Educational Institutions

Midlands Education and Business Alliance

  • West Columbia, SC
  • www.mebasc.com

Mission Statement

Midlands Education and Business Alliance connects students, parents and educators to career opportunities through business partnerships, training and resources.

Our key areas of focus are: drop out prevention; college, career and citizenship readiness; and workforce development.

Main Programs

  1. Progams Offered

ruling year

2003

Executive Director

Self-reported

Dr. Kaye Shaw

Keywords

Self-reported

College, career, and citizenship readiness; drop out prevention; soft skills training; workforce development; educators

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Also Known As

MEBA

EIN

20-0350584

Physical Address

1260 Lexington Drive

West Columbia, SC 29170 2176

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Economic Development (S30)

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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>MEBA serves over 101,600 students in 160 public schools in central South Carolina
>MEBA has over 250 volunteer community leaders assisting us in meeting our mission

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

Progams Offered

"Your Child Is Job #1" - MEBA provides a series of workshops entitled Your Child Is Job #1 through collaborative efforts with local businesses. MEBA makes special presentations on company worksites to provide employees (parents) with information and resources on how to assist their child with education/career pathway decisions.

Job Shadowing Opportunities, Internships, and Mentoring - MEBA coordinates and makes shadowing and internship opportunities possible with industry professionals for students to get personal first-hand experience and eye-witness accounts of their daily work routine.

Educator Field Studies - Educator Field Studies bring together teachers, counselors, administrators, and businesses for a day of in-depth learning about a specific cluster of study (Business, Healthcare, Manufacturing, etc.). Educators spend a day visiting work sites and hearing firsthand from industry professionals.

Student Immersion Programs - "Hands on" / on site business and industry tours for middle and high school student.


Many other programs: Soft Skills Training for educators, students, and our local business community; Youth Apprenticeships: Career Fairs and Career Expos; Teacher Job Shadowing; Understanding Poverty Training; Building Your Career Piece by Piece Curriculum training for teachers; Career Development Facilitator Training; and Educator Graduate Courses.

MEBA has authored and published over 30 workbooks, training guides, and career-cluster education materials that are used by the students and educators within the public school systems we serve.

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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?
    > Improve high school graduation rates
    > Improve percentages of students seeking and obtaining post-high school industrial certifications, technical college or four-year college degrees.
    > Providing the information about and designing programs to address the critical employment needs in our communities.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Since 1990, MEBA has been supported by a virtual "Who's Who" of local community leaders in business, education, civic affairs, government, and military; and has been the primary source of workforce education to educators and students in the public schools we serve. These leaders identify the needs, and MEBA develops the training, programs and resources to meet those needs.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.

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Financials

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MIDLANDS EDUCATION & BUSINESS ALLIANCE
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.

Midlands Education and Business Alliance

Leadership

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Executive Director

Dr. Kaye Shaw

BIO

Dr. Kaye Shaw, Executive Director for the Midlands Education and Business Alliance since our inception in 1990, has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. Dr. Shaw has over 30 years in education, with 5 years experience in teaching students identified as at-risk. She has spearheaded the development and implementation of the Midlands Curriculum Framework Team, which developed the clusters of Studies/Majors model in the Midlands. Dr. Shaw's ability to work with educators at all levels in universities, K-12 schools, and leaders in business, nonprofit and government agencies is unparalleled. Seventy-five percent of MEBA's staff members have advanced degrees and have had extensive experience in their respective areas. The MEBA Board is composed of college presidents and deans, district superintendents, and business leaders.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Ben Green

Insurance Advantage, LLC

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

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?