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.

2016-17 key figures

  • 6,500 young people
    accompanied
  • 6,550 students
    mobilized
  • 43 local
    branches
  • 156 employees
  • € 9.4m budget

The leader in
individual
support at
home for troubled
young people

Investment

  • Investment date:January 2016
  • Total committed amount for year 1:€ 200k
  • Financial donation:€ 100k
  • Management support:equivalent value
  • Duration:5 years

Objectives

  • 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: Audit of the actions and fundraising communication tools, support to the Managing Director regarding the fundraising strategy

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

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.

2016-17 key figures

  • 27,000 young beneficiaries
    aged 8 to 25 years
  • 22,000 mini-entrepreneurs
  • 1,300 EPA mini-
    companies
  • € 4m consolidated
    budget
  • € 1,5m budget for the
    head of network


The reference
association for
the introduction
to entrepreneurship
in schools

Investment

  • Investment date:November 2014
  • Total committed amount:€ 500k
  • Financial donation:€ 150k
  • Management support:equivalent value
  • Duration:3 school years
  • Amount invested to date:€ 500k (donation and management support)
  • Investment renewed in:June 2016

Objectives

  • Specify the strategy and set up an optimized organization for the years to come
  • Stabilize the academic offer, in particular by closely monitoring its quality and securing its legal framework




A complete program,
from the idea to marketing the product

AlphaOmega support

  • Training/quality : Recruitment of a training/quality manager
  • Development : Assistance in the preparation of the development plan
  • Fundraising: Construction of a fundraising policy

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

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.

2016 key figures

  • 15,000 young people
    enrolled
  • 116 establishments
    managed by 48 E2Cs
  • 62% positive results
    upon completion
  • € 900k budget for the
    head of the network
  • € 78m 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:€ 700k (donation and management support)
  • Investment renewed in:November 2014
    June 2015
    June 2016

Objectives

  • Increase the number of young people that find an employment or start vocational training upon completion
  • Improve the internal organization of the program and the allocation of functions between the head of the network and E2Cs
  • Reinforce the budget and the team of the head of the network
  • Improving the certification process
  • Increase private fundraising

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

External management support

  • Organization: Organizational consulting mission led by McKinsey to improve the internal organization and the certification process
  • Information system: Mission carried out by GFI Informatique to rationalize the information systems coexisting in the schools
  • 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

  • 11,600 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 2012
  • Total committed amount:€ 1,2m
  • Financial donation:€ 600k
  • Management support:equivalent value
  • Duration:5 years
  • Amount invested to date:€ 1m (donation and management support)
  • Investment renewed in:November 2013
    November 2014
    November 2015 

Objectives

  • To double the number of children helped each year (20,000 in 2017 compared with 10,000 today)
  • To secure the charity’s funding by improving fundraising strategies and capability
  • To improve the impact evaluation to obtain a clearer picture of the qualitative benefits of the « Coup de Pouce Clé » in order to optimize those benefits 

Reading clubs

AlphaOmega support

  • Fundraising: Recruitment of a staff member in charge of fundraising, definition of a 3-year private fundraising strategy, redesign of fundraising and communication tools
  • 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
  • Communication: Redesign of the website
  • Governance: 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

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."