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First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 200 million books and educational resources to programs and schools. It was founded in 1992. Its headquarters is in Washington, DC. It has 654 employees. It’s a type of nonprofit organization. Its specialties are Literacy, Education, Basic Needs, Children's Books, Books, And Education Resources. Their annual estimated revenue is $10 million. Its top competitors are Reading Is Fundamental Inc, Page Ahead, Reach Out and Read, Literacy Partners Inc, Reader Inc, Baltimore Reads Inc, and Family Reading Partnership. Its stands in the way for kids in low-income communities, including scarce books and learning materials and a lack of diversity in the books that do reach them. Its mission is to build a path out of poverty through educational equity. Their purpose is as bold as it is urgent: To create systemic change. To ensure equal access to quality education. To empower every educator and all the children in need whom they serve.

Nonprofit
$50M to $100M
Small
Multiple locations
Promoters & Agencies, Museums / Historical Sites / Zoos / Parks, Performing Arts Companies, Libraries & Archives Companies, Book Stores, Clothing Retailers, Food & Beverage Retailers, Hobby / Games Retailers, Motor Vehicle Retailers, Niche Retailers
1992
Kyle Zimmer

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Professional experience

How many years of experience do First Book employees have before joining?
Years of experience at First Book: Newcomers: 21%, Experiencers: 12%, Experts: 19%, Veterans: 48%. First Book employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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What industries did First Book employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of First Book: Social Advocacy Organizations, Elementary & Secondary School, Niche Education, Colleges / Universities, Grantmaking & Charity Organizations. First Book employees most likely come from a Social Advocacy Organizations industry background.
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Where did First Book employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at First Book: Small: 53%, Medium: 9%, Large: 38%. Most First Book employees have previously worked at small companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at First Book study?
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Where did employees at First Book study?
George Mason University
Ithaca College
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at First Book?
Time employed at First Book: <1: 3%, 1-3: 37%, 4-8: 33%, 9-13: 12%, 14-20: 8%, 20+: 7%. Most First Book employees stay with the company for 1-3 years which is less than the industry average.
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How does First Book rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at First Book: 40.4% Male and 59.6% Female. Age ratio at First Book: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 42%, 31-40: 17%, 41-50: 19%, 51-60: 12%, 60+: 10%. First Book rates - 5.6% more female than the industry average. Most First Book employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does First Book rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at First Book: medium. First Book ranks medium for career advancement which is above the industry average.
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What companies do First Book employees go on to work at?
Future employers of First Book: 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now, AARP, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, Active Minds, AFC Scholarship Foundation Inc. People who work at First Book most typically go on to work for the 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now.
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50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now
AARP
AASA, The School Superintendents Association
Active Minds
AFC Scholarship Foundation Inc

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When was First Book established?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
1992.
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gender breakdown at First Book?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
gender ratio is 59.6% female, 40.4% male.
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What industry does First Book belong to?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Non-Profit/Volunteering.
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Where is First Book’s HQ?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Washington, DC.
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What’s First Book’s yearly revenue?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
$50m to $100m, i think
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What companies are similar to First Book?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
these are similar: Children's Literacy Initiative, KaBOOM!, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, ProLiteracy Worldwide, Reach Out and Read, Reading Is Fundamental, Reading Partners, ReadWriteThink
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What’s the name of First Book’s CEO?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Kyle Zimmer.
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What’s the average length of tenure at First Book?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Typically 1-3 year(s).
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what kind of companies did First Book employees work for?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Small companies before First Book.
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what are the chances of career advancement at First Book?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
medium.
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving First Book?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now, AARP, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, Active Minds, AFC Scholarship Foundation Inc, Almo, American Express, American Psychological Association.
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Who are the top previous employers of First Book employees?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
from what i found these companies Achieving the Dream, American Psychological Association, Baltimore City Public School System, BOKAMOSO YOUTH FOUNDATION, Books for America, Borders, Urban Teachers, YSA (Youth Service America).
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How old are First Book’s employees in general?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
21-30.
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Where did most of First Book employees go to school?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
George Mason University, Ithaca College, University of Maryland-College Park, University of Maryland-University College, University of Pennsylvania.
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