Educational Institutions

Learning Leaders, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.learningleaders.org

Mission Statement

Learning Leaders' mission is to help New York City public school
students succeed in school by training volunteers who provide tutoring and
other school-based support and by empowering all parents to foster their own
children's educational development.

Main Programs

  1. Core Program
  2. Project IMPACT: Involving More Parents as their Children's Teachers
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Learning Leaders serves over 300 New York City public schools in all five boroughs.

ruling year

1970

Executive Director

Self-reported

Ms. Jane Heaphy

Keywords

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olunteer, volunteers, school, schools, New York, New York City, public education, public schools, school reform, teacher support, tutoring, children, education, elementary school, middle school, tutor

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Also Known As

Learning Leaders

EIN

13-2658549

Physical Address

80 Maiden Lane Suite 1102

New York, NY 10038

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

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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It is generally accepted that volunteer and parent involvement in children's education is valuable, and there is a large body of studies — the vast majority qualitative — concluding that such efforts are worthwhile.  A in-depth evaluation of Learning Leaders' programs, published in 2003 by Arete Cor400 student records, found that the Learning Leaders approach "is a major factor in bringing about positive change in parental behaviors, student performance, and the quality of school environments.  It has a demonstrable impact on higher student academic performance, a more orderly school atmosphere (exemplified by reduced student suspensions), and better parent-teacher communication. 

The evaluation findings also suggest that it is not simply volunteering itself but, more specifically, volunteering as a Learning Leader that leads to these benefits to public schools, parents and their children." ("Learning Leaders: Parent Volunteer Make a Difference," Arete 2003)

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

Core Program

More14,000 Learning Leaders volunteers served 216,000 students in grades K to 12 in over 960 public schools in all five boroughs of NYC. Most volunteers tutor students in reading, math or English as a second language. In the upper grades, volunteers help with school subjects, test preparation, college planning and service learning. Most of the tutored students are at risk; about 45% are black and 45% Hispanic. About 71% of the volunteers are parents, and 70% identify as members of minority groups. Special projects include Parent Potential, Home Stretch: Empowering Teens to Finish High School, ART WORKS, Authors Read Aloud, Literary Leaders, Hey We're Reading, Early Identification and Intervention, Library Project, and Reading Is Fundamental. Recent evaluation by SVP and the Educational Testing Service showed that a third of tutored students are brought up to grade level in reading or math in a single year.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$2,620,102.00

Program 2

Project IMPACT: Involving More Parents as their Children's Teachers

Learning Leaders continues to recruit, train and support volunteers, who commit to a minimum of two hours’ service per week, working with students in reading, writing, ESL, math and other subjects.  They also provide non-instructional aid, such as general office, classroom, and library assistance.  Volunteers and non-volunteers participate in the Family Literacy/Numeracy workshops, which help parents support their children’s developing reading, writing, and math skills.  Learning Leaders conducts volunteer training and workshops in English, Spanish, Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Russian and Benga238 Family Literacy/Numeracy workshops reached 2,478 parents at 119 schools and 14 Head Start Centers/community-based organizations, thus positively impacting 6,195 children.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Budget

$232,239.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Learning Leaders serves over 300 New York City public schools in all five boroughs.

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Financials

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LEARNING LEADERS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Learning Leaders, Inc.

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Jane Heaphy

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jeremy Koch

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