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Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida Inc

Where Opportunities Take Flight

aka Learn to Read Jacksonville   |   Jacksonville, FL   |  www.literacyallnefl.org
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Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida Inc

EIN: 23-7153919


Mission

The Literacy Alliance of Northeast Floridas mission is to improve the self-sufficiency, economic mobility, and quality of life for adults through continuing education and literacy skill building with personalized, flexible, goals-based tutoring and small group instruction.

Ruling year info

1972

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Marcus Haile

Main address

40 East Adams St Suite 215

Jacksonville, FL 32202 USA

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Formerly known as

Learn to Read Jacksonville

LTR

EIN

23-7153919

Subject area info

Reading promotion

Services for offenders

Human services

Population served info

Adults

Incarcerated people

Students

NTEE code info

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Employment Training (J22)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

It is estimated that 20% of adults are low literacy which causes barriers for employment, health care and leads to higher crime rates.

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?

Empowerment Literacy

The Literacy Alliance provides literacy resources and services to adults 16 years and older through one-on-one tutoring, small group classes, and computer-based learning. We provide tutor training and support for all of our volunteers. The Literacy Alliance, formerly Learn To Read, Inc., is Jacksonville's oldest literacy program serving adults at all levels.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Strategies to Excel Program provides Adult Basic Education classes, test taking strategies and life skills to adults above 16 years of age.

Population(s) Served
Adults

JAX READS G.O.L.D. provides literacy instruction to senior adults to improve literacy skills and quality of life.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

The Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida is the home to north Florida's only AmeriCorps program dedicated to adult literacy. Our AmeriCorps members serve the Jacksonville community through GED, ESL, and adult basic ed instruction, tutoring students in academics, and providing classes in digital, financial, and health literacy.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

ProLiteracy Worldwide member 2022

ProLiteracy Worldwide 2023

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 students who demonstrate improved overall literacy

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

For FY 2019-2020, the COVID quarantine prevented our students from completing post-tests which would have indicated literacy improvements.

Number of adult students who attained financial literacy/consumer skills

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of adults who received literacy services

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

Adults

Related Program

STEP

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 saw a decline in students served due to inability to register new students during COVID. Current students were able to continue studies online.

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.

The Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida is improving the literacy skills of adults in the Jacksonville, Florida metro area and raising awareness about adult literacy.

The Literacy Alliance offers computer lab, small-group classes, and personal tutoring at no charge to adults in the northeast Florida community. Instruction covers reading, writing, and math as well as an array of "life Literacy" skills such as digital, financial, and health literacy. Traditional reading classes are also provided in three Duval County corrections facilities in partnership with JSO. All services are provided to students at no charge.

The Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida has a dedicated staff and community partners that work together to meet the needs of our community.

Literacy is about more than just reading. Learning to integrate improved reading and math skills into everyday life is key to improving the lives of our students. At the Literacy Alliance, we offer classes and workshops in financial, health, and digital literacy to so that our students academic success translates into success outside of the classroom. While reading and math instruction will always be the cornerstone of the Literacy Alliance, we're learning and growing our program to support the whole student.

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 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 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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

171.08

Average of 51.31 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8.9

Average of 12.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10%

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

Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida Inc

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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Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida 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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $45,859 $62,854 $102,302 $63,849 $35,436
As % of expenses 17.4% 21.8% 35.4% 12.0% 5.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $40,695 $57,690 $98,700 $62,107 $34,243
As % of expenses 15.1% 19.7% 33.7% 11.6% 5.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $309,914 $350,767 $391,217 $595,776 $697,101
Total revenue, % change over prior year -0.8% 13.2% 11.5% 52.3% 17.0%
Program services revenue 5.9% 2.1% 2.7% 1.3% 1.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.5% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 33.5% 26.5% 42.1% 48.8% 52.0%
All other grants and contributions 60.6% 70.9% 55.2% 49.8% 46.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $264,055 $287,913 $288,915 $531,927 $661,665
Total expenses, % change over prior year 1.3% 9.0% 0.3% 84.1% 24.4%
Personnel 75.9% 76.6% 76.7% 78.4% 79.5%
Professional fees 2.7% 2.8% 3.8% 1.8% 1.3%
Occupancy 6.6% 6.0% 6.0% 3.8% 4.9%
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 14.8% 14.7% 13.4% 16.0% 14.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $269,219 $293,077 $292,517 $533,669 $662,858
One month of savings $22,005 $23,993 $24,076 $44,327 $55,139
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $43,269 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $4,678 $20,474
Total full costs (estimated) $291,224 $317,070 $316,593 $625,943 $738,471

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 15.5 18.4 22.1 11.9 8.9
Months of cash and investments 15.5 18.4 22.1 11.9 8.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 16.3 17.6 21.8 13.2 10.8
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $340,430 $441,487 $531,280 $525,979 $492,181
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $8,878 $6,396 $26,136 $37,397 $96,510
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $25,070 $25,070 $25,070 $29,747 $50,219
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 60.2% 80.8% 95.2% 86.1% 53.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.6% 10.1% 9.3% 0.6% 0.6%
Unrestricted net assets $368,597 $426,287 $524,987 $587,094 $621,337
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 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 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $368,597 $426,287 $524,987 $587,094 $621,337

Key data checks

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

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Marcus Haile

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr. Michael Maguire

Community Volunteer

Term: 2022 - 2024

Cassidy Bergstrom

Gunster

Jill Auld

AARP

Vickie Robinson

Community Volunteer

Dana Kriznar

Duval County Public Schools

Lauren Langham

Taylor English

Brian James

Ullman Wealth Partners

Terri Stepter

Guidewell

Kelly Coker

Duval County School Board

Julie Delgal

Author

Doreen Gross

Community Volunteer

Kevin Chase

Community Volunteer

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 ? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/12/2024

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 without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/11/2022

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 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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • 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 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.