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Operation Outreach-USA Inc

 360 Woodland Street
 Holliston, MA 01746
[P] (508) 3064655
[F] (508) 3064658
www.oousa.org
JGOLDEN@oousa.org
Judith Golden
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INCORPORATED: 1997
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-3368610

LAST UPDATED: 06/01/2016
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »


Operation Outreach-USA (OO-USA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to address some of the basic issues affecting the academic and social development of our nation’s children.OO-USA focuses on literacy and building strong character among elementary aged children, through a school-based program that unites schools, teachers, parents, and the community behind the common goal of helping children develop the skills necessary to be successful contributors to society.

 

Mission Statement


Operation Outreach-USA (OO-USA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to address some of the basic issues affecting the academic and social development of our nation’s children.OO-USA focuses on literacy and building strong character among elementary aged children, through a school-based program that unites schools, teachers, parents, and the community behind the common goal of helping children develop the skills necessary to be successful contributors to society.

 


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $409,222.00
Projected Expense $409,222.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Literacy and Character Education

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Overview

Mission Statement


Operation Outreach-USA (OO-USA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to address some of the basic issues affecting the academic and social development of our nation’s children.OO-USA focuses on literacy and building strong character among elementary aged children, through a school-based program that unites schools, teachers, parents, and the community behind the common goal of helping children develop the skills necessary to be successful contributors to society.

 


Background Statement

Reading is the basic building block to success in all aspects of life.  Book ownership, being read to, and seeing others in your life read and enjoy reading are all essential to becoming a proficient reader.  OO-USA is a classroom-based program that supports these actions with the added bonus of teaching important life skills to help children develop socially and academically. 

·        Students receive two books to use in classroom instruction and to keep and take home to build personal libraries.

·        Bookplates highlighting the program sponsor are included.  Students sign their names, place them in their two gift books, and pledge "…to be kind to people, animals and the environment".

·        Teachers receive books for the classroom library and grade-level lesson plans to easily integrate the OO-USA themes across the curriculum.

·        Parents receive bilingual guides to each book to reinforce the concepts their children have learned in school.

·        Accelerated Reader Quizzes are available for most of the OO-USA books. 

OO-USA uses specially selected books about animals and the environment that have been chosen for their themes and relevance to children's own experiences. 

Operation Outreach-USA is free to schools and is sponsored by foundations, corporations, small businesses, civic groups and individuals at a cost of $300 per classroom.

 


Impact Statement

Since its founding in 1997, OO-USA has reached more than 1.2 million students in over 54,000 classrooms nationwide and distributed more than 2.4 million books for free through the generous donations of our sponsors.

 
In 2007, OO-USA began publishing its own books. In 2012 three new titles were added the series.  OO-USA has now published ten of its own titles.
In 2012, Operation Outreach was selected by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to be part of the foundation's Giving Library project.
 
Top three goals:
 
1. To reach 100,000 children per year
2. To publish all books used in the OO-USA series
3. To expand the organization's Board of Directors

Needs Statement

It costs $300 to provide the OO-USA program to the average classroom.  Some sponsors support one grade level, others a whole school, and several sponsor multiple schools.  The program is entirely scalable, and can easily be replicated in school systems anywhere in the US.
 
In order to reach 100,000 children per year, OO-USA needs $1,200,000 in program support from sponsors.
 
OO-USA's current four person Board needs to be expanded to at least six individuals who can take a more active role in fund raising efforts.
 
OO-USA needs greater visibility to convey its message and demomonstrate its effectiveness and impact.
 
OO-USA needs to have programs in place for multiple years in order to demonstrate the impact that it has on student reading scores.

CEO Statement

For the past seventeen years I’ve seen Operation Outreach grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of schools and students across the country.  While our program has generated a great deal of success, challenges remain. With the economic downturn, more and more families are struggling, school systems have fewer resources and children continue to fall behind. So the need for our program is critical as is the need for support so that we can consistently reach more children.

 

Judith Golden

President

Operation Outreach-USA


Board Chair Statement

It's been my privilege to see Operation Outreach-USA grow from a simple concept to an efficient and effective company reaching more than a million young people.  When I read thank you notes from children and teachers, I am deeply moved and realize how very important this work is. It motivates me to do much more when I see them so inspired and grateful.

Evelyn Bateman

Chair

Operation Outreach-USA


Geographic Area Served

Throughout the United States
Programs have been provided in all 50 states.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Primary & Elementary Schools
  2. Education - Primary & Elementary Schools
  3. Education - Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

Literacy and Character Education

Operation Outreach-USA is a classroom-based program for students from Pre-K through middle school.  Each child receives two books to use at school, taught with guided reading lessons and activities provided to the teacher.  At the end of the classwork, the students take the books home to keep, along with parent guides to assist families in understanding the program and becoming more involved with their students' learning.  Children also receive bookplates for each book where they sign their names, pledging "...to be kind to all living things."  Bookplates bear the name of the program sponsor.
Budget  $600,000.00
Category  Education Literacy
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

For the past fifteen years I’ve seen Operation Outreach grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of schools and students across the country.  While our program has generated a great deal of success, challenges remain. With the economic downturn, more and more families are struggling, school systems have fewer resources and children continue to fall behind. So the need for our program is critical as is the need for support so that we can consistently reach more children.

 

Judith Golden

President

Operation Outreach-USA

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms Judith Golden
CEO Term Start May 1997
CEO Email jgolden@oousa.org
CEO Experience Judith Golden co-founded the Operation Outreach-USA program 20 years ago when she was Director of Education for the American Humane Education Society in Boston along with Malcolm Stamper, the retired President of the Boeing Company.  In 1997, OO-USA because an independent organization which Ms. Golden continues to administer.
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
Leslie Hoerr Business Manager --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Learn Learn and Thrive Award Procter and Gamble 2007

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network 2009
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
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 2
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 2
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mrs. Evelyn Bateman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired, The Boeing Company
Board Chair Term May 2013 - May 2014
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Evelyn Bateman Retired, The Boeing Company Voting
Marcia Fishman Director of Locals Administration, SAG-AFTRA, Michigan Voting
Judith Golden President, Operation Outreach-USA Voting
Ms. Gerri Shubow Audiologist Voting

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: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
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 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $409,222.00
Projected Expense $409,222.00
Form 990s

2015 990

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $434,914 $409,661 $421,877
Total Expenses $413,888 $411,536 $389,263

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $431,750 $406,617 $419,749
Indirect Public Support $2,751 $2,880 --
Earned Revenue $-222 $-712 $1,089
Investment Income, Net of Losses $635 $876 $1,039
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $335,080 $333,865 $313,358
Administration Expense $37,451 $36,814 $38,566
Fundraising Expense $41,357 $40,857 $37,339
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.05 1.00 1.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses 81% 81% 81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 10% 10% 9%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $366,782 $404,287 $464,618
Current Assets $297,569 $339,235 $433,976
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $104,819
Current Liabilities $70,241 $128,772 $82,409
Total Net Assets $296,541 $275,515 $277,390

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
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 Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 12.00

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 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 4.24 2.63 5.27

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 23%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's Form 990 for FY15 & FY14 and per the audited financials for FY13.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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