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Communities in Schools of Chicago

Ensuring that every public school student in Chicago graduates from high school prepared to succeed.

three stars

89.96

815 West Van Buren Street Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (312) 829-2475   Web Site
EIN: 36-3591326

Board Leadership
Greg Stoklosa
Board Chair

CEO
Jane Mentzinger
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.96 three stars
  Financial 85.81 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Communities In Schools of Chicago is a dropout prevention organization that works. Our model is backed by data and rigorous research. This year we are partnering with 135 Chicago public schools, helping more than 50,000 students succeed and stay in school. We do our work by connecting schools with needed programs and services and providing one-on-one and group counseling to specific students. Our team of 30 professionals relies on a set of organizational core values that guide our approach to working and serving students, schools and the community-at-large. We began working in Chicago in 1988, and have a rich history of serving, in total, more than 900,000 Chicago students. The mission of CIS of Chicago is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Communities In Schools of Chicago is a dropout prevention organization that works. Our model is backed by data and rigorous research. This year we are partnering with 135 Chicago public schools, helping more than 50,000 students succeed and stay in school. We do our work by connecting schools with needed programs and services and providing one-on-one and group counseling to specific students. Our team of 30 professionals relies on a set of organizational core values that guide our approach to working and serving students, schools and the community-at-large. We began working in Chicago in 1988, and have a rich history of serving, in total, more than 900,000 Chicago students. The mission of CIS of Chicago is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2016
Percent of 12th grade program participants who graduate high school
100
Percent of K-11th grade program participants promoted to the next grade
97
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Financial

three stars

85.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communities in Schools of Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communities in Schools of Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities in Schools of Chicago (IL) 89.96 three stars
LEAP (CT) 89.86 three stars
REACH Prep (CT) 87.97 three stars
AIM for Seva (PA) 94.74 four stars
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (VA) 94.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,898,321
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $187,826
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,086,147
   Program Service Revenue $125,000
Total Primary Revenue $2,211,147
   Other Revenue $-17,887
TOTAL REVENUE $2,193,260
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,743,144
   Administrative Expenses $106,286
   Fundraising Expenses $264,860
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,114,290
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $78,970
   
Net Assets $1,169,454

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 89.96 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 89.57 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2017 90.33 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2017 88.95 three 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 36-3591326
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF CHICAGO
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 September, 1988
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
$145,314 6.87% Jane Mentzinger Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities in Schools of Chicago (IL) 89.96 three stars
Project SUCCESS (MN) 86.87 three stars
Communities In Schools National Office (VA) 90.61 four stars
Communities In Schools of Houston (TX) 94.69 four stars
Let's Get Ready (NY) 91.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Communities in Schools of Chicago
815 West Van Buren Street
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (312) 829-2475
EIN: 36-3591326

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Board Leadership

Greg Stoklosa
Board Chair

CEO

Jane Mentzinger
Executive Director

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