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Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers

 360 Huntington Avenue, 102 CA
 Boston , MA 02115
[P] (617) 373-8576
[F] (617) 373-7850
www.kennedyacademy.org
[email protected]
Diane  Bassett
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INCORPORATED: 2011
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-3286409

LAST UPDATED: 01/10/2019
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 »

Kennedy Academy for Health Careers is a college preparatory and vocational high school for Boston students exploring careers in health and health-related professions. The Academy provides a supportive learning environment that promotes respect and embraces diversity. Students will attain the life skills needed to become productive and positive members of society.

Mission Statement

Kennedy Academy for Health Careers is a college preparatory and vocational high school for Boston students exploring careers in health and health-related professions. The Academy provides a supportive learning environment that promotes respect and embraces diversity. Students will attain the life skills needed to become productive and positive members of society.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $8,523,765.00
Projected Expense $8,528,537.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (EMK)

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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


Overview

Mission Statement

Kennedy Academy for Health Careers is a college preparatory and vocational high school for Boston students exploring careers in health and health-related professions. The Academy provides a supportive learning environment that promotes respect and embraces diversity. Students will attain the life skills needed to become productive and positive members of society.

Background Statement

In 1995, a group of community health care providers and higher education leaders recognized that too few inner-city children were envisioning the career possibilities in the health professions. Too few had the role models, mentors, and rigorous academic preparation needed to nurture these dreams. And, consequently, too few were finding their way into professional health care futures.

Kennedy Academy for Health Careers was created as their solution to this problem, providing a seamless pathway of opportunity for Boston children to access the city's rich educational resources in the health professions. Founded as one of Boston's original pilot schools, the school was a partnership of the Boston Public Schools and the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service (CCHERS) at Northeastern University. In 1998, seeking greater autonomy and program flexibility, the school applied for and received designation from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as one of the first Horace Mann Charter Schools. Since that time the school has been located on the main campus of Northeastern University, in the heart of Boston's higher education and health care community. Beyond the college campus, partnerships with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Mass General Hospital, and a variety of other community health care providers bring rich career-focused experiential learning opportunities to Kennedy Academy students.

Kennedy Academy is a school that prepares children for the academically rigorous higher education needed for health professions. In the classroom and in extracurricular activities, our students are challenged to reach their full potential every day. Kennedy Academy is a place where students prepare themselves to realize their own dreams of becoming the doctors, nurses, researchers, and social workers who will make up the diverse healthcare workforce of tomorrow.


Impact Statement

During 2016-2017 EMK established new partnerships to bring additional resources and supports to our students. This included collaboration with the Home for Little Wanderers to bring a mental health clinician into the school to provide scheduled counseling supports to identified high-need students within the school day. A partnership with VERTEX Pharmaceuticals brought practicing research scientists into partnership with EMK students, providing exposure to research science through regular visits to the Vertex campus, and high quality mentoring of EMK students participating in the science fair.
 
The 2016-2017 school year also brought new curriculum initiatives into EMK classrooms. These included a partnership with MassLEAP to bring a poet-in-residence for focused work in the area of spoken word poetry for grades 9-12; a pilot with 826 Boston and Northeastern University to bring individualized and small-group writing support during the school day for students in grades 9, 11 and 12; a partnership with Suffolk Law School to bring the Marshall-Brennan Law Program to EMK, providing discussion of contemporary constitutional law issues within the EMK Civics classroom through the Mock Trial Competition; and a pilot with Harvard Business School to adapt the case-study method to exploration of contemporary legal issues of relevance to urban youth.

Needs Statement

With the close of the 2016-2017 school year EMK submitted its application for charter renewal. We open our 20th year as a charter school knowing that our dual mission of college readiness and health careers exploration continues to be needed in the high school landscape of Boston. We remain confident in our capacity to realize this mission with our students. We look forward to continued progress and invite those who are interested in our school to visit and support our work as volunteers and donors.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

City of Boston- Citywide (Indiv. neighborhoods also listed)
EMK serves high school students who live in the city of Boston.  

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Charter Schools
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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

Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (EMK)

Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (EMK) is a college preparatory and vocational high school for Boston students exploring careers in health and health-related professions. The Academy provides a supportive learning environment that promotes respect and embraces diversity. Students will attain the life skills needed to become productive and positive members of society.
Budget  --
Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
In the fall of 2017 EMK became the first charter school in Massachusetts to be approved as a
Chapter 74 Career and Technical Education Program in Health Assisting. The implementation of the program in 2016-2017 with students in grades 9 and 10 will allow participants to earn their Certified Nursing Assistant credential prior to graduation, providing a starting place for entry into the clinical health professions and a reliable avenue to employment as they move toward higher education.
 
During the spring of 2017 we launched planning for two new programs that will begin in the 2017-2018 school year. EMK has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay to match every grade 9 student with a mentor for the 2017-2018 school year. The program involves weekly electronic communication and a classroom curriculum jointly delivered by EMK and the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member, as well as monthly group
activities for mentors and mentees. Also for 2017-2018, EMK will host a Massachusetts Promise Fellow, an Americorps member serving full time at EMK as the coordinator of our after school academic support program for students in grades 9 and 10. This new partnership will provide essential leadership to recruit, train, schedule and monitor volunteer tutors from partner colleges, facilitate communication between EMK teachers and tutors to identify specific academic support needs, and focus on an intervention cohort of 25 high-need students in grade 9.
Program Long-Term Success 
During the spring of 2017 the EMK Board of Trustees engaged a consultant to lead a
comprehensive strategic planning process designed to reflect on our progress over the last
five years and to shape the work of the school over the next five years. The process included
input from all school stakeholders – students, families, staff, leaders, trustees and partner
organizations, and included both written feedback, extensive interviews and guided focus
groups. The strategic planning process was the foundation on which the school developed
its application for charter renewal and explored a charter amendment to expand enrollment
to serve students in grades 7-12.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 
In June 2017 EMK celebrated the first graduates of the Pathways to Prosperity program.
Through a two-year partnership with Bunker Hill Community College, 11 EMK students
graduated with up to 4 transferable college course credits, in subjects including writing,
science, nursing, and humanities. The program will continue in 2017-2018 with a new cohort
of Pathways participants entering grade 11.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Dr. Caren S. Walker Gregory
CEO Term Start Aug 2008
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
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
Mr. Celestino Depina Assistant Headmaster --
Ms. Vicky Rodrigues Assistant Headmaster --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Pozen Prize The Boston Foundation 2018

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Charter Public School 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 47
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 18
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 18
Hispanic/Latino: 8
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 2
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 27
Male: 20
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
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? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Elmer Freeman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Center for Community Health Education, Research and Service (CCHERS)
Board Chair Term Sept 1998 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Lynnette Cheseborough Parent Representative --
Eric Esteves The Boston Foundation --
Elmer Freeman Center for Community Health Education, Research and Service (CCHERS) --
Hyacinth McLaren METCO, Inc. --
Richard O'Bryant Northeastern University --
William Rawlinson Kennedy Academy --
Julian Scott Northeastern University --
Caren Walker Gregory Kennedy Academy --

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: 9
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance
  • Nominating

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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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 $8,523,765.00
Projected Expense $8,528,537.00
Form 990s --
Audit Documents

2018 Audit Report

2017 Audit Report

2016 Audit Report

2015 Audit Report

2014 Audit Report

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $8,492,908 $7,337,928 $5,828,387
Total Expenses $8,414,469 $7,332,671 $5,852,887

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $542,756 $443,006 $438,749
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $542,756 $443,006 $438,749
Individual Contributions $224,677 $26,237 $17,021
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $7,593,073 $6,636,485 $5,246,417
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $132,402 $232,200 $126,200
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $7,000,205 $6,236,289 $4,961,092
Administration Expense $1,414,264 $1,096,382 $891,795
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 1.00 1.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses 83% 85% 85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $1,396,908 $1,057,078 $1,047,352
Current Assets $1,396,908 $1,057,078 $1,047,352
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $728,206 $462,365 $457,896
Total Net Assets $668,702 $594,713 $589,456

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
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? --

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 1.92 2.29 2.29

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

Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers is fiscally sponsored by the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. (EIN#: 04-3286409), as noted in the above IRS Letter of Determination file and attachment. Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers audited financials statements and reflects both the Horace Mann Charter Public School entity and the Foundation entity. Please note, the school is a public / governmental entity and as such it is not required to file 990s with the IRS.

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