Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

Rating: 3.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 120 Wall Street 18th Floor New York NY 10005 USA

Mission: The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.
Results: NFTE has worked with nearly 350,000 young people from low-income communities in programs across the U.S. and around the world.
Target demographics: Schools in low-income communities where at least 50% of the students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This program gets results. Money is wisely invested into teaching at-risk students how to start and operate a business. It provides them with self-esteem and makes them productive members of society. Over the past 25 years it has produced a very large number of companies who employ significant numbers of staff. This type of initiative is far superior to any Government initiative to fight poverty and/or drive jobs. The overhead is reasonable, particularly given that they need to operate in large cities where their constituents live.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This organization spends too much on salaries and management in the New York City office and not enough on their programs (for teachers and students) around the country. I've donated for years but will not do so in the future until there are fewer high paid employees, and more going to the schools in low-income communities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In the classroom. However, it seems the poorly paid staff outside of NYC have too much to do to be effective.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is no real need for expensive offices on Wall Street in NYC. I would have a very small staff in the home office and more staff around the country who are doing the work with the students.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The students and teachers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

In the small offices outside of NYC, the staff was great. The staff in NYC is not easy to work with, or pleasant.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do great work, IF it decided not to spend it on itself, which it is doing right now.

Ways to make it better...

The home office was better run. They spend too much on themselves, especially top management. The CEO is not nice, and the home office does not seem to appreciate donations or donations of volunteering.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

They have lost their focus and mission.

One thing I'd also say is that...

too much is being spent on rent and plush offices, and not enough on the real program.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I loved my experience at the NFTE Green Business and Technology BizCamp this summer in San Francisco with NFTE Bay Area! The friends I made, the business plan I wrote, the professional contacts I made...none of it would have been possible without the inspiration from the dedicated NFTE staff. My experience here opened my eyes to a career in the non-profit sector. Thanks so much, NFTE!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

funny, insightful, great cheerleaders, fantastic mentors, truly invested and concerned with our growth as leaders, not patronizing at all and treated us students like we were adults and real business leaders

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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