Angels' Place, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA)

Name

  • Name:Meliza Jackson
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Angels' Place, Inc.
  • Address:2615 Norwood Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15214
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:412-321-4447
  • Main fax:412-321-0112

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General

  • Mission:
  • Committed to the belief that every human life is valuable, The mission of Angels’ Place, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to provide single parents who are low income, full-time students with the help needed to complete their education so that they may secure meaningful employment, establish careers and become self-sufficient citizens. Through no-pay child care and family support programs that embody the best practices of education, family and child development, Angels’ Place provides a loving, nurturing, safe and healthy environment that every parent and child deserves.

  • Overview:
  • For single parents who are fulltime students and meet income guidelines Angels' Place, Inc. is an escape route to lives of hope and achievement. Parents take part in required parent education classes and receive family support and other free services to help them overcome barriers to success in school and in life.

    For 30 years we have served the needs of both parents and children – crucial (and often unavailable) support for whole family success. Usual childcare models are insufficient to meet compound needs of families at risk. Our system of engagement fosters five protective factors to promote good outcomes: parental resilience, knowledge of parenting/child development, concrete support in times of need, social connections and children’s emotional competence.

    We provide the highest quality early childhood education to families least able to afford it. There is no cost to enrolled families for our services, which avert children’s school failure by building on family strengths. Best practices are used in a healthy, safe, loving environment to nurture development of their age 0 – 5 children, preparing them for kindergarten.

    Partial support of $5000 to defray the cost of one teacher for our 2014-15 School Readiness Program is requested from The Lawrence Foundation. School readiness of 94 infants, toddlers and preschoolers was cultivated here during the most recent fiscal year.

    By grant year end, as measured by the Kindergarten Readiness Checklist each child for whom kindergarten entrance is planned in the near future will achieve 85% of skills important for kindergarten success; and all children will meet 85% or more of the developmental milestones for his or her age as measured by the Revised Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Early Development.

    We will sustain the School Readiness Program beyond the current funding cycle by leveraging our Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations Seal of Excellence certification to increase Educational Improvement Tax Credit donations from businesses.

    For single parents with financial challenges and their children Angels’ Place is an escape route to lives of hope and achievement. At no cost to families, we provide:
    • Childcare while parents attend class full-time, working toward brighter futures
    • Early education for the children, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
    • Assistance in meeting the family food, clothing and other basic needs
    • Facilitated parent discussion of parenting, other life and school skills and varied obstacles to success
    • Individual counseling for parents
    • Opportunities for family growth through referrals for services from our community partners

    Our Family Support Specialist helps parents to pinpoint and accomplish individual goals, provides individual counseling sessions as requested, and assists with resource identification and referrals.

    Our Showcase of Scholars Program recognizes high levels of scholastic achievement while also fostering parents' greater understanding of self, family and community. Selection is competitive. As role models, Scholars set a benchmark for success for their peers. To be designated a Scholar, a student must exceed the standards for his or her academic program and surpass Angels’ Place’s participation requirements, including giving 2 hours weekly of volunteer service.

    Our Early Childhood Education program uses the National Association for the Education of Young Children curriculum guidelines. Much of the theoretical base of the curriculum comes from the philosophy that young children learn best by playing. During the process of play children are enjoying “how to learn”. Exploring their natural inclinations toward play builds

  • History:
  • In 1984 our original center began in Brookline in Pittsburgh to provide a practical, progressive and compassionate approach to the family challenges associated with single parenting, financial dependency and meeting educational goals. Also in 1984 the agency received its IRS non-profit designation. Five years later we opened a family support center in Swissvale borough. A third family support center on Pittsburgh's North Side was made possible in 1998 by a challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation and extensive community participation in a capital campaign.

    One of our services is providing the highest quality early childhood education to families least able to afford it; there is no cost to our enrolled families. Having begun in a church basement with two families, we now own and operate three facilities having a combined capacity of 75 children. We take part in Keystone STARS, an initiative of the state Office of Child Development and Early Learning to improve, support and recognize continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs, and our centers all also are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare.

    All three centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the gold standard of excellence in early education. Fewer than 10% of American preschools have achieved accreditation from NAEYC, which rigorously evaluates such significant aspects as health and safety, facilities, curriculum, class size and teacher qualifications.

    After about two years in the making, Angels' Place recently learned that we have been awarded the Standards of Excellence certification from the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). A voluntary process which rigorously assesses the management, ethics, and accountability of nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania, the PANO certification is an assurance to potential funders of the credibility of an agency's management.

  • Year established:1984
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:14
  • Advisory board size:16
  • Staff size:20

Registration

  • 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:25-1450489

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:251450489
  • Organization Name:ANGELS PLACE INC
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:600 FORDHAM AVE
  • Organization City:PITTSBURGH
  • Organization State:PA
  • Organization Zip:15226-2024
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 1984
  • 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):574
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Day care center
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
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  • Asset Amount:$1,563,839
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,099,234
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,078,095
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:27:25 pm

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