Youth Development

Bridgeport Public Education Fund Inc

  • Bridgeport, CT
  • www.bpef.org

Mission Statement

To develop programs and mobilize the community for quality public education in Bridgeport, CT.

Main Programs

  1. MAACS/CAP
  2. First Day
  3. Inspiration Awards
Service Areas

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Connecticut

Bridgeport, CT

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer

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Ms. Margaret Hiller

Keywords

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College Readiness and College Success

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Also Known As

BPEF

EIN

06-1379383

 Number

5455734157

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

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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Developed a new Business plan which will be our roadmap for the next five years. 

Paired 350 high school students with fifty college mentors preparing them to enter college.
Are assisting 224 students currently enrolled in college with their social, emotional and financial needs.

Distributed 2,450 new books to first grade students on their first day of school.

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

MAACS/CAP

MAACS (Mentoring for Academic Achievement and College Success) is a peer to peer mentoring program focused on preparing high school students for college. CAP (College Assistance Program) follows our MAACS students through college and provides guidance for academic, financial, and social success in college.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$250,000.00

Program 2

First Day

The First Day project encourages children to read and begin their own personal library.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 3

Inspiration Awards

Since 1994, Bridgeport teachers nominated by their peers are recognized at this annual Event. Over 150 teachers in the Bridgeport School District have been presented with the signature Tiffany apple and certificated for professional development.  The BPEF also partners with the Fairfield County Community Foundation to present the

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Budget

$25,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    * Continue to increase the number of Bridgeport public high school students who enter college and succeffuly complete their college education.
    *To expand our mentoring work to the new Regional Magnet High School.
    * Organize community forums for the school district and for other non-profits to determine the issues that are most problematic and to create and implement solutions by the stakeholders.
    * To build on the existing event that recognizes outstanding educators in the Bridgeport public schools and to create the opportunity for them to become mentor teachers and to present Professional Development workshops.
    *To sustain and build our existing partnerships with other college access organizations.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    * To identify current school reform efforst and build support for them through forum conversations.
    * To provide more leadership opportunities for students and parents.
    *To work more strategically within the Bridgeport Public Education Fund and with our college access partners to prepare more students for college success.
    *Broaden the base of our community partners.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    *The Bridgeport Public Education Fund has the capability to expand the college access program into the new Regional Magnet High School.
    *BPEF has the capability to work more strategically with our exisitng partners to identify scholarship opportunities for our students preparing for college.
    *BPEF has the capability to use our community Education Forum model to work with the superintendent to identify best practices, and obstacles to success.
    *BPEF has the capability to use our community Education Forum model to communicate with parents and the public regarding education reform initiatives in the school district.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Progress is measured by the evidence based information and data gathered at the mentoring sites each week. All students are tracked while in high school and while they matriculate in college. Access to college is not a good indicator. Successful graduation from college in four to six years is the goal our of college access program.
    The indicator for our conversation and forum initiatives is how the culminating report is used to create positive outcomes.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Progress is being tracked in all areas and data will be provided to the appropriate oversite committee and at all BPEF Board meetings.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Connecticut

Bridgeport, CT

Funding Needs

Funding is needed for operational support and to support our programs areas of College Readiness and College Success, First Book Reading Enrichment , Community Engagement , and our Teacher Inspiration Event.

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BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Bridgeport Public Education Fund Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Margaret Hiller

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The unique aspect of the Bridgeport Public Education Fund, is its ability to form effective collaborations maximizing resources and ability to reach a significant portion of the Greater Bridgeport community. Membership in the national Public Education Network gives BPEF access to a national network of education organizations who have a common mission and to experts in the field of education reform."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Neil Salonen

University of Bridgeport

Term: Jan 2013 - Jan 2015

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