GREATER READING OR WRITING SKILLS LITERACY COUNCIL (GROWS) INC

Address
1845 QUEEN PALM DRIVE
APOPKA, FL 32712
Contact
Website: http://growsliteracy.org
Phone: +1 (321) 256-1007
Nonprofit
NTEE: B60 - Adult, Continuing Education
EIN: 59-3200028

Mission

TO GROW AND BECOME A MODEL ORGANIZATION EDUCATING, GUIDING, AND ADVOCATING FOR LOW INCOME MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.
 201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1988
Subsection501(c)(3)
Organization typeCorporation
Metropolitan statistical area5960
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$28,617.00$32,757.00$21,078.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$28,617.00$32,757.00$21,078.00
Number of employees779
Number of people compensated >$100k000
Number of volunteers02525
Number of highly compensated contractors00 
Personnel
Black, Christine
Title  SECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person  CHRISTINE BLACK
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Lajeunesse, Marc
Title  PRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated person  MARC LAJEUNESSE
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Martinez, Oscar
Title TREASURER 
Name of key/compensated person OSCAR MARTINEZ 
Average hours per week working for org 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Individual trustee or director, Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
McElwee, Teresa
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personSR TERESA MCELWEESR TERESA MCELWEE 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
McLeod, Kitt
Title  DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  KITT MCLEOD
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Ordaz, Mariana
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENT 
Name of key/compensated personMARIANA ORDAZMARIANA ORDAZ 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Reyes, Luz
Title  DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  LUZ REYES
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Rodriguez, Kathy
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personKATHY RODRIGUEZKATHY RODRIGUEZ 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Scherer, Roy
TitleVICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENT 
Name of key/compensated personROY SCHERERROY SCHERER 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Smyth, Don
TitleDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personDON SMYTH  
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  
Smyth, Molly
TitleDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personMOLLY SMYTH  
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  
Sterling, Laura
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personLAURA STERLINGLAURA STERLING 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Tessitore, Joe
TitleDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJOE TESSITORE  
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  
Torres, Adriana
Title  DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  ADRIANA TORRES
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Torres, Evelyn
Title  DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  EVELYN TORRES
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Viera, Marilina
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personMARILINA VIERAMARILINA VIERAMARILINA VIERA
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$28,617.00$32,757.00$21,078.00
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
Whatley, Melissa
Title  DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  MELISSA WHATLEY
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Woodson, Mylitza
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARY 
Name of key/compensated personMYLITZA WOODSONMYLITZA WOODSON 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesSEE SCHEDULE OSEE SCHEDULE OSEE SCHEDULE O
Program expenses (total)$164,232.00$153,744.00$147,300.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
LITERACY PROGRAMS GEARED TOWARDS FARM WORKERS AND LOW INCOME MEN AND WOMEN TO INCLUDE MULTI-ETHNIC ESL CLASSES AND G.E.D PROGRAMS - 175 CLIENTS SERVED.
Program expenses$164,232.00$153,744.00$147,300.00
Program revenue$109,989.00$115,668.00 
Program descriptionLITERACY PROGRAMS GEARED TOWARDS FARM WORKERS AND LOW INCOME MEN AND WOMEN TO INCLUDE MULTI-ETHNIC ESL CLASSES AND G.E.D PROGRAMS - 175 CLIENTS SERVED.LITERACY PROGRAMS GEARED TOWARDS FARM WORKERS AND LOW INCOME MEN AND WOMEN TO INCLUDE MULTI-ETHNIC ESL CLASSES AND G.E.D PROGRAMS - 212 CLIENTS SERVED.LITERACY PROGRAMS GEARED TOWARDS FARM WORKERS AND LOW INCOME MEN AND WOMEN TO INCLUDE MULTI-ETHNIC ESL CLASSES AND G.E.D PROGRAMS - 175 CLIENTS SERVED.
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$189,358.00$175,072.00$168,812.00
Program services (total functional expenses)$164,232.00$153,744.00$147,300.00
Management & general (total functional expenses)$16,752.00$14,223.00$13,748.00
Fundraising (total functional expenses)$8,374.00$7,105.00$7,764.00
Revenue
Total revenue$119,355.00$169,763.00$117,288.00
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$109,989.00$174,377.00$117,272.00
Investment income$18.00$15.00$16.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$9,348.00-$4,629.00$0.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$109,989.00$174,377.00$117,272.00
Gross receipts$122,848.00$174,392.00$117,288.00
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$2,826.00$6,429.00$3,690.00
Revenue from fundraising events $33,709.00 
Revenue from all other contributions$107,163.00$134,239.00$113,582.00
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$18.00$15.00$16.00
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$9,348.00-$4,629.00 
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Accounting service fees (total)$1,702.00$3,000.00$5,365.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$0.00$51,390.00$61,071.00
Total assets, beginning of year$51,390.00$61,071.00$129,854.00
Total liabilities$0.00$0.00$4,372.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$0.00$4,372.00$2,805.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$31,070.00$31,500.00
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00  
Temporarily restricted net assets $0.00$25,000.00
Net assets$0.00$51,390.00$56,699.00
Net assets, beginning of year$51,390.00$56,699.00$127,049.00
Intangible assets$0.00  
Other assets$0.00  
Investments: other securities$0.00  
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing$0.00$20,320.00$29,571.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$20,320.00$29,571.00$629.00
Investments: program-related$0.00  
Inventories for sale or use$0.00  
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$70,003.00-$5,309.00-$51,524.00
Advertising (total)$209.00$255.00$58.00
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00 $0.00
Accounts receivable, net$0.00  
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$0.00 $0.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses $0.00$4,372.00
Total net assets or fund balances$0.00$51,390.00$56,699.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members777
Number of independent voting members777
Financial sheets audited  True
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2014-07-012013-07-012012-07-01
Tax year end date2015-06-302014-06-302013-06-30
Accounting methodAccrualAccrualAccrual
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990990990
Reason for form submission
Address changeTrue  
Final return / terminatedTrue  
Date e-filing submitted2016-07-072015-07-142014-05-22
IRS schema version2014v6.02013v4.02012v2.1
Filing identifier201620429349300127201511319349302651201431149349300238
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