The Student Success Impact Suite

Our Founding Practice

Our work reaches back to the 1990s, when our founder was volunteering as a tutor and mentor with a small, Chicago-based nonprofit — an organization that didn’t always have the capacity to track impact, use data, or provide timely support to its volunteers.  As a result, the children being served weren’t receiving quality services.

From these experiences, we began our work with a focus on tutoring and mentoring programs, helping programs to develop the capacity to collect and use their most important information so that the children and adult learners they’re serving truly thrive.  Today, student success and mentoring efforts continue represent a significant portion of our practice.

Types of Programs Using this Suite

Education & Youth Development

People

a tool to manage records for students, tutors, teachers, mentors, & coaches
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The America Learns system, with all its capabilities, allows us to leverage our small staff to serve a large population of AmeriCorps members in a useful, efficient, and differentiated way…. Simply put, America Learns makes Coach Across America a better program.

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- James Kallusky, Coach Across America
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I love you guys so much!

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- Donna Harper, AmeriCorps Tallhassee
Manage and communicate with all of your people.
From applicant to alumni records, we have you covered.
Got Attachments?
Attach files, from applications to background check files.
Experience freedom.
It’s completely customizable and totally intuitive, so everybody on your team will know how to use it in minutes.

Data+

a tool to measure, report, and advance your impact
Makes it easy to share your story
Get clear, accurate information to communicate your program’s value.
Tracks the progress of each individual you’re serving
Track your organization’s short- and long-term impact on students, learners, and mentees.
Simplifies grant writing and reporting to funders
We simplify the grant writing and reporting process so you have more time to use the data you’re collecting.
Takes you beyond “How many?” and into “How well?”
Basic numbers only tell you so much.  We help you measure the true difference you’re making.
Brings data to the front lines
Empower tutors, teachers, mentors, and coaches on the front lines with data they can use to learn what’s working, what isn’t, and why.
Informs data-driven program-enhancements
We make sure you have the capacity to put your data to use.

Learn

a tool to facilitate reflection, knowledge sharing, and skill development
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[With the America Learns Impact Suite], not only have we been able to grow our program and serve more girls, but also increase the quality of support we give our volunteers, increase staff productivity, and streamline our evaluation process.

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- Meghan Arrigo, Girls For A Change
Supports learning and development of your people on the front lines
Make sure your tutors, teachers, mentors and coaches get the targeted support they need when they need it.
Builds your program’s institutional memory
The most innovative and effective strategies being implemented on the front lines today should be available to learn from tomorrow. Make that happen.
Cuts out messy listservs and message boards 
Build a learning community without the hassle of outdated technologies.

The National Resource Library

provide even more support to your people
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What’s really convenient is that [the Network] is right on target.  I don’t have to waste my time and search and search and say like, ‘Ok, well here they gave me this really broad resource and now I have to narrow it down to where my specific problem is.’  You guys are very specific and that’s exactly what I think is needed for tutors.

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- Mentor, Long Beach BLAST
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It’s nice to read the support and challenge resources, because you don’t feel like you’re going through it alone.  You know that someone else is going through it also. When you have a success, you can share it, and maybe other people will benefit from it also.  And when you have a challenge, there’s some help out there for you.

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- Mentor, Florida State University

What’s in the Library?
Tap your tutors, teachers, mentors, and coaches working on the ground into a massive, curated library of strategies and lesson plans.  The resources come from the highest-performing organizations that have used this Impact Suite since 2003, along with partners including Peace First, Friends For Youth, Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate, and Sparknotes.

Communicate

a tool to get your people the info they need, when they need it
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When the annual contractual cost of AL is deducted, the savings is still over $8,000 [annually]…. the reduction in staff work load has resulted in greatly reduced stress for staff—something that is hard to put a price tag on, but believe me, it’s priceless!

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- Randee Williams, Fmr. Director, America Reads Mississippi
Gets info to your front lines immediately
Whether you need to blast out a text or an e-mail, we have you covered.
Meets people where they are (their phones)
Did you know that 88% of e-mails now go unread, while just 2% of texts go unread?  Be confident that your entire front line is hearing you.

Pricing

simple, flat-rate pricing

We designed the Education & Human Development Impact Suite to be extraordinarily flexible. That flexibility allows you to twist and turn the Impact Suite in any which way to get what you need – without having to ever worry about surprise charges or customization fees.

Our simple, flat-rate pricing aligns with your organization’s size so that it makes sense for your budget.