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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Citizen Schools

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

three stars

86.85

308 Congress Street 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
tel: (617) 695-2300   Web Site
EIN: 04-3259160

Board Leadership
Lawrence H. Summers
Chair

CEO
Emily McCann
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.85 three stars
  Financial 81.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

three stars

81.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth -5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.1%
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) 86.85 three stars
Communities In Schools of Nevada (NV) 96.50 four stars
AIM for Seva (PA) 95.47 four stars
Denver Kids, Inc. (CO) 86.69 three stars
Monarch School Project (CA) 90.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,915,197
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,227,413
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,723,751
Total Contributions $20,866,361
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $20,866,361
   Other Revenue $-137,019
TOTAL REVENUE $20,729,342
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,376,558
   Administrative Expenses $2,520,770
   Fundraising Expenses $1,991,475
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,888,803
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,159,461
   
Net Assets $8,172,540

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 $9,806,096 45.9%
Field Development $5,789,069 27.1%
State Services $4,076,342 19.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$206,553 0.79% Emily McCann Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$271,890 1.05% Steven Rothstein Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizen Schools (MA) 86.85 three stars
New Jersey SEEDS (NJ) 94.13 four stars
REACH Prep (CT) 87.97 three stars
The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation (CO) 92.38 four stars
Youth On Their Own (AZ) 89.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Citizen Schools
308 Congress Street
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
tel: (617) 695-2300
EIN: 04-3259160

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Board Leadership

Lawrence H. Summers
Chair

CEO

Emily McCann
CEO

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