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Kathleen Muth Reading Center

 One University Drive
 Orange, CA 92866
[P] (714) 997-6781
[F] (714) 997-6923
http://www.chapman.edu
http://www.chapman.edu/ces
[email protected]
Margie Curwen
FOUNDED: 2012
INCORPORATED: 1991
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Organization DBA Kathleen Muth Reading Center
Former Names Chapman College (1990)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-1643992 00002

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

The Literacy Tutoring Program at the Kathleen Muth Reading Center provides reading and writing to approximately 45 culturally and linguistically diverse elementary students each year. This tutoring program also educates undergraduate and graduate credential teaching candidates to be effective literacy educators in our public schools. Young children and their families gather to recognize reading achievements in an end-of-semester Literacy Celebration. The program also offers a Home Library Program where young readers are provided with books in their current reading levels.

Mission Statement

The Literacy Tutoring Program at the Kathleen Muth Reading Center provides reading and writing to approximately 45 culturally and linguistically diverse elementary students each year. This tutoring program also educates undergraduate and graduate credential teaching candidates to be effective literacy educators in our public schools. Young children and their families gather to recognize reading achievements in an end-of-semester Literacy Celebration. The program also offers a Home Library Program where young readers are provided with books in their current reading levels.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $304,957,625.00
Projected Revenue $320,069,996.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Kathleen Muth Reading and Learning Center

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Overview


Mission Statement

The Literacy Tutoring Program at the Kathleen Muth Reading Center provides reading and writing to approximately 45 culturally and linguistically diverse elementary students each year. This tutoring program also educates undergraduate and graduate credential teaching candidates to be effective literacy educators in our public schools. Young children and their families gather to recognize reading achievements in an end-of-semester Literacy Celebration. The program also offers a Home Library Program where young readers are provided with books in their current reading levels.

Background Statement

Since 1977, the Kathleen Muth Reading Center at Chapman University has provided an after school reading tutoring program for students in need. Students come from local public elementary schools from the surrounding cities of Orange and Santa Ana. The Reading Center tutoring program’s purpose is three-fold: 1) to serve elementary children strengthening their literacy skills; 2) to support prospective teachers’ instruction; and 3) to strengthen families links to community resources. These goals are met in the following ways: elementary children (tutees) receive one-on-one tutoring to improve their reading and writing skills; families attend formal meetings and maintain ongoing contact with university personnel and faculty; Chapman students enrolled in our teacher credential program (tutors) acquire experience implementing research-based instructional strategies. Teacher candidates become knowledgeable in effective reading instruction, writing practices, and are well-prepared to teach in their future classrooms. Families attend formal sessions on parent involvement and maintain informal contact with university personnel and faculty.

Impact Statement

The Kathleen Muth Reading Center is designed to strengthen literacy skills, as well as to build confidence in approximately 40 to 50 at-risk students each year.

Needs Statement

One of every ten children in Orange County lives in poverty, according to the 2010 US Census bureau. In today’s classrooms, the children reflect the growing number of students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Latinos comprise 45% -92% of the students attending public schools in the Orange Unified and Santa Ana Unified school districts. With the current state of California budget shortfall, many elementary schools have cut instructional support staff. Supporting students’ academic success, especially in literacy, is critical. The purpose of the one-on-one tutoring is to increase literacy gains for students in need.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Please make checks out to "Chapman University." Gifts may be mailed to:
 
Chapman University
Attn: Gift Recorder
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
 
If you would like to donate over the phone, please contact the gift recorder, Jami McCoy, at 714-997-6526.

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
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Organization Categories

  1. Education - Educational Services
  2. Education - Higher Education
  3. Education - Remedial Reading & Encouragement

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Programs


Kathleen Muth Reading and Learning Center

Elementary age children who participate in the Reading Center Tutoring Program are identified by their classroom teachers as struggling readers.  Research shows that children with low academic performances are less likely to continue with schooling than those who are successful.  The children served in the tutoring program reflect the growing number of students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in today’s classrooms.  The surrounding public school districts of Orange and Santa Ana Unified have student populations in which 24%-56% are English language learners.  Latinos comprise 45% and 92% respectively of the student body.  Our tutees come from schools in which 35%-80% of the families are on the free lunch program.  Because poverty has shown to be the predictor of students at risk for reading difficulties, our tutees are in need of reading intervention to support their academic success.  During the approximately 11 weeks of tutoring, children meet for intensive one-on-one tutoring with a Chapman University teacher-in-training. During a one year period (two sessions), 45 pre-service teachers and 45 at-risk readers are served. A one hour parent orientation session is presented at the beginning of the tutoring session to strengthen the link between tutoring practices and the home support. Our Chapman pre-service teacher (tutor) provides reading, writing, and word study targeting the child’s (tutee) instructional level. Diagnostic pre- and post-assessments inform the tutor’s instructional decisions and provide documentation of each child’s academic progress. The students use research-based instructional strategies in reading, writing, phonics, and word study. Experienced literacy educators supervise each tutoring dyad.

Budget  $200,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success  At the conclusion of our recent tutoring program (Dec. 2014) students gained ½ to 1 year reading levels after 16 instruction hours.
Program Long-Term Success  Through the years, the program has increased reading levels ranging from 1-3 levels based on formal assessments.
Program Success Monitored By  The measurement tools used to monitor student gains are: Developmental Reading Assessment (pre and post), Metacognitive Reading Inventory (pre and post), Shefelbine Phonics Assessment, Yopp-Singer Test of Phonic Awareness, weekly reading running records, Metacognitive Self-Efficacy Survey, San Diego Quick Word Assessment, Elementary Grade Qualitative Spelling Inventory, and Oral Reading Fluency.
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Management


CEO/Executive Director Dr. Margaret Grogan
CEO Term Start July 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

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Affiliations

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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 7
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development --

Staff Demographics

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Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
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Other (if specified): --
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? --
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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Governance


Board Chair Dr. Margaret Grogan
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Dr. Margie Curwen Assistant Professor at Chapman University --
Carol Roughton -- --

Constituent Board Members

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Youth Board Members

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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Board Information

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Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions --
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Board Orientation --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year June 01, 2016 to May 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $320,069,996.00
Projected Expenses $304,957,625.00
Form 990s

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $29,304 $28,435 $51,970
Total Expenses $126,280 $117,065 $194,065

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$25,520 $27,750 $40,180
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $3,784 $685 $11,790
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $126,280 $117,065 $194,065
Administration Expense -- -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.23 0.24 0.27
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 100% 100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
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Short Term Solvency

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Long Term Solvency

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Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 4%
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
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Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

This organization is a part of Chapman University. The financial data provided in the charts and graphs for the previous three years reflects this organization's operations, while the posted 990s reflect Chapman University's operations. The organization does record asset information. separate from the university. Summary financial data is per the financials and consultation with the organization.

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