Educational Institutions

CORPS MEMBER EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

  • Mequon, WI
  • www.cmef.org

Mission Statement

The Corps Member Education Foundation is 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit established in 2004 to empower educators to provide life-changing experiences in and outside the classroom. The Corps Member Education Foundation is supporting current Teach For America corps members with the resources and fundraising necessary to go above and beyond to ensure more students growing up today in our nation's lowest income communities have the educational opportunities they deserve. In addition, we are building connections between alumni corps members and their placement regions to effect fundamental changes needed to ensure that all children have an equal chance in life. All Corps Member Education Foundation programs have been initiated by Teach For America corps members and we welcome any current or alumni Teach For America corps member interested in starting a new program to contact us.

Main Programs

  1. CMEF
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

CMEF serves all areas of the United States where Teach For America corps members, present and alumni, work with studies to expand their education horizons.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Jay O'Toole

Keywords

Self-reported

Education, Teach For America

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Also Known As

CMEF

EIN

20-1903954

 Number

5948116050

Physical Address

3015 SW Juneau St.

Seattle, WA 98126

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

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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The Teach For America corps members and alumni we work with and have worked with since our inception in 2004 have gone above any beyond to ensure that students growing up in low-income communities have equitable educational opportunities. We have worked with teachers to send students on transformative educational trips to China, Greece, Costa Rica, Washington D.C., Chicago, and many other domestic and international locales. We have helped start female youth empowerment camps, yoga programs for underserved youth, chess clubs, and many other programs that are making meaningful differences in students' lives and providing them with educational opportunities they deserve in and out of the classroom.

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

CMEF

The Corps Member Education Foundation is 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit established in 2004 to empower educators to provide life-changing experiences in and outside the classroom. The Corps Member Education Foundation is supporting current Teach For America corps members with the resources and fundraising necessary to go above and beyond to ensure more students growing up today in our nation's lowest income communities have the educational opportunities they deserve. In addition, we are building connections between alumni corps members and their placement regions to effect fundamental changes needed to ensure that all children have an equal chance in life. All Corps Member Education Foundation programs have been initiated by Teach For America corps members and we welcome any current or alumni Teach For America corps member interested in starting a new program to contact us.

Category

Educational Programs

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

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?
    Corps Member Education Foundation supports current and former Teach For America corps members with the resources and fundraising necessary to ensure students growing up today in our nation's lowest income communities have the educational opportunities they deserve. In addition, we are building connections between alumni corps members and their placement regions to effect fundamental changes needed to ensure that all children have an equal chance in life.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We offer a crowdfunding platform for Teach For America corps members to leverage their networks and raise money for educational initiatives for their students.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have 4 committed board members, a dedicated intern, and a volunteer executive director who collaborate with TFA corps members and alum in communities to brainstorm ways to provide the resources necessary to make these programs a reality for students. We also allow programs to fundraise on our page, without a fee, and provide them the 501(c)3 status to give their donors tax incentives for donating, and afford them access to our alumni network, consisting of teachers, academics, students, lawyers, and people in a variety of diverse fields.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Our organization knows its making progress using the following metrics annually: increased number of programs, program impact and metrics (students served, money raised, miles traveled, etc), increased total fundraising throughout the year, increased number of donors to CMEF, and increased visibility through social media.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have successfully worked with over 100 programs across the country to provide students with educational opportunities. These programs include school clubs, camps and workshops, scholarships, international and domestic trips, language learning programs, and even yoga programs that support students in the lowest income communities. We hope to eventually have the capacity to provide grants to programs that are especially promising and to eventually hire full-time staff to expand our work to TFA classrooms in every region of the country.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

CMEF serves all areas of the United States where Teach For America corps members, present and alumni, work with studies to expand their education horizons.

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Financials

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Corps Member Education Foundation, Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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

CORPS MEMBER EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jay O'Toole

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jay O'Toole

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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

No

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?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
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Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity