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The Match Foundation Inc.

 215 Forest Hills Street
 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
[P] (207) 2337796
[F] --
http://www.matcheducation.org
emily.dodd@matcheducation.org
Emily Dodd
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INCORPORATED: 1999
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-3476160

LAST UPDATED: 01/11/2018
Organization DBA Match Education
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of Match Education is twofold. First, we are committed to delivering extraordinary results for the students we serve in our charter school, graduate school of education, and alternative college organization. Second, we strive to be a source of innovation in education nationwide.

Mission Statement

The mission of Match Education is twofold. First, we are committed to delivering extraordinary results for the students we serve in our charter school, graduate school of education, and alternative college organization. Second, we strive to be a source of innovation in education nationwide.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $26,261,063.00
Projected Expense $28,306,386.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Match Beyond
  • Match Charter Public School
  • Match Export
  • The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

The mission of Match Education is twofold. First, we are committed to delivering extraordinary results for the students we serve in our charter school, graduate school of education, and alternative college organization. Second, we strive to be a source of innovation in education nationwide.

Background Statement

Match Education began in 2000 as a small charter high school serving low-income and minority students in Boston. Over the past 18 years, Match Education has grown and evolved into a diversified education reform organization.We currently operate a high-performing, urban public charter school serving 1,250 students across grades preK-12 on three campuses in Boston (Match Charter Public School), a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers and instructional leaders to work in high-poverty schools (The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education), a hybrid college and jobs organization that seeks unprecedented degree completion rates and jobs outcomes for low-income high school graduates (Match Beyond), an initiative intended to ensure all of our charter school students have access to high-quality summer learning and enrichment programs (Match More), and a dissemination group that seeks to share what we are learning in our applied work (Match Export).

Impact Statement

Our top accomplishments from across our organization during the past year include: 
  • Provided 1150 reK-12 students from Boston with a quality education focused on college and career readiness via Match Charter Public School
  • Helped 61 students graduate to date with their degrees from College for America at Southern New Hampshire University via Match Beyond
  • Helped prepare 38 new teachers to succeed in high performing urban schools in Massachusetts and around the country via The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education
  • Reached more than 100,000 unique visitors on the Match Fishtank website, which shares our internally developed curriculum material, for free, with educational practitioners around the country, and Match Minis website, which features engaging, 3-5 minute narrated whiteboard animations (“Minis”) that cover practical topics in teaching and teacher coaching.
Our goals for the next year include:
  • Serve 1250 students in Match Charter Public School
  • Expand Match Beyond to reach an average annual enrollment of ~350 students
  • Enroll 60 new teacher candidates in our graduate school of education
  • Double the number of unique visitors who are accessing our Match Minis and Match Fishtank website

Needs Statement

In the next six years, Match Education seeks to grow our programming to reach the following goals:
  • Serve at least 600 students annually via Match Beyond
  • Enroll 75 teacher candidates annually in The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education
  • Serve 1250 students annually in Match Charter Public School
  • Reach ~400,000 educational practitioners nationwide annually via Match Export, our dissemination division
As we expand our programs, economies of scale will allow us to serve more individuals without greatly elevating our operating costs. We are also pursuing earned revenue streams in each of our program models that will allow us to eventually operate without substantial reliance on philanthropy. As we build towards breakeven, Match Education continues to rely on private investment to help underwrite annual operations expenses.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

Greater Boston Region-All Neighborhoods
Match Charter Public School serves students in grades preK-12 who are Boston residents. Match Beyond students come predominantly from low-income neighborhoods in the city of Boston and the surrounding communities of Cambridge, Roslindale, Chelsea, Malden, Brockton, Everett, Medford, Lynn, Quincy, Somerville, and Revere. Students in the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education come from around the country. They largely go on to teach in urban public and turnaround schools in Boston and/or Massachusetts. Digital, web-based resources produced by Match Export are available to users across the country and world.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Charter Schools
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Match Beyond

Match Beyond is an innovative college and jobs organization that helps committed young adults from low-income backgrounds in and around Boston earn career-relevant college degrees and secure a competitive professional salary with potential to increase earnings over time. Match Beyond students enroll in online, low-cost, flexible, and competency-based Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree programs through our unique partnership with College for America (CfA), a division of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). As they progress towards degree completion, full-time coaches provide them with academic support, life coaching, and employment services.

Budget  $2,000,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served College Aged (18-26 years) Adults Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

In the near term, we strive to make earning a college degree accessible and affordable to many more individuals from in and around Boston.

Program Long-Term Success 

In the next six years, we aim to grow our program to achieve an average annual enrollment of 600 students. In addition, we aim to help our graduates obtain and succeed in quality jobs that will set them on a path toward economic mobility and stability.

Program Success Monitored By 

We measure our progress based on:

· Student enrollment

· Degree completion rates

· Job outcomes

The Match Beyond team uses an internal SalesForce database to collect, manage, and analyze data on student enrollment, coaching activity, and job placement. CfA has a robust data platform that allows Match Beyond to monitor regularly and track student progress towards degree completion. The entire Match Beyond staff meets weekly, to review data, celebrate successes, identify areas for improvement, and develop action plans. Match Beyond is in the early stages of planning a rigorous multi-year external evaluation.

Examples of Program Success 

· May 2017 marked the third year that Match Beyond students walked at the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) commencement in Manchester, NH. For these students, all of whom had tried attending traditional college prior to enrolling in Match Beyond, achieving a college degree was something that was truly outside of their reach just a few years ago. This year, Match Beyond had 34 students eligible to walk the stage, including our first BA graduate. We now have 61 graduates in total (59 AA, one BA/AA, and one BA).

· On average, 67-70% of our current students are on pace to earn their degrees within three years.

· We do not yet have reliable data on our jobs outcomes since most of our students are early in their degrees but we are seeing promising early results.


Match Charter Public School

Match Charter Public School (MCPS) serves 1250 students in grades preK-12 on three campuses in Boston. Match students are predominantly African-American and Hispanic, and they are as likely as the general BPS population to be English Language Learners (ELL), special education students, and from low-income households. Students gain acceptance to our schools via a blind public lottery open to all Boston residents.

MCPS stresses uncompromising expectations, genuine care, and enormous effort—for and by both faculty and students. Across all grade levels, our school features extended school days and intensive tutoring. Our students attend school for seven to ten hours per day, with two hours of individual or small-group tutoring in addition to rigorous classroom instruction.

We consistently engage families in all aspects of our students’ learning and development. We strive to create a community where all families feel welcome, involved, and challenged.

Budget  $23,000,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
In the near-term we seek to:
  • Encourage students to pursue a rigorous academic course of study. We encourage all students in our high school to take at least one Advanced Placement course.
  • To have all of our students performing at or above grade-level based on academic achievement results.
  • Enable all of our students to earn a postsecondary degree that increases their opportunity to attain economic mobility.
Program Long-Term Success  Our long-term goal is to prepare our students for success in college, careers, and beyond. We continuously scrutinize and adapt our school design to improve outcomes for our students.
Program Success Monitored By  We measure our success mainly by student performance on various standardized tests (AP exams, the SAT, and MCAS) and by our students’ college enrollment and completion rates. By these metrics, our school is among the most effective urban public schools in the nation.
Examples of Program Success 
  • In every year since our opening, 80% or more of Match graduates have taken at least one Advanced Placement course. 43% of all Match High School graduates have passed at least one AP exam. While we aspire to increase our success rates, they are, as far as we know, among the highest of any high-need public school nationwide.
  • Of the 418 students who have graduated from Match High School since our founding in 2000, 87% have enrolled in 4-year colleges and another 8% in two-year institutions. Nationally, only 59% of high school graduates from households in the bottom income quartile enroll in any postsecondary institution following graduation.
  • According to National Student Clearinghouse data, 51% of our mature graduates (those 6+ years out of high school) have earned a degree from a 4-year school and 10% are working to complete their 4-year degree. Nationally, only 12% of high school graduates from low income households go on to earn a 4-year degree.

Match Export

Match Export is the dissemination division of Match Education. Its purpose is to share the intellectual property that we have developed over the past 15 years in Match Charter Public School and Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education with educators and instructional leaders across the country.

To share our intellectual property, Match Export works primarily online and digitally. We are currently organized around two online projects:

  • Match Fishtank is a website that we launched in the summer of 2016. It shares our K-12 curriculum — including lesson plans, unit plans, assessments, and course guides — in detail and for free.
  • Match Minis is a website that we launched in the spring of 2016. It contains a library of bite-sized, entertaining 3-5 minute animated videos on teaching practice and teacher coaching.
Budget  $1,400,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success 

Our short-term goal is to complete content creation for both Match Fishtank and Match Minis and spread the word more widely about these resources so they can benefit more users.

Program Long-Term Success 

Dissemination is vital to the success of Match Education. The size of our direct K-12 work running schools and training teachers is inherently limited. We can only have broad, national impact if we share our knowledge widely. Our long-term goal is to build our dissemination division to impact the work of thousands of educational practitioners around the country so that many more schools and students can benefit from our resources and lessons learned.

Program Success Monitored By 

We monitor and analyze our website usage daily, monthly, and annually using Google Analytics. We also collect feedback from users via embedded online surveys and feedback forms, and through more in-depth phone interviews. Our curriculum writers also regularly observe our curriculum implementation in our school and solicit real-time feedback from Match teachers.

Examples of Program Success 

Though Match Export’s online dissemination work is only one year old, we have seen promising early results. Since their inception, Match Fishtank and Match Minis have attracted over 100,000 unique visitors. We expect usage to grow as we fully populate the sites with content and begin to market them in earnest. We also have received positive early feedback from users of both our Match Minis and Match Fishtank websites regarding their content quality and usability.


The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education

In 2012, Match Education launched The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education (CSGSE) to develop new insights into the nature of effective entry-level teaching and teacher preparation. CSGSE is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to grant a Master’s in Effective Teaching (MET) degree.

The mission of CSGSE is to prepare unusually effective novice teachers for schools serving low-income populations, and to develop, validate, and disseminate innovative approaches to teacher preparation. CSGSE awards Master’s degrees on the basis of proven classroom effectiveness, and unlike most traditional teacher preparation programs, our program is mapped backwards from the practical, real-world demands of working in urban public schools in America.

Budget  $1,700,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served College Aged (18-26 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
  • Each year, a new class of ~50-70 teachers are prepared to enter the teaching profession, primarily in public schools serving low-income student populations, with the skills and resources needed to be successful on day-one of the job.
  • Our school serves as an example of an innovative, effective, and affordable alternative to traditional teacher education programs – focused more on mastery of fundamental skills, including building strong relationships with students and families, effective classroom management, and planning and effectively delivering lessons – rather than interesting but hard-to-apply teaching theory and humanities coursework (in sociology, history, policy, psychology, and economics).
  •  School leadership and faculty contribute their knowledge and insights to our Match Export dissemination division so they can be shared via our Match Minis website with other educational practitioners around the country.
Program Long-Term Success 

We launched our graduate school of education to develop new insights into the nature of effective entry-level teaching and novice teacher preparation. The mission of our graduate school is to prepare unusually effective rookie teachers and, over time, to share innovation with and to disrupt the field of teacher preparation.

Program Success Monitored By 

We conduct a blind evaluation of CSGSE graduates using outside evaluators when they have been teaching for 4 to 7 months in their various schools (year 2 of program). The evaluators (most of whom are principals or instructional leaders) observe and score a lesson. The evaluators do the same for other first-year teachers in the same school who came from elsewhere (Teach for America, Harvard Graduate School of Education, etc.) and for second year teachers in the same school. The evaluators do not know which teachers are CSGSE-trained. Evaluators use a rubric that scores each teacher’s in-class teaching and considers student evaluations and academic growth scores. Separately, we review evaluations of our graduates by their managing principals.

We also track our student enrollment rates, alumni career tracks, and graduates’ persistence in the teaching profession to inform our work and evaluate our progress.

Examples of Program Success 

· In total, 230 students have graduated CSGSE with their MET degree.

· Approximately 65% of our graduates are still teaching. Of those who left the classroom, 19% are working as school leaders or in an education-related job (education management, social work, etc.). 9% are no longer working in education and 7% of alums’ job positions are unverified.

· We place the majority of our teachers into top urban schools in Greater Boston. A smaller number of alumni are hired in cities such as Washington DC, New York City, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Chicago.

· Since founding CSGSE, we have placed 100% of our teacher graduates in high-performing charter schools and district turnaround schools around the country. Without exception, our graduates receive multiple job offers at the end of their residency year (year 1 program).

· CSGSE has received national attention for our innovative approach to teacher training. We were most recently featured in the June 2016 Economist cover article, “Teaching the Teachers”.


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Stig Leschly
CEO Term Start July 2011
CEO Email sleschly@matcheducation.org
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 309
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 74
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 16
Caucasian: 174
Hispanic/Latino: 34
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 11
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 75
Male: 25
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Matthew Vettel
Board Chair Company Affiliation Great Hill Partners
Board Chair Term May 2016 - May
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Andrew Balson Cove Hill Partners --
Mr. Tom Beecher Cartera Commerce --
Mr. Spencer Blasdale Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School --
Mr. Alex Cortez New Profit --
Mr. Jamie Goldstein Pillar Companies --
Mr. Michael Goldstein Founder, Match Charter Public School --
Rev. Ray Hammond Bethel A.M.E Church --
Mr. Bryant Jones Boston Schools Fund --
Mr. Robert Manning Janney Montgomery Scott --
Mr. Bisi Oyedele Boston College's Lynch Leadership Academy --
Mr. Paul Reville Harvard Graduate School of Education --
Ms. Ann Sagan n/a --
Ms. Katharine B. Schmitt J.P. Morgan Private Bank --
Mr. Paul Strigler Esplanade Capital --
Mr. Matt Vettel Great Hill Partners --
Mr. Orlando Watkins The Boston Foundation --
Ms. Mary Wells Bellwether Education Partners --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 14
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 77%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $26,261,063.00
Projected Expense $28,306,386.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

Audit Documents

2016 Audit

2015 Audit

2014 Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $7,881,543 $15,957,559 $8,936,589
Total Expenses $7,464,171 $6,489,063 $4,915,547

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $5,226,572 $12,401,810 $4,623,990
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $567,427 $2,397,655 $2,856,057
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,239,018 $827,076 $1,160,953
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $848,526 $331,018 $295,589

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $5,582,386 $4,779,849 $3,719,598
Administration Expense $1,554,050 $1,521,693 $1,154,866
Fundraising Expense $327,735 $187,521 $41,083
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.06 2.46 1.82
Program Expense/Total Expenses 75% 74% 76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 6% 2% 1%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $63,335,189 $61,627,343 $33,167,338
Current Assets $61,258,803 $58,664,509 $30,193,825
Long-Term Liabilities $29,778,700 $22,762,848 $4,418,389
Current Liabilities $663,703 $3,910,665 $3,263,615
Total Net Assets $32,892,786 $34,953,830 $25,485,334

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? 6.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 92.30 15.00 9.25

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 47% 37% 13%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are included under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

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