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MakeSmartCool, Inc.

"Being Smart is the Coolest thing you can be"

District Heigts, MD   |  www.makesmart.cool

Mission

MakeSmartCool, Inc empowers our Youth, Parents, Teachers and Community to be visionaries and advocates of effective educational methods and learning experiences. MakeSmartCool's mission is to revolutionize how young people think about education, in addition to showing them ways to avoid dangerous pitfalls that a lack of education may cause.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Anthony Tilghman

Main address

6614 Atwood Street Ste 3

District Heigts, MD 20747 USA

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EIN

81-4812615

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our most difficult challenge is funding our programs while keeping them free-of-charge to participants. MakeSmartCool, Inc. provides free services to low-income students because we believe equal access to quality education is a human right. However, as our services expand to meet the needs of our students, our monetary needs also expand. Creating new streams of income through grants and expanding our current donor base will allow us to continue to serve Washington D.C. and Maryland’s most vulnerable students.

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?

Stem In Schools

● Road to Literacy Program: Students age six to 17 meet once a week at one of our partner sites across Washington, D.C and Maryland to engage in mentorship, community reading sessions, and team building activities. Through Road to Literacy, students are introduced to various forms of literature, expanding their vocabulary and enhancing their reading skills. Team building activities improve students’ communication skills and creates greater self-awareness in recognizing their strengths and weaknesses in a group setting.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

It is well documented that low-income students are among the least likely to pursue higher education. According to the most recent data available from the National Center for Education Statistics, the immediate college (2- or 4-year) enrollment rate for students from high-income families is still significantly higher than the rates for middle- and low-income families.

To combat this disparity, MakeSmartCool, Inc. primarily focuses on improving literacy, providing long-lasting mentorship, and assisting with educational funding. By focusing on these three areas, students who participate in our programs are provided with resources that make them competitive applicants when applying to a higher education institution just as their high-income counterparts.

Financials

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Operations

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

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MakeSmartCool, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/25/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Krystal Oriadha

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/18/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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