Squash Haven
Squash Haven Inc.
70 Tower Parkway
New Haven CT 06520
Contact Information
Address Squash Haven Inc.
70 Tower Parkway
New Haven, CT 06520-
Telephone (203) 464-8644 x
Fax 203-432-7772
E-mail info@squashhaven.org
Web and Social Media
Mission

Squash Haven's mission is to enrich the educational and life opportunities for New Haven young people through long term, individualized, and intensive academic support and enrichment, squash instruction, service, and college placement and support. 

The key to Squash Haven's success is our multi-faceted approach of year-round intense squash instruction, differentiated individual tutoring, group academic enrichment, and community service. In our first eight years, Squash Haven has helped New Haven students earn 32 national-level squash championships, 14 private-school scholarships, and annually over $450,000 in renewable school and summer financial aid. 100% of our first two senior classes will matriculate at four year colleges and universities. In addition, team members have given over 3500 hours of service to the New Haven community.

Squash Haven's short term outcome goals include the enhancement of: 

  • Academic Performance
  • Athletic Performance
  • Character Development
  • Commitment
  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Self-confidence
Squash Haven's long term outcome goals include:

·       Attendance at college preparatory high schools
·       Competitive squash throughout high school
·       Matriculation at and graduation from four year colleges 

Squash Haven is one of eighteen member programs of NUSEA, the National Urban Squash and Education Association. 

 Our key strategies for student success:

- High standards for commitment (90% attendance minimum). 
- High standards for academic performance with clearly articulated positive interventions for students who falter.  
- High standards for athletic engagement. 
- Daily emphasis on healthy habits with supplemental programming that furthers healthy lifestyles. 
- Intensive instruction and individual relationships (300 hours/year, over 50 weekly volunteers).
- Close coordination with schools, families, and others that help foster student success.

- Long term relationships with young people across domains
 
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2007
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. Julie Greenwood
Board Chair Mr. Herbert S. Winokur Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Capricorn Holdings, Inc.
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $569,055.00
Projected Expenses $543,317.00
Statements
Mission

Squash Haven's mission is to enrich the educational and life opportunities for New Haven young people through long term, individualized, and intensive academic support and enrichment, squash instruction, service, and college placement and support. 

The key to Squash Haven's success is our multi-faceted approach of year-round intense squash instruction, differentiated individual tutoring, group academic enrichment, and community service. In our first eight years, Squash Haven has helped New Haven students earn 32 national-level squash championships, 14 private-school scholarships, and annually over $450,000 in renewable school and summer financial aid. 100% of our first two senior classes will matriculate at four year colleges and universities. In addition, team members have given over 3500 hours of service to the New Haven community.

Squash Haven's short term outcome goals include the enhancement of: 

  • Academic Performance
  • Athletic Performance
  • Character Development
  • Commitment
  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Self-confidence
Squash Haven's long term outcome goals include:

·       Attendance at college preparatory high schools
·       Competitive squash throughout high school
·       Matriculation at and graduation from four year colleges 

Squash Haven is one of eighteen member programs of NUSEA, the National Urban Squash and Education Association. 

 Our key strategies for student success:

- High standards for commitment (90% attendance minimum). 
- High standards for academic performance with clearly articulated positive interventions for students who falter.  
- High standards for athletic engagement. 
- Daily emphasis on healthy habits with supplemental programming that furthers healthy lifestyles. 
- Intensive instruction and individual relationships (300 hours/year, over 50 weekly volunteers).
- Close coordination with schools, families, and others that help foster student success.

- Long term relationships with young people across domains
 
Background

Squash Haven has provided motivated, committed, and able New Haven students with life-changing opportunities since 2007. Our model is based on the leading examples of the National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA) member programs in cities throughout the country. Since 1996, NUSEA member programs have provided rigorous, year-round, and longitudinal academic and athletic support to low-income urban youth. With 100% high school graduation and 93% four-year college matriculation rates for program participants across programs, other examples gave us the confidence that a similar model of middle school support would yield lasting results for young people in New Haven. Each urban squash's program includes academic support, competitive squash instruction, and community service. Participants in each member program are selected from school partners where at least 70% of students' families meet federal low-income thresholds. Formally, NUSEA provides criteria for membership, a formal evaluation process, competitive opportunities, and a flexible but highly successful model for youth development. Informally, NUSEA member programs, their boards, and their staff support our development of best practices and professional development.


Squash Haven's choice of the sport of squash as a comprehensive format for implementing sustainable, lasting change in the lives of low-income New Haven youth is deliberate. Squash is physically demanding and requires a high level of fitness; it is played at most of our country's top independent secondary schools, colleges, and universities; our students make explicit connections to academically rigorous high school and college environments from their first days in the program. NUSEA squash programs are very well known among high schools and universities and have an excellent track record of matriculating students. This makes squash, a sport historically inaccessible to low-income families, not only a unique means to obtaining an excellent education and a vehicle to healthy development, but also an empowerment model with far-reaching, sustainable, and measurable outcomes.

In addition to external input from NUSEA member programs and other individual relationships our program has evolved as a function of experience and evaluation. In June 2014, our Board approved a three year strategic plan whose focus through 2017 will be on strengthening the program through investments in staffing and technology and transportation; building a strong system for supporting college students and working to ensure their college persistence and workforce readiness; and launching the Fund for Squash Haven, a million dollar quasi-endowment that will help further ensure our long term fiscal stability.

We actively work to engage school leaders and students' families. We interact with school leaders and teachers on an ongoing basis and have frequent, ongoing communication with families about student progress in addition to team celebrations involving families throughout the year including Culture Night, the Holiday party, and Family Tournament. We also recognize the merits of sustained partnerships with additional educational organizations, and have built relationships with academic and squash partners that allow us to help team members access additional opportunities. We provide the wraparound support that education reform initiatives have touted as being uniquely successful. In addition to the direct benefit of participation on team members, siblings and parents are positively empowered by our model.

Our work is strengthened by staff expertise that includes top educators and squash coaches. We also rely on a strong and talented volunteer corps, most of whom are drawn from the Yale squash team and undergraduate student communities. Squash Haven team members study and learn their sport every day alongside some of the most talented student-athletes in the country.

In addition to the strength of our program model and implementation, the program is well positioned because of the strength of our relationships with Yale Athletics and other supporters. We have a licensing agreement with Yale that gives us in kind access to classroom, office, and court space in addition to internet, photocopying, and other administrative support. Our in kind contributions, along with careful budgeting and cost management, make our costs per student among the lowest of NUSEA member programs.

Impact

Our top accomplishments from 2013-14 include the following:  

  • 91% program attendance, 96% school attendance, 86% team academic average
  • First class of high school seniors will be attending Central Connecticut State (New Haven Promise), Hamilton College, Lafayette College, UCONN Storrs (New Haven Promise), and UCONN Waterbury (New Haven Promise). One additional student is taking a gap year and working for Americorps' Public Allies program
  • 2 NUSEA National Urban Individual Champions, 3 NUSEA Team Champions, 3 US Squash Bronze National Champions, 34 students ranked nationally
  • Rising Wilbur Cross junior and top player Osuman Imoro is ranked #13 in the country in his first year in the Under 17 age group. Osuman qualified for US Gold Nationals, won the NUSEA Urban Individuals for Under 19, and was selected to play in the US Squash National Team Championships.
  • Summer and private school scholarships leverage program impact. This summer, team members will participate in Breakthrough New Haven, Center for Talented Youth, Choate Rosemary Hall summer school, Eaglebrook summer school, the NUSEA Citizenship Tour, Phillips Exeter Academy summer school, Tabor Academy summer school, Taft summer school, Ulysses S Grant, and Yale SCHOLARS.10 team members have received independent school scholarships.
Needs

1) The most critical challenge we currently face is limited office, classroom, and court access; we have one office, two dedicated academic spaces, and we do not have court access from 4:15-6 from September through May and about ten weekends per year.

2)  We do not have a van or any formal transportation. This limits the number of kids we can take to tournaments and matches.

3)  We would like to continue to increase the number of New Haven residents on our Board. Specifically, we would like someone who is interested in committing to our Development locally.

CEO Statement

Anyone who grew up playing a sport or participating on a team knows that some of life’s most valuable lessons can come through hitting a ball, encouraging a teammate, losing a tough match, or running sprints because you forgot your permission slip AGAIN. Squash Haven extends those lessons well beyond the courts to all aspects of our students’ lives. As we often say, Squash Haven is a family. The most important – and unique - component of the Squash Haven experience is our relationships. In a competitive non profit landscape where it would be easier to provide direct service to thousands, we have deliberately chosen to provide intensive and sustained long term support for low income urban students and their families. Why? 

Because at Squash Haven, we believe in the importance of continuity in young peoples’ lives. We know that in order to succeed, young people need mentors and role models who believe in them unconditionally but who also demand their best.  We know that in being known, accepted, and supported, young people are able to set ambitious but attainable goals. We also believe in the power of small communities to affect change. Students call us on weekends to ask for homework help, board members host students in their homes for away tournaments, volunteers give us feedback when they notice students struggling. Squash Haven makes it impossible to slip through the cracks because community exists and students are known at every level of our organization. By reframing the traditional roles of teacher, coach, and mentor, our students learn to believe in themselves and their futures. Students’ families, in turn, are empowered to be advocates in their childrens’ education and opportunities. 

I have heard the criticism that squash is an elitist sport, and I want to address it here. Urban squash is changing the face of the game in the United States and, with that change, is providing opportunity and access to generations of low income urban students and their families. Students from New Haven public schools begin to call Yale a home away from home throughout their adolescent years; from their earliest days in the program, students gain access to a world that they might never otherwise enter into. Students travel to new cities and schools for tournaments and are exposed to different cultures and ideas regularly.  Through daily programming and team bonding, they build friendships across race and class lines. And with each year at Squash Haven, they gain meaningful perspective on the importance of education through their own growth -- growth that is palpable, inspiring, and sustained over many years with our program.

Board Chair Statement

Squash Haven has enjoyed an extremely successful first seven years. The successes are due in large part to the strong support of Yale (particularly the Squash Coach and the Athletics Department), generous support from the Board, and the outstanding leadership staff has shown over the years. We are in the first year of a new strategic plan that will allow us to continue to strengthen the experience of our 100 team members in grades 5-12 in addition to our college alumni while building our long term financial reserves. Yale has encouraged our growth, our Board is committed, our staff is excited, and we will continue to need increased donor support to allow this great work to happen.

I have played squash for many years. It is a great form of physical and mental conditioning, it teaches sportsmanship, and, in a team format, it encourages teamwork and leadership. While most of our entering students are new to squash, they build friendships, within the program and with players from other urban program teams and from other schools. As they travel to tournaments, they become acquainted with different schools and cities, and learn about themselves in a competitive setting. We have two professional squash players on our Board who are engaged in the program and great role models for our students.

Our Board is committed to supporting a strong academic program, including public speaking as a life skill and to ensuring that the students engage in community service. We are committed to measuring the program's performance on a regular basis, and to delivering value to our donors.

There are many students in New Haven who could benefit from what Squash Haven offers, and yet there is little city funding for after-school programming. Through the generosity of Yale, our Board, and donors, we are helping our students achieve their potential, while overcoming some of the adversity many of them face. Our students are thriving at the high school – and now, college – levels, and they and their families continue to cite the positive role Squash haven has played in their development. . We seek the support of new donors, both financially and by providing time and services. The reward from helping these young students is enormous, and the friendships that donors form with the students, with the leadership team, and with other volunteers is an extra benefit. For current and potential squash players, there is an additional benefit-- getting to know and perhaps playing with professionals and outstanding amateurs as part of fund-raising benefits. Join us in our efforts -- you will enjoy the experience and help a great young student reach his full potential.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Centers and Clubs (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose
Secondary Organization Category Education / Educational Services
Tertiary Organization Category Recreation & Sports / Racquet Sports
Areas Served
New Haven

Team members come from a wide range of neighborhoods, with the highest percentages hailing from the Hill (20%), Fair Haven (17%), and Annex (12%). They attend 23 New Haven public schools, 1 Milford public school, and 6 independent schools; 5 program alumni are in college and 1 is doing a “gap year” with Public Allies before attending college. All students are selected as middle school students in the New Haven Public Schools. 

Programs
Description

Our Academic Program provides literacy-based enrichment and individualized homework help. Our primary academic goals are academic success and engagement, and, ultimately, placement into academically competitive high schools and colleges. Daily academic programming is overseen by Academic Director and New Haven Teach for America alumna Christi Elligers and Academic Coordinator Kyle Compton. In 5th and 6th grades, students split between literacy enrichment and homework help. In 7th and 8th grades, students spend the session on homework help and do enrichment once weekly.  High school academic programming is four hours per week and includes homework help, college writing seminar, and college prep. Summer academic programming for all ages focuses on weekly sessions designed to improve grammar, reading, and writing skills in addition to college preparation. A typical student to tutor ratio is 3:1 with individual tutors assigned as needed.   

Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) / Minorities / 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.
70% of team members will be on annual honor roll
80% of high school team members will be on track to qualify for New Haven Promise
Overall program attendance will be at minimum 90%
Each team member will play in at least 4 matches per year
At least 1/3 of team will be ranked nationally
100% of students' families will participate in at least three events annually
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.
90% of program graduates will attend four year colleges and will graduate within six years
80% of program graduates will qualify for New Haven Promise
100% of eighth grade students and families will submit magnet school lottery applications
100% of students will participate in meaningful summer programming to help prevent summer learning loss
 
 
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
GPAs:  Individual, grade level, and program academic averages are compiled quarterly.
Progress towards New Haven Promise: The city's standards for high, college ready academic achievement closely mirror our own 90% attendance, service, and behavior requirements.
Community service attendance is tracked by child and by project.
High School, Summer, and College Applications: Submitted through us,tracked internally.
National Squash Rankings: tracked internally
Monthly PEB score reports: Middle school students are rated daily in terms of their preparation (1-3), effort (1-3), and behavior (1-5). PEB scores reports are generated monthly.
Planner Tracking: All team members are required to complete a planner that is rated at each academic session with a check plus, check, or check minus.
Monthly and quarterly program data meetings: On the 1st of each month, staff meets to review student attendance, service, PEB, and vocabulary quiz data.At the end of each marking period, staff meets to review academic averages for the quarter and performance is given to students in quarterly report cards as well s reported in team meeting. Goals for the next period are set.
Annual Student and Family Surveys: 90% of students and families will express support of academic and squash progress.
 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
  • In 2013-14:

    ·  100% of seniors  accepted at 4 year colleges and are attending Central CT, Hamilton, Lafayette, and UCONN

    · 96% school attendance, 91% program attendance, 88% team academic average

    · 84% on track for New Haven Promise, 2 using scholarship

    · 100% of rising 9th submitted magnet school applications; 10 team members attended independent schools; 36 were selected for summer programs including Center for Talented Youth, Choate, and Yale SCHOLARS

    · Average of 180 hours of physical activity, 34 students ranked nationally and 1 as high as #12; 6 NUSEA national championships 

    · 745 hours of service, 88% did 10+ hours

    · Over 90% of students/families reported that Squash Haven made a difference in the following ways: commitment to learning, desire to do well in school, preparation for future, identifying positive role models, positive relationships with adults, positive values, making good decisions, and overall development.


Description

Our Squash Program consists of practices at Yale, team matches and tournaments.  In 2013-14, team members competed in two National Urban Championships, the US Squash Middle and High School Championships, myriad US Squash tournaments, and in dual matches against other youth programs and schools. Students also have the opportunity to work with prominent squash players including former World #1 and Board member Natalie Grainger and top professionals through summer scholarships.  Partnership with Yale's national caliber team allows students to learn the game with individualized instruction (2 or 3: 1 ratio). Our coaching staff includes: Executive Director Julie Greenwood, a three time All American and former Williams College Head Coach; Squash Director John Dewitt, a former Hamilton College #1; Assistant Coach Owen Butler, a former captain at Cornell University; all Yale varsity players; and other local volunteers. 

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / At-Risk Populations / Minorities
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Please see evaluation of middle and high school programs.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
In 2013-14 team members:
Won 4 national urban team championships, 3 national urban individual championships, and 3 US Squash Bronze Nationals Championships
 Achieved 34 individual national rankings
 Played in the US High School and Middle School Nationals
 All independent school students played on their school teams.
2/6 college students play on their college teams; at least 5 of this year's seniors plan to play
Top player Osuman Imoro is ranked #12 in the country
Hamilton College freshman Rafi Ouro-Aguy was the winningest player on her varsity team this year at the #6 position
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Played 42 matches and tournaments
Ranked as high as #21 in the country
 
 
 
 
 
Description All Squash Haven team members participate in at least 10 hours of service to the New Haven community each year. Along with instilling in our students an appreciation for giving back, community service provides valuable opportunities for learning and engaging with the New Haven community. This year, Squash Haven partnered with organizations and events such as Artwalk, Diaper Bank, FISH, Downtown Soup Kitchen, Tower One Nursing Home, CT Food Bank, Yale Farm, Urban Resources Initiative, Town Green, Solar Youth, West River Neighborhood Services, and more.  Throughout the year we welcome new partners and look forward to collaborating with community organizers of all types and trades!
Population Served / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description
Squash Haven's Middle School Program has provided motivated, committed, and able New Haven students with life-changing opportunities since 2007. Our oldest and most established program, the Middle School Program is the product of thoughtful planning, careful evaluation, and steady financial and organizational growth. Our model is based on the leading examples of the National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA) member programs in cities throughout the country. Since 1996, NUSEA member programs have provided rigorous, year-round, and longitudinal academic and athletic support to low-income urban youth.  Each urban squash's middle school program includes academic support, competitive squash instruction, high school placement and preparation, and community service. Participants in each member program are selected from school partners where at least 70% of students' families meet federal low-income thresholds.
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / Children Only (5 - 14 years) / Minorities
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
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. Long-term success for Middle School Program participants includes maintenance of high levels of school and program attendance throughout middle school (minimum 90%); achievement of grades that are consistent with New Haven Promise Standards (a 3.0); continued program participation (80% retention); and the development of positive friendships, self-confidence, and physical health (as self-reported by students and families.)
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Our outcome measures are clearly defined and easily tracked.

GPAs: All Squash Haven students and families give us signed access to educational records. Individual, grade level, and program academic averages are compiled quarterly.
 
Progress towards New Haven Promise: Since Squash Haven's inception, we have held students strictly accountable to 90% program attendance and a NUSEA-wide standard of ten community service hours per year. In 2009-10, we added requisite 90% school attendance and 3.0 GPA for continued participation.
 
High School and Summer Applications: Applications are submitted through us to all high school and summer opportunities, and are tracked internally.

National Squash Rankings

Student and Parent Year End Surveys
 
In addition, students are tracked through daily PEB (Preparation-Effort-Behavior) scores and planner completion.
 
 
 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
 Middle School Program Academic Average is 88% 
 
78% of Middle School Program participants would be on track to qualify for New Haven Promise.
 
 17 Middle School program participants applied to and attended competitive summer academic programs with our help includingvTaft Summer Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Choate, among others.
 
41% are ranked nationally, 100% played at least five matches in 2012-13.
 
Description Squash Haven's High College Bound Enrichment program. provides a continuum of care for middle school program students and families through their high school years. Our High School College Bound Enrichment Program includes continued training in competitive squash, academic support and enrichment, and community service.  It also provides direction and support for students and families through the college search, college application, and financial aid application processes in addition to Work Force Readiness training.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) / At-Risk Populations / 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.
75% of high school team members will be on track for New Haven Promise or Pathway to Promise each year.
 
90% of students will compete in a minimum of five competitive squash opportunities and 100 hours of squash training per year.
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. For students entering our High School Program, 90% will stay throughout high school and 90% will matriculate at four year colleges and universities.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.  Please see our evaluation methods.    
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

· OHigh school team members' GPA is higher than middle school team members

82% of high school team members are on track for New Haven Promise
 
 100% of first two classes will attend four year colleges and universities and are being accepted at many selective institutions including Connecticut College (2), Dickinson, Hamilton, Lafayette, Mt Holyoke, Skidmore, Syracuse, and UCONN Storrs among others.
 
Over 90% of students and/or families reported that Squash Haven made a difference for them in the following ways, among others: commitment to learning, desire to do well in school, preparation for future, identifying positive role models, developing positive relationships with adults, developing positive values, making good decisions, and overall development.
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Squash Haven is clear in its mission and each year our staff revisits and re-strengthens the structure of our programming to ensure that our work is directly aligned.  At this point we feel that opportunities for success and growth are many, and the challenges for our organization motivating and surmountable.   
 
Our small staff and tightly knit program provides unique day-to-day opportunities for success. The Squash Haven environment allows programming to extend well beyond the after-school setting.  For example, we train with the students for the New Haven Labor Day Race; we offer fun additional programming that includes older students mentoring younger students;  we frequently attend events throughout the city with students. awards banquet; and we actively work to connect needy students to mental health supports. Our philosophy is that more is more, and that the additional programming we do allows us to build relationships that transcend formal structures to provide a unique space where students can grow and learn.
CEO/Executive Director
Ms. Julie Greenwood
Term Start Feb 2007
Email julie@squashhaven.org
Experience

Executive Director Julie Greenwood came to Squash Haven from Williams College (MA), where she served as Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Women’s Squash Coach, Women’s Tennis Coach, Associate Athletic Director, and Acting Senior Woman Administrator. Julie’s squash teams at Williams always ranked between 6th and 9th in the country. Her tennis teams qualified for the NCAA Division III championships every year, winning the first-ever back to back titles in 2001 and 2002. In addition, Greenwood was a first-year academic advisor and oversaw NCAA Compliance and Championships hosting.

Greenwood has a longstanding interest in and commitment to youth, education, and community outreach. She spent six summers leading outdoor trips for middle and high school students and is a former board member of the Greylock ABC (A Better Chance) program as well as former community service coordinator for the Williams athletic department. Greenwood has also been a GED tutor for adults and former inmates.

Greenwood is a 1996 Williams graduate in History and Psychology. As an athlete she was a two-time NCAA Division III national doubles champion (tennis) and a three-time All-American in both tennis and squash. She was also the recipient of the Purple Key Award, given annually to the outstanding graduating male and female athlete, and was recently named as one of the top 30 athletes in Williams' last 30 years. She received her Masters in Education from Stanford in 2003.

Julie is a graduate of and two time Fellow for the Community Leadership Program, Executive Leadership Program, and Democracy School.  She recently finished a term on the board of the National Urban Squash and Education Association; she has chaired the NUSEA Committee on Academics and is currently part of a 6 member Executive Director Team working to implement evaluations for member programs.  In addition, Greenwood is one of the founding members of YODA, the Youth Organization Directors Alliance.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 6
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate 66%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-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

Squash Haven’s partnerships help further insure our students’ success. Squash Haven is one of eighteen member programs in the National Urban Squash and Education Association.   Squash Haven is held accountable to NUSEA standards in 16 areas of operation including attendance/attrition, school partnership low income thresholds, programming, budgeting, and strategic planning.  Yale University Athletics provides squash courts, classroom space, office space, photocopying, telecom/internet/ fax, utilities, tickets to Yale athletic events, and transportation to a major field trip. In addition, Yale Squash is committed to providing 30 hours of volunteer individualized squash instruction per week throughout the academic year. The Yale School of Management  has provided board fellows who have assisted with strategic planning, board review, and data.  SOM Outreach teams have also helped us focus on plans for communications and corporate outreach.

                New Haven Public Schools provides busing for all program participants after school to Yale’s Payne Whitney Gymnasium. Administrators and teachers provide access to student records and ongoing communication about student performance. Squash Haven students participate in Breakthrough New Haven at Hopkins School and the U.S. Grant Foundation at Yale at high rates and we track student progress in those programs through close communication with program administrators. Squash Haven also collaborates with the following schools for squash visits and/or education outings: Choate Rosemary Hall, Hotchkiss, Taft, Suffield Academy, Loomis Chaffee, Berkshire, Williston Northampton, and St. Luke’s, among others. Our community service program, where each team members does ten hours of community service per year, enabled us to collaborate with the following local organizations : Boys and Girls Clubs of New Haven, Fish, The Diaper Bank, Downtown Soup Kitchen, West River Neighborhood Housing, and Yale Sustainable Food Project among others.

Board Chair
Mr. Herbert S. Winokur Jr.
Company Affiliation Capricorn Holdings, Inc.
Term July 2006 to July 2015
Email hsw@capricornholdings.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr. Alec Arader Arader
Mr. Alec Arader
Mrs. Laura Aronstein
Mr. David Barrett David Barrett Partners
Dr. Eric Berger Psychiatrist, Yale University
Mr. Rob Berner CVC Capital Partners Advisory
Mr. Christian Brunet Brown Brothers Harriman
Mr. Tom Clayton
Mrs. Sequella Coleman
Ms. Maryellen Feeley Community Volunteer
Mr. Bob Gould Brown Brothers Harriman
Ms. Natalie Grainger Squash Professional
Mr. Mark Hayden Harrow Sports, GloProfessional
Mr. Jeff Huffman
Mr. Charlie Kingsley Wiggin and Dana
Mrs. Chrissy MacTaggart
Mrs. Karen Miller
Mr. Mike Morand
Ms. Nan O'Neill Community Volunteer
Mr. David Talbott Yale University Athletics
Mr. Mike VanLeesten Hopkins School, Breakthrough New Haven
Ms. Ann Vinci Retired
Mr. Mark Walsh
Ms. Annick Winokur Sportsometry
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 23
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 16
Female 9
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Crime Coverage
Disability Insurance
General Property Coverage
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Inland Marine and Mobile Equipment
Constituent Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Will Morris Choate Rosemary Hall
Youth Board Members
Additional Boards: Youth Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Standing Committees
Finance
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Human Resources / Personnel
Program / Program Planning
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Audit, Compliance and Controls
Additional Board/s Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Mr. Sam Chauncey Retired
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30 2015
Projected Revenue $569,055.00
Projected Expenses $543,317.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$429,466$385,369$290,473
Administration Expense$37,295$30,873$33,725
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.201.041.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%93%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$410,651$284,484$240,772
Current Assets$410,651$284,484$240,772
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$44,303$35,358$31,633
Total Net Assets$366,348$249,126$209,139
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $71,666The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $29,331 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountYale University Athletic Dept. $20,050Razoo Foundation $28,643 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Charles Englehard Foundation $20,000Yale University Athletic Dept. $20,050 --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities9.278.057.61
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? 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.
Address Squash Haven Inc.
70 Tower Parkway
New Haven, CT 06520
Primary Phone 203 464-8644
Contact Email info@squashhaven.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Julie Greenwood
Board Chair Mr. Herbert S. Winokur Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Capricorn Holdings, Inc.

 

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