Educational Institutions

Small Schools for Equity

  • San Francisco, CA
  • www.smallschoolsforequity.org

Mission Statement

Small Schools for Equity advances innovative education reform policies and programs to help diverse urban youth achieve their full academic potential.

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Small Schools for Equity is the non-profit partner of the June Jordan School for Equity, a public school that primarily serves students in the south east sector of San Francisco.

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Jose Luis Pavon

Keywords

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education equity small schools

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EIN

03-0412252

 Number

8521682817

Also Known As

SSE

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

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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Small Schools for Equity has been a central partner of the June Jordan School for Equity since the school was founded in 2003, assisting with fundraising to supplement deficits in the school's state funding due to budget cuts. The June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE) was established in 2003 to be a progressive alternative to a broken public school system. The school’s goal was to create equitable access to a quality education for all students. JJSE enrolled students from the lowest performing middle schools and from the communities in San Francisco with the highest rates of poverty. The school's teachers and leadership utilized very innovative alternative pedagogical methods as well as restorative justice discipline practices. After several years of intensive struggle, JJSE teachers established the first cohorts of high academic achievers that began to create a dominant youth peer culture of academic excellence and a college going culture. JJSE now has one of the highest rates of graduation and college placement for African American and Latino students compared to all other schools in the San Francisco Unified School District.
 
Small Schools for Equity has raised over 2 million dollars in the last ten years to assist JJSE with essential academic programs such as: after school tutoring, art, music, outdoor education, violence prevention and professional development  for teachers.

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT As a school that is working to push through new academic and social ground, the teachers at June Jordan value their professional development time as a space to both build new teaching and school building models and reflect on their practice.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

17692.00

Program 2

YOUTH LEADERSHIP Small Schools for Equity's youth leadership component works to engage June Jordan students' civic and political curiosity through service learning, peer to peer education and community building events. All students are required to complete service learning hours each week, in placements such as elementary schools, community based organizations and San Francisco City Hall.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

74392.00

Program 3

STUDENT SUPPORT With a maximum of 400 students, personalization is at the core of June Jordan. Small Schools for Equity has built a student support program, incorporating one-on-one counseling, support groups, case management, training of advisors, and the building of invaluable community partnerships.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

49235.00

Program 4

PARENT ENGAGEMENT Small Schools for Equity's Parent Leadership program aims to promote student achievement by forging a deep relationship between urban low-income and immigrant parents and their children's school and by developing the leadership skills of these under-represented parents so that they can become active participants in both the school and the larger educational community.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

58193.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Small Schools for Equity is the non-profit partner of the June Jordan School for Equity, a public school that primarily serves students in the south east sector of San Francisco.

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SMALL SCHOOLS FOR EQUITY
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Small Schools for Equity

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jose Luis Pavon

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

YY Lee

First Rain

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