Educational Institutions

Sandy Springs Education Force Inc

  • Sandy Springs, GA
  • www.sandyspringseducationforce.org

Mission Statement

To inspire and support all Sandy Springs public school students to graduate and pursue productive lives beyond high school by providing educational and enrichment programs through community collaboratives.

Main Programs

  1. Mentoring, Tutoring and Role Models
  2. After School Program
  3. Community Collaboratives
Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

SSEF serves the under-served public school students in the city of Sandy Springs, GA

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Ms. Irene Schweiger

Keywords

Self-reported

educational support, graduation, economically disadvantaged, Sandy Springs, GA

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EIN

58-2051101

 Number

5344735820

Physical Address

P.O. Box 567683

Sandy Springs, GA 31156

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

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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Over 60% of public school students in Sandy Springs, GA are economically disadvantaged. By engaging the resources of our community businesses and volunteers, SSEF supports the students in our schools through tutorial and enrichment programs, seeking to decrease the drop-out rate, increase the graduation rate and encourage technical and college options for our students.

Programs

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Program 1

Mentoring, Tutoring and Role Models

Junior Achievement at North Springs Charter High School, Riverwood International Charter School, Ridgeview Charter Middle School, Ison Springs Elementary School, & Lake Forest Elementary School  

Sandy Springs Education Force is partnering with the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce to deliver the Junior Achievement programs to Sandy Springs students. There is a demonstrated need to educate our students in the basics of financial literacy, success skills and general business management. Recognizing the need for these skills, SSEF helps Junior Achievement offer their programs at varied intervals throughout the year. Courses offered include the JA Financial Literacy program, Success Skills program and the Be Entrepreneurial program.  

Utilizing the volunteers from the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, with hands-on business experience, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students by bridging the business and education communities. Junior Achievement provides the volunteers with turnkey materials necessary to teach the class including a comprehensive lesson plan guide, engaging activity materials and posters. The program introduces students to the importance of making wise financial decisions including the importance of planning, goal setting, and thoughtful decision making.

 

Senior Push at North Springs Charter High School
 The Senior Push Program is a Spring initiative to assist seniors in creating post-high school plans. A number of seniors each year, for various reasons, have not created post-high school plans and it is our goal to ensure every student has a plan upon graduation. These seniors are identified and invited to participate in this program. Participating students are walked through the college application process with trained parent volunteers. As a result, most students who participate attend a two-year or four-year school the following Fall. Not only does this program significantly increase our college enrollment rates, the parent volunteers who guide these students through the process make an indelible difference in their lives and futures.

 Lunch with a Leader at Riverwood International Charter School & Ridgeview Charter Middle School
 SSEF is working with Hispanic organizations throughout Atlanta to identify volunteers who can serve as role models for Latino students at Riverwood International Charter School and Ridgeview Charter Middle School. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about the world from members of the community. Mentors are asked to share their stories and help relate the importance of getting an education to these middle school students who might not otherwise hear this message.

The program is an informal, discussion type event during the students’ lunch periods which takes place on a monthly basis. For each lunch period, the graduation coach at the school identifies about 10 to 15 students who would most benefit from this experience. Topics for discussion would include the importance of post-secondary education, setting goals to impact future success, choosing a career and other thought provoking topics. 

Business Bridge Program at Riverwood International Charter School
 SSEF partners with the Sandy Springs-Perimeter Chamber of Commerce and Riverwood International Charter School to support Business Bridge, a program designed to provide business students with an opportunity to meet and learn about the world of business outside of their classroom. Local businesses within the community share examples of a real-life challenges their business faces. Students then consult as five-ten member teams and apply the business theories and analytical tools being learned in the classroom. Students are given three weeks to create a plan of action and a proposal for the local business. Local businesses are then invited to hear the recommendations made by the participating business students.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 2

After School Program

After School ProgramAfter- School All-Stars at Sandy Springs Charter Middle School

Sandy Springs Education Force is partnering with After School All-Stars Atlanta(http://www.atlantaafterschoolallstars.org) to bring a comprehensive after school program to Sandy Springs Charter Middle School. The After-School All-Stars Atlanta program, under the direction of Georgia State University, has six components: academic remediation and enrichment, sports and recreation, career development, technology, cultural enrichment and tutoring.

SSEF works with ASAS and the administration of Sandy Springs Charter Middle School to structure the program to meet the needs of their school community. The program is a five day program from 4:00 to 6:00 incorporating academics in the first hour followed by sports and recreational activities in the second hour. The program also includes many unique activities such as, field trips, special events, guest speakers and workshops. The program will also include regular bus transportation home.

Sandy Springs Education Force provides financial assistance for students who are on free and reduced lunch. All other students only pay $200 per nine week session to attend the program.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$40,000.00

Program 3

Community Collaboratives

Altrusa Literacy Program at Ison Springs Elementary School

The Altrusa Literacy Program is partnership between Altrusa, SSEF and AT&T Pioneers.  Each spring, volunteers work with all six first-grade classes at Ison Springs Elementary School.  The volunteers divide the entire first grade into two groups.  One group (3 classes) meets with a storyteller, while the other volunteers conduct reading activities in the classroom of the remaining 3 classes.  For 2011, activities revolved around the book, Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel.  After 50 minutes, the groups switch places.  Altrusa provides each student with their own book and gives other books to the teachers to use for the entire class.  The purpose of the program is to enhance literacy by inspiring our students to appreciate and enjoy reading.

 

Teacher’s Closet at Community Action Center
SSEF supports the newly expanded CAC School Supply Program which now includes a Teacher's Closet. The Teacher’s Closet allows teachers to request supplies needed for their low income students. The Teachers' Supply Closet was created to help make a difference to our students and their teachers who frequently have to pay for school supplies out of their own pockets. To stock the Closet, CAC and SSEF accept donations of new and gently used office, school and art supplies, excess inventory, slightly damaged merchandise, outdated and tradeshow products.  These supplies are then made available to teachers for use in their classrooms.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

SSEF serves the under-served public school students in the city of Sandy Springs, GA

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SANDY SPRINGS EDUCATION FORCE INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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Sandy Springs Education Force Inc

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Principal Officer

Ms. Irene Schweiger

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Julia Bernath

Fulton County Board of Education

Term: July 2012 - June 2014

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