OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL

Address
36-12 35TH AVE
ASTORIA, NY 11106
Contact
Website: http://www.owncs.org
Phone: +1 (718) 392-3405
Nonprofit
NTEE: B29 - Education
EIN: 11-3602805

Mission

OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL'S MISSION IS TO EDUCATE THE STUDENTS TO BECOME INDEPENDENT THINKERS AND LIFELONG LEARNERS. THE ORGANIZATION IS COMMITTED TO AN EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY BASED ON INQUIRY, ACTIVE AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, THROUGH A LITERACY-BASED, INTEGRATED AND RIGOROUS STANDARDS-DRIVEN CURRICULUM THAT ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY AND HONORS DIVERSITY.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2001
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area5602
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$588,984.00$559,863.00$561,825.00$514,226.00$498,110.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$472,500.00$462,864.00$462,864.00$460,382.00$442,242.00
Number of employees13213312713393
Number of people compensated >$100k33333
Number of volunteers8872020
Number of highly compensated contractors4434 
Personnel
Adland, Joshua
Title   TRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person   JOSHUA ADLANDJOSHUA ADLAND
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Betancourt, Jeanette
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personJEANETTE BETANCOURTJEANETTE BETANCOURTJEANETTE BETANCOURTJEANETTE BETANCOURTJEANETTE BETANCOURT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Bhagavan, Manu
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personMANU BHAGAVANMANU BHAGAVAN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Bogle, Richard
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated personRICHARD BOGLERICHARD BOGLERICHARD BOGLERICHARD BOGLERICHARD BOGLE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chin, Melissa
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated personMELISSA CHINMELISSA CHINMELISSA CHINMELISSA CHINMELISSA CHIN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Edmiston, Lisa
TitlePRINCIPALPRINCIPALPRINCIPALPRINCIPALPRINCIPAL
Name of key/compensated personLISA EDMISTONLISA EDMISTONLISA EDMISTONLISA EDMISTONLISA EDMISTON
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$130,087.00$133,473.00$133,473.00$131,869.00$120,961.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$26,977.00$27,730.00$18,992.00$17,215.00$21,960.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Emigili, Olubunmi
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personOLUBUNMI EMIGILIOLUBUNMI EMIGILI   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Espanol, Sara
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated personSARA ESPANOLSARA ESPANOLSARA ESPANOLSARA ESPANOLSARA ESPANOL
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Ferguson, Brian
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personBRIAN FERGUSONBRIAN FERGUSONBRIAN FERGUSONBRIAN FERGUSONBRIAN FERGUSON
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$209,801.00$200,226.00$200,226.00$196,117.00$195,020.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$19,821.00$21,603.00$24,194.00$20,351.00$15,829.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fitzgerald, Maura
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated personMAURA FITZGERALDMAURA FITZGERALDMAURA FITZGERALDMAURA FITZGERALDMAURA FITZGERALD
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Guadagnolo, Charles
TitleTREASURERTREASURERTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated personCHARLES GUADAGNOLOCHARLES GUADAGNOLOCHARLES GUADAGNOLOCHARLES GUADAGNOLOCHARLES GUADAGNOLO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Montaque, Karrine
TitleBUSINESS MANAGERBUSINESS MANAGERBUSINESS MANAGERBUSINESS MANAGERBUSINESS MANAGER
Name of key/compensated personKARRINE MONTAQUEKARRINE MONTAQUEKARRINE MONTAQUEKARRINE MONTAQUEKARRINE MONTAQUE
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$132,612.00$129,165.00$129,165.00$132,396.00$126,261.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$23,320.00$27,870.00$18,485.00$17,656.00$16,663.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Solinsky, Steven
Title  VICE PRESIDENT/TREASURERTRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person  STEVEN SOLINSKYSTEVEN SOLINSKYSTEVEN SOLINSKY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesOUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL (OWNCS) WAS ORGANIZED TO INCREASE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS THROUGH INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND TO ENABLE PARENTS TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION. IN FISCAL YEAR 2017, OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL OPERATED CLASSES FOR APPROXIMATELY 729 STUDENTS IN GRADES K-8.OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL (OWNCS) WAS ORGANIZED TO INCREASE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS THROUGH INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND TO ENABLE PARENTS TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION. IN FISCAL YEAR 2016, OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL OPERATED CLASSES FOR APPROXIMATELY 700 STUDENTS IN GRADES K-8.OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL WAS ORGANIZED TO INCREASE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS THROUGH INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND TO ENABLE PARENTS TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION. IN FISCAL YEAR 2014, OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL OPERATED CLASSES FOR APPROXIMATELY 700 STUDENTS IN GRADES K-8.OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL WAS ORGANIZED TO INCREASE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS THROUGH INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND TO ENABLE PARENTS TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION. IN FISCAL YEAR 2014, OWNCS OPERATED CLASSES FOR APPROXIMATELY 700 STUDENTS IN GRADES K-8.OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL WAS ORGANIZED TO INCREASE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS THROUGH INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND TO ENABLE PARENTS TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION. IN FISCAL YEAR 2013, OWNCS OPERATED CLASSES FOR APPROXIMATELY 700 STUDENTS IN GRADES K-8.
Program service expenses, total$9,547,942.00$9,055,086.00$9,296,261.00$8,981,239.00$8,469,146.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL (OWNCS) SERVES A SUCCESSFUL KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 8 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. THE SCHOOL PROVIDES ACADEMIC EDUCATIONAL SERVICE FOR 190 DAYS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. AS SUCH, THEIR STUDENTS ARE TESTED ON A REGULAR BASIS AS REQUIRED BY THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION. IN FISCAL YEAR 2017, THEY OPERATED CLASSES FOR 729 STUDENTS.
Program expenses$8,894,355.00$8,560,018.00$8,806,916.00$8,491,894.00$7,930,163.00
Program revenue$10,249,980.00$9,833,631.00$9,694,365.00$9,543,236.00$9,547,997.00
Program descriptionOUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL (OWNCS) SERVES A SUCCESSFUL KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 8 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. THE SCHOOL PROVIDES ACADEMIC EDUCATIONAL SERVICE FOR 190 DAYS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. AS SUCH, THEIR STUDENTS ARE TESTED ON A REGULAR BASIS AS REQUIRED BY THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION. IN FISCAL YEAR 2017, THEY OPERATED CLASSES FOR 729 STUDENTS.OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL (OWNCS) SERVES A SUCCESSFUL KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 8 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. THE SCHOOL PROVIDES ACADEMIC EDUCATIONAL SERVICE FOR 190 DAYS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. AS SUCH, THEIR STUDENTS ARE TESTED ON A REGULAR BASIS AS REQUIRED BY THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION. IN FISCAL YEAR 2016, THEY OPERATED CLASSES FOR 708 STUDENTS.OWNCS SERVES A SUCCESSFUL KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 8 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. THE SCHOOL PROVIDES ACADEMIC EDUCATIONAL SERVICE FOR 190 DAYS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. AS SUCH, OUR STUDENTS ARE TESTED ON A REGULAR BASIS AS REQUIRED BY THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION.OWNCS SERVES A SUCCESSFUL KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 8 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. THE SCHOOL PROVIDES ACADEMIC EDUCATIONAL SERVICE FOR 190 DAYS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. AS SUCH, OUR STUDENTS ARE TESTED ON A REGULAR BASIS AS REQUIRED BY THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION.OWNCS SERVES A SUCCESSFUL KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 8 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. THE SCHOOL PROVIDES ACADEMIC EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO APPROXIMATELY 700 STUDENTS FOR 190 DAYS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. AS SUCH, OUR STUDENTS ARE TESTED ON A REGULAR BASIS AS REQUIRED BY THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM OFFERS SPECIAL SERVICES TO QUALIFYING STUDENTS. SERVICES INCLUDE SPEECH, SPECIAL EDUCATION, RESOURCE ROOM AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. IN FISCAL YEAR 2017, THEY OPERATED CLASSES FOR 53 STUDENTS.
Program expenses$653,587.00$495,068.00$489,345.00$489,345.00$538,983.00
Program revenue$750,827.00$429,521.00$399,817.00$389,192.00$343,092.00
Program descriptionTHE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM OFFERS SPECIAL SERVICES TO QUALIFYING STUDENTS. SERVICES INCLUDE SPEECH, SPECIAL EDUCATION, RESOURCE ROOM AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. IN FISCAL YEAR 2017, THEY OPERATED CLASSES FOR 53 STUDENTS.THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM OFFERS SPECIAL SERVICES TO QUALIFYING STUDENTS. SERVICES INCLUDE SPEECH, SPECIAL EDUCATION, RESOURCE ROOM AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. IN FISCAL YEAR 2016, THEY OPERATED CLASSES FOR 37 STUDENTS.THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM OFFERS SPECIAL SERVICES TO QUALIFYING STUDENTS. SERVICES INCLUDE SPEECH, SPECIAL EDUCATION, RESOURCE ROOM AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE.THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM OFFERS SPECIAL SERVICES TO QUALIFYING STUDENTS. SERVICES INCLUDE SPEECH, SPECIAL EDUCATION, RESOURCE ROOM AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE.THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM OFFERS SPECIAL SERVICES TO QUALIFYING STUDENTS. SERVICES INCLUDE SPEECH, SPECIAL EDUCATION, RESOURCE ROOM AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$12,183,209.00$11,378,099.00$10,980,895.00$10,826,606.00$10,606,180.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$1,116,291.00$1,032,421.00$807,297.00$837,770.00$640,601.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$58,971.00$58,229.00$53,298.00$55,374.00$53,578.00
Investment income, current yr$16,634.00$8,960.00$5,681.00$4,451.00$6,531.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$1,116,291.00$1,032,421.00$807,297.00$837,770.00$640,601.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$49,477.00$50,127.00$44,248.00$51,957.00$67,959.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$11,000,807.00$10,286,591.00$10,123,669.00$9,932,428.00$9,891,089.00
Gross receipts$12,183,209.00$11,378,099.00$10,980,895.00$10,826,606.00$10,606,180.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from gov't grants$1,086,623.00$940,726.00$738,021.00$766,105.00$572,169.00
Revenue from all other contributions$29,668.00$91,695.00$69,276.00$71,665.00$68,432.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$49,477.00$50,127.00$44,248.00$51,957.00$67,959.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$16,634.00$8,960.00$5,681.00$4,451.00$6,531.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$11,787,906.00$11,336,903.00$11,459,546.00$11,025,464.00$10,373,044.00
Total functional expenses: program service $9,547,942.00$9,055,086.00$9,296,261.00$8,981,239.00$8,469,146.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$2,129,011.00$2,174,155.00$2,057,070.00$1,937,046.00$1,780,511.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$110,953.00$107,662.00$106,215.00$107,179.00$123,387.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$23,697.00$2,810.00$940.00$20,522.00$35,493.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$7,617,015.00$6,785,492.00$6,686,653.00$7,257,584.00$7,232,854.00
Total assets, beginning of year$6,785,492.00$6,686,653.00$7,257,584.00$7,232,854.00$7,027,360.00
Total liabilities$1,607,004.00$1,170,784.00$1,113,141.00$1,205,421.00$981,833.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$1,170,784.00$1,113,141.00$1,205,421.00$981,833.00$1,009,475.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$668,655.00$826,030.00$385,836.00$526,165.00$121,068.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$6,010,011.00$5,614,708.00$5,573,512.00$6,052,163.00$6,251,021.00
Net assets$6,010,011.00$5,614,708.00$5,573,512.00$6,052,163.00$6,251,021.00
Net assets, beginning of year$5,614,708.00$5,573,512.00$6,052,163.00$6,251,021.00$6,017,885.00
Other liabilities$677,777.00    
Other assets$51,386.00$51,386.00$61,030.00$174,604.00$213,178.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$443.00$246.00$230.00$302.00$890.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$246.00$230.00$302.00$890.00$600.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$395,303.00$41,196.00-$478,651.00-$198,858.00$233,136.00
Advertising (total)$27,940.00$17,426.00$27,208.00$17,192.00$28,522.00
Savings & temp cash investment$3,410,371.00$2,279,930.00$2,565,827.00$2,888,697.00$3,269,868.00
Accounts receivable, net$11,978.00$14,281.00$11,905.00$10,492.00$14,245.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$103,591.00$148,411.00$200,713.00$35,675.00$26,621.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$929,227.00$1,170,784.00$1,113,141.00$1,205,421.00$981,833.00
Total net assets or fund balances$6,010,011.00$5,614,708.00$5,573,512.00$6,052,163.00$6,251,021.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$153,616.00$199,001.00$243,849.00$250,525.00$246,868.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members88798
Number of independent voting members88798
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-012014-07-012013-07-012012-07-01
Tax year end date2017-06-012016-06-012015-06-012014-06-012013-06-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-05-212017-10-042016-07-282015-07-152014-06-30
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.02013v4.02012v2.1
Filing identifier201801219349300330201741289349302154201621259349300537201511329349305006201421329349303862
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