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Parentis Health Foundation

 24012 CALLE DE LA PLATA #400
[P] (949) 305-2716
[F] --
[email protected]
Janice Frechette-Artinger
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Organization DBA Parentis Foundation
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 81-1188544 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

Parentis Foundation seeks to address a major contributor to poverty -- the inability of children to read proficiently by the end of third grade. Through an intergenerational approach, we provide both older adults (age 50+) and children with the opportunity to enrich their lives, build self-confidence, and share a sense of purpose through literacy.

Mission Statement

Parentis Foundation seeks to address a major contributor to poverty -- the inability of children to read proficiently by the end of third grade. Through an intergenerational approach, we provide both older adults (age 50+) and children with the opportunity to enrich their lives, build self-confidence, and share a sense of purpose through literacy.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $140,000.00
Projected Revenue $242,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Parentis Foundation Experience Corps OC

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Mission Statement

Parentis Foundation seeks to address a major contributor to poverty -- the inability of children to read proficiently by the end of third grade. Through an intergenerational approach, we provide both older adults (age 50+) and children with the opportunity to enrich their lives, build self-confidence, and share a sense of purpose through literacy.

Background Statement

The Experience Corps approach is simple but effective: older adult volunteers who are 50+ are trained and deployed to high-need public elementary school expanded learning programs and after-school enrichment programs, offering small group (1:2) and one-to-one-tutoring that builds reading skills for k-3 students identified as in need of intervention.
Nationally, AARP Foundation Experience Corps operates in over 22 high-need cities throughout the country.  In 2016, Parentis Foundation was approved as an AARP Foundation Experience Corps affiliate operating in expanded learning programs throughout Orange County.  The Experience Corps intergenerational model aligns with the mission and vision of Parentis Foundation.  Parentis Foundation is the non-profit affiliate of Parentis Health Senior Care Agency.  Parentis Health companies hold a core belief that a dignified, empowered life should be available to everyone regardless of age, ability or state of wellness.  Pairing active older-adult volunteer tutors with vulnerable at-risk youth is a direct response to our mission to combat the cycle of adult poverty, isolation, and overall life-long success.

Impact Statement

Experience Corps model impacts the overall reading ability of students and can measure growth in fluency as a proxy for growth in overall reading ability.

By paring at-risk readers’ kindergarten through 3rd grade with highly trained older adult volunteer tutors for an entire school year, we improve the oral reading fluency and accuracy skills of children at risk of not reading fluently by fourth grade, while providing meaningful and enriching opportunities for older adults who serve as literacy tutor/mentors in extended day enrichment programs.

We recruit and train volunteer tutors (ages 50+) who each received a min. of 25 hrs. of pre-service and ongoing training. Since the program focus is on early literacy skills for K-3rd grade much of the training centers on reading fluency, accuracy, and comprehension skills using a structured level reading curriculum. Tutors are also trained in child development, tutoring strategies, behavior management, and other skills important to their success with students.

 2018-2019 Stats: # of tutor/mentors: 64; # of students served 112  k-5th grade. Pre/Post assessments showed 60% words per minute growth across all grades. Teacher/tutor surveys indicated the intergenerational approach to reading intervention with an emphasis on improving fluency and accuracy had a significant impact on the child's confidence, self-esteem, behavior at home and in the classroom, improved attitude toward reading, and a lasting positive bond between tutor and child. Experience Corps strengthens schools, supports parents and brings positive impact on communities. 


Needs Statement

Program Needs:
Program Staff: 
Expansion of program sites from three sites to six will require an additional F/T site coordinator - $45,000 annual salary
and P/T administrative coordinator $23,000.
Board Development:
Board development to recruit two additional board members with non-profit finance and strategic development experience.
Program Expansion: 
Goal: Program site expansion to increase number of children served and volunteer tutors recruited and trained.
Identify funder(s) capable of providing a three to five-year sustainable grant in the amount of $37,500 per year/ per site to fund ECOC program expansion to three Boys & Girls Clubs located in Tustin, Fullerton, and Laguna Beach.  Additional interest for expansion to Anaheim and Garden Grove by 2020.
Volunteer Recruitment:
On-going tutor volunteer recruitment requires press coverage in the way of in-kind media placement both in print and on air.   

CEO Statement

High-quality tutoring is an effective tool for providing differentiated literacy instruction. Experience Corps tutors provide skill-focused tutoring with quality and fidelity.  During the 2017-2018 school year, ECOC host site directors overwhelmingly rated (100%) ECOC as beneficial to students and placed little to no burden on their staff.
Best practices in literacy tutoring promote the importance of a consistent, well-defined session structure.  The Experience Corps (EC) model includes a defined 30-minute tutoring session structure, the main purpose of which is to provide targeted practice skills critical to comprehension and overall reading. The core EC program focuses on fluency. Fluency is important because it provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension.
Experience Corps is an evidence-based intervention unique to other reading intervention programs.  There are compelling reasons for EC older-adult volunteer tutor/mentors to focus on helping struggling readers to become fluent readers.  Based on the evidence in the industry literature,  fluency is predictive of overall reading ability in elementary school students from moderate to a high degree.  The ECOC 30-minute tutor structure includes an opening activity to build the tutor/student  relationship, skill-building activities that include focused practice of a literacy skill such as fluency and opportunities to build other competencies through review and reflection, "quality talk," a tutor Read-Aloud to model fluent reading and foster a love of reading and a closing activity to affirm the student's success.  

Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Parentis Foundation welcomes all opportunities for community support and donations. We accept both in-kind and monetary charitable donations. We welcome donations made by check, on-line donations made by credit card and/or Paypal, and in-kind donations or volunteer services in the way of service trades such as printing materials, PR & marketing services, and administrative support, etc. Older Adult Volunteer tutor/mentors are the foundation of the Experience Corps reading support model.

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
South Orange County
Central Orange County
Parentis Foundation's flagship program, Experience Corps OC provides literacy support to underserved after-school enrichment programs throughout Orange County.  We currently provide services in Aliso Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, and Rancho Santa Margarita Boys & Girls Club branches and at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley, Delaware St. Branch.  We will be expanding services to support youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tustin fall of 2019.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Remedial Reading & Encouragement
  2. Human Services -
  3. Youth Development - Adult, Child Matching Programs



Parentis Foundation Experience Corps OC

Experience Corps connects students with caring adult volunteers age 50 and older who provide an essential combination of training, life experience and commitment.  The program helps children read at grade level so that they have the opportunity to succees in school and in life.  
Experience Corps Orange County (ECOC) is a WINNING COMBINATION: It's a win for the children, a win for volunteers, and a win for Orange County. 
Budget  215,000
Category  Education, General/Other Literacy
Population Served At-Risk Populations K-12 (5-19 years) Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success 
2017-2018 school year, ECOC volunteer tutors provided 3,500+ 1:1 and 1:2 reading tutoring/mentoring to 115 k-5th graders attending Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley. Over 87% of the children qualify for free or reduced lunch. Pre, mid-year, and post assessment of oral reading fluency skills based on DIBLS ORF scores. Post one-minute ORF assessments indicate over 97% of the children showed measureable growth in words read accurately and 60% showed more than a 1year growth.  Although WPM growth doesn't guarantee a child is reading at grade level, improved fluency is highly predictive of overall reading ability on comprehensive state and national measures for students in grades 1 through 3. End-of-year surveys are also a measure of program success. BGCCV staff rated 100% satisfaction in program implementation, student's positve attitude toward attending "Reading Club" and outstanding communication with ECOC staff and tutors.  Of the 50 volunteers recruited for 2017-2018 school year 47 will returning.
Program Long-Term Success 
Experience Corps programs implementing a structured tutoring session that builds fluency skills can make the case that the EC model impacts overall reading ability of students and can measure growth in fluency as a proxy for growth in overall reading ability.  High-quality tutoring is an effective tool for providing differentiated literacy instruction.  ECOC's long term goal is to expand reading intervention services to all 15 Boys & Girls Club sites in Orange County and other identified expanded learning sites located in underserved communities.  
Volunteer Goal: Volunteer Survey - Receive a 97% approval rating in the following areas: Training, On-Site Support, ECOC Communication with staff, and Over All Experience.  97% volunteer retention.
Program Success Monitored By 

To assure the intended outcome for each student is achieved, we assess fluency and accuracy of students working with ECOC tutors at the beginning of year (BOY), mid-year (MOY), and end of year (EOY). Each student is assessed by our ECOC Literacy Specialist. Using the Reading A-Z fluency assessment (ORF), we measure student’s words per minute (WPM) and accuracy. Fluency is measured by the number of words read correctly (WRC) in a grade-level passage in one minute. Accuracy is the percent of words read correctly out of the total number of words read.The data collected correlates to DIBILS benchmark assessment and is administered and determined to be grade-level appropriate. The quantitative and qualitative information are entered in our evaluation database, Salesforce, and compiled annually by National Office. This information helps to guide the work and informs improvements

Host Site Program Assessment Survey and Volunteer Satisfaction Survey's are also gathered at EOY.
Examples of Program Success 

Tutor Testimonial:

One child in particular was extremely shy and withdrawn when we started the reading program. You could barely hear her and she did not respond when asked questions. She started to come around but very slowly. Recently at one session to my surprise she started to tell me all about what she was going to do over the weekend and that her grandmother was going to come live with them. Her reading skills have also improved. She is more engaged in what we are reading and smiles more. 


CEO/Executive Director Mrs Janice L. Frechette
CEO Term Start June 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Award Awarding Organization Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 65
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

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

Reporting and Evaluations

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

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Mr. Duane Teevans
Board Chair Company Affiliation Northern Trust Company
Board Chair Term Jan 2019 - Jan 2020
Board Co-Chair Mr. Chris Johnston
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2018 - Jan 2020

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. C.E. Ted Butler Reverse Mortgage Solutions Voting
Mr. Tarek El Nabli Parentis Health CEO/Founder, Board President Voting
Mr. Chris Johnston Community Volunteer Voting
Mrs. Arda Kardjian Parentis Health / Founding Board member Voting
Mr. Mark McNabb Surf City Print - Business Owner Voting
Mrs. Yolanda Menosky Auctions With Flare, Business Owner Voting
Mr. Guy Navarro Parentis Health NonVoting
Mr. Jason Pinegar McDermott & Bull Executive Search Voting
Mr. David Price Price Leisure Group Voting
Mr. Duane Teevans -- --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Guy Navarro Parentis Health NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): Middle Eastern
Gender Female: 2
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 999,999
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

The role of the Strategic Development Committee chaired by the VP and Secretary manages the growth and organizational goals and objectives of the Parentis Foundation. This committee serves as the foundational support for the Board as related to process and procedures, BOD development and compliance.

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Advisory Board / Advisory Council
  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $242,000.00
Projected Expenses $140,000.00
Form 990s

2017 990 Letter of Extension

2017 990 Tax Return

2016 990 Tax Return

2016 990 Tax signature e-file form

2015 No Tax Return - Letter of Explanation

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Total Revenue $135,907 $395,500 --
Total Expenses $97,105 $8,499 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$32,636 $395,500 --
Government Contributions $0 $0 --
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $39,058 -- --
Revenue In-Kind $64,208 -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Program Expense $57,269 -- --
Administration Expense $10,076 $6,760 --
Fundraising Expense $29,760 $1,739 --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.40 46.53 --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 59% 0% --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 42% 0% --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Total Assets $404,144 $395,101 --
Current Assets $14,144 $5,101 --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $11,850 $8,100 --
Total Net Assets $392,294 $387,001 --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.19 0.63 --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% --
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.