NEW YORK SUN WORKS INC

Address
157 Columbus Avenue
NEW YORK, NY 10023
Contact
Website: http://www.nysunworks.org
Phone: +1 (212) 757-7560
Nonprofit
NTEE: U30 - Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences Research and Promotion
EIN: 20-0670312

Mission

NYSW BUILDS INNOVATIVE SCIENCE LABS IN URBAN SCHOOLS. THROUGH ITSGREENHOUSE PROJECT INITIATIVE, NYSW USES HYDROPONIC FARMING TECHNOLOGYTO EDUCATE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABILITY.
 201620152014
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2004
Subsection501(c)(3)
Organization typeCorporation
Metropolitan statistical area5602
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$104,444.00$55,152.00$61,619.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$107,444.00$107,578.00$101,312.00
Number of employees855
Number of people compensated >$100k000
Number of volunteers12120
Number of highly compensated contractors000
Personnel
Brack, Jill
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person JILL BRACKJILL BRACK
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
Position Individual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Brack, Reginald
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person REGINALD BRACKREGINALD BRACK
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
Position Individual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Caplow, Theodore
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personTHEODORE CAPLOWDR THEODORE CAPLOWDR THEODORE CAPLOW
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
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
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Edwardson, Rebecca
TitleTreasurerCHAIRTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personREBECCA EDWARDSONREBECCA EDWARDSONREBECCA EDWARDSON
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
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
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Eisenberger, Nicholas
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person NICHOLAS EISENBERGERNICHOLAS EISENBERGER
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
Position Individual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Lahman, Dede
Titleboard memberSECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated personDEDE LAHMANDEDE LAHMANDEDE LAHMAN
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
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
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Maxey, Chris
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person CHRIS MAXEYCHRIS MAXEY
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
Position Individual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Nehmeh, Sarah
TitleBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personSARAH NEHMEH  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Richardson, Aaron
TitleBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personAARON RICHARDSON  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Robards, Sidsel
Titlechair-dir devTREASURERCHAIR,
Name of key/compensated personSIDSEL ROBARDSSIDSEL ROBARDSSIDSEL ROBARDS
Average hours per week working for org30.0030.0030.00
Reportable compensation from org$53,722.00$53,789.00$50,656.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$1,355.00$1,352.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Sametz, Laura
TitleSecretaryBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personLAURA SAMETZLAURA SAMETZLAURA SAMETZ
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
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
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Zamora, Manuela
TitleEXECUTIVE DIREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personMANUELA ZAMORAMANUELA ZAMORAMANUELA ZAMORA
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$53,722.00$53,789.00$50,656.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$8,959.00$10,962.00
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Zapin, Melissa
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personMELISSA ZAPINMELISSA ZAPINMELISSA ZAPIN
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
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
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Zelvin, Diana
TitleBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personDIANA ZELVIN  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesNYSW BUILDS INNOVATIVE SCIENCE LABS IN URBAN SCHOOLS. THROUGH ITSGREENHOUSE PROJECT INITIATIVE, NYSW USES HYDROPONIC FARMING TECHNOLOGYTO EDUCATE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABILITY.NEW YORK SUN WORKS, INC. (NYSW) BUILDS INNOVATIVE SCIENCE LABS IN URBAN SCHOOLS. THROUGH ITS GREENHOUSE PROJECT INITIATIVE, NYSW USES HYDROPONIC FARMING TECHNOLOGY TO EDUCATE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABILITY.NEW YORK SUN WORKS, INC. (NYSW) BUILDS INNOVATIVE SCIENCE LABS IN URBAN SCHOOLS. THROUGH ITS GREENHOUSE PROJECT INITIATIVE, NYSW USES HYDROPONIC FARMING TECHNOLOGY TO EDUCATE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABILITY.
Program expenses (total)$452,826.00$443,573.00$346,755.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
FORM 990, PART I, LINE 1, DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION MISSION:NEW YORK SUN WORKS, INC. (NYSW) BUILDS INNOVATIVE SCIENCE LABS IN URBANSCHOOLS. THROUGH ITS GREENHOUSE PROJECT INITIATIVE, NYSW USESHYDROPONIC FARMING TECHNOLOGY TO EDUCATE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ABOUTTHE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABILITY.FORM 990, PART III, LINE 4A, PROGRAM SERVICE ACCOMPLISHMENTS:THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT IS DEDICATED TO IMPROVING K THROUGH 12 GRADEENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE EDUCATION IN NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS THROUGH BUILDING21ST CENTURY URBAN FARMING/SCIENCE LABS, A HANDSON INTEGRATEDCURRICULUM, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.SCIENCE LAB:A GREENHOUSE PROJECT LABORATORY IS TYPICALLY BUILT AS A TRADITIONALGREENHOUSE TO ACCOMMODATE A HYDROPONIC URBAN FARM AND ENVIRONMENTALSCIENCE LABORATORY. GRADE SCHOOL CHILDREN WILL GROW FOOD, WHILELEARNING HANDSON ABOUT NUTRITION, WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, EFFICIENTLAND USE, CLIMATE CHANGE, BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION, CONTAMINATION,POLLUTION, WASTE MANAGEMENT, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. TO FACILITATETHIS HANDSON LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT LABORATORYWILL ALSO INCLUDE SOLAR PANELS, HYDROPONIC GROWING SYSTEMS, A RAINWATERCATCHMENT SYSTEM, A WEATHER STATION AND A VERMI COMPOSTING STATION.CURRICULUM:NEW YORK SUN WORKS HAS DEVELOPED A K-8TH GRADE INNOVATIVE HANDS-ONINTEGRATED SCIENCE CURRICULUM. THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT KINDERGARTENTHROUGH 5TH GRADE CORE CURRICULUM INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO CUTTING-EDGETECHNOLOGY AND CONNECTS SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH SUSTAINABLEURBAN FARMING. THE CURRICULUM HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO INSPIRE STUDENTS TOASK QUESTIONS, INVESTIGATE SYSTEMS, MAKE PREDICTIONS, AND DESIGNSOLUTIONS. THE CURRICULUM EMPHASIZES THE CHILD'S PERSPECTIVE IN THEPROCESS OF LEARNING AND PROMOTES PROJECT BASED, CRITICAL THINKING, ANDCOLLABORATIVE WORK. UNDERSTANDING IS ACHIEVED THROUGH DISCUSSIONS ANDCOLLABORATION AS A RESULT OF THE COMBINATION OF PRACTICE AND CONCEPTUALEXPLANATIONS.THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT'S 6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH GRADE CURRICULUM HAS BEENDEVELOPED UNDER THE CHALLENGE BASED MODULE DESIGN BASED ON THE NOVARESCHOOLS MODEL. MODULES ARE INTENSIVE, SHORT-TERM INTERDISCIPLINARYCOURSES DEVELOPED AROUND REAL-WORD CHALLENGES. THESE CHALLENGE BASEDMODULES DELVE INTO STEM AND SUSTAINABILITY CONCEPTS THROUGH LONG-TERMINDEPENDENT PROJECTS CONNECTED TO REAL WORLD PROBLEMS AND APPLICATIONS.IN THIS WAY, THE STUDENTS' WORK ACTUALLY ADDRESSES GLOBAL REALITIES ANDSOLVING MODERN DAY PROBLEMS BECOMES THE DRIVING FORCE OF THE MODULE.EACH DAY IN CLASS, STUDENTS WORK TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING AND SOLVING "THECHALLENGE" THROUGH CONTENT AND SKILLS. THE MODULAR APPROACH OF LEARNINGPROVIDES CONTEXT-BASED COMMON CORE STANDARDS CONTENT AND ENABLESSTUDENTS TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE AT A HIGH LEVEL OF QUALITY. STUDENTSSTUDY A TOPIC, IDENTIFY A PROBLEM, FORM A HYPOTHESIS, DESIGN ANEXPERIMENT/A PROJECT, TEST THE HYPOTHESIS, AND ANALYZE THE RESULTS.STUDENTS WORK WITH PEERS, THEIR TEACHERS, AND EXPERTS IN THEIRCOMMUNITIES. THEY DEVELOP A DEEPER KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECTS, SOLVECHALLENGES, TAKE ACTION, SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES, AND ENTER INTO AGLOBAL DISCUSSION ABOUT IMPORTANT ISSUES.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:NEW YORK SUN WORKS HAS IDENTIFIED TEACHER SUPPORT AND PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT AS A CRUCIAL COMPONENT OF THE GREENHOUSE PROJECTINITIATIVE. NYSW HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER A DYNAMIC TEAM OF SCIENTISTS,TECHNICIANS, URBAN FARMERS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES FOR AN ENGAGINGCOURSE WHICH FOCUSES ON A RANGE OF CURRENT TOPICS IN URBANSUSTAINABILITY. THIS COURSE WAS CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THEMANHATTAN SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN P.S. 333 TO SUPPORT TEACHERS' ABILITY TOPROVIDE AN ENGAGING STEM + SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION TO THEIR STUDENTSAND HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S AFTER SCHOOLPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (ASPDP). PARTICIPATING TEACHERSRECEIVE 3 PROFESSIONAL CREDITS FOR THE COURSE, WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TOTHE NYS 175-HOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENT. PARTICIPATINGTEACHERS ARE PROVIDED WITH ALL ASSOCIATED MATERIALS, INCLUDING SMALLHYDROPONIC KITS AND COMPOSTING BINS FOR CLASSROOM USE. THIS COURSE HASBEEN OFFERED 6 CONSECUTIVE TIMES AND WILL BE OFFERED ON AN ONGOINGBASIS 3 TIMES PER YEAR.
Program expenses$452,826.00$443,573.00$346,755.00
Program revenue$375,743.00$237,582.00$97,529.00
Program descriptionFORM 990, PART I, LINE 1, DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION MISSION:NEW YORK SUN WORKS, INC. (NYSW) BUILDS INNOVATIVE SCIENCE LABS IN URBANSCHOOLS. THROUGH ITS GREENHOUSE PROJECT INITIATIVE, NYSW USESHYDROPONIC FARMING TECHNOLOGY TO EDUCATE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ABOUTTHE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABILITY.FORM 990, PART III, LINE 4A, PROGRAM SERVICE ACCOMPLISHMENTS:THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT IS DEDICATED TO IMPROVING K THROUGH 12 GRADEENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE EDUCATION IN NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS THROUGH BUILDING21ST CENTURY URBAN FARMING/SCIENCE LABS, A HANDSON INTEGRATEDCURRICULUM, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.SCIENCE LAB:A GREENHOUSE PROJECT LABORATORY IS TYPICALLY BUILT AS A TRADITIONALGREENHOUSE TO ACCOMMODATE A HYDROPONIC URBAN FARM AND ENVIRONMENTALSCIENCE LABORATORY. GRADE SCHOOL CHILDREN WILL GROW FOOD, WHILELEARNING HANDSON ABOUT NUTRITION, WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, EFFICIENTLAND USE, CLIMATE CHANGE, BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION, CONTAMINATION,POLLUTION, WASTE MANAGEMENT, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. TO FACILITATETHIS HANDSON LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT LABORATORYWILL ALSO INCLUDE SOLAR PANELS, HYDROPONIC GROWING SYSTEMS, A RAINWATERCATCHMENT SYSTEM, A WEATHER STATION AND A VERMI COMPOSTING STATION.CURRICULUM:NEW YORK SUN WORKS HAS DEVELOPED A K-8TH GRADE INNOVATIVE HANDS-ONINTEGRATED SCIENCE CURRICULUM. THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT KINDERGARTENTHROUGH 5TH GRADE CORE CURRICULUM INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO CUTTING-EDGETECHNOLOGY AND CONNECTS SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH SUSTAINABLEURBAN FARMING. THE CURRICULUM HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO INSPIRE STUDENTS TOASK QUESTIONS, INVESTIGATE SYSTEMS, MAKE PREDICTIONS, AND DESIGNSOLUTIONS. THE CURRICULUM EMPHASIZES THE CHILD'S PERSPECTIVE IN THEPROCESS OF LEARNING AND PROMOTES PROJECT BASED, CRITICAL THINKING, ANDCOLLABORATIVE WORK. UNDERSTANDING IS ACHIEVED THROUGH DISCUSSIONS ANDCOLLABORATION AS A RESULT OF THE COMBINATION OF PRACTICE AND CONCEPTUALEXPLANATIONS.THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT'S 6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH GRADE CURRICULUM HAS BEENDEVELOPED UNDER THE CHALLENGE BASED MODULE DESIGN BASED ON THE NOVARESCHOOLS MODEL. MODULES ARE INTENSIVE, SHORT-TERM INTERDISCIPLINARYCOURSES DEVELOPED AROUND REAL-WORD CHALLENGES. THESE CHALLENGE BASEDMODULES DELVE INTO STEM AND SUSTAINABILITY CONCEPTS THROUGH LONG-TERMINDEPENDENT PROJECTS CONNECTED TO REAL WORLD PROBLEMS AND APPLICATIONS.IN THIS WAY, THE STUDENTS' WORK ACTUALLY ADDRESSES GLOBAL REALITIES ANDSOLVING MODERN DAY PROBLEMS BECOMES THE DRIVING FORCE OF THE MODULE.EACH DAY IN CLASS, STUDENTS WORK TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING AND SOLVING "THECHALLENGE" THROUGH CONTENT AND SKILLS. THE MODULAR APPROACH OF LEARNINGPROVIDES CONTEXT-BASED COMMON CORE STANDARDS CONTENT AND ENABLESSTUDENTS TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE AT A HIGH LEVEL OF QUALITY. STUDENTSSTUDY A TOPIC, IDENTIFY A PROBLEM, FORM A HYPOTHESIS, DESIGN ANEXPERIMENT/A PROJECT, TEST THE HYPOTHESIS, AND ANALYZE THE RESULTS.STUDENTS WORK WITH PEERS, THEIR TEACHERS, AND EXPERTS IN THEIRCOMMUNITIES. THEY DEVELOP A DEEPER KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECTS, SOLVECHALLENGES, TAKE ACTION, SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES, AND ENTER INTO AGLOBAL DISCUSSION ABOUT IMPORTANT ISSUES.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:NEW YORK SUN WORKS HAS IDENTIFIED TEACHER SUPPORT AND PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT AS A CRUCIAL COMPONENT OF THE GREENHOUSE PROJECTINITIATIVE. NYSW HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER A DYNAMIC TEAM OF SCIENTISTS,TECHNICIANS, URBAN FARMERS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES FOR AN ENGAGINGCOURSE WHICH FOCUSES ON A RANGE OF CURRENT TOPICS IN URBANSUSTAINABILITY. THIS COURSE WAS CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THEMANHATTAN SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN P.S. 333 TO SUPPORT TEACHERS' ABILITY TOPROVIDE AN ENGAGING STEM + SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION TO THEIR STUDENTSAND HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S AFTER SCHOOLPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (ASPDP). PARTICIPATING TEACHERSRECEIVE 3 PROFESSIONAL CREDITS FOR THE COURSE, WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TOTHE NYS 175-HOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENT. PARTICIPATINGTEACHERS ARE PROVIDED WITH ALL ASSOCIATED MATERIALS, INCLUDING SMALLHYDROPONIC KITS AND COMPOSTING BINS FOR CLASSROOM USE. THIS COURSE HASBEEN OFFERED 6 CONSECUTIVE TIMES AND WILL BE OFFERED ON AN ONGOINGBASIS 3 TIMES PER YEAR.SEE SCHEDULE OTHE GREENHOUSE PROJECT IS DEDICATED TO IMPROVING K THROUGH 12 GRADE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE EDUCATION IN NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS THROUGH BUILDING 21ST CENTURY URBAN FARMING/SCIENCE LABS, A HANDS-ON INTEGRATED CURRICULUM, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.SCIENCE LAB:A GREENHOUSE PROJECT LABORATORY IS TYPICALLY BUILT AS A TRADITIONAL GREENHOUSE TO ACCOMMODATE A HYDROPONIC URBAN FARM AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LABORATORY. GRADE SCHOOL CHILDREN WILL GROW FOOD, WHILE LEARNING HANDS-ON ABOUT NUTRITION, WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, EFFICIENT LAND USE, CLIMATE CHANGE, BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION, CONTAMINATION, POLLUTION, WASTE MANAGEMENT, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. TO FACILITATE THIS HANDS-ON LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT LABORATORY WILL ALSO INCLUDE SOLAR PANELS, HYDROPONIC GROWING SYSTEMS, A RAINWATER CATCHMENT SYSTEM, A WEATHER STATION AND A VERMI COMPOSTING STATION.CURRICULUM:NEW YORK SUN WORKS HAS DEVELOPED A K-8TH GRADE INNOVATIVE HANDS-ON INTEGRATED SCIENCE CURRICULUM. THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 5TH GRADE CORE CURRICULUM INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND CONNECTS SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH SUSTAINABLE URBAN FARMING. THE CURRICULUM HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO INSPIRE STUDENTS TO ASK QUESTIONS, INVESTIGATE SYSTEMS, MAKE PREDICTIONS, AND DESIGN SOLUTIONS. THE CURRICULUM EMPHASIZES THE CHILD'S PERSPECTIVE IN THE PROCESS OF LEARNING AND PROMOTES PROJECT BASED, CRITICAL THINKING, AND COLLABORATIVE WORK. UNDERSTANDING IS ACHIEVED THROUGH DISCUSSIONS AND COLLABORATION AS A RESULT OF THE COMBINATION OF PRACTICE AND CONCEPTUAL EXPLANATIONS.THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT'S 6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH GRADE CURRICULUM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED UNDER THE CHALLENGE BASED MODULE DESIGN BASED ON THE NOVARE SCHOOLS MODEL. MODULES ARE INTENSIVE, SHORT-TERM INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES DEVELOPED AROUND REAL-WORD CHALLENGES. THESE CHALLENGE BASED MODULES DELVE INTO STEM AND SUSTAINABILITY CONCEPTS THROUGH LONG-TERM INDEPENDENT PROJECTS CONNECTED TO REAL WORLD PROBLEMS AND APPLICATIONS. IN THIS WAY, THE STUDENTS' WORK ACTUALLY ADDRESSES GLOBAL REALITIES AND SOLVING MODERN DAY PROBLEMS BECOMES THE DRIVING FORCE OF THE MODULE. EACH DAY IN CLASS, STUDENTS WORK TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING AND SOLVING "THE CHALLENGE" THROUGH CONTENT AND SKILLS. THE MODULAR APPROACH OF LEARNING PROVIDES CONTEXT-BASED COMMON CORE STANDARDS CONTENT AND ENABLES STUDENTS TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE AT A HIGH LEVEL OF QUALITY. STUDENTS STUDY A TOPIC, IDENTIFY A PROBLEM, FORM A HYPOTHESIS, DESIGN AN EXPERIMENT/A PROJECT, TEST THE HYPOTHESIS, AND ANALYZE THE RESULTS. STUDENTS WORK WITH PEERS, THEIR TEACHERS, AND EXPERTS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. THEY DEVELOP A DEEPER KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECTS, SOLVE CHALLENGES, TAKE ACTION, SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES, AND ENTER INTO A GLOBAL DISCUSSION ABOUT IMPORTANT ISSUES.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:NEW YORK SUN WORKS HAS IDENTIFIED TEACHER SUPPORT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS A CRUCIAL COMPONENT OF THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT INITIATIVE. NYSW HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER A DYNAMIC TEAM OF SCIENTISTS, TECHNICIANS, URBAN FARMERS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES FOR AN ENGAGING 36-HOUR COURSE WHICH FOCUSES ON A RANGE OF CURRENT TOPICS IN URBAN SUSTAINABILITY. THIS COURSE WAS CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MANHATTAN SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN P.S. 333 TO SUPPORT TEACHERS' ABILITY TO PROVIDE AN ENGAGING STEM + SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION TO THEIR STUDENTS AND HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S AFTER SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (ASPDP). PARTICIPATING TEACHERS RECEIVE 3 PROFESSIONAL CREDITS FOR THE COURSE, WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TO THE NYS 175-HOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENT. PARTICIPATING TEACHERS ARE PROVIDED WITH ALL ASSOCIATED MATERIALS, INCLUDING SMALL HYDROPONIC KITS AND COMPOSTING BINS FOR CLASSROOM USE. THIS COURSE HAS BEEN OFFERED 6 CONSECUTIVE TIMES AND WILL BE OFFERED ON AN ONGOING BASIS 3 TIMES PER YEAR.SEE SCHEDULE OTHE GREENHOUSE PROJECT IS DEDICATED TO IMPROVING K THROUGH 12 GRADE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE EDUCATION IN NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS THROUGH BUILDING 21ST CENTURY URBAN FARMING/SCIENCE LABS, A HANDS-ON INTEGRATED CURRICULUM, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.SCIENCE LAB:A GREENHOUSE PROJECT LABORATORY IS TYPICALLY BUILT AS A TRADITIONAL GREENHOUSE TO ACCOMMODATE A HYDROPONIC URBAN FARM AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LABORATORY. GRADE SCHOOL CHILDREN WILL GROW FOOD, WHILE LEARNING HANDS-ON ABOUT NUTRITION, WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, EFFICIENT LAND USE, CLIMATE CHANGE, BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION, CONTAMINATION, POLLUTION, WASTE MANAGEMENT, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. TO FACILITATE THIS HANDS-ON LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT LABORATORY WILL ALSO INCLUDE SOLAR PANELS, HYDROPONIC GROWING SYSTEMS, A RAINWATER CATCHMENT SYSTEM, A WEATHER STATION AND A VERMI COMPOSTING STATION.CURRICULUM:NEW YORK SUN WORKS HAS DEVELOPED A K-8TH GRADE INNOVATIVE HANDS-ON INTEGRATED SCIENCE CURRICULUM. THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 5TH GRADE CORE CURRICULUM INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND CONNECTS SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH SUSTAINABLE URBAN FARMING. THE CURRICULUM HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO INSPIRE STUDENTS TO ASK QUESTIONS, INVESTIGATE SYSTEMS, MAKE PREDICTIONS, AND DESIGN SOLUTIONS. THE CURRICULUM EMPHASIZES THE CHILD'S PERSPECTIVE IN THE PROCESS OF LEARNING AND PROMOTES PROJECT BASED, CRITICAL THINKING, AND COLLABORATIVE WORK. UNDERSTANDING IS ACHIEVED THROUGH DISCUSSIONS AND COLLABORATION AS A RESULT OF THE COMBINATION OF PRACTICE AND CONCEPTUAL EXPLANATIONS.THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT'S 6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH GRADE CURRICULUM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED UNDER THE CHALLENGE BASED MODULE DESIGN BASED ON THE NOVARE SCHOOLS MODEL. MODULES ARE INTENSIVE, SHORT-TERM INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES DEVELOPED AROUND REAL-WORD CHALLENGES. THESE CHALLENGE BASED MODULES DELVE INTO STEM AND SUSTAINABILITY CONCEPTS THROUGH LONG-TERM INDEPENDENT PROJECTS CONNECTED TO REAL WORLD PROBLEMS AND APPLICATIONS. IN THIS WAY, THE STUDENTS' WORK ACTUALLY ADDRESSES GLOBAL REALITIES AND SOLVING MODERN DAY PROBLEMS BECOMES THE DRIVING FORCE OF THE MODULE. EACH DAY IN CLASS, STUDENTS WORK TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING AND SOLVING "THE CHALLENGE" THROUGH CONTENT AND SKILLS. THE MODULAR APPROACH OF LEARNING PROVIDES CONTEXT-BASED COMMON CORE STANDARDS CONTENT AND ENABLES STUDENTS TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE AT A HIGH LEVEL OF QUALITY. STUDENTS STUDY A TOPIC, IDENTIFY A PROBLEM, FORM A HYPOTHESIS, DESIGN AN EXPERIMENT/A PROJECT, TEST THE HYPOTHESIS, AND ANALYZE THE RESULTS. STUDENTS WORK WITH PEERS, THEIR TEACHERS, AND EXPERTS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. THEY DEVELOP A DEEPER KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECTS, SOLVE CHALLENGES, TAKE ACTION, SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES, AND ENTER INTO A GLOBAL DISCUSSION ABOUT IMPORTANT ISSUES.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:NEW YORK SUN WORKS HAS IDENTIFIED TEACHER SUPPORT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS A CRUCIAL COMPONENT OF THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT INITIATIVE. NYSW HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER A DYNAMIC TEAM OF SCIENTISTS, TECHNICIANS, URBAN FARMERS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES FOR AN ENGAGING 36-HOUR COURSE WHICH FOCUSES ON A RANGE OF CURRENT TOPICS IN URBAN SUSTAINABILITY. THIS COURSE WAS CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MANHATTAN SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN P.S. 333 TO SUPPORT TEACHERS' ABILITY TO PROVIDE AN ENGAGING STEM + SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION TO THEIR STUDENTS AND HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S AFTER SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (ASPDP). PARTICIPATING TEACHERS RECEIVE 3 PROFESSIONAL CREDITS FOR THE COURSE, WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TO THE NYS 175-HOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENT. PARTICIPATING TEACHERS ARE PROVIDED WITH ALL ASSOCIATED MATERIALS, INCLUDING SMALL HYDROPONIC KITS AND COMPOSTING BINS FOR CLASSROOM USE. THIS COURSE HAS BEEN OFFERED 6 CONSECUTIVE TIMES AND WILL BE OFFERED ON AN ONGOING BASIS 3 TIMES PER YEAR.
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$534,151.00$530,070.00$415,078.00
Program services (total functional expenses)$452,826.00$443,573.00$346,755.00
Management & general (total functional expenses)$62,017.00$70,398.00$51,996.00
Fundraising (total functional expenses)$19,308.00$16,099.00$16,327.00
Revenue
Total revenue$688,732.00$529,950.00$402,397.00
Program service revenue (total)$375,743.00$237,582.00$97,529.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$349,459.00$328,000.00$336,357.00
Investment income$30.00$34.00$44.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr-$36,500.00-$35,666.00-$31,533.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue $0.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$349,459.00$328,000.00$336,357.00
Gross receipts$731,626.00$590,116.00$444,430.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$97,737.00$112,662.00$71,468.00
Revenue from all other contributions$251,722.00$215,338.00$264,889.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00  
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00  
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00  
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$30.00$34.00$44.00
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events-$36,500.00-$35,666.00-$31,533.00
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00  
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00  
Legal fees (total)$0.00  
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$0.00  
Investment management fees (total)$0.00  
Accounting service fees (total)$14,663.00$15,794.00$15,096.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$435,076.00$284,572.00$287,284.00
Total assets, beginning of year$284,572.00$287,284.00$296,092.00
Total liabilities$6,748.00$10,825.00$13,417.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$10,825.00$13,417.00$9,544.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$25,000.00$11,470.00
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00  
Temporarily restricted net assets$100,000.00$10,000.00$10,877.00
Net assets$428,328.00$273,747.00$273,867.00
Net assets, beginning of year$273,747.00$273,867.00$286,548.00
Intangible assets$0.00  
Other assets$3,975.00$3,975.00$2,000.00
Investments: other securities$0.00  
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing$132,009.00$132,487.00$235,187.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$132,487.00$235,187.00$252,574.00
Investments: program-related$0.00  
Inventories for sale or use$0.00  
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$154,581.00-$120.00-$12,681.00
Advertising (total)$0.00 $3,900.00
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00  
Accounts receivable, net$299,092.00$121,409.00$29,670.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$0.00$1,701.00$8,957.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$6,748.00$10,825.00$13,417.00
Total net assets or fund balances$428,328.00$273,747.00$273,867.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$0.00  
Payment to affiliates$0.00  
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members10108
Number of independent voting members997
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrue
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-312015-12-312014-12-31
Accounting methodAccrualAccrualAccrual
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990990990
Reason for form submission
Address change  True
Date e-filing submitted2017-10-112016-09-012015-08-21
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.0
Filing identifier201702419349300220201641249349300344201501829349300120
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