IMPACT ON EDUCATION

Foundation for Boulder Valley Schools

aka Impact on Education   |   Louisville, CO   |  www.impactoneducation.org

Mission

Impact on Education supports students in Boulder Valley public schools with supplemental funding and resources in order to address critical needs and opportunity gaps. Impact on Education believes in an equitable future for public education across Boulder Valley School District. We strive to equalize opportunity and bolster academic success among all students regardless of socioeconomic status, race, gender, or class. Through this work, we hope to increase awareness of underserved populations, galvanize community engagement, and create lasting change for the students in our community.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Ms. Allison Billings

Main address

721 Front Street Suite A

Louisville, CO 80027 USA

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Formerly known as

Foundation for Boulder Valley Schools

EIN

84-0943046

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Since our inception in 1983, Impact on Education has strived to stay at the forefront of new technology and educational advancements. We work closely with corporate donors and community stakeholders to provide teachers high-quality professional development opportunities and students access to a wealth of science, technology, mathematics, literacy, history, social/emotional and other types of educational tools and materials from K-12. Impact on Education is committed to creating opportunities for success, providing access to high quality K-12 education and college readiness for at-risk and underserved youth. For this reason, we invest approximately 80% of our program funds to support students in need, primarily the nearly 6,500 “at-risk” students in BVSD who are from low-income homes. Our programming offers a multifaceted approach to reducing the achievement gap between students across the Boulder Valley School District.

Our programs

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

Crayons to Calculators

Crayons to Calculators provides school supplies to students and families in need so that every child can begin school prepared and ready to learn and to succeed. This past year, we stuffed and distributed over 11,000 backpacks to students across BVSD and SVVSD, partnering with Sister Carmen, I Have a Dream Foundation, and, our signature sponsor, Western Disposal.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

The CIG program focuses on instructional & learning innovation which enhances student learning in the classroom. Innovation pertains to instructional content, procedure/delivery, and outcome and fulfills a void or unique need to be addressed with or without technology use. CIG’s are available to educators and staff within Pre-K, elementary, middle, charter, and high schools in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), and along with individual grants, we offer collaborative grants! This competitive grant program funds the most innovative, educational and developmental activities created by BVSD teachers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Impact Awards process involves each school nominating an Impactful member of its community, an individual who, through unfaltering and purposeful effort, shows an ongoing commitment to professional and personal growth and has powerful, often life-changing, effects on students and/or the rest of the school community. Winners include teachers, support staff, paraeducators, cafeteria staff, and custodial staff who received both an individual plaque and a monetary award of $250. To add to the celebratory atmosphere at the spring recognition event, each winner brought along a cheering section in the audience to represent each school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Opportunity Fund distributes funds to schools based on the number of students registered for Free and Reduced Price Lunch—an indicator of family poverty—and the number of schools choosing to participate. Last year, about 1 in 5 local students (19% of total student population) in Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) were registered for the federal meal assistance program.

The intent of the Opportunity Fund is to decrease the economic barriers that too-often prevent low-income students from reaching their full educational potential. Increased, equitable access to medical, academic, extracurricular and student activities is proven to improve student motivation and success in school. Eyeglasses, annual physicals, tutoring, bus passes, class fees, graphing calculators, class planners, field trips, music instrument rentals, and graduation caps and gowns are examples of expenses that this program supports.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Our Cornerstone Programs include Crayons to Calculators, Impact Awards, Opportunity Fund, and Classroom Innovation Grants.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Seeking to combat the common “summer slide” that causes low-income students in particular to experience losses in literacy during the summer break, Impact on Education initiated Summer Shuffle as a summer literacy program in 2013 for elementary school children. Each summer, the program brings certified bilingual teachers to Boulder Valley public housing sites to work closely with needy students. In 2017, we expanded the program to include younger siblings, to build a strong preschool foundation for reading and inquiry. We quickly realized that the program was even more popular among this age group. While district programming served the needs of older children, low-income preschoolers lacked options during the summer months. We were able to respond to this community need by adapting the program to center on preschoolers.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Impact on Education seeks to nurture our vibrant community's support for public education so as to ensure that our students have access to unique and meaningful opportunities for learning and growth and achieve their full potential.

Impact on Education engages with our community so it values our public schools and prioritizes the needs of the Boulder Valley School District. We seek to communicate to our community the importance and impact of high-quality public education; the tremendous needs in public education funding; and the many successes in our school district so that we can harness support for adequately funded public education.

Impact on Education works to give BVSD students access to opportunities and resources that enhance their learning and build their engagement. We seek to minimize barriers to academic success so that families have access to needed materials and can support their students’ success.

Impact on Education works closely with corporate donors and community stakeholders to provide educators high-quality professional development opportunities and students access to a wealth of educational tools.

Impact on Education is committed to creating opportunities for success, providing access to high-quality K-12 education for underserved youth. We are very intentional in our approach, knowing that across Colorado, economic and racial disparities translate into differences in academic success, dropout rates, on-time graduation rates, etc. Impact on Education focuses the majority of our resources on programs to help address inequities and improve learning and engagement for students confronted by economic, ethnic, linguistic and similar barriers to success.

Impact on Education possesses the following organizational capabilities to meet our goals:

1) Vision and Mission: We possess a strong vision and mission for the future, and staff are engaged with and focused on this vision in their day-to-day roles.

2) Governance: Our organizational leadership and our board work collaboratively to govern, fundraise, and reach goals. Our board includes a cross-section of educators and business leaders from the community.

3) Planning: Since assuming leadership in spring 2018, our Executive Director has met with key stakeholders from the school district and the community as well with our board to ensure that Impact on Education's strategic planning is on track to meet our goals.

4) Culture and Values: Impact on Education continues to nurture a positive work culture that promotes cultural competency, diversity and equity so reflective of our organizational values and beliefs.

During the 2019-20 academic year, Impact on Education:

• distributed $75,000 in Opportunity Funds across BVSD.
• partnered to provide school supplies and new backpacks to 11,000 youth in K-12 across two school districts.
• brought certified bilingual teachers to three housing projects in Boulder Valley, ensuring that preschoolers are better prepared for kindergarten.
• welcomed several new foundations and program partners.

Financials

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IMPACT ON EDUCATION

Board of directors
as of 3/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Carlos Pancheco

Premier Members Credit Union

Term: 2019 - 2022

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/02/2020

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