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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Freedom School Partners

Promoting the long-term success of children

three stars

81.31

1030 Arosa Avenue Charlotte, NC 28203
tel: (704) 371-4922   Web Site
EIN: 56-2169158

Board Leadership
Geoffrey Mize
Chair

CEO
Glenda Bernhardt
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.31 three stars
  Financial 73.74 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Freedom School Partners promotes the long-term success of children by preventing summer learning loss through igniting a passion for reading and inspiring a love of learning. We deliver a culturally diverse curriculum that affirms our scholars with engaging literature and exposure to the broader community. We serve families and children who lack access to quality summer enrichment opportunities. We address the whole child by supporting their academic, social and emotional needs. We offer a work-force development opportunity for college students to gain professional experience, serve as positive role models and enter the teacher or social service pipeline. We collaborate with diverse community stakeholders who contribute to and benefit from the partnerships.

Freedom School Partners promotes the long-term success of children by preventing summer learning loss through igniting a passion for reading and inspiring a love of learning. We deliver a culturally diverse curriculum that affirms our scholars with engaging literature and exposure to the broader community. We serve families and children who lack access to quality summer enrichment opportunities. We address the whole child by supporting their academic, social and emotional needs. We offer a work-force development opportunity for college students to gain professional experience, serve as positive role models and enter the teacher or social service pipeline. We collaborate with diverse community stakeholders who contribute to and benefit from the partnerships.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of students enrolled
1,320
Number of teachers trained
156
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
9,397
Percent of average daily attendance for scholars at Freedom School.
86
Percent of parents surveyed reported an increase in their child’s love of reading after Freedom School ended.
87
Percent of parents surveyed reported an increase in their child’s confidence in their reading ability after participating in Freedom School.
94
Percent of Freedom School scholars who gained or maintained in their reading ability after participating in Freedom School.
85
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

73.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Freedom School Partners on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Freedom School Partners on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Freedom School Partners (NC) 81.31 three stars
Youth On Their Own (AZ) 89.11 three stars
College Track (CA) 96.15 four stars
Higher Achievement (DC) 86.38 three stars
Overtown Youth Center (FL) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,449,262
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $132,735
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,581,997
   Program Service Revenue $13,357
Total Primary Revenue $2,595,354
   Other Revenue $4,287
TOTAL REVENUE $2,599,641
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,868,376
   Administrative Expenses $230,488
   Fundraising Expenses $435,972
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,534,836
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $64,805
   
Net Assets $784,356

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
2018-12 04/01/2020 81.31 three stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 80.78 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 83.16 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.29 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 87.34 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 56-2169158
Name in IRS Master File FREEDOM SCHOOL PARTNERS INC
NTEE Code O50
NTEE Classification Youth Development Programs, Other
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable 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 April, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,500 4.04% Mary Nell Mcpherson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Freedom School Partners (NC) 81.31 three stars
HEAF (NY) 87.23 three stars
Project Success (MN) 88.31 three stars
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (NY) 99.71 four stars
Mikva Challenge (IL) 93.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Freedom School Partners
1030 Arosa Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
tel: (704) 371-4922
fax: (704) 348-9058
EIN: 56-2169158

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 37363
Charlotte, NC 28237

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Board Leadership

Geoffrey Mize
Chair

CEO

Glenda Bernhardt
CEO

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