4POINT0 SCHOOLS

aka 4.0 Schools   |   New Orleans, LA   |  www.4pt0.org

Mission

To give more people a better shot at building the future of school in their community.

Ruling year info

2011

CEO

Mr. Matt Candler

Main address

643 Magazine St Ste 206

New Orleans, LA 70130 USA

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EIN

27-3474661

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Over the last 100 years, nearly every facet of our society and economy has changed; the skills and mindsets required for people to thrive have changed with them. However, most classrooms in the United States look the same today as they did a century ago. There is an urgent need for new school models, learning spaces, and educational tools that can prepare students for success in the 21st century.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

the Essentials Fellowship

The Essentials Fellowship
Our first investment in new ideas starts with a 3-day boot camp held in our New Orleans lab. Essentials Fellows learn to give and receive feedback, create user personas, and identify their riskiest assumptions. After submitting a test plan, Fellows get $300 to run their first "pop-up" test. We provide up to an additional $300 in investments to Fellows who want to iterate and run more focused trials.

Population(s) Served

The Tiny Fellowship is 4.0’s newest program designed to take entrepreneurs from piloting with users to securing paying customers. Fellows can be working on their venture part-time and will get access to expert coaching, supportive community, and equity-free capital. Right now, 4.0 is testing the program privately, but will be releasing the program to the public in Summer 2016.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Our goal is to find and train an entirely new generation of education entrepreneurs to solve the acute problems facing today's learners and design a future-ready system of schools that can replace our outdated, centuries-old industrial model.

* Train aspiring education entrepreneurs through our two signature programs, the ESSENTIALS, and TINY Fellowships. Both programs provide prospective entrepreneurs with a three-day "boot camp" in our New Orleans lab, coaching from experienced alumni, training in start-up strategies, a connected cohort of same-stage peers, and the financial capital to do small-scale developmental trials; they differ in dose of training, scope of testing and amount of capital provided. To maximize accessibility, 4.0's programs are designed as a flexible entry point to entrepreneurship; the fellowships are self-paced, can be completed on a part-time schedule and are offered at no cost to participants.

* When great ideas warrant moving forward beyond the fellowship, we connect our alumni to downstream incubators, accelerators, and investors - like New Schools for New Orleans, Camelback Ventures, Y Combinator, MindTrust, and others.

Since 2010, 4.0 has been a catalyst for education innovation in New Orleans; building links between school reform and the entrepreneurial momentum that has rebuilt our city post-Katrina. Our nationally recognized fellowship programs train educators to use traditional entrepreneur strategies like design thinking and lean startup to develop new school models, learning programs, and tools that will redefine education for our next generation of learners.

Over the last eight years, over 1,000 people have tested ideas using strategies they learned with 4.0; the 136 founders who graduated our capstone programs have built sustainable schools, learning programs, and educational products that now serve over 650,000 students and families in towns and cities across the US.

We're ready to grow, but ours is not a traditional scaling strategy. To succeed as a 4.0 community there must be a climate of entrepreneurship and a hunger for education reform. Our work now is in identifying these communities, finding gutsy people to serve as catalysts and providing the resources, tools and connections they need to succeed.

Financials

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Operations

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

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4POINT0 SCHOOLS

Board of directors
as of 6/22/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Alex Hernandez

Partner, VP for Next Generation Investments at Charter School Growth Fund

Beth Anderson

The Hill Center

Kenneth Campbell

Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO)

James Eustis

Capdeville Restaurant

Frederick Hess

American Enterprise Institute

Tom Vander Ark

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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