Educational Institutions

The Match Foundation, Inc.

  • Jamaica Plain, MA
  • www.matcheducation.org

Mission Statement

Match Education is the shared brand name of Match Charter Public School, The Match School Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education®.

Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools and a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform.

Main Programs

  1. Match Charter Public School
  2. Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education
  3. Match Beyond
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Match Education's programs work to improve educational opportunities and academic achievement for students and their families in Boston, MA. Through our dissemination work, we share knowledge beyond the walls of our schools in Boston to reach students across the country. It is our vision, that through bold ideas and dissemination of tested best practices we can scale “what works" and disrupt the status quo.

To share this knowledge we work in partnership with anyone committed to improving outcomes for young people: academic researchers, large urban school districts, charter school operators, conventional teacher preparation programs, and policymakers.

ruling year

2000

Chief Executive Officer

Self-reported

Stig Leschly

Keywords

Self-reported

Urban, High Poverty, High Achieving, Low Income

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EIN

04-3476160

 Number

1848982746

Also Known As

Match Education

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

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?

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

Match Charter Public School

Match Charter Public School (Match) is an innovative, high-performing free public school in Boston. Match is widely recognized for its success in preparing students for success in college and careers.

Match currently includes four campuses, and these campuses span grades preK-12. Match is expanding, and 1,250 students will ultimately be enrolled in Match.

Throughout the preK-12 experience, students at Match experience the following:

-At least two hours per day of individual or small group tutoring in addition to conventional class-based instruction
-An extended school day
-World-class teachers
-Unwaveringly high expectations

Children must be at least four years old to enroll at Match. Once a child is enrolled at Match, the student may remain at a Match campus until high school graduation.

Any child in the state of Massachusetts may enter an annual public lottery to attend Match; residents of Boston and siblings of current students receive priority. Match does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or in a foreign language, or prior academic achievement. Match encourages all students to enter the lottery.

Match currently operates four campuses in Boston.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

None

Budget

Program 2

Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education

The mission of The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc. is to prepare unusually effective novice teachers for schools serving low-income populations, and to develop, validate and disseminate innovative approaches to teacher preparation.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

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Program 3

Match Beyond

Match Beyond™ empowers young adults and college non-completers to earn postsecondary degrees—and to leverage those degrees into middle-class careers—at unprecedented rates.

To achieve this mission, Match Beyond™ provides personal coaching, study support, and job placement services to high school graduates in Boston who enroll in low-cost Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs at College for America, an innovative online arm of Southern New Hampshire University.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Match Education's programs work to improve educational opportunities and academic achievement for students and their families in Boston, MA. Through our dissemination work, we share knowledge beyond the walls of our schools in Boston to reach students across the country. It is our vision, that through bold ideas and dissemination of tested best practices we can scale “what works" and disrupt the status quo.

To share this knowledge we work in partnership with anyone committed to improving outcomes for young people: academic researchers, large urban school districts, charter school operators, conventional teacher preparation programs, and policymakers.

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Financials

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THE MATCH FOUNDATION, INC.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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The Match Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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Chief Executive Officer

Stig Leschly

BIO

Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer in the summer of 2011, Mr. Leschly was a board member at Match for almost a decade. Prior to joining Match full-time, from 2007-2010, he was the founder and managing partner of the Newark Charter School Fund, an operating foundation financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and several other national foundations. The fund supported the charter school sector in Newark, NJ and advanced reform of Newark's public school system during the first term of Mayor Booker. Prior to his work in Newark, Mr. Leschly was a full-time lecturer for four years at Harvard Business School where his teaching and research focused on entrepreneurship and education reform. In the late 1990's, he was the CEO and founder of Exchange.com, an early competitor to eBAY.com. Exchange.com operated large online marketplaces for buyers and sellers of rare and used consumer products. In 1999, Amazon.com acquired Exchange.com. Following the acquisition, Mr. Leschly worked for two years at Amazon.com in various operating roles and reported to Jeff Bezos (CEO). Mr. Leschly holds a BA in Comparative Literature (Summa Cum Laude) from Princeton University, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Matt Vettel

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?