Educational Institutions

SCHOOLS THAT CAN

  • New York, NY
  • www.schoolsthatcan.org

Mission Statement

We unite leaders to expand quality urban education and close the opportunity and skills gap.

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

New York, Chicago, Newark, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and beyond.

ruling year

1999

Chief Operations and Development Office

Self-reported

Casey Lamb

Keywords

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K-12 Education, Non profit, Real World Learning, Thought Leadership, Urban education, Professional development, 21st century learning, Deeper learning, STEM

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EIN

36-4268793

 Number

6778284431

Physical Address

1040 First Ave #346

New York, NY 10022

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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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As the nation's largest cross-sector network of urban schools, with over 150 high-performing and high-potential schools in 15 cities, STC breaks through silos to connect leaders, share practices, and build solutions so every urban school can thrive and students are college and career ready. STC leaders work together to address the needs of each school and the national landscape, like increasing opportunities for real-world learning, building 21st century skills, and connecting education to employment (e2e).

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?
    STC supports urban schools in preparing students for successful futures through the integration of real-world learning practices. We do this by connecting schools and educators to share practices and learn together and working with partners to bring real-world learning into schools.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We engage industry leaders, ed innovators, and higher ed leaders with urban educators. We also advance the skills and practices necessary for students to succeed in college, career, and life.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Funded through grants and private donations, STC operates with over a dozen staff members hosting programs across the country with operations in New York City, Chicago, Milwaukee, Newark, NJ and St. Louis, Missouri.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    STC pilots and scales all programs for accuracy, development and growth.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    As of June 2016 our national network grew from to 153 schools high performing schools (public, charter, independent and faith-based).
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

New York, Chicago, Newark, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and beyond.

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Financials

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SCHOOLS THAT CAN
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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

SCHOOLS THAT CAN

Leadership

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Chief Operations and Development Office

Casey Lamb

STATEMENT FROM THE Chief Operations and Development Office

"Schools That Can Introductory Statement
Schools That Can (STC) knows that closing the opportunity and skills gap in education is the key to a brighter future. STC works to ensure that all students receive a quality education, one that prepares them for college and beyond. The nation's largest cross sector network of urban schools, STC works closely with educators, innovators and advocates to break through silos and collectively build tangible solutions to common challenges. STC's network of urban schools includes over 150 district, charter, independent, and faith-based schools serving low-income communities, making it the nation's largest cross-sector of urban schools. STC offers programs and supports all along the education to employment pathway to help schools close the opportunity and skills gap. Our partnerships help educators integrate real world learning into their classes. Programming connects schools to each other to share and spread practices and learn from one another. Finally, our thought leadership elevates dialogue around new trends and research in education.

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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Michael Druckman

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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Yes

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?

Yes

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
Race & Ethnicity
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Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
Yes
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
Yes
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
No
We use other methods to support diversity