Better Business Bureau Report for
Pro-Vision, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2014


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: www.provision-inc.org
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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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Programs

              

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." Pro-Vision, Inc. served 220 student through its school in 2010.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, Pro-Vision, Inc.'s program expenses were:

  
School program 1,731,599
Enterprise academy 233,946
Manhood development 184,535
Total Program Expenses: $2,150,080
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Roynell Young, Founder & CEO
Compensation*: 
$118,400

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

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 30

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 19% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $997,975, 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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Financial

              


Source of Funds  
HISD 1,274,793
Corporate and foundation grants 339,964
Contributions: Individual 269,406
TEA Start-up grant 218,070
Special events 130,980
Contributions: Faith based 28,750
In-kind and other revenue 10,805
Interest income 183
Total Income $2,272,951


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $2,272,951
Program expenses $2,150,080
Fund raising expenses 192,214
Administrative expenses 104,140
Total expenses $2,446,434
Expenses in Excess of Income (173,483)
Beginning net assets 3,748,352
Ending net assets 3,408,344
Total liabilities 1,562,158
Total assets $4,970,502


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Complaints

              

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

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