Better Business Bureau Report for
Pro-Vision, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2015

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: Pro-Vision, Inc.
Address: 4590 Wilmington St.
  Houston, TX 77051-3332
Phone: 713-748-0030
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1991, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Pro-Vision is to inspire hope and purpose by improving the lives of young men and their families in Houston's under-served neighborhoods through access to academic, emotional and social enrichment opportunities.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Pro-Vision, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Pro-Vision, Inc. has the following 4 programs: The Pro-Vision Middle School is an all-male charter school that targets young men in grades 5-8 who are experiencing academic difficulty, behavioral challenges, and other issues that have not allowed them to have success in a traditional school setting. The Vision Academy High School shares the educational philosophy of the Pro-Vision Middle School that structure and relationships are the cornerstones of academic success. The Vision Academy utilizes a unique collaboration of meticulous academic curriculum, socially responsible and relevant exposure to authentic life experiences, and positive relationships to produce articulate and scholarly students who are well prepared to participate in the 21st century economy. The Manhood Development Academy teaches young men moral, ethical and purposeful living though close mentoring relationships with adult men. The Job Enterprise academy taps the most abundant asset of the disenfranchised, their labor, and channels it in a direction that will benefit them most - increased income and sufficiency. Participants undertake work and learn skills that prepare them for successful "careers" and not just "jobs." In 2014, Pro-Vision, Inc. had 281 students enrolled with 95% attendance.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Pro-Vision, Inc.'s program expenses were:

School Program 1,762,491
Manhood Development 184,359
Enterprise Academy 174,066
Total Program Expenses: $2,120,916
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Chief Executive : Roynell Young, Founder & CEO

Chair of the Board: Alan Hassenflu, Board Chair
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Fidelis Realty Partners, Commerical Real Estate

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 31

*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, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 19% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,046,506, 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 Pro-Vision, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Houston Independent School District 1,211,227
Contributions: Individual 421,488
Corporate and Foundation Grants 421,285
Special events 134,013
Government Grants 51,145
Contributions: Faith-Based 18,575
In-Kind and other revenue 16,596
Interest Income 1,923
Total Income $2,276,252


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $2,276,252
Program expenses $2,120,916
Fund raising expenses 198,564
Administrative expenses 115,414
Total expenses $2,434,894
Expenses in Excess of Income (158,642)
Beginning net assets 3,408,344
Ending net assets 3,943,324
Total liabilities 1,516,572
Total assets $5,459,896

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The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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