Educational Institutions

DeLaSalle Education Center

  • Kansas City, MO
  • http://www.delasallecenter.org/

Mission Statement

The mission of DeLaSalle Education Center is to provide a holistic environment that offers students an opportunity to improve learning and life skills. Vision Statement: We envision a community in which all young people achieve a quality education that fosters and stimulates their true potential. Strategy Statement: DeLaSalle Education Center seeks to address the significant life barriers of Kansas City's most underserved urban youth seeking life-long success through a personalized and rigorous course of study, holistic network of services and workforce development.

Main Programs

  1. PROUD (Pupils Recovery Over Use of Drugs) Treatment Program
  2. Personalized Education & Post-Secondary Exploration Program
  3. Parent and Child Education Support (PACES)
  4. Student Press at DeLaSalle
  5. Mental Health Services
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

ruling year

1972

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Mr. Mark S. Williamson

Keywords

Self-reported

Alternative education and job skills for at-risk youth, substance abuse and mental health and early childhood development programs, Annual Movie Benefit Volunteer opportunities, Missouri Tax Credits

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EIN

43-0971728

 Number

1108137473

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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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2014-15 Accomplishments: Charter Renewal - The charter for DeLaSalle was renewed for five more years in February 2015 by the Missouri Board of Education and its sponsor, University of Missouri-Kansas City.Expanding Career Education Offerings - In the 2015-16 school year, DeLaSalle launched its Pro-Start culinary arts curriculum through a partnership with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and the Missouri Restaurant Association. In this state-certified program, DeLaSalle will work with area restaurants and other hospitality businesses to place students in quality internships, through which they can develop the soft and technical skills needed to be successful in the workplace, as well as transition into meaningful full-time employment after graduation. Enrollment Increases -- DeLaSalle saw increased growth as a result of its capital-improvement project, from 313 students in FY 2014 to 358 in FY 2015.Academic Achievement: 82% of the students tested in math during the 2014-15 school year showed an increase in growth and 64% of students tested in reading showed academic gains. 2015-16 Goals: Annual student attendance will increase to 85%.75% of students will increase their reading and math test scores by the end of the year.97% of eligible seniors will graduate annually.

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

PROUD (Pupils Recovery Over Use of Drugs) Treatment Program

This program seeks to decrease the alcohol and drug usage within the DeLaSalle student population and to improve their overall lifestyle and behaviors. Students attending DeLaSalle are vulnerable to many societal pressures that encourage illicit behavior including possible drug and alcohol abuse. By evaluating and intervening as students begin their academic career at DeLaSalle, we are able to influence young people aged 14-21 about the real risks and impacts of substance abuse on their lives. DeLaSalle provides counseling services to prevent the use of substances and to treat mental health dysfunction related to substance abuse. PROUD is a certified outpatient supported recovery program through the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Adults

Substance Abusers (Drug/Alcohol Abusers)

Budget

63,997

Program 2

Personalized Education & Post-Secondary Exploration Program

The Post-Secondary Exploration Program helps students transition successfully from DeLaSalle to the workplace and further their education through three components. Pathways: Students can enroll in up to 9 credit hours at Metropolitan Community College--Penn Valley while still enrolled at DeLaSalle. Students are able to experience the college setting with support from DeLaSalle's Coordinator of Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Readiness. Senior Seminar: Offered for one hour daily for one semester, senior students develop a formalized plan to pursue post-secondary education and/or employment options by visiting college campuses, filling out job applications, participating in community service, and completing FAFSA and ACT test.Practicums: Provide exposure to career opportunities at community-based organizations or with the in-house Student Press program.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$91,324.00

Program 3

Parent and Child Education Support (PACES)

The PACES Program is an intensive and comprehensive program that provides a stimulating learning environment for DeLaSalle students' children, while enabling teen parents to remain in school and complete their high school education. Through PACES, DeLaSalle students gain parenting skills and learn where and how to access community help in raising their children. PACES is licensed through the State of Missouri. PACES is an Early Head Start partnership site and receives consulting services and resources from the Family Conservancy, the grantee for the Head Start program in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.

Category

None of the above

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Adults

Budget

$211,180.00

Program 4

Student Press at DeLaSalle

The goal of the Student Press at DeLaSalle is to improve students' academic and employability skills, enhance their understanding of business, improve self-esteem and integrate academic concepts with real-world work experiences through the operation of a printing business. The Student Press is an innovative, experiential learning program that helps students gain confidence in themselves and their abilities. To enhance the workplace experience, the Student Press offers an integrated learning environment with a focus on math and literacy skills. In preparation for various print jobs, students practice measurements and ratios for the materials, as well as calculate price bids for customers. The program enhances students' math skills through real-world accounting practices of a small business. Additionally, students take an active part in marketing, customer service and sales presentations. The Student Press has a long track record of good student attendance and retention.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 5

Mental Health Services

The Team of Care (TOC) provides assessment, evaluation, individual and group therapy, psycho-educational group, behavior management, and case management services to over 275 students a year in order to meet the mental health needs of the students. All students, both new and returning, receive assessment services. Additional mental health services are provided based on assessed need. DeLaSalle uses a student-centered, strengths-based model wherein the student is empowered to make, and be held responsible for, his/her own decisions. The student and therapist work together to develop a treatment plan that assists the student in achieving his/her goals. Therapists use sand tray, play, art, and poetry as therapeutic techniques to promote self-awareness, express trauma, facilitate change, aid in communication, and address cognitive distortions. This approach is often effective with students who have difficultly verbalizing emotions.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

Funding Needs

DeLaSalle continues to need funding to sustain general operations as well as programming for the comprehensive services delivered to students through a small class size environment and dedicated teaching and counseling staff. In addition, we request:Community Partners who will refer students to DeLaSalle Education CenterVolunteers and Mentors to work with students in an ongoing capacity.Support for professional development for faculty and staff Private and public donors who can provide funding to support the instructional and holistic services, such as individualized classroom support and mental and other health care services and resources for our students who would otherwise not have access to such services.About 32% of DeLaSalle's annual operating budget of $5.2 million must be raised from private and public sources other than federal and state fees and contracts afforded to all Missouri public schools.

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DeLaSalle Education Center
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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DeLaSalle Education Center

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Mark S. Williamson

BIO

In June 2010, DeLaSalle Education Center welcomed its new Executive Director. Mr. Mark Williamson was selected following an extensive and thorough executive search process conducted by MSA Executive Search/Integrated Healthcare Strategies. Williamson joined DeLaSalle with over 25 years in nonprofit administration and extensive experience in holistic services. Most recently, he served as Agency Head of John de la Howe School in McCormick, South Carolina, a state agency providing residential, behavioral, experiential and academic services to approximately 150 children annually. Agency results under Williamson's leadership include: Earned agency accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA).Reestablished the agency's reputation as an effective and efficient service provider for at-risk children.Developed alternative programs for at-risk children including a Wilderness Camp, Equestrian Therapy program, and Service Learning program. Williamson holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Ball State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"One of my favorite times of the year is when the students return and fill the building with their energy. During the first few days of summer, the peace and quiet is kind of nice. However, the niceness quickly fades and I begin looking forward to game time.So, here we are running wide open. And as I take my mid-morning walk through the hallways, I am pleased by what I see: classrooms full and students on task. I am also pleased by what I hear: a low-level buzz that comes from students engaged in learning.Taking advantage of the momentum, the faculty and staff have wasted no time in building on the gains realized by our students last year. I am confident, given our commitment to our mission and the steps we've taken to sharpen our service delivery, our students will continue to grow as we know they can. Carrying the building analogy to a tangible level, the high school is now sporting a brand new, state of the art, roof. The replacement of the roof, a component of the facility expansion project, is so greatly appreciated by all of us. We are grateful to those who made it possible through their generous support of our on-going capital campaign. Whether inside or outside the walls of DeLaSalle Education Center, the rate of productive and meaningful activity is running high. I encourage you to stop by and experience it for yourself."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Paul Strohm

C&C Group

Term: June 2012 - June 2018

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