2015annual report

2015 annual report

What happens when you reimagine schools?

You can create joy, spark curiosity and nurture talent.
You close the learning gap and open the world.

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2015 at-a-glance

This past year, your contribution:

Expanded opportunities for 106,619
educators from 962
schools + community organizations
schools with grants, onsite coaching and capacity building
Offered more than
arts + sports clubs
middle school
students in book clubs to read more than 4,600
more than
hours of STEM activities

In supporting our work of building bridges between schools and community partners, you have cultivated future leaders, promoted teamwork, instilled passion, provided role models and renewed excitement for learning. But the kids in ExpandED Schools can tell you in their own words just what your support has meant to them. Enjoy their photos and quotes throughout this report.

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Step helps me express myself. Everything dissipates. I have no worries. Miss Jennifer is another mom to us. This is another home. We are a family.

– Ashanti

Step is a whole other world. It releases your stress. I get confidence from it.

– collisha


  • Net assets from prior years for use in 2015 $ 5,846,266
  • 2015 revenue and support $ 15,975,571
  • Total $ 21,821,837
  • Expenses $ 16,891,609
  • Net assets year-end
    (restricted and unrestricted)
    $ 10,899,383
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One time, our teacher’s laptop was hacked. So we set up a crime scene to figure it out. Our teacher had notes, and every day she would give us step-by-step instructions. We got the last bit of evidence and went to a conference table. We sat down and combined all of our notes together. We used clues, even if we didn’t have all the evidence.

– dajamar

[Lamont’s] job is the head detective.
He wants to be a lawyer.

– Dajamar

The head detective is kind of like a teacher in the class. You guide people. I feel like I’m a leader.

– Lamont


Thanks to the generosity of the following donors, we helped thousands of kids discover their talents and develop their full potential in school year 2014-2015.

$1,000,000 +

  • Ford Foundation
  • New York City Council
  • New York City Department of Education
  • New York City Department of Youth
    and Community Development
  • New York State Department of Education
  • The Pinkerton Foundation
  • The Robin Hood Foundation
  • The Wallace Foundation *

$100,000 – $999,999

  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Google
  • Rona and Randolph Nelson
  • The New York Community Trust
  • Noyce Foundation *
  • United States Department of Education

$10,000 – $99,999

  • Altman Foundation
  • Catherine and Joseph Aresty Foundation
  • Beachwold Partners LP
  • Dick and Diana Beattie Fund
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • The Robert Bowne Foundation
  • Russell L. Carson
  • Centerbridge Foundation
  • Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
  • Cooper-Horowitz, Inc.
  • Dalio Foundation
  • Esther Dyson
  • Virginia R. Joffe
  • MasterCard
  • Tara Nathan
  • Annette L. Nazareth and Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services
  • Soledad O'Brien
  • J.S. Plank and D.M. DiCarlo Family Foundation
  • RBC Foundation USA
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation
  • Rachel G. Skaistis
  • Robert K. Steel
  • Diana Taylor
  • Michel Zaleski, Zaleski Family Foundation

$1,000 – $9,999

  • Claire Altman
  • Roger A. Blissett
  • Bolton-St. Johns
  • Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
  • Kevin B. Brandmeyer
  • James Capalino
  • Jé E. Carr
  • Charina Foundation, Richard and Ronay Menschel
  • The Continuum Company
  • Mimi Clarke Corcoran and Michael Corcoran
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Christine Downton
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
  • John Feinblatt, The Aber D. Unger Foundation
  • Lucy and William Friedman
  • Robert and Jane Friedman
  • Tyler Frieling
  • Mark Gallogly and Elizabeth Strickler
  • Tony Gilroy and Susan Egbert Gilroy
  • Francis Greenburger
  • Greentree Foundation
  • Antonia and George Grumbach, Jr.
  • Fred and Ellen Harris
  • The Marian S. Heiskell Trust
  • IBM
  • Michael Jacobson, CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance
  • Tom A. Javits
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Steven Klinsky
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • Stanley S. Litow
  • Vincent A. and Anne Mai
  • Richard and Alice Norman Mandel
  • Elisabeth Mason
  • Andrea Miller
  • Jeanne B. Mullgrav
  • Ruth K. Nelson
  • Victor Nolletti
  • One Point of Light Foundation
  • The Parsons Family Foundation
  • Paulo Pena
  • Frederica P. Perera and Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr.
  • Porphyria Research Fund
  • Jennifer J. Raab, Hunter College
  • Leslie Rahl
  • Elizabeth R. Reisner
  • Howard J. Rubenstein
  • Dorothy and Peter Samuels
  • Savills Studley, Inc.
  • Ellen Schall
  • Stefani and Leonard Shavel
  • Hildy J. Simmons
  • Jerry I. Speyer
  • Adam Steiner
  • Jessica Stowe
  • Herbert Sturz
  • Susan Suryan & Kenneth Hahn
  • Christopher Swope and John Flippen
  • TEKConn
  • Noah Tenenhaus
  • Tides Foundation, Jay Kriegel and Kathryn McAuliffe
  • Janet and Udi Toledano
  • The Victor and Pearl Tumpeer Foundation Trust
  • United Federation of Teachers
  • U.S. Residential Group LLC / Island Capital Group LLC
  • USI Insurance Services LLC
  • Ori and Judy Winitzer

$100 – $999

  • Accountnet, Inc.
  • John Albert
  • Angelo Aldana
  • Antonio Amato
  • Rolando Amaya
  • Andrea Anderson
  • Judith Babcock
  • Matthew Baird
  • Kirk Bangstad
  • Peter Barker-Huelster and Allison Freedman Weisberg
  • Christine Bender
  • Sarah Berman
  • Robert Berner
  • Sayu V. Bhojwani
  • Carrie Bischke
  • Julie Blanc
  • Robert Borden
  • Leon Botstein
  • Sandra Boyce-El
  • Susan Brenna
  • Stephanie Brock
  • Michael Brosterman
  • David Brownwood
  • Malcolm Bruni
  • Donna Byron
  • Estate of Adina Cahane
  • Geoffrey Canada
  • David Carney
  • Jacquelyne Carr
  • Tate Carrera
  • Christopher Caruso
  • Lillian Castro
  • Arthur C. Chang
  • Neelesh Chopdekar
  • Richard Colbert
  • Monty Collins
  • Yana Collins Lehman
  • Alana Conner
  • David Cooperstein
  • Jennifer and Tom Curry
  • Jason D'Amelio
  • Craig Dessen
  • Andrew DeWitt
  • Gregory Diamond
  • Gerald Dibble
  • Heather and Kevin Dibble
  • Mary Dillow
  • Danielle and Tracy Dimaculangan
  • Karim Dimechkie
  • Karen and Christian Dirx

$100 – $999 (continued)

  • Aman D’Mello and Mark Malaspina
  • Angie Dorville
  • Bridget Egan
  • Sybil Eng
  • Charissa and Abelardo Fernandez
  • Shaw Flippen
  • Irene and Richard Frary
  • Gideon Friedman
  • Natalia Garzon
  • Paula L. Gavin
  • Carole Gelormino
  • Robert Gennari
  • Diane Giannetto
  • Gloria Gibson
  • Matthew Gillis
  • Paul Godino
  • Vartan Gregorian
  • Sonya Guardo
  • Benjamin Guttmann
  • George Halsey
  • John Halsey
  • Lindsay Halsey
  • Chelsea Hamilton
  • Callum Henderson
  • Eustace Hicks
  • Jacquetta Hogan
  • Chris Holdren
  • Kerri Holt
  • William Gray Hudkins
  • Jeffrey Hull
  • Andrew and Monica Ingkavet
  • Christopher Iseli
  • Venky Iyer
  • Eric Jennings
  • Michael Johnson
  • Richard Kass
  • Lisa Kasser
  • Kim Kavanaugh
  • Janet T. Kelley
  • Marc Khouzami
  • Michael Kim
  • Jennifer Komitee
  • Marian and Jack Krauskopf
  • Raquiba LaBrie
  • Joann and Todd Lang
  • Mary H. Larimer
  • Steven Latasa-Nicks
  • Todd Leach
  • Iris Levine
  • Noah Levine
  • Shari Levine
  • René and Norman Levy
  • Carol and Lance Liebman
  • Jennifer Lowe
  • Kevin Lunn
  • William Luo
  • Ken Lustbader
  • Peter Lyons
  • Rosemary Masters
  • Juliane McAdam
  • Deborah McGinn
  • Joe and Mavis Mensah
  • Joseph Mensah
  • Loyan Mensah
  • Paul Michaud
  • George Mihalko
  • Emerson Moore
  • Jeffrey Moran
  • Christopher Morgan
  • Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
  • Michelle M. Morris Weston
  • Richard Mortorff
  • Tracy Murrin von Ebers
  • Katherine Nelson
  • Tim Nelson
  • Dang Nguyen
  • Omar Njie
  • Omar Njie, Sr.
  • Pedro A. Noguera
  • Richard Nonaka
  • Jacob O'Donnell
  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Megan and James O’Grady
  • Patsy O'Grady
  • Shannon O'Grady
  • Christina O'Neill
  • James O'Neill
  • Dylan Orenstein
  • Margie Orenstein
  • Alison Overseth
  • Louise Parzick
  • John Peace
  • Edward Preato
  • William L. Presutti
  • Loyal Proffitt
  • Susan Rai
  • Bill Resnick
  • Leslie Resnick
  • Leslie and Norman Ross
  • Mark Rotenstreich
  • Chuck Rubenstein
  • David Sahr
  • Peter Samton
  • Annette Scaduto
  • Adam Schleifer
  • Sarah Schoellkopf
  • Jean and Raymond V. J. Schrag
  • Paul Sethi
  • Hasan Shafiqullah
  • Linda Shockley
  • Rona Siaca
  • Callie Siegel
  • Richard Sinaiko
  • Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El
  • Shannon Snead
  • Lito Soi
  • Sue Sortino
  • Tracy Stampfli
  • Joan Stanwyck
  • Kathryn Struthers
  • Anand Subramani
  • Sylvia Swillet
  • TD Securities
  • Jason Thompson
  • Lisa Toledano
  • Ronald Tompkins
  • Nicholas Turner
  • Joseph Ujobai
  • USI Consulting Group
  • George Van Amson
  • Cynthia King Vance and Lee Vance
  • Jennifer Vernon
  • Nancy Wackstein
  • Judi Wallner
  • Alison Walsh
  • Michael M. Weinstein
  • Carlos Wesley
  • Nicholas Weston
  • Christopher and Lois Whipple
  • John Wielk
  • Evan Wu
  • Michael Zabar
  • John Zacharias
  • Andrew Zimmer
  • Robert Zimmerman

In Kind

  • American Symphony Orchestra
  • Blue Apron
  • Duggal Big Picture Foundation
  • Gideon Friedman
  • Lucy and William Friedman
  • Kendra Phillip, LLC
  • Deb Levy
  • Mast Brothers
  • McKay Williamson
  • Miemana
  • New York Mets
  • Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP
  • Paulo Pena, Wyndham Worldwide   
  • William L. Presutti
  • Miko Smith
  • Starfish Media Group
  • Jessica Stowe
  • Emily Tisch Sussman
  • Christopher Swope, Live Nation
  • Union Square Hospitality Group
* Portion or all of contribution(s) for Every Hour Counts
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I'm happy all day Wednesday because I know I have cooking in the afternoon. I learned how to make good food from what's available. The other day, I made a salad out of eggs and potato, and I made a sauce. When you make something that good, it shows you're successful.

– Amadou


  • 82nd Street Academics
  • Abundant Waters
  • Abyssinian Development Corporation
  • After School Matters, Inc.
  • Areté Education, Inc.
  • Asphalt Green
  • Beam Center
  • Bergen Basin Community Development Corp.
  • Boston After School & Beyond
  • Brooklyn Community Services
  • Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
  • CAMBA Inc.
  • Center for Educational Pathways
  • Child Center of New York
  • Child First Authority
  • Citizen Schools Inc.
  • City Parks Foundation
  • City Year Inc.
  • Columbia University Teachers College
  • Comic Book Project
  • Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
  • Common Sense Education
  • Community Resource Exchange (CRE)
  • Cypress Hills Local Development Corp.
  • Directions For Our Youth
  • Educational Alliance Inc.
  • Educational Video Center Inc.
  • Family League of Baltimore City Inc.
  • Family Service Society of Yonkers
  • Generation Schools Network Inc.
  • Global Kids Inc.
  • Good Shepherd Services
  • Harlem Dowling-West Side Center for Children & Family Services
  • Henry Street Settlement
  • Hudson River Museum
  • Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
  • Institute of Play Inc.
  • Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island
  • Kids Creative
  • Learning through an Expanded Arts Program
  • LitWorld
  • Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
  • Move This World
  • National Center on Time and Learning
  • Nashville After Zone Alliance
  • Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation
  • Nepperhan Community Center
  • New Settlement Apartments / The Crenulated Co. Ltd.
  • New York Hall of Science
  • NIA Community Services Network
  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • Partnership for Children & Youth
  • Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc.
  • Providence After School Alliance
  • P-TECH PTA Inc.
  • Ramapo for Children Inc.
  • ReNEW Schools
  • Research Foundation of CUNY / Medgar Evers College ACE
  • Samuel Field YM & YWHA Inc.
  • SCAN New York
  • South Asian Youth Action
  • Southern Queens Park Association Inc.
  • Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation Inc.
  • St. Nicks Alliance Corporation
  • Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center Inc.
  • Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council Inc.
  • Studio in a School Association Inc.
  • The Center for Popular Democracy
  • The Children's Aid Society
  • The Sylvia Center
  • University Settlement Society of New York Inc.
  • WHEDco
  • YMCA of Greater New York
  • Youthprise
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I expected robotics
to be boring, but something that surprised me was that we were actually building a machine. It makes me feel happy to be in robotics. At the end of a long day when I’m tired, it helps me put all of that away. I want to be a game designer when I grow up.

- Tanjirese

board + staff

Board of Directors

  • Soledad O’Brien, Chair Starfish Media Group
  • Diana Taylor, Vice Chair Solera Capital LLC
  • Pedro Noguera, Secretary Graduate School of Education + Information Sciences, UCLA
  • Paulo Pena, Treasurer Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Lucy Friedman, President ExpandED Schools
  • Sayu Bhojwani The New American Leaders Project
  • Roger Blissett RBC Capital Markets, LLC
  • Leon Botstein Bard College
  • Kevin Brandmeyer Goldman Sachs
  • Jé Carr Twitter
  • Edith W. Cooper Goldman Sachs
  • Mimi Clarke Corcoran New Visions for Public Schools
  • Esther Dyson edventure Holdings
  • Jay L. Kriegel Related Companies
  • Stanley S. Litow ibm, ibm international foundation
  • Tara Nathan MasterCard
  • Randolph Nelson Sanguine Gas Exploration LLC
  • Frederica P. Perera Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health
  • William L. Presutti Fidelity Investments
  • Jennifer J. Raab Hunter College
  • Rachel Skaistis Cravath, Swaine + Moore
  • Herbert Sturz, Founding Chair Open Society Foundations
  • Christopher D. Swope Live Nation Entertainment

Junior Board

  • Natalia Garzon Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Ben Guttmann Digital Natives Group
  • Danielle Kennedy JP Morgan
  • Joseph Mensah JAT Capital Management
  • Omar Edward Njie Deloitte
  • Megan O’Grady DigitasLBi
  • Lito Soi Citi Card
  • Adam Steiner TD Securities
  • Jess Stowe
  • Lisa Toledano International High School at Union Square
  • Cole Weston Dune Real Estate Partners LP
  • Risa Whipple East Side House Settlement

What would his life be like without expanded learning? He goes from home to school, school to home. That’s it. He asks me, ‘Mom, can I go outside?’ But we live in the projects and there’s nothing there for him. Expanded learning is so important to his life. He wants to be a chemist. He keeps saying it, so I know he’ll do it.

– louis’s mom

leadership team

  • Lucy Friedman president
  • Rebeca Benitez Director of Human Resources
    + Administration
  • Katie Brohawn Senior Director of Research
  • Jennifer Curry Chief Operating Officer
  • Sabrina Gomez Director ExpandED STEM Opportunities
  • Monica Ingkavet Senior Director of Operations
  • Rashida Ladner-Seward Director of Program Support
  • Deb Levy Director of Communications + Marketing
  • Marissa Martin Director of Policy + Government Relations
  • Laura Scheck Director of School Support
  • Charles (Chirag) Shah Chief Financial Officer
  • Jama Toung Chief Development Officer
  • Saskia Traill Vice President of Policy + Research
  • Chris Whipple Vice President of Programs
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It's not just about taking a photo. It's about telling a story. It's about finding something interesting in common places.

– Wilson


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Close the learning gap.
Open the world.

ExpandED Schools is a nonprofit dedicated to closing the learning gap by increasing access to enriched education experiences.

In 1998, we were founded as The After-School Corporation through a challenge grant from the Open Society Foundations and created the nation’s first citywide system of K-12 after-school programs. Over time, we leveraged public and private dollars to turn that initial investment into $737,458,810 – just over a 6:1 match.

More importantly, in that time we have expanded opportunities for more than 800,000 students – whether in school, after school or during the summer – seeking to ensure that all kids have a chance to discover their talents and develop their full potential.

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