New Village Girls Academy

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New Village Girls Academy

EIN: 59-3810480


The mission of New Village Girls Academy is to provide a high quality, engaging educational opportunity with integrated support services for young women, especially those for whom the challenging circumstances of their lives have led to previous school failure and alienation. Our school community welcomes and empowers young women (ages 14-21) from Los Angeles County who are navigating the foster care and probation systems, struggling with early pregnancy and single parenting, and fighting to survive abuse, criminal acts, poverty and social exclusion. We provide authentic educational experiences and critical social-emotional learning so they can achieve academic and developmental success in high school and discover a clear path to college, vocational training or meaningful employment.

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Jennifer Quiñones

Main address

147 N Occidental Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90026 USA

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Subject area info

Secondary education

Charter school education

Population served info

Women and girls

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Charter Schools (B29)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Academic and Social-Emotional Learning Program

New Village is an all-girls public charter high school located in the Rampart neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles. We are part of the Big Picture Learning network. Our program is chartered by the Los Angeles Unified School District and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Enrollment is open to all young women in Los Angeles County, ages 14-21. We specifically reach out to those who are hard to serve, have histories of school failure and/or are facing extreme personal circumstances that make attending and succeeding in a traditional high school unlikely. Our rigorous A-G curriculum, including an exciting STEM Program, qualifies our graduates for admission to California universities and four-year college programs. Work readiness training, mentored internships, wellness programming and the development of strong social-emotional skills help even the most alienated students to re-engage in their education, develop a realistic plan for after graduation.

Population(s) Served
Adolescent girls
At-risk youth
Immigrants and migrants
Pregnant people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work


Public Charter renewed to 2025 2019

Los Angeles Unified School District

Affiliations & memberships

Member of the Big Picture Learning network of schools 2010

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
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Academic and Social-Emotional Learning Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Graduation at New Village is dependent on meeting the University of California’s A-G requirements (homeless and/or foster youth are excused from this requirement by state laws).

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.11 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 29% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

New Village Girls Academy

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 New Village Girls Academy’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $68,310 -$171,635 $63,779 $908,241 -$587,100
As % of expenses 3.1% -6.8% 2.3% 35.2% -19.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$30,559 -$273,344 -$40,464 $804,601 -$691,546
As % of expenses -1.3% -10.4% -1.4% 30.0% -22.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,266,683 $2,330,186 $2,811,453 $3,228,918 $2,652,992
Total revenue, % change over prior year -26.1% 2.8% 20.7% 14.8% -17.8%
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 1.4% 1.6% 0.8% 0.2% 0.5%
Government grants 49.9% 52.0% 60.8% 59.5% 50.7%
All other grants and contributions 48.7% 46.4% 38.4% 40.3% 48.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,198,373 $2,538,155 $2,750,345 $2,578,043 $2,985,513
Total expenses, % change over prior year 6.3% 15.5% 8.4% -6.3% 15.8%
Personnel 60.5% 62.1% 61.3% 62.4% 64.3%
Professional fees 11.2% 13.0% 12.4% 8.2% 11.8%
Occupancy 5.7% 8.0% 5.6% 5.0% 4.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 22.6% 16.9% 20.5% 24.5% 19.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,297,242 $2,639,864 $2,854,588 $2,681,683 $3,089,959
One month of savings $183,198 $211,513 $229,195 $214,837 $248,793
Debt principal payment $50,000 $50,000 $0 $263,009 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,530,440 $2,901,377 $3,083,783 $3,159,529 $3,338,752

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.4 1.6 1.0 1.1 2.8
Months of cash and investments 9.8 7.3 6.6 10.5 9.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 9.4 7.2 6.9 11.5 7.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $435,037 $347,032 $235,150 $246,604 $701,664
Investments $1,367,685 $1,190,893 $1,286,676 $2,017,448 $1,569,252
Receivables $161,320 $155,901 $621,407 $524,411 $272,961
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,555,750 $1,584,497 $1,588,285 $1,606,393 $1,615,041
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 51.4% 56.9% 63.3% 69.1% 75.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 9.2% 8.0% 20.8% 10.4% 23.6%
Unrestricted net assets $2,485,788 $2,212,444 $2,171,980 $2,976,581 $2,285,035
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $2,485,788 $2,212,444 $2,171,980 $2,976,581 $2,285,035

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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


Jennifer Quiñones

Ms. Quiñones has been the principal at New Village Girls Academy since 2018. Before that, she was lead teacher and de facto principal of the Crenshaw site of SEA Charter School in Los Angeles where her school site achieved the highest academic growth and parent satisfaction in the SEA network. She has also held positions with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Rand Corporation. Ms. Quiñones has a bachelor degree in Sociology from CSU Los Angeles, and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from CSU Dominguez Hills. Her pursuit of graduate studies in Sociology at CSU Los Angeles resulted in her becoming the university’s first ever J. William Fulbright Student Fellow. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Ms. Quiñones has extensive experience working with high-risk students. And as a first generation native of Los Angeles, Ms. Quiñones has personally seen and lived through the struggles that come with being raised in a low-income urban neighborhood.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 07/19/2023
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Board chair

Mr. Dan Posel

Past board member, Big Picture Schools California, Inc.; former internship program director, Highline Big Picture High School

Term: 2019 -

Laurie Owyang

Community volunteer; retired founder, Humanasaurus, Human Resources Consultants

Mary Beth West

Retired international lawyer and diplomat

Janice Bea

USC Special Projects and Grants; UC Berkeley Library Advisory Board; former Pasadena Arts & Culture commissioner

Liza Bearman

Director, Wildwood Institute for Social Leadership

Raquel de la Hoya

Partner, Velah Group LLP

Robert Denham

Senior Partner, Munger, Tolles and Olson

David Fuhrman

President, Dan Murphy Foundation

Louise Nelson

Vice Chancellor, Legal Affairs University of California, Los Angeles

Gabriela Tovar

Associate Vice President, Grants Management, AltaMed Health Services Corporation

Belen Vargas

Associate Vice President for Operations & Chief Mission Officer, California State University, Los Angeles

Tom Weissenborn

Senior Financial Advisor, Senior Vice President – Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Emily Williams

Lead Strategist, Workplace of the Future Initiative for County Department of Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nicole Williams

Vice President, Government Banking, Commercial Bank for J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Phreda Devereaux

Director/Head of Global Corporate & Investment Banking Compliance, MUFG Bank US

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
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/19/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

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Sexual orientation

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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