Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation Employee Reviews
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You will be surprised and not in a good way
Program Director (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 13, 2016
Shady company no oversight if you report something to management about unprofessional behavior they will do everything in their power to sweep it under the rug. They play favorites and you will not grow in the company unless you are apart of a certain clan. Some of the people are cool but too much drama. Highest turnover rate I have ever seen. Do not plan on staying long company is losing contracts left and right.
unorganized, you will have to do 3-4 jobs because budgets, no support, unrealistic goals
Music Teaching Artist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 9, 2016
VERY DISORGANIZED! I had an interview, and I was told that I will receive a confirmation email, but it didn't happen...I later call after running around the operator, and finally spoke to the person that interviewed me, which told me not to call, and tha they are trying to place me in a Public School in The Bronx, NYC. She also told me not to call, because they don't pick up the phone. She said that the best way was to emailed them..After months of emails I never heard from them.
Activities Specialist (Former Employee) – Jamaica, NY – January 4, 2016
I loved working for this company. I would do it again. I was placed in a middle school and would have preferred elementary but other than that, the pay is reasonable and the job is fun. It did not feel like work very often. I loved the kids and the staff was supportive, understanding and easy to talk to. I had no issues. I think the most enjoyable part of this job was showing the children something new, even if it was just jump rope. The reward is so great.
Trips, fun kids, snacks
End of school year meant that I needed to find another job.
Sports Specialist/ Counselor (Current Employee) – Manhattan, NY – December 10, 2015
Position is responsible for assisting the head coach with organizing the Basketball program at the assigned school. Position assists with conducting practices, motivating students, and instructing student athletes in game strategies and techniques.
Sports Specialist (Current Employee) – New York, NY – December 8, 2015
Sports and Arts is a decent foundation to work for. The compensation is very good for the amount of work that is required and it is relatively stress free. A great job for college students. My only complaint is the back office seems terribly unorganized. Perhaps their work volume is too high, but I ran into too many problems with HR that I felt had easy resolutions.
Provide quality after school programming to DOE schools and Charter Schools.
Program Director (Current Employee) – Yonkers – October 14, 2015
A great job that allows you to interact with students and administrative staff in a school setting. As a Program Director you are able to design a fun and safe learning environment and provide exciting enrichment activities to students who come from a household of single parents who are unable to provide these opportunities to their children due to financial struggles.
Able to see the joy your work brings to the students
Assistant Afterschool Program Director (Current Employee) – New York Metro Area – September 2, 2015
I love working with children, so for me no matter what is going on in the "back office", I am completely satisfied when I see the rewarding smiles on the children's faces after a successful and fun day has been completed.
The management at Sports and Arts manages to turn what should be a summer camp into a boot camp. Students are micro-managed on every level, including when they are "permitted" to use the bathroom. Employees are verbally abused by SASF managers and are reprimanded in front of the children and parents they are serving, thereby undermining their authority with the students. Managers believe that arrogance is a good substitute for competence.
Requites teamwork, has great potential but, is poorly organized
Counselor/Tutor (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – July 8, 2015
At my time at SASF, building relationships and developing teamwork is the easy part. They hire bright and accomplished individuals who use their skills in academics or sports to influence and engage with the children. However, a lot of that talent is wasted or delayed because of poor upper management decisions. If you walk into the headquarters in Queens, NY you can see them all lounging around laughing. At the schools, where all the real work is done, everyone is hard at work. - Or they try to be while waiting on an approval letter from HQ to do anything outside of the school site. An organization that is controlled by it's funders can never be good. Other than that, my time at SASF has been very enjoyable; my experience with every activity has taught me new things about teamwork, discipline and making the right choices. The part I enjoy most is being able to influence the students with all that I myself have learned and with positivity.
Trips around the city, flexible schedule (especially if you are a student), good pay, great co-workers, friendly environments
Less then 20 a week, Lengthy hiring process (took me two whole months)
Dedicated non-profit organization - provide free after school programs
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – June 9, 2015
The Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF)’s goal is to help bridge the academic performance gap among underachieving students by extending the school day and year with wholesome, skill-building activities designed to improve New York City children’s academic performance, health and wellness, attitude towards school, self-confidence, character and values, and opportunity for lifelong employment.