Springboard was founded in Philadelphia in 2012. Having launched with a 40-student pilot, Springboard served 946 Philly students and families at 13 programming sites last summer. Springboard Afterschool supported 75 students at 2 sites during the 2016-17 academic year. This summer, Springboard plans to run programming at 16+ schools serving 1,400+ kids; training 2,000+ parents; coaching 100+ teachers; and grooming 16+ rising school leaders. During the 2017-18 academic year, we intend to triple the reach of Springboard Afterschool, giving a double dose of support to struggling readers.
Springboard’s partnerships in Philadelphia include long-term relationships with the school district, charters, and Catholic schools.
All of us at Springboard are proud to partake in the city’s rich tradition of innovation; Philadelphia is Springboard’s ‘test kitchen’ where we often pilot new offerings before rolling them out nationally.
The DePaul Catholic School
The DePaul Catholic School is a K-8 parochial school located in Northwest Philadelphia. It is “an innovative urban elementary school dedicated to carrying out the legacy of St. Vincent DePaul by empowering students to be life long learners, leaders and servants who build the kingdom of God.” 97% of students are black. DePaul has been a Springboard Summer site since 2014 through a partnership with Independence Mission Schools, a system of former Archdiocesan schools that provides high quality, low cost values-based education to some of Philadelphia’s students most in need. DePaul was also one of 4 schools to host Springboard Schoolyear in 2015.
Holy Cross Catholic School
Holy Cross is a K-8 parochial school located in Mount Airy. Holy Cross School is a faith-centered Catholic community offering an excellent academic program which is rooted in Gospel values. Students are empowered to do their best to learn and to apply their knowledge, religious values, and God given talents to meet the challenges of a morally complex 21st century. Holy Cross is a small community of 231 students of which 94% are black. Springboard welcomes Holy Cross as a new summer programming site in 2017 through a partnership with Independence Mission Schools, a network of 15 schools.
Independence Charter School
Independence Charter School (ICS) is a community-based K-8 public charter school of academic excellence, centrally located in Philadelphia and serving a diverse community of learners. ICS provides an intellectually stimulating curriculum with a global focus designed to develop independent and thoughtful global citizens. They emphasize second language acquisition and integrate arts, ideas, and histories from around the world. 47% of students are black, 23% are white, 17% are Hispanic, and 5% are Asian. Springboard has partnered with ICS since 2015.
People for People Charter School
The underlying purpose of the People for People Charter School is to equip students with a challenging educational experience in which the fundamentals of entrepreneurship are a primary focus. Economic, community, and career education are being integrated into all subject areas in each grade. Students will acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and interests through a highly innovative program. 95% of students are black, and 78% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Springboard has partnered with People for People since 2015.
Saint Malachy Catholic School
Saint Malachy Catholic Elementary School has been located in North Philadelphia since 1861. As a Catholic elementary school, they empower our students to do their best to learn, and to apply their knowledge, values, and God-given talents to meet the challenges of a morally complex 21st century. They are dedicated to providing a family-oriented environment that encourages academic excellence. 98% of students are black. Springboard welcomed Saint Malachy as a program site in 2015 through a partnership with Independence Mission Schools. Saint Malachy was also one of 4 schools to host Springboard Afterschool in 2015.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
St. Thomas Aquinas is committed to supporting students as 21st Century Learners and Citizens in preparation for future success in high school, college, and life. The school aims for all students to read at or above grade level, perform at or above grade level in math, and skillfully apply all acquired knowledge in life situations. Each student will actively contribute to an environment of respect, cultural awareness, and civic engagement. 44% of students are black, 35% are Asian, and 15% are Hispanic. Springboard welcomed St. Thomas Aquinas as a program site in 2015 through a partnership with Independence Mission Schools.
Independent Charter School West
Independence Charter School West (ICSW) is a dual-language school where students learn both English and Spanish. They pride themselves on catering to a highly diverse student population of K-8 students. They provide high-quality learning experiences that promote academic excellence, global responsibility, and second-language acquisition for all students. Springboard has partnered with Independence Charter School since 2015 and was excited to bring their sister school on board through Afterschool programming in 2017.
School District of Philadelphia
The School District of Philadelphia is Springboard’s longest standing partnership, nationally. We began managing summer programming at four district schools in 2013, supporting communities that had been affected by closures. This year, we hope to run summer programming at 10 district schools serving 1,000+ students and coaching 66+ teachers. We also aim to offer year-round support to these school communities through Springboard Afterschool.
Springboard expanded to Oakland in 2015, in partnership with Oakland Unified School District and Education For Change and with anchor funding from the GreenLight Fund, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and the Rogers Family Foundation. Since then, Springboard Summer has quadrupled in size while replicating the same outstanding outcomes.
This year, we introduced Springboard Afterschool, which is accelerating reading progress for 134 kids at 3 sites. In Summer 2017, Springboard plans to run programming at 11+,schools serving 1,000+ kids; training 1,200+ parents; coaching 80+ teachers; and supporting 11+ school leaders. Next year, we intend to grow the reach of Springboard Afterschool, giving an additional boost to struggling readers.
Springboard’s partnerships in Oakland include long-term relationships with the school district and charter partners. Springboard is also actively participating the mayor’s Oakland Promise initiative, working toward systemic impact across the city.
Achieve Academy is a K-5 school located in the Fruitvale neighborhood. It is part of the Education for Change network of public charter schools. “Achieve implements rigorous, research based curriculum across grade levels that highlights flexible thinking and problem solving using multiple strategies.” The school has a strong commitment to student character development and parent engagement. It is a hub for community services including parent education and a bilingual medical clinic. Achieve was among Springboard’s founding school partners in Oakland in 2015.
Cox Academy in East Oakland is part of the Education for Change public charter school network. This K-5 school is “committed to creating student leaders who are stewards of the greater community.” Cox provides “rigorous instruction in the core content areas while fostering critical thinking, problem solving and application of learning to prepare students for success in higher education.” Additionally, Cox creates a network of support for each of its families to maximize student achievement. Cox was among Springboard’s founding school partners in Oakland in 2015.
Allendale Elementary School
Allendale is an Oakland Unified School District Elementary in the Allendale Park neighborhood. Allendale’s mission is “to establish a community and an environment of learning, trust, and respect.” Allendale values teacher family partnerships “to support high achievement and whole-child learning.” 475 Pre K – 5th grade students attend the school. 80% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch, and 42% are English language learners. Allendale was among Springboard’s founding school partners in Oakland in 2015.
Acorn Woodland Elementary School
Acorn Woodland Elementary School serves 290 K-5 students in Oakland’s Elmhurst neighborhood. Acorn’s campus supports ongoing community engagement. AWE teachers visit the homes of each student in their class to set goals and establish family partnerships. 89% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch and 63% are English Language Leaners. Acorn Woodland was among Springboard’s founding school partners in Oakland in 2015.
Hoover Elementary School
Hoover Elementary, located in the Hoover-Foster neighborhood, “develops the character of students and prepares them to meet or exceed proficiency in a full range of academic knowledge, skills, and technology in order to be responsible and productive citizens in the ever-changing multicultural world.” They promote this by actively pursuing STEM and creating a unique academic/home connection to fuel the students’ love of learning. Hoover first partnered with Springboard in 2016. Hoover was also part of Springboard’s inaugural cohort of Afterschool sites in Oakland during the 2016-17 academic year.
Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale is one of Oakland Unified School District’s 86 elementary schools. They serve K-5th grade students. 45.7% of their students are English Language Learners (ELL). Their student population is 40% Hispanic, 33% Black, and 15% Asian. Springboard welcomes Fruitvale as a new summer programming site in 2017 through a partnership with OUSD.
Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy
Fred T. Korematsu is a PreK-5 public school in the Oakland School Unified School District dedicated to achieving excellence and equity through education for all of their students. They utilized technology in the classroom along with their blended learning model. Korematsu is 75% Hispanic. Korematsu first partnered with Springboard in 2016-17 as part of Oakland’s inaugural cohort of Afterschool sites.
Reach Academy is located in Iveywood, Oakland on a “‘green’ campus featuring a modern computer lab, 5,000-book library, environmentally-friendly building, and rooftop garden.” The school develops its students into caring people who become accountable, capable citizens. Their mission emphasizes never-ending learning and becoming leaders in the community, environment, and each person’s life.
Brookfield Elementary School
Brookfield Elementary School is a PK-5 Oakland Community school that focuses on supporting students’ continued academic success while maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning. The school offers many supports that include programming to serve English Language Learners as well as Special Education students; mental health services; and expanded learning opportunities. Brookfield began its partnership with Springboard in 2016.
Emerson Elementary School
Emerson strives to create a positive learning environment that will meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of their students. They believe that while children learn in different ways, all children are capable of excellence. By bringing together rigorous academics; art, music and poetry; athletics and games; and gardens and nutrition; they seek to engage the whole child and reach every kind of learner. Emerson is 53% Black and 20% Hispanic. Springboard welcomes Emerson as a new summer programming site in 2017 through a partnership with OUSD.
ASCEND Elementary is a school serving 430 from grades K-8 whose mission includes closing the achievement gap in Oakland. The school fosters relationships between teachers, parents, students, and their community to engage positive change for young people.
Charles P. Howard Elementary School
Charles P. Howard Elementary School is part of the Oakland Unified School District serving the Eastmont community for grades K-5.
Lazear Charter Academy
Lazear Charter Academy is a TK-8 school in the Fruitvale neighborhood. Lazear is EFCPS’ first Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics (STEAM) school. Lazear is an Education for Change School. Their mission is to provide a superior public education to Oakland’s most underserved children by creating a system of public schools that relentlessly focuses on students’ academic achievement. Lazear first partnered with Springboard in 2016.
Parker Elementary has served the Oakland community for over 85 years, having opened its’ doors to educate primary aged children in the early 1920’s. Parker has implemented a “state of the art” Math enrichment program, restructured their Open Court reading procedures with additional qualified staff to meet the needs of a diverse student population, and modified their approach to school conduct and discipline. The school population is 65% Black and 27% Hispanic. Springboard welcomes Partker as a new summer programming site in 2017 through a partnership with OUSD.
Springboard expanded to Washington D.C. in 2016, in partnership with D.C. Public Schools and with anchor funding from a coalition led by the CityBridge Foundation and the Flamboyan Foundation.
Springboard’s launch supported 638 K-2 students from across the city at DCPS’s summer programming hubs. Students replaced what is typically a 3-month regression with a 3.5-month reading gain, which is among Springboard’s best ever outcomes!
In Summer 2017, Springboard plans to run programming at 13+ schools serving 1,500+ kids; training 1,700+ parents; coaching 100+ teachers; and supporting 13+ school leaders. After our successful launch last summer, DCPS asked Springboard to serve 50% more students and expand into all 8 of their summer school hub sites. Springboard has also welcomed new charter partnerships, including Two Rivers and Friendship. We are thrilled to nearly triple the number of DC kids and families Springboard will support! We are also grateful for the unique platform our nation’s capital offers to spread Springboard’s message about family engagement.
Abram Simon Elementary School
Abram Simon Elementary School has created a learning environment that educates the whole child. Core academic subjects are supported and enhanced through the arts and technology. Their mission is to —in concert with students, families, the broader community, and the support of management and operations— prepare all students to be responsible citizens and afford them the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to make decisions that lead to meaningful and productive lives. The school population is 98% Black and 2% Hispanic. Springboard welcomes Simon as a new summer programming site in 2017 through a partnership with DCPS.
Alfred Kiger Savoy Elementary
Alfred Kiger Savoy Elementary is a PK3–5 Arts Education Institution centered around the idea of becoming a beacon to the world by creating an exciting environment where young people are peerless in their academic achievements and fearless in their artistic accomplishments. They believe that it is their purpose and responsibility to affirm cultural self-awareness that allows each student to envision and fulfill his or her destiny. 99% of students are Black. Springboard welcomes Savoy as a new summer programming site in 2017 through a partnership with DCPS.
Daniel A. Payne Elementary
The vision of Daniel A. Payne Elementary School is to create a learning environment that cultivates young minds through high quality instruction. Students will meet high academic standards designed to develop skills, knowledge and core values necessary to be productive members in a dynamic global society. The school population is 82% Black and 9% White. Springboard welcomes Payne as a new summer programming site in 2017 through a partnership with DCPS.
John Carroll Nalle Elementary
Nalle Elementary’s vision is to develop academically talented scholars with a heart to serve the local and global community. The Kennedy Center and the Washington Performing Arts Society provide students with artist in residency experiences, in school performances and field trips to plays and musical performances. They have a strong emphasis on blended learning. The school population is 93% Black and 6% Hispanic. Springboard welcomes Nalle as a new summer programming site in 2017 through a partnership with DCPS.
Drew Elementary School
Drew Elementary School prepares students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and lifelong learners – ready for college, career and citizenship. They ensure their curriculum enables students to be successful in the 21st century. They focus on developing students’ character. They promote partnerships with parents, which also support students’ academic achievement and social emotional growth. The school population is 99% black. Springboard welcomes Drew as a new summer programming site in 2017 through a partnership with DCPS.
Brightwood Education Campus
Brightwood Education Campus strives to foster an environment that builds a pathway to college and career readiness by inspiring scholars to become lifelong learners, creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, compassionate human beings, and responsible citizens. They are fully committed to working with each scholar, each family, and the greater Brightwood community to insure that all of our scholars reach their full potential. 72% of students are Hispanic and 26% are Black. Springboard welcomes Brightwood as a new summer programming site in 2017 through a partnership with DCPS.
Barnard Elementary School
Barnard’s motto is Only The Best Is Good Enough. High expectations for all students resulting in academic excellence are central to Barnard’s philosophy. Barnard also hosts the Flagship Autism Program for DCPS, and students from all over the city are enrolled in this program. 49% of students are Hispanic and 48% of students are Black. Springboard welcomes Barnard as a new summer programming site in 2017 through a partnership with DCPS.
Friendship Public Charter School
The mission of Friendship Public Charter School is to provide a world-class education that motivates students to achieve high academic standards, enjoy learning, and develop as ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens who contribute actively to their communities. Friendship Public Charter School operates 11 public charter school campuses housed on seven sites in the District of Columbia. Friendship partnered with Springboard in 2017.
Friendship Southeast Academy
Friendship Southeast Academy is an elementary school serving students in PreK3 – 5th grade. Friendship opened the new Southeast Elementary Academy in August 2005 on the site of a former charter school. Friendship Southeast Elementary Academy sets students on the path to academic excellence. Through high-quality academic instruction in a learning community, students benefit from innovative, research-based classroom instruction, 21st-century technology, and an exceptional team of caring educators. Southeast is participating in the 2017 launch of Springboard’s partnership with Friendship Charter Schools.
Friendship Woodridge is the first International Baccalaureate elementary charter school in Washington D.C., serving students in PreK3 – 5th grade. Woodridge provides scholars with educational experiences for their futures to prepare as global citizens. Woodridge offers students opportunities to explore world cultures while building foundational skills to attend and complete college and beyond while building foundational skills for lifelong learning. Woodridge is participating in the 2017 launch of Springboard’s partnership with Friendship Charter Schools.
Friendship Armstrong Academy
Friendship Armstrong Academy is an elementary school serving students in PreK3 – 5th grade. Friendship Armstrong offers the Reggio Inspired Center, a child-centered approach to teaching and learning. Their students benefit from innovative, research-based classroom instruction, 21st-century technology, attractive school facilities, and an exceptional team of caring teachers, administrators, and staff. Armstrong is participating in the 2017 launch of Springboard’s partnership with Friendship Charter Schools.
Two Rivers Public Charter School
Two Rivers’ mission is to nurture a diverse group of students to become lifelong, active participants in their own education, develop a sense of self and community, and become responsible and compassionate members of society. At Two Rivers, students, staff, and families are passionate about learning. Springboard is launching a partnership with Two Rivers for summer programming in 2017.
Wheatley Education Campus
Housed in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, Wheatley Education Campus is a school with caring teachers and staff who believe that every child can succeed inside and out of the classroom. They believe that the mental health and wellbeing of their students is essential. At Wheatley, the key to success is the quality of their teachers and dedicated staff who work incredibly hard to ensure that every child is successful and growing both academically and socially. Students are 93% Black and 4% Hispanic. Springboard welcomes Wheatley as a new summer programming site in 2017 through a partnership with DCPS.
Springboard is launching in New York City in Summer 2017. Our founding school partners include Public Prep, PAVE, and Global Community Charter School. We are thrilled to serve 400+ students; train 500+ parents; coach 27+ teachers; and support 4+ school leaders across Central Harlem, the Lower East Side, and Brooklyn. We are also eager to cultivate district partnerships, which are a cornerstone of Springboard’s presence in every city.
In the 2017-18 academic year, we hope to launch Springboard Afterschool in order to offer a double dose of support to the readers that need it most. New York—Brooklyn specifically—is home to the East Coast Executive Director.
Global Community Charter School
Located in Central Harlem, Global Community Charter School (GCCS) serves the community by providing students in grades K through 5 with an education that is rigorous, inquiry-based, and that teaches students and their families to work successfully together across differences in language, culture, economic background, age, and nationality. GCCS prepares students for admission to a challenging secondary education and to exhibit the courage and conviction to make a difference. 63% of their students are Hispanic, 32% are Black, and 3% are white. GCCS is part of the founding cohort of schools in Springboard’s 2017 New York launch.
PAVE Schools prepare Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade students to thrive in competitive high schools and four-year colleges. PAVE provides its students with a rigorous academic program and a community built on the school’s core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance and Excellent Character (PAVE). PAVE’s student population reflects the demographics of their communities, with approximately 85% low-income and 97% minority students across both geographies. Pave is part of the founding cohort of schools in Springboard’s 2017 New York launch.
Public Prep develops high-quality Universal Pre-Kindergarten and single-sex elementary and middle public schools that pursue excellence through continuous learning and evidence-based instruction. Their model is designed to empower each student to build strong character, demonstrate critical thinking, possess a core body of knowledge and be on a predictive path to earn a degree from a four-year university. Their schools are located in Manhattan and the Bronx. Public Prep is part of the founding cohort of schools in Springboard’s 2017 New York launch.
Springboard is launching in San Francisco in Summer 2017 through a partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District. We are thrilled to serve 120 students; train 150+ parents; and coach 8 teachers as part of a single-site pilot in the Bayview neighborhood.
Though this is a small launch for Springboard, we are thrilled about the potential to soon make large-scale impact across the city. This hits close to home… literally. San Francisco is home to Springboard’s CEO as well as the Bay Area Executive Director.
Along with Oakland and San Jose, San Francisco offers Springboard an essential platform for making an impact across the Bay Area.
San Francisco Unified School District
Springboard is launching in San Jose in Summer 2017 through a partnership with Alum Rock Unified Elementary School District with anchor funding from The Peery and Shortino Foundations. We are thrilled to serve 300+ students; train 400+ parents; coach 21+ teachers; and support 3+ school leaders in the district.
Having expanded to Oakland two years ago and subsequently hired a regional leadership team, the San Jose partnership realizes Springboard’s ambition to make impact across the Bay Area. We are eager to deliver best-in-class outcomes, cultivate relationships, and poise Springboard to support school networks throughout the South Bay.