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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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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Crayons to Calculators

We work all year to provide opportunities for BVSD students, but an important first step is ensuring every student starts the school year with the supplies they need for a strong and successful academic year.

Our annual school supply distribution, Crayons to Calculators BVSD, provides age-appropriate school supplies, headphones, and a new backpack to over 5,000 students facing financial hardship in the Boulder Valley School District.

Population(s) Served

Young people today are experiencing a mental health crisis unlike anything weve seen before. And its why Impact on Education is committed to establishing and expanding access to mental health support for Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) students during the school day.

Impact on Education funding supports six high school Wellness Centers in BVSD. Locations include Boulder High, Centaurus High, Fairview High, Monarch High, Nederland Middle-Senior and New Vista High.

Impact on Education funding created four Mental Health Advocate (MHA) positions in BVSD after the Marshall Fire. MHAs provide students with access to individual and small group sessions and help address student concerns and mental health needs.

Its also important for parents and caretakers to be offered opportunities to learn how to support their childrens mental health. Impact on Education supports school-based educational events for BVSD parents at the six Wellness Center high schools.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

The Academic Opportunity Fund provides educators and schools with the resources they need to bridge opportunity gaps and create a level playing field for all students. We prioritize grants that expand access to resources, opportunities, and support for students from marginalized and underserved communities.
In 2023 this program awarded over $130,000 across 117 grants.

Population(s) Served

Through after-school workshops Impact on Education provides high school students with training and resources to empower them for success after graduation. Student participants explore their interests and opportunities they may not have considered or been exposed to, that are available for them to pursue in high school and beyond.

The 2023-24 Career Readiness Academy is serving 75 10th grade students at Boulder High, Broomfield High and Centaurus High.

Population(s) Served

Access to early learning, including reading and math, is not equitably available to all children who will enroll in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD). That's why we provide funding for summer programming that boosts classroom readiness for incoming Kindergarten students.

Impact on Education partners with the Boulder Valley School District to offer Kinder Bridge as part of BVSD Summer Summit. Our funding provides access to early learning to over 170 incoming Kindergarten students, including free transportation to and from school, and nutritious meals.

BVSD schools are well-positioned to provide young children and their families with high quality early learning experiences.

Population(s) Served

Were committed to making a difference in the lives of BVSD students, helping them to overcome financial hurdles and pursue their dreams. These scholarships not only honor the legacy of their namesakes but also the potential of every student within our District. Our suite of scholarships supports students across a range of disciplines and educational pathways

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

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

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.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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IMPACT ON EDUCATION

Board of directors
as of 03/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Ziegert

Sunrise Strategic Partners

Term: 2024 - 2019

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/4/2023

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/04/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.