Educational Institutions

Public Education Network

  • Washington, DC
  • http://www.publiceducation.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Public Education Network is to build public demand and mobilize resources for quality public education for all children through a national constituency of local education funds and individuals.

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Nationwide network of Local Education Funds

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Wendy Puriefoy

Keywords

Self-reported

public education, public engagement, school reform, policy, local education funds, philanthopy

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2012, 2011 and 2010.
Register now

Also Known As

PEN

EIN

25-1639839

 Number

3246104919

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Public Education Network (PEN) is a national association of local education funds (LEFs) and individuals working to advance public school reform in low-income communities across our country. PEN believes an active, vocal constituency is the key to ensuring that every child, in every community, benefits from a quality public education. PEN and its 83 members are building public demand and mobilizing resources for quality public education on behalf of 12 million children in 32 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. PEN has expanded its work internationally to include members in Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa and Tanzania. In the last year, LEFs provided nearly $178 million to the nation's public schools through more than 300 targeted school improvement programs. These programs include a major national campaign to support quality public education, a Middle Schools ?Skills for Life? initiative, Positive Youth Development Advocacy Initiative, and major projects on college access, teacher quality, high school reform, and out of school time.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Nationwide network of Local Education Funds

External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

Public Education Network, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

Sign in or create an account to view this information

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2012, 2011 and 2010
  • Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

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

Public Education Network

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2012, 2011 and 2010
  • Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Principal Officer

Ms. Wendy Puriefoy

BIO

Wendy D. Puriefoy has been a leader in public school reform, civil society engagement, and philanthropy for more than 20 years. She has written and spoken extensively on these issues, particularly with regard to equity in education and opportunity for poor and disadvantaged children. Ms. Puriefoy became deeply involved in school reform in the 1970s, when she served in Judge Arthur Garritty?s office as a special monitor of the court-ordered desegregation plan for Boston?s public schools. In 1979, she became the executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Boston Foundation, a community foundation with an endowment of over $750 million supporting public health/welfare, educational, cultural, environmental, and housing programs in Boston. Her distinguished record at The Boston Foundation led to her recruitment as president of Public Education Network (PEN), which has been the nation?s largest network of community-based public school reform organizations since its founding in 1991. As president of PEN, Ms. Puriefoy has successfully implemented and advocated for systemic reform initiatives in school finance and governance, curriculum and assessment, educational leadership, parent involvement, school libraries and school health. With support from leading national foundations, PEN recently launched multi-million dollar initiatives on teacher quality, standards and accountability, and schools and community services. Ms. Puriefoy also is a noted leader in the philanthropic world and serves on the boards of numerous national organizations including the Children?s Defense Fund, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform Board of Overseers, The White House Project, Research for Action, and DEMOS. She has a long history of service on the boards of a number of academic and nonprofit organizations. She also has taught a graduate course at Harvard University?s Graduate School of Education regarding the role of non-government actors in public school reform. Ms. Puriefoy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Smith College and holds three Master of Arts degrees in African American Studies, American Studies, and American Colonial History from Boston University. She also holds an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Amherst College.

Governance

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

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?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

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


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?