2013 Annual Report

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in New York, Baltimore and New Orleans), this year we launched one of the nation’s largest efforts to re-engineer the outdated school day by focusing on this critical turning point.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

We spread our book love by training community educators to make literacy exciting.

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.


22,000 Young Scientists

We seeded innovation by training community educators to engage kids in hands-on science.


  • $   4,458,800

    Net assets from prior years

  • $ 13,283,134

    2013 Revenue and Support

  • $ 17,741,934


  • $ 15,702,596


  • $ 10,642,426

    Net assets year-end

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.

Our investors

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.

  • New York City Council
  • New York State Education Department
  • New York State Office of National and Community Service
  • Open Society Foundations
  • The Pinkerton Foundation
  • Robin Hood Foundation
  • The Wallace Foundation*^
$100,000 - $999,999
  • Booth Ferris Foundation*
  • Carson Family Charitable Trust
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation*^
  • Corporation for National and Community Service^
  • Ford Foundation
  • The JPB Foundation^
  • New York City Department of Education
  • New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
  • New York Life Foundation
  • Noyce Foundation^
  • United States Department of Education
$10,000 - $99,999
  • Altman Foundation
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Catherine and Joseph Aresty Foundation
  • Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting^
  • Judy and Jamie Dimon
  • Gerstner Family Foundation
  • Hebrew Technical Institute
  • Innovations in Civic Participation/Walmart Foundation
  • Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  • The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Long Island Community Foundation
  • Rona and Randolph Nelson
  • The New York Community Trust
  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services*
  • Soledad O'Brien
  • The Robert Bowne Foundation*
  • Robert K. Steel Family Foundation
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation*
  • University of Nebraska, Noyce Foundation
  • William Randolph Hearst Foundation

72 Bonus Days

The extra time ExpandED students spend learning equals 72 more school days a year.
$1,000 - $9,999
  • The Aber D. Unger Foundation, Inc.
  • Asia Society, C.S. Mott Foundation
  • Jé Carr
  • Charina Foundation, Richard and Ronay Menschel
  • Mimi Clarke-Corcoran and Michael Corcoran
  • Con Edison
  • Esther Dyson
  • Lucy and William Friedman
  • Robert and Jane Friedman
  • Virginia R. Joffe
  • Tides Foundation, Jay Kriegel and Kathryn McAuliffe
  • Stanley S. Litow
  • National Summer Learning Association
  • Ruth K. Nelson
  • One Point of Light Foundation
  • Paulo Pena
  • Ricky P. Perera
  • Jennifer J. Raab
  • Herbert Sturz
  • Diana Taylor
  • Michel Zaleski, Zaleski Family Foundation
$100 - $999
  • Accountnet, Inc.
  • Judith and Robert Babcock
  • The Batir Foundation, Patricia Bauman and John Bryant
  • Sayu Bhojwani
  • Francesco Bianchi
  • Roger Blissett
  • Leon Botstein
  • Jacquelyne and John Carr
  • Zachary W. Carter
  • Michael Champness
  • Sean A. Coar
  • Charissa and Abelardo Fernandez
  • Irene and Richard Frary
  • Melanie Garfinkle
  • Charles Goodman
  • Matthew Klein
  • Marian and Jack Krauskopf
  • Joann and Todd Lang
  • Charles and Barbara Latibeaudiere
  • Carol and Lance Liebman
  • Sarah Mahran
  • Lien-Ha T. Nguyen

5,250 Student Leaders

TASC AmeriCorps members helped kids in 35 schools lead community service projects.
$100 - $999 (continued)
  • Pedro A. Noguera
  • Michael O'Brien
  • Pam B. Schafler
  • Jean and Raymond V. J. Schrag
  • Joseph Snodgrass
  • Robert Sosa
  • Janet and Udi Toledano
  • Christopher Whipple
  • Justin Zambuto
  • Robert and Carol Zimmerman
  • Global Kids
  • Greentree Foundation
  • High Water Women Foundation
  • New York City Department of Education
  • New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Open Hydrant Theater
  • Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP
  • Jessie Png
  • Time Warner Center
  • ^ portion or all of contribution(s) for Every Hour Counts
  • * portion or all of contribution(s) for NYSAN (New York State Afterschool Network)

See more at


140 First Jobs

Our high school students gained skills as apprentices, job experience as interns & made the school-career connection.

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)

Sayu Bhojwani

Founding Director, New American Leaders Project

Roger Blissett

Vice President & Branch Manager of the U.S. licensed offices of Royal Bank of Canada

Leon Bottstein

President, Bard College

Jé Carr

Business Development, Twitter

Mimi Clarke Corcoran

President & CEO, ANDRUS

Esther Dyson

EDventure Holdings

Jay L. Kriegel

Senior Advisor, Related Companies

Stanley S. Litow

President, IBM Foundation

Tara Nathan

Executive Director for International Development, MasterCard

Randolph Nelson

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

Herbert Sturz

Founding Chair, Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations

Christopher D. Swope

Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Innovation, Live Nation Entertainment

626,000 Learners

That’s how many kids have experienced more & better learning time since our 1998 founding—including 90,000 this year.


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 info@expandedschools.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