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Center for Artistry and Scholarship, Inc.

 2120 Dorchester Avenue
 Dorchester, MA 02124
[P] (617) 254-8904
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www.artistryandscholarship.org
[email protected]
Linda Nathan
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INCORPORATED: 2015
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EIN 47-2193670

LAST UPDATED: 11/14/2017
Organization DBA Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership
CAS
PSI
Former Names Center for Artistry and Scholarship in Education, Inc. (2017)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The Center for Artistry and Scholarship is a nonprofit that fosters and mobilizes leadership and support for creative, arts-immersed schools where students are making and doing, teachers are asking how and why, and all are engaged in their community.

Mission Statement

The Center for Artistry and Scholarship is a nonprofit that fosters and mobilizes leadership and support for creative, arts-immersed schools where students are making and doing, teachers are asking how and why, and all are engaged in their community.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $395,000.00
Projected Expense $395,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Design Fellows Network
  • Innovative School Design Incubator
  • Supporting the Conservatory Lab Charter School
  • The Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership

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Overview

Mission Statement

The Center for Artistry and Scholarship is a nonprofit that fosters and mobilizes leadership and support for creative, arts-immersed schools where students are making and doing, teachers are asking how and why, and all are engaged in their community.

Background Statement

The Center for Artistry and Scholarship (CAS) is an educational nonprofit that supports the work of creative, arts-immersed schools, nonprofit organizations, and individual designers. CAS is the institutional partner of Conservatory Lab Charter School. CAS provides support and guidance to the leaders of Conservatory Lab as they develop a national model of teaching and learning based on the orchestral practices of El Sistema and the project-based and service-learning approach of expeditionary learning (EL).

The Center for Artistry and Scholarship also supports, inspires, and connects creative leaders of innovative schools in three ways: The Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership, the Design Fellows Network, and the Innovative School Design Incubator.

Impact Statement

Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership
CAS runs the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership (PSI), a one-year professional certificate program that seeks to develop creative, innovative, and adaptive leaders who integrate education, artistic, and community-based resources to transform the lives of youth and families from diverse backgrounds. Participants in PSI can earn graduate credit, pursue principal licensure, and/or apply to a Master's/Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Massachusetts Boston, if they desire. The Perrone-Sizer Institute graduated its first class of 13 students in June 2017 and is now working with its second cohort of 19 emerging leaders from diverse educational settings in the greater Boston area. The pilot program for PSI began at Boston University under a different name.

Design Fellows Network
CAS is home to the Design Fellows Network, started in September 2017 to convene, support, and share insights from emerging leaders and school designers who are creating and launching innovative new school models that emphatically prioritize student creativity, engagement, and achievement. The Design Fellows network includes diverse participants from the Boston area who are at various stages of the design process seeking resources and support for key issues including developing mission and vision, governance, finding space, commitment to equity, team- and capacity-building, partnership development, fundraising, and family/community engagement. The Design Fellows network will also form collaborations with other school design networks to share insights and practices nationwide.

Innovating School Design Incubator
Supported by The Boston Foundation, CAS's Innovative School Design Incubator funds and assists school design teams to create, finalize, and/or launch new schools that celebrate creativity and the arts. School designers who participate in the Innovative School Design Incubator develop proposals describing their innovative school visions, and then share their school designs with districts and other organizations within the greater Boston region in order to move toward implementation. Working with the Innovative School Design Incubator participants, CAS will also create a playbook documenting the school design process in order to promote school innovation throughout Massachusetts. The first cohort of the Innovative School Incubator launched its work in September 2017.
 

Needs Statement

1. Capacity to increase the number of students participating in the Perrone-Sizer Institute. This includes resources for student support and appropriate facilities.
2. Resources for disseminating the best practices we are supporting and developing through Conservatory Lab Charter School.
3. Event support - resources to participate in and host conferences and events.
4. Capacity building - support for our strategic planning, program evaluation, and project management/recruiting (for example, full-time staff for the Center to manage programs and projects).
5. Continued support and programming for our school designers/entrepreneurs.

CEO Statement

 
Dr. Linda Nathan, The Center for Artistry and Scholarship's Executive Director, has a long history of leading and founding urban schools (Fenway High School, Boston Arts Academy) as well as nonprofits (El Pueblo Nuevo, Center for Collaborative Education). Dr. Nathan offers emerging leaders opportunities to realize new ways of solving some of the most difficult problems confronting public education today. The Center challenges community-based organizations to partner with schools to come up with creative, educational approaches to solve problems relating to severe opportunity gaps for poor and urban youth.
 

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
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Organization Categories

  1. Education - Educational Services
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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

Design Fellows Network

CAS is home to the Design Fellows Network, started in September 2017 to convene, support, and share insights from emerging leaders and school designers who are creating and launching innovative new school models that emphatically prioritize student creativity, engagement, and achievement. The Design Fellows network includes diverse participants from the Boston area who are at various stages of the design process seeking resources and support for key issues including developing mission and vision, governance, finding space, commitment to equity, team- and capacity-building, partnership development, fundraising, and family/community engagement. The Design Fellows network will also form collaborations with other school design networks to share insights and practices nationwide.

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Category  Education, General/Other Curriculum Development
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

We will provide districts and schools a new “breed” of leaders who can think outside of the box as a result of their exposure and experiences with a creative and artistic lens. We also believe these leaders will deeply understand the value and synergy of community based organizations working with schools. We will also, over time, have a group of school designers who are ready to lead and implement arts-inclusive programs in various parts of the country who have been vetted and supported by us.

Program Long-Term Success  We will drive change in school districts by preparing skilled leaders and strengthening and leading a national conversation about the tremendous potential in STEAM and an arts-infused education.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  New Program.

Innovative School Design Incubator

Supported by The Boston Foundation, CAS's Innovative School Design Incubator funds and assists school design teams to create, finalize, and/or launch new schools that celebrate creativity and the arts. School designers who participate in the Innovative School Design Incubator develop proposals describing their innovative school visions, and then share their school designs with districts and other organizations within the greater Boston region in order to move toward implementation. Working with the Innovative School Design Incubator participants, CAS will also create a playbook documenting the school design process in order to promote school innovation throughout Massachusetts. The first cohort of the Innovative School Incubator launched its work in September 2017.

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Category  Education, General/Other Curriculum Development
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

We will provide districts and schools a new “breed” of leaders who can think outside of the box as a result of their exposure and experiences with a creative and artistic lens. We also believe these leaders will deeply understand the value and synergy of community based organizations working with schools. 

Program Long-Term Success  We will also, over time, have a group of school designers who are ready to lead and implement arts-inclusive programs in various parts of the country who have been vetted and supported by us. We will publish Innovative School Designer Playbook to share insights from the Innovative School Design Incubator.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  New Program

Supporting the Conservatory Lab Charter School

CAS is the institutional partner of Conservatory Lab Charter School. CAS provides support and guidance to the leaders of Conservatory Lab as they develop a national model of teaching and learning based on the orchestral practices of El Sistema and the project-based and service-learning approach of expeditionary learning (EL).


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Category  Education, General/Other Curriculum Development
Population Served Adults Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success  We will codify and disseminate the model exemplified by Conservatory Lab Charter School (CLCS) and the impact and outcomes for students resulting from the integration of its three core practices: Expeditionary Learning (EL), El Sistema, and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL).
Program Long-Term Success  Provide a leading national voice to support and influence the expansion of arts-immersed schools, so that the project-based learning and El Sistema music practices at Conservatory Lab Charter School, our laboratory for our work, will find their way into many more schools in the country.
 
Program Success Monitored By  .
Examples of Program Success  Through the CAS blog, social media, and other vehicles, we are sharing CLCS’s accomplishments as a leading example of arts-immersed education.

The Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership

The Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership develops creative, innovative and adaptive leaders who integrate education, artistic and community-­based resources to transform the lives of youth and families from diverse backgrounds. The Institute is a leadership certificate program, named after Vito Perrone and Ted Sizer that can also lead to principal licensure and/or graduate credits at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The program immerses leaders in school settings and community-­based organizations and employs a design thinking approach to leadership development.
Budget  --
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
Participation in PSI grew from 13 to 19 participants in 2017-2018. Over the next two years, we will develop a curriculum at PSI that can be used in other, similar sites and programs.
Program Long-Term Success 
We will provide districts and schools leaders who can think outside of the box as a result of their exposure and experiences with a creative and artistic lens. We also believe these leaders will deeply understand the value and synergy of community based organizations working with schools. Our ultimate success will be that all of our students who finish the program can turn their own schools and organizations into places with more efficient, inclusive, and proactive administration who are spearheading arts-focused programs and curricula.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 

The Perrone-Sizer Institute graduated its first class of 13 students in June 2017 and is now working with its second cohort of 19 emerging leaders from diverse educational settings in the greater Boston area. 


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Dr. Linda Nathan
CEO Term Start July 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Linda Nathan, EdD is the first Executive Director of the Center for Artistry and Scholarship (CAS). As the Executive Director of CAS, Dr. Nathan is responsible for working with the CAS board to develop the non-profit’s strategy, goals and areas of focus. She oversees key programs, including the Creative Learning Schools Project and the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership, which has a partnership with University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dr. Nathan works closely with the leadership of Conservatory Lab Charter School to support its development as a national model of CAS.

Dr. Nathan has extensive professional experience in education, as an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Most recently, she served as Faculty Director of the Creative Educational Leadership Institute at the Boston University School of Education. Prior positions include Special Advisor to Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Arts in Education and Founding Headmaster of the Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s first public high school for the visual and performing arts. She was also the Co-Director of Fenway High School, one of the first pilot schools in the Boston Public Schools. Dr. Nathan founded two nonprofit organizations: El Pueblo Nuevo that focused on arts and youth development; and the Center for Collaborative Education that works on issues of school reform.

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Jill Davidson Program Director, Center for Artistry and Scholarship --
Ms. Lisa Sankowski Program Manager, Perrone-Sizer Institute --

Awards

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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

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

Governance


Board Chair Dr. Danna Mauch
Board Chair Company Affiliation Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
Board Chair Term July 2016 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mark Churchill El Sistema USA Voting
Jane Feinberg Full Frame Communications Voting
Danna Mauch Massachusetts Association for Mental Health Voting
Caroline Mortimer Artist Voting
Stephanie Perrin Consultant Voting
Anne Snyder Retired Voting
Robert J. Vinci MD Boston University School of Medicine Voting

Constituent Board Members

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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

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

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $395,000.00
Projected Expense $395,000.00
Form 990s

2017 990

2016 990-EZ

Audit Documents

2017 CAS Reviewed Financial Statement for year ending June 30, 2017

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Total Revenue $487,279 $84,093 --
Total Expenses $423,660 $7,506 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

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Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 --
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Individual Contributions $373,066 $84,093 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $114,213 -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
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Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

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Program Expense $382,918 -- --
Administration Expense $40,742 $7,506 --
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Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.15 11.20 --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 90% 0% --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Total Assets $189,562 $76,587 --
Current Assets $156,981 $41,500 --
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 --
Current Liabilities $49,356 $0 --
Total Net Assets $140,206 $76,587 --

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

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Financial Planning

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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 -
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Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

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Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 3.18 -- --

Long Term Solvency

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Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS Form 990. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available. Please note, this organization is newer and received its nonprofit status from the IRS in 2015. Additional data will be posted as it becomes available.

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