Education : Education Policy and Reform

Houston A+ Challenge

Strengthening educators, connecting education stakeholders

three stars

88.20

2700 Southwest Freeway Suite B
Houston, TX 77098
tel: (832) 519-9590   Web Site
EIN: 76-0513493

Board Leadership
Ed Wolff
Chair

CEO
Tom Monaghan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.20 three stars
  Financial 83.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The Houston A+ Challenge is to promote an academically rich and purposeful education for more of our children and to demonstrate how such an education could become possible for all our children. We do this by investing in people, through initiatives that coach teachers and school leaders to acquire the skills they need to help students of diverse backgrounds succeed academically, professionally and socially. Houston A+ has supported public school improvement in the Houston area since 1997. Houston A+ Challenge initiatives are guided by three imperatives: we promote personalization of classrooms and working communities; we facilitate networks and relationships, so that parents, educators, communities and the business sector can work in collaboration to improve schools; and we focus on teaching and learning, by training educators to assess diverse learning styles and select effective teaching strategies to reach each student.

The mission of The Houston A+ Challenge is to promote an academically rich and purposeful education for more of our children and to demonstrate how such an education could become possible for all our children. We do this by investing in people, through initiatives that coach teachers and school leaders to acquire the skills they need to help students of diverse backgrounds succeed academically, professionally and socially. Houston A+ has supported public school improvement in the Houston area since 1997. Houston A+ Challenge initiatives are guided by three imperatives: we promote personalization of classrooms and working communities; we facilitate networks and relationships, so that parents, educators, communities and the business sector can work in collaboration to improve schools; and we focus on teaching and learning, by training educators to assess diverse learning styles and select effective teaching strategies to reach each student.

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Financial

three stars

83.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth -22.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston A+ Challenge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston A+ Challenge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $594,159
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $594,159
   Program Service Revenue $921,446
Total Primary Revenue $1,515,605
   Other Revenue $14,730
TOTAL REVENUE $1,530,335
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,403,415
   Administrative Expenses $302,446
   Fundraising Expenses $48,114
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,753,975
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-223,640
   
Net Assets $2,462,006

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,016 8.89% Scott Van Beck Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$176,996 10.09% Thomas Monaghan Director of School Performance

Mission

The mission of The Houston A+ Challenge is to promote an academically rich and purposeful education for more of our children and to demonstrate how such an education could become possible for all our children. We do this by investing in people, through initiatives that coach teachers and school leaders to acquire the skills they need to help students of diverse backgrounds succeed academically, professionally and socially. Houston A+ has supported public school improvement in the Houston area since 1997. Houston A+ Challenge initiatives are guided by three imperatives: we promote personalization of classrooms and working communities; we facilitate networks and relationships, so that parents, educators, communities and the business sector can work in collaboration to improve schools; and we focus on teaching and learning, by training educators to assess diverse learning styles and select effective teaching strategies to reach each student.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston A+ Challenge (TX) 88.20 three stars
EdChoice (IN) 92.71 four stars
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (IL) 85.00 three stars
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 86.08 three stars
Center for Inspired Teaching (DC) 90.58 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Houston A+ Challenge
2700 Southwest Freeway
Suite B
Houston, TX 77098
tel: (832) 519-9590
fax: (281) 840-5616
EIN: 76-0513493

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Board Leadership

Ed Wolff
Chair

CEO

Tom Monaghan
Executive Director