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Don Bosco Education Center

  • Kansas City, MO
  • www.donbosco.org/dbhs

Mission Statement

The mission of the Don Bosco Charter High School is to develop a school that empowers students to be in charge of their own goals and objectives in order to become lifelong learners in anticipation of a positive future. It accomplishes this mission by providing a caring, guiding and safe environment that promotes learning and personal growth.

Main Programs

  1. Secondary Education
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer since 2003

Self-reported

Mr. Nicholas Scielzo

Keywords

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High School School-to-Work Alternative Education At-Risk Youth Job Skills and Training

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EIN

43-1887592

 Number

1728000956

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

ndary & High Schools (Eec)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The vision of the Don Bosco Education Center is to create a
safe and supportive environment wherein the faculty and staff will strive to
instill the knowledge, skills, and habits necessary for students to achieve
their full potential. During the 2009-2010 school year, Don Bosco made major
strides toward providing a quality education for students who have not thrived
in traditional school settings. Additionally, in 2009-2010, Don Bosco graduated 51 students, many of whom would not have otherwise achieved a high school
diploma. The Center strives to equip students with skills that will help
them become self-sufficient through coursework in life skills, anger
managment and character education that is required for all students. Don
Bosco also better prepares students for the 21st Century workforce by incorporating technology into the curriculum, made available through the Center’s library and
media center. However, the work of the Don Bosco Education Center is ever
evolving. Major goals for 2010-2011 include increasing the school's average
daily attendance (ADA), better engaging parents in their student's learning
process, and offering teacher in-service training to improve their teaching and
effectiveness.

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

Secondary Education

The Don Bosco Education Center is an alternative, charter high school focused on meeting the needs of students who are at risk of dropping out. Experienced staff, individual attention, tailored schedules, motivational programming, and specialized courses help students overcome challenges and achieve academic success.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

At-Risk Populations

Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent

Minorities

Budget

2117470.50

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

Funding Needs

The top five most pressing needs of the Don Bosco Education Center include: building renovations, including roof, HVAC, plumbing and window repairs; general operating funds; a mental health counselor within the school; and investment in curriculum revisions, including the implementation of enhanced science and math curricula.

Accreditations

Central Missouri State University (CMSU) Annual Charter School Review

North Central Association of Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement - Accreditation

Affiliations + Memberships

Alliance of Greater Kansas City United Ways Agency Certification

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DON BOSCO EDUCATION CENTER INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Don Bosco Education Center

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Nicholas Scielzo

BIO

Mr. Scielzo has extensive international banking, business and non-profit experience. He has spent a significant part of his life supporting and working with various non-profit organizations. Mr. Scielzo is the former President of the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation and has served on various non-profit boards of directors in Kansas City and in other places where he has lived. After receiving a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce from the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Scielzo joined the Peace Corps and worked for two years in Ecuador. Upon his graduation from Tulane University's Graduate School of Business, he began his international banking career with Citibank where he worked in New York, Peru and Pakistan. He worked for several large regional financial institutions including Mercantile Bank and Gold Bank in Kansas City where he managed their International Banking Departments.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"As one of Don
Bosco’s six community centers, the Education Center contributes to Don Bosco’s
comprehensive services by providing an education for youth who have struggled
with success in a traditional high school setting. A well-rounded education is
crucial to an individual’s success in life. Education provides the motivation
and confidence to empower an individual to obtain meaningful employment, break
the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families, and become contributing
members in their communities. What truly makes Don Bosco a comprehensive
organization is the assistance the Education Center’s students and families can
find at Don Bosco’s other centers to ensure they can receive support they need
while obtaining an education that is crucial to their futures."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. M. Albert Dimmitt Jr.

Metropolitan Community Colleges - Penn Valley

Term: June 2007 - June 2012

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