Educational Consultants Consortium Inc - ECC
1107 26TH Street Ct E
Palmetto FL 34221
Mission

It is the mission of Educational Consultants Consortium, Inc. (ECCI) to facilitate communication and/or coordinate the services between the home, school, and community. These services are presented on behalf of the child in a positive, non threatening manner; thereby, encouraging a high level of youth development, accelerated educational pursuits, increased individual productivity and improvement of the quality of life for at-risk Manatee county. (State of Florida) residents.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Barbara Andrews Harvey E.S.
Board Chair Mr Bernice Charles Pratt Jr
Board Chair Affiliation Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Charity Type III Supporting Organization-functionally integrated
Incorporation Year 1997
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2017
State Registration Yes 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $190,790.00
Projected Expenses $190,790.00
Impact Statement
The at-risk students enrolled in this program will remain crime and drug free as they graduate from high school, pursue a career and marry prior to parenting.  The 2011/2012 accomplishments are:
*100% of the at-risk 12th grade students enrolled graduated from high school with their class
*100% of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention class regular attendees did not parent a child
*93% of the after school Tutoring Program regular attendees were promoted to the next grade without summer school attendance.
*90% of the students in regular attendance participated in cultural programs designed to encourage high educational pursues and improve self esteem.
*58% at-risk students participated in the summer jobs/academic program were they worked in the morning and participated in academic classes in the afternoon.
*68% of the parents of students enrolled in this program were actively involved in the parenting assistance program.
2012-2013 Goals are as follows:
*Funding for expansion of after school tutorial program to address the needs of students on waiting list, STEM program, Teen Pregnancy Prevention program and Anger Management program.
*Employers and mentors for at-risk high school students with major job opportunities for summer emploment.  The summer job/academic program will give our at-risk students employment in the morning and afternoon academic classes. These students earn funds needed for back to school supplies and are not on the streets to be involved in crime and drug activities.
Funding for educational field trips, college tours and cultural activities.
Needs Statement
  1. Summer and/or after school Employment opportunities for at-risk High School students. $120,000.
  2. Tutoring program funding for after school instructors and material  $65,000.
  3. Sponsors for Educational Field Trips, College Tours, Scholarships and Cultural Activities.  $75,000.
  4. Career Development opportunities for at-risk students.
  5. Funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention and at-risk Parenting programs. $24,000.
Background Statement
Educational Consultants Consortium, Inc. (ECCI) was organized on September 18, 1995 by four retired Manatee County Educators and two business men living in the weed and seed target areas of the county. Weed and Seed, a community-based strategy sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is an innovative, comprehensive multi-agency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention, and community revitalization. Weed and Seed is foremost a strategy that aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in designated high-crime neighborhoods across the county. With full
knowledge of the community challenges ECCI organized and developed goals to address the soaring drop-out, drug, crime, and teen age pregnancy rates in the at risk area of (Palmetto) Manatee County by involving the whole family and community in the process. The retired
educators, who brought more than 130 years of educating manatee county’s children to the organization, noted that students making the most progress in and out of the classroom were those with commitment from families and support from their community.
 
Program Description

  Our activities of ECCI mirror five of the seven components of the Carrera Model for TPP. Job Club-Students are enrolled in a summer health careers exploration sponsored by Area Health Education Center AHEC, Manatee/Sarasota Workforce Development,Manatee County School Board, and ECCI.  Students receive a stipend as they participate in this summer program. After successfully completing
employee skills training students may be referred to employment opportunities and following up is provided.  Family
Life and Sex Education
-Students receive personal hygiene and
teen pregnancy instruction during six sessions for the total group in the summer program and weekly during the school year. Parenting programs are offered on a regular basis at the AEG. Students are the North Manatee Youth Crime Stoppers 4 H and are involved in community service activities.  Mental Health-Designated students are enrolled in an anger management/attitude development class environment. ( 8 students per 2 hour session)  Creative Self-Expression-
Students receive music lessons as a part of the Truly Blessed Youth Mass Choir. This choir presents on an average of three times a month for local, state, and national gatherings. 

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments

The target population for this program is students living one mile east and one mile west of highway #41, the corridor area, of Manatee County. This area was designated as a Weed and Seed target area by the Federal Government. 96% of the students living in this area are at or below the provery level and receive free or reduce lunch. This is one of the highest drug and crime areas of Manatee County.

Service Categories
Primary Org Type Youth Development
Secondary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
ECCI's major challenge is funding to provide the community requested services that would eliminate the waiting list for tutoring, anger management sessions, teen pregnancy prevention classes and educational college tours. Our most recent challenge was space limitation and was addressed with the opening of the Kelly-Brown Center. The current concern is the debt of $80,000 due on that facility.  There are  opportunities for expanding the programs currently sponsored by this organization as there is a waiting list for families interested enrolling in this program.  The services are not available to these at-risk individuals in this community and the value has been noted as many of our enrollees do remain crime and drug free as they graduate from high school, pursue a career and marry prior to parenting a child.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Educational Consultants Consortium, Inc. ECCI is a grassroots organization born from the efforts of four manatee county educators who retired in 1995 with a combined teaching/administrative experience of 130 years and two area businessmen. These individuals reside in and raised their children in this targeted Weed and Seed area of manatee county. This area is plagued with the highest drug, crime, violence, high school drop-out, unemployment and teen pregnancy rates. As we lived in
this community, taught the children, interacted with the parents in church and other organizations we found the common thread to be the true desire of individuals, families and the community was to improve their quality of life and ensure a better future for area youth as we weeded out the undesirable elements and seeded in positive components. As parents, educators and businessmen the ECCI founders noted that individuals
making the most progress in and out of the classroom as well as in life were those with commitment from families, schools and their communities. ECCI endeavors to facilitate communication
and/or coordinate the community services such as: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Classes, anger management/attitude adjustment classes, after school Academic Tutoring, Parent-Teacher Liaison assistance, and Summer Youth Job Training/Skills Development programs.  
“Iron Sharpening Iron” is the theme of ECCI with the 40
Developmental Assets which are the building blocks of healthy development that help youth grow up healthy, caring and responsible as our guiding principles. The program model for the activities of ECCI are designed to mirror five of the seven components of the Career Model, as
presented by The Children's Aid Society Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. Carrera Model components are addressed in the
following manner:Education-Report Cards and progress reports are
collected. Concerns and recommendations are discussed with students and/or parents.   ECCI provides free tutoring and mentors to accompany parents and students to school and community conferences. Free tutoring is provided for several grade levels at the Anna E. Gayle and Kelly-Brown Centers 1701 & 2112 - 3rdAve. East - Palmetto. Job Club-Students are enrolled in a summer health careers and on the job training activities..Family Life and Sex Education-Students receive personal hygiene and teen pregnancy instruction.Mental Health-Designated
students are enrolled in an anger management/attitude development class.  Creative Self-Expression-

Programs
Description
Students are tutored two days a week for two hours by certified state of Florida teachers with expertise in the academic area taught.  Students are divided into three sections and are taught for up to 40 minutes in the areas of Math, Language Arts and Test Preparation. Students are tested upon enrolling and exiting the program.  The instructors use the pre test results to chart the instructional course for each child. The computer program "Study Island" is included as a resource for on site and at home academic assistance.  For those students who are enrolled in the program, involved in after school sports programs and in need of a computer we check out  computers to them for a designed period of time. Instructors monitor the progress of on site and at home sessions.    
Budget $0
Category Education, General/Other Remedial Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Blacks, African Heritage Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success
90% of the students in regular attendance of these after school classes will be promoted to the next grade without summer school intervention.  Enrollee's progress reports, report cards and teacher conferences will be the indicators for this program. 
Long Term Success
At-risk students involved in program will remain crime and drug free as they graduate from high school, pursue a career and marry prior to parenting a child.  As adults they will become mentors for other families in this community and provide the motivation needed to improve the quality of life for area residents and removing the stigma of crime, violence, low graduation rate and teen pregnancy from this community. 
Program Success Monitoring
The success of this is measured by the promotion of enrollees to the next grade level without summer intervention, pass of required test such as FCAT or end of Course Exams. The tools used for these measures will be report cards, printed test results, and/or school records.
Program Success Examples
100% of high school seniors enrolled in this program during the 2011/2012 school year passed all of the requirement for graduation. 
This include 24 credits, FCAT and End of Course Exam, and grade point average of 2.0 or over.  74% of these graduates are currently enrolled in post secondary activities and/or employed.
Description

Middle School Students are enrolled in a summer health careers exploration camp sponsored by Area Health Education AHEC. High School Students are enrolled in Employability Skills training sessions and upon successful completion are recommended for employment. In pass years this program was sponsored by Manatee/Sarasota Workforce Development, Manatee County School Board, and ECCI. Students are employed as school custodian assistances in the morning and required to attend afternoon academic session at the Center. There are multiple benefits for our students, their parents and this community from the summer jobs program. Our students receive a stipend for their work and summer academic loss is reduced. The stress on our parents for school supplies purchase is reduced. The community sees a reduction in summer youth crime and violence participation.

Budget $120,000
Category Employment, General/Other Youth Job Training & Employment
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Blacks, African Heritage
Short Term Success
Summer Health Care Camp participants learn about required health careers and demonstrate their skills in the community as they volunteer in local health fairs. The at-risk high school students applying for acceptance in the summer jobs program will complete the Employability Skills training program, interview for and then receive summer job training appointment and complete summer job training with average or above average evaluations. Students will receive a stipend for their summer camp or employment. High school students, during the summer will work five hours in the mornings and receive academic skills instruction in the afternoon.

The summer camp or jobs participants must agree to at least one year involvement in the total programs offered by this organization. These programs include afterschool tutoring, teen pregnancy prevention classes, cultural arts programs, volunteer community service and anger management program as needed.   

Long Term Success
At-risk students involved in program will remain crime and drug free as they graduate from high school, pursue a career and marry prior to parenting a child.  As adults they will become mentors for other families in this community and provide the motivation needed to improve the quality of life for area residents and removing the stigma of crime, violence, low graduation rate and teen pregnancy from this community. The Employability skills training and job skills developed will give our graduates a step up and pursue a viable career as they return to this community and help others. 
Program Success Monitoring
Students involve in this program will remain drug and crime free as they  graduate from high school, pursue a career and marry prior to parenting a child. This program is monitored by ECCI Board members, On The Job Coaches and Health Careers Instructors.
Program Success Examples
 Evidence of success of this program is visible as 85% of these at-risk students who participated in the summer programs will maintain an A/B average in school and were promoted to the next grade level without summer intervention. As participants graduated from high school  55% of these at-risk students pursued a health care related career as their life’s profession and employability skills addressed in classes were  implemented in their on-the-job training. To date the following careers are represented in our alumnus: Licensed Practical Nurses, Teachers, Air Forces, Business Management, Social Services, Certified Nurses Assistance and other business employment positions.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization ECCI Major challenge is funding to provide the community requested services that would eliminate the waiting list for tutoring, anger management sessions, teen pregnancy prevention classes and educational college tours. Our most recent past challenge was space limitation and was addressed with the opening of the Kelly-Brown Center. The current concern is the debt of $80,000 due on that facility.  There are  opportunities for expanding the programs currently sponsored by this community as there is a waiting list for families interested enrolling in this program.  The services are not available to these at-risk individuals in this community and the value has been noted as many of our students do remain crime and drug free as they graduate from high school, pursue a career and marry prior to parenting a child.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Barbara Andrews Harvey E.S.
CEO Term Start May 1997
CEO/Executive Director Email bharvey720@aol.com
Experience

B.S. Degree - Master's of Education -Educational Specialist   Past Certification Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education (1-5)

Reading (K – 12)

Administration (K – 12)

Current Professional Activities

ManateeCounty School Board Member (14 years)

(Volunteer) Executive Director and one of the Founders of Educational Consultants Consortium, Inc.

Past Professional Activities

Director of Manatee County Elementary Schools

Principal Jessie P. Miller Elementary School

Assistant Principals  Palmetto Elementary School

Classroom Teacher  Palma Sola Elementary

Memorial Elementary

Current 
 
   -Manatee County 4 H Leader

   -Manatee County Children's Services Board

    -Manatee Community Action Agency Board

   -Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – 50 years of Service to All Mankind

    Golden life Member Status 

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 5
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 13
Volunteers 32
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
ECCI collaborates with the following organizations to provide comprehensive services for this at-risk population: Manatee County Government,  Manatee County School Board, Suncoast Workforce Development Area Health Education Center, Manatee
County Health Department, East Palmetto Church of Christ, Pathways
Christian Fellowship, St.Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Women’s
Club of Palmetto, Alpha, Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.,  Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted May 2012
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization ECCI Major challenge is funding to provide additional staff to help address the needs of enrollees.  This would include an additional Center Supervisor, four additional tutors and a Parent/Student Program Activities Director. The would expand the programs presented for our students and improve the quailty of services.  Our most recent challenge was space limitation and was addressed with the opening of the Kelly-Brown Center. The current concern is the debt of $80,000 due on that facility.  There are  opportunities for expanding the programs currently sponsored by this community as there is a waiting list for families interested enrolling in this program.  The services are not available to these at-risk individuals in this community and the value has been noted as many of our enrollees do remain crime and drug free as they graduate from high school, pursue a career and marry prior to parenting a child.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr Bernice Charles Pratt Jr
Company Affiliation Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Board Term Oct 2014 to Oct 2016
Board Chair Email bcp2426m@yahoo.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Sylvia Bennett Business Owner
Mrs. Beverly Bryant Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Mrs Johnnie Davis Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Shelli Eddie Lawyer/City Commissioner
Mrs. Ineda Edwards President of Local TNBC
Cherly Freeman Retired Educator
Dale Hayes Accreditation Coordinator
Mrs Natasha Hogan Youth Marketing Walt Disney World
Cecelia Love Hopkins Manager of Housing Complex
Samida Johnson Compliant Administer for MRH
Ronald Kar Retired Superintendent
James McCloud CEO of Genesis Health Program
Mrs. Anne Pearcey Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 12
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 8
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 79
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization ECCI Major challenge is funding to provide the community requested services that would eliminate the waiting list for tutoring, anger management sessions, teen pregnancy prevention classes and educational college tours. Our most recent challenge was space limitation and was addressed with the opening of the Kelly-Brown Center. The current concern is the debt of $80,000 due on that facility.  There are  opportunities for expanding the programs currently sponsored by this organization as there is a waiting list for families interested enrolling in this program.  The services are not available to these at-risk individuals in this community and the value has been noted as many of our enrollees do remain crime and drug free as they graduate from high school, pursue a career and marry prior to parenting a child.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $190,790.00
Projected Expenses $190,790.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Form 9902015
9902014
9902013
9902012
9902011
9902010
9902009
Form 9902008
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$129,488$120,014$174,196
Administration Expense$5,338$7,338$10,777
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.070.780.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%94%94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$507,788$499,956$524,911
Current Assets$35,854$16,249$36,928
Long-Term Liabilities$69,003$71,703$75,493
Current Liabilities$6,552$5,594$3,000
Total Net Assets$432,233$422,659$446,418
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $133,395Government Grants - Unspecified $79,864Government Grants - Unspecified $143,526
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $9,038Contributions, gifts, grants $19,456Contributions, gifts, grants $25,941
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $1,013Investment Income $23Investment Income $22
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.472.9012.31
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets14%14%14%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
The ECCI Major challenge is funding to provide the educational, cultural and employability activities needed to improve the quality of life for participants.  ECCI has a morgage of $80,000. that is draining funding that could be used to provide programing and other positive address the current waiting list.  It is not to the advantage of our at-risk community to have students and families request services and not being able to meet their needs. Services such as academic tutoring,
teen  pregnancy prevention classes, drug and crime prevention programs will continue to help to improve this at-risk area of manatee county. There is a need in other communities of mnatee county for the "Iron Sharpening Iron" concept to be implemented.  Currently, we have students who are transported for up to 10 miles for the services provided by ECCI. Several have requested local services to help inprove their community.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  2011 financial compilations and 2010 and 2009 audited financial statements do not reconcile with Federal tax returns as Schedule D, Parts XII and XIII were not completed.
Nonprofit Educational Consultants Consortium Inc - ECC
Address 1107 26TH Street Ct E
Palmetto, FL 34206
Phone 941 722-5696

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