Description:

An independent, nonprofit news service serving as an information source and voice for parents, students, teachers and other members of the community who are working for quality and equality in Philadelphia’s public schools.

Begun:

1994

Website:http://www.thenotebook.org
Office Location:3721 Midvale Ave. Philadelphia, PA
Structure:

501(c)(3) organization (a project of Resources for Human Development Inc.)

Founder:

Eric Joselyn, Myrtle L. Naylor, Paul Socolar, Richard Smith, Cindy Farlino

Executive Director:

Paul Socolar

Approximate number of full-time staff:

5

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

3

Annual operating budget:

$625,719

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

Yes

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

Yes

Diversity statement:

Yes

IRS 990 form posted on website:

No (“RHDs is available”)

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

Yes

Awards:

Community Empowerment Award; Bread and Roses Community Fund, 2003; Second prize in the community blogging category of the Education Writers Association National Education Reporting Awards, 2010

Contact:

notebook@thenotebook.org or 215-951-0330, ext. 2107



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