Educational Institutions

AUSTIN PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

  • Austin, TX
  • www.austinpartners.org

Mission Statement

Austin Partners In Education (APIE) improves student college and career readiness and expands STEM opportunities through community engagement.

Main Programs

  1. Math Classroom Coaching
  2. College Readiness
  3. Mentoring
Service Areas

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Texas

Austin Partners In Education serves elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools throughout the Austin Independent School District.

ruling year

2005

Executive Director since 2012

Self-reported

Dr. Cathy Jones

Keywords

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Educational, Supportive, Empowering, and Life Changing

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Also Known As

APIE

EIN

20-1024501

 Number

0638583463

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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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Austin Partners In Education's school programs have consistently increased students' self confidence, active engagement in class, and motivation to learn for many years. These key factors are essential for academic excellence within primary, secondary, and post-secondary classrooms, ultimately leading to success in college and career.

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

Math Classroom Coaching

Volunteers in the classroom work weekly with students to build a strong foundation in middle school math, putting them on track to succeed in high school algebra.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

Program 2

College Readiness

College Readiness Advocates deliver college advising and academic tutoring to students who are qualified to graduate high school but do not yet meet Texas College Readiness standards, precluding them from earning college credit.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

Program 3

Mentoring

Trained community volunteers meet weekly one-on-one with students, serving as positive role models and providing support by building relationships.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Adopt-a-School was created in 1983 as a joint project of Austin Independent School District (ISD) and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Adopt-a-School evolved into Austin Partners In Education (APIE), which became an independent 501(c)(3) organization in April 2004. Focusing on Austin ISD's Title I schools in under-resourced communities, APIE delivers best-practice, scalable, and results-driven learning models in math, mentoring, college readiness, and career exploration to a predominantly Hispanic and low income student population. APIE's flagship Classroom Coaching program supports Austin ISD students in academic excellence and prepares them for success in college and career.

    Each year, approximately 1,500 community volunteers regularly work with APIE students at pivotal junctures in their education, adding to the quality and capacity of Austin ISD's campus programs and providing a vital extension of academic and social/emotional support to students. Students in APIE's Classroom Coaching programs benefit from same-level, small group instruction from a dedicated cadre of volunteers drawn from over 200 Austin area government agencies, businesses, and community organizations.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    APIE has developed programs that utilize best practices to help provide academic, social, and emotional support to students who are predominantly low-income, under represented, and at-risk of dropping out of school before high school graduation.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    In the 2016-2017 school year, APIE expects to serve over 2,000 Austin ISD students through Math Classroom Coaching, College Readiness, Mentoring and Career Conversations.

    APIE's programs are built on collaborations with our founders - Austin ISD and the Austin Chamber of Commerce - and many community organizations that engage volunteers in direct service to the classroom. These organizations include the City of Austin, the Texas Teacher Retirement System, the University of Texas, and IBM. Moreover, APIE works daily with Austin ISD teachers and staff to implement an aligned curriculum.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    APIE continuously seeks to refine its programs' best practices by way of the APIE Evaluation Task Force, which meets regularly to design and conduct reliable, objective, and methodologically sound assessments of APIE's programs. These efforts culminate in Austin ISD's Department of Research and Evaluation (DRE) releasing its Annual Evaluation Report of APIE's programs. This report is published in the fall each year on Austin ISD's and APIE's websites, as well as distributed to APIE's funders.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Austin Partners In Education has partnered with 10 of Austin ISD's high schools for College Readiness, 5 of its middle schools for Math Classroom Coaching, and most of its 130 campuses for Mentoring.

    We are continually refining our programs to enhance their efficacy to improve our students' knowledge of the subject at hand, engagement in the classroom, and self-confidence in their own skills to achieve.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Austin Partners In Education serves elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools throughout the Austin Independent School District.

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AUSTIN PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
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Operations

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Executive Director

Dr. Cathy Jones

BIO

Cathy joined APIE in 2012 with over 20 years of educational experience as a teacher, mentor, human resources director, assistant principal, and assistant superintendent. She holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Angelo State University, a master's degree in Educational Administration from Texas State University, and a doctorate in Educational Administration from The University of Texas at Austin's Cooperative Superintendency Program.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mark Curry

Wells Fargo, Community Bank President

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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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?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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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?