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Literacy Assistance Center (LAC)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

LAC is a adult education center based in New York, NY that was founded in 1983. As of 2018 they had $2.0 million in revenue and $1.3 million in assets.

The LAC serves experienced and aspiring literacy practitioners by providing them with professional development opportunities that afford them the means and motivation to sustain learning throughout their careers.

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Program areas at LAC

Literacy data servicesin fy 2018, the lac completed the last six months of a nine-month extension and the first six months of a five-year contract to manage and maintain the new york state education department's (nysed's) adult student information system and technical support (asists), the online system which collects and analyzes data on more than 100,000 adult Literacy students in new york state each year. Asists is the backbone of the accountability system employed by the nysed to evaluate and fund over 150 adult Literacy programs throughout the state.

Resource centerin fy 2018, the lac completed the third year of a five-year contract to serve as the new york state education department adult education program and policy team's support and technical Assistance Center (stac) for new york city. Under the stac, the lac provides one-on-one support and technical Assistance to nysed-funded adult Literacy education (ale) programs throughout nyc. The nysed-funded providers that the lac supported included community-based organizations, city university of new york colleges, and public libraries that house adult Literacy education programs.

Educational enterprisesin fy 2018, the lac completed the fourth year of a six-year contract to provide professional development and technical Assistance services to over 70 community-based adult and adolescent Literacy programs funded through the new york city department of youth and community development (dycd). The lac also completed the second year of a three-year contract to provide professional development and technical Assistance services to over 35 out-of-school and in-school youth high school equivalency programs funded by dycd. The lac also continued to provide training and technical Assistance services on a fee-for-services basis to adult Literacy, high school equivalency, and adult english language programs throughout the united states.

Form 990s for LAC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Sep 12, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Sep 25, 2017990View PDF
2016-06Aug 11, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jun 29, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for LAC

Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,919,626
Program services$78,581
Investment income and dividends$545
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,623
Total revenues$2,000,375

Vendors for LAC

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Galleros Robinson CPAs LLPAudit accounting2020-04-22
█████████ ████████Software2020-03-17
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-05
██████████Fundraising software2020-03-05
████████ ███ ███Tax accounting2019-02-27
█ █████ ███ ██ ███ ██Accounting Services$103,4032018-06-01
███████ ███ ███Tax accounting2015-08-21

Personnel at LAC

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Venugopal ThelakkatChief Technical and Administrative Officer$110,702June 30, 2018
Ira YankwittExecutive Director$127,959April 29, 2020
█████████ ██████Chair$0Aug. 10, 2019
████ █ █████Director of Finance and Treasurer$75,718May 12, 2015
█████ █████Treasurer , Chief Financial Officer$99,567Nov. 25, 2014

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