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Lifelong Learning Administration Corporation

Helping Educational Partners Focus on What Matters Most – The Students

aka Learn4Life Brand Trademark

Lancaster, CA

Mission

Lifelong Learning’s mission is to solve the dropout epidemic across the nation, one community at a time. We help our partners eliminate the obstacles that get in the way of student success. We will continue to be a strong, positive force, pioneering the way education is delivered to students who need it the most.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Lifelong Learning is the second largest nonprofit educational management organization in the nation. We are dedicated to providing schools of all sizes an array of services tailored to their needs and budget – saving them time and money. We work behind the scenes so they can concentrate on what’s important – improving educational outcomes. Their success is our success. One of our partners is Learn4Life, a nonprofit network of 100+public schools serving at-risk students. The need for alternative schools like Learn4Life is dramatic. We have 4.5 million Opportunity Youth in this country, defined as 16-24-years old who are not in school or working. Every dropout who earns their diploma is six times more likely to vote; 67 percent less likely to be unemployed and eight times less likely to be incarcerated. Learn4Life’s impact on the California economy since 2001 is: $1.7 billion saved in social services such as law enforcement and other social impacts $3.6 billion created in tax revenue

Ruling Year

2017

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Peter Faragia

Chief External Affairs Officer

Mr. Skip Hansen

Main Address

177 Holston Dr

Lancaster, CA 93535 USA

Keywords

education, K-12, advocacy, charter, at-risk, learning opportunities, student-centric, learning, opportunity, high school diploma, path to graduation, online, non-classroom based, unemployed, workforce, dropout, diploma recovery, homeless students, English learners, personalized education, trauma-informed, charter management organization, educational management organization, charter school

EIN

47-5307489

 Number

5993486701

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (W02)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

1. Changing the definition of success. 2. Learning through student-centric design 3. Cross Sector Partnerships Every individual must have the opportunity to learn. We support personalized learning based on a student-centric model that is designed to engage young adults who have previously encountered multiple barriers in the traditional school model.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn4life

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of schools established in rural communities

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Young Adults (20-25 years) ,

At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students receiving personal instruction and feedback about their performance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Young Adults (20-25 years) ,

At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Saving 1.5 million dollars since inception by providing exceptional support to public schools

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Young Adults (20-25 years) ,

At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of opportunity youth who have graduated to date

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Young Adults (20-25 years) ,

At-risk youth

Related program

Learn4life

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

1. Changing the definition of success. 2. Learning through student-centric design 3. Cross-sector Partnerships. Every individual must have the opportunity to learn- We support personalized learning based on a student-centric model designed to engage young people who have previously encountered multiple barriers in the traditional school model and have therefore failed.

We support sustainable, quality education in communities throughout the nation. Our turnkey back office support system and comprehensive services allow educators to do what they do best – educate. The cost efficiencies we provide mean that our partners are able to spend more money on student services, equipment, teaching aids, experiential learning and extracurricular activities. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and our partners maintain local control. Our powerful tools and services help ensure innovative, efficient, and successful schools.

Our executive team members are experts in business, education, nonprofits and corporate leadership. We have built powerful and innovative tools to ensure that our clients can operate their schools effectively and efficiently. Our entire team is dedicated to and qualified in supporting alternative education path for the students we serve

We have outcomes and measures and we follow the monitor California Department of Education guidelines including but not limited to The Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP which is a critical part of California's new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This type of accountability is replicated throughout US. We look at our success rate, graduates and growth/expansion.

We have developed a robust program for our partner schools throughout the U.S. The charter schools have healthy financials and students are 90 percent successful. We define success when a student continues in his/her education to graduation (either with our partner school or by returning to their traditional school).

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

Source: Self-reported by organization

the feedback loop
check_box We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, suggestion box/email, board report.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: the people we serve, our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: we don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback.
What significant change resulted from feedback
Due to new regulations and Brown ACT and compliance we moved to support the charter schools to comply with the Brown ACT.

External Reviews

Awards

on behalf of Charter Schools 2016

California Department of Public Education

Affiliations & Memberships

Calfornia Charter Association 2015

Financials

Lifelong Learning Administration Corporation

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/19/2019

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Male, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

No data

Disability

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 12/11/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

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We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
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We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
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We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
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We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
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We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Policies and processes

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We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
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We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
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We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
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We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.