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The Preparatory Foundation, Inc.

 885 River Street
 Boston, MA 02136
[P] (617) 333-6688
[F] (617) 333-6689
www.bostonprep.org
[email protected]
Anders Peterson
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INCORPORATED: 2003
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EIN 11-3690799

LAST UPDATED: 09/08/2017
Organization DBA Boston Preparatory Charter Public School
Boston Prep
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Boston Prep prepares students to succeed in four-year colleges and to embody, in thought and action, lifelong ethical growth.

Mission Statement

Boston Prep prepares students to succeed in four-year colleges and to embody, in thought and action, lifelong ethical growth.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $8,681,876.00
Projected Expense $8,760,413.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Extended Student Opportunities
  • Facilities Fund
  • Professional Development
  • Technology
  • The Persistence Project

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

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Overview

Mission Statement

Boston Prep prepares students to succeed in four-year colleges and to embody, in thought and action, lifelong ethical growth.

Background Statement

Boston Prep is a Commonwealth charter school, serving Boston students in grades six through twelve. Opened in 2004, Boston Prep is currently in its fourteenth year of operation, with 468 students and 223 alumni. More than 40% of students come from our target neighborhoods of Dorchester and Mattapan. 22% receive special education services, and 10% are Limited English proficient. 69% of students identify as African American, 25% as Hispanic, 4% as multi-racial, and 2% as white.
 

With a two part mission, Boston Prep prepares students to succeed in four-year colleges and engage in lifelong ethical growth. In order to achieve such an ambitious mission, Boston Prep offers students and families an integrated set of services and supports across middle school, high school, and college.  Academically, Boston Prep is characterized by rigorous, Common Core aligned curriculum delivered through high expectations and engaging instruction designed to help students develop the skills, habits, and knowledge necessary to succeed in college.  To help encourage lifelong ethical growth, Boston Prep provides a safe, nurturing environment where students are known, recognized, and supported by multiple adults through the use of common practices grounded in the language of our virtues - courage, compassion, integrity, perseverance, and respect. This foundation is supplemented by weekly ethics classes, diversity workshops, required summer enrichment programming, and group travel to Rome, Italy.  

With a focus on not only college acceptance or matriculation but rather graduation, we continue to support our alumni throughout college to ensure their persistence and ability to overcome any challenges that may arise. We have designed an innovative and unique alumni support program, which includes individualized support and strategic coaching for students through regular phone calls and campus visits, a fund that provides book stipends for all and emergency financial support to those in need, and the collection and analysis of alumni data to help refine and improve both our alumni support program and our middle and high school programming.  
 
In recognition of our record of success and the high demand in the community for our programs, Boston Prep was recently granted approval to expand by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Over a five year period, Boston Prep's population will nearly double from 400 to 700 students.
 
 

Impact Statement

Accomplishments
- With seven classes of alumni, Boston Prep has a proven record of success with not only getting students into college but helping them succeed once there.
  • 100% of Boston Prep graduates have been accepted to a four-year college for seven consecutive years..
  • 98% of alumni have enrolled in college the semester following graduation.
  • 80% of alumni have either graduated or are persisting in college, on track to earn a college degree within six years of high school graduation.
- Boston Prep's students consistently outperform their peers in Boston and across the Commonwealth on the MCAS in ELA, math, and science.  In 2016, Boston Prep 10th grade students scored first in the state on the ELA MCAS, as measured by the percent of students scoring advanced or proficient.  
- On the 2016 PARCC exam, Boston Prep middle school students demonstrated tremendous growth, earning the highest growth rate in the city of Boston on the 6th grade and 8th grade math exams.  Boston Prep 8th grade students additionally scored the third highest growth rate in the state on the ELA exam. 
- Boston Prep has repeatedly been recognized as a top performing high school, earning gold and silver medals from US News and World Report.
 
Current Goals
- Continue emerging track record of excellence with regard to high school graduation and college matriculation and persistence rates, through increased scores on SATs and AP exams and enhanced instruction in 21st century skills
- Recruit, develop, and retain an excellent cadre of mission-aligned teachers, with a focus upon improved staff sustainability
- Continue legacy of excellence in achievement on MCAS exams and related interim assessments (ANet)
- Serve as transparent and active disseminator of best practice for schools across the country
 

Needs Statement

  • Boston Prep is funded per pupil by the sending district for each student. Unlike a traditional public school, there is not a real estate provision for Boston Prep, increasing costs for basic provision of education. The school seeks to raise approximately $1500 per student per year to support the robust services we offer, including an extended school day and year.
  • Boston Prep recently completed construction of Phase One of a new state-of-the-art facility that supports the instructional and technological needs of a college preparatory curriculum.  However, with recent approval of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to expand enrollment by 300 additional students, the school must construct a second wing.  Financing and permits have been secured, and Phase Two construction has begun.  With $3.9M raised toward a $5M Phase Two campaign goal, we continue to seek funding to enable our growth of facility and programming to accommodate our growing student body.  
  • Boston Prep is committed to providing robust supports for its students and families across middle school, high school, and college.  Highly individualized college counseling services and alumni support services are critical components to achieving our goal of helping students get into college and persist once there.  These robust, personalized services cost approximately $300,000 per year.
  • Recruiting, developing, and retaining top talent is a fundamental goal of our management team, as we know that the most important factor in education is the quality of teachers and school leaders.  

CEO Statement

 

The Boston Prep story often includes many numbers that highlight our achievements. Our MCAS scores show our students consistently outperforming their peers across the state. Year after year, 100% of our graduates are accepted to four-year colleges. Our alumni are succeeding in college, with 85% on track to graduate within six years. These numbers that we share are important and powerful. They show that Boston Prep students are excelling at the highest level and that our students’ effort is indeed determining success.

However, the Boston Prep story is, at its heart, about so much more than numbers. It is about people who believe passionately in the power of our mission. When asked about what they love most about Boston Prep, students, alumni, families, and teachers answer with remarkable consistency. Their response? Our community. We are a collection of driven, strong individuals who unite as a family in pursuit of a common goal. We are Boston Prep.

We are students like Jean Mesalon, who lost all of his possessions and many people he knew in the Haitian earthquake but gained a deep appreciation for his family and his education. Our students are Boston Prep.

We are alumni like Alana Alves, who discovered, after traveling a bumpy path, that she could achieve what she had believed to be impossible. Our alumni are Boston Prep.

We are families like Diana Negron and Miguel Ortiz, who came to America to ensure their children would have the opportunities and future they were never afforded. Our families are Boston Prep.

We are teachers like Giovany Morales-Ramos, who attended a charter school in Boston only to find himself on the other side of the table, helping children like himself pursue their dreams. Our teachers are Boston Prep.

We are you. You, our supporters, are also an integral and critical part of our community. Your contributions have helped Boston Prep students and teachers achieve at the highest levels, yielding impressive numbers. More importantly, your contributions have changed the lives of so many of our community members. For your generosity, we are ever grateful. We look forward to continuing this journey with you, alongside our students, alumni, families, and teachers, because you, too, are Boston Prep.


Board Chair Statement

Thanks to the help and support of the entire Boston Prep community, our wonderful school achieved great success in the past year. We now look forward to the future with profound excitement.  Most importantly, we recently celebrated the graduation of our sixth class of seniors! We are thrilled with the conclusion of this part of their journey, and we intend to stay in close contact; our work is not complete until they graduate from college. Due to the preparation that they have received at Boston Prep, we are confident in their prospects and will do all that we can to keep assisting them. We will miss them in our halls but will remain linked to them in our hearts forever. 
 
The 2015-2016 school year has been one of tremendous achievement. We maintain a college persistence rate of 80%, while only 41% of college enrollees nationally graduate within six years, a figure that drops to less than 22% for urban, low-income youth.  Boston Prep students continue to outperform their peers across the city and state on the MCAS.  Our juniors again completed a cultural trip to Rome, our athletes continue to excel, and Boston Prep continued to work hard in disseminating its best practices to the education community. 
 
I extend our deepest gratitude to all of our supporters and donors for making such strong commitments to Boston Prep. Your leadership and generosity affords us the opportunity to be innovative in the creation of supportive programs for our students. Thank you. We need your continued support, and we hope you will continue along on this journey with us.

Geographic Area Served

Greater Boston Region-All Neighborhoods
Greater Boston Region-Dorchester Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Mattapan Neighborhood
Massachusetts-All Regions

Boston Prep serves students from all neighborhoods of the city of Boston. As a public charter school, we only admit students through a lottery; there is no entrance exam or other selection criteria. Boston Prep has a charter commitment to Dorchester and Mattapan, two of the most underserved neighborhoods in the city.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Charter Schools
  2. Education - Secondary & High Schools
  3. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Civil Rights, Social Action, & Advocacy N.E.C.

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Under Development

Programs

Extended Student Opportunities

Boston Prep believes it is essential to provide our students with robust experiences outside the classroom.  Our well-rounded offerings to students include:
  • Required enrichment classes for all students, including health and wellness, the arts, and community service
  • The option for juniors and seniors to pursue enrichment classes off-campus at athletic, professional, and community service oriented organizations throughout the city
  • Trips to college campuses and businesses each year to enable students to reevaluate goals and future plans
  • Cultural travel to Rome, Italy to experience discomfort, learn about different cultures, and challenge oneself
  • Athletic opportunities year-round for all grade levels
  • Multiple club offerings in both the middle school and high school
  • Mandatory summer enrichment for all high school students, in which students pursue academic or ethical growth through structured programs throughout the world
Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Extracurricular Arts & Culture
Population Served At-Risk Populations Minorities Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
In the short-term, we aim to continue to increase the opportunities available to students, such as increasing the number of sports and clubs offered and increasing the funding available to help students pursue high-quality summer enrichment experiences.
Program Long-Term Success 
The central mission of the school is to prepare students to be successful in college and to engage in lifelong ethical growth.  While Boston Prep's track record of success in the classroom indicates a strong likelihood that students are prepared for college, we believe that the social and cultural factors associated with preparing our population are critical. These expanded opportunities allow students this critical social and cultural preparation for the transition to college.  In addition, these experiences allow students to engage in authentic practice of the virtues and deep, personal reflection.
 
Long-term success of this program will be measured by students' graduation rates from college. 
Program Success Monitored By 
The Executive Director, High School and Middle School Principals, Athletic Directors, and Family, Community, and Educational Partnerships Coordinator monitor these programs.  Success is measured through student participation, grades earned in enrichment classes, and summer enrichment evaluations.
Examples of Program Success 
We have seen remarkable growth in student opportunities and leadership this year.  Examples include:
  • An increase in summer enrichment scholarship funding from $10,000 to $17,000, enabling more students to partake in high-quality, rigorous programs on college campuses.
  • The addition of varsity volleyball and varsity baseball to our offerings.
  • Our inaugural Career Week and Social Justice Week, both entirely student-organized.

Facilities Fund

Boston Prep recently relocated to a new permanent facility at 885 River Street in Hyde Park.  However, the facility was constructed for the school's original charter of 400 students.  In the midst of construction, the school was granted approval to expand enrollment to 700 students.  A second phase wing must now be constructed to accommodate the growing student body.
Budget  $19,000,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served At-Risk Populations Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Minorities
Program Short-Term Success 
In the short-term, we aim to complete our campaign and complete construction within budget on schedule.  Our campaign aims to raise $5,000,000 in total, and has raised just over $3,900,000 thus far.  
Program Long-Term Success 
Expansion of our facility will enable Boston Prep to serve more students, enabling more of Boston's youth to access high quality educational programming that increases college persistence and success rates.
Program Success Monitored By 
The facilities project is managed by the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees.
Examples of Program Success  The project is progressing on schedule, a loan has been secured, and all permits are in place.  

Professional Development

Faculty development is an important initiative at Boston Prep. We employ an intensive teacher coaching model. Department chairs spend 50% of their day observing and collaboratively planning with teachers. Teachers receive written feedback immediately following observations and have weekly meetings with their coaches, in which they together analyze performance data and review lesson plans. Each coaching session ends in an actionable plan designed to help meet goals of increased rigor, intellectual engagement, and mastery of content. Individualized coaching is partnered with staff-wide professional development, beginning in the summer with a 2 1/2 week intensive session and continuing throughout the year with 4 half-day sessions and weekly 2 ½ hour workshops. The foci for staff-wide sessions are designed by the school’s leadership team and balance the needs of individuals teachers and whole-school initiatives. 

Budget  $175,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Teacher & Faculty
Population Served At-Risk Populations Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Minorities
Program Short-Term Success 
In the short term, we aim to increase teacher retention rates and increase performance benchmarks for all teachers.  
Program Long-Term Success 
Our long term goal is to recruit, develop, and retain exemplary core faculty in order to promote student achievement and eventual college success.
Program Success Monitored By 
The Executive Director and Chief Academic Offer monitor this program directly through faculty performance reviews.  The department chairs work in close collaboration and discuss teacher growth regularly.  
Examples of Program Success 
Our faculty retention rate has been 80% for two years in a row.
 
 

Technology

Competitiveness in the 21st century requires students to be fluent in technology.  Boston Prep aims to increase the prevalence of technology in our school and increase its integration into instruction and learning for both students and teachers.  Both material resources and additional training for teachers are needed. 
Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Computer Literacy
Population Served At-Risk Populations Minorities Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  We aim to see increased use of and facility with technology among our current students.  In addition, we ask alumni in our surveys to report on how prepared they feel for the technology demands of college.  We aim for 100% of alumni to report feeling well prepared for these demands.
Program Long-Term Success 
Our integration of technology is designed to help ensure that 100% of our alumni graduate from a four-year college within six years of graduation from Boston Prep and are able to secure viable employment following college graduation.
Program Success Monitored By 
The Executive Director, High School and Middle School Principals, and Director of the Persistence Project monitor the success of our technology instruction and integration.  We evaluate success through internal observations of technology use as well as alumni responses to regular surveys.
Examples of Program Success  We added Apple TVs to all classrooms and instituted a faculty technology committee to help evaluate use of technology within the school and potential areas for growth.  We have increased the number of laptops available to students by three fold over the past three years, but there continues to be greater demand for use than we can support.  To date, technology is not an area in which our alumni have felt well prepared, which leads to this needed area for growth.

The Persistence Project

The end goal of all Boston Prep programming is to ensure college persistence and graduation of all of our students. To achieve this end, we have designed an integrated middle school, high school, and alumni support model to ensure that our students gain the skills, habits, and knowledge necessary to succeed in college and have the support necessary to overcome common persistence challenges. Once our graduates are in college, we offer individualized support and strategic coaching for students through regular phone calls and campus visits, a fund that provides book stipends for all and emergency financial support to those in need, and the collection and analysis of alumni data to help refine and improve both our alumni support program and our middle and high school programming.  As the alumni group expands, we recognize the need to carefully analyze alumni success data to both help ensure our sustainability and refine our programming. 

Budget  $150,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served At-Risk Populations Minorities Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
As we work toward our long-term goals, we aim to continually increase our success rates.  For the Class of 2016, we aim to ensure that 100% of graduates are accepted to four-year colleges and that 100% of students enroll in college the semester following graduation.  In addition, we hope to increase our persistence rate to 90%.
Program Long-Term Success  Boston Prep aims to build on its growing legacy as a transformative school in the national education reform landscape. The Persistence Project will help us grow toward our aspirational goal of 100% of our students graduating from a four-year college or university within six years of high school graduation.  Specifically, we aim to meet the following goals:
  • Goal 1: 100% of Boston Prep seniors will graduate.
  • Goal 2: 100% of Boston Prep graduates will be accepted to a four-year college or university.
  • Goal 3: 100% of Boston Prep graduates will matriculate in college the semester following graduation. 
  • Goal 4: 100% of Boston Prep college freshmen will complete the first year of college. 
  • Goal 5: 100% of Boston Prep graduates will complete a four-year college degree within six years of graduation from Boston Prep. 
Program Success Monitored By 
The Executive Director and Director of the Persistence Project monitor the success of the Persistence Project.  Alumni remain in frequent contact with the Director of the Persistence Project and submit regular data via surveys, personal interviews, and submission of transcripts.  That data is regularly analyzed by our Data Analyst.
Examples of Program Success 
  • 100% of Bosoton Prep's 140 graduates have been accepted to four-year colleges.
  • 99% of Boston Prep alumni have matriculated in college the semester following graduation.
  • 85% of Boston Prep alumni are currently persisting in college.
 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Sharon Liszanckie
CEO Term Start July 2012
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Prior to joining Boston Prep, Sharon Liszanckie worked  in leadership positions at Bain and Company and at the Bridgespan Group, with a particular focus on youth development and education.  Prior to that, she worked as a middle school math teacher in the Wellesley Public Schools.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mr. Scott McCue Aug 2002 July 2012

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Eileen Callahan Chief Academic Officer Ms. Callahan joined Boston Prep in 2015.  Prior to joining Boston Prep, Ms. Callahan served as Director of Leadership Development at Building Excellent Schools, cultivating leaders of high performing schools. Ms. Callahan also has experience as both a teacher and school leader at Boston Collegiate Charter School. She holds a B.A. and M.A. from Fordham University as well as an Ed.M. from Harvard University.
Mr. Christopher Cook High School Principal Mr. Cook returned to Boston Prep in 2015 after previously serving as a teacher and coach at the school from 2007-2011.  Following his years teaching at Boston Prep, Mr. Cook went on to serve as high school principal at the Community Charter School of Cambridge.  Mr. Cook holds a B.A. in sociology from Northeastern University and an M.Ed. in School Leadership from Harvard.
Ms. Michaela Crowley Director of Human Capital Ms. Crowley has been with Boston Prep for 11 years.  In that time, she has served as a special educator, a math teacher, Director of Support Services, middle school principal, and now Director of Human Capital.  Ms. Crowley holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and Human Development and a M.Ed. in special education, both from Boston College.
Mr. Michael Lester Director of Student and Family Life Mike Lester joined Boston Prep in 2006. He served as Boston Prep’s Dean of Students for eight years before moving into his current role as Director of Student and Family Life. Prior to joining Boston Prep, Mr. Lester served as the Associate Dean of Support Services at the Steppingstone Foudation. Mr. Lester holds a B.S. from Tuskegee University and a M.Ed. from Simmons College.
Ms. Cristina Lopez Middle School Principal Cristina Lopez joined the Boston Prep faculty in 2017. Prior to joining Boston Prep, Ms. Lopez spent many years at Leadership Public Schools in San Jose, CA, growing from a science teacher to the Academic Dean. A native of Boston, Ms. Lopez previously served as a teacher at Boston Collegiate Charter School. Ms. Lopez holds a B.S. from Boston College, an M.Ed. from Arizona State University, and an additional M.Ed. from the Reach Instructional Leadership Academy.
Mr. Graham VanderZanden Director of Strategic Projects Prior to joining Boston Prep, Mr. VanderZanden served as an Associate Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund and a Teach for America corps member.  Mr. VanderZanden hold a B.A. from the University of Washington and an M.P.P. from Harvard University.
Ms. Mindy Wright Director of the Persistence Project Mindy Wright became a member of the Boston Prep team in 2007. In her time at Boston Prep, Mindy has served as a history teacher, history department chair, and Director of Graduate Support.  Prior to joining Boston Prep, Ms. Wright was the social studies department chair at the Epiphany School in Dorchester. Ms. Wright holds a B.A. from Colby College and an M.Ed. from Boston College.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
#1 Charter High School in Boston US News and World Report 2014
Pozen Prize for Charter Schools The Boston Foundation 2014
EPIC Award New Leaders for New Schools 2009

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
Massachusetts Department of Education 2014

Collaborations

Massachusetts Charter Public School Association
Building Excellent Schools Network 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 74
Number of Part Time Staff 5
Number of Volunteers 2
Number of Contract Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % 72%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 21
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 4
Caucasian: 44
Hispanic/Latino: 10
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 45
Male: 33
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

Automobile Insurance
Blanket Personal Property
Boiler and Machinery
Builders Risk
Business Income
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Commercial General Liability and Medical Malpractice
Computer Equipment and Software
Corporal Punishment Liability
Crime Coverage
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits Liability
Employee Dishonesty
Employment Practices Liability
Extra Expense Insurance
Fine Arts and Collectibles
Flood
General Property Coverage
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Inland Marine and Mobile Equipment
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Property in Transit and Off Premises
Water Craft and Aircraft
Accident and Injury Coverage

Reporting and Evaluations

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

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Tamara Olsen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Bain & Company
Board Chair Term June 2017 - June 2020
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Amelia Cheers Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Voting
Mr. Mark Culliton Collegebound Dorchester Exofficio
Ms. Sarah James Harvard University Voting
Mr. Josh Johnson Berkshire Partners Voting
Mr. Andrew Kaplan Bain Capital Voting
Mr. Jermaine Myrie Johnson Controls Voting
Ms. Claire Newton campusSIMs Voting
Mr. Tom Olivier Pacific Crest Securities Voting
Ms. Tamara Olsen Bain Consulting Voting
Ms. Cynthia Paris Newton Public Schools Voting
Mr. Jonathan Talley Commonwealth of Massachusetts Trial Court --
Ms. Arivee Vargas Vertex Voting
Mr. Jim Washington Dartmouth College Voting
Ms. Raquel Webster National Grid Voting
Mr. Hans Ziegler Bernstein Global Wealth Management Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 7
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Capital Campaign
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$4,968,079 $57,615 $8,595
Government Contributions $533,791 $548,096 $476,617
    Federal $533,791 $548,096 $476,617
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $1,135,106 $451,544 $370,760
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $6,327,536 $5,627,536 $5,252,208
Investment Income, Net of Losses $56,810 $34,575 $36,420
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $747,073 $376,565 $394,032
Other $-137,017 -- $71,000

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $7,263,212 $6,043,563 $6,064,908
Administration Expense $534,564 $425,376 $395,576
Fundraising Expense $225,293 $175,684 $142,628
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.70 1.07 1.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses 91% 91% 92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 3% 17% 17%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $11,534,536 $5,226,853 $4,767,454
Current Assets $5,598,567 $4,323,766 $4,075,556
Long-Term Liabilities $520,862 $120,246 $73,900
Current Liabilities $943,705 $644,947 $683,202
Total Net Assets $10,069,969 $4,461,660 $4,010,352

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose Construction of a second phase of a new permanent home to accommodate growing student body
Campaign Goal $5,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Feb 2017 - Aug 2018
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $3,900,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 5.93 6.70 5.97

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 5% 2% 2%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's combined audited financials. The data above reflects both the charter school and the component unit foundation. The breakout of functional expenses was provided by the organization as that data was not available in the audits.
 

Documents


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