Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers

At a Glance

National Office: 
333 Westchester Avenue Suite S-208
White Plains, NY 10604
Phone: 914 345-3444 ext. 23
People Served: 
896
Tax ID: 
134049153

Focus area(s):

Early Education
College Access
Mentoring

Description

Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers is focused on closing the achievement gap for minority students (especially males), improving the students' ability to be college- or employment-ready and increasing the diversity of the teaching force.

Impact and Outcomes

Ninety percent of program participants graduate from high school.
Ninety-six percent of graduating participants are admitted to college.
Seventy-five percent of program participants are the first generation to attend college.
Seventy percent of program participants earn a college degree.
Ninety-three percent of TSTT teachers teach for at least three years.
Ninety percent of TSTT teachers teach for at least five years.

Mission & Goals

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers’ mission is to recruit, mentor and train culturally diverse and economically challenged students from high school through college and place them as effective teachers and committed leaders who strengthen schools and communities.

The organization’s goal is to be the national career development model that is recognized for addressing teacher shortages and increasing the number of culturally diverse educators and other professionals.

Program

TSTT’s Full Circle Teacher Preparation Model provides students longitudinal support and supplemental instruction from high school through college and into the classroom as a teacher.  The fundamentals of the program are grounded in:

Academic Achievement. Freshmen Students can be accepted to the program with a GPA as low as 2.0 if they make the commitment to achieve a 3.5 GPA by their senior year. Throughout the program students receive training in study skills and time management, review of their GPA with targeted objectives for improvement, and ongoing academic assistance.
 
Attendance Management. Quarterly reviews are conducted with increased frequency if there is a deficiency.
 
Student Responsibilities. Students must meet program requirements for: tutor training and peer tutoring; attendance at career development workshops and the Transforming Teaching with Technology Conference; teacher shadowing and co-teaching; SAT preparation; college visits; summer internships; portfolio presentation; and interview preparation (seniors).
 
Process Execution. The components include: student and teacher recruitment; ongoing mentoring; managing the logistics of executing workshops and conferences; consistent instruction and practice at all student levels; college access facilitation; placement assistance; student and teacher persistence and retention; and ongoing teacher support.

Impact

Currently, TSTT operates its program in six regions in the eastern United States:

  • Greater Hudson Valley, New York
  • New York City
  • Greater Rochester, New York
  • Prince William County, Virginia
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Greater Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts

There are a total of 766 active program participants composed of:

  • 355 high school students
  • 305 college students
  • 106 teachers

The ethnic composition of participants is:

  • 47% African American
  • 4% Asian
  • 13% Caucasian
  • 32% Hispanic
  • 4% Other Ethnicities

An evaluation to validate the goals of TSTT and the dual impact of TSTT’s “High School to Career Teacher Training Program” on participants and the students they teach was completed in 2010.  This evaluation was conducted by Dr. Bruce Cooper, Professor of Education Development at Fordham University.  The findings indicate strong support of and benefits from the program professionally and personally.

 

The TSTT program has consistently yielded results that exceed the national averages for minority students. The metrics are:

 

Measurement                       TSTT             National

 

High School Graduation         90%                  78%

 

College Admissions                96%                  29%

 

College Persistence                83%                   54%

 

College Graduation                70%                   24%

 

Every year, each TSTT Program participant has a positive impact on a member of the community. For TSTT's program, community impact is determined by the number of people that are positively affected by a TSTT program participant at each participation level. Activities that generate impact include: tutoring, teacher shadowing, internships, summer employment and teaching.

 

Over the next three years, TSTT projects to positively impact the following numbers of people in the community:

 

 FY13                          FY14                             FY15                   

56,296                       86,660                         130,392                    Total: 273,348

 

Growth Plan

Economic Model. The cost of a typical high school program is $3,000 per student per year. TSTT’s go-forward targets are for a minimum cohort of 10 students per replication high school within a region and 50 students per expansion region.  

 
The programs in the existing regions will be sustained through systemic growth during FY13, and expansion into a new region is expected to take place in FY13. Over the succeeding two years, systemic growth is projected in all regions, including the FY13 expansion region, and expansion into five additional regions is planned.
 
The primary sources of funding are:
  • Program Fees - charged directly to high school districts.
  • Foundation Contributions - continue to grow in spite of economic pressures.
  • Individual Contributions - include planned giving which is in its infancy with the Program, fund raising events and board member contributions.
  • In-Kind Services - have been consistent over the past several years.
TSTT is confident that its renewed focus on Male Teachers of Color; STEM, ESL and Special Education; and Student Leadership will enable it to achieve its objectives of significant increases in funding from multiple sources, a 100 percent increase in program regions and 460% increase in the student participation.
 
Growth Plan. To implement its growth plan, TSTT requires $5.5 million in expansion capital over three years. The projected sources of the funding are:
  • $2.1 million from corporations and foundations.
  • $2.3 million in program fees.
  • $0.3 million from individual giving.
  • $0.8 million in capital earmarked for growth support (*).
 Individual giving above $0.3 million will be used to offset shortfalls in all other categories.
 
The projected three-year increases in each segment of program participants for FY13 through FY15 are:
  • High school students: 90%, 87% and 57% respectively.
  • College Students: 29%, 43% and 57% respectively.
  • Teachers: 47%, 38% and 40% respectively.
 
TSTT projects to increase its program participation significantly over the next three years, and the program management staff will increase at approximately the same rate; however, the headquarters and administrative expense will increase at a lower rate and will be focused on enhancing:
  • Business development.
  • Infrastructure.
  • Marketing.
  • Public relations.
  • Fundraising.
There are checkpoints in each of the next three years at which there will be an evaluation of current practices to realistically forecast the year-end results and benchmark the potential for continued achievement of annual objectives.
 
At the current level of 660 participating students, TSTT’s Program has had exponential growth from the original cohort of 7 students. Over the next three years, TSTT will build its capacity to meet the 21st century challenges facing our schools and our communities.

Location of Sites

National Office: 
333 Westchester Avenue Suite S-208
White Plains, NY 10604
Phone: 914 345-3444 ext. 23
List of locations

To make a contribution to a program site:

  1. Click on the "Make a Contribution Now" button and include the name, city and state of the program you would like to support, in the "notes" text box on the organization's donation form, if available.
  2. If a "notes" or "designation" box is not available, write the city and state on your check in the "notes" section or call the national office to designate your contribution to a local program site.

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Financials

Most Recent Budget

Year Ended:

2014

REVENUE

Corporate Grants: 
$190,000
Foundation Grants: 
$285,245
Government Funding: 
$0
Contributions from Individuals: 
$17,150
Special Events: 
$40,000
Program Services Fees: 
$998,600
Membership Dues: 
$0
Other Earned Income: 
$0
Other Revenue: 
$220,108
Other Revenue (Description): 
In-kind services
Total Revenue: 
$1,751,103

EXPENSES

Salaries, Related Salaries & Professional Fees: 
$975,049
Occupancy: 
$58,533
Travel & Entertainment: 
$40,000
Office Supplies, Printing, Postage: 
$241,132
Telephone & Communications: 
$13,800
Payments to Affiliates: 
$0
Other Expenses: 
$422,589
Other Expenses (Description): 

In-kind services

Other Expenses (Description): 

Total Expenses: 
$1,751,103

NET GAIN/LOSS

Net Gain/Loss: 
$0

Prior Year Actuals

Year Ended:

2013

REVENUE

Corporate Grants: 
$220,600
Foundation Grants: 
$363,950
Government Funding: 
$0
Contributions from Individuals: 
$3,476
Program Services Fees: 
$751,156
Membership Dues: 
$0
Other Earned Income: 
$0
Other Revenue: 
$217,534
Special Events: 
$18,045
Total Revenue: 
$1,574,761

EXPENSES

Salaries, Related Salaries & Professional Fees: 
$900,584
Occupancy: 
$60,344
Travel & Entertainment: 
$44,370
Office Supplies, Printing, Postage: 
$304,634
Telephone & Communication: 
$13,492
Payments to Affiliates: 
$0
Other Expenses: 
$229,740
Other Expenses (Description): 

In-kind services: $135,763

Ossie Davis Scholarship payment: $1,250

Management and general expenses: $176,188

Total Expenses: 
$1,553,164

NET GAIN/LOSS

Net Gain / Loss: 
$21,597

Major Funders

  • Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
  • Bridgeport Inner City Foundation
  • Entergy Foundation
  • Fairfield County Community Foundation
  • Jandon Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • Lanza Family Foundation
  • MBIA Foundation
  • New York Life Foundation
  • People’s United Community Foundation
  • Rochester Community Foundation/John F. Wegman Fund
  • United Federation of Teachers
  • United Way of New York City/Colgate Palmolive
  • United Way of Westchester Putnam
  • Wachovia Foundation
  • Westchester Community Foundation