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The Immokalee Foundation has earned Take Stock in Children’s Gold Level of Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive year during the College and Career Readiness Summit in Tampa.

“The Immokalee Foundation exceeded targets in 11 performance categories,” said Jillian Hasner, Take Stock in Children’s president and CEO. “Congratulations to the hardworking mentors and staff on another year of exemplary service dedicated to the students of Immokalee and for the widespread community support.”

TSIC’s Gold Level of Excellence Award evaluates performance on each of the balanced scorecard indicators, including student recruitment, mentor pairing, timely advocacy, EDGAR self-certification, two-year action plan, student growth and increased GPA. The Balanced Scorecard provides a uniform way for state office and local program affiliates to assess performance through the same lens, and to manage performance through action and improvement plans. Key Performance Indicators are used to calculate performance funding. Results are reported as exceeds target, meets target or below target.

“This outstanding achievement is measured by the highest standard and only happens when an entire team comes together,” said Steven Kissinger, The Immokalee Foundation’s executive director. “Our areas of excellence included college success coaching, growth while maintaining high operating standards, and mentor session monitoring.”

Take Stock in Children Inc. is a nonprofit organization, transforming Florida one student at a time. Working in every county throughout Florida, TSIC’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for a post-secondary education. They offer college scholarships to students, provide caring volunteer mentors and instill hope for a better life. TSIC’s comprehensive services begin in middle school, continue through high school and include students’ transition into college and career.

The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences, and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, volunteering as a mentor, making a donation, including The Immokalee Foundation in your estate plans, or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit

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