Helping Families Succeed

Port Huron, MI   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 26-2827004


We utilize a holistic two-generation approach (serving women and their children together) that moves families toward economic security by improving educational attainment (GED & Associate Degree for mothers and early learning skills for children) in addition to addressing the non-academic barriers that hinder their success.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Michael Hinkley

Main address

3110 Goulden Street

Port Huron, MI 48060 USA

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Subject area info

Reading promotion

Family services

Adult and child mentoring

Population served info

Children and youth

Infants and toddlers


Women and girls

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Literacy and Beyond seeks to improve the reading skills and educational outcomes of low income women/ mothers and their children.

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?

2GEN GED Program

A robust and holistic 2GEN (two generation) GED prep program which includes Associate Degree support for GED graduates. Our 2GEN Learning Center enrolls women only and provides free developmental childcare on-site for their 0-4 year old children, free individual professional counseling, free GED testing, free lunch, cash bonuses for attendance, and transportation assistance.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Infants and toddlers

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 program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

2GEN GED Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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​We use a holistic two-generation approach (serving women and their children together) that moves families toward economic security by improving educational attainment (GED & Associate Degree for mothers and early learning skills for children) in addition to addressing the non-academic barriers that hinder their success.

Our 2GEN Learning Center provides wrap-around services designed to help women overcome the obstacles they face when working to improve their education. Our program includes elements of social, emotional, physical, and mental support. Our program includes free early childhood education for the 0-3-year-old children of our enrolled students and family literacy classes to increase parent engagement and enjoyment. We offer flexibility for our students, while still requiring a high level of commitment and determination from them in return.

Our learning center staff includes many certified teachers and our programming is in a modern learning environment with access to technology. We have a high-quality early childhood education classrooms staffed by experienced child care workers. Through partnerships with other organizations, our students can receive free, professional counseling from a licensed therapist, and they can have lunch for free every day with their children. Many of our classes and activities are designed to encourage positive social interactions which builds community among students. Our programs are all funded by generous donors and provided at no cost to students.

In the first five years of existence with our 2GEN Learning Center model (2017-2022) we have produced 107 GED graduates which is a 47% graduation rate. A total of 485 individual GED subject area tests were passed in the same amount of time. Additionally, 81 children of GED graduates improved their early learning skills in our Early Childhood classrooms.


Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2822.05 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of LITERACY AND BEYOND INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $17,972 $60,278 $25,984 $30,335 $81,491
As % of expenses 5.3% 19.0% 7.1% 7.8% 18.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $12,794 $55,124 $20,854 $25,205 $76,361
As % of expenses 3.7% 17.1% 5.6% 6.4% 16.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $329,047 $443,374 $352,257 $425,461 $531,789
Total revenue, % change over prior year 1.0% 34.7% -20.6% 20.8% 25.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 10.9% 0.0% 10.6%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 89.1% 100.0% 89.4%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $341,947 $317,724 $367,331 $390,995 $447,460
Total expenses, % change over prior year 2.2% -7.1% 15.6% 6.4% 14.4%
Personnel 56.1% 57.0% 60.3% 60.7% 59.1%
Professional fees 2.3% 0.7% 0.6% 0.8% 1.5%
Occupancy 12.9% 10.5% 7.2% 5.8% 9.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 28.6% 31.8% 31.9% 32.7% 30.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $347,125 $322,878 $372,461 $396,125 $452,590
One month of savings $28,496 $26,477 $30,611 $32,583 $37,288
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $375,621 $349,355 $403,072 $428,708 $489,878

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 6.6 9.2 9.3 10.1 11.5
Months of cash and investments 6.6 9.2 9.3 10.1 11.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -6.1 -4.3 -2.9 -1.8 0.6
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $187,908 $243,766 $284,169 $329,801 $430,549
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $2,923 $256 $256 $557 $256
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $245,846 $245,846 $245,846 $245,846 $245,846
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 11.9% 14.0% 16.1% 18.2% 20.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 20.4% 1.7% 13.3% 15.9% 14.5%
Unrestricted net assets $42,178 $97,302 $118,156 $143,361 $219,722
Temporarily restricted net assets $284,949 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $284,949 $350,321 $309,263 $313,394 $316,232
Total net assets $327,127 $447,623 $427,419 $456,755 $535,954

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Michael Hinkley

Mike is the Founder and Director of Literacy and Beyond. He is a Michigan certified teacher with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in secondary English and Social Studies as well as Masters of Education (MEd.) degree in K-12 Special Education. Mike is dedicated and passionate about providing opportunities for all children and their families to reach their full God-given potential through innovative learning experiences and community partnerships.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/28/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Debora Post

Debora Post

Stebbins Family Fund

Scott Crawford

Council on Aging Serving St. Clair County

Kurt Hinkley


John Breidenich

Denton County Sheriff

Michael Hinkley

Literacy and Beyond

Amber Fields

SC4 Student

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/15/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/15/2023

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  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.