Cultural Agents Inc

Address
259 Webster Street No 1
East Boston, MA 02128
Contact
Website: http://culturalagents.org
Phone: +1 (617) 270-8945
Nonprofit
EIN: 47-3387610
Year formed: 2015

Mission

To promote the divergent thinking of arts and humanities in the service of solutions to real life problems. In courses, conferences and community-based projects, we join a range of creative collaborators to feature art and interpretation as integral to active citizenship.
 2016
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2015
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00
Number of employees0
Number of people compensated >$100k0
Number of volunteers1
Number of highly compensated contractors0
Personnel
Abarca, Marco
TitleDirector
Name of key/compensated personMarco Abarca
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00
Alonzo, Pedro
TitleDirector
Name of key/compensated personPedro Alonzo
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00
Falconi, Jose
TitlePresident
Name of key/compensated personJose Luis Falconi
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue
Average hours per week working for org30.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00
Juarez, Benjamin
TitleDirector
Name of key/compensated personBenjamin Juarez
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00
Montoya, Santiago
TitleTreasurer
Name of key/compensated personSantiago Montoya
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00
Paixao, Ilma
TitleDirector
Name of key/compensated personIlma Paixao
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00
Parada, Javier
TitleDirector
Name of key/compensated personJavier Parada
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00
Poma, Gabriela
TitleDirector
Name of key/compensated personGabriela Poma
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00
Sommer, Doris
TitleDirector
Name of key/compensated personDoris Sommer
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue
Average hours per week working for org10.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00
Urbonas, Gediminas
TitleDirector
Name of key/compensated personGediminas Urbonas
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00
de Los Reyes, Eileen
TitleDirector
Name of key/compensated personEileen De Los Reyes
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesEducate teachers and others in education and education-related fields how to leverage the arts and humanities as catalysts for social change in order to advance creative solutions to social challenges in the United States and internationally. Along with public events, seminars and conferences to promote art and artful thinking as resources for leadership, provide training for educators at all levels to integrate art activities into academic teaching in order to promote high-order literacy, innovation, and citizenship.
Program service expenses, total$31,131.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
The teacher training program is called Pre-Texts. Pre-Texts is a train-the-trainers pedagogy developed by the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University, and available to outside partners through Cultural Agents, Inc. The methodology combines three complementary goals of holistic education: high-order literacy, innovation, and citizenship.The simple protocol of Pre-Texts turns educators into facilitators for student-centered learning. Unlike conventional pedagogy (in which teachers pose questions and know answers), here students formulate their own questions to a text and then speculate about possible responses. They also "go off on tangents" to connect independent reading with classroom texts. The program achieves "close reading" by stimulating a range of interpretations. It fosters autonomy and collaboration by students who re-purpose texts and other materials for participatory, eco-friendly, learning.The approach adjusts to the tastes and talents of participants who explore difficult texts as points of departure, pretexts for making art (painting, music, dance, theater, writing, technology, fashion, photography, cooking etc.). As artists, students become users of challenging vocabulary, grammar and concepts in any field, often exploring their personal feelings and concerns. Original work by other students awakens admiration among classmates and sets the ground for good citizenship.
Program expenses$31,131.00
Program revenue$63,862.00
Program descriptionThe teacher training program is called Pre-Texts. Pre-Texts is a train-the-trainers pedagogy developed by the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University, and available to outside partners through Cultural Agents, Inc. The methodology combines three complementary goals of holistic education: high-order literacy, innovation, and citizenship.The simple protocol of Pre-Texts turns educators into facilitators for student-centered learning. Unlike conventional pedagogy (in which teachers pose questions and know answers), here students formulate their own questions to a text and then speculate about possible responses. They also "go off on tangents" to connect independent reading with classroom texts. The program achieves "close reading" by stimulating a range of interpretations. It fosters autonomy and collaboration by students who re-purpose texts and other materials for participatory, eco-friendly, learning.The approach adjusts to the tastes and talents of participants who explore difficult texts as points of departure, pretexts for making art (painting, music, dance, theater, writing, technology, fashion, photography, cooking etc.). As artists, students become users of challenging vocabulary, grammar and concepts in any field, often exploring their personal feelings and concerns. Original work by other students awakens admiration among classmates and sets the ground for good citizenship.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$326,862.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$263,000.00
Investment income, current yr$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$263,000.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$63,862.00
Gross receipts$326,862.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$263,000.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$56,245.00
Total functional expenses: program service $31,131.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$25,114.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$7,458.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$270,617.00
Total assets, beginning of year$0.00
Total liabilities$0.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$0.00
Net assets$270,617.00
Net assets, beginning of year$0.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$270,617.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$270,617.00
Total net assets or fund balances$270,617.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members11
Number of independent voting members11
Cash accountingTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990
Date e-filing submitted2018-01-11
IRS schema version2016v3.0
Filing identifier201733219349300643
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