NUESTRA ESCUELA INC

Address
352 San Claudio Avenue Box 133
San Juan, PR 00926
RQ
Contact
Website: http://www.nuestraescuela.org
Phone: +1 (787) 258-0636
Nonprofit
NTEE: B25 - Secondary, High School
EIN: 66-0592559

Mission

To provide an educational environment responsive to the psychosocial and interests needs of our students, so they can complete their secondary education and be able to continue studying, obtain and retain a job or generate work opportunities so as them to be self-sufficient and seek a better quality of life.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2000
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$134,500.00$219,370.00   
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$134,500.00$219,370.00   
Number of employees6288   
Number of people compensated >$100k00   
Number of volunteers00   
Number of highly compensated contractors00   
Personnel
Aramburu, Justo
Title President   
Name of key/compensated person Justo Mendez Aramburu   
Position of compensated person
Current key employee (> $150k) True   
Average hours per week working for org 40   
Reportable compensation from org $87,700.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0   
Bachier, Carmen
TitleDirector Board of DirectorsDirector Board of Directors   
Name of key/compensated personCarmen BachierCarmen Bachier   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org00   
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   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Berrios, Tamara
TitleAdministratorAdministrator   
Name of key/compensated personTamara Toledo BerriosTamara Toledo Berrios   
Position of compensated person
Current key employee (> $150k)True    
Average hours per week working for org4040   
Reportable compensation from org$60,600.00$62,700.00   
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   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Carlo, Jose
TitleDirector Board of DirectorsDirector Board of Directors   
Name of key/compensated personJose A Franceschini CarloJose A Franceschini Carlo   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org00   
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   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Cartagena, Sylvia
TitlePresident, Board of DirectorsPresident Board of Directors   
Name of key/compensated personSylvia M Lopez CartagenaSylvia M Lopez Cartagena   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org02   
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   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Morales, Ruben
TitleSecretary Board of Directorssecretary Board of Directors   
Name of key/compensated personRuben Colon MoralesRuben Colon Morales   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org01   
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   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Pascual, Antonio
TitleTreasurer, Board of DirectorsTreasurer Board of Directors   
Name of key/compensated personAntonio Sosa PascualAntonio Sosa Pascual   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org02   
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   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Rivera, Bryan
TitleDirector Board of DirectorsDirector Board of Directors   
Name of key/compensated personBryan J Sanchez RiveraBryan J Sanchez Rivera   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org00   
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   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Rodriguez, Juanita
TitleDirector Board of DirectorsDirector Board of Directors   
Name of key/compensated personJuanita RodriguezJuanita Rodriguez   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org00   
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   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Segarra, Quintin
TitleDirector Board of DirectorsDirector Board of Directors   
Name of key/compensated personQuintin Rivera SegarraQuintin Rivera Segarra   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org00   
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   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Torres, Ana
TitlePresidentVice-President   
Name of key/compensated personAna Y Guzman TorresAna Y Guzman Torres   
Position of compensated person
Current key employee (> $150k)TrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org4040   
Reportable compensation from org$73,900.00$68,970.00   
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   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Torruellas, Ivette
TitleVice-President, Board of DirectorsVice-President Board of Directors   
Name of key/compensated personIvette Martin TorruellasIvette Martin Torruellas   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org01   
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   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTo identify and provide assistance to young and adults with scarce economic resources, most of them deserters from school. Also to obtain the fourth year high school diploma based on a traditional and alternative holistic program.To identify and provide assistance to young and adults with scarce economic resources, most of them deserters from school. Also to obtain the fourth year high school diploma based on a traditional and alternative holistic program.   
Program service expenses, total$2,059,719.00$2,096,401.00   
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Nuestra Escuela was founded as a a community-based organization with the primary function of providing to the out-of-school youth with an alternative model of education to finish high school. The model focuses on the improvement of social and economic well-being while advancing its learning and educational attainment. A collaborative group of education social work and psychology experts develop an alternative educational program through an action-research process based on the principle that the social psychological situations of teens needed to be addressed alongside their academic goals in order for them to become productive members of society. The efforts have produced an effective community-based program in which student's competencies, self-esteem, family and peer relationships, and character are developed through caring and engaged personnel who work as a team. The present historic moment requires hand-on transformation with a creative approach that focuses on the talent and skills of youth paired with community and market needs in order to develop individuals who have the necessary skills and understanding to engage in projects and work that will support the culture, humanity and economy of our communities. For this reason, the model is not based on "needs" or what students lack, but rather skills and capacity development. The capacity is increased in the areas of bio-psychosocial, academics, formation and entrepreneurship. The school has served 1,6647 students, including active students and 1,236 graduates, with sustained retention of approximately 98% and attendance maintained in approximately 80%. Due largely to attitudinal changes in them, with reduction in violence and drug use and increase retention in post-high school studies. For year ended June 30, 2016, 317 students were served and 98 students graduated. Enterprising initiatives include vegetable garden, fishing, agriculture and tourism. Other accomplishments include the insertion in Puerto Rico's public schools providing support for the adoption of the school model as a resource to increase student retention. At the international level, Nuestra Escuela is promoting and supporting the transformation of education in Latin America and Africa. In the America's 19 nations are currently represented. In Africa, the initiative proposes developing and promoting the school's alternative educational model.
Program expenses$2,059,719.00$2,096,401.00   
Grants and allocations made$0.00$0.00   
Program revenue$0.00$0.00   
Program descriptionNuestra Escuela was founded as a a community-based organization with the primary function of providing to the out-of-school youth with an alternative model of education to finish high school. The model focuses on the improvement of social and economic well-being while advancing its learning and educational attainment. A collaborative group of education social work and psychology experts develop an alternative educational program through an action-research process based on the principle that the social psychological situations of teens needed to be addressed alongside their academic goals in order for them to become productive members of society. The efforts have produced an effective community-based program in which student's competencies, self-esteem, family and peer relationships, and character are developed through caring and engaged personnel who work as a team. The present historic moment requires hand-on transformation with a creative approach that focuses on the talent and skills of youth paired with community and market needs in order to develop individuals who have the necessary skills and understanding to engage in projects and work that will support the culture, humanity and economy of our communities. For this reason, the model is not based on "needs" or what students lack, but rather skills and capacity development. The capacity is increased in the areas of bio-psychosocial, academics, formation and entrepreneurship. The school has served 1,6647 students, including active students and 1,236 graduates, with sustained retention of approximately 98% and attendance maintained in approximately 80%. Due largely to attitudinal changes in them, with reduction in violence and drug use and increase retention in post-high school studies. For year ended June 30, 2016, 317 students were served and 98 students graduated. Enterprising initiatives include vegetable garden, fishing, agriculture and tourism. Other accomplishments include the insertion in Puerto Rico's public schools providing support for the adoption of the school model as a resource to increase student retention. At the international level, Nuestra Escuela is promoting and supporting the transformation of education in Latin America and Africa. In the America's 19 nations are currently represented. In Africa, the initiative proposes developing and promoting the school's alternative educational model.Nuestra Escuela was founded as a a community-based organization with the primary function of providing to the out-of-school youth with an alternative model of education to finish high school. The model focuses on the improvement of social and economic well-being while advancing its learning and educational attainment. A collaborative group of education social work and psychology experts develop an alternative educational program through an action-research process based on the principle that the social psychological situations of teens needed to be addressed alongside their academic goals in order for them to become productive members of society. The efforts have produced an effective community-based program in which student's competencies, self-esteem, family and peer relationships, and character are developed through caring and engaged personnel who work as a team. The present historic moment requires hand-on transformation with a creative approach that focuses on the talent and skills of youth paired with community and market needs in order to develop individuals who have the necessary skills and understanding to engage in projects and work that will support the culture, humanity and economy of our communities. For this reason, the model is not based on "needs" or what students lack, but rather skills and capacity development. The capacity is increased in the areas of bio-psychosocial, academics, formation and entrepreneurship. The school has served 1,347 students, with active students and 1,140 graduates, with sustained retention of 98% and attendance maintained at 79%. Due largely to attitudinal changes in them, with reduction in violence and drug use and increase retention in post-high school studies. For year ended June 30, 2015, 315 students were served. Enterprising initiatives include vegetable garden, fishing, agriculture and tourism. Other accomplishments include the insertion in Puerto Rico's public schools providing support for the adoption of the school model as a resource to increase student retention. At the international level, Nuestra Escuela is promoting and supporting the transformation of education in Latin America and Africa. In the America's 19 nations are currently represented. In Africa, the initiative proposes developing and promoting the school's alternative educational model.   
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$2,330,102.00$2,813,809.00   
Revenue from contributions (total)$2,307,582.00$2,610,772.00$1,249,168.00$2,525,466.00$2,711,021.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$0.00$0.00   
Investment income, current yr$3,092.00$2,996.00   
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$2,307,582.00$2,610,772.00   
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00   
Other revenue, current yr$5,310.00$150,000.00   
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00   
Program service revenue (total)$14,118.00$50,041.00$30,147.00$17,877.00$31,375.00
Gross receipts$2,330,102.00$2,813,809.00   
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns$0.00$0.00   
Contributions revenue from membership dues$0.00$0.00   
Revenue from fundraising events$0.00$0.00   
Contributions from related organizations$0.00$0.00   
Revenue from gov't grants$2,014,732.00$2,436,478.00   
Revenue from all other contributions$292,850.00$174,294.00   
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00$0.00   
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00$150,000.00   
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00$0.00   
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$3,092.00$2,996.00   
Net rental income$5,310.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$0.00$0.00   
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00$0.00   
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$2,513,421.00$2,601,365.00   
Total functional expenses: program service $2,059,719.00$2,096,401.00   
Total functional expenses: management and general$453,702.00$504,964.00   
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00   
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00   
Legal fees (total)$1,773.00$3,902.00   
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00   
General management fees (total)$19,057.00$20,790.00   
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00   
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$1,669,188.00$1,521,264.00$1,205,894.00$1,292,710.00$1,440,539.00
Total assets, beginning of year$1,521,264.00$1,205,894.00   
Total liabilities$556,878.00$225,635.00$122,709.00$96,620.00$169,482.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$225,635.00$122,709.00   
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$170,413.00$275,813.00   
Loans & receivables from key persons$944.00$4,758.00   
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$93,503.00$1,059,302.00   
Temporarily restricted net assets$1,018,807.00$236,327.00   
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$0.00$0.00   
Net assets$1,112,310.00$1,295,629.00   
Net assets, beginning of year$1,295,629.00$1,083,185.00   
Bond liabilities$0.00$0.00   
Intangible assets $0.00   
Other assets$11,064.00$11,064.00   
Investments: other securities $0.00   
Investments: publicly traded securities $0.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing$728,419.00$427,313.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$427,313.00$405,884.00   
Investments -- program-related $0.00   
Escrow or custodial account liability$0.00$0.00   
Loans and other payables to key persons$0.00$0.00   
Grants payable$0.00$0.00   
Inventories for sale or use$0.00$0.00   
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$183,319.00$212,444.00   
Advertising (total)$0.00$0.00   
Savings & temp cash investment$417,770.00$414,964.00   
Accounts receivable, net$10,389.00$11,892.00   
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$25,283.00$20,470.00   
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$108,281.00$94,129.00   
Deferred revenue$0.00$87,859.00   
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties$67,659.00$37,177.00   
Secured mortgages and notes payable$380,938.00$6,470.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$1,112,310.00$1,295,629.00   
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$56,883.00$75,343.00   
Payment to affiliates$0.00$0.00   
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members99   
Number of independent voting members99   
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrue   
Relationships among key personnel True   
Accrual accountingTrueTrue   
Tax year start date2015-07-012014-07-01   
Tax year end date2016-06-012015-06-012014-06-012013-12-012012-12-01
Has local chaptersTrueTrue   
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Outstanding loan to key person or disqualified personTrueTrue   
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990   
Date e-filing submitted2017-07-272016-07-14   
IRS schema version2015v3.02014v6.0   
Filing identifier201740469349300809201630479349301028   
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