East York Learning Experience
Toronto, ON M4J 5B1
Chair: C. Jonathan & L. Kelly
Executive Director: Gail McCullough
Charitable Reg. #: 10727 4839 RR0001
Grade: B+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Impact Rating: High
Full-time staff #1
Avg. Compensation $114,644
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About East York Learning Experience:
East York Learning Experience (EYLE) staff and trained volunteers provide one-on-one free literacy tutoring to about 90 adult (aged 18+) low-level learners annually. EYLE students have different levels of literacy. Some are pre-literate while some are learning basic skills such as learning the alphabet, writing their address, and basic sight words. Others are fine-tuning skills to enter a GED preparation program, adult high school, or even college. Many students also focus on developing essential skills for the workplace. In addition to challenges with low literacy levels, approximately one third of EYLE students suffer from undiagnosed learning disabilities.
EYLE continues to operate as one of the most efficient organizations in the sector by leveraging a modest budget to furnish a volunteer base with curriculum training and infrastructure to meet community demand. Depending on the individual need, students receive tutoring for up to three years, typically at a rate of two hours per week. Tutoring is customized, friendly, and supports adult learning so that students can develop their reading, writing, and/or basic math and computer literacy skills outside of the classroom environment. EYLE matches students with tutors drawn from a volunteer base that consists of many long-serving volunteers, some with more than 10 years of working with EYLE.
Results and Impact: East York Learning Experience is rated as High impact per dollar by Charity Intelligence (see grid bottom right) as it very cost-effectively helps people to improve their literacy. In F2018, 65% of the 47 students who exited the program either became employed or entered programs to pursue further education.
East York Learning Experience is a nano-cap charity with $24k in F2018 donations and special events revenues. Its administrative costs are 5% of revenues, and its fundraising costs are 3% of donations. For every dollar donated, 92 cents go towards EYLE’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $56k, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 38%. This means that EYLE can cover under 5 months of its annual program costs using its existing reserves, showing a need for funding.
This charity report is an update that has been sent for review by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on October 24, 2018 by Greg Thomson.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||5.1%||4.8%||4.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||3.3%||1.7%||8.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||38.5%||34.1%||30.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||11,667||6,582||864|