to succeed in life, but far too many, through no fault of their own, aren’t getting the education they deserve.
More than three million students will drop out of high school every year to face an uncertain future of low earnings, poor health and a high risk for incarceration.
We are passionately committed to righting this wrong. Stand for Children works in 11 states across the country – from classrooms to state capitols – to mobilize Americans around one common goal: improving the odds for American children.
for the tremendous impact for students we have had in the past year. With the support of our parent members and leaders, staff, volunteers, community partners and generous donors, we made important strides forward for kids in 2013:
I could not be prouder of the work we are doing together to help ALL children succeed.
Standing together for children across our nation, we will accomplish even more in 2014 and beyond.
Co-Founder & CEO
Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. To make that happen, we:
from Stand University for Parents with the tools to advocate for their children’s academic success.
Stand UP involves parents in the education of their kids in a way that’s much more meaningful than we’ve ever been able to do."
– Stand UP graduate
This is an organization that leads with results. They talk about real laws, real policies in place helping real children, tens of thousands of children across America."
– Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone
were enacted in our states and districts, ensuring education solutions across our 11 state affiliates.
were secured in new funding for classrooms all across the country.
We’re breaking down stereotypes and breaking down peer pressure from their own peer group. We are seeing kids go to college who otherwise wouldn’t have."
– Ms. Joni Hall, Principal in Federal Way, WA (in response to Stand WA’s support of Academic Acceleration)
in our effort to educate parents and community members about the value of high and consistent standards for all students through the Common Core.
I am proud to belong to Stand for Children because after only a short time in this country my worldview has been greatly expanded and I have come to understand many things I wouldn’t have otherwise known. I have seen and I have felt that my voice truly matters.”
– Lilia Ramirez, CO Member and Parent
My kids are the absolute reason that I decided to become part of an organization that would help parents make a way for their kids to get the best education possible and have their dreams come true. Thank you, Stand for Children."
– Rachel Guidry, 1st Parent Leader, current organizer in LA
Stand for Children Leadership Center is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides leadership development and training to everyday citizens. 2013 was another growth year with the expansion into our 11th state, Oklahoma, the strengthening of National Support Services, and our greatest year of impact. While our cash flows and revenues increased by 42%, our expenses increased by only 16%. This reflects our focus on long-term financial sustainability.
Stand for Children Leadership Center maintains a four-star rating (the highest available) for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent evaluator of charitable organizations.
Stand for Children, Inc., a 501(c)(4) membership organization, was very active during the 2012 election year and expenses increased by 61% over 2011. Continued generous support from members, individuals, and organizations along with funds raised in prior years provided us the financial platform to accomplish important advocacy and electoral work.
Stand for Children has earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.
The results depicted in these graphs and financial summaries are derived from Stand for Children Leadership Center’s and Stand for Children, Inc.’s audited December 31, 2013, financial statements, which contain an unqualified audit opinion. Please direct requests for copies of our audited financial statements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are fortunate to have an extraordinary community of supporters. Our thanks to the following donors who made financial contributions between January 1 and December 31, 2013.
Stand for Children gratefully acknowledges the individuals, foundations, corporations and civic organizations who believe in our mission. By standing together, we amplify our impact in ensuring that ALL children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education.