Solar Youth
53 Wayfarer St
New Haven CT 06515
Contact Information
Address 53 Wayfarer St
New Haven, CT 06515-
Telephone (203) 387-4189 x
Fax 203-859-5312
E-mail info@solaryouth.org
Mission
Solar Youth's mission is to empower youth from New Haven's low-income neighborhoods to achieve lifelong success. Through programs that connect youth to the environment, their communities and each other, youth build skills and motivations necessary to be positive contributors to their community, have healthy relationships, be physically and mentally healthy, and become economically self-sufficient.  
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2000
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Joanne Sciulli
Board Chair Amanda Nugent
Board Chair Company Affiliation Associate, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission
Solar Youth's mission is to empower youth from New Haven's low-income neighborhoods to achieve lifelong success. Through programs that connect youth to the environment, their communities and each other, youth build skills and motivations necessary to be positive contributors to their community, have healthy relationships, be physically and mentally healthy, and become economically self-sufficient.  
Background
Solar Youth, Inc. was founded in the fall of 2000 to 1) address the tremendous need for positive youth development opportunities in New Haven’s low-income neighborhoods, and (2) connect New Haven’s youth to the incredible wealth of natural resources in the City.
 
After graduating from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, founder Joanne Sciulli saw the amazing potential of the natural and cultural resources of New Haven to be used for education, community service and leadership opportunities. With the help of a Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship from the Echoing Green Foundation, she and a group of young people developed the mission and program model (Kids Explore! Kids Do! Kids Teach!) that ultimately became the basis for Solar Youth.
 
Since then, Solar Youth has strived to help youth attain critical Developmental Assets using environmental education and exploration as our primary tool. All Solar Youth programs are based on our unique program model for urban environmental education:  Kids Explore! Kids Do! Kids Teach!  Following this model, also developed by founding youth, youth investigate the local ecology of their community (Kids Explore!), identify environmental issues that affect the health of people and the natural environment, and seek solutions through a process of problem-solving and youth led action (Kids Do!), then teach what they have learned and accomplished to others through public education projects (Kids Teach!).
Impact
  • Since our founding, our programs have served more than 3,400 individual youth with the average youth participating in 3 to 4 season-long programs.
  • Nearly 530 teenagers have been trained and hired through paid internships 
  • Participants have completed over 350 youth-led community service action projects...
  • Today, Solar Youth serves approximately 350 youth annually
  • In 2011, Solar Youth was named Organization of the Year by the Connecticut Outdoor & Environmental Education Association. 
In 2017-2018, we aim to grow our program budget by nearly 18%  We aim to increase our enrollment in the three neighborhoods we currently work in, and further extend the cycle of stewardship with our youth so we can increase their likelihood of long-term success. We have expanded our opportunities for teens through a new program called the Empowerment Team.  The Empowerment team is building a new system of support for youth to 1) help them address crisis; 2) ensure graduation from high school; and 3) graduate with a concrete plan for college and/or career.
Needs

 

 

 

Our #1 pressing need is YOU!
If you made it to this page, you clearly share our passion to support the success of young people. For Solar Youth to do that better, for more youth, we need YOU. Even if you’ve never met a Solar Youth Steward, you are part of every one of their ecosystem. Your connections & resources can add opportunity and support. How?

CONNECT - You are bursting with connections to help youth thrive. Are you a customer/owner/employee of a business that can sponsor our annual Solar Jam event? Is your neighbor interested in getting involved? Can you offer expertise to support our staff? Brainstorm 5 connections & let us know!

DONATE - Financial contributions from individuals like you create opportunities such as taking kids on adventures, supporting Community Service Action Projects & kids going to camp. Go to Solaryouth.org/donate to EXPLORE opportunities

MENTOR - Our NEWEST initiative is to build a system of strategic & motivational support to prepare teens as they launch into adulthood. We are looking for interested and committed youth mentors. Email us at info@solaryouth.org to hear more

VOLUNTEER - No time to mentor? NO WORRIES. Hike with us! Join a river clean-up! Join a Task Force! Coordinate a kickball game! Come hang out! Other ideas? Let us know!

 

 

 

CEO Statement

Solar Youth is Like a Tree... Grow with Us

Message from Executive Director, Joanne Sciulli

Solar Youth is like a tree. In a controlled environment, trees grow taller but are weak. Trees exposed to natural stressors are stronger and more vital. Like all social change organizations, Solar Youth has experienced stress, sometimes with hurricane-strength gusts, including funding challenges. At a time when we are looking to grow, we are fighting to maintain. But this fight will make us stronger.

In 2016-2017, Solar Youth served more than 300 youth through our school-year and summer programs.  Come to Solar Youths website (www.solaryouth.org) to learn how “Kids Explore! Kids Do! Kids Teach!” through Solar Youth school-year programs and become Stewards of their neighborhood environments, as well as their own and each other’s lives.

Last year we launched Solar Youth 3.0, an effort that will move us to our new mission to “empower youth from New Haven’s high poverty neighborhoods to achieve lifelong success and nothing less!” Our Empowerment Team is laying the foundation to assist Stewards in times of crisis and support them through high school graduation, ensuring they have a concrete plan for their future.

Solar Youth lives and grows on a foundation of 17 years of learning. We are in position to have our greatest impact with Solar Youth 3.0. To achieve this, we rely on all of our partners and investors who share our vision; people like you.

THANK YOU FOSY (Friends of Solar Youth)!!

Board Chair Statement

My name is Amanda Nugent and I have served on Solar Youth’s board of directors since 2011. I have served as board chair since January of 2016.

I first became acquainted with Solar Youth when I was living and working in New Haven. During that time I saw first-hand the vast disparity in opportunities and outcomes for New Haven youth both between New Haven’s various neighborhoods, and even within those neighborhoods. I began looking to become involved with an organization that was addressing these disparities in a mindful and innovative way. What made Solar Youth stand out in this regard was twofold. First, I was impressed and inspired by Solar Youth’s dedication to fostering meaningful youth involvement and input in all levels of the organization, including on its board of directors. Second, I was impressed by the depth of the relationships established with the youth, and the potential presented for effecting positive change. These relationships are the result of the hard work and dedication of the staff, but also, very importantly, of a core concept behind Solar Youth – the maintenance of a consistent neighborhood presence. This is a tremendously powerful model. When an offer to join the board was eventually made, I readily accepted.

There is a common misconception that Solar Youth is simply an environmental education organization. What I have come to understand since serving on its board is that Solar Youth is much more than that. I’ve listened to parents, community members and youth themselves describe Solar Youth’s impact on their lives, and a picture emerges: that, through environmental exploration, leadership development activities and community service, Solar Youth’s kids have an opportunity, season after season and year after year, to truly grow up with a safe and caring place where they develop the confidence and skills that matter most in life. After hearing these stories, the importance of our presence in the lives of some of New Haven’s most vulnerable young people is undeniable. Solar Youth prepares youth to achieve lifelong success. Improving the environment, while important on its own, in the hands of Solar Youth educators becomes a vehicle for learning much broader life lessons.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Secondary Organization Category Environment / Environmental Education
Tertiary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Community Service Clubs
Areas Served
New Haven
Solar Youth serves youth who live in New Haven's low-income communities, in Westville Manor, West Hills and Newhallville.  We also offer school-based programs at Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet and a Summer Camp that's open to youth from throughout New Haven.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Solar Youth is Like a Tree... Grow with Us

Message from Executive Director, Joanne Sciulli

Solar Youth is like a tree. In a controlled environment, trees grow taller but are weak. Trees exposed to natural stressors are stronger and more vital. Like all social change organizations, Solar Youth has experienced stress, sometimes with hurricane-strength gusts, including funding challenges. At a time when we are looking to grow, we are fighting to maintain. But this fight will make us stronger.

In 2016-2017, Solar Youth served more than 300 youth through our school-year and summer programs. Come to Solar Youths website (www.solaryouth.org) to learn how “Kids Explore! Kids Do! Kids Teach!” through Solar Youth school-year programs and become Stewards of their neighborhood environments, as well as their own and each other’s lives.

Last year we launched Solar Youth 3.0, an effort that will move us to our new mission to “empower youth from New Haven’s high poverty neighborhoods to achieve lifelong success and nothing less!” Our Empowerment Team is laying the foundation to assist Stewards in times of crisis and support them through high school graduation, ensuring they have a concrete plan for their future.

Solar Youth lives and grows on a foundation of 17 years of learning. We are in position to have our greatest impact with Solar Youth 3.0. To achieve this, we rely on all of our partners and investors who share our vision; people like you.

THANK YOU FOSY (Friends of Solar Youth)!!

Programs
Description Steward Teams is after-school program hosted by a school or neighborhood that follows our program model, Kids Explore! Kids Do! Kids Teach! Youth learn about their local environment then develop a Community Service Action Project (C-SAP) to address an issue they define, and a Public Education Project (PEP) to teach what they learned and accomplished to others.
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / At-Risk Populations / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
1) Improvements in youth's acquisition of Developmental Assets.
2) Increases in youths' Environmental Knowledge and Stewardship (the extent to which a person believes that humans need to engage in understanding, preventing and solving).
3) Development of Intern's professional skills 
4) Impact on youth's communities and environment through youth-led Community Service Action Projects and Public Education Projects.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Youth become happy and healthy stewards of their communities and own lives who are prepared and motivated to succeed in life.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Pre/Post Surveys
Youth Feedback Forms
Parent Feedback Forms
Community Feedback Forms
Project outputs and outcomes
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Select quotes/testimonials from 2011-2012:

From Youth:

“[Because of Solar Youth], I know I can clean the world. - Tabiaz Moore

“I learned that it is important to keep the environment clean because if we don’t, it can harm us and the animals.” - Zhane Simmons

 “[Because of Solar Youth], I have a lot of friends.” - Cherish Burruss

 “[Because of Solar Youth ,I am a better person and know more about my community.” - Talizha Jones

 “[Because of Solar Youth], I’ve made new friends and gone new places.” - Jordan Wilson

 “The hike up East Rock was the best day of my life!  Solar Youth is the best after-school ever!” - Jaylin Davis

 “[Because of Solar Youth], I love the Earth more.” - Rebecca Diaz

 “[My favorite part of Solar Youth] was the first day I met my friends.” - Michael Manning 

From Interns:

 “[Because of Solar Youth], I'm a great, smart, outgoing young lady that can do anything I put my mind to.” - Jamesha Rumley

 "[Because of Solar Youth], I get respect in my neighborhood.” -  Royshon Ferguson 

“[My favorite part of the program] is the staff. They understand me and they are always there when I need them. They make this season so much better. The staff motivated me and made me feel as part of the program.” - Nelson Adorno

 “[My favorite part of the program] was getting to know the new interns and educators and developing better friendships with the ones I already knew.” - Kayla Sanders

“Solar Youth has helped me become a better person in school, home and in the community.” - Isa Hyatt

"[Because of Solar Youth], I have been able to influence people around me, like friends and family.  I teach my sisters what I learn at work and try and get them to do the same things." - Andy Juarez

Description In Citycology, teenagers are trained as environmental educators to teach younger children ecology and stewardship using hands-on experiential lessons.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
1) Improvements in youth's acquisition of Developmental Assets.
2) Increases in youths' Environmental Knowledge and Stewardship (the extent to which a person believes that humans need to engage in understanding, preventing and solving).
3) Development of Intern's professional skills 
4) Impact on youth's communities and environment through youth-led Community Service Action Projects and Public Education Projects.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
Youth become happy and healthy stewards of their communities and own lives who are prepared and motivated to succeed in life.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Youth Feedback Forms
Parent Feedback Forms
Community Feedback Forms
Project outputs and outcomes
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Quotes and Testimonials

Citycology Parents:

 “I love this program for my children. It keeps them in a positive place and out of harm’s way. Thank you.”

 “Since my child joined Solar Youth, he is more interactive with other children his age.”

 “My child wants to heal the world, she likes to recycle and clean the yard, feed the birds, take out the trash, make bird feeders. She likes to sing songs, talk nicely about others and talks about the trips and the teachers and all the fun they have.”

 “My child teaches me about bugs and cleaning up the community. He is learning about the city he lives in and how to keep it clean.”

 “Since joining Solar Youth, my child has learned to get along with other kids and play together instead of by himself. He has also learned to share with other kids.”

 “Since joining Solar Youth, my child is much happier.”

 Citycology Participants:

“My favorite part of Solar Youth was when we did the bake sale.”

 “At Solar Youth, I learned we could be kind to people.”

  “I’m so happy. I love being here.”

 Educator: “What’s your favorite thing you’ve learned in Solar Youth this season?”Participant: “Everything!”

 “I picked up trash and watered the plants.”

 “My favorite trip was when we found a frog and we ate some marshmallows with crackers.”

 “I liked the fire and marshmallow trip.”

 Interns:

“Because of Solar Youth I have become more responsible and more aware of the feelings of other people around me.”

 “Because of Solar Youth I am a more mature person who cares about children and the environment and different ways I can learn and teach others.”

 “Because of Solar Youth I’m a great, smart, outgoing young lady that can do anything I put my mind to.”

 “In Solar Youth I learned more about the environment and I am more aware of my surroundings.”

Description Teens work together as Green Jobs Interns to help design and implement sustainability projects and neighborhood beautification while participating in job readiness training such as resume writing, interviewing and financial literacy .
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / At-Risk Populations
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

1) Youth will better understanding best principles and practices of planning, implementation, and evaluation of Community Service Action Projects;

2) Youth will develop professional skills, such as timeliness, preparation skills, public speaking, personal financial management, work ethic and a commitment to excellence;

3) Youth will improve their physical health as a result of participation in outdoor adventures;

4) Youth will better understanding the issues and concepts affecting the environment;

5) Youth will increase their commitment to environmental stewardship; and

6) The neighborhoods where GJYD takes place will benefit as a result of the stewardship projects conducted by GJYD participants.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Youth become happy and healthy stewards of their communities and own lives who are prepared and motivated to succeed in life.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Pre/Post Surveys
Youth Feedback Forms
Parent Feedback Forms
Community Feedback Forms
Project outputs and outcomes
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Green Jobs Parents:

 “I think this program is good for teenagers and small children, they get to see new things and a new way of thinking.”

“Thank you for giving the opportunity to my child working with you in Solar Youth and helping others. God bless you.”

“[Martineesha] is more interested in planting flowers in our backyard and she tries to convince me to condition the backyard and go buy certain plants.”

 

Green Jobs Interns:

“I learned that helping is a better way to learn.”

 “[Because of Solar Youth] I am a more responsible person. Also, it gave me a better experience managing my time skills.”

“[Because of Solar Youth] I got to have a fun job experience to be prepared for the real world.”

“I [would] not be a better student or person without Sam and Chisom, because they are good people and it made me a better person and worker.”

 “[Because of Solar Youth] I learned to communicate.”

“[Because of Solar Youth] I have made new friends and have explored new places. I am a little more social.”

“[Because of Solar Youth] I learned more about kind[ness] and [being] respectful to others.”

Description Summer Camp is an intensive program that brings together youth from around the city to learn about the city’s ecology, and develop Community Service Action Projects (C-SAPs) and Public Education Projects (PEPs) that cross neighborhood boundaries.  This program is split into Citycology and Steward Teams and is supported by Teen Interns. 
Population Served At-Risk Populations / K-12 (5-19 years) / Minorities
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
1) Improvements in youth's acquisition of Developmental Assets.
2) Increases in youths' Environmental Knowledge and Stewardship (the extent to which a person believes that humans need to engage in understanding, preventing and solving).
3) Development of Intern's professional skills 
4) Impact on youth's communities and environment through youth-led Community Service Action Projects and Public Education Projects.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Youth become happy and healthy stewards of their communities and own lives who are prepared and motivated to succeed in life.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Youth Feedback Forms
Parent Feedback Forms
Community Feedback Forms
Project outputs and outcomes
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Quotes and Testimonials

 Steward Parents:

“I love all of the staff! Young and old they are friendly and fun."

“Alexandra is excited about learning and doing and taking an active part in a group."

"It means a lot to have a camp with such high standards for campers and staff. You will always be one of my first choices in camps."

"I love the variety of daily events that take place, as well as the building of social skills during times where the campers work as a team."

 

Steward Participants:

[Because of Solar Youth] “I’m a better person."

[From doing my C-SAP I learned] “That the earth is valuable."

[Because of Solar Youth] “I want to take more leadership and I enjoy learning."

“I am a happy kid!"

 

Interns:

“The most valuable part of the internship was learning different ways of behavior management. Once this skill is acquired and you have patience, everything can be accomplished”

[From working at Solar Youth] “I learned how to communicate compassionately with the children instead of yelling. Also I learned new skills and how to interact with children of different ages.”

[My experience working as an intern with Solar Youth has] “made me realize my full potential as a person and an intern. Also it has made me more responsible and aware of peoples’ feelings.”

Description

The Empowerment Team is Solar Youths newest program.  The program’s 4 main goals are to ensure that all Solar Youth participants (“Stewards”) (1) are supported through crisis; (2) graduate from high school; (3) have a concrete plan for their future; and (added this year) (4) are prepared for adulthood (ensuring youth have the behavioral and emotional skills, confidence, and supports to successfully transition into adulthood).

This is just the beginning of the newest core element of Solar Youth’s model, advancing our mission of “empowering youth to achieve lifelong success.”
 
Population Served / /
Program Comments
CEO Comments

Solar Youth has had a steady rate of growth in revenue since our founding in 2000. However, at the same time we hoped to make an ambitious jump to serve MORE youth in a DEEPER way, we face challenges raising resources to just sustain (as do many nonprofits). We continue to look for new ways to support our core programs to establish more predictability over the years. One of the most critical challenges we face, as with other non-profits, is projected state funding cuts. We have an ambitious plan to maintain our commitment to the community while providing important services to youth including growing newer programs such as the Empowerment Team. Without identifying new sources of support to replace the anticipated state cuts, the likelihood we will reach fewer youth in fewer neighborhoods is high.

CEO/Executive Director
Ms. Joanne Sciulli
Term Start Jan 1998
Email joanne@solaryouth.org
Experience

Joanne has a Bachelor's degree from Barnard College (1992), and a Master of Environmental Studies from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (1996). She is the recipient of Echoing Green Foundation Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship (1997-2000). She has also completed Advancing Youth Development training through New Haven's Youth Development and Training Resource Center (YDTRC). Joanne currently teaches a course in Youth Development at Southern Connecticut State University.

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 9
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 50%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Director of Programs
Title Operations Manager
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Collaborations
Solar Youth utilizes partnerships to provide wrap-around services for our youth, including mental health services from Clifford Beers Clinic, conflict resolution from Community Mediation, college planning from Higher Heights and New Haven Promise, and financial education from START Community Bank. 
 
Solar Youth also depends on the contributions of partners to facilitate outdoor explorations. For example, the AMC's Youth Opportunities Program provides outdoor equipment and training and hosts Solar Youth Interns during their pre-season retreats at facilities around New England. The New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees hosts nature workshops and canoe trips and allows Solar Youth to use their facilities for camping trips and campfires.
 
Other local groups assist youth in the design and implementation of service projects. For instance, the Connecticut Fund for the Environment and New Haven Land Trust support youth-led conservation efforts in Pond Lily Nature Preserve in West Hills. 
 
Solar Youth also has relationships with New Haven Public Schools, Housing Authority of New Haven and St. Andrews Episcopal Church, which provide in-kind space for Solar Youth programs. 
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Environmental Education Organization of the YearConnecticut Outdoor & Environmental Education Association2011
Morris Wessel PrizeMorris Wessel Fund2011
Nonprofit Partnership AwardGreater New Haven Chamber of Commerce2012
Cedar Tree FoundationCedar Tree Foundation2017
Connecticut State Department Social ServicesConnecticut State Department Social Services2014
National Fish and Wildlife FoundationNational Fish and Wildlife Foundation2014
Comments
CEO Comments

Solar Youth continually looks for skilled individuals who can play a role in supporting our exciting growth – as task force members, advisors, volunteers, and board members.

If you are interested in any of those opportunities, we welcome you to visit Solar Youth and/or connect with Executive Director Joanne Sciulli to learn more about Solar Youth, and see if there are ways you can help us at this critical time in our development.

Board Chair
Amanda Nugent
Company Affiliation Associate, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2018
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Secretary Angel Gomez The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Ethan Kelly Clinical Intervention Specialist The Connection
Zoe Lloyd Yale School of Management Board Fellow
Treasurer Jennifer Milikowsky Founder and President Walden Hill
JoAnne Moore Senior Manager, Public Relations & Communication TIAA
Chair Amanda Nugent Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP
Joanne Sciulli Executive Director, Solar Youth
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 6
Standing Committees
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $775,000.00
Projected Expenses $775,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Other Documents
Other Documents 3
NameYear
Organizational Budget2017View
Green Jobs Report2017View
Empowerment Team2017View
Program Outcome Report2016View
Newsletter2013View
Newsletter2012View
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$496,297$342,372$327,944
Government Contributions$208,958$284,364$245,640
Federal------
State--$73,000--
Local--$75,000--
Unspecified$208,958$136,364$245,640
Individual Contributions------
------
$1,625$2,714$5,645
Investment Income, Net of Losses$623$552$482
Membership Dues------
Special Events$22,915$14,124$13,775
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$23,427$19,191$19,525
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$589,590$508,310$426,854
Administration Expense$134,817$118,031$90,894
Fundraising Expense$73,480$42,207$54,739
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.940.991.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%76%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%7%9%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$318,997$438,399$313,058
Current Assets$316,614$436,148$309,261
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$139,011$214,780$84,208
Total Net Assets$179,986$223,619$228,850
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Cedar Tree Foundation $100,000Cedar Tree Foundation $100,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --New Haven Public Schools $75,000City of New Haven $55,375
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --DSS $73,000CT Dept. of Social Services $72,657
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.282.033.67
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments
This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
 
Organization changed their fiscal year in 2007 so FY 2007 was only a 6 month period. FY was changed to match the State of CT. fiscal year.
 
Address 53 Wayfarer St
New Haven, CT 06515
Primary Phone 203 387-4189
Contact Email info@solaryouth.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Joanne Sciulli
Board Chair Amanda Nugent
Board Chair Company Affiliation Associate, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

 

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