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OUR STORY​

Waterford UPSTART provides four-year-old children access to the highest form of academic support in their early education at no cost to participants. The program includes personalized family education and coaching, a new computer and Internet if needed, and adaptive educational software. The average Waterford UPSTART graduate enters kindergarten reading at nearly a first-grade level and maintains their gains for years to come.

OUR MISSION

Waterford.org seeks to blend the best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver access, excellence, and equity for all learners.

OUR COMMITMENT​

We recognize that we must continue to develop our approach to this work, employing methods that demonstrate our respect for children and parents, their backgrounds, perspectives, and priorities, and centering cultural proficiency in the creation and modification of our programs and materials. We understand the importance of equity and inclusion in a diverse, multi-site, community-facing organization. This is fundamental to our mission and success, and it takes everyone’s commitment.

80,917

Children helped with
Waterford UPSTART

Partnerships with 500 +
school districts and independent
schools serving PreK to 6

Served more than
a quarter million children
across the country in 2020

Grants

Utah 5-Year Grant

Audacious Grant

EIR Expansion Grant

i3 Investing in Innovation Grant

Blue Meridian Grant

State Funding

Waterford UPSTART expands to include state funding from OH, IN, SC, WI, and NH, with prospects for many more

Supportive Sponsors

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Supportive Sponsors

Waterford.org Partners with 532 Public School Districts and Independent Schools

Board of Trustees Expansion:

Waterford.org is building out our Board of Trustees to help fuel our progress in this next chapter. We aim to add several strong board members who bring exceptional experience, networks, leadership, and passion in early childhood and/or K–12 education. We’re also looking for board members who add racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity.

Open Board Positions

Leader in the field of Early Childhood Education

Waterford.org seeks a passionate, experienced early childhood leader who has a deep understanding of the early childhood education landscape and its programs and systems.

Required Skill Sets and Experience:

  • 10+ years experience working in one or more early childhood settings (e.g., classroom or center, Head Start, health care, government)
  • 5+ years leadership experience
  • Thorough understanding of government programs for young children and families, including purpose, funding, and associated mechanisms
  • Proven commitment to reaching every child

Desired:

  • National profile
  • Representative of underserved communities a plus
  • Thought leader
  • Policy and/or research experience
  • Is a parent
  • Previous board member experience

Leader in the field of K–12 Education

Waterford.org seeks a passionate, experienced K–12 leader with a deep understanding of what it takes to drive effective, large-scale implementations of high-impact programs to improve educational equity.

Required Skill Sets and Experience:

  • 10+ years experience working in the US K–12 system
  • 5+ years leadership experience
  • Proven track record of scaling quality programs across diverse settings
  • Proven ability to partner with outside entities (government, business, philanthropic)
  • Proven commitment to reaching every child

Desired:

  • Broad educational experience at a variety of levels (classroom, school, district, state, federal)
  • National profile
  • Representative of underserved communities a plus
  • Thought leader
  • Previous board member experience

Leader in Finance, Grants, Risk and Compliance

Waterford.org seeks a passionate, experienced leader with experience in finance, accounting, grants, compliance, risk management, strategic planning, and scaling with impact.

Required Skill Sets and Experience:

  • 10+ years experience in nonprofit finance (or corporate with some nonprofit)
  • 5+ years leadership experience
  • Qualified to chair the audit committee and to oversee strong financial management and compliance
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Commitment to reaching every child

Desired:

  • Nonprofit finance experience
  • Representative of underserved communities a plus
  • Grants management, risk management, and compliance experience
  • Experience accounting for government funding and complying with lobbying laws
  • Demonstrated experience driving organizations to long-term sustainability

 

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