W Oscar Neuhaus Memorial Foundation dba Neuhaus Education Center

Teaching. Reading. Reaching.

aka Neuhaus Education Center   |   Bellaire, TX   |  www.neuhaus.org

Mission

Neuhaus Education Center is a non-profit dedicated to promoting reading success for all, including those who face reading challenges such as dyslexia. We provide evidence-based professional learning to educators, resources and support to parents, and direct services to adult learners.

Ruling year info

1980

President &CEO

Dr. Tracy Weeden

Main address

4433 Bissonnet

Bellaire, TX 77401 USA

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EIN

74-2128239

NTEE code info

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

One in five individuals experience difficulty in learning how to read. Only 10% of U.S. teachers receive appropriate training to teach reading to students at risk for reading failure.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Professional Learning for Educators

Neuhaus Education Center offers professional learning classes to parents and teachers of basic literacy skills of reading, spelling, and writing. Classes, which introduce scientifically- based curricula and methods of explicit literacy instruction, are available to preschool providers, elementary regular education teachers, elementary and secondary special education teachers, dyslexia therapists, and adult literacy providers.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Adults

Parents and professionals receive information about reading instruction, dyslexia, and advocacy through personal consultations, a parent seminar series, monthly information presentations, dyslexia simulations, a college panel, and our free lending library.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Non-adult children

Reading and spelling adult basic education classes, for high school students, adults (including college students and professionals), and English as a second language adults learners.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of teachers trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Work status and occupations

Related Program

Professional Learning for Educators

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of adults who received literacy services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adult Literacy Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Programs and Resources for Educators and Education Leaders
Based on research and what our expert staff have learned through decades of experience, we believe that knowledgeable and skilled teachers are the #1 way to prevent and address reading problems in children. Accordingly, Neuhaus has devoted the past three decades to researching and developing comprehensive literacy solutions to promote reading success. We help educators and education leaders acquire the knowledge and skills they need to teach all students to read. Examples of our major programs for educators include the following: Professional Learning, Coaching, District Engagements, and Professional Learning Communities.


Programs and Resources for Parents and Guardians
Since the very beginning, parents whose children were struggling to learn to read have turned to Neuhaus for information and guidance, and our Family Support Office has expanded over time to meet their needs. We provide a variety of resources on our website for parents, including an FAQ document on dyslexia and learning differences, suggested readings, and links to supplemental information. We also offer parent seminars, panel discussions, and information sessions on an ongoing basis, where our experts provide in-depth information and strategies that parents can use to help their children become successful readers. Last but not least, our Family Support Coordinators respond to calls and emails for information from parents and caregivers.

Programs and Resources for Adult Learners
Adult learners who are struggling with reading and literacy also turn to Neuhaus for help. In fact, we are the only program in Houston that uses certified academic language therapists to teach adult literacy classes. Learners – who include non-readers as well as college graduates, and who range in age from 18 to 80 – attend classes two nights per week throughout the school year. In addition, our Neuhaus Academy offers web-based reading lessons for adolescent and adult learners, teaching enrollees clues for reading unfamiliar words and understanding word meanings.

Neuhaus is led by President and CEO Tracy Weeden, who joined the organization in July 2015. Previously, she served as Executive Director of Academic Planning for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Intervention Services Group and, before that, as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Houston ISD. Dr. Weeden leads a highly skilled and dedicated staff of 80 full-time and part-time employees, including reading and dyslexia specialists with master's and doctoral degrees.

Neuhaus is a accredited by The International Dyslexia Association. It is an affiliate of the Academic Language Therapy Association. Also, it is a Choice Partner of the Harris County Department of Education.

The Neuhaus Board of Trustees is deeply dedicated to the organization's mission and success. The organization also benefits from the experience, talents, and commitment of our Advisory Board and Alumni Council.

For over 40 years, Neuhaus Education Center has provided hope and expertise to children and adults who struggle to read . We are based in Houston, but serve teachers, private schools and public-school districts across the country.

We have:
• taught over 90,000 educators how to teach reading using the Orton-Gillingham approach specifically designed to help struggling readers by explicitly teaching the connections between letters and sounds;
• provide information and support to thousands of parents and guardians who have a child struggling to read; and
• we have taught more than 1,000 adults how to read using Certified Academic Language Therapists – the only institution in Houston which does so.

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 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 and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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W Oscar Neuhaus Memorial Foundation dba Neuhaus Education Center

Board of directors
as of 2/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Edward Neuhaus

RBC

Term: 2020 - 2022

Ben Andrews

Robert P. Palmquist

Scott Butler

Suzanne Harter

Joe Heller

Jenny Johnson

Margaret Young

Edward Neuhaus

Amos Benning

Medora Boone

Edward Crain, Jr.

Loretta Cross

George Edwards, Jr.

Suzanne McCarthy

William Neuhaus

Amy Thompson

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/12/2021

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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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.