Youth Development

Sandy Springs Education Force Inc

Putting the World within Their Reach

Sandy Springs, GA

Mission

To create targeted programs that educate, inspire and prepare public school students in Sandy Springs for a competitive world

Ruling Year

1993

Principal Officer

Ms. Irene Schweiger

Main Address

PO Box 567683

Sandy Springs, GA 31156 USA

Formerly Known As

Community Education Force

Greater North Fulton Education 2000

Keywords

educational support, graduation, economically disadvantaged, Sandy Springs, GA

EIN

58-2051101

 Number

5344735820

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Sandy Springs is the 9th wealthiest city of its size in the U.S., yet almost 60% of its public school children are deemed low income, with 14% of our families living below the poverty line. It is calculated that 22% of children who have lived in poverty at any time in their lives, do not graduate high school, compared to 6% of those who have never been poor. This number rises to 32% for students spending more than half their childhood in poverty. These are the children that SSEF's programs serve. Most notably, SSEF has played a major role in increasing the graduation rate in our high schools by 10% since its inception in 2009. This year, with the help of over 300 volunteers, our programs once again impacted over 6,000 at-risk students through thirteen programs.

Our programs

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STEAM Initiatives

Literacy Initiatives

After School Initiatives

Mentoring Initiatives

Where we work

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Ultimately, SSEF is working toward 100% high school graduation for all of our public school students despite their economic standing. Our goal is that each child in our city will graduate with a vocation, military or college career ahead of them to become productive, independent citizens.

Our programs are focused in four primary areas: Literacy, primarily for our elementary school students, after school for our middle school students, mentoring for our high school students and STEAM focused programs and career support for all of our students. We have a three-year Strategic Plan on which we actively focus and consistently monitor for progress.

SSEF works hand-in-glove with nonprofit partners, our school administrations and hundreds of volunteers to implement our programs.

We have been in business for 10 years. During that time, the graduation rate has climbed 10%! Additionally, each of our programs are evaluated yearly.

We have built the "go-to" educational organization in our city. Now we are interested in sustainability as well as helping other communities implement our model.

External Reviews

Awards

Blue Ribbon Partner of the Year - Sandy Springs Charter Middle School 2011

Fulton County Schools and the Fulton Education Foundation

Blue Ribbon Partner of the Year - North Springs Charter High School 2011

Fulton County Schools and the Fulton County Education Foundation

Golden Leadership Award 2010

Junior Achievement

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Sandy Springs Education Force Inc

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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