INSTITUTE FOR CHILD SUCCESS INC

Helping those who help young children succeed

aka ICS   |   Greenville, SC   |  www.instituteforchildsuccess.org

Mission

The Institute for Child Success (ICS) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and applied policy organization dedicated to the success of all young children. ICS pursues its mission in four primary ways: Proposing smart public policies, grounded in research. Advising governments, nonprofits, foundations, and other stakeholders on strategies to improve outcomes. Sharing knowledge, convening stakeholders, embracing solutions, and accelerating impact. Encouraging and cultivating catalytic, innovative leadership in early childhood

Ruling year info

2010

President

Jamie Moon

Main address

613 E. McBee Ave.

Greenville, SC 29601 USA

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EIN

27-1904900

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (V05)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ICS serves as an incubator for new knowledge, a clearinghouse for the most up to date research, and a trusted advisor to governments, policy makers, foundations, and nonprofits seeking to improve outcomes for the children they serve. It also continues to provide innovative thought leadership and opportunities for professional development, training, and education to the field. ICS cultivates early childhood ecosystems by helping individuals and organizations co-create a better, brighter future for the next generation of children.

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?

Pay for Success

ICS performs feasibility studies for counties, cities and states across the U.S. We complete landscape, market, and outcomes analyses.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Child well being

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

Infants and toddlers, Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Child well being is measured in numerous, intersecting and overlapping ways. It occurs when multiple entities are working together and interrelated outcomes are achieved.

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.

At the Institute for Child Success, we cultivate early childhood ecosystems to ensure that all children can succeed, thrive, and reach their potential. As a successful cultivator of early childhood ecosystems, ICS has identified a roadmap for initiatives, based in its significant experience providing technical assistance to communities. The roadmap has three co-dependent parts that result in Child Success: Stakeholders, Values, and Process. ICS seeks to help communities move through this roadmap in order to cultivate their early childhood ecosystem.

Our strategies are:
Facilitate/ support research initiatives that promote the development and implementation of best practices and policies.
Collect and disseminate data and information that propels individual and collective action to improve the early childhood support system.
Provide evaluation services to organizations needing services to assess effectiveness of interventions and innovations.
Provide tools for statewide partners seeking to implement best practices.
Convene stakeholders to increase knowledge base, raise awareness, increase consensus and provide a vehicle for state solutions to strengthen the early childhood support system.
Facilitate and/or support efforts to scale initiatives that work.
Grow the leadership capacity to build a strong, effective early childhood system.
Develop/support innovations that facilitate strengthening the early childhood system.
Facilitate innovation in the early childhood arena.
Maintain a leadership presence in influencing state policy.
Encourage private sector engagement in developing strong, effective early childhood policy.

The Institute for Child Success team brings together expertise from across many disciples, including public policy, evaluation, research, convening, and administration to support our strategic goal and priorities.

Financials

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Operations

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

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INSTITUTE FOR CHILD SUCCESS INC

Board of directors
as of 9/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Desmond Kelly

Prisma Health-Upstate


Board co-chair

Gary Glickman

G2 Advisory Services

Susan Shi

Community Leader

Frances Ellison

Community Leader

Carolyn Ellis

Cliff & Carolyn Ellis Foundation

Desmond Kelly

Prisma Health - Upstate

William Schmidt, MD

Prisma Health Children’s Hospital - Upstate (Retired

Ann Robinson

Bank of America

Merl Code

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Sylvia Echols

Board of Directors, Early Learning Partnership of York County

Dick Wilkerson

Michelin North America (Retired)

Neil Grayson

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Tami McKnew

Fox Rothschild

Calvin Calhoun, III

Truist

Loranne Ausley

Attorney and Member, Florida House of Representatives

Marion Broome

Duke University School of Nursing

Annette Ricchiazzi

MissionLab Consulting

JoKeitha Seabrook

3FG Consulting

Chris Story

City of Spartanburg, SC

Crystal Campbell

Dorchester County First Steps

Deb Long

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

Paul Dworkin

Help Me Grow National Center

Francis Rushton

Beaufort Pediatrics & University of South Carolina

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 09/15/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 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.