On its website, Apple Education Services offers the following information under the tag, “Who We Are”:
Apple Educational Services is a nonprofit organization focusing on improving the quality of education on in public and private schools. Apple Educational Services has been established in 2006 by a group of professional educators who have broad experience in charter school education. Apple Educational Services takes pride in a professional staff and a wide volunteer base to achieve its goals in helping the educators. Apple Educational Services works with schools and organizations every step of the way to make sure that they receive the needed support to meet their targets.
Though the above implies that Apple Education Services (AES) has been around as a nonprofit since 2006 (note: another link on the same website has AES as founded in 2005), the official ruling date for its nonprofit status was in September 2014. According to its 2014 990 tax form, AES is located in Moonachie, NJ; employs 12 people, and had end-of-year total assets of $36 million.
AES has four board members:
- Mesut Sahin, President
- Feruk Apaydin, Vice President
- Alper Anil, Treasurer
- Arthur Gallant, Director
AES is part of a greater Gulen network of school-related businesses/nonprofits.
On its 2014 tax form, the AES mission is as follows:
Apple Education Services (“Apple”) provides educational programs and technical support services consisting of student data base system, professional development for teachers and administrators, teacher evaluation, human resources, curriculum
Despite its listed mission, AES lists its three highest paid contractors as related toconstruction:
- AARK Interstate Contractors (Ramsey, NJ), $10.7 million
- Commerco Coppa Architects (Totowa, NJ), $120,520
- United Construction and Managements (Lyndhurst, NJ), $239,408