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4th Quarter 2016 Review, Part 2, of Who’s Pushing Things “First 5” (and K12) Public School “Transformation,” incl. Ounce of Prevention Fund (Sticky, publ. 12-13-2016)

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Blogger Update notes Sept. 27, 2019.  Organizations and causes involved in this post continue to come up.  It overlaps so consistently with the subject matter I’m dealing with (Family Courts).  While ideally, because of its payload (It has an important message to convey about some of the foundation backers’ own IRS returns, and it covers many organizations) it ought to be split right in half and re-publicized: Tax Return Tables and expose, wealthy backers source of family wealth and all. I just don’t know when in the near future I might get to that.  Please take some time on this one — I know I did!!  I do know, from 2019, that I have continued to find Buffett-backed enterprises which are donating to questionable organizations, and even a Center at Harvard. Any would-be funding-followers will be quickly exhausted following it, which apparently is intrinsic to the purpose.  A serious question about how the rich became and stay rich is raised through all this, and what is the underlying motive for ongoing failures to fill out a basic tax return correctly, internally consistent, and truthfully while preaching about getting poor people’s children ready for kindergarten.  //LGH

Continued from (suggest read first): 4th Quarter 2016 Review Part 1, of Who’s Pushing Things “First 5” (and K12) Public School “Transformation” (Sticky, published 12-13-2016)(short-link ends “-536” approx. 16,300 words)

Link to THIS post, Part 2 (published same day) (short-link ends “-5d8” about 16,300 words w/ intro).

First Five Years Fund also names an LLC which shows up on the Ounce of Prevention Fund (IL domicile) tax returns as a “related organization.”  Why wouldn’t the website FFYF.org, which is so interested in educating the public (and particularly its young children) be more forthcoming about the real ownership, international relationships of nonprofit to controlled entities, and the associated trademarks (held in the private sector) to be sponsored with public funding for private profit?


Even where (off-site) it’s related to fellow philanthropists (shown in Part 1 post) that the organization “First Five Years Fund” is organizing or spearheading the campaign (to increase ECE, that’s “Early Childhood Education”), notice the suffix “LLC” is NOT appended.  However, First Five Years Fund IS an LLC (and the sole member is actually “Ounce of Prevention Fund” the nonprofit organization.  That information is available searching Illinois Business Entities Search site.

Remember, it’s on the public to dig out the information about who is taking public funding from various federal agencies, and what is being done with those funds — by whom, and for whom.  A basic vocabulary of how nonprofits and tax-exempt foundations (i.e., private and/or public) are put together would certainly help — and be a good place to start.  Anyhow, “enjoy.”

Towards the bottom of this post (but written much earlier) I also quote Discover the Networks and the “Center for Media and Democracy” (i.e., Right watching Left, and Left watching Right) around a central organization, “Center for Community Change” (and a person involved) — which I came across following through with “Alliance for Excellent Education” (see my last post in November for more on that).  These are, after all, NETWORKS, and how they network is sometimes revealed in tax returns, including older tax returns.  It sure gets interesting, too….

Again, this post of about 16,000 words follows one of about 7,000 words, both published on the same day.
Continued from: 4th Quarter 2016 Review Part 1, of Who’s Pushing Things “First 5” (and K12) Public School “Transformation” (Sticky, published 12-13-2016)

Link to THIS post, Part 2 (published same day).

 

An “OUNCE OF  PREVENTION” (Fund):

A word-search of “Ounce of Prevention Fund” (without specifying any state) Form 990s shows a nicely increasing “total assets” figure in Illinois, and another in Florida.  This search is so easy to do, I’ll just post the image here and not tables with active links.  “Search Again”  Can you see in 2013 $51.6M becomes by 2015 $65.1M, that’s Total Gross Assets?

Wonder what those balance sheets and Schedule B of Contributors have to say, or any independent investment managers (subcontractors) might reveal, relative to any grants:

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December 13, 2016 at 1:48 pm

4th Quarter 2016 Review, Part 1, of Who’s Pushing Things “First 5” (and K12) Public School “Transformation” (Sticky, published 12-13-2016)

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Long post title with shortlink (short enough to “tweet”): 4th Quarter 2016 Review Part 1, of Who’s Pushing Things “First 5” (and K12) Public School “Transformation” (Sticky, published 12-13-2016)

Short link to Part 2 (similar title, “4th Quarter 2016 Review, Part 2, of Who’s Pushing Things “First 5” (and K12) Public School “Transformation,” incl. Ounce of Prevention Fund (Sticky, publ. 12-13-2016). Link will be provided again at the bottom of this post again, both published the same day.  The proportional split is about ⅓ Part 1, here, and ⅔ Part 2, there.  Because of the last-minute decision to split, some references here such as “in this post below” may actually refer to Part 2.

The decision to split was made after discovering important information about an organization called NACCRRA, whose former Executive Director is now positioned high up in the Head Start/Early Head Start and Child Development Fund position at HHS, which is explained on this post. Looking through that situation I was transfixed with the scope, centrality, and purpose demonstrated in the associated tax returns, and spent almost two days going through them, and posting/annotating several images to the blog.

I had never heard of this person’s name, but was reading a post she’d authored on the White House announcement of a billion-dollar campaign for early childhood education (Dec. 2010 Summit).

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(Left Image above is Valerie Jarrett at a 2010 White House Summit on ECE.  More captions provided below where the same images recur, but larger.  I also just noticed (from “ChildCareAware® of America” website) that there is a Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD (Princeton, Harvard, Yale) on the board and wonder if they are family or related.  (2009 FAQs from USNews on the famous White House senior advisor; current from Boston Univ. on Boynton-Jarrett). Also a member of the Yale Child Study Center and a Circuit Judge from Oregon are on that board..

501©3 is NACCRRA, ChildCareAware® Academy Website is, naccrra.smarthorizons.org. Good luck finding an admission of who NACCRRA is on that website, or even a street address (it's a VA address, CA legal domicile, and has been since the start--inc. 1987)

501©3 is NACCRRA, ChildCareAware® Academy Website is, naccrra.smarthorizons.org. Good luck finding an admission of who NACCRRA is on that website, or even a street address (it’s a VA address, CA legal domicile, and has been since the start–inc. 1987)

ChildCare Aware® of America also appears to be a dba (?) of the nonprofit NACCRRA, but not even their 2015 Annual Report lets on the relationship, nor on the bio blurb at HHS of Linda K. Smith, Deputy Assistant Director  (within HHS/ACF) for Early Childhood Development, is the term “Child Care Aware® of America even hinted at:

(See NACCRRA section, below in this post)

(See NACCRRA section, below in this post (read Para. 1 here). My concern: we have a central position for just ONE person, Linda K. Smith, re: nationwide coordination of Head Start, Early Head Start, and Child Care Development Fund, and as a liaison with the US DOE and other federal agencies, and the most recent work experience cited is to an organization going by a DBA not referenced here, nor does the organization’s website use the term “NACCRRA” or in its written out form, nor provide an EIN#, nor a street address.

 

 

All this is high-intensity lookups with major “scope of operations” (basically, the next generation of children in the USA, excepting those who are not in the public school systems only), so IF looking at such things is unfamiliar, it may also be high-intensity reading, but no apologies on this end.  You want to know what’s going on in this country?  You MUST to understand by viewing some of the details.   Is there really something more critical to understand than how our own government works, and with whom it is establishing critical relationships (i.e., the nonprofit = the corporate sector)!

 

Which reminds me, Part 2 also reminds US what are public school districts as government entities, quoting from the US Census of Governments.  Understanding what IS an entity (public or private = government or business) leads to clues where to look for the financials, which is ALWAYS relevant, and sometimes much more relevant than the information provided on any of a variety of websites, whose names, banners, or logos may have little do with the actual entity name.  


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December 13, 2016 at 1:36 pm

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