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Building A Better Beverly Inc.

 191 Cabot Street
 Beverly, MA 01915
[P] (978) 9216000
[F] --
www.beverlyma.gov
[email protected]
Priscilla Walsh
INCORPORATED: 2012
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 27-4670630

LAST UPDATED: 12/22/2016
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 »

Building a Better Beverly is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of public education in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Mission Statement

Building a Better Beverly is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of public education in Beverly, Massachusetts.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $129,942.00
Projected Expense $129,942.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Summer Literacy Program
  • Summer Literacy Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

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


Overview

Mission Statement

Building a Better Beverly is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of public education in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Background Statement

Building a Better Beverly is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of public education in Beverly, Massachusetts. Incorporated in 2012, Building a Better Beverly was originally established to raise funds to upgrade outdoor sports facilities on the Beverly High School campus. When current Beverly Mayor Michael P. Cahill took office in 2014, Building a Better Beverly was essentially inactive. Being a former educator, one of Mayor Cahill’s primary initiatives was to start a literacy program to benefit students who were falling behind in Beverly Public Schools. In 2015, City of Beverly staff and volunteers undertook the revival of the non-profit with the Summer Literacy Program being the foremost objective.

Impact Statement

Accomplishments:

Initiated the Summer Literacy Program.

Provided literacy education to over 120 children reading below grade level.
 
75% of children attending the Summer Literacy Program made significant gains in early literacy skills.
 
Goals:
 
Serve 180 children grades 1-3 in 2017.
 
Increase the number of participants making gains in literacy achievement.
 
Hire an increased number of qualified teachers for the program, keeping a 1:10 student teacher ratio. 
 
 

Needs Statement

Top 5 Needs:

$180,000 for Summer Literacy Program costs.

Qualified teachers to staff the Summer Literacy Program.
 
Qualified teacher aides to staff the Summer Literacy Program.
 
School supplies including books for children to take home. 
 
Recreation supplies including swim bubbles and noodles. 

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
Beverly, MA 01915

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Elementary & Secondary Schools
  2. -
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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)

No

Programs

Summer Literacy Program

The Summer Literacy Program was designed to provide summer learning opportunities and enrichment experiences to children reading below grade level and at risk of experiencing summer learning loss. Building a Better Beverly, in partnership with Beverly Public Schools and the Greater Beverly YMCA provides a six-week, no-cost summer learning program to approximately 180 children entering 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. The day camp will include three hours of literacy instruction in the morning and a traditional summer camp experience in the afternoon. Children are bused in the morning to Hannah Elementary School where they receive literacy instruction including spelling, grammar, vocabulary, self-selected reading, and small group guided reading. Afternoon programming at Sterling YMCA includes enrichment activities such as arts and crafts, music, team-building activities, swimming and much more.
Budget  $180,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Literacy
Population Served At-Risk Populations Children Only (5 - 14 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  The primary goal of the Summer Literacy Program is for participants to make gains in literacy achievement during the six-week summer program.
Program Long-Term Success  Reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade is a critical predictor of later academic success. Up to this point, children are learning to read; after 3rd grade they are expected to read to learn.  The ultimate goal of the Summer Literacy Program is for all children in Beverly Public Schools to be reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
Program Success Monitored By  The evaluation method used to assess participant’s literacy skills include DIBELS testing at the beginning of the program and at the end of the program. DIBELS is a standard school testing method. Keeping the testing method consistent to what the students receive during the normal school year allows the results to be compared to prior and future testing results, creating a clear picture of the program’s long-term success. 
Examples of Program Success  Summer of 2015 was the first year the program operated; first year results were encouraging and stand as a testament to the success of the program. Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) testing indicated that 100% of students maintained or improved their literacy foundational skills - not only no loss, but significant gains. 75% of students who attended the program made ambitious gains in early literacy skills in the six-week period. 96% of students increased correct letter sound, 96% improved phonemic awareness, and 83% Whole Words Read met the benchmark for incoming 1st graders. 

Summer Literacy Program

The Summer Literacy Program was designed to provide summer learning opportunities and enrichment experiences to children reading below grade level and at risk of experiencing summer learning loss. Building a Better Beverly, in partnership with Beverly Public Schools and the Greater Beverly YMCA provides a six-week, no-cost summer learning program to approximately 180 children entering 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. The day camp will include three hours of literacy instruction in the morning and a traditional summer camp experience in the afternoon. Children are bused in the morning to Hannah Elementary School where they receive literacy instruction including spelling, grammar, vocabulary, self-selected reading, and small group guided reading. Afternoon programming at Sterling YMCA includes enrichment activities such as arts and crafts, music, team-building activities, swimming and much more.
Budget  $180,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Literacy
Population Served At-Risk Populations Children Only (5 - 14 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  The primary goal of the Summer Literacy Program is for participants to make gains in literacy achievement during the six-week summer program.
Program Long-Term Success  Reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade is a critical predictor of later academic success. Up to this point, children are learning to read; after 3rd grade they are expected to read to learn.  The ultimate goal of the Summer Literacy Program is for all children in Beverly Public Schools to be reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
Program Success Monitored By  The evaluation method used to assess participant’s literacy skills include DIBELS testing at the beginning of the program and at the end of the program. DIBELS is a standard school testing method. Keeping the testing method consistent to what the students receive during the normal school year allows the results to be compared to prior and future testing results, creating a clear picture of the program’s long-term success. 
Examples of Program Success  Summer of 2015 was the first year the program operated; first year results were encouraging and stand as a testament to the success of the program. Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) testing indicated that 100% of students maintained or improved their literacy foundational skills - not only no loss, but significant gains. 75% of students who attended the program made ambitious gains in early literacy skills in the six-week period. 96% of students increased correct letter sound, 96% improved phonemic awareness, and 83% Whole Words Read met the benchmark for incoming 1st graders. 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mayor Michael P. Cahill
CEO Term Start Jan 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO Not Applicable Not Applicable
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email Not Applicable
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 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 12
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
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? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mayor Michael P. Cahill
Board Chair Company Affiliation City of Beverly
Board Chair Term Jan 2015 - Jan 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Jan - Jan

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Thomas Alexander Endicott College Voting
Bryant Ayles City of Beverly Voting
Daniel Bauer Beverly Schools Voting
Kevin Burke Attorney Voting
James Coffey Beverly Schools Voting
Michael Collins City of Beverly Voting
Maria Decker North Shore Community College Voting
Bruce Doig City of Beverly Voting
Deborah Kline Community Volunteer Voting
Ronald Ranta Attorney Voting
Brett Schetzlse Community Volunteer 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: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 10
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
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, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $129,942.00
Projected Expense $129,942.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $58,678 $19,000 $36,200
Total Expenses $54,640 $19,036 $97,295

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 $58,678 $19,000 $36,200
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $54,640 $19,036 $97,295
Administration Expense -- -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.07 1.00 0.37
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 100% 100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $72,652 $68,614 $68,650
Current Assets $72,652 $68,614 $68,650
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $72,652 $68,614 $68,650

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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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? --

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 -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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

Documents


Other Documents

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