Educational Institutions

CALCULATED GENIUS INC

A Nonprofit whose sole purpose is to educate and ENLIGHTEN

Chicago, IL

Mission

Calculated Genius is dedicated to helping underrepresented youth explore and connect to engineering, in an effort to inspire and support a brighter future.

Ruling Year

2016

President

Ms. Kimberly Moore

Associate Director

Danielle Mullen

Main Address

180 N Wabash Ave Ste 602

Chicago, IL 60601 USA

Keywords

Education

EIN

81-2696675

 Number

5569104620

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The problem we aim to address is the disparity of available information on STEM-related careers to otherwise underrepresented groups in the Chicago area.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

KDM Scholarship Program

Calculated Genius Summer Scholars

Calculated Genius Direct Giving

Secondary Donations

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Calculated Genius Summer Scholars

Context notes

We had over 70 applicants for this year's Summer Scholars program!

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Calculated Genius' goals are to provide an educational space for the youth of Chicago. We would ideally like to have a positive effect on their STEM related journey by giving them an idea of how to create a career from their interests. We would also like to help them along that journey by providing financial assistance and mentoring.

Our organizational strategies are building upon community connections. By working directly with schools, we are able to create unique relationships with the city and it's youth. Ideally, we'd like to bridge the gap between STEM education and minority participation.

Our organization's capabilities for meeting our goals stem from our network. Our team not only has a wealth of nonprofit knowledge, but also has a vast network of people willing to donate money, time, and efforts to any project that we introduce.

We will know if we are making progress by measuring student interest in our programming. We hope that it is informative as well as fun, and are willing to tweak applicable knowledge if it means providing students with a better education and more attainable goals.

So far, we have been unsuccessful in implementing donation strategies that have an immediate effect on the schools we'd like to donate to. We would like to continue working with teachers to create the best use of donation funds possible.

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Financials

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes