Better Business Bureau Report for
Adelante Hispanic Achievers

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2019

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: 2005 Douglass Blvd.
  Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 231-649-1652
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2004, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Adelante Hispanic Achievers is a nonprofit 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. The organization's 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) Adelante Ambassadors leadership program 3) College Corps 4) College & University Allies (college placement and scholarships) 5) After School Tutoring. All programs include parent involvement and academic placement and guidance through the education system from middle school through college applications. Students in Adelante for more than three years average a 3.39 GPA. Also, they maintain a 96% JCPS school attendance rate, a 100% high school graduation rate and a 100% rate to college for Adelante graduates.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, Adelante Hispanic Achievers's program expenses were:

Program Services 64,064
Total Program Expenses: $64,064
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Chief Executive : Dustin Bishop, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Armando Unzueta
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: UPS

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 3

*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, print advertisements, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $120,468, 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, 2018.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Source of Funds  
Corporate Contributions 51,000
Foundation Contributions 32,428
Donations 22,540
Metro Government 10,000
College and University Allies 4,500
Total Income $120,468


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 69%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative: 14%  Other Expenses: 5%

Total income $120,468
Program expenses $64,064
Fund raising expenses 11,165
Administrative expenses 13,433
Other Expenses 4,658
Total expenses $93,320
Income in Excess of Expenses 27,148
Beginning net assets 42,980
Ending net assets 70,128
Total liabilities
Total assets $70,128

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