Educational Institutions

The Black Star Project

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.blackstarproject.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide educational services that help pre-school through college students succeed academically with the support of their family, schools, and communities. We help students aspire to post-secondary educational opportunities and training. We work to accomplish our goals through three areas of initiative: student engagement, parental development and advocacy.

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer

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Mr. Phillip Jackson

Keywords

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Education, students, student engagement, student motivation, mentoring, parenting, parental development, parental enrichment, advocacy, fathers, men,

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EIN

36-4098045

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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?

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

The primary beneficiaries of our programs are Black and Latino students, parents, families and communities. Our major operating programs include the Student Motivation Program, Silas B. Purnell Destination College, Toyota/Black Star Parent University, Fathers Club, Educator's Institute, Forums for Educational Excellence and the Million Father March.

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Financials

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THE BLACK STAR PROJECT
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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The Black Star Project

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Phillip Jackson

Governance

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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