Youth Development

Equal Footing Foundation

  • Herndon, VA
  • www.efooting.org

Mission Statement

Equal Footing Foundation (EFF) provides youth development and educational programs to underserved youth in the Northern Virginia area through an internationally recognized program called the “Computer Clubhouse.” Developed out of MIT’s Media Lab and the Museum of Science in Boston, the Computer Clubhouse program creates an environment where students can broaden their knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) while becoming fluent with new technologies. In addition to the STEM-based programs, EFF also provides funding for Clubhouse students to attend Space Flight Academy, participate in Botball robotics tournaments and secure scholarships for post-high school education.

Main Programs

  1. Computer Clubhouse Program
  2. Dan Bannister Computer Clubhouse Scholarship

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Service Areas

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Virginia

Our Computer Clubhouse programs are located withing Fairfax County and Fauquier County Virginia. Six of of those seven locatiosn are specific to Fairfax County anchored in local community centers. Our seventh location in Warrenton, Virginia is anchored in the Fauquier County Boys and Girls Club.

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer since 2006

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MS Colleen Hahn

Keywords

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Youth development, & Education

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EIN

54-2007851

 Number

6606562269

Also Known As

Equal Footing Foundation

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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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Goals:

1)
Strengthen academic achievement, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

2) Connect the path of education to real-world applications

3) Provide youth with programs that will get them excited about learning

4) Foster a sense of community where young people work together with support and inspiration from adult mentors

5) Cultivate an environment that encourages young people to work as designers, inventors and creators
6)  Promote improved communication skills

Programs

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Program 1

Computer Clubhouse Program

OUR PROGRAMS Equal Footing = Equal Access The Computer Clubhouse program is dedicated to offering resources and opportunities to students who would not otherwise have access to them. Each Computer Clubhouse environment maintains a consistent format with structure that enables creativity and learning. In the process, students become excited about learning and fluent with new technologies, developing skills and experiences that will help them succeed in their careers, contribute to their communities and lead outstanding lives. Currently our programs serve 1,500 underserved students each week. The Computer Clubhouse Program Goals ?Strengthen academic achievement especially in the areas of math, science and technology ?Promote improved communication skills ?Encourage youth to work on projects related to their own interests ?Connect the path of education to real world applications ?Foster a sense of community where young people work together and with one another with support and inspiration from adults mentors ?Cultivate an environment to encourage young people to work as designers, inventors and creators Computer Clubhouse Core Programs: --"Homework First" --Botball Robotics & Tournament --Virginia Space Flight Academy Camp --Computer Literacy Skills --Graphic Art and Web Programming and Design --Music and Film Production --Computer Gaming and Design, Build, Develop, Program --Computer Simulations --Shoot for Education --Science and Math --Girls Nite Out In 2006, Equal Footing developed two additional programs specifically targeted to cultivate youth-to-adult interaction: "Computer Clubhouse Speaker Series" designed for local leaders, educators and business professionals to spend an evening speaking about work, life, and the path to success. "Computer Clubhouse Adoption Program" created to foster a Corporation-to-Clubhouse connection through mentoring and financial contributions. In early 2007, Equal Footing Foundation launched the Computer Clubhouse Scholarship to help our students get from Clubhouse-to-College-to Career. The scholarship is designed to help Computer Clubhouse students who would like to further their education but lack the financial support to continue forward. Clubhouse students are required to meet specific criteria defined in the application process in order to be considered.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$166,000.00

Program 2

Dan Bannister Computer Clubhouse Scholarship

The Computer Clubhouse scholarship

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$15,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Our Computer Clubhouse programs are located withing Fairfax County and Fauquier County Virginia. Six of of those seven locatiosn are specific to Fairfax County anchored in local community centers. Our seventh location in Warrenton, Virginia is anchored in the Fauquier County Boys and Girls Club.

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Equal Footing Foundation

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Principal Officer

MS Colleen Hahn

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Ellen Harrison

KPMG

Term: July 2010 - June 2012

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