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Center for Artistry and Scholarship, Inc.

 2120 Dorchester Avenue
 Dorchester, MA 02124
[P] (617) 212-5225
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www.artistryandscholarship.org
lnathan@artistryandscholarship.org
Linda Nathan
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INCORPORATED: 2015
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 47-2193670

LAST UPDATED: 02/20/2019
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, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $593,645.00
Projected Expense $593,645.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Innovative School Design Incubator
  • Principals for Sustainable Equity (The Group)
  • 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 develops and supports innovative and tenacious leaders in education who are prepared to reset the table of power for 21st century teaching and learning. CAS 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 Innovative School Design Incubator, and Principals for Sustainable Equity.
 
And we offer customized, co-designed coaching and professional development programs supporting school leaders and communities.

Impact Statement

CAS works with educators and leaders in 33 schools in the greater Boston area, impacting more than 20,000 students.
 
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. 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. To date, the Perrone-Sizer Institute has graduated 50 students and is now working with a cohort of 17 emerging leaders from diverse educational settings in the greater Boston area. The pilot program for PSi began at Boston University under a different name.

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. CAS will also create a playbook documenting the school design process in order to promote school innovation throughout Massachusetts.
 
Principals for Sustainable Equity (The Group)
A monthly meeting, typically at a school site of a member of the group, in which the group addresses a problem of practice presented by the leader in that school. The Group builds school leaders' capacity to provide leadership rooted in equity.
 

Needs Statement

We seek philanthropic support to

  • Identify and prepare the next generation of PSi faculty/leadership and develop systems and curriculum resources to ensure program replication with integrity. 
  • Deepen our research so that we can make the strongest possible case for PSi.
  • Disseminate best practices in schools that put equity and creativity at the center of their work.
  • Launch our annual "Next Wave: What's New? What's Next?" conference in Boston in October 2019.
  • Build our organizational capacity and financial sustainability.

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)

Under Development

Programs

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.

Principals for Sustainable Equity (The Group)

The primary goal of The Group is to support school leaders and build their our capacity to provide leadership rooted in a commitment to equity. Each month a different member of the group works with facilitators to set the agenda for the consultation. Each consultation focuses on a topic chosen by the host. The focus may or may not intersect with the overarching themes, but most do.

Overarching themes:
● The principled leader: leading from a mission/vision/core values
● Addressing issues of race and equity, especially in a politically charged political environment
● Building teacher leadership
● Crossroads: planning for what is next for the school and for individual professional growth

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Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Participating school leaders benefit from a network of colleagues and thought partners engaged in similar work.
Program Long-Term Success  The leadership capacity of members of the group and their sense of professional efficacy expand.
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Examples of Program Success  This program is in its second year.  Members of the group are highly committed to each other, participate regularly, and report a sense of support and new insights thanks to the community we have built. By working as a cohort themselves, they are learning collaborative practices that they have successfully brought back to their own buildings.

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  We will 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. PSi is a leadership certificate program, named after Vito Perrone and Ted Sizer, that can lead to graduate credit from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and also provides extensive coaching for those pursuing the Massachusetts Performance Assessment for Leaders, a key requirement for principal licensure. The program immerses leaders in school settings and community-­based organizations and employs a design thinking approach to leadership development.
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Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
PSi recruits and graduates a cohort of up to 20 emerging leaders in schools and youth-focused non-profits in the greater Boston area each year.
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 participant who finish the program can turn their own schools and organizations into places with more efficient, inclusive, and proactive administration, with mutually supportive relationships with their communities, and with strong positive outcomes for the youth they serve.
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Examples of Program Success 

Each year since 2015, we have worked with a cohort of emerging leaders in schools and youth-focused nonprofit settings who want to assume a more focused leadership role, whether as a teacher leader, a principal, in a district-wide role, or as an executive director. The 50 emerging leaders who have participated in the first three PSi cohorts since 2015 have touched over 15,000 students and their families in the greater Boston area. To date, over 40 percent of PSi participants have moved into greater leadership roles or are pursuing graduate degrees.


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Dr. Linda Nathan
CEO Term Start July 2016
CEO Email lnathan@artistryandscholarship.org
CEO Experience

Linda Nathan, EdD is 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 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.

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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Former CEOs and Terms

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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
Name of state association --

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: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 5
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Under Development
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 Yes
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
Jonathan Garland J. Garland Enterprises --
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

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 5
Male: 3
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

Standing Committees

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $593,645.00
Projected Expense $593,645.00
Form 990s

2018 990

2017 990

2016 990-EZ

Audit Documents

2018 Audited Financial Statements

2017 Reviewed Financial Statement

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $505,652 $487,279 $84,093
Total Expenses $424,115 $423,660 $7,506

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $394,942 $373,066 $84,093
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $110,710 $114,213 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
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Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $376,911 $382,918 --
Administration Expense $47,141 $40,742 $7,506
Fundraising Expense $63 -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.19 1.15 11.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses 89% 90% 0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $255,562 $189,562 $76,587
Current Assets $225,487 $156,981 $41,500
Long-Term Liabilities -- $0 $0
Current Liabilities $33,819 $49,356 $0
Total Net Assets $221,743 $140,206 $76,587

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
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Financial Planning

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Spending Policy --
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Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
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 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 6.67 3.18 inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
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 above are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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