Parentis Foundation

Guiding the Next Generation of Readers

aka Parentis Foundation   |   LAGUNA HILLS, CA   |  www.parentisfoundation.org

Mission

Parentis Foundation seeks to address a major contributor to poverty -- the inability of children to read proficiently by the end of third grade. Through an intergenerational approach, we provide both older adults (age 50+) and children with the opportunity to enrich their lives, build self-confidence, and share a sense of purpose through literacy.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Mrs Janice L. Frechette

Main address

24012 CALLE DE LA PLATA #400

LAGUNA HILLS, CA 92653 USA

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Formerly known as

Parentis Health Foundation

EIN

81-1188544

NTEE code info

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Through an inter-generational approach, Parentis Foundation is helping to provide both older adults and children with opportunities to enrich their lives through literacy. Literacy is the key to academic success and can be a path out of poverty. Childhood illiteracy is a predictor of adult poverty: If a child is not reading proficiently by the fourth grade, they are four times more likely not to graduate high school. Thanks to the commitment of our Experience Corps volunteers, these students will have the opportunity to improve their reading skills, while also benefiting from their tutor’s patience, wisdom, and mentorship. It’s a win-win for both generations.

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?

Parentis Foundation Experience Corps OC

Experience Corps connects students with caring adult volunteers age 50 and older who provide an essential combination of training, life experience and commitment.  The program helps children read at grade level so that they have the opportunity to succees in school and in life.   Experience Corps Orange County (ECOC) is a WINNING COMBINATION: It's a win for the children, a win for volunteers, and a win for Orange County.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

AARP Foundation Experience Corps 2017

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 students showing improvement in test scores

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

Children and youth, Multiracial people

Related Program

Parentis Foundation Experience Corps OC

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

(2020)Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parentis adapted the ECOC Intergenerational Literacy Intervention Program for virtual tutoring. 100% of services were provided online.

Number of hours of training

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

Seniors, Young adults

Related Program

Parentis Foundation Experience Corps OC

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Older Adults (50+) provide direct tutoring/mentoring services to at-risk youth in underserved communities.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, Seniors, At-risk youth, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

By pairing kindergarten through third-grade children with highly trained volunteer tutors, we will improve the literacy skills of children at risk of not reading fluently by fourth grade, while providing meaningful opportunities for older adults who serve as literacy tutor/mentors in after-school youth organizations throughout Orange County.

Our impact on children
Literacy intervention focuses on fluency proficiency, accuracy and improving reading comprehension. Children and volunteers build a close, trusting relationship that helps improve the children's reading skills, and also builds essential social and emotional skills.
In yearly surveys, teachers report their students' show significant gains in reading skills increased confidence, better attendance, and fewer disciplinary problems.

Our impact on volunteers
Volunteer tutors age 50+ benefit from training and ongoing support that strengthens their natural mentoring abilities builds their confidence and fosters a sense of purpose that helps ensure their success as tutors – and the success of the children as readers.
Older adults who volunteer in the Experience Corps OC program for a significant number of hours each week reap important physical health, brain health, and community engagement outcomes as a result of their participation.

Our impact on the community
We are providing the essential support to ensure that children can read by the end of third grade and become productive members of society.
Nationally, over 2000 Experience Corps volunteers in 26 cities work in schools and after-school organizations in under-served districts that need support in helping students achieve mandated reading requirements.
WE ARE COMBATING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY!

AARP Foundation Experience Corps OC volunteers – people age 50 and older – help children in kindergarten through third grade learn to read. We provide peer support, mentoring, coaching and ongoing training to help you be successful. Our tutors receive a minimum of 25 hours of pre, and continuing training to support reading tutoring skills, social-emotional learning techniques, and behavior management.

Nationally, AARP Foundation Experience Corps has been shown to improve the literacy rates of children, enrich the lives of older adult volunteers and strengthen schools in communities. In a single school year, students in K-3 rd grade who worked one-to-one with Experience Corps tutors achieved more than 60 percent greater gains in critical literacy skills than their peers who were not served by the program. Nearly 2,000 volunteers work in schools in under-served districts that need support in helping students achieve mandated reading requirements. Experience Corps operates in 22 program sites in select cities across the country.

Since the launch in October 2017, Experience Corps Orange County has recruited and trained more than 100 volunteers ages 50 and older. These dedicated volunteer tutors have provided over 15,000 hours of one to one literacy support to over 300 struggling readers at participating Orange County Boys & Girls Clubs, charter schools, and Title 1 supported elementary schools.

Experience Corps Orange County is school year literacy support program. Tutors become impactful mentors to their students during their reading sessions throughout the school year.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Parentis Foundation

Board of directors
as of 7/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Tarek El Nabli

Parentis Health

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. John Lamirande

Bio Rad

Term: 2019 - 2022

Tarek El Nabli

Parentis Health CEO/Founder, Board President

Arda Kardjian

Parentis Health / Founding Board member

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/13/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data