Educational Institutions

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  • San Jose, CA
  • www.dcp.org

Mission Statement

Downtown College Prep prepares first-generation students for college success. We believe every student has the potential to succeed.

Founded in 1999, Downtown College Prep (DCP) was the first charter high school in Silicon Valley and one of a few schools to believe that all students, regardless of prior academic achievement, can and should be prepared for college success. Now in its 17th year, DCP continues to build transformational learning communities where students are pioneers in their family and community.

DCP is singularly committed to college success. DCP's “To and Through" college completion model ensures graduates and their families are supported in the pursuit of a college degree. With a focus on students who are historically underserved by traditional public schools, DCP serves largely low-income Latino families with limited educational attainment. Over 96% of DCP graduates enroll in college after high school, and 84% of these students persist in college after two years. DCP's college completion rate far exceeds national rates for low-income and first-generation students. DCP's track record of college enrollment, matriculation, persistence, and completion has received local and national recognition.

Today, DCP operates four campuses: DCP "El Primero" High School, DCP " El Camino" Middle School, DCP Alum Rock High School, and DCP Alum Rock Middle School.

Main Programs

  1. Downtown College Prep
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

San Jose, California

ruling year

1999

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Self-reported

Ms. Jennifer Andaluz

Keywords

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minority, latino, school, charter, low-income, students, urban, college preparatory

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EIN

77-0517240

 Number

3848357137

Also Known As

Downtown College Prep (DCP)

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Downtown College Prep

DCP operates four campuses: DCP "El Primero" High School, DCP "El Camino" Middle School, DCP Alum Rock High School, and DCP Alum Rock Middle School.

DCP is singularly committed to college success. DCP's “To and Through” college completion model ensures graduates and their families are supported in the pursuit of a college degree. With a focus on students who are historically underserved by traditional public schools, DCP serves largely low-income Latino families with limited educational attainment. Over 96% of DCP graduates enroll in college after high school, and 84% of these students persist in college after two years. DCP's college completion rate far exceeds the national college completion rate for low-income and first-generation students.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$15,000,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

San Jose, California

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ACROSS THE BRIDGE FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Leadership

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Co-Founder and Executive Director

Ms. Jennifer Andaluz

BIO

Jennifer Andaluz is Executive Director of Downtown College Preparatory. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, Andaluz has worked in education since 1993. She began her career as a history teacher in large urban public schools, and worked closely with administrators and teachers alike in schoolwide initiatives designed to improve the academic performance of underachieving students. Her work in comprehensive schools culminated in a Leadership Grant from the Bay Area School Reform Collaborative, which was used to attack grade and attendance disparities for students of color. Andaluz is the co-founder of Downtown College Prep, and is responsible for organizational development, community outreach, and collaboration with school districts, universities, and other educational agencies focused on small school and urban school reform.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

James Gibbons-Shapiro

County of Santa Clara

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

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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