American Secondary Schools for International Students & Teachers, Inc

Connecting America's finest schools with the world's leading scholars

aka ASSIST   |   Suffield, CT   |  www.assistscholars.org

Mission

ASSIST creates life-changing opportunities for outstanding international scholars to learn from and contribute to the finest American independent secondary schools.

Ruling year info

1979

President

Mr. Martin Milne

Main address

68 Bridge St Suffield Village, Suite 203, 68 Bridge Street

Suffield, CT 06078 USA

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EIN

03-0272890

NTEE code info

International Student Exchange and Aid (Q22)

International Exchanges (Q23)

International Cultural Exchange (Q21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ASSIST's mission is based on the conviction that bringing together future world leaders is a crucial step toward promoting understanding and tolerance spanning a world of cultures, racial designations, and religious beliefs.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

ASSIST Scholarship

In the 2019/20 school year, we placed 179 students from 22 countries on scholarship at 83 American independent secondary schools throughout the U.S. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we placed 95 Scholars at 51 schools during the 2020/21 school year.

Population(s) Served
Students
Adolescents

All ASSIST Scholars complete a 4-day Orientation program as a group upon arrival in the United States. The Orientation program introduces the students to key aspects of life at American independent schools, as well as aspects of American culture that may be new and different to them.

Population(s) Served
Students
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of Scholars Served Per Year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adolescents

Related Program

ASSIST Scholarship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ASSIST is a student exchange organization unlike any other.

The heart of our work is to identify, place, and support world-class students from around the globe at leading American independent secondary schools – all on full or partial scholarships. In doing so, we’re creating a worldwide circle of future leaders—leaders with passion, vision, and deep cross-cultural connections.

Scholars excel during their exchange years virtually without exception. Ninety percent or more earn honors or high honors academic standing during their year. Every Scholar contributes to at least one school extracurricular program, and every student proudly serves as an effective cultural ambassador.

ASSIST is a U.S.- based nonprofit organization that matches academically talented, multi-lingual international students with American independent secondary schools. During a one-year school stay, an ASSIST scholar-leader serves as a cultural ambassador actively participating in classes and extracurricular activities. Since 1969, 5,385 student scholar-leaders from 52 countries, many underrepresented in independent school populations, have been matched with ASSIST-affiliated schools. This growing, global network connects top scholars with elite American schools and with one another.

ASSIST is a U.S.- based nonprofit organization that matches academically talented, multi-lingual international students with American independent secondary schools. During a one-year school stay, an ASSIST scholar-leader serves as a cultural ambassador actively participating in classes and extracurricular activities. Since 1969, 5,210 student scholar-leaders from 52 countries, many underrepresented in independent school populations, have been matched with ASSIST-affiliated schools. This growing, global network connects top scholars with elite American schools and with one another.

Since 1969, 5,385 student scholar-leaders from 52 countries, many underrepresented in independent school populations, have been matched with ASSIST-affiliated schools. This growing, global network connects top scholars with elite American schools and with one another.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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American Secondary Schools for International Students & Teachers, Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrew Wooden

Andrew Pilaro

Pamela Thye

Andrew Wooden

Robert Fleishman

Helis Zulijani-Boye

David Diamond

Jack Eidam

Peter Frew

Joseph Gould

Ulrich A.C. Graebner

Sean Harris

John Kazickas

Mirella Lang

Robert Mattoon

George Patterson

Cecilie Rohwedder-Horvath

J. Wood Rutter

Ingrid Savage

Meera Viswanathan

Catherine Tinsley

Grace Tompkins

Louisa Zendt

Pam Haering

Kate Meenan-Waugh

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes