OUR IMPACT

Dear friends:


The past year marked the culmination of a five year strategic plan, one that radically changed the ways we approach our work. Over that time, we changed our program structure and roles to do a better job of supporting students and teachers, and to help mentors understand the impact they make. We worked hard to ensure that our programs fight the opportunity and achievement gaps, and that we are sending our mentors and resources to the schools that are often overlooked.

 

We’re proud to say that in School Year 2018-2019, we saw promising results from that work. Our total mentoring matches grew by 10%. In the neighborhoods we specifically identified a need for our programs — Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan — we saw 29% growth since 2017-2018. Matches in those key neighborhoods now make up almost a third of our reach!

This growth is worth celebrating, because according to the Action for Boston Children report, “~80% of students in downtown Boston and Charlestown attend high-quality schools, compared with only ~5% of students in Mattapan,” emphasizing the need for resources like Boston Partners in key neighborhoods of the city. 

So where do we go from here? For 2019-2020 we’ve kicked off a new strategic plan, one that focuses on building on these successes while still innovating and moving us toward the future. The new plan has a strong focus on how we tell our story better, so that we can reach more potential mentors and teachers in order to meet the need in our city for more engaged, caring citizens to work with our youth. We're anticipating that this year will be filled with some exciting changes that we can't wait to share with you. Stay tuned!

Thank you for your continued support — we could not do this work without you!

Erin M. McGrath

Executive Director, Boston Partners in Education

 

MENTORING TO CLOSE THE OPPORTUNITY GAP.

Each year, the Boston Public Schools (BPS) surveys their students. In the most recent survey, over 4,000 BPS students reported that they never felt like they had an adult — outside of their teacher — to talk with about school or the problems they might be having. These students have already identified their challenge — they want another adult in their lives to talk to. This is what makes Boston Partners’ work so vital. Our programs are designed to provide any student in need of extra attention with the support of a caring mentor.

 

We know all BPS students may not have the same access to resources —  according to a recent Education Equality Index, Boston’s achievement gap between students from low ­income families and their more advantaged peers is larger than nearly 70% of the nation’s 100 largest cities. Reports like these emphasize the need for resources like Boston Partners in key neighborhoods of the city. We were proud to have made significant strides in connecting many of these students with mentor support — particularly in our focus neighborhoods of need — in the 2018-19 school year.

 
 
 
 

MEET KATHY WELD

Since 2015, Kathy Weld has been a fixture in David Russell’s classroom at the McKinley South End Academy, one of four

McKinley Schools within the Boston Public Schools that provides special education for students in kindergarten through grade 12. For over three years, Kathy has been mentoring two or more days a week for three or more hours each day!

 

MYRIAM HERNANDEZ

If you think you recognize Myriam Hernandez, you’re not alone. Myriam is known for having a “familiar face,” especially to students at the Rafael Hernández School in Roxbury, where she’s been a mentor for the last three years. It’s a phenomenon she can’t explain, but one she credits for her success developing relationships with the students.

HOW RICHELYS OVERCAME HER CLASSROOM FEARS

Richelys was struggling with participation in class when she was matched with Andrew, her mentor. They soon developed a system — Richelys would check in with Andrew before raising her hand. These small mentor moments would grow to be significant. Richelys’ participation increased and her understanding of the material followed. Not only did she overcome her fear of speaking in class, Richelys continued to improve at school — she earned straight A’s in all of her classes this quarter and made honor roll for the first time. 

DAVID & RONNIE

It wasn’t long ago that David Brown was a student in the music program at the Boston Arts Academy in Dorchester. Several years after graduating, David returned to his former school to become a mentor to Ronnie. David would discover that he and Ronnie shared a lot more than an alma mater — he would bond with his "mini-me" over fashion, humor and, of course, music. 

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With Thanks To:

$1—$499 donors
2018 Rodman Ride for Kids donors
2019 Boston Marathon®

donors
2019 peer-to-peer fundraiser participants

*Indicates loyal donors

 
 

ASSETS

 

CURRENT ASSETS 

Cash and cash equivalents  

Promises to give, current portion 

     

          Total Current Assets 

       

NONCURRENT ASSETS 

Promises to give, net of current portion 

  

     

FIXED ASSETS 

Equipment         

Less: accumulated depreciation

        

          Net Fixed Assets  

      

INTANGIBLE ASSETS 

Web site       

Less: accumulated amortization      

 

          Net Intangible Assets 

        

          Total Assets

 

 

$435,211

$146,079

$581,290


 

$150,000


 

$58,785

($31,942)

$26,843

$88,330

$(70,664)

 

$17,666 

 

$775,79
 

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

    

CURRENT LIABILITIES AND TOTAL LIABILITIES 

Accounts payable 

         

NET ASSETS 

Without donor restrictions        

With donor restrictions   

   

          Total Net Assets        

          Total Liabilities and Net Assets  

$4,217


 

$520,692

$250,890

 

$771,582

$775,799

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

 

SUPPORT AND REVENUE 

Grants and contributions 

In-kind operating support    

Program fees    

Gala

Less: cost of direct benefits to donors  

Contributions and net revenue from gala

Other income

Interest

 

Total Support and Revenue 

 

EXPENSES 

 

Program services:    

Accelerate

Aim High

The Big Cheese Reads

Motivate

Power Lunch

 

Total Program Services

 

Supporting services: 

Management and general     

Gala 

General fundraising

 

Total Supporting Services 

Total Expenses

 

Other changes in net assets: 

Write off of obsolete fundraising inventory

 

Change in Net Assets

 

Net Assets, Beginning of Year

Net Assets End of Year

$339,052
$17,464
$42,000
$717,045
($163,344)
$553,701
$2,063
$431

$1,141,321

 


 

 

$210,215
$207,696
$89,506
$92,535
$100,488

 

$700,440


 

$128,103
$70,161
$229,627

$427,891
$1,128,331


 

$162,500

 

($149,510)

 

$670,202
$520,692

W/O DONOR

RESTRICTIONS

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

 

SUPPORT AND REVENUE 

Grants and contributions 

In-kind operating support    

Program fees    

Gala

Less: cost of direct benefits to donors  

Contributions and net revenue from gala

Other income

Interest

 

Total Support and Revenue 

 

EXPENSES 

 

Program services:    

Accelerate

Aim High

The Big Cheese Reads

Motivate

Power Lunch

 

Total Program Services

 

Supporting services: 

Management and general     

Gala 

General fundraising

 

Total Supporting Services 

Total Expenses

 

Other changes in net assets: 

Write off of obsolete fundraising inventory

 

Change in Net Assets

 

Net Assets, Beginning of Year

Net Assets End of Year

$150,000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

($36,610)




 

-

-

-

-

-

 

-


 

-

-

-

 

-

-


 

-

 

($36,610)

 

$287,500

$250,890

WITH DONOR

RESTRICTIONS

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

 

SUPPORT AND REVENUE 

Grants and contributions 

In-kind operating support    

Program fees    

Gala

Less: cost of direct benefits to donors  

Contributions and net revenue from gala

Other income

Interest

 

Total Support and Revenue 

 

EXPENSES 

 

Program services:    

Accelerate

Aim High

The Big Cheese Reads

Motivate

Power Lunch

 

Total Program Services

 

Supporting services: 

Management and general     

Gala 

General fundraising

 

Total Supporting Services 

Total Expenses

 

Other changes in net assets: 

Write off of obsolete fundraising inventory

 

Change in Net Assets

 

Net Assets, Beginning of Year

Net Assets End of Year

$489,052

$17,464

$42,000

$717,045

($163,344)

$553,701

$2,063

$431

 

$1,104,711




 

$210,215

$207,696

$89,506

$92,535

$100,488

 

$700,440


 

$128,103

$70,161

$229,627

 

$427,891

$1,128,331


 

$162,500

 

($186,120)

 

$957,702

$771,582

TOTAL

CONTACT

Boston Partners in Education

192 South Street, Suite 600

Boston, MA 02111

Tel: 617.451.6145

bostonpartners.org

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