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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Classroom, Inc.

Engaging students. Supporting teachers.

three stars

83.73

123 William Street Suite 1201
New York, NY 10038
tel: (800) 258-0640   Web Site
EIN: 13-3666846

Board Leadership
Lewis W. Bernard
Chair

CEO
Christina Oliver
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.73 three stars
  Financial 78.44 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Classroom, Inc.'s innovative curriculum engages students with the greatest needs and helps them develop academic skills essential for success in school and the workplace. Since 1991, our programs have been in over 700 sites in 15 states, and we have served over 600,000 students. Classroom, Inc.'s content-rich instructional programs turn classrooms into learning environments that motivate students through innovative teaching methods and materials based on the idea that young people learn better when they are compelled by their work. We develop computer software simulations that place students in virtual workplaces, create print curriculum materials corresponding to each simulation, and provide a comprehensive professional development program that helps teachers to effectively integrate our curriculum into their classroom instruction.

Classroom, Inc.'s innovative curriculum engages students with the greatest needs and helps them develop academic skills essential for success in school and the workplace. Since 1991, our programs have been in over 700 sites in 15 states, and we have served over 600,000 students. Classroom, Inc.'s content-rich instructional programs turn classrooms into learning environments that motivate students through innovative teaching methods and materials based on the idea that young people learn better when they are compelled by their work. We develop computer software simulations that place students in virtual workplaces, create print curriculum materials corresponding to each simulation, and provide a comprehensive professional development program that helps teachers to effectively integrate our curriculum into their classroom instruction.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
The average number of words read of grade-level, rigorous nonfiction text within the Read to Lead program?
34,000
Percentage of students who report increased ability to read and use contextual information to solve problems and make better decisions.
90
Percentage of students who report an improved ability to work through learning challenges and problems.
84
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

78.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
70.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.48
  Program Expenses Growth -4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Classroom, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Classroom, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Classroom, Inc. (NY) 83.73 three stars
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (DC) 86.15 three stars
Junior Achievement of New York (NY) 88.09 three stars
Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 96.46 four stars
David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education (NY) 92.27 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,863,714
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,863,714
   Program Service Revenue $64,800
Total Primary Revenue $4,928,514
   Other Revenue $6,561
TOTAL REVENUE $4,935,075
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,024,843
   Administrative Expenses $517,959
   Fundraising Expenses $680,593
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,223,395
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $711,680
   
Net Assets $6,794,522

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
Support to Schools $1,759,203 58.2%
Curriculum Development $970,173 32.1%
Research and Assessment $295,467 9.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 83.73 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 84.43 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.65 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 90.62 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 86.12 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 86.31 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.53 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 83.58 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 83.66 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 89.32 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.33 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 12/22/2010 68.78 one star
2009-06 05/01/2010 77.85 two stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 85.12 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 83.52 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 76.93 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 73.48 two stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 69.32 one star
2003-06 05/01/2004 87.67 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 95.66 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 13-3666846
Name in IRS Master File CLASSROOM INC
NTEE Code B60
NTEE Classification Adult, Continuing Education
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(149) Other instruction and training
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 August, 1992
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$272,121 6.44% Lisa Holton Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Classroom, Inc. (NY) 83.73 three stars
Playworks (CA) 85.37 three stars
Junior Achievement of New York (NY) 88.09 three stars
Junior Achievement of Georgia (GA) 98.18 four stars
National Archery in the Schools Program (WI) 87.97 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Classroom, Inc.
123 William Street
Suite 1201
New York, NY 10038
tel: (800) 258-0640
fax: (212) 481-7178
EIN: 13-3666846

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Board Leadership

Lewis W. Bernard
Chair

CEO

Christina Oliver
President

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