Educational Institutions

Extra Mile Education Foundation, Inc.

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • www.extramilefdn.org

Mission Statement

The Extra Mile Education Foundation supports the education of urban children in select Pittsburgh parochial elementary schools through operational and scholarship support. The schools are in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, and the students are primarily African American and non-Catholic.

Main Programs

  1. Extra Mile Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer since 1994

Self-reported

Mr. Ambrose P. Murray

Keywords

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urban education; at-risk children; values-based education;

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EIN

25-1621067

 Number

5928823651

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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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Extra Mile's efforts currently support nearly 800 students through direct school subsidies and scholarship support. Subsidy support is provided for two schools - St. Benedict the Moor in the Hill District and Sr. Thea Bowman Catholic Academy in Wilkinsburg. Extra Mile also provides scholarship support for at-risk students in three additional schools - East Catholic, Northside Catholic School, and St. Bartholomew. Ninety-six percent of Extra Mile graduates complete high school, and eighty-eight percent of those students go on to post-high school education or vocational training. Extra Mile is committed to providing funding necessary to maintain the schools (University of Pittsburgh School of Education rates the schools as outstanding) and to offering additional tuition assistance to families who require it. More than eight-three percent of students served by the Extra Mile schools qualify for the free or reduced-lunch program.

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

Extra Mile Programs

The Extra Mile Education Foundation supports program initiatives within the schools. Program needs are developed in conjunction with each school's principal and faculty and vary at each school; however, most fall within the following five program areas: 1) assessment and evaluation; 2) academic development; 3) enrichment for both students and faculty; 4) tuition assistance; 5) technology. Program costs vary, depending upon the program. A sampling of programs currently in operation at one or both of the Extra Mile-supported schools is: a) PATHS (Promoting Alternative Strategies for Thinking): a program that develops self-control and emotional maturity in young students; b) Cyberchase: a math-based program that develops budget and savings skills; c) Instrumental music program with Duquesne University music education majors mentoring students; d) Fuel Up to Play 60 - a joint program of the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Council and NFL that promotes good eating habits that support active play.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Funding Needs

The most pressing need of Extra Mile is financial support that enables us to provide a quality, values-based education to urban children in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. Other needs include collaborations to assist in supporting the education or curricular activities of the schools, capital needs to support necessary renovations, and special scholarship support in the form of tuition assistance for the families most in need.

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Extra Mile Education Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Extra Mile Education Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Ambrose P. Murray

BIO

Mr. Murray has 30 plus years of not-for-profit management/fund-raising/community relations/public affairs experience for institutions in the Pittsburgh area. His management experience includes 18 plus years at Extra Mile; 4 years at the Harmarville Foundation, and 7 years at Presbyterian-University Hospital (UPMC.) His fund-raising experience encompasses annual giving, capital campaigns, major gifts and event fund-raising.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Urban children face enormous challenges. The schools supported by Extra Mile provide a safe environment, where academic achievement is the order of the day. The schools are characterized by hard work, respect and high expectations. The beneficiaries of these schools are children of many faiths whose families seek an educational alternative for their children that will provide a foundation for future success. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. J. Christopher Donahue

Federated Investors, Inc.

Term: Mar 2012 - Mar 2013

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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