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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Citizen Schools

Expanding the learning day for low-income children across the country

two stars

78.61

One Beacon Street Second Floor, Suite 2200
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 695-2300   Web Site
EIN: 04-3259160

Board Leadership
Michael Keating
Chair

CEO
Emily McCann
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.61 two stars
  Financial 70.84 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1995, Citizen Schools operates a growing national network of after-school education programs for students in the middle grades (6th, 7th and 8th). Our programs complement classroom learning by engaging students in hands-on learning projects led by adult volunteers after school and supported by a staff of professional educators. Through the demonstration of our powerful impact and partnerships with out-of-school advocates, we are at the forefront of a movement to transform the learning day and improve the educational trajectories of young people across the country. Today Citizen Schools operates in middle schools in seven states, serving 4,400 kids and engaging 3,200 volunteers.

Founded in 1995, Citizen Schools operates a growing national network of after-school education programs for students in the middle grades (6th, 7th and 8th). Our programs complement classroom learning by engaging students in hands-on learning projects led by adult volunteers after school and supported by a staff of professional educators. Through the demonstration of our powerful impact and partnerships with out-of-school advocates, we are at the forefront of a movement to transform the learning day and improve the educational trajectories of young people across the country. Today Citizen Schools operates in middle schools in seven states, serving 4,400 kids and engaging 3,200 volunteers.

Financial

two stars

70.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth -25.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Citizen Schools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Citizen Schools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizen Schools (MA) 78.61 two stars
Optimist International Foundation (MO) 90.60 four stars
Philadelphia Futures (PA) 93.50 four stars
Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation (FL) 88.74 three stars
CollegeBound Foundation (MD) 92.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,132,027
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $347,495
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,794,921
Total Contributions $10,274,443
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,274,443
   Other Revenue $-14,421
TOTAL REVENUE $10,260,022
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,813,410
   Administrative Expenses $1,406,319
   Fundraising Expenses $1,293,026
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,512,755
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,252,733
   
Net Assets $3,178,629

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
Campus Operations $3,273,103 37.1%
Field Development $2,635,927 29.9%
State Services $1,932,213 21.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 78.61 two stars
2018-06 02/01/2020 82.58 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 85.00 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 86.85 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 89.55 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.76 four stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.26 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 89.76 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 94.26 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 94.21 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 94.19 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.94 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 85.98 three stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 95.81 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 95.79 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 95.76 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 94.80 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 95.67 four stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 95.75 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 04-3259160
Name in IRS Master File CITIZEN SCHOOLS INC
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(149) Other instruction and training
(349) Other youth organization or 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, 1995
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
$225,792 1.96% Emily Mccann CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$150,076 1.30% Wendy Haines Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizen Schools (MA) 78.61 two stars
Philadelphia Futures (PA) 93.50 four stars
LEAP (CT) 86.23 three stars
AIM for Seva (PA) 90.98 four stars
iMentor (NY) 90.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Citizen Schools
One Beacon Street
Second Floor, Suite 2200
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 695-2300
EIN: 04-3259160

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Board Leadership

Michael Keating
Chair

CEO

Emily McCann
CEO

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