Educational Institutions

Putnam City Schools Foundation

  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • www.pcf4kids.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Putnam City Schools Foundation is to enhance and enrich educational opportunities in the Putnam City Schools.

Main Programs

  1. Early Birds
  2. STEM
  3. ESL for Immigrant Parents and Youth
Service Areas

Self-reported

Oklahoma

Over 120,000 people in Northwest Oklahoma City, Warr Acres, and Bethany, Oklahoma.

ruling year

1988

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Jennifer Seal

Keywords

Self-reported

at-risk youth, education, foundation, Putnam City, secondary education, elementary edcuation, leadership, family involvement in early edcuation

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Also Known As

Putnam City Public Schools Foundation

EIN

73-1309115

 Number

2629854556

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

ances & Advocacy (Tll)

Raising & Fund Distribution (Sun)

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 Putnam City Schools Foundation has invested over $3 million in Putnam City Schools. We do this through our many initiatives that are designed to meet the needs of the entire district. Accomplishments for FY 2016 include expansion of the elementary STEM program from 3 to 6 schools, graduating 105 individuals from our ESL for Immigrant Parents program, providing scholarships to students and teachers totaling $2500, supporting hundreds of families at Christmas time through CareShare, and providing over $1,000 in glasses and other medical needs for students. The Foundation has also fully executed a succession plan, providing the outgoing and incoming Presidents with six months of overlap. Our OCCF endowment and investments now total about half a million dollars. Goals for the future are to expand the planned giving opportunities, social media presence, and rebrand the organization. Regarding programming, the elementary STEM program will be expanded to 9 of schools, the Early Birds program will continue despite drastic funding cuts from the partner entity, the State of Oklahoma, and the ELL program will maintain with no funding beyond that of this organization.

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

Early Birds

Early Birds is a school readiness program for families in Putnam City Schools that provides parents with tools to teach their preschool age children language learning, math and reasoning, and social/emotional skills before they enter Kindergarten. There are three sessions each year. Session participants receive a parent kits that contain age appropriate educational toys, books, and tools for them to take home and use with their child. Last year, more than 1,800 parents and caregivers participated in this program. All classes are conducted in English and Spanish.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 2

STEM

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) enables students to use and further develop their natural creativity and problem solving skills by applying concepts they learn in Science and Math to real-world applications of engineering and technology. Students understand why they are learning specific content and how to apply that content towards challenging and engaging problems. This curriculum gives students hands on learning experiences that will take them beyond the classroom. Over 1,300 fourth and fifth grade students in our District will benefit from this program this year.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$60,000.00

Program 3

ESL for Immigrant Parents and Youth

This program provides English literacy classes to immigrant parents and youth in Putnam City Schools. Individuals receive instruction in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English to enable them to overcome the language barrier. Reading and writing classes for parents and youth are offered two evenings per week throughout the school year. Tutoring classes for school-age children and child activity classes are also offered during class times. Each participant receives approximately 215 hours of literacy instruction per year. This year, more than 100 parents will have the opportunity to improve their English literacy. Classes are taught by staff of Putnam City Schools to ensure effectiveness of the program.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Adults

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$40,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Oklahoma

Over 120,000 people in Northwest Oklahoma City, Warr Acres, and Bethany, Oklahoma.

Funding Needs

Early Birds - equips parents with knowledge and tools to be their children's first teacher. Parents are encouraged to talk, sing, read, play, and engage with their children. This program encourages parents to be a part of their child's education. * STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) - enables students to use and further develop their natural creativity and problem solving skills through Science and Math activities that can be applied to real-world applications in engineering and technology. Students are more likely to pursue a career in these areas when they are exposed at an early age. * ESL Classes for Immigrant Parents - provides classes for immigrant parents in our district to improve their English language skills. These classes are helping to remove the language barrier that can prevent parents from engaging in their child's success, the school system, and the community. * School Site Grants - are awarded to our talented teachers to benefit students and classrooms. * Community Fund - provides assistance to students in need of medical necessities, including: eye exams and glasses, prescriptions, hearing exams, and dental care. * Awards - in recognition of excellence are given to teachers, staff, and volunteers throughout the district each year. Awards given include: Golden Apple, Teacher of the Year, and Excellent Educator. * Care Share - provides shoes, coats, and gifts during the Holiday season to students and families in need.

Accreditations

Affiliations + Memberships

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)

Chamber of Commerce

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Financials

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Putnam City Public Schools Foundation, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Putnam City Schools Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jennifer Seal

BIO

I am a proud product of Putnam City Schools, as well as a classroom teacher with a decade of experience in Putnam City. I have been a professional fundraiser for 5 years.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Putnam City Foundation finds itself more critically important to providing a top notch education to our students than ever before. With drastic funding cuts and a shortage of teachers, our Foundation's resources- those from our community partners- are now more important than before. Two of our major programs simply will not exist without community support, and we aim to provide as much as we can because our children deserve no less. Though Putnam City is able to provide a strong curriculum delivered by caring teachers, it should be no surprise that the District is compromised due to funding restraints. The rich tradition and history of a 100 year old district provide a strong foundation for our efforts to fill in as many gaps as we can for the children. This award-winning organization will continue to support these schools in their efforts to provide a quality public school education in northwest Oklahoma City. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Roger Cude

Water's Edge Winery

Term: July 2016 - June 2017

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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