
Provide coaching services to those who are unsure but willing to learn the insurance industry.

We can train 50 youth at a time in the insurance field.

So, far we have a total of three students ready to start the next cohort and hoping to gain an additional 47 students by September.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    How we provide life coaching to our clients.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Progressives Educating New Yorkers Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tamika Mapp

Denise Barker

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 ? 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? 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 05/20/2020

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/20/2020

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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.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.