Remember how daunting 6th grade was?
Remember what it was like to leave grade school for the shockingly adult life of 6th grade? You had to be alert, diligent, hard-working. You had to keep track, keep up and keep going through the highs and lows.
Research conﬁrms that what happens to students in middle school can determine whether they ﬁnish high school, attend college, and live productive and rewarding lives. Show us a sixth grader on the ﬁrst day of school and we see hope outshining trepidation. Show us a sixth grader on the last day of school who failed math, English or racked up serious absences or behavior infractions, and we’ll show you a student who has less than a 50-50 chance of ﬁnishing high school.
Building on our ongoing national demonstration of ExpandED Schools (which add time, community stafﬁng and resources to the traditional school day in New York, Baltimore and New Orleans), this year we launched one of the nation’s largest efforts to re-engineer the outdated school day by focusing on this critical turning point.
As the operating partner in Middle School ExTRA, a public-private initiative involving Harvard EdLabs, Robin Hood and the New York City Department of Education, we add two-and-a-half hours of learning time for tutoring, arts, sports and other opportunities to the traditional school day for 2,100 students in 20 public New York City middle schools.
19,000 Proud Readers
Students who struggle with reading comprehension get an hour a day of small group tutoring led by trained, mostly retired, professionals. The intensive tutoring approach shows great promise for closing achievement gaps and helping all students read proﬁciently by high school. If results are as expected, New York could lay the groundwork for nationwide school improvement and see a ten-to-one return on investment in the form of higher graduation rates, lifelong earnings and reduced costs to society for participating students.
Perhaps you’re thinking: isn’t middle school the black hole of education? On the contrary.IT’S ACTUALLY SOCIETY’S BEST CHANCE, POST-INFANCY, TO DEVELOP A PERSON’S LIFELONG CRITICAL THINKING CAPABILITIES
22,000 Young Scientists
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Under the terms of the grant, TASC is spending down the unrestricted funds from its founding challenge grant from the Open Society Foundations. Copies of the complete audited ﬁnancial statements from which this information was excerpted are available upon request or here.
Thanks to your generosity in supporting our work from July, 2012 through June, 2013, this year TASC expanded learning opportunities and made lasting change in the lives of more than 90,000 kids in kindergarten through high school.
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Our board of directors
Soledad O’Brien, Chair
Chief Executive Ofﬁcer, Starﬁsh Media Group
Diana Taylor, Vice Chair
Managing Director, Wolfensohn & Co
Pedro A. Noguera, Secretary
Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, NYU
Paulo Pena, Treasurer
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Latin America, Wyndham Hotel Group
Lucy N. Friedman, President
TASC (The After-School Corporation)
Founding Director, New American Leaders Project
Vice President & Branch Manager of the U.S. licensed ofﬁces of Royal Bank of Canada
President, Bard College
Business Development, Twitter
Mimi Clarke Corcoran
President & CEO, ANDRUS
Jay L. Kriegel
Senior Advisor, Related Companies
Stanley S. Litow
President, IBM Foundation
Executive Director for International Development, MasterCard
President, Sanguine Gas Development LLC
Frederica P. Perera
Director, Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health
William L. Presutti
Division Manager & Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments
Jennifer J. Raab
President, Hunter College
Founding Chair, Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations
Christopher D. Swope
Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Innovation, Live Nation Entertainment
Thanks to the hard work of our partners in schools, community organizations, government, foundations and nonproﬁt organizations, TASC-supported schools are outpacing schools citywide in their rate of progess. Students are improving their attendance, achievement and healthy habits of mind. Students, teachers and parents rank schools highly for their safety, engagement, communication and high expectations. All this is made possible by the generosity of our donors.
Help us provide more students with life-changing opportunities. You may donate through our website at www.expandedschools.org/donate, or by mailing a check to:
TASC (The After-School Corporation)
TASC is a nonproﬁt organization dedicated to expanding the school day to give disadvantaged students more opportunities to discover and develop their talents; more support to overcome the challenges of poverty; and more time to achieve at the high levels essential for success in the global workplace. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact President Lucy N. Friedman at (646) 943-8700.
Pictured: Students at Highbridge Green School, a Bronx ExpandED School in partnership with WHEDco
Photography by: Bruce Gilbert