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Teachers Teammates

Havertown, PA   |  http://www.TeachersTeammates.org

Mission

Our mission is to ensure all K-12 teachers and students in Delaware County, PA have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. We want to demonstrate our encouragement, support and gratitude for the work of our teachers.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder/Board President

Ms. Raelyn Kay Harman

Main address

1413 Fairview Ave

Havertown, PA 19083 USA

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EIN

85-0921520

NTEE code info

Unknown (Z99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We at Teachers' Teammates believe it is unacceptable that far too often teachers need to reach into their own pocket to meet the needs of their students in under-resourced schools and communities. Having adequate school supplies has a positive impact on the quality of students' education. There is a surplus of usable new and gently used goods in the community at-large that are suitable to be re-purposed for use in a classroom. Many usable goods that are no longer needed by the original owner are added to the waste stream. Donating them to be re-purposed by students and teachers reduces waste and is responsible stewardship of resources.

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?

Online Free Store for Teachers in Delaware County, PA

Teachers' Teammates collects surplus and donated materials from the community, businesses and organizations that are suitable for use by teachers and students (located in Delaware County, PA) in a classroom and make them available via an online free store and via en masse distributions.

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Where we work

Awards

Community Organization of the Year 2022

The Community's Foundation

2023 Community Champion 2023

Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union

Affiliations & memberships

FMFCU Community Champion 2023

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

TT goal is to ensure that every student and teacher have the supplies they need to be successful in school. We want to divert resources that are otherwise wasted to help meet this need.

Teachers' Teammates establishes and builds partnerships with businesses, organizations and individuals to collect and re-distribute surplus goods. We are active members of the Delaware County and Main Line Chambers of Commerce which has been extremely helpful in informing the business community of the option to donate vs. discard products they no longer need. We contact businesses that are moving or reducing their office footprint, have discontinued or out of season products. Some of the entities that we've partnered with are: local libraries, professional organizers, a business clean-out company, universities, schools, retired teachers, PSEA, senior citizen groups and scouts.

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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Teachers Teammates

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Raelyn Harman

Adriene Irving

Delaware County Intermediate Unit

Sharon Parker

Wallingford-Swarthmore Superintendent (ret.)

Nancy Gilhool

William Penn SD Teacher, eading Specialist (ret.)

Cherriel Gentles, Esq.

Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley

Karen Wong

Mercury Public Affairs

Joseph Teodoro

Total Fulfillment Services, LLC

Jamie Kovatch

Prospect Park Elementary School

Robert Simpson

Brinker & Simpson & Co., LLC

Raelyn Kay Harman

Teachers' Teammates

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/7/2023

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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

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Gender identity

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/20/2023

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Policies and processes
  • 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.