RESTORE EDUCATION

Transforming lives through education

San Antonio, TX   |  www.restoreeducation.org

Mission

The mission of Restore Education is to restore individuals’ potential for success on their path to college and career through the transformative power of education.

Ruling year info

2012

CEO

Ms. Kelli Rhodes MBA

Main address

P.O. Box 692338

San Antonio, TX 78269 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

26-2966263

NTEE code info

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

San Antonio’s 2019 Status of Poverty report shows 1 in 5 residents live in poverty. The 230,000 local adults without a HS diploma/GED are 3.5 times more likely to live in poverty. The socio-economic costs to them, their family, and our community are dramatic. They are more likely to have legal trouble or be incarcerated. They are less able to secure gainful employment or contribute to the educational progress and support of their children, echoing the impact to the next generation. The lifetime cost estimate for them is $755,900 per person (Columbia University, 2014). This population has been long-neglected and the pathway from poverty to prosperity is through no-cost flexible education. 85% of our students live below the federal poverty line. For 409,000 more residents, the highest education level is a HS diploma/GED. 65% of all jobs in Texas require some postsecondary education or training.Completing our programs significantly enhances their opportunities for economic security.

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?

Passport to College

The Passport to College program re-connects dropouts with education, ensuring they complete their GED, pass the college entrance exams, and take one college course as they do.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

The Compass program supports first generation college students, during their first year of college, when they are most likely to drop out. Our goal is to serve as a critical link to help students select and complete the best post-secondary programs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Students

The Fast Pass program provides local high school students or graduates with the opportunity to prepare for college and dual credit courses.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

Restore Education offers basic literacy and English language classes, high school equivalency (GED) preparation, workforce training and career services, in addition to college preparation and support as students complete a 2- and 4-year degree.

We have the best results in the city to help off-track youth and adults advance their education and attain more rewarding careers. With the highest GED graduation rate in Bexar County, our students are completing a college degree at double the rate of their peers. Over 80% of our workforce training students complete a certification and obtain employment within a year. We served 1,910 students in 2019. We expect to enroll more than 2,500 new students in 2020 and another 2,500 in 2021.

Upon completion, these students will have reached one or more of the following milestones based on their unique learning plan:
* 90% success rate on academic gains (improvement on standardized assessments, including basic skills & ESL exams, GED exams, college placement exams, and workforce training certifications).
* 40% will connect to and enroll in college or a workforce training within the academic year (the average time to completion is 2 years based on existing learning gaps or disabilities).
* 80% will receive job placement and support services and achieve stability.

Our intermediate indicators of success include completion of an HSE credential, passing the college entrance exam, and completion of the first two semesters of college. Long-term success indicators occur when students complete a college credential and/or find stable employment that reflects their education.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

RESTORE EDUCATION
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

RESTORE EDUCATION

Board of directors
as of 9/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ric Jimenez

Bitdefender

Dawn Patrice Benitez

Incarnate Word

Lydia Castruita

Program Graduate

Hannah Santiago

Cambridge Systematics

Ric Jimenez

USAA Real Estate

Alexandra Wood

Broadway Bank

Tiffany Hernandez

San Antonio College

Sylvia Martinez

Valero

Mahlon Long

Valero

Darcie Schipull

TX DOT

Justin Hill

Hill Law Firm

Chris Nwabueze

Chasnoff Stribling

Akeem Brown

BES Fellow

John Vegas

Vegas Consulting

Missam Merchant

University Health

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 09/09/2021

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

Leadership

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/09/2021

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 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.