Canary Academy Online Inc

Where Learning Takes Off!

Midlothian, VA   |  www.canaryacademyonline.org

Mission

Canary Academy Online seeks to advocate for equitable access to a quality homeschool education by providing affordable support, assistance, and tools to all families. Canary Academy Online strives to facilitate a personalized and community-driven approach to homeschool education, making the process easy, affordable, and fun for all involved. We desire to put parents back in charge of the homeschool process, providing support, but not taking control.

Ruling year info

2021

Principal Officer

Ms. Nasiyah Isra-Ul

Main address

PO BOX 4427

Midlothian, VA 23112 USA

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EIN

86-2197578

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Equity in Home Education Program (EHEP)

EHEP seeks to provide families from underrepresented and low-income populations with the tools, technology, and resources they need to homeschool their students without breaking the bank.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
Parents
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Top-Rated Nonprofit Award 2021

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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 grants and research funding awarded to the institution

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Equity in Home Education Program (EHEP)

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Estimates (we serve families and estimate the number of children served). We also have an academy and have several students enrolled. We combine both numbers.

Number of clients served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

- Advocate for education equity in all educational formats
- Promote the benefits of school choice
- Provide a voice to historically underrepresented homeschoolers
- Create innovative customizable homeschool curriculum
- Develop a methodology for home education that builds custom programs centered around the child
- Provide affordable and equitable options for homeschooling

- Community events and webinars
-Interns and volunteer recruitment
- Remote work
- Fundraisers
- Aid distribution
- Advocacy through policy and vocal representation

Diverse team, vision, purpose, homeschool community input, willing to listen, easy to scale due to virtual foundation

- EHEP pilot (2021)
- Hundreds of families assisted within less than two years
- Diverse team member recruitment
- Successful volunteer and internship programs
- Successful co-op, serving nearly 100 children and parents

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve homeschoolers from all backgrounds across the US and conduct feedback surveys often.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We had started a pilot of a virtual co-op for students in need (completely free for the families). We conducted surveys, tests, and betas to help us understand what was working and what wasn't, as well as what classes should be offered and in what format online. We made a lot of changes due to the feedback -Created a student portal -Created more science offerings live -Further aided our instructors in their teaching strategies -Created open office hours and multi-level classrooms without Zoom

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    They know we listen and are willing to make changes.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Canary Academy Online Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/7/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Khaliyah Barakhyahu

Canary Academy Online Inc.

Term: 2021 - 2024

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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/08/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/08/2022

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 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.