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Elijah House Academy

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Richmond, VA   |  www.elijahhouseacademy.org

Mission

The mission of Elijah House Academy is to provide an accessible choice in education that cultivates the hearts, minds, and bodies of our city’s children for God’s glory and Richmond’s flourishing.

Ruling year info

1991

Head of School

Mr. Jesse Gemmell Kell

Main address

6627 Jahnke Road

Richmond, VA 23225 USA

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EIN

54-1522331

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Protestant (X21)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The mission of Elijah House Academy is to provide a Christ-centered and accessible choice in education that cultivates the hearts, minds, and bodies of our city's children for God's glory and Richmond's flourishing. The majority of our students, transitional kindergarten through eighth grade, are either economically disadvantaged or educationally disenfranchised; and EHA offers all of our learners a safe place to grow in confidence and purpose. Because Elijah House Academy provides tuition on a sliding scale, it is an excellent and accessible choice for all Richmond families. Every student is equipped with the academic and social-emotional skills required to succeed in the classroom, home, and society. We do this by offering our students a liberal arts education, public speaking, habit formation, academic support, mentorship, enrichment classes, and athletics - all in a small classroom environment.

Our programs

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

Student Scholarship (full)

Each family at Elijah House Academy pays a percentage of the total tuition, based on a sliding scale of household income. Most students pay between $100 and $200 a month.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The purpose of the athletic program at Elijah House Academy is to foster physical development and athletic skills while teaching the value of personal discipline, character, commitment, and the subordination of self-interest to the higher goal of team achievement. This growing athletic program includes middle school girls volleyball, middle school boys soccer, and middle school boys and girls basketball teams, and a middle school, co-ed track team. The school partners with Blue Sky Fund, Camp Hope, and the Relationship Foundation to make the sports and after-school programs operate.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Every student at Elijah House Academy has a staff mentor. The pairs meet together regularly to foster success in the classroom and in the students' relationships in school, during athletics, and at home.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Associate of Christian Schools International 2016

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 2016

Awards

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

The mission of Elijah House is to provide a Christ-centered and accessible choice in education that cultivates the hearts, minds, and bodies of our city's children for God's glory and Richmond's flourishing. EHA assists parents by empowering them with a choice in their child’s education. The necessity and value of this choice are best understood within the context of the typical environment found in inner-city communities. The attention, nurture, structure, and discipline necessary for success are often replaced with neglect, brokenness, and illicit behavior. Without intervention, these youth will likely pattern their lives after the negative peer culture surrounding them. Our goal is to provide Richmond children a safe, academically challenging, quality education that is values-based. EHA offers transitional kindergarten through eighth grade.

EHA is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

EHA employs home visits, parent orientation, parent/teacher conferences, and other gatherings to support the whole family. This partnership between home and school creates an environment for the emotional, social, and academic success of each student.

Every student is equipped with the skills they require to succeed in the classroom, their families, and society. We do this by offering our students the help they need through EHA’s Academic Support Center, Summer Academy, counseling, and a mentoring program.

Elijah House Academy’s students escaped the failure so many predicted. In 2009, the Academy welcomed four EHA graduates onto its Board of Advisors. These professionals are a living testimony to the school’s success in training children to be positive, respectful, and lawful citizens. One of these graduates is the Neighborhood Partnerships Manager at Virginia LISC, another is a CPA, a third is at Altria, and a fourth is in the Secret Service at the White House.

Elijah House continues to enjoy property ownership in the heart of the city. The campus has spacious classrooms, a chapel, an administrative office building, and beautiful grounds. It is an optimal space for instruction and provides a safe and protected environment in which our students can learn and grow.

Elijah House Academy partners with Blue Sky Fund, Boys and Girls Club, Camp Hope, Peter Paul Development Center, Relationship Foundation of Virginia, and STEP to make the sports, after-school, and character development programs operate. EHA collaborates with over a dozen local and national schools in academic support, after-school events, leadership collaboration, and enrollment.

We are accredited by ACSI and SACS. Elijah House Academy was awarded the first Chick-fil-A Foundation True Inspiration Award and grant for the Atlantic Region. In 2015, Jesse and Elizabeth Kell were awarded Style Weekly’s “Top 40 Under 40” award, recognizing Elijah House Academy’s lasting and positive impact on Richmond.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Elijah House Academy

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Barrett Clark

Ivy Ventures

Term: 2018 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. Glenn Kurtz

James River Sales Advisors

Term: 2021 - 2024

Janet Kell

Principal

Barrett Clark

Ivy Ventures

Jonathan Taylor

USI Insurance Services

Joshua Fultz

CAT Tuckahoe Contractors

James Olson

Equias Alliance

Dawn James

Stony Point Church

Rachel Rohrer

Community Volunteer

Dan Abebayehu

UVA School of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow

Brittany Burkett

Community Volunteer

Teresa Weddle

Anthem, Inc.

Glenn Kurtz

James River Sales Advisors

Board leadership practices

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    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data