Educational Institutions

Successful Schools in Action

  • Seattle, WA
  • www.schoolsinaction.org

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Mission Statement

Successful Schools in Action seeks and shares resources to support and strengthen public schools through innovative strategies and community partnerships, to secure high levels of success for every student in every school.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Tutoring
  3. Summer School
  4. Debate
  5. Workshops and Conversations

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Service Areas

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Washington

Seattle, Washington public schools, Kindergarten through High School.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2003

Self-reported

Dr Lisa Moore

Keywords

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Education, Schools, Debate, Tutoring, Collaboration, Partnerships, Community schools, Arts, math, Seattle Public Schools, elementary, Middle School, High School, Collaborative Conversations,Family Engagement, Summer School, Tutoring, Academic Achievement, Struggling students

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Also Known As

SSIA

EIN

11-3736512

Physical Address

1914 1st Ave. W.

Seattle, WA 98119

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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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SSIA bridges communities to our neighborhood public schools to ensure that all children receive an excellent education that prepares them for college and life. SSIA supports academic achievement for struggling students through tutoring and summer school, builds self confidence through a competitive debate program, and provides ongoing staff development and parent engagement opportunities.

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

SSIA serves over 3,000 students, Kindergarten through High School. Our programs include: Community and Math Tutoring, Debate, Work Experience, and Collaborative Conversations.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Tutoring

Individual and small group tutoring is provided to targeted students identified by teachers as performing below grade level. Tutors are trained by experts, work closely with classroom teachers, and track student progress. Tutoring is provided in all subject areas with a particular emphasis in math, both as a pull out model and a push in model during the school day, and in extended day programs.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Budget

$35,000.00

Program 3

Summer School

Provide a summer school for targeted, at-risk students to minimize the effect of not receiving academic instruction during the summer months.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 4

Debate

Teaching debate, critical thinking, analytical problem solving, teamwork and public speaking skills to young students.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$16,000.00

Program 5

Workshops and Conversations

SSIA presents an annual series of workshops, meetings, presentations and conversations to teachers, parents, and community members to provide ongoing education, encourage idea sharing, and facilitate communication.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$5,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Seattle, Washington public schools, Kindergarten through High School.

Funding Needs

Ongoing program and general operating support.

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Operations

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Successful Schools in Action

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr Lisa Moore

BIO

PhD in Education, worked at Microsoft Co. for 8 years in program management, long time public school activist and supporter.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Successful Schools in Action has become a model for public school collaboration and efficiency. SSIA has built strong and trusting relationships with schools, we maintain a commitment to expert training and accountability, and our program decisions are data driven. A clear key to our success has been the ongoing active participation of each of our partner school principals. Working together, we are committed to supporting our schools as they offer a world class education to prepare students for college, career and life."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Steve Havas

Spur Consulting

Term: July 2010 - June 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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