Equal Opportunity Schools

SEATTLE, WA   |  http://www.eoschools.org

Mission

Equal Opportunity Schools’ mission is to ensure that students of color and low-income students have equitable access to America’s most academically intense high school programs and succeed at the highest levels.

Ruling year info

2011

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Eddie Lincoln

Main address

5601 Sixth Avenue South, Stuite 258

SEATTLE, WA 98108 USA

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EIN

37-1609659

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Ensuring students of color and low-income students have equitable access and opportunity to enroll in rigorous high school coursework. Each year, approximately three-quarters of a million (750,000) incoming juniors and seniors are ready to be enrolled in rigorous academic programs, but do not have equitable access to these courses. These students are disproportionately students of color and low-income students. We help schools identify and remove barriers to equitable access.

Our programs

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

Action For Equity

The Action For Equity (A4E) multi-phase partnership model, consisting of Access Opportunity, Experience Success, Extend Equity, and Sustain Equity, is designed to help you build equity and sustainability at the highest levels of your academic course offerings.

A4E is your road map to ensuring that your students, and particularly students of color and low-income students, have access to and success in your most academically intense high school programs.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

EOS aims to partner with school districts across the nation to address the systemic racism found in school districts and to shift the narrative around who can enroll in rigorous coursework, by shifting adult mindset, breaking down barriers of participation, increasing student sense of belonging, and changing school culture.

EOS collaborates and leads districts on their equity initiatives, which are needed to ensure students of color and low-income students have equitable access and opportunity to enroll in rigorous coursework.

Equal Opportunity Schools partners with school, district, county, state, and national leaders to close race and income enrollment gaps in AP and IB programs, while also maintaining or increasing the success of these programs.

The process spans four phases, carried out over multiple years. We work closely with our partner schools to gather context, examine critical data from the perspectives of students and staff, create a set of strategies for engagement and advocacy, and ultimately enroll diverse students in AP/IB classes. We support schools in monitoring their growing equitable AP/IB programs for success, sustainability, and student belonging.

Since each individual school starts with a unique baseline and sets their own equity goals, the duration of each phase can vary.EOS's partnership model is

Equal Opportunity Schools' is comprised of 70 changemakers who are interacting with partner districts on a daily basis.

Through the implementation and integration of our Action For Equity partnership, Equal Opportunity Schools has identified tens of thousands (and counting) students of color and low-income students-among active partners, from our inception, to enroll in AP or IB courses. EOS has partnered with over 650 schools in 210 districts across 33 states.

EOS has partnered with more than 650 schools in 210 districts across 33 states and has identified tens of thousands of students who have enrolled in rigorous coursework.

EOS has pivoted from a one partnership phase to a four phased approach, and most recently has pivoted to offer certain components virtually due to environmental (COVID19) restrictions.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Equal Opportunity Schools

Board of directors
as of 8/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Deboraah Wilds

Ron Fortune

Stephen Fink

Jere Brooks King

Edward Vargas

AVID

Joanne Harrell

Microsoft

Eric Weaver

Universities Space Research Association

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/24/2021

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/30/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 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.