"The St. Louis Business Journal published a story on January 6, 2017 about the tax exempt status of the North Campus Partnership. North Campus was founded as a Missouri nonprofit corporation in 2012 serving kids and families in the 63115 and 63107 zip codes of north St. Louis City with an all-volunteer staff. Even today, our founder and board president, Alderman Antonio French, who the article seems to be targeting, serves in a volunteer capacity and is one of our largest donors. 

As North Campus began to grow, we eventually applied for and received an IRS determination letter recognizing its status as a Section 501(c)(3) charity in April 2015. But in May 2015, the IRS issued an "automatic revocation of exemption" due to our failure to file Form 990s the previous three years. As soon as North Campus became aware of the need to file Form 990s for the years prior to receiving 501(c)(3) status, we hired staff to file the required paperwork. That has been done and all paperwork has been submitted to the IRS along with our application for retroactive reinstatement.

In the meantime, we continue to serve hundreds of kids and their families. We look forward to reinstatement of our 501(c)(3) status, but not having the status has not in any way interfered with our abilities to serve our students, their families, and our community."