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ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students)

The mission of ACES is to close the academic achievement gap of at-risk urban students in grades four through eight.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 8/1/2013
1115 East Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612.331.3454
Fax: 612.331.3472
EIN 41-1789659
Principal Staff Chad Caruthers,
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 10
Number of Volunteers 150
Number of Clients Served 544
Affiliations Model After-School Program for Minneapolis Public Schools and St. Paul Public Schools; Key Community Partner of the Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota United FC.
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 14
Board meetings with quorum 3
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 7.25
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
ACADEMICS ? Students at Jenny Lind Elementary, Green Central School, Farnsworth Aerospace Schools (2), and Linwood Monroe Arts Plus benefited from 24,668 hours of in-class programming. ? 69 percent of ACES students improved their program assessment scores. ? 89 percent of ACES students improved or maintained satisfactory school grades. ? 92 percent of ACES students demonstrated a sense of mastery in program. BEHAVIOR ? Total # of ACES students who attended program 30+ days increased by 11 percent over 2011-12. ? 82 percent of ACES students participated in program on a consistent, ongoing basis. ? 81 percent of ACES students improved or maintained a positive attitude toward learning. ? 94 percent of ACES students improved or maintained positive behavior/social skills. ? 91 percent of ACES students realized satisfactory attendance at school. COMMUNITY ? ACES parents/guardians realized 1,919 ”contacts” from ACES personnel in 2012-2013. Each parent received verbal and written communications about their student. ? 107 7th & 8th grade students participated in 2,325 hours of service in the community. ? 76% of those 107 students stated they, “learned to give back to the community” in ACES. EXTERNAL EVALUATIONS ? SPPS Foundation YPQA results, ACES earned a 4.42/5 grade. ? Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota designated ACES as “Expert Partner” status.
Current Goals
*Expand to Hazel Park Preperatory Elementary in St Paul. *Serve 600+ students. *Obtain and leverage the services of an AmeriCorps.
Community or Constituency Served
ACES serves fourth- through eighth-grade Minneapolis Public Schools and St Paul Public Schools students.
Geographic Area Served
Minneapolis, St. Paul
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $219,110 68.7%
Management: $57,507 18%
Fundraising: $42,106 13.2%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $85,818 $90,627 $37,267
Beginning of Year $90,627 $33,267 ($5,304)
Difference ($4,809) $57,360 $42,571
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $85,818
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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