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Elevate To Even Plus Incorporated

Elevating underserved students to even and beyond

aka Eleven+   |   Summit, NJ   |  https://www.eleven-plus.org/

Mission

Eleven+ disrupts systemic inequality by providing underserved students with access to transformative, paid internship experiences that get them to even — and beyond.

Ruling year info

2021

President and Board Chair

Mr. Andrew P. Walker

Main address

PO Box 281

Summit, NJ 07902 USA

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EIN

86-1182213

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (J12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Students from underserved and disenfranchised communities often lack the access to internships which are critical in building skills and creating networks. Eleven+ levels the playing field, ensuring these students can get great paid internships doing formative work. As a result, young people gain applicable skills, valuable experience, and a network of mentors and peers that are critical to future success in the workplace.

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?

Paid Summer Internships for Underserved Students

Eleven+ organizes paid summer internship positions for high school and college students with local and national non-profit organizations that provide formative experiences and mentors to the students. We establish partnerships with schools, universities, community enrichment programs, and academic success coaches to source smart, motivated students of color from lower-income backgrounds to apply for the internship. We raise funds to pay each hosting organization grants to provide a $17.50/hr. wage to each Eleven+ intern. These positions are high-impact, providing important work experience to students who typically could not afford to work for free in these roles, while providing organizations with a great supply of paid talent. The interns participate in additional programming to enrich their experiences, including job readiness training, networking events, professional photoshoots (headshots), and a role model speaker series.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

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 clients placed in internships

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

Young adults, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent, Economically disadvantaged people, People of Asian descent

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2022, we funded 35 internships with nonprofit hosting partners. Another 8 interns were placed with for-profit companies that self-funded the intern' wages.

Number of employer partners offering jobs to clients

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

Students

Related Program

Paid Summer Internships for Underserved Students

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We identified and promoted a total of 76 internship opportunities with 70 different organizations.

Number of clients satisfied with employment training services

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

Students

Related Program

Paid Summer Internships for Underserved Students

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All but one of the students who completed their 2023 internships were satisfied with their summer experience. All of the hosting partners were satisfied.

Total number of grants awarded

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

Young adults, Students

Related Program

Paid Summer Internships for Underserved Students

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We paid forty-five grants to hosting partners to fund the cost of their interns' wages

Average number of dollars received per donor

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

Young adults, Students

Related Program

Paid Summer Internships for Underserved Students

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Supporters provided an average of $1,347 in contributions in 2023.

Number of new donors

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

Young adults, Students

Related Program

Paid Summer Internships for Underserved Students

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We added 89 new donors in our third year, with 132 funders in total in our third operating year.

Net promoter score

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

Young adults, Students

Related Program

Paid Summer Internships for Underserved Students

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2021 and 2022 we maintained a perfect net promoter score among participating students and organizations hosting them as interns. In 2023, all but one intern was a promoter.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Eleven+ seeks to disrupt systemic inequality by providing underserved students with access to transformative, paid internship experiences that get them to even and beyond.

We will scale our impact by identifying new talent pools of qualifying smart, motivated students to participate in our internship program. We will expand our portfolio of partnering organizations to host internships. We will increase our funding through an expanded donor reach, increased grant awards, corporate sponsorship, and new, revenue-creating programming.

Goal: Place 75 students into meaningful, paid summer internships in 2023
Goal: Scale our programs in NJ, CT, OH, and CA, with an emphasis on increasing our presence in CA, our smallest program location in 2022
Goal: Raise funds and generate income to support funding requirement, growing the percentage of support from grants to 50% of total income.

Additionally, we will expand our enrichment programming to include: a training module on workplace communication, facilitated expectation setting sessions for interns and host mentors at the onset of the summer jobs, provide best practice guidance to mentors, expand our role model speaker series for interns to hear from accomplished people from similar backgrounds (3 in '22, a goal of 5 in '23), further expand our networking sessions and professional headshot programs., and implement an end of summer training module on transferring acquired skills to ones resume and LinkedIn profile.

Eleven+ programing prepared underserved students for greater post-graduation success by providing access to experiences that build skills, relationships, and self-belief. It is reasonable to expect that program alumni will land jobs fast and at higher rates of pay than their immediate peer groups.

Eleven+ programming creates capacity for the partnering organizations that employ Eleven+ interns. This helps them advance important initiatives and projects with resources to which they wouldn't otherwise have access. In turn, this helps them increase the impact they're making to the communities where the operate.

By focusing on low-income students of color, we're leveling the playing field and providing access to opportunities that create economic and social equality. This also helps to pull the participating students out of poverty while helping them access decent work and economic growth, in turn supporting economic growth of the communities where they live.

Our greatest asset is the partnership network we have established to match students with opportunities.

As we capture the evidence of program success, we're better positioned to attract donors and grant money.

Additionally, our secondary model of providing access to diverse talent for corporations, which in turn will provide Eleven+ with administration fees, gives us additional income that can be redirected back into our programming, helping us to become more scalable and more sustainable.

Finally, our program director brings years of experience managing internship programs for university career development departments, helping us to operate effectively as we grow.

As a young organization with outsized ambition, we are proud of our growth and accomplishments. In 2022, we increased our intern population by over 300% and expanded from one market to four.

Although we had identified over 85 opportunities for students, we filled only half of these. In 2023, we are focussing on filling more positions by employing a variety of different strategies: improving our position descriptions to emphasize the skills each job can develop, start the recruiting process earlier, and increase our hourly wage from $15/hour to $17.50/hour. With these changes, we have set a goal to fill 75 internships in 2023 across each of our existing markets.

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 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Elevate To Even Plus Incorporated

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrew Walker

Ernst & Young

Term: 2021 -

Otua Sobukwe

Wellington Management

Manik Singh Jassal

State University of New York

Robert Horsley

Fragomen LLC

Ofira Bondorowsky

Charity Navigator

Claas Ehlers

The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement

Beth Gotung

Montclair Film

Laura Hamilton

TrueInsight

Christine Hippe-Ribaudo

Jersey City Public Schools

B David Naidu

K&L Gates

Anthony Gonzalez

Izinga

Alyse Amato

Marcy Lab School

Stacey Slater

Pro Bono Strategies

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 1/20/2024

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/20/2024

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 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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 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 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.