Group Leader/Counselor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 12, 2019
I have never worked for a company as horrible as this. They used to be called Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation but had to “rebrand” because the name was synonymous with a lot of negative reviews. The people in headquarters are NO help. They often mess up your pay and don’t help you out when you are trying to fix it. Honestly you are better off working retail. They say how they promote within but when you try to get promoted they give you the run around. Also the culture at this company is horrible. They tend to keep horrible staff who are always on their phones and call out all the time. I never hated a job more than at this company. HORRIBLE! STAY AWAY!!
College Advisor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 12, 2019
There arent enough hours for a substainable living. It is very disorganized and inconsistent. You can literally work for one hour a day maybe even less and not get compensated for your commute. Furthermore there is a lack of communication between the staff and the workers so the turnover rate within the agency is high.
If you want workers to stay. Improve the program so that the workers can work decent hours with proper pay. And improve management for promotional opportunities, lack of communication creates discourse within the agency.
Low pay, lack of hours, poor management, lack of supervision, no opportunities for growth
Assistant Director (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – January 3, 2019
The compensation and benefits are good but the lack of support from the agency is little to none. With an emotional taxing relationship between Principal demands, agency demands, and funders. High turn-over rate within the agency.
Paid Days Off, Working off of DOE schedule, and Compensation
Tutor/Counselor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 14, 2018
well ive been with them for 7 years with no advancements the office is not a place you want to go to. since i love kids I enjoy working with SASF but i feel like kids arent having enough fun like they used to.
Group Leader (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – October 25, 2018
Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation/New York Edge is an over-funded, over-grown bureaucracy. I worked at one of their sites and this is my experience. 1. Terrible allocation of resources. Our site needed a laptop computer so we applied for the funds to receive said computer in January. After a huge amount of back and forth, sometimes when they told us they were going to buy it and sometimes when they said they weren't, we still didn't have a computer at the end of the school year (July). Turns out they have so many expensive items (that must be ordered through the main office) at the main office that there was no space to keep an extra computer. Essentially, sites would order these "big-ticket" items then never pick them up, so we couldn't get a computer. And this is just one example of the many inefficiencies present throughout the organization. 2. Inefficient and useless training. To attend certain events and work at a site, every employee must be trained. This sounds great, but the training is essentially hours and hours of wasted time. I don't think I learned anything that couldn't be conveyed in an email during these trainings. Furthermore, we would sometimes be required to make a trip out to Queens for an hour-long meeting. While some employees could do this trip in a short amount of time, others spent hours on the subway for these useless meetings. This was a source of constant frustration for everyone at my site. 3. Insufficient support systems and personnel. Some employees at our site left for various reasons so we requested that the central office hire more personnelmore... to fill in their spots. Unfortunately, the HR department was so poorly staffed that they were behind on hiring for sites other than ours. So it took two to three months to fully fill our team, which is crazy when there's a ratio for a required number of adults per group of children. 4. People who are ignorant or just don't care. We were asked many times to do things that would completely overburden certain employees at our site. Instead of being understanding, management doubled down when we pushed back. Some sites simply refused to do the requested work. It was totally crazy. 5. Difficult to advance. I had a friend who had been working at SASF for years. Unfortunately, he did not get along very well with the manager above his manager, so in all that time he had not gotten a raise. To devote that much time to a company and never receive compensation always seemed unfair to me.
Overall, I agree that this is a good temporary job for recent graduates or people who are raising kids and looking for a second income. However, new employees should be wary about expecting long-term careers at this company.less
Experience working with kids, fun trips, and great coworkers
Management, resource allocation, compensation, career advancement, support staff
Met a good number of very committed individuals who want to help children and families.
Program Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 6, 2018
I was interested in working with Principals of elementary schools in high needs areas of Harlem and the South Bronx in New York City. I worked for the schools that were selected by Sports & Arts in Schools, now NYEdge that had the funding to run after school programs. My interested was to confirm that well run after school programs are critical for helping to improve low performing schools and provide a valuable service to parents and children.
Tutor/Counselor (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY 11212 – July 2, 2018
First i would come in between 1-2. Then I would start to create a lesson plan or activity for the kids to do for the day. Then i meet up with the kids at lunch. Make sure every kid eats then we go to classrooms for activities. Then at 5:00 we bring the kids down for dismissal.