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. Operation Breakthrough at DeLaSalle
  4. Career Prep Academy
  5. Mental Health Services
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

MO - Jackson County

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

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Overview

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2015-16 Accomplishments: Launching Career Prep Academy - The successful start of the state-certified ProStart culinary arts program in 2015-16 paved the way for two new career-education courses this year at DeLaSalle - Introduction to Construction Trades and Desktop Publishing using Microsoft computer applications. The school is working with area corporate and industry officials to offer additional career-education courses in employment areas that are in high demand while also looking to partner with companies that can offer students internships or real-work experiences.Launching the Teaching and Learning Cycle (TLC) - This training model for new teachers with less than three years' classroom experience was started to help them meet vitally important skills in being effective teachers, such as classroom management, critical thinking, and data collection and analysis. Although the model was developed specifically with new teachers in mind, the program helps all teachers grow and develop their practice in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.Launching of the Trauma-Informed Care, Trauma-Sensitive School (TIC/TSS) training in 2016-17. DeLaSalle's Team of Care (TOC) behavioral health program initiated a yearlong training in August 2016 to help all levels of teachers and staff understand the high prevalence of trauma in all areas of their lives, students' lives, and throughout the community, as well as be trained in knowing how to assist any individual experiencing trauma.Enrollment - As more students find success at DeLaSalle, enrollment continues to rise, from 358 in FY 2015 to 375 in FY 2016. Graduation - DeLaSalle had 65 out of 80 eligible seniors receive diplomas in May 2016, the highest number of graduates in recent years. 2016-17 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 and academic expectations. Senior Capstone: 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 college-career opportunities in a variety of venues, including career and college fairs, internships and class projects.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$91,324.00

Program 3

Operation Breakthrough at DeLaSalle

Effective July 1, 2016, DeLaSalle transferred the daily operations of its longstanding Parent and Child Education Support (PACES) program to Operation Breakthrough, Inc., an established early childcare organization serving infants through school-aged youth in the urban core. The school will continue to offer parenting and early childcare services to its students, staff and others under the name of Operation Breakthrough at DeLaSalle. The center provides a stimulating learning environment for DeLaSalle students' children, while enabling teen parents to remain in school and complete their high school education. The early childcare center also allows students to gain parenting skills and learn where and how to access community help in raising their children.

Category

None of the above

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Adults

Budget

$211,180.00

Program 4

Career Prep Academy

On June 30, 2016, DeLaSalle ceased operations of its Student Press program and expanded its career-readiness focus and strategy to form the Career Prep Academy (CPA) that combines several of its longstanding and proven college-career components along with new and emerging academic and real-world opportunities being offered to its students. The purpose of the CPA is to enable students to graduate from high school and transition successfully from DeLaSalle to the workplace or to post-secondary education with extensive exposure and practical skills that can be applied upon graduation. The Academy currently offers three state-certified career education courses -- ProStart culinary arts, Introduction to Construction Trades, and Desktop Publishing -- plus internships, college and career fairs, dual-credit program, guest speakers, and college tours of area and nearby campuses. Additional career courses, internships and experiences are being pursued.

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 375 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

MO - Jackson County

Additional Documents

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 $4.8 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).Re-established 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. Since joining DeLaSalle, Williamson oversaw the completion of a $8 million capital campaign that provided 18,000 square feet for the expansion of classrooms, the media library, and early childcare center. He also successfully guided the school through the charter school renewal process, which granted DeLaSalle five additional years of operation.

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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