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Aspire Education

Oakland, CA   |  www.aspireeducation.org

Mission

Aspire Education is the Bay Area’s leader in effective supplemental education programming. For more than 15 years, we have promised-and delivered-real results to over 15,000 students by connecting them to a small community of educators and mentors stocked with content expertise and emotional intelligence. Our top priority is to empower students to grow in confidence, competence, and grit. We are driven by the conviction that although potential is equally distributed across lines of race and class, opportunity is not. Aspire is dedicated to interrupting patterns of inequity in our community, with the shared vision that all young people should have the opportunity for equally high outcomes without regard to where they start in life.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Kathleen Mautner

Main address

101 Broadway

Oakland, CA 94607 USA

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EIN

20-5274459

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

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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?

One-on-one Tutoring

Our dynamic corps of tutors work across the academic subject spectrum, securing academic success for the students they support. Tutoring takes place in students' homes and at after-school centers, with reduced prices for families that cannot afford market rates.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Aspire partners with dozens of Bay Area organizations to design custom programs that empower students to reach greater results in college entrance exams or increase confidence and achievement levels in subjects in which they’ve struggled. While many of our programs typically deal with the SAT, ACT, or high school entrance exams, our specialists provide academic support in all subjects.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Community Reading Buddies mobilizes Bay Area young adults to mentor younger students in literacy and ignite them with a passion for reading. In turn, the young adults are trained in social-emotional skills that prepare them to become successful, independent community members.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We don’t use any of these practices

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

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

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Aspire Education

Board of directors
as of 02/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jack Woodruff

Fatemeh Khatibloo

Salesforce

Albert Liu

Insight Policy Research

Dana Sherry

St. Mary's College of California

Nancy Glasenk

Retired

Linda Delgado

West Contra Costa Unified School District

Mike Mccluer

Retired

Gwyneth Hutchinson

UC Berkeley

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? 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 2/27/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/04/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
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.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.