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Summit Academy OIC

We exist to assist individuals in developing their ability to earn and become contributing citizens in their community. We support the development of self sufficiency in every person regardless of background, economic status or level of ability. We strengthen the community by preparing individuals to assume their roles as workers, citizens and parents.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 12/14/2011
935 Olson Memorial Highway
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone: 612-377-0150
Fax: 612-377-0156
EIN 41-0908458
Principal Staff Louis King II, CEO
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 40
Number of Volunteers 120
Number of Clients Served 500+
Affiliations Accredited by North Central Accreditation
General Information
Board Chair George Blackwell
Number of Board Members 14
Board meetings with quorum 4
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 8.75
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In fiscal year 2011, we enrolled 437 students, and 302 graduated or remained enrolled to complete their training. Year-to-date Summit has placed 177 adults, and current tracking results indicate that 152 placements have kept their jobs for more than 180 days. Our students go from earning on average $3,500 when they begin the program to on average $27,400 upon completion. Last year, 76% of our graduates increased their income; 19% increased their income and escaped an incarceration cycle; and 39% increased their income and moved off public assistance. In total, the economic impact of these graduates in one calendar year was $7,140,022. By providing individuals with the skills to earn a good living, we are also providing the ground work for more secure and stable communities. When men and women have a healthy income, crime rates decrease and communities improve as money is invested back into those communities through healthy spending and paying taxes. When men and women have faith in the power they have to shape their lives and have the discipline they need to achieve their goals, they build stable homes for themselves and their families. They become positive role models to young people and children, and the example they provide will continue to re-shape their communities as those young people and children apply what they see in a positive way. Also, after receiving training in community healthcare, energy efficiency and green construction, these graduates have gone on to work in jobs that directly improve Minnesota’s infrastructure.
Current Goals
Goal 1: Support the development of self-sufficiency in every person regardless of background, economic status or level of ability, through vocational education and training of low-income adults for jobs that pay a living wage. a. Enroll at least 500 students in Summit Academy’s Adult Education Programs, including 122 from Saint Paul: 41 in the CHW program, 81 in HHH. b. Support at least 300 students to successfully complete their programs. c. Place at least 185 graduates in living-wage jobs that pay on average $13.00 per hour. Goal 2: Be the leading placement source for all public projects in the area and ensure employment opportunities for Summit’s graduates while working with employers to meet equitable hiring goals. d. Jobs Placement Team, led by Summit’s CEO, will meet weekly to identify, track and act upon building projects in planning or development. e. Secure participation of Summit’s graduates in the construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail. f. Increase our training efforts with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 292 for Energy Efficiency to offer 2 more training opportunities, enrolling 30 students and graduating 20. Goal 3: Raise awareness of the benefits of and demand for green technologies in the field of construction. g. Provide green roofing and/or weatherization training to at least 150 participants in the 20-week Pre-Apprentice Carpentry track. h. Use Green House model display to demonstrate benefits of and uses for green technology. i. Partner with private companies to explore other types of green technology.
Community or Constituency Served
The population Summit traditionally serves are low-income adults between the ages of 22 and 54. They are predominately African American (71%), and predominately male (68%). Most (99%) are high school graduates, and 80% were unemployed when they enrolled.
Geographic Area Served
The majority of Summit’s adult education students are currently from Minneapolis, specifically the North side and Phillips neighborhoods. Due to expansion efforts into Saint Paul, we serve a steadily increasing number of students from the Eastside, South Saint Paul, Summit-University, Selby-Dale, and Frogtown neighborhoods.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $3,217,056 73.1%
Management: $816,030 18.5%
Fundraising: $369,016 8.4%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $2,044,579 $1,994,281 $1,770,129
Beginning of Year $1,994,281 $1,770,129 $1,986,012
Difference $50,298 $224,152 ($215,883)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $2,044,579
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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