Yonkers Partner in Education
92 Main Street
YPIE was launched as a nonprofit organization in 2007 to bring innovative solutions to the severely under-resourced Yonkers Public School District, the fourth largest in New York State. YPIE has grown from a start-up to a well-respected and fiscally stable nonprofit serving 1,200 students per year - about 25% of all high school students in Yonkers - and is governed by a Board of Directors of more than 20 members who contribute time, expertise and resources to help advance our mission. YPIE’s staff has grown from 3 to more than 20 employees and the budget from $250,000 to $2 million. Today, 80% of our budget is dedicated to programming. Over the years, YPIE has evolved from its original program focused on college access for 12th grade students to include college readiness beginning with 9th grade students and a college persistence component with YPIE students in college. A custom-built data system enables us to track student-level outcomes in real time and also to monitor the outcomes of our programs and organizational effectiveness. Our work with students and families is a partnership. To become a part of the YPIE community, students must complete a written application, participate in a telephone interview, take a Commitment to Excellence oath, and attend a program orientation. We make a commitment to students to ensure we do everything we can to support them on a journey to college success. Serves the following schools: Saunders Trades and Technical High School, Yonkers High School, Gorton High School, Lincoln High school, Riverside High School, Palisade Prep High School, Roosevelt High School, Yonkers Montessori Academy
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Corporations, Foundations, Individual donors, and government funding.
Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) partners with students to ensure they are ready for, enroll in, and complete college. We confront the challenges of a low-income, urban school district by providing families with equitable access to the critical tools and services necessary for college success.
YPIE Strategic Goals: 2018-2021 1) Program - Continually develop, pilot (as needed), and deliver effective programs, technology, and services that drive college readiness, college access, and college persistence to ensure the greatest number of students graduate from a four year college. 2) Fundraising - Enable organizational sustainability and growth by generating funding and identifying strategic opportunities. 3) Communications - Strengthen the organization’s brand and visibility and establish YPIE as a leader in bringing unique solutions to public education challenges. 4) Volunteer Development - Recruit, manage, and retain an engaged network of 200+ active program volunteers. 5) HR/Staff Development - Recruit, develop, and retain the highest caliber staff to deliver on the goals and strategies of the strategic plan. 6) Board Governance - Recruit, develop, and retain an independent Board equipped to oversee and govern a high performing, successful organization. 7) Evaluation - Continually track, measure, and report on both student and overall organizational effectiveness. 8) IT/Infrastructure - Enable optimal performance of both program and administrative functions by ensuring that YPIE has the most up-to-date, secure policies, and resources to drive organizational efficiency.
College Readiness, College access, and College Persistence
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