Educational Institutions

Jubilee Catholic Schools Network

  • Memphis, TN
  • www.jubileeschools.org

Mission Statement

The Jubilee Catholic Schools Network provides an academically rigorous and vibrantly Catholic education that prepares students to become all that God created them to be both today and tomorrow.

Main Programs

  1. Education That Works
Service Areas

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Tennessee

The Jubilee Catholic Schools Network serves Memphis and the surrounding communities. We have nine schools located in the following neighborhoods:BinghamptonMidtownFrayserHickory HillSouth MemphisOrange MoundWhitehavenDowntownVollintine-Evergreen

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Mrs. Kristi Baird

Keywords

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Miracle in Memphis, Jubilee, Catholic Diocese, Blue Streak, Catholic School

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Also Known As

Jubilee Catholic Schools Network

EIN

06-1691074

 Number

7262283878

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Today, the Jubilee Catholic Schools Network serves approximately 1,585 students each year across nine schools: eight elementary and one middle/high school. In our diverse student population, 30% of students are Catholic while the majority come from other faith traditions, 94% of students are racial minorities, and 87% of families are economically disadvantaged. To better serve families' needs, Jubilee Catholic School tuition operates on a sliding scale supported by significant need-based scholarships. Upon graduating from a Jubilee elementary school, students are encouraged to continue their Catholic education and are granted assistance if they enroll in a Catholic middle or high school. The 'Second Step' scholarship is also awarded to students based on income, although, due to the changes in costs for middle and high school, the percentage of the tuition paid varies. Beyond being highly accessible, the Network strives to also provide the highest quality education to our students. In the 2014-2015 academic year, we achieved a new landmark when our students earned scores above the national average in reading, language arts, and math. Our kindergartners also continue to excel, showcasing their excellent foundation in reading by scoring at the 92nd national percentile.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Education That Works

The ETW program is a corporate internship program that is fully integrated into the curriculum at Memphis Catholic High School. Through this innovative program, Memphis Catholic students' educations are extended beyond the classroom to include real-world, corporate internships, which provide a unique opportunity for students to connect their current educational experience with the real-world professional experience they will encounter today, in college, and beyond.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Other Named Groups

Budget

$125,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our organization's overarching goal is to prepare students to become all that God created them to be. Because our schools operate in some of Memphis' most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, we are uniquely positioned to combat and even reverse the achievement gap. Our impact allows us to help students regardless of race, socioeconomic status, and religion effect positive change in their own lives, the lives of their family, and within their community. To achieve this lasting social impact, the Jubilee Catholic Schools Network has adopted the following goals for the next five year period: Schools will strengthen their Catholic identity.Students will possess the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, fortitude, piety, and fear on the Lord.100% of religion teachers will have proper Diocesan certification.All schools will increase integration of Gospel values, faith and moral development, and respect for religious and cultural differences.Schools will become more strongly connected to their Parishes.Students will learn at exceptionally high levels.By the end of 8th grade, students will average in the 66th NCE (77th percentile) on the Iowa Assessment for reading and math.By the end of 6th grade, students will average in the 60th NCE (68th percentile) on the Iowa Assessment for reading and math.According to the classroom observation rubric, 100% of Jubilee classrooms will be classified at least "Good" and the average of all classes combined will be "Excellent" in terms of academic rigor, student engagement, and physical environment.The long-term sustainability of the Jubilee Schools will be ensured.The Development team will create a sustainable revenue base through a robust annual fund made up of generous and ample donors.The Development team will raise $1.9 million from donors in the 2015-2016 fiscal year and increase annually by $500,000.The Development team will raise $900,000 in Major Gifts through increased face-to-face solicitations.The Operations team will maximize tuition income through increased enrollment and improved tuition collection.Our schools will maximize enrollment and operate at capacity.All schools will be at full capacity by the 2018-2019 school year.The Jubilee Leadership team will establish an effective and efficient infrastructure to support the network's schools.Schools will receive exceptional support in tuition collection, budgeting, and program and facilities maintenance.A new Board of Directors will govern the Network and establish key focus areas.Principals and teachers from all schools will receive regular communications about major accomplishments, network events, and announcements pertaining to any schools within the network.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Schools will strengthen their Catholic identity.We will increase volunteer participation from Parish members.Students will attend mass and religion class regularly.Students and teachers will pray throughout the day.We will provide professional development in the Catholic faith for non-Catholic teachers.Principals and Support office team members will increase communication with the Parish priests.Students will learn at exceptionally high levels.Establish a new Principal's Academy to strengthen the pipeline for future schools leaders.Provide more support for educators in professional development, curriculum, data analysis, teacher recruitment, and technology support.Improve educator's knowledge of best practices in reading instruction.Improve educator's ability to use data to drive instruction.Increase participation in Teach Like a Champion workshops.Extend the length of the school day.Expand the extended year model to all Jubilee schools.Adopt a year-round school calendar.The long-term sustainability of the Jubilee Schools will be ensured.Establish a development committee of the Board to support major gifts and board giving.Develop a strong case for support and collateral materials to be used by board and staff for communications and fundraising.Build a strong fundraising and communicating team.Create more ways to engage donors and connect them with schools and students.Establish a monthly giving, or re-occurring giving program.Develop a communications plan to increase awareness and interest in JCSN.Establish and track annual development expectations and prospecting, grant attainment, grant compliance, as well as tracking program grants to ensure replacement funding.Maintain a lean operating budget and implement healthy financial practices.Our schools will maximize enrollment and operate at capacity.Enhance student recruitment efforts.Create more community awareness of Jubilee schools and scholarships.Strengthen relationship with Parishes and neighborhoods.Hire a part-time community engagement and recruitment officer.Develop a student recruitment system to manage and track relationships and next steps leading to enrollment.Attend community events in neighborhoods surrounding schools.The Jubilee Leadership team will establish an effective and efficient infrastructure to support the network's schools.The Jubilee Support office will help facilitate tuition collection, school budgeting, implementing the schools' meal program, and submitting requests for facilities and technology maintenance.Principals will meet monthly as a group with members of the Support office.An internal newsletter will keep educators and support office team members aware of important announcements, events, and accomplishments across the network.Teachers of each grade from different schools will meet and share ideas once per semester.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Jubilee Catholic Schools Network is built on a strong foundation of experienced and effective staff, committed families, and generous donors. The Jubilee Support Office unites experienced and dedicated professionals under the direction of Dr. David Hill. Through their expertise in management, budgeting, development, communications, local and federal nutrition and funding guidelines, academic content, and best teaching practices, the Jubilee Support Office is able to create an environment conducive to excellent teaching and learning. Their work ensures that Jubilee Schools provide the best impact to the largest number of students possible. In addition, Jubilee Catholic Schools are attended by families who are both appreciative of and committed to the Jubilee mission. 54% of parents choose Jubilee first and foremost for the faith-based/Catholic learning environment, and 32% choose it for its excellent reputation. Our parents sign a pledge at the beginning of each school year promising to be an active participant in their child's education. This partnership allows all attending families to get the most out of a Jubilee education. Finally, Jubilee would not be where it is today without its loyal and generous donors. Partnerships with the Hyde Family Foundations and several anonymous donors have allowed the Jubilee Schools to thrive and flourish. While we are grateful for our donors, we are also committed to developing a broader base for our fundraising efforts. Through improved donor identification and solicitation, we hope to ensure Jubilee's future for many years to come.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

The Jubilee Catholic Schools Network serves Memphis and the surrounding communities. We have nine schools located in the following neighborhoods:BinghamptonMidtownFrayserHickory HillSouth MemphisOrange MoundWhitehavenDowntownVollintine-Evergreen

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Funding Needs

The Jubilee Catholic Schools Network operates because of the generosity of donors. 73% of our funding comes from individual and corporate philanthropy and every day of the calendar year costs approximately $25,000 in donor funding. While our primary need is funding for scholarships and tuition assistance (this year's fundraising goal is $1.9 million), our schools are also always grateful for the following:BooksComputers/technologyVolunteers to read with our students, visit classrooms, and provide career presentationsCorporate sponsorship for the Education That Works internship program

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CATHOLIC MEMPHIS URBAN SCHOOLS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Jubilee Catholic Schools Network

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Kristi Baird

BIO

Kristi Baird has been in education for over 18 years, serving as a teacher, guidance counselor, vice principal, principal, and assistant superintendent of Catholic Schools. Kristi is serving as the Interim Leader of the Jubilee Catholic Schools Network. Kristi began her career in education in the public school system and taught special education in a local private school. She then accepted a third grade teaching position at St. John Catholic School, a Jubilee school in the Orange Mound area. She served ten years at St. John as a teacher and administrator. She was named Assistant Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Memphis in 2013. Kristi began in the Jubilee schools and her heart remains in the Jubilee Schools Catholic Network.

Kristi and her husband Brian have 3 sons and are parishioners at St. John Catholic School. Kristi received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Memphis and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Christian Brothers University.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. David Wedaman

Re Trans

Term: Oct 2015 - June 2017

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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