Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Citizen Schools

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

three stars

82.58

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

Board Leadership
Eric Schwarz
Chair

CEO
Emily McCann
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.58 three stars
  Financial 76.38 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of mentors recruited
646
Net promoter score
94
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

76.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth -20.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,776,807
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $268,454
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,526,120
Total Contributions $14,571,381
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,571,381
   Other Revenue $15,831
TOTAL REVENUE $14,587,212
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,460,368
   Administrative Expenses $1,716,534
   Fundraising Expenses $1,636,090
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,812,992
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,225,780
   
Net Assets $4,644,219

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$240,385 1.52% Emily McCann CEO

Mission

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.

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Citizen Schools (MA) 82.58 three 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

Eric Schwarz
Chair

CEO

Emily McCann
CEO