Adopt A Destiny Inc

Nurturing Futures

St Albans, NY   |
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Adopt A Destiny Inc

EIN: 87-1266060


At Adopt A Destiny, our mission is to empower the black and brown population, primarily focusing on low-income high school and college students in New York. We address their financial and social challenges and provide students with opportunities for higher education and access to social resources such as housing through other agencies. We are dedicated to creating a supportive environment that fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and social mobility.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Morlette Cowan

Vice President

Carine Hall-Brown

Main address

11623 196th St

St Albans, NY 11412 USA

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Subject area info

Cultural awareness

Equal opportunity in education

Secondary education

Vocational education

Higher education

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Population served info

Young adults

Single parents

People of African descent

People of Central American descent

People of South American descent

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NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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



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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?

Destiny Pathway Program

This year-long program provides financial assistance and college preparedness to low-income black and brown high school students in New York.
With the guidance of a career coach, each student receives an individualized growth plan based on their needs. Each student receives a financial scholarship upon successful completion of program activities.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
Economically disadvantaged people

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Financial data

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Adopt A Destiny Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $14,800
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $24,555
Program Services $7,228
Administration $12,332
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $21,255

Adopt A Destiny Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $24,555
Total Liabilities $21,255
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $3,300


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

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Principal Officer

Morlette Cowan

Morlette is a professional with 30 years of experience across multiple professional disciplines. After three years as a teacher, she spent another 27 years pursuing her love for writing and communication, becoming a thought leader in digital marketing. Morlette worked as a writer for newspapers and business journals before moving into the digital space as a senior copywriter and eventually a creative director.; spearheading departments and award-winning initiatives. An entrepreneur at heart, Morlette also moonlighted as a small business owner and consultant. Despite these accomplishments, she considers her most vital asset her ability to empathize and her desire to give. Dubbed the "Switzerland" of a family of ten, she's the sibling counselor, mediator, and, for strangers, a kind heart. "Adopt A Destiny fulfills my late sister Dahlia's hopes and embodies my life's dream of helping others. If I have made a single life more manageable, I have met my aspirations," she said.

Vice President

Carine Hall-Brown

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Adopt A Destiny Inc

Board of directors
as of 08/31/2023
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Board chair

Donna Powell-Wilson

Carine Hall-Brown

Novelette Johnson

Joy-Ann Farr

Roosevelt Cowan

James Walsh

Caryl Grant

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/31/2023

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Black/African American
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