ILM (Institute of Learning and Mentorship)

Educating Underprivileged Children

aka ILM (Institute of Learning and Mentorship)   |   Gaithersburg, MD   |  www.ilmforall.org

Mission

To provide High-quality Education to the economically disadvantaged children.

Ruling year info

2017

Director

Bilal Baqai

Main address

21 S Summit Ave. # 33

Gaithersburg, MD 20884 USA

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EIN

82-0905134

NTEE code info

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every 1 in two children in Pakistan ever sees the face of a school in their lifetime. Every one of the two children that attend a school, drops out before the school ends. The ILM is high-quality education to the economically disadvantaged children of Pakistan.

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?

Self-sustaining STEM Focused Elementary Schools

Seeking to expand reach and students served through creation of STEM focused self-sustaining school(s) utilizing an innovative Activity-Based Learning (ABL) approach.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

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 students showing improvement in test scores

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Self-sustaining STEM Focused Elementary Schools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Growing constantly!

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

ILM’s mission is to establish self-sufficient full time schools throughout Pakistan that provides a High Quality, STEM Focused Education to the economically disadvantaged children.

High Standard Education
We believe a High Quality Education comes with a minds-on curriculum. ILM has designed a high standard curriculum, with the assistance of a diverse group of educators, researchers, and professionals from Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland who provide advisory and academic support to enrich ILM’s programs.

STEM Focused Curriculum
The coursework heavily emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to best lay the foundation of personal and professional success for children. ILM offers courses such as Robotics, Mathematical Arts and Computer Programming that allow these our students to be competitive in a global marketplace.

Character Building Integrated in the Curriculum
The aim is to develop conscious and responsible citizens who will in turn give back to and improve their communities as they grow.

Meaningful Family Engagement
ILM strongly believes in parents-teachers partnership. Meaningful Family Engagement programs have been established to involve parents, educate them about their child’s educational emerging needs and taught the strategies to act on. a Parents Teacher Association has been formed by ILM.

Appropriate Class size
Having fewer students in a classroom and more staff facilitates high-quality interactions between teachers and children. At ILM, a class size of 25 with a student-to-staff ratio of 25:2 is the largest acceptable, as defined by various professional standards.

Feedback Looped in the System
ILM believes that a quality rating and improvement system establishes quality standards and supports continuous improvement efforts. Students and parents feedback systems designed to specify quality, provide a basis for program accountability, and support program improvement.

1) Our experienced and highly qualified young leadership team.

2) Our highly trained faculty teach the children based on each child’s age and stage of development. Our teaching staff help each child meet goals that are just right for that child. The teaching staff is trained to help child in defining the goals valuing and including each child’s family, language, and culture

2) ILM’s teaching staff provide an on-going support to the students throughout their career by providing coaching and mentoring. Researches have proven that teachers support towards students improve student retention rate.

Accomplishments
- Established multiple schools.
- Provided 400,000 hours of educational services during 2021, to the needy children.
- Given out 1600 free books and note-books to the children in need, during 2021.
- Planted 150 trees in different areas of Karachi.
- Given out 10,000 lb of groceries to the ones in need, during 2022 Ramadan.

Financials

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ILM (Institute of Learning and Mentorship)

Board of directors
as of 05/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bilal Baqai

Institute of Learning and Mentorship

Term: 2017 - 2027

Taha Syed

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Muhammad Malik

CAPCO

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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/17/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Disability

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