THE ANDREW S. RODDICK FOUNDATION, INC.

aka Andy Roddick Foundation   |   Austin, TX   |  http://www.arfoundation.org

Mission

We work with our community to expand opportunities for young people to learn, thrive and succeed.

Ruling year info

2003

CEO

Richard Tagle

Main address

8509 FM 969 Building 509

Austin, TX 78724 USA

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EIN

20-0014500

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

High-quality out-of-school time learning supports have been proven to improve student academic performance, social and emotional learning skills, student engagement in their own learning, and even provide the pathway for post-secondary success. In fact, research conducted by the National Summer Learning Association, Afterschool Alliance, and the National Afterschool Association all concludes that at least two-thirds of the academic achievement gap can be attributed to the lack of summer learning and afterschool learning supports among low-income and students of color. According to a Texas Partnership for Out of School Time report (2016), in Texas, where 5.4 million students attend public schools(one out of every ten students in the country attend a Texas public school), less than 25% of students access afterschool learning supports on any given day and even less during the summer months.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Summer Learning Program

The Andy Roddick Foundation operates a free six‐week summer learning programs for elementary students, keeping them mentally and physically active over the summer months. Children engage in thematic, inquiry-based learning to develop skills that promote achievement in and out of school, all while engaging their families and the community in their learning. The goal is to not only provide children with a memorable summer experience but also to build resilient students who have the skills and traits, such as initiative and persistence, needed to reach their potential. In 2019, the program won the New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award presented by the National Summer Learning Association.

Population(s) Served

In partnership with Austin Independent School District and other afterschool program partners, we support high-quality enrichment for children during the afterschool hours at three Elementary Schools: Harris, Hart, and Pecan Springs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

5th grade youth attend a three-day, two-night camping adventure where they engage in physical activities. This program helps youth continue to build the critical skills like teamwork and resiliency and builds critical leadership skills needed to be leaders and role models in the Summer Learning Program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Learn All the Time (LATT) is the Central Texas out-of-school time (OST) intermediary - connecting afterschool and summer programs in a coordinated network focused on ensuring youth have access to high-quality programs. Through professional develop and training, quality coaching, evaluation support, and networking/partnership opportunities, partners in the LATT network work toward quality innovation and improvement so all youth experience exceptional programming.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Grantmakers for Education 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total number of youth impacted annually

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

Children, Adolescents, Preteens, Low-income people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total number of youth impacted on an annual basis through all Andy Roddick Foundation initiatives and activities

Average daily attendance

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

Children, Low-income people, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent

Related Program

Summer Learning Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Average daily attendance as a percent for youth enrolled in the the Andy Roddick Foundation Summer Learning Program

Number of training workshops

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

Adults, Teachers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total number of professional development and training workshops provided by ARF to the Central Texas out-of-school time field

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Student outcomes are generated through a strong alignment of effective in-school teaching and learning strategies and high-quality out-of-school time learning supports. No school district in the country has narrowed or closed the achievement gap without the intentional combination of effective in-school and out-of-school time strategies. With the passage of House Bill 3 (HB3) in 2019 by the Texas legislature, investment in public education enables Texas school districts to put in place effective teaching practices, college/career/military readiness supports, and classroom readiness efforts, which include the recalibration of the academic school year. During the 86th legislative session (2019), state policymakers appropriated over $5 billion to implement HB3 beginning in the academic school year 2019-2020. School districts are provided financial resources and technical assistance to implement innovative and effective practices that would lead to improved student achievement outcomes, however, HB3 did not provide direct OST funding.

On a parallel track, regional out-of-school time (OST) learning intermediaries in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio worked to galvanize private philanthropic resources, combine them with a proposed state public investment, and establish a private-public pool fund to invest in OST program quality improvement. These intermediaries represent a network of over 300 OST individual programs serving over 800,000 students across the state. This collaborative initiative is called Quality for All (QFA): Improving Student and Youth Outcomes through Program Quality Improvement. Led by Andy Roddick Foundation, QFA is a statewide collaborative of regional OST intermediaries, program providers, researchers, and funders (listed at the end of this document) with the purpose of improving program quality that leads to positive student achievement and youth development outcomes.

Hence, QFA is the out-of-school time counterpart to HB3, which is the in-school education improvement investment made by the state legislature implemented through the Texas Education Agency (TEA). By combining out-of-school and in-school quality improvement, the Andy Roddick Foundation hopes to improve student academic achievement and youth development outcomes that would put ALL Texas students on the pathways to post-secondary success and become college, career, and military ready.

Our organization has been serving our communities for 20 years. To ensure that we can continue to operate for another 20 years, we must stay responsive to community needs and work in partnership to achieve our goals to build long-term success and sustainability ,. Crucial to sustainability are ARF’s partnerships with Schools/School Districts, partnerships with Other Foundation/Funding Entities, and leveraging new partnerships at the local and state level. We know there is more than one reason young people lack access and opportunities and therefore we work on more than one front. By addressing both the direct needs of the community and working as an advocate on the local and state level, we hope to impact direct change and system-level change. We not only want to address student's and families' immediate needs as related to COVID19 but their long-term health and wellbeing and educational needs and also address core issues that need to be improved on a broader scale.

Our uniquely designed programming is created to be fun, engaging, and to encourage healthy behaviors for young people and full family engagement. We base our programming on the needs of communities we serve and therefore innovation is embedded into every aspect of our work. Our deep commitment to the young people and families we serve constantly forces us to ask how we can improve our programs to get higher family engagement and better outcomes for students With the spread of COVID 19 across our community, we find our innovation skills have been tested liked never before as we strive to maintain our core values and ensure we are still meeting the needs of our students and families and provide our programming virtually. This has led to us creating a parallel online version of our programming so that we are prepared to give high-quality programming to our students in whatever way we can.

Our commitment to Out of School Time (OST) led to our acquisition of the Learn All The Time (LATT) Network to increase our capacity to serve other OST providers in our sector. Our commitment to quality programming also led to us spearheading Quality for All (Q4A) a statewide initiative to improve out of school time program quality across the state involving regional OST intermediaries, program providers, funders, state and local legislators, community leaders, businesses, advocates, and others. The goal of this initiatives is to show how high-quality OST programs produce quality student and youth development outcomes that can help narrow opportunity and student achievement gaps in Texas. Texas’s size and diversity becomes an asset in the sense that other states do not have the opportunity to show that a collaborative effort of this magnitude can be scaled given the diversity of communities and population. To date ARF has involved at least 100 participants, across Texas, that includes legislators and their chiefs of staff or education policy directors, district superintendents, state education agency leaders and directors, corporate CEOs, philanthropic leaders, OST program executive directors, researchers, municipal leaders, and other institutional leaders who help shape policy and programs addressing student and youth development needs.


Looking to the future, the Andy Roddick Foundation will take the work of the Quality for All collaborative and strategically improve its response to the COVID-19 pandemic through three core strategies:

1) Effective advocacy at the local and state levels by educating and orienting policymakers on the value of high-quality OST programs in producing student and youth outcomes, especially at the time when these programs expanded its reach and effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic;
2) Expanding training and professional development of OST program leaders and front line staff around elements of high-quality programming, both in-person and online; and
3) Increasing access to high-quality programs by bringing online resources and hardcopy materials to more students and families, especially those of color and residing in high need areas (e.g., high poverty, rural).

By reaching these objectives, the QFA Collaborative will pave the path for stronger coordination of in-school and out-of-school time strategies, increase state investment in high-quality OST programs, and generate sustainable positive outcomes for all students.

Financials

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

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THE ANDREW S. RODDICK FOUNDATION, INC.

Board of directors
as of 1/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andy Roddick

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/14/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data