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EIN: 26-3356271


The National Summer Learning Association works to ensure all of Americas students, regardless of background, income, or zip code, can access and benefit from a high-quality summer learning experience every year.

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Chief Executive Officer

Aaron Dworkin

Main address

1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 200

Washington, DC 20006 USA

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Subject area info

Education services

Child welfare

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth


Low-income people


NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Summer Learning Week

Held annually, National Summer Learning Week is a national advocacy and awareness celebration aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. Participants across the nation send a powerful message that summers matter and showcase how summers make a life-changing difference in the lives of young people.

Population(s) Served

National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) and partners American Camp Association (ACA) will disperse funding to 10+ camps to implement high-quality, camp-based experiences that support middle-school students' social-emotional learning and also address COVID-related learning loss.
Research will be gathered to demonstrate the positive effects of camp-school collaborations, and we will share how these partnerships can build long-term capacity for even more successful partnerships. Download our overview sheet to get involved!
Funded by a generous grant from the New York Life Foundation and the Mott Foundation, each camp will receive $25,000 toward a camp-school partnership, and matched by $25,000 in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding from schools, districts, and/or community organizations.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth

NSLA has long invested in Program Quality and Partnerships through webinars, national conferences, professional development, and tools. Leveraging our expertise, we have expanded our efforts to empower and equip more programs at all stages of development and create deeper partnerships through the creation of Professional Learning Communities (PLC).

Planned, led, and facilitated by NSLA program staff and a skilled NSLA expert Field Consultant, each PLC regularly convenes and trains youth development staff across the U.S., and hold quarterly training meetings on key topics affecting youth. NSLA's aim is to cast a wider safety net and reach more children in need across the country by empowering program providers.

Population(s) Served

National Summer Learning Association(NSLA) believes that internships are one of the highest forms of summer learning, so we recruit diverse college students for a paid public policy internship in Washington, DC.

Each intern is an alumni of an award winning summer program, and we provide them an all-expense paid, public policy summer internship. Students work on Capitol Hill, public policy organizations, and community-based organizations. They were immersed in professional development throughout this internship experience, which can lead to full-time employment opportunities! Interns received a $4,000 stipend plus $1,000 for a professional wardrobe, in addition to having their housing and transportation costs covered.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

NSLA launched a new Summer Innovation Fellowship for leaders of color which offers:

$20,000 towards implementing an in-person, virtual, or hybrid summer learning program;
A personal NSLA Coach to work with them regularly in their planning;
Access to NSLA tools, resources, and special events to support their work;
Mentoring opportunities with experienced role models and leaders in the field; and
Free registration to NSLAs annual Summer Changes Everything national conference.
We aim to support emerging leaders of color who are:

Looking to launch, modify or expand a new program serving low-income students;
Model and promote unique and innovative practices, partnerships, or policies;
Address an unmet need and offer students some combination of academic, enrichment, and physical and social-emotional; and
Interested in measuring their success and joining the NSLA.

Population(s) Served

NSLA aims to improve the lives of Americas most vulnerable students by promoting the importance of the critical summer months when achievement and opportunity gaps grow most significantly between lower and higher income students.
As part of that mission, NSLA has created the National Youth Leadership Institute (NYLI), a showcase of the best exemplars of high impact curriculum and program partners. NYLI brings together students and staff from NSLAs award winning programs around the country to Washington, DC for a week-long celebration of summer learning.
Programs are invited to nominate one rising 9th-12th grader and one staff member to attend the Institute July 10-14, 2023 in Washington, DC during Summer Learning Week.
Housing and conference will all be held at the beautiful and historic campus of The American University, providing each participant with safety and convenience. Transportation to and from DC, housing, and meals for the week will be p

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Where we work


Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.99 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of NATIONAL SUMMER LEARNING ASSOC INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$94,322 $47,852 $686,456 -$212,687 $137,981
As % of expenses -4.9% 2.6% 36.6% -11.4% 3.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$102,421 $39,464 $678,067 -$215,402 $137,530
As % of expenses -5.3% 2.1% 36.0% -11.6% 3.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,439,200 $1,818,404 $1,912,721 $3,411,712 $3,913,435
Total revenue, % change over prior year 8.5% -25.5% 5.2% 78.4% 14.7%
Program services revenue 23.4% 26.1% 18.4% 3.2% 13.2%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.0%
All other grants and contributions 76.5% 73.8% 81.5% 96.8% 79.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,908,708 $1,862,879 $1,873,781 $1,858,743 $3,569,757
Total expenses, % change over prior year -0.6% -2.4% 0.6% -0.8% 92.1%
Personnel 51.1% 51.1% 50.1% 41.8% 25.4%
Professional fees 21.3% 20.4% 25.4% 38.8% 48.8%
Occupancy 4.2% 3.9% 2.7% 1.5% 0.6%
Interest 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 1.6% 1.6% 2.1% 6.5% 1.7%
All other expenses 21.8% 23.0% 19.6% 11.4% 23.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,916,807 $1,871,267 $1,882,170 $1,861,458 $3,570,208
One month of savings $159,059 $155,240 $156,148 $154,895 $297,480
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $275,300
Fixed asset additions $9,417 $0 $0 $0 $6,302
Total full costs (estimated) $2,085,283 $2,026,507 $2,038,318 $2,016,353 $4,149,290

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.9 3.7 7.8 11.1 6.9
Months of cash and investments 3.9 3.7 7.8 11.1 6.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.9 -0.7 3.7 2.4 1.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $621,104 $577,742 $1,220,546 $1,717,194 $2,066,240
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $602,324 $568,335 $19,311 $1,178,688 $958,894
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $116,376 $115,610 $115,610 $10,641 $16,941
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 96.8% 96.8% 98.0% 100.0% 65.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 20.3% 19.4% 24.4% 14.3% 5.8%
Unrestricted net assets -$137,879 -$98,415 $579,652 $364,250 $501,780
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,146,025 $1,053,698 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,146,025 $1,053,698 $406,182 $2,170,449 $2,376,146
Total net assets $1,008,146 $955,283 $985,834 $2,534,699 $2,877,926

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Chief Executive Officer

Aaron Dworkin

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Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 12/08/2023
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Board chair

Jim Quinn

Reggie Love

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Lacrecia Cade

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Matthew Boulay

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Dan Anglin

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Luke Bayer

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Ericka Miller

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Stephanie Ruiz

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Lindsey Schmidt

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Malbert Smith, III


Rachel Thornton

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Stephan Turnipseed

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/8/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

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