Educational Institutions

The City Schools Foundation

  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • www.cityschoolsfoundation.com

Mission Statement

The City Schools Foundation, chartered in 2007, benefits Murfreesboro City Schools' pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade students and serves as a venue for other foundations and corporations to make significant contributions that can impact the school system as a whole. The intent is to bring local resources to bear on local needs.

Main Programs

  1. Teacher Grants
  2. Parity Grants
  3. Homework Help and Tutoring

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Service Areas

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Tennessee

The City Schools Foundation benefits Murfreesboro City Schools' 8,400 plus pre-K through 6th grade students.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Ms. Lisa Trail

Keywords

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elementary science math academics title 1

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EIN

61-1509749

 Number

6321505581

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

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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The Foundation's goals are to boost the school system's financial support in the areas of science and math, academic competition and excellence among students, and tot address financial parity in all schools.

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

Teacher Grants

Teacher grants are awarded annually and allow teachers to receive funds for hands on learning programs especially in the areas of science, math and technology. Grants range in scope and funding from butterfly gardens to engineering programs.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$40,000

Program 2

Parity Grants

Parity Grants are given to schools who have a high percentage of students qualifying for free and reduce school meals. Additionally, the foundation takes into account the school's ability to raise outside funds. These grant dollars are used at the discretion of the principal based on the needs of the student population.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$30,000

Program 3

Homework Help and Tutoring

The Foundation supports Homework Help and Tutoring program offered at an inner-city housing unit. Homework Help and Tutoring allows students to receive individualized assistance after school with homework, reading and other projects. Homework Help allows students to study in a safe supportive environment and includes snacks and behavior incentives. The growth and behavior of students in the classroom who attend Homework Help is impressive.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$32,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

The City Schools Foundation benefits Murfreesboro City Schools' 8,400 plus pre-K through 6th grade students.

Funding Needs

The City Schools Foundation continues to need additional funds to help support the efforts of our teachers and students. Our parity dollars help our schools have extra resources, however, many students are still in need of additional scholarships to attend camps and other activities.

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Operations

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The City Schools Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Lisa Trail

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. David LaRoche

LaRoche Attorney at Law

Term: Mar 2014 - Mar 2015

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

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


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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