Durham Teacher Warehouse Corporation

Serving the educational and creative needs of students

aka Crayons2Calculators   |   DURHAM, NC   |  http://www.crayons2calculators.org/

Mission

We directly equip Durham Public School teachers with the classroom supplies they need to help reduce barriers to success for every Durham Public School student.

Ruling year info

2006

Co-Executive Director

Eunice Sanders

Co Principal Officer

Barbara Parker

Main address

PO BOX 1355

DURHAM, NC 27702 USA

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EIN

20-4647728

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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?

Classroom Essentials

Teachers from all 53 Durham Public Schools can request items from Crayons2Calculators using an online ordering form, or by shopping in-person at the warehouse location with the guarantee that all supplies are provided at no cost. Throughout the year the available inventory consists of the most needed classroom essentials like pencils, paper, and compositions books; and creative supplies like markers and crayons, to teacher needs like tape, staples, and clipboards. We always adjust to meet teacher needs by staying in communication with school principals and administrators.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Work status and occupations

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Durham Public Schools teachers, students, and families

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    During the national COVID-19 pandemic, we transitioned program delivery from in person to virtual. Prior to the pandemic, teachers would visit our warehouse and shop for needed supplies in person. However, during the pandemic, we began using an electronic ordering form through Google, and then delivering fulfilled orders to schools. Additionally, the most needed school supplies switched from crayons, pencils, and notebooks to personal sized dry erase boards, dry erase markers, and small dry erasers. With in kind and monetary donations, we maintained agile enough to meet those needs for teachers and students to successfully learn from home.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking and receiving feedback from Durham Public School teachers has permitted us to make sure we are meeting their changing needs. It has also allowed us to expand our services to more schools through Parent-Teacher Associations.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Durham Teacher Warehouse Corporation

Board of directors
as of 8/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jillian Riley

Sierra Club

Quanta Holden

Duke University

Chris Wilson

H&R Block

Adam Nash

Credit Suisse

Caitlyn Bergmann

Book Harvest

Drago Bratic

Oak City Technology

Marilyn Cash

MS Designs Embroidery

Johnria Deberry

Durham Nativity School

T. Greg Doucette

Law Offices of T. Greg Doucette, PLLC

Colleen Ellis

Real Estate by Design

Jean-Patrick Grillet

Democracy North Carolina

Euba McKoy

Durham Public Schools

Kevin Murphy

Credit Suisse

Elizabeth McDowell

Duke University, Student

Rhea Ninan

Duke University, Student

Neena Page Ramsey

Amazon Studios

Stephen Schloss

Durham Public Schools

Cheryl-Ann Welsh

East Coast Greenway Alliance

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/07/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/07/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.