Better Business Bureau Report for
Adelante Hispanic Achievers

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Adelante Hispanic Achievers
Address: 2817 Hikes Lane
  Louisville, KY 40218
Phone: 502-494-0353
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2004, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Adelante Hispanic Achievers (Adelante) is a non-profit (501 (c) 3) and volunteer- based organization chartered to provide opportunities for Hispanic youth and their families to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to function cross-culturally and to contribute to society as informed and pro-active citizens. Adelante is the only organization in Louisville with the sole purpose to provide educational resources and support to Hispanic youth and families, and has been a JCPS Endorsed Site since 2008. Our goals are to encourage Hispanic youth to set and meet high personal, educational, and career goals and to increase parental involvement in their children’s education and future.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Adelante Hispanic Achievers meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Starting in 6th grade, Adelante guides students through a successful high school path, preparing them to graduate career and college ready. Adelante does this through intensive individual and group instruction, one-on one tutoring and mentoring, career exposure, and opportunities for community service. The organization engages community professionals (including Hispanic leaders) to support its students and imprint them with professional career options otherwise unimaginable due to their families’ socio-economic status. All programs are provided free of charge and include: 1. Mentoring & Enrichment 2. Academic Placement /College Readiness 3. After School Tutoring 4. Parent Involvement 5. Adelante Ambassadors (leadership program) 6. TJX/Bick Hile Scholarship Program Student Achievement: • Students in Adelante 2+ years average 3.31 GPA • 97% JCPS school attendance rate • 85% of our high school students are enrolled in at least one AP, Advanced or Honors course

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Adelante Hispanic Achievers's program expenses were:

Program services 43,035
Total Program Expenses: $43,035
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Chief Executive : Mara Maldonado, Director

Chair of the Board: Stephen P. Imhoff
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 2

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $74,734, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Adelante Hispanic Achievers's unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Grants 57,875
TJX Scholarship Fund 10,000
Donations 3,540
Fundraising Event 3,319
Total Income $74,734


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $74,734
Program expenses $43,035
Fund raising expenses 3,906
Administrative expenses 6,549
Total expenses $53,490
Income in Excess of Expenses 21,244
Beginning net assets 17,051
Ending net assets 38,295
Total liabilities
Total assets $38,295

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