Annual Report 2009, Education Development Center, Inc.
Strengthening communities is a hallmark of EDC’s work around the world in countries such as the Philippines (first slide) and Afghanistan (pictured here). Photos by Karl Grobl
Education Development Center, Inc., is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers, and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development.
Letter from the President
Photo by Mark Ostow
EDC always looks at the glass as “half full.” Even in the most troubled circumstances, we work with people to see beyond obstacles, to tap the richness of our communities, and to build better lives. That reaching out, that optimism and determination, has guided our work for more than 50 years.
In this 2009 annual report, you will see holistic snapshots of EDC’s approach to opening the doors to a better future. You will meet a young Filipino man who dreams of starting his own repair shop, health care practitioners who seek information to help returning veterans, and a South Carolina teacher who has discovered the power of online learning.
EDC stands in solidarity with all those around the world who embrace education as a path toward self-sufficiency, health, and economic security. As we look ahead, we will continue to take on ever more urgent challenges in our world. Crises in the accessibility and quality of education, health needs of increasing complexity, sobering population and demographic trends, and an unpredictable global economy will call upon EDC’s innovation, grit, and expertise.
Letter from the President (page 2)
My respect for the passion, creativity, and capability of EDC’s 1,500 staff members has never been stronger. In 2009, we were entrusted with continued leadership in nationwide education and health initiatives; our research programs in early childhood development, mathematics, science, literacy, and technology flourished; and our international development work grew in scope, sophistication, and nations served. It was a year of growth in capacity, structure, and effectiveness.
EDC’s early leaders were drawn to the wisdom of educator Paulo Freire, whose manifesto—“Education is a constant process for the liberation of human beings”—continues to express our own underlying convictions. We are proud to be part of that constant process, humbled by the urgent challenges around the globe, and committed to putting our full attention and effort toward creating a less troubled and more humane world.
Luther S. Luedtke
President and Chief Executive Officer
Education Development Center, Inc.
EDC combines fresh approaches with technology to advance learning for these schoolgirls in India and for students around the world. Photo by Vinayak Das
Combining energy, passion, and expertise, EDC’s work to create change through learning spans 35 countries and includes all 50 U.S. states.
2009 Highlights: Learning and Teaching
In the United States, EDC improves education for learners of all ages. Photo by L. Barry Hetherington
Learning and Teaching
EDC focuses on domestic education across disciplines, providing professional and curriculum development, integrating technology, developing school/community partnerships and educational policy, and conducting research and evaluation.
Through a federal grant, EDC established resource centers across New England to provide Head Start training and support for teachers, continuing our 20-year commitment to early childhood innovations and professional development.
EDC developed and produced innovative high school curricula, such as Exploring Bioethics and, with support from The James Irvine Foundation, a four-year law and justice program for high schools in California.
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands, which is housed at EDC, conducted and disseminated research, serving about 10,000 schools in New England, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
2009 Highlights: Health and Human Development
Teens and families benefit from EDC’s expertise in health. Photo by Mimi Bernardin
Health and Human Development
EDC advances health and well-being, domestically as well as internationally, through research and evaluation, curriculum development, and technology; by building organizational capacities; and with program design and management.
With the availability of continued funding, EDC was able to expand the regional Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) to a national resource and to manage the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention.
The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention helped more than 350 school districts create safe and healthy schools.
Thousands of teachers in Botswana participated in EDC’s prevention training to implement a national curriculum on HIV and AIDS, also developed by EDC.
2009 Highlights: International Development
Interactive radio instruction enhances learning for schoolchildren in Guinea. Photo by Karl Grobl
EDC improves education for children, youth, and adults, using technology to enhance teaching and learning, and helping young people gain knowledge and skills to lead productive lives.
EDC expanded its international reach by adding new programs in Benin, Rwanda, and Liberia.
EDC’s Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) programs benefited 45 million children and youth in such countries as the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Mali, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zanzibar.
Continued funding made it possible for EDC’s Sudan Radio Service to broadcast six hours of daily news in nine languages, making it a crucial source of information for that war-torn country.
Learning and Teaching
Photo by Rebecca Ducker
A Teacher Transformed
Laura Rand called herself a brick-and-mortar classroom teacher. The South Carolina elementary school teacher always thought the only way to teach was face-to-face, in the front of a classroom. That is, until her employer enrolled her in an online graduate class through EDC’s EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO).
“The quality of learning through discussion forums and group activities was just as good as what I learned in the classroom,” says Rand.
Won over, Rand went on to design an online training course of her own called Children of Poverty. That course is now part of ETLO’s 60-course catalog.
Working in areas that include mathematics, technology, literacy, and early childhood education, EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division advances domestic education programs that span pre-K through grade 12 and beyond.
Health and Human Development
Photo by Charlie Schuck/UpperCut Images/Getty Images
A Veteran Finds Peace
For decades, a single event defined James S., a 50-year-old veteran: civilian deaths he witnessed serving in Vietnam. He harbored guilt and turned to alcohol,
Then James began Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), a highly effective treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which was developed by experts at the National Center for PTSD. EDC has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to package and refine information on CPT, which has proven so successful in treating veterans such as James.
“He identified ‘stuck points’ and worked toward changing them,” says Dr. Kristin Lester of the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System. “CPT allowed him to have a natural resolution about the traumatic event.”
Focusing on prevention, intervention, and care, EDC’s Health and Human Development Division promotes healthy human development where people live, learn, and work.
Photo by Karl Grobl
A Young Entrepreneur
Norudin Kadil, 22, worked on a palay (rice) farm, one of the few jobs available to him in Mindanao, in the south of the Philippines.
“My income was barely enough for food,” he recalls.
Then Kadil joined EDC’s Education Quality and Access for Learning and Livelihood Skills project (EQuALLS2), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. As a result, he and his fellow graduates established an electronics repair shop in the public market.
“Now I hope to establish my own repair shop,” he says.
EDC’s International Development Division collaborates with local partners in more than 35 countries across five continents to make learning more accessible, relevant, and exciting.
ADCARE Educational Institute, Inc. | Adidas Group | Adobe Bank | Adobe Foundation | Al Awn Foundation for Development | Alabama Department of Education | Alamogordo (New Mexico) High School | Alpena Regional Medical Center | American Cancer Society | American Public Health Association | Annie E. Casey Foundation | Antioch University Seattle | Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University | AT&T Foundation | Bertelsmann Foundation | Board of Cooperative Educational Services of New York State | Boston Public Schools | BC Children’s Hospital (British Columbia) | The Brookings Institution | Cabengo LLC | California Department of Education | Capital Region Education Council | The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Fund | The Carter Center | CAVU Foundation Inc. | Charles Stewart Mott Foundation | Charlotte (North Carolina) Catholic High School | Chelsea (Massachusetts) Public Schools | The Chicago Community Trust | Chicago Public Schools | Children’s Center at Groton | Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition | Cisco Systems, Inc. | Citizens Housing and Planning Association | The City University of New York | Clemson University | Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Dolan DNA Learning Center | Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities | Colorado Department of Education | The Community Group | Connecticut Health Foundation | Cook Children’s Medical Center | Corporation for National and Community Service | Council of Chief State School Officers | CRP, Incorporated | Cuyahoga County of Ohio, Board of County Commissioners, Department of Justice Affairs | Densen Family Fund at the Community Foundation of New Jersey | Department of Defense Education Activity | Des Moines (Iowa) Public Schools | Deutsche Bank AG | Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) | Digital Innovations Group/Games for Change | Doris Duke Charitable Foundation | Dr. David and Rebecca Conant | Education International | Educational Video Center | Emory University | Eugene (Oregon) School District 4 J | Everett (Washington) Public Schools | The Exploratorium | ExxonMobil Foundation | F. Felix Foundation | Fall River (Massachusetts) Public Schools | Fetzer Institute | Florida Hospices and Palliative Care | Florida Office of Drug Control, Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention | Focus Marketing, Inc. | Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services | Georgia Afterschool Investment Council | Gertrude B. Nielsen Charitable Trust | Government of Bihar (India) | Government of Karnataka (India), Department of State Education Research and Training | Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition | Grunwald Associates LLC | The Guidance Center | Haile Saeed Group | Hampden-Wilbraham (Massachusetts) Regional Schools District | Hartford Hospital | Hartford Public Schools | Healthy Communities of the Capital Area | Henry Ford Learning Institute | Hewlett Foundation | Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.| Hidden Sparks | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
2009 Funders (page 2)
Houston A+ Challenge | Houston Independent School District | Howard Hughes Medical Institute | INNOVEC | Intel Corporation | Inter-Agency Training Council | The James Irvine Foundation | Jane’s Trust | Janesville (Wisconsin) School District | Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership | The Jed Foundation | Jefferson County Board of Education | Jewelers for Children | Johns Hopkins University | Joy2Learn Foundation | The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center | Lamoille South Supervisory Union (Vermont) | League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC) | LEARN | Linde Family Foundation | The Lodestar Foundation | Lorain City (Ohio) Board of Education | Lorain City (Ohio) Schools | Los Angeles County Office of Education | Louisiana Department of Education | Lumina Foundation | Maine Department of Education | Maine School Administrative District #11 | Margaret Dulany | Massachusetts Board of Higher Education | Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education | Massachusetts Department of Public Health | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General | Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair | Max Kade Foundation | Merck Institute for Science Education | MetLife Foundation | MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation | MGH Revere HealthCare Center | Michigan State University | Midwest Association of Theological Schools | Ministry of Education, Guyana | Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway | Mississippi University for Women | Montachusett Opportunity Council | Mote Marine Laboratory | Mpilonhle | Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. | Museum of the Moving Image | NASA | National Board for Professional Teaching Standards | National Endowment for the Arts | National Geographic Society | National Science Foundation | Nellie Mae Education Foundation | New Bedford (Massachusetts) Public Schools | New Hampshire Department of Education | New Hampshire School Administrative Unit 29 | New Leaders for New Schools | New Mexico Public Education Department | New Mexico State University | New York City Board of Education | The New York City Community Trust | New York City Department of Education | New York Methodist Hospital | New York State Education Department | New York State Health Foundation | Newman’s Own Foundation | Newton (Massachusetts) Public Schools | Norwalk Community Health Center | Noyce Foundation | Open Society Institute | Oregon Health and Science University, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital | Pan American Health Organization | Parametric Technology Corporation | Pearson Education | Pfizer Inc. | Portland (Oregon) Public Schools | Preschool Incubator Project | Primary Source | Public Broadcasting Service | Public Schools of Brookline (Massachusetts) | Pueblo County (Colorado) School District #70 | Ready At Five | Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy | Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
2009 Funders (page 3)
Rider University | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | Rochester (Minnesota) Public School District #535 | Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh | SAE International | Salem (Massachusetts) Public Schools | Sanford Children’s Hospital | Save the Children | Scholastic Inc. | Scranton (Pennsylvania) School District | Sidney and Esther Rabb Charitable Foundation | Sidney R. Rabb Charitable Trust | Sonoma County (California) Office of Education | South Boston Community Health Center | South Coast Business Employment Corporation | Southern Regional Education Board | St. John’s Episcopal Hospital | St. Lucie County (Florida) School District | Stafford County (Virginia) Public Schools | Stanford University | The Starr Foundation | State of Ohio | Sun Prairie Secondary Leadership Institute | Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand | Teachers Development Group | Teaching Matters, Inc. | Texas Instruments Incorporated | Thirteen/WNET New York | Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation | Tom Snyder Productions, Inc. | Tufts Health Plan Foundation | UNESCO | UNICEF | United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education | United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley | Universal Education Foundation | University of California, Berkeley | University of the District of Columbia, Early Childhood Leadership Institute | University of Maryland | University of Missouri | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | University of Northern Iowa | The University of Tennessee | University of Virginia | University of Wisconsin | U.S. Agency for International Development | U.S. Department of Education | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Department of Justice | U.S. Department of Labor | U.S. Department of State | U.S. Department of Transportation | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Van Buren (Arkansas) School District | Verizon Foundation | Vision Education and Media | VSF Germany | Vulcan Productions | The W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation | W.K. Kellogg Foundation | Wabash Center | The Wallace Foundation | The Walt Disney Company (Asia Pacific) Limited | Waltham (Massachusetts) Public Schools District | Wareham (Massachusetts) Public Schools | Washington Alliance for Better Schools | Washington State Department of Labor and Industries | Wellesley College | Western Kentucky University | Westwood (Massachusetts) Public Schools | WFD Consulting | WGBH | Wheeler Clinic, Inc. | Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation | Worcester Child Development Head Start | World Health Organization | Yonkers (New York) Public Schools | Young American Heroes, LLC
2009 Financial Overview
Fiscal years ended September 30, 2009 and 2008
EDC’s revenue exceeded $146 million in fiscal year 2009. A surplus of $977,000 brings our net assets to $12.4 million as of September 30, 2009. EDC continually invests its net assets to support our projects, programs, and research.
Income Statement can be found in the PDF file.
2009 Financial Overview (page 2)
Growth in EDC Activity
Revenues from Fiscal Year 2001 through Fiscal Year 2010 Budget. Revenue is projected to increase 16% in 2010.
Additional information on Growth, Sources of Funding, and Expenses can be found in the PDF file.
2009 Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
Deborah Wadsworth, Chair, Senior Advisor, Public Agenda, New York, New York
Charles Benton, Chairman, Benton Foundation and Public Media Education LLC, Evanston, Illinois
Beatriz Chu Clewell, Principal Research Associate, The Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.
Larry Irving, President, Irving Information Group, Washington, D.C.
Luther S. Luedtke, President and CEO, Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, Massachusetts
William MacArthur, Founder and President, Brooksville Development Corporation, Orlando, Florida
Bradley Palmer, Managing Partner, Palm Ventures, LLC, Greenwich, Connecticut
Linda G. Roberts, National Consultant, Darnestown, Maryland
Vivien Stewart, Vice President, Education Asia Society, New York, New York
Marvin J. Suomi, President and CEO, KUD International, Long Beach, California
Laura Walker, President and CEO, WNYC Radio, New York, New York
Gail T. P. Wickes, New York, New York
Trustee Emeritus, Edwin D. Campbell, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Deceased August 14, 2009
2009 Corporate Officers and EDC Offices
President and CEO Luther S. Luedtke
Senior Vice Presidents
Joanne P. Brady
Robert A. Rotner, Treasurer
Cheryl Vince Whitman
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Cheryl Hoffman-Bray
Ronald C. Israel
Mildred Z. Solomon
Patricia V. Sacco, Ending December 2008
Siobhan M. Murphy, Beginning January 2009
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EDC operates field offices across the United States and in more than 20 countries: Barbados, Benin, Bosnia, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and the West Bank.
EDC is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.