The charities we support:

Presentation

The Association de la Fondation Etudiante pour la Ville (Afev) offers a unique response against school failure for children aged 6 to 17 from disadvantaged areas: home-based individual support by volunteer students. This program aims to help young people reach a successful academic dynamic and find their place in society.

2017-18 key figures

  • 6,821 young people
    accompanied
  • 7,000 students
    mobilized
  • 46 local
    branches
  • 179 employees
  • € 11m budget

The leader in
individual
support at
home for troubled
young people

Investment

  • Investment date:January 2016
  • Total committed amount:€ 1m
  • Financial donation:€ 500k
  • Management support:equivalent value
  • Duration:5 years
  • Amount invested to date:€ 700k (donation and management support)
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Objectives

  • Double the number of beneficiairies from 6,000 to 12,000 young people
  • Optimize the organizational structure and consolidate the economic model so that the association is able to significantly increase the number of beneficiaries while keeping costs under control
  • Improve the recruitment, training and monitoring of the volunteers to maximize the quality of individual support





A unique mode of intervention: at home

AlphaOmega support

  • Fundraising: Recruitment of the fundraiser, audit of the actions and fundraising communication tools, support to the Managing Director regarding the fundraising strategy
  • Change management: Support to the management team in change management
  • Impact evaluation:Definition of indicators for impact evaluation of the home-based individual support program

External management support

  • Cash management:Cash management optimization mission led by EightAdvisory
  • Strategy and organization: Mission led by Oliver Wyman to redefine the charity's 5-year strategy and organization
  • Digitalization:Digital transformation strategy mission led by Magellan
  • Financial management:Pro bono mission led by Mazars to provide the financial department with more efficient tools
  • Communication:Study conducted by Publicis on Afev's social networks positioning

Testimonial

Nathalie Ménard - President

"The partnership with AlphaOmega strengthens our will to change our model by diversifying our alliances. The commitment of the Foundation alongside Afev is a constructive action for our network. It will promote the development and sustainability of our educational action. The individual home-based support, invented and developed by Afev, is a major device. This partnership will allow us to deploy it even more, even better! With Afev, AlphaOmega will help tackle educational inequalities and promote social cohesion for the most vulnerable children."

Presentation

Entreprendre pour Apprendre (EPA – “Learning by Doing”) is a federation of associations that deploy educational programs aimed at promoting the discovery of the professional world and driving students in their course choice. It develops four programs from primary to post-secondary schooling.

2017-18 key figures

  • 35,000 young beneficiaries
    aged 8 to 25 years
  • 25,000 mini-entrepreneurs
  • 1,654 EPA mini-
    companies
  • € 5m consolidated
    budget
  • € 1,2m budget for the
    head of network


The reference
association for
the introduction
to entrepreneurship
in schools

Investment n°2

  • Investment date:June 2017
  • Total committed amount:€ 900k
  • Financial donation:€ 450k
  • Management support:equivalent value
  • Duration:3 school years (2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20)
  • Investissement initial :Investment date: January 2015
    Duration: 3 school years
    Amount invested: € 800k (donation and management support)
    Renewed in june 2017

Objectives

  • Increase the number of mini-companies beneficiairies from 22,000 to 45,000
  • Formalize the strategy, the development plan and set up an organization with the capacity to deploy it
  • Stabilize the academic offer, secure its legal framework and assess its impact




A complete program,
from the idea to marketing the product

AlphaOmega support

  • Recruitments:Participation in the recruitment of the President and the Managing Director, recruitment of a training/quality manager
  • Development :Assistance in the preparation of the development plan
  • Fundraising: Recruitment of the fundraiser, construction of a fundraising policy
  • Partnership between charities:Signature of a national cooperation agreement with the Réseau des Ecoles de la 2e Chance

External management support

  • Legal framework:Legal, fiscal and accounting audit of the mini-company by the firm Latham & Watkins
  • Social law: Audit of the work contracts conducted by the legal firm Actance
  • Strategy/organization: Definition of an ambitious 3-year strategy, as well as the organization to put in place to deploy this strategy, by OC&C
  • IT: IT overhaul mission led by GFI

Testimonial

Julien Leclercq - President of EPA France

"By choosing to invest in the structures it accompanies rather than on the projects or events that they carry, the AlphaOmega Foundation establishes itself as a unique and rapidly essential partner. At Entreprendre pour Apprendre, this constant support has resulted in the creation of positions dedicated to essential missions. To guarantee the quality of our programs, to develop financial resources, to measure the real impact of our actions towards young people, to ensure the associations that make up our federation can work together...

Not only is the AlphaOmega Foundation's contibution financial, it is also intelligent as it allows us to have access to skills that would otherwise be unattainable for us, but it is above all human. Together, we work hand-in-hand so that those that make up tomorrow's Nation can believe in their future."

Presentation

The Ecoles de la 2e Chance (E2C) give unskilled young people aged 16 to 25 the chance to shape their future in a custom-made school program. An innovative educational system, different from the conventional school model: back to basics for essential skills, part time work experience, personalised follow up. They work with a network of training operators, social organizations, companies, and public players.

2017 key figures

  • 14,664 young people
    enrolled
  • 124 establishments
    managed by 48 E2Cs
  • 61% positive results
    upon completion
  • € 1.2m budget for the
    head of the network
  • € 78.4m consolidated
    budget



Réseau des Ecoles de la 2e Chance (2nd Chance Schools Network) : a model charity for
the reintegration of unskilled young persons

Investment

  • Investment date:November 2013
  • Total committed amount:between € 1,2 and 1,5m
  • Financial donation:between € 600 and 700k
  • Management support:equivalent value
  • Duration:5 years
  • Amount invested to date:€ 1.3m (donation and management support)

Objectives

  • Improve the internal organization of the program and the allocation of functions between the head of the network and E2Cs
  • Reach 22,000 young beneficiairies by 2020
  • Improve the quality of social and professional integration
  • Strengthen the certification process and the reliability of the controls

A
personalized
training
program

AlphaOmega support

  • Recruitments: Financing of a Managing Director and a quality controller, responsible for monitoring the E2Cs, to help them improve their social and financial performance
  • Partnership between charities:Signature of a national cooperation agreement with Entreprendre pour Apprendre

External management support

  • Organization: Organizational consulting mission led by McKinsey to improve the internal organization and the certification process, pro bono mission led by Oliver Wyman to study the E2C's development strategy
  • Information system: Mission carried out by GFI Informatique to rationalize the schools' coexisting information systems
  • Accounting: Harmonization of the schools' accounting standards mission conducted by Mazars

Testimonial

Alexandre Schajer - President of the Réseau des Ecoles de la 2e Chance

« The AlphaOmega Foundation and Réseau des Ecoles de la 2e Chance have together committed to obtaining concrete results: to improve the chances of employment and social integration for disadvantaged youth. The partnership with AlphaOmega comes at a critical moment in the organization's development, as it supports the implementation of measures aimed at ensuring its sustainability. For the young people whom we assited and who seek to participate in the working world, this partnership confirms the support of all stakeholders: public, private and corporate. »

Presentation

The Association Coup de Pouce (ex-Apféé) launched the «Coup de Pouce Clé» (Key Helping Hand) in 1994. It establishes reading clubs for primary school pupils who have been flagged by their teacher as “struggling to read” and lack the necessary family support in this learning process.

2016-17 key figures

  • 11,625 children
    aided
  • 6,500 actors
    involved
  • € 3.2m budget
  • 79% children strong
    and average readers
  • 40 employees

Association Coup de Pouce: main French charity working to
assist children who are struggling in school

Investment

  • Investment date:November 2017
  • Total committed amount:€ 1.2m
  • Financial donation:€ 600k
  • Management support:equivalent value
  • Duration:3 years
  • Initial investment:Investment date: November 2012
  • Duration: 5 years
    Amount invested: € 1.38m (donation and management support)
    Renewed in November 2017

Objectives

  • Evaluate and regularly update the Coup de Pouce programs with the support of a renewed Scientific Council, in order to support 20,000 children per year
  • Strengthen the charity's economic model and develop territorial sponsorship
  • Test the use of volunteer animators or civic service without loss of quality
  • Develop the communication strategy at both local and national levels to mobilize a whole community of actors around Coup de Pouce

Reading clubs

AlphaOmega support

  • Fundraising: Recruitment of two successive fundraisers, definition of a 3-year private fundraising strategy, redesign of fundraising and communication tools, recruitment of two members for the fundraising committee
  • Impact evaluation: Financing and testing of a process mesuring 1,000 children's reading skills progress, of which 210 children in Coup de Pouce Clé clubs, revision of the questionnaire to evaluate the action annually
  • Communication: Redesign of the website
  • Governance: Recruitment of a new President, change of the articles of association in order to boost the charity's organization

External management support

  • Rebranding: Apféé becomes Association Coup de Pouce via a pro bono mission from W&Cie
  • Social law: Drafting of regulated agreements and improvement of the legal framework by the firm Actance
  • Strategy and organization: Mission led by Oliver Wyman to redefine the charity's 3-year strategy and organization in order to significantly increase the number of beneficiaries of the Coup de Pouce clubs, second mission carried out by Oliver Wyman on the redesign of the charity's economic model
  • Own revenue generation: Pro bono mission led by Latham & Watkins to secure the legal framework of the charity's own revenue generation

Testimonial

Arnaud Langlois Meurinne - President

"We view the AlphaOmega Foundation's support as a source of pride and an asset. A source of pride because this support results from a long and demanding selection process. It is an invaluable sign of trust for us, employees, directors and members, and a strong guarantee for our partners. An asset through its objectives and effects. AlphaOmega's financial support and the mobilization of skills it generates, has one goal: to strengthen our action and improve our efficiency. AlphaOmega has stimulated and accompanied us by accelerating the necessary changes in areas such as the search for private funding, impact measurement or governance. It is also important for Coup de Pouce, committed to the success of all at the School by mastering fundamental learning, to join solidarity in a chain of associative actors accompanied by the Foundation who all contribute to give more young people who have the least. It is also important for Coup de Pouce, which is committed to everyone's success at school through mastering basic learning skills, to join in solidarity in a chain of associative actors supported by the Foundation who all contribute to giving more to the young people who have the least."

Presentation

The association Energie Jeunes carries out a program aimed at developing perseverance among secondary-school pupils in underprivileged neighborhoods. The curriculum is based on research in the field of cognitive and behavioural sciences. Each year, employees of business partners animate three interventions, alongside the teachers, for students from the 6th to the 9th grade.

2017-18 key figures

  • 112,400 beneficiaries in 4,495 classes
  • 415 partner schools
  • 859 actors involved
  • € 1.5m budget
    (+€4,4m in sponsorship)
  • 89% of beneficiaries report making more efforts to succeed

Develop perseverance among underpriviledged secondary-school pupils

Investment

  • Investment date : January 2018
  • Total committed amount : € 1.5m
  • Financial donation : € 750k
  • Management support : equivalent value
  • Duration : 5 years
  • Amount invested to date: € 150k

Objectives

  • Increase the number of beneficiaries, from 100,000 to 300,000, while maintening the quality of the program
  • Strengthen the structure of the organization by creating key positions

Interventions in priority
education secondary
schools

A proven impact

Energie Jeunes' program is currently being evaluated by independent researchers. Involving 24,000 secondary school students, the study confirms the positives effects of the program for the second year in a row:

 

  • - Improvement of school grades
  • - Decrease of absenteeism
  • - Improvement of behavior in class
  • - Reduction of fatalism

The impact study evaluates the entire program and will therefore last 4 years. The results of the two first years are available below:

 

Impact on 6th grade students

Impact on 7th grade students

Testimonial

Philippe Korda - President of Energie Jeunes

"The partnership with the AlphaOmega Foundation is particularly important for our young charity which has developed rapidly.
The partnership with AlphaOmega, through its strategic vision, will help us build an organization that will enable us to succeed in the next steps of our development.
AlphaOmega’s very selective approach enables the Foundation to provide substantial aid to the supported charities, both financially and by its ability to mobilize external experts and business partners.
Finally, I find an echo of my entrepreneurial values in AlphaOmega: innovation, strategy, efficiency, growth but also team spirit and confidence in people."