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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Reading Partners

Helping children become lifelong readers

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Impact Information is available from our partner, GuideStar

three stars

84.56

180 Grand Avenue Suite 800
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 444-9800   Web Site
EIN: 77-0568469

Board Leadership
Dan Carroll
Board Chair

CEO
Karine Apollon
Chief Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.56 three stars
  Financial 78.54 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1999, the mission of Reading Partners is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. Reading Partners is dedicated to transforming struggling young readers into confident readers who are excited about learning. We do this by focusing on children from low-income communities; giving one-on-one instruction at the student's reading level; recruiting and training community volunteers to work with children; partnering with high-need elementary schools to offer free services on the school campus; and providing a way for volunteers to give a small amount of their time to make a huge difference in a child's life.

Founded in 1999, the mission of Reading Partners is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. Reading Partners is dedicated to transforming struggling young readers into confident readers who are excited about learning. We do this by focusing on children from low-income communities; giving one-on-one instruction at the student's reading level; recruiting and training community volunteers to work with children; partnering with high-need elementary schools to offer free services on the school campus; and providing a way for volunteers to give a small amount of their time to make a huge difference in a child's life.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of Reading Partners students served
11,257
Number of regions served
14
Number of volunteers engaged:
11,422
Number of school partnerships
225
Percent of all Reading Partners’ students will meet or exceed their primary, individualized end-of-year literacy growth goal:
83
Percent of all kindergarteners through second-graders who will master grade-appropriate foundational literacy skills, putting them on track to read at or above grade level by third grade:
90
Percent of all third- and fourth-grade students who will demonstrate growth in reading scores compared to a national group of peers in the same grade:
71
Percent of students who will show improvement in general academic behaviors, such as class participation and regular homework completion, as reported by teacher surveys:
78
Percent of volunteer tutors who will report satisfaction with their experience, as measured by volunteer survey:
95
Percent of teachers who will identify Reading Partners as a valuable asset to their school, as measured by surveys:
98
Percent of principals who will report improved school-wide reading progress, as measured by surveys:
90
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

78.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 22.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Reading Partners on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Reading Partners on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reading Partners (CA) 84.56 three stars
Better Basics (AL) 91.36 four stars
Read Alliance (NY) 86.82 three stars
Book Trust (CO) 89.78 three stars
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (FL) 93.64 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,605,132
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $238,134
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,758,622
Total Contributions $24,601,888
   Program Service Revenue $4,550,822
Total Primary Revenue $29,152,710
   Other Revenue $131,339
TOTAL REVENUE $29,284,049
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,814,641
   Administrative Expenses $2,411,090
   Fundraising Expenses $2,733,939
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,959,670
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $324,379
   
Net Assets $5,418,416

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Literacy Intervention Program $23,814,641 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 84.56 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 84.18 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 82.60 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 89.16 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.35 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.82 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 93.03 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 91.49 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 88.47 three stars
2011-07 07/01/2012 94.37 four stars
2010-07 11/01/2011 95.84 four stars
2009-07 09/20/2011 92.70 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 06/01/2011 90.48 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 77-0568469
Name in IRS Master File READING PARTNERS
NTEE Code B92
NTEE Classification Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Karine Apollon CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$431,864 1.49% Michael Lombardo Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reading Partners (CA) 84.56 three stars
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (TX) 89.50 three stars
SMART (OR) 87.37 three stars
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County (FL) 91.91 four stars
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 86.23 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Reading Partners
180 Grand Avenue
Suite 800
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 444-9800
EIN: 77-0568469

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Board Leadership

Dan Carroll
Board Chair

CEO

Karine Apollon
Chief Executive Director

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