Educational Institutions

SCHOOL-TO-SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL

  • Pacifica, CA
  • www.sts-international.org

Mission Statement

To transform education and school health in developing countries so that every child can succeed in school

Main Programs

  1. Whole Child Program

ruling year

2002

President and Co-Founder

Self-reported

Dr. Mark Lynd

Keywords

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Guinea, Whole Child Program, Consulting, Education, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, M&E, Research, Policy, Health, Sanitation, Water, Girls Education, Community, Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessments, Teachers

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EIN

02-0600889

Physical Address

200 San Marlo Way Ste 3

Pacifica, CA 94044

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Based on over 10 years' experience in international education, STS has been developing its Whole Child Program in Guinea to demonstrate how children’s success in school can dramatically improve if they receive a wide range of support to study and learn in an environment that is conducive to success. The Whole Child Program will reach over 3,500 students in the first year and an additional 3,500 over the next two years. STS continually collects and analyzes data to show improvement in four key areas of the Whole Child Program:
● Academic knowledge
● Health and life skills
● Higher order thinking skills
● Factors contributing to a supportive learning environment

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Whole Child Program

To end the cycle of poverty, STS has learned that educational support programs must address children’s core needs simultaneously if they are to succeed in school: without support in class and at home; without access to health services and information; and without well-trained and motivated teachers, most children will simply drop out. The STS Whole Child Program provides these kinds of support, including:
1. Early Childhood Education
2. Health, Wellness, and Water
3. Local Language Instruction
4. Parental Engagement
5. Active Teaching and Learning
6. Effective School Management
7. Girls’ Education
8. Global Citizenship

Category

Educational Programs

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

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Financials

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SCHOOL-TO-SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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SCHOOL-TO-SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL

Leadership

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President and Co-Founder

Dr. Mark Lynd

BIO

He began his career in education in 1983 when he taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a secondary school in the Central African Republic. Since that time, he has worked as a teacher trainer, instructional materials specialist, project manager, program evaluator and education policy specialist in Africa, the Pacific and the US. He served as a long-term resident technical assistant in Namibia, where he advised the Ministry of Education on in-service teacher training activities, and in Guinea/Conakry, where he developed and managed a national level teacher training program for USAID. He also developed and directed a non-profit organization promoting participatory research in western Massachusetts.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Wendy Dougherty

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