Educational Institutions

Community Involvement in Learning Inc

aka Franklin Education Connection

Franklin, IN


The Mission of Franklin Education Connection is to connect Franklin Community Schools with community resources to enhance academic excellence and instill a lifelong love of learning.

Ruling Year


Director of Development

Bea Northcott

Board President

Andy Kinsey

Main Address

PO Box 903

Franklin, IN 46131 USA


Homework Help, Mentoring

Education Foundation





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (B19)

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Study Connection

Franklin Community Schools Education Foundation

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our goal is to enhance the academic performance of students in Franklin Community Schools by providing programs which the corporation can not provide itself due to budget constraints.

1. Recruit new Study Buddies to work with students on the waiting list for Study Connection.
2. Provide Study Buddies with the training and support they need to help their Students.
3. Work with teachers to develop grant applications which support the Education Foundation's Mission, Vision and Purpose; align with state standards; align with school corporation values; and promote collaboration among classes, grades or schools.
4. Identify system-wide programs which will enhance the academic performance of all students.

Our board is comprised of school and community leaders dedicated to improving the academic achievement of students. Our staff is experienced in the areas of public relations/marketing, fund raising, program development and board development. Our volunteer Study Buddies are caring individuals also dedicated to improving the academic achievement of their Students. We have a retention rate of 82% for our Study Connection volunteers.

Study Connection Quantitative Data - increased number of students enrolled in program; improved IStep and NWEA test scores, improved attendance
Study Connection Qualitative Data - improvements in: attitude toward school, communication skills, self confidence, decision making skills and sense of future; testimonials by students, Study Buddies, parents and teachers
Education Foundation Quantitative Data - number of students, teachers, parents and community organizations impacted; other quantitative data differs for each grant program funded and is monitored on a grant-by-grant basis.
Education Foundation Qualitative Data - testimonials from students, teachers, and parents

Franklin Education Connection was created in September, 2013 when the Study Connection Board amended its by-laws to incorporate the Education Foundation into its structure. At that time, there was one part-time contracted staff administering Study Connection. A second part-time staff was contracted as Director of Development in February, 2014. The majority of work since then has revolved around board development and merging the two boards, and branding the new organization. We are just beginning to measure the indicators listed elsewhere and will focus our efforts in the next 12 months on creating processes to measure and report our progress.

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Community Involvement in Learning Inc

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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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?



Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?