Center for Educational Advancement (Flemington, NJ)


  • Name:Tracey Costanzo
  • Title:Development Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Center for Educational Advancement
  • Address:11 Minneakoning Road
    Flemington, NJ 08822
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:908-782-1480
  • Main fax:908-782-5370

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  • Mission:
  • Founded in 1970 by family members of adults with a disability, CEA is a nonprofit organization with the mission to educate, empower and employ people with special needs.

  • Overview:
  • CEA prides itself on providing training, employment and other support to people with various disabilities, helping them achieve financial independence through a paycheck. We believe that no person should be denied the right to work and become an independent member of their community.

    In a weak economy, people with disabilities are among the most vulnerable. With significant increase in competition for each job, there is more competition for available jobs. As a result, CEA in the past few years has received a record number of referrals for our services and resources.

    The Employment Services Group at CEA has offered on-site training for our disabled population since our inception. Participants can choose to work in our Food Service, Packaging & Assembly, or Building Maintenance training programs. For an individual who is interested in a more professional setting we offer an Office Technologies Program. Our programs develop work and educational skills that foster responsibility, discipline, positive values, and help build self-esteem. Through their work experiences, trainees learn how to live a more productive, meaningful, and prosperous life.

    In the past fiscal year CEA has provided vocational, educational, and training services to 200 individuals. Ninety people have benefited from vocational evaluation services. Our training programs ; including Office Technologies, Food Service, and Work Adjustment Training; have assisted thirty-one individuals in building skills for the work force. Twenty individuals took part in the CORE Values Program, our new grant funded program for those with Asperger's and related disorders affecting social and communication skills.

    Approximately sixty workers with disabilities come to CEA on a daily basis to take part in our ongoing work program and are able to earn a regular paycheck. Fourteen individuals have received direct assistance in finding community employment. An additional twenty or more individuals receive ongoing job support to help them maintain long-term community employment.

  • History:
  • Since 1970 the Employment Services Group has been actively engaged in the business of evaluating, training and placing individuals with disabilities into competitive employment. In 1975, we became the first Community Rehabilitation Program in NJ to receive accreditation by the National Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facility (CARF). We currently hold CARF accreditations in seven areas and offer training in four program areas. Our most recent survey (March 2014) has resulted in a 3-year accreditation – the best result possible.

    In 1984 CEA opened Spring Run School (SRS), a full New Jersey certified private secondary school serving the needs of students with autism and other disabilities between the ages of 14 and 21. In 2004, CEA expanded services to SRS students by adding Transition Services to help them make a smooth transition from school to work/adult life.

  • Year established:1970
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:71


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:23-7052466

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:237052466
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% JOANNE KUNZ
  • Organization Address:11 MINNEAKONING RD
  • Organization City:FLEMINGTON
  • Organization State:NJ
  • Organization Zip:08822-5726
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 1970
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):160
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:J33Z
  • Asset Amount:$1,770,033
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,157,017
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$4,157,017
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 9:14:40 pm

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