BEYOND THE GRADE

Giving Kids a Voice + Giving Musicians a Purpose

aka Beat 4 Beat   |   Austin, TX   |  http://beat4beat.org

Mission

Beat 4 Beat develops confidence and community in underserved youth in Central Texas through after school music education. Taught by local musicians, our curriculum is inspired by students’ interests, providing opportunities for expression and empowerment.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Mark Turk

Main address

4607 Raintree Blvd

Austin, TX 78745 USA

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EIN

47-2438924

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Rock Band Program

Middle-High School Rock Band Class – Students form their own band and learn to work together as a cohesive team, while learning song arrangement, performance, and instrument of choice.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Elementary-Middle School Guitar Class – Students work as a group on basic through intermediate guitar skills including parts of the guitar, tuning, strumming, chords, and learning songs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Digital Audio Production class

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Students will launch their own platforms as a way to share their voice, connect them with role models and mentors in their communities, and encourage financial literacy and generational wealth. Activities include podcast production, music production, audio/video editing & sound design, public speaking, branding, and marketing.

Population(s) Served

Students work as a group on basic through advanced drum kit techniques. Students will learn on practice pad kits and bucket drums, as well as a real acoustic drum kits.

Population(s) Served

Music Academy gets students started on musical concepts such as rhythm, pitch, and melody, and start playing in a group setting. Students are also exposed to real instruments, learn songwriting basics, sing-along to popular songs and make DIY instruments using items found in the household.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations,

  • 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,

  • 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

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Operations

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BEYOND THE GRADE

Board of directors
as of 3/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Colleen Bell

Deirdre Ragan

Nicole Cimo

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/18/2022

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
Decline to state
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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