Educational Institutions

Kids Consortium Inc

  • Auburn, ME
  • http://www.kidsconsortium.org

Mission Statement

KIDS works with teachers, administrators and students to involve students in addressing real challenges faced by their communities. Together they identify, research and work to address local community needs. With guidance from KIDS, teachers match those projects to school curricula, providing a powerful, engaging hands-on learning experience that improves the community and brings academics to life.

Service Areas

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National

Based in Maine and serving hundreds of schools throughout New England and the United States, KIDS Consortium education consulting services and service-learning resources are now available nationwide.

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer since 1998

Self-reported

Francine Rudoff

Keywords

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service-learning, education, civic learning, education consultants

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EIN

22-3180553

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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KIDS Consortium's award-winning educational model has touched more than 300,000 students to date. Hundreds of educators and dozens of districts are involved in the quality professional development opportunities provided by KIDS Consortium. More than 30 sites throughout New England are implementing Green Schools service-learning projects during the 2009-2010 school year, in addition to dozens of other ongoing projects. The tenth annual Student Summit on Service-Learning, planned by and for K-12 students, will include student presentations of the impacts of their projects.

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Program 1

KIDS Consortium provides financial support to a select number of school districts throughout New England dedicated to systemically integrating service-learning into the district. KIDS Consortium provides professional development for these students and educators and for the general public. It also hosts regional events including a 2-day Student Summit on Service-Learning each spring. KIDS Consortium maintains a website, www.kidsconsortium.org and sends out a free newsletter twice a year to over 5,500 individuals. In addition to its work in service-learning, KIDS Consortium is the state organizer for the Project Citizen and CHOICES/Capitol Forum programs and plays a large role in the Maine Task Force on Citizenship Education.

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Service Areas

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National

Based in Maine and serving hundreds of schools throughout New England and the United States, KIDS Consortium education consulting services and service-learning resources are now available nationwide.

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Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30

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Kids Consortium Inc

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Principal Officer

Francine Rudoff

BIO

Fran has served on the Maine Legislature’s Citizenship
Education Study Commission, Maine’s Task Force on Citizenship Education
(supported by the national Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools),
and the Maine Social Studies Professional Development Network.
Nationally, Fran is involved in the National Service-Learning
Partnership and the Service-Learning Providers Network. Prior to
joining KIDS Consortium, Fran worked on a wide range of environmental
and planning projects for 20 years at the state and national levels,
holding positions with the Maine Department of Economic and Community
Development, the Maine State Planning Office, the Office of Technology
Assessment of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She holds a Master of Regional
Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's
Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Rochester.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Bumper White

University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn

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