INROADS New England Region
PO Box 8794
Saint Louis MO 63101-8794
Contact Information
Address PO Box 8794
Saint Louis, MO 63101-8794
Telephone (860) 278-9000 x2606
Fax 203-975-1996
E-mail ebradley@INROADS.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1976
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Donald McAulay
Board Chair William Queen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Travelers Ocean Marine Business Unit
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
Background

Founded in 1970, INROADS began as the vision of Frank C. Carr, a corporate executive who, inspired by Martin Luther King's powerful vision, became increasingly concerned about the lack of ethnic and gender diversity in corporate management. Carr left his position as a corporate executive to begin INROADS, a nonprofit that would prepare talented minority students for positions of leadership in business and the community. Today, INROADS has evolved into an international organization that identifies, recruits and develops exceptional diverse and talented students throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, and coaches and trains them so they can become high-performing contributors in the workplace. INROADS’ programs target high-potential, underserved students across the nation. On a local level, INROADS provides services through its regional offices. INROADS serves New Haven through its New England Regional Office located in Hartford.

Since INROADS’ founding, it has worked to create business and community leaders who are representative of the country’s diversity. The nation’s largest nonprofit provider of salaried internships, INROADS achieves its objectives by placing diverse, promising youth in corporate environments, by developing future leaders, and by preparing them for career success and leadership roles. INROADS supports participants throughout their professional life cycles, from pre-college through late career. Core programs are:

· College Links: Targeting underserved high school students, this comprehensive academic enrichment, career immersion and awareness program seeks to increase the number of underserved students who graduate and ensure that they are prepared to succeed as future business and community leaders.

· Leadership Development Program: In its signature program, INROADS places promising students into paid internships with the goal of a permanent job offer for every intern upon graduation. Interns also attend training and coaching sessions hosted by INROADS to foster business and leadership skills.
 
· Mid Career Development: Professional development is provided to alumni, leveraging the resource and networking connections necessary to excel at every stage in the career cycle.
Impact
Accomplishments of the past year:
1.  After mentoring, training and coaching more than 500 students,  placed 271 interns in the New England Region in various Fortune 500 companies.
2.  Formed a new corporate partnership with Hubbell Inc., an international manufacturer of electrical and electronic products for non-residential and residential construction and industrial/utility applications which, due to their successful experience their first year relationship with INROADS, has now grown into a larger opportunity for additional communications and video marketing student placements.
3.We held our 1st Annual College Links INROADS Leadership Summit attended by 50 college-bound, high school seniors. At this free summit, students particiapte in engaging sessions designed to assist the transition into college and become primed for successful careers through workshops focusing on college survival, leadership, personal branding and work readiness skills.  Students explore various careers through corporate tours with INROADS clients such as Travelers, United Technologies, and Gerber to name a few. 
4.   Held our 1st Annual Corporate Interview Day where 125 students were interviewed by our corporate partners to hone their interviewing skills, gain exposure to various companies and their needs and an opportunity to see and consider other industries.
Goals for the current year:
1.  To ensure a steady supply of high-quality intership positions by deepening relationships with current corporate partners, attracting new corporate partners and increasing ROI for all partners.
2.  Strengthen engagement of INROADS alumni to help them excel at every stage of the career cycle and serve as mentors for current INROADS interns.
3.  Attract resources to INROADS to help us carry out our mission.
4.  Expand the College Links program so there is a well established pipeline of students from college-bound high school students through alumni to help in all stages of the career cycle.
Needs
Top most pressing needs:
1.  Financial support to carry out the mission of our organization
2.  Volunteer support
3.  Additional corporate relationships for intern placement
4.  In-kind resources
CEO Statement

After 25 years of Human Resource experience in Corporate America it is a refreshing opportunity for me to be able to work for an organization where I can directly see the fruits of my labor. INROADS is truly an organization that has changed or shall I say "Transformed" lives. This organization works diligently to identify underserved talent and find practical work experiences for them to discover their talents. What is also unique about INROADS is how we coach and advise INROADS interns on their career decisions and the challenges they face through their college experience. Even though we put a lot of emphasis on the internship experience our relationship goes beyond the internship as we develop each intern as a corporate or community leader. INROADS has been in existence since 1970 and the true mission of the organization hasn’t changed. From inception we’ve looked for diamonds in the rough who need additional corporate polish to those who have great business presence but just don’t have access or a defined network. Providing access and exposure to business and community leaders are major elements of the INROADS program and leveraging the 26,000+ alumni is a key vehicle to making this happen. All INROADS interns learn the value of giving back and community service very early in the process. So once they become alumni the concept of reaching back and helping someone else make the transition into college or corporate America becomes second nature. To be part of an organization that makes a difference and provides opportunities to young people is personally rewarding and makes work not feel like work. At INROADS we are in the business of making a difference and I am sure if you were to ask the 26,000+ alumni about the impact INROADS had on their career and professional experience I am sure they would all respond positively. INROADS works!

Board Chair Statement

As the New England Regional Board Chair, I am excited to represent an organization like INROADS. I am not only the chair but a corporate client of INROADS as President of Travelers Ocean Marine Business Unit, so I get the benefit of having INROADS be a key contributor to Travelers intern program and entry level talent pipeline. Travelers and INROADS have enjoyed a long partnership and built a relationship of collaboration. I volunteer as the Board Chair with an organization that is not only fulfilling a need in the community but also in corporate America. When the late Frank Carr attended the March on Washington, he left with a heavy heart and a committed spirit to change the complexion of corporate America. From that dream was birthed INROADS which has grown to an organization that spans 12 regions across the US and covers Mexico, and Canada. INROADS mission is to identify underserved talent and place them in business and industry and to prepare them for corporate and community leadership. I get the chance be a part of this transformation. Last year in the New England region we were able to partner with a CT vendor who was able to provide business attire for 3 INROADS candidate who through the efforts of INROADS received a corporate interview but didn’t have professional attire. INROADS works to go above and beyond to make a difference in a young person’s life. As a board member I don’t always get a chance to see all the day to day activities but I hear the stories from alumni, and testimonies from our interns. INROADS really makes a difference and we are in the business of transforming lives. In spite of the economy, business restructuring, downsizing, and business re-engineering, INROADS for over 40 years has continued to fulfill their mission. It hasn't been easy and we are always looking for new companies to place an intern or volunteers to facilitate training sessions. We work in work or corporate partners to identify volunteers and we rely heavily on INROADS alumni. INROADS is a community based organization that has a formula to impact Corporate and Community Leadership. INROADS is definitely an advantage and I am proud to be a member of the National Board and Chair of the New England Region.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Employment / Employment Preparation & Procurement
Areas Served
Ansonia
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
State wide
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
INROADS New England  is the New England regional division of our national organization.  We are committed to the entire state of Connecticut with a significant focus on the Greater New Haven area.
Programs
Description

Through the College Links pre-college program, INROADS identifies, prepares and equips high potential yet underresourced high school students for future college success. College Links creates opportunities for teens to nurture their talents and personal power through early intervention and support. The program recruits potential College Links scholars; provides them with business skill education and support; connects them with professional mentors and other interns to begin to create a business and career network; and prepares them for career success. In this way, College Links focuses on developing career awareness with scholars and their families to ensure that as critical personal and academic decisions are shaped, an academic and career pathway is established for success in college and career. 

Population Served Minorities / Other Named Groups /
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.

Success will be measured by survey responses after the completion of our College Links Leadership Summit, attendees who are fully matriculated in a four-year college/univerisity and maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to participate in the INROADS program.  These students will be availabe for placement with one of our coproate partners and their performance will be monitored and measured throughout their intern/corporate relationship.

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.
Success can be measured by high school students who participate in our College Links program who successfully complete their college careers and obtain a leadership employment opportunity with one of our corporate partners upon graduation.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Surveys, college transcripts, monthly coaching sessions with INROADS managers and performance evaluations completed by our corporate partners.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
The College Links Program began in 2013.  However, our recently formed partnership with Hubbell Inc. began with one internship opportunity and has now grown to multiple opportunies.  Also, we place approximately120 students within the United Technologies companies (Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky Aircraft, United Technologies Aerospace).  Because of our mentoring, coaching and various training programs, this number continues to grow year after year.
Description

Through the Leadership Development Program, INROADS’ core service, INROADS identifies, prepares and equips high-achieving yet underserved college-age students for corporate readiness with business soft skills, professional development activities, academic and career support, and a salaried internship. Using a blended learning model, the Leadership Development Program targets students from a wide variety of majors and places them into paid corporate internships, all designed to produce future leaders who reflect the nation’s diversity. Participants receive intensive pre-employment training, monthly coaching and advising, online training, experiential learning and community service. Additionally, in many INROADS markets interns are eligible for INROADS academic scholarships through a competitive process designed to recognize, encourage and support outstanding interns who demonstrate leadership and scholarship.

 

Population Served Minorities / Other Named Groups /
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.
Positive feedback from our corporation and business coordinators through performance evaluations and continuous dialog betwee the INROADS manager and the corporate partners.
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.
Success can be measured by college students who participate in our Leadership Development program who successfully complete their college careers while maintaining a 3.0 GPA (required in oder to be an INROADS intern), obtain an internship with one of our coporate partners and receive positive feedback upon completion and obtain a leadership employment opportunity with one of our corporate partners upon graduation.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Placement opportunities, performance evaluations, surveys, coaching sessions, alumni engagment.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
A conversation with one of our corporate partners and INROADS alumni:
 
"UTC is focused on developing and retaining top talent,” said William Ampofo, Vice President, Supply Chain Business Process Management for UTC Aerospace Systems and Executive Champion for the UTC INROADS Alumni Network. “I began my career at UTC as an INROADS intern almost 20 years ago and our partnership with INROADS continues to produce a rich pipeline of talent. UTC INROADS alumni can be found across the various UTC businesses, and our ability to leverage this rich pool of talent allows us to continuously improve our processes and create innovative products and services.”
Description

INROADS begins supporting promising talent before they graduate from high school and maintains this connection as those participants leave college and build their careers. INROADS maintains an active alumni association, and through it, alumni play an integral role in ensuring that the mission and vision of INROADS thrives. They remain engaged as internship providers, donors, mentors and volunteers who work with INROADS to deliver training and support to INROADS interns and new members of the alumni community. INROADS’ Professional Connection provides a centralized and confidential resume referral service that provides a continuing link between INROADS alumni and sponsoring companies. In addition, special events such as the Frank C. Carr Day of Service and golf tournaments connect INROADS alumni to one another and to current interns for partnerships and potential opportunities.

 

Population Served Adults / Minorities / Other Named Groups
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.
Short and Long Term Goals can be measured equally. 
 
Success can be measured by overall alumni engagment determined by post-graduation involvement, how many encourage personal and/or corporate giving, the willingness to mentor current interns and be an overal INROADS Ambassador.
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.
Success can be measured by overall alumni engagment determined by post-graduation involvement, how many encourage personal and/or corporate giving, the willingness to mentor current interns and be an overal INROADS Ambassador.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
We have bi-weekly Alumni Association meetings where various topics are discussed and activities to assist with ongoing INROADS projects involving current interns are planned.
CEO/Executive Director
Donald McAulay
Term Start Jan 2012
Email dmcaulay@INROADS.org
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 8
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 11
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 63%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Senior Manager - Boston
Title Senior Manager - Boston
Title Senior Manager - Hartford
Title Senior Manager - Stamford
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Not-For-Profit AwardNational Society of Hispanic MBAS2002
Alliance Twenty First Century - Special Recognition AwardCentral Connecticut State University2002
Excellence - Conversion AwardINROADS2002
Annual Personal Giving AwardINROADS2003
Comments
CEO Comments
INROADS New England Region is affiliated with the United Way Capital Area Donor Choice #5350.
Board Chair
William Queen
Company Affiliation Travelers Ocean Marine Business Unit
Term June 2013 to May 2015
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Peter Brennan PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Stephen Johnson PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Lawanda Thompson Pfizer
Shawn Tubman Liberty Mutual
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 1
Unspecified 0
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start June 01 2013
Fiscal Year End Aug 31 2014
Projected Revenue $1,530,869.00
Projected Expenses $1,488,530.00
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Audit Documents
Audit Report2014
Audit Report2013
Audit Report2012
Audit Report2011
IRS Letter of Exemption
Tax Exempt Status Letter
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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$28,536$91,347$81,433
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
------
$1,503,173$1,513,790$1,216,988
Investment Income, Net of Losses$164,829($42,241)$178,203
Membership Dues------
Special Events$153,995$114,850$122,236
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$1,355,909$1,335,369$1,538,377
Administration Expense$304,005$412,932$425,411
Fundraising Expense$79,362$67,942$76,787
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.060.920.78
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%74%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue43%33%38%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$1,547,783$1,627,540--
Current Assets$460,728$88,262--
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$10,151$226,165--
Total Net Assets$1,537,632$1,401,375--
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities45.390.39--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments ***INROADS New England operates under the 501c3 of INROADS Group (a National organization) . The 990s and audits contained in this profile are those for INROADS Group. The previous three years of financial information in the profile is specific to INROADS New England***
 
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 input 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 PO Box 8794
Saint Louis, MO 631018794
Primary Phone 860 278-9000 2606
Contact Email ebradley@INROADS.org
CEO/Executive Director Donald McAulay
Board Chair William Queen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Travelers Ocean Marine Business Unit

 

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