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ANNUAL REPORT

2016


Table of Contents 2

STUDENT ROADMAP

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION PARTNERS

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OUR PROGRAM AREAS

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OUR REACH

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY

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INDIVIDUAL DONORS

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BAY AREA

LEADERSHIP

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SOUTHEAST LA

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ORANGE COUNTY

FINANCIALS

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SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY


A Letter from the Chair and the CEO DEAR THINK TOGETHER PARTNERS, THINK Together’s work is rooted in the belief that every student deserves an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and self-initiative. Our programs and services help expand learning opportunities in and out of the classroom so that all kids, regardless of background, neighborhood or family circumstance, have the opportunity to succeed. California’s schools continue to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the new way education funds are distributed, the demands of more rigorous learning standards and accountability, and the hiring, developing and retaining of teachers as the economy recovers and baby boomers retire. Amid this dynamic and often challenging landscape, THINK Together is succeeding in deepening its partnership with schools and communities to achieve a shared mission: educational excellence and equity for all kids. We are humbled and grateful to share that in 2016, together with Principal’s Exchange, we served more than 130,000 kids at 451 locations across 45 school districts from San Diego to San Mateo counties. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR INCLUDE: • Starting fall of 2016, 80% of our district partners elected to increase their investments in our work to keep pace with state mandated cost increases and to expand learning opportunities for students through the allocation of locally controlled funds. New programs vary based on the needs of students in these districts, and include homework centers, small group tutoring, afterschool academies for kindergarten students, STEM enrichment and expanded high school internship opportunities. • THINK Together staff began delivering physical education during the school day enabling 8,000 kids to get their recommended exercise hours while releasing hundreds of teachers to participate in planning and collaboration time without increasing the demand for substitute teachers. • Our partnership with Principal’s Exchange entered its second year. Their work, which inspires effective teaching and learning, more than doubled its reach to 30,000 kids in 600 classrooms across the state. This fall, 135 of our afterschool program alumni took the next step in fulfilling their dreams by entering college. Our partnership with you helps to support kids in school and helps them graduate from college and get good jobs so that they can live healthy and productive lives and give back to their community. We are all working together to build the next-generation of the American Dream. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP AND SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTINUE AND EXPAND YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE AMERICAN DREAM. ERIC BODEN

RANDY BARTH

Chair, Board of Directors

Founder and CEO


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Adults who read to them We collected and distributed 122,000 children's books

Grade Proficiency in English and Math

Participation in high quality early learning programs

The number of kids in our afterschool program demonstrating reading fluency increased by 20%

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supports from schools, families and communities. Research shows that these supports must begin early in order for children to reach critical milestones that

children attended our early learning programs

Third READING BY GRADE

Parents with the knowledge and skills to support their learning

600

teachers received our training on research-based instructional strategies

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caregivers received our parenting education throughout the year

predict academic and career success. Sadly, only 1/3 of California students

Opportunities to continue learning when not in school

7,300

students participated in our summer program

By partnering with schools and

Our curriculum helps kids make healthier food choices and practice portion control

communities, THINK Together is

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accelerating learning beginning at birth. The Student Roadmap on this page in providing the supports kids and the adults who care for them need. We invite you to read on for more stories and to join us on the winding road to college and beyond.

Kinder READY FOR

STUDENTS WHO SHOW UP READY FOR KINDERGARTEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO READ AT GRADE-LEVEL BY 3RD GRADE

We began kinder academies in San Jose to help kids improve Math and English skills

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Healthy living habits

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to succeed in school.

Opportunities for meaningful participation in their own learning

Grade Proficiency in English and Math

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report receiving the support they need

highlights some of our accomplishments

Effective Teachers & Principals

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perseverance, kids need a variety of

1,500

A CHILD WHO CAN’T READ BY 3RD GRADE IS 4X LESS LIKELY TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL

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In addition to their own hard work and

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Student Roadmap

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88%

of kids say they are active participants in our afterschool program


SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO

HISTO RY

High School

Effective Teachers & Principals

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school leaders received our training on skills to impact classroom practice

Pathways to higher education Our staff and volunteers help kids navigate the college process and identify and access financial aid resources

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STUDENTS WHO ARE ON TRACK IN 9TH GRADE ARE 4X MORE LIKELY TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL

High School

Participation in STEM-rich learning opportunities

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middle schools in San Bernardino County participated in our robotics program

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GRADUATION

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Middle School

KIDS WHO FAIL MATH IN 6TH GRADE ONLY HAVE A 25% CHANCE OF GRADUATING

We began a blended learning program in San Jose to reinforce Math skills

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Our school sports program provided kids with 270 minutes per week of practice time

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SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO

Grade Proficiency in English and Math

Healthy living habits

Mentoring and Coaching Our high school graduates receive ongoing coaching and mentoring following graduation

college/career success

Workplace Training and Internships

Students in our high school programs receive preparation and connections to internship opportunities

HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS ARE 4X MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED

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Our Program Areas THINK TOGETHER OFFERS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES IN FOUR AREAS AND WE CONTINUE T O E V O LV E O U R P R O G R A M O F F E R I N G S T O M E E T T H E N E E D S O F O U R PA R T N E R S .

PROGRAM AREA

FOCUS AREA

E A R LY L E A R N I N G

Programs promote school readiness for children from birth to five years of age

Math, Early Literacy, Parent Education Skills

AFTERSCHOOL

Programs hosted on school campuses or community sites to enhance and reinforce learning for students in K-12

English, Math, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Youth Development, Art Enrichment

SCHOOL SUPPORT/ AUXILIARY SERVICES

Tailored programs to meet the needs of schools and districts

Summer, STEM, Tutoring, Substitute Teacher Staffing, Physical Education, Arts

P R I N C I PA L’ S EXCHANGE

Leadership development, coaching and training for district and school administrators and teachers

Instructional Alignment, English Language Learners, Equity Audits, Data Reflection System Support

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ALL OUR PROGRAMS ARE ALIGNED WITH RESEARCH-BASED PRACTICES TO SUPPORT LEARNING IN AND OUT OF SCHOOL SO KIDS CAN SUCCEED IN THEIR JOURNEY TO COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS.

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Our Reach OVERVIEW 53 Districts

5,600

133,500 Students 535 Programs

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16,300 47,900

11 28,100

35,600

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Southeast LA P R I N C I PA L’ S E X C H A N G E PA R T N E R S H I P W I T H LY N W O O D THINK Together’s affiliate, Principal’s Exchange, has been providing training and coaching support to Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD) staff for over seven years. During that time, LUSD has made remarkable strides in improved academic achievement. The district’s Academic Performance Index rose from 580 to 800, the benchmark score for proficiency. Graduation 6

rates have increased from 55% to over 90%, and the percentage

S P O T L I G H T: L A 8 4 F O U N D AT I O N Through our partnership with the LA84 Foundation, we have served over 25,000 middle school students with robust competitive sports programs in Los Angeles and Riverside counties. Over the past eight years, these programs have served youth in under-resourced communities who have little or no access to competitive sports.

of students meeting college entry course requirements (A-G) has

The program includes flag

increased from 18% to over 50%. One of the keys to this success

football, volleyball, basketball,

is providing teachers release time during the school day to

and soccer. Students practice

participate in grade-level data reflection. This practice puts a strain on the district’s substitute teacher pool, but during this past year G R A D U AT I O N R AT E I N C R E A S E D TO OVER

90%

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25,000 MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS SERVED

three days per week with a scrimmage on the fourth day. Each 90-minute practice

THINK Together staff, managed

consists of skills and drills

by a credentialed teacher,

as well as a short game. The

provided the class coverage

program is overseen by THINK

while delivering activities which

Together staff with a sports background and volunteers from

helped to ensure that all students

the community including teachers and parents. Students learn

received their required minutes of

important skills such as teamwork and resiliency while

physical education activity.

being active.


Southeast LA It was the best thing ever. My son was so motivated to get his grades up so he could play basketball with THINK Together. The basketball program was a real motivator.”

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- V. Harkness Adams, Parent

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DISTRICTS

35,100 KIDS SERVED

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS IN THIS REGION

75

37

AFTERSCHOOL

26

P R I N C I PA L’ S E X C H A N G E

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San Gabriel Valley SUMMER LEARNING AND ENRICHMENT

95%

OF TEACHERS BELIEVE STUDENTS GAINED READING COMPREHENSION SKILLS

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S P O T L I G H T: R O S E H I L L S F O U N D AT I O N

Four school districts in the San

Since 2009, the Rose Hills Foundation has partnered with THINK

Gabriel Valley, including Azusa,

Together to provide catalytic support for our expanded learning

Baldwin Park, Bassett and

programs in San Gabriel Valley, which have served over 100,000

Mountain View, partnered with

children and youth during that time. The Rose Hills Foundation

THINK Together to provide summer

supports our full-time Site Coordinators who are essential in

learning activities to more than

delivering high quality programs aligned with district initiatives. Since

1,700 students. The curriculum

Site Coordinators supervise all on-site program elements, their skills

included daily instruction from

are a primary driver of program quality and student outcomes. Our

credentialed teachers designed to prevent summer learning loss. Students expanded their horizons by attending field trips to places like the Getty Museum, the California Science Center, the Natural History Museum and the USS Iowa Museum. The San Gabriel Valley region hosted a total of 56 field trips for various school sites, culminating with the opportunity to participate in overnight camping trips to San Clemente State Beach.

year-end student assessments

37%

INCREASE IN PROPORTION OF OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE COMMON WORDS

found that students experienced significant growth toward proficiency in both English Language Arts and Math. Through our partnership with Rose Hills Foundation, we are helping

Funds for summer programs came through federal grants, Local

students in San Gabriel Valley

Control Funding Formula (LCFF) dollars, and charitable contributions.

succeed in school.

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San Gabriel Valley I’m a 7th grade math and science teacher and serving with THINK Together’s summer learning programs as a certified teacher gives me an opportunity to meet and build relationships with students I’ll have in my classroom next year.

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These programs also allow us to give students more specialized attention and help them make those achievement jumps.” - Sandra Duncan,

Summer Certified Teacher, Kranz Intermediate

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DISTRICTS

12,800 KIDS SERVED

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS IN THIS REGION

72

59

AFTERSCHOOL

13

AUXILIARY

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San Bernardino County ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR CRITICAL PROGRAMS

33%

OF KIDS IN C A L I F O R N I A F E LT THEY HAD THE SUPPORT NEEDED TO SUCCEED IN SCHOOL

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S P O T L I G H T: E D I S O N I N T E R N AT I O N A L

State funding for the After

We are so grateful for Edison International’s longstanding

School Education and Safety

partnership in providing robust STEM (Science, Technology,

(ASES) program has remained

Engineering, and Math) programs at schools in San Bernardino

stagnant since 2006, and

County. In 2009, their $250,000 investment scaled our robotics

many service providers

program to over 44 middle schools which continue to this day.

are facing increasing fiscal

Consistent with the Common Core focus on applied learning,

challenges as wages and

our students participate in investigative STEM activities which

prices continue to rise. Most

include learning to ask scientific questions and then formulating

of THINK Together’s San

and testing their hypotheses through experiments. Our programs

Bernardino County district

provide students with the opportunity to acquire and hone 21st

partners answered the call and agreed to augment funding for

Century workplace skills, including critical thinking, collaboration,

their ASES programs, including Adelanto, Cucamonga, Ontario-

curiosity, accessing and analyzing information, and effective oral

Montclair, Redlands, Rialto and Victor. Combined with expanded

and written communication.

services to the Upland Unified School District, the region

Recent assessments have

increased its commitment to expanded learning to $1.2 million,

shown strong engagement

an increase of 9.9% over the previous year. These funds ensure that THINK Together can maintain the high quality expanded learning services our partners have come to expect for their students and families.

84%

OF KIDS D E M O N S T R AT E D KNOWLEDGE OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

in STEM fields as well as understanding of the scientific method and the engineering design process. Together with Edison International, we are nurturing the STEM scholars and professionals of tomorrow.

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San Bernardino County I built a shuttle on top of a shock absorber made out of paper. You put a marshmallow inside to pretend it’s the astronaut and then you drop it and see if the marshmallow stays in the shuttle. We wanted to test, if we were to actually build this in real life, whether the astronaut would stay in. It’s like a trampoline.” - Isabella,

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DISTRICTS

16,300 KIDS SERVED

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS IN THIS REGION

102

11

4th grade

100

AFTERSCHOOL

2

P R I N C I PA L’ S E X C H A N G E

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Riverside County HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS IN HEMET AND PERRIS THINK Together maintains federally-funded

75%

CHANCE OF G R A D U AT I N G , WHEN STUDENTS ARE ON TRACK IN 10TH GRADE

After School Safety and Education for Teens (ASSETs) programs at five high schools in the Riverside County region, including two in the Perris Union High School District and three in the Hemet Unified School District. With the goal of helping students to graduate high school “college and career ready,”

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THINK Together offers academic support, targeted interventions, credit recovery, 9th grade transition support, student engagement activities, special interest clubs, parent education classes, college campus tours, and career technical education. THINK Together’s Workforce Readiness and Education Program (WREP) prepares and connects

S P O T L I G H T: TA R G E T A N D KAISER PERMANENTE Thanks to the generous support of Target and Kaiser Permanente, THINK Together provides health and wellness programming to schools across California. This fall, over 2,500 students at 24 elementary and middle schools in Riverside County will participate in our Healthy Living Program. Students participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity in our CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) program

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E L E M E N TA R Y A N D MIDDLE SCHOOLS PA R T I C I PAT E D I N H E A LT H Y L I V I N G PROGRAMS

high school students to professional internships.

at least three times per week. Using the Harvest of the Month curriculum, students learn about portion sizes, food choices and how to properly read food labels. Three times per year, we will have Family Health Nights where students will use mobile kitchens to prepare healthy recipes with their parents and teach them about the benefits of fruits and vegetables. Students are

encouraged to voice their desire for healthy foods at school, in restaurants and at home, thereby fulfilling our goal of encouraging healthy behaviors for students and families in our communities. We found statistically significant improvement in students’ overall knowledge of what it means to be healthy. Specific areas of growth include the number of students who enjoyed eating fruit, students who thought that eating healthy can help them do better in school, and students learning how to practice portion control.

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Riverside County This program helped me set a goal to change my snack eating habits and also inspired my friends to think about their food choices. Now I have achieved my goal of learning new healthy snack recipes and replacing them instead of chips. I have much more energy and feel healthier.� - Evelyn,

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DISTRICTS

21,500 KIDS SERVED

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS IN THIS REGION

117

13

6th grade

117

AFTERSCHOOL

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Bay Area KINDER ACADEMIES

O N LY

40%

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OF CALIFORNIA 3RD GRADERS MEET OR EXCEED G R A D E S TA N D A R D S

S P O T L I G H T: S I L I C O N V A L L E Y C O M M U N I T Y F O U N D AT I O N

In the Alum Rock Union Elementary School

In partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, THINK Together

District, afterschool programs have not

implemented a Blended Learning Program in San Jose Unified School District

traditionally served kindergarten students

(SJUSD) that integrates technology in our expanded learning programs

due to their shorter bell schedules. The San

to support student achievement in math. Our model combines instruction

Jose Learns program, funded by the City of

from SJUSD teachers and THINK program staff, with software that analyzes

San Jose and administered by the Silicon

student’s knowledge of the subject and then adapts instruction to support

Valley Community Foundation, has allowed

their progress. The program reinforces Mathematics Common Core State

the school district to expand the afterschool

Standards which have a focus not only on students getting the right answer

program to include kindergarten students at

but also showing their work. Students are

six schools. The THINK Together Kinder Academies focus on complementing

encouraged to talk about their thought

and reinforcing the foundational literacy and numeracy skills students receive

process and how they arrived at their

in the classroom to support grade level proficiency. The early success of our pilot has prompted the district to replicate the Kinder Academies at eleven additional schools, including three operated by THINK Together.

80%

OF STUDENTS IMPROVED THEIR M AT H S K I L L S

answer. As a result of this partnership, students are making significant progress in their math skills, with 80% of students demonstrating seven months of growth in just one month.

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Bay Area My daughter has benefited greatly from this afterschool program. Her grades have improved from Ds and Fs to As, Bs, and Cs. She gets exceptional tutoring from patient staff members. She also has better selfesteem and focus in her classroom. Thank you THINK Together.” - Elena,

12 DISTRICTS

5,600 KIDS SERVED

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS IN THIS REGION

41

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Parent

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AFTERSCHOOL

11

P R I N C I PA L’ S E X C H A N G E

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Orange County SHALIMAR TEEN CENTER

kindergarten. The program helps build students’ habits of success, and we partner with parents to provide them with trainings, resources, and support to

THINK Together’s Shalimar Teen Center in Costa

100% G R A D U AT I O N A N D POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT R AT E

Mesa provides underserved middle and high school students with robust college readiness programs, Algebra and A-G tutoring, homework help and a variety of enrichment activities every day after school as well as during the summer. Program staff and volunteers provide support towards students’ academic

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achievement including help with writing skills, career development, SAT and ACT preparation, and information about financial aid, scholarships, colleges and A-G class requirements. As a result, 100% of our seniors this year graduated and enrolled in postsecondary education. To help

facilitate healthy and appropriate cognitive development and academic growth.

S P O T L I G H T: U E B E R R O T H F A M I LY F O U N D AT I O N We are very thankful for our longstanding partnership with the Ueberroth Family Foundation whose generosity has provided crucial matching support for our programs in Orange County. THINK Together provides a continuum of academic support for thousands of underserved children and youth in Orange County each year from birth to college. Through our early literacy programs, we help children throughout the county improve their reading abilities by coaching parents on how to read to their children, and by placing books in children’s hands to increase reading materials at home.

our students succeed in college, we provide them with ongoing mentoring and

At 16 elementary and middle schools in Orange

coaching and actively track their progress throughout their college career. These

and Tustin, we serve students with robust

robust programs would not be possible without the partnership and support of

academic programs in English Language Arts,

the PIMCO Foundation and the Draper Family Foundation.

E A R LY L E A R N I N G I N B U E N A PA R K In coordination with the Buena Park School District, THINK Together will be offering a comprehensive licensed preschool program at two elementary schools serving 88 children annually. Students learn pre-literacy skills, develop socially, and grow in their academic knowledge to help prepare them for

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58,679

KIDS PARTICIPATED IN OUR ANNUAL LITERACY AWARENESS “READ ALOUD” EVENT

STEM, and Arts after school. High school students in Orange and Santa Ana participate in our soft skills workplace training and workbased learning programs, preparing them for college and career success.


Orange County It’s a real pleasure for us to connect with others in the community and share the story of the positive change Shalimar has made in the neighborhood. Education is key to change and we strongly support everything we have seen grow out of this program. If we had our way,

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every child in America would have the opportunity to attend a program like the ones THINK Together offers because of the value it provides to the child, their family, and America.” - Sam and Susan Anderson,

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DISTRICTS

35,600 KIDS SERVED

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS IN THIS REGION

113

Donors

17

AFTERSCHOOL

14

AUXILIARY

82

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San Diego County I N T E G R AT E D PA R T N E R S H I P W I T H SAN YSIDRO SCHOOL DISTRICT (SYSD) San Ysidro School District, on the Mexican border in San Diego County, has established an integrated partnership with Principal’s Exchange and THINK Together to provide a variety of educational supports both inside and outside of the classroom. Teachers and administrators are receiving training and coaching, and THINK Together staff are providing students with a range of academic and enrichment activities during 18

teacher release time. THINK Together provides the OUR

NEWEST REGION

district’s summer learning program and middle school sports leagues, in addition to its core after-school program. This public/private partnership is indicative of the district’s commitment to utilize community resources to enhance the educational experience of all students and families.

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San Diego County Our partnership with THINK Together allows SYSD staff to work collaboratively with their grade level peers to analyze data, participate in datadriven conversations, and create rigorous and engaging lesson plans which help advance the achievement needle for all of our students.”

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- Melissa Brown, San Ysidro School District

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DISTRICTS

6,600 KIDS SERVED

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS IN THIS REGION

15

8

AFTERSCHOOL

7

P R I N C I PA L’ S E X C H A N G E

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Corporate and Foundation Partners $100 $9,999

$100,000 AND ABOVE

ADP AmazonSmile Foundation Avila’s El Ranchito Burgess Transportation California School-Age Consortium Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union City National Bank Clever Crazes for Kids Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. Edwards Lifesciences Ganahl Lumber Company Ingram Micro, Inc.

$50,000 $99,999

Ralphs/Food4Less Community Rewards La Plaza De Cultura

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Lincoln Property Company MadoroM Foundation Medtronic The Wayne and Jo Ann Moore Charitable Foundation Moss Adams, LLP

$25,000 $49,999

National Charity League, Inc., Newport Chapter National Charity League, Inc., Orange-Villa Park Chapter The Newport Beach Book Club Opus Bank Orange County Community Foundation Premier Home Painting Inc Reveille Inc. SCE Federal Credit Union Stars & Stripes Children’s Foundation

$10,000 $24,999 ANONYMOUS

DEVTO SUPPORT F O U N D AT I O N THE R O R I PA U G H F A M I LY F O U N D AT I O N

HURLBET JOHNSON C H A R I TA B L E TRUST

Telogis US Transforming the Bay with Christ-TBC Trinity United Presbyterian Church Umpqua Bank Women of Vision Orange County Yelp Foundation Young Women of Vision

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Individual Donors $25,000 AND ABOVE

Larry and Deborah Bridges

Bill and Patty Tamblyn

Tom Brickley

Leona Aronoff-Sadacca

Vito III and Renee Canuso

The Don and Betsy Tarbell Fund

Michelle Brown

E C Boden Family Foundation Fund

Paul Chintavuthipong

Thagard Foundation

John Campbell

Elba and Pablo Diaz

Bruce and Nancy Varner

Leonard and Barbara Caraccio

Ryan Faulkner

Julie Vennewitz-Pierce

Rafael Carbayo

$10,000-$24,999 Doug and Catherine Antone William and Mary Lynn Coffee Kirkorian Family Foundation Sangeeth Peruri James and Beverly Peters The Peter B. Rothschild Charitable Remainder Trust Bart and Deborah Thomsen

Frome Family Foundation Matthew Frobenius Fredrick and Betty Gleason Stacey and Leslie Kato Donald and Linda Kelly Randolph Kenan Michael Kerr Dave and Pat Lamb

$5,000-$9,999

Timothy and Margaret Leyden

The Cashion Foundation

William and Marilyn Malkasian

Glenn and Joyce Howard

Margolis Family Foundation

Paula Mathis

John and Elizabeth Middleton

Patricia F. Mersch Gifting Fund

Janet Miedema

Donald and Carrie Nikols

John and Cynthia Olivier

John and Patricia O’Donnell

Theodore and Suzanne Paulson

Jeffrey and Joanne Wahba

Andrew and Elisabeth Schutz

$1,000-$4,999 Charles Abbott Memorial Foundation Mark and Emily Abbott Samuel and Susan Anderson Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Bergman Family Foundation

Anton and Jennifer Segerstrom Michael and Marja Selna Paul and Susan Shimoff James and Glenys Slavik Earl and Elisa Slee Maclyn Somers Jeffrey Spears Michael and Gloria Sullivan

$100-$999 Richard and Sally Afable Kayla Aguirre Jon and Kathryn Allen Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Israel Arias Michael Arundel Donald and Carol Averill Andrew Baldwin Randy and Mary Barth Bobby Beaulieu Jeffrey Benedick John and Linda Benner David Bickle Kathleen Blank Bobbi Blase Gordon and Carol Bowley

Karen Kay Carlson Christopher and Lynn Casey Timothy and Louise Casey Marvin Chan Marie Chichester DeAnna Colglazier Bruce and Jo Corbett John and Judith Coyne

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James and Rebecca Dawson Gregg and Valerie Dixon Gail Dufour Tia Dwyer James Dykes James and Janet Eddy Jeri Lynn Ellis Steven Ellis Lou and Ima Epstein Sandy Fainbarg Winston and Carlita Fuller, Jr. Jack and Anne Gallagher Javier Garcia Luis Garcia Jose Garciabuiza Julie Gersten

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Individual Donors

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Larry and Marilyn Glick

Robert and Lisa Kuhel

Yukiko Okada

Judy Stoner

Alejandro Gonzalez

Cheryl Kyle

Juan Ortega

Richard and Cynthia Succa

Miguel Gonzalez

Mary Layton

Kristen Paulson

David and Kyle Team

Lisa and Nolan Granberry

Michael and Cristine LeBlanc

Scott and Jeanne Perley

Gary and Janet Temkin

Robert and Gladys Green

Paolo and Candice Leon

Van Pham

William Turpit

Heather Greene

Juan Lopez

Donna Phebus

Scott Vanover

Jose Guerrero

Mark and Cathy Louchheim

John Poch and Debora Sawyer-Poch

Francine Wenhardt

Bruce Haas and Cynthia Woelfel

Robert Lubanski

Joan Rehnborg

Donna West

Richard and Elinor Jane Hall

Colleen Manchester

Casey and Maria Reichel

Christopher Wilson

Jill Hamilton

Joseph and Antoinette Martinez

Marti Remmell

Kevin Winters

Novell Hendrickson

Patricia McClure

Kimberly Richardson

Larry and Bette Wise

Mark and Donna Lee Hoover

Derek McGrath

Roger and Marilyn Riley

Cam Woods

Hughes Schmidhauser Family Fund

Larry McKenney

Steven and Cassandra Robertson

Penny Wood

Sarah Jay

Donald and Margaret McMillan

Thomas and Elissa Rogers

Alec and Olivia Johnson

Kevin McNeil

Daniel and Deborah Rubnitz

Joseph Johnson

Janie Merkle

Jane Russo

Cynthia Johns

Richard and Gretchen Miller

Cady Johnson

Robert Miranda

Richard Rutledge and Tehnaz Daruwala-Rutledge

Richard and Kelly Kannwischer

Charlotte Mischel

Robert and Michelle Kargenian

Donald and Kate Moe

Steeve and Helen Kay Family Fund

Thaddeus and Sandra Montgomery

Jane Grilliot Kearl

Pat and Sally Morris

Nouman Khawaja Chris and Adriana Kingston Larry and Myra Kirschenbaum Ginny Koury Joanne Kozberg

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Barry and Patricia Moore James Mosher Omar Navarro Jodi Nordstrom Dennis and Marcia O’Hern

Kevin John Ryan Juan Saldana Kenneth and Jennifer Salgado Roberto Sandoval Judy Saxon Michael Searle John and Mary Ellen Simon Mary Anne Skorpanich Guillermo Solorzano Jason Steiner

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS In Honor of Adithi Iyer In Honor of Belerofonte Mar In Honor of Cassi Ellis In Honor of Gail Schwartz and Harry Kortnicki In Honor of Leona Aronoff-Sadacca In Honor of Zach Pierce In Honor of Zakiya Pelham-Lee In Memory of Ivan Collas In Memory of John O’Donnell In Memory of Robert Eadington In Memory of Ron Hendrickson


Leadership BOARD OF DIRECTORS DARREL ANDERSON Secretary/President (Ret.) Knott Anderson Enterprises DOUG ANTONE President & CEO (Ret.) Networks in Motion LEONA ARONOFF-SADACCA Founder Aronoff Capital RANDY BARTH Founder & CEO THINK Together STEVE BILT President & CEO Smile Brands, Inc. ERIC BODEN Chair/Chairman & CEO (Ret.) HireRight CELESTE CANTU General Manager Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority MARY LYNN COFFEE Attorney at Law Nossaman, LLP

KENDRA DOYEL Group VP, Public Relations & Governmental Affairs Ralphs Grocery Company GLENN HOWARD Treasurer/Attorney & CPA Law Offices of Glenn A. Howard FRAN INMAN Senior VP Majestic Realty Co. JOHN LEE Executive VP PIMCO PAOLO LEON, AIA Associate Partner MVE + Partners, Inc. JUAN LOPEZ Superintendent (Ret.) Val Verde Unified School District SANGEETH PERURI CEO VoterCircle JOHN POCH Deputy Director of Athletics/ External Operations San Jose State University

EXECUTIVE TEAM MARTI REMMELL Community Leader

RANDY BARTH Founder & CEO

STEVEN ROBERTSON VP of Finance Ellie Mae

ROBIN AVELAR LA SALLE, Ph.D Founder & CEO, Principal’s Exchange

KEN SALGADO Assurance Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP EARL SLEE Executive VP Medtronic Neurovascular BILL TAMBLYN CFO Space-Time Insight DAWN TRAUTMAN Executive VP, Life Insurance Division Pacific Life Insurance Co. JULIE VENNEWITZ-PIERCE Senior Manager Global Philanthropy & Employee Engagement PayPal

STEVEN AMICK Director of Policy & Partnerships TRACY CARMICHAEL, Ph.D Chief Engagement Officer BECCIE DAWSON Chief People Officer

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TIA DWYER Chief Program & Operations Officer MIKE FROBENIUS Chief Financial Officer MARIA REICHEL Chief of Staff

JEFFREY WAHBA Co-CEO (Ret.) Farmer Brothers

THINK Together Annual Report 15/16


Financials S TAT E M E N T O F A C T I V I T I E S For Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016 2015-2016 Revenues School District Contracts - ASES**

49,737,269

School District Contracts - LCFF & Other

6,098,393

Early Childhood (0-5) Philanthropy Other Total Revenues 24

1,547,357 2,020,405 848,834 60,252,258

Expenses Program Services School District Contracts - ASES**

46,436,259

School District Contracts - LCFF & Other

6,074,578

Early Childhood (0-5)

2,126,525

Community Sites (K-12) Total Program Services Fundraising General & Administrative Total Expenses Net Income

Ending Net Assets

482,248 55,119,611 817,330 3,940,010 59,876,950 375,308

2,313,188

**Includes recognition of In-Kind program services, such as volunteer time, and facility and snack costs contributed by school district partners. THINK Together Annual Report 15/16


SAVE THE DATE

T H U R S DAY, A P R I L 2 7, 2 0 1 7

L ET’S CEL EBR ATE 2 0 YE A RS O F T HI N K TO G E T HE R

P RE SE NT ING SP ONSOR

THINK Together began in the early 1990s in a tough neighborhood in westside Costa Mesa. A group of incredible mothers reached out for help and community leaders came together to open the doors of Shalimar Learning Center, a space for the neighborhood kids to come after school, get help with their homework, and stay safe. Over 100 kids showed up on the first day. From those beginnings at Shalimar, THINK Together was founded as a non-profit in 1997 to expand educational support services for under-resourced kids like the ones at Shalimar. THINK Together developed partnerships with school districts in California to provide these services at school sites. Come join us in celebrating our 20th anniversary on April 27, 2017 so we can continue creating excellence and equity for all kids. For more information and to purchase tickets for the event, please visit thinktwenty.com

ME DIA SP ONSOR


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