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LIGHTHOUSE PROMISE INC

aka Lighthouse Academy at Newburg/Lighthouse Promise, Inc.   |   Louisville, KY   |  www.thelighthousecenter.org

Mission

Mission Statement:
The mission of Lighthouse Academy at Newburg is to provide youth in our community a safe place to learn and grow through educational, spiritual, and economic programs.

Vision Statement:
The vision of the Lighthouse Academy at Newburg is to provide experiences that will foster a love for lifelong learning.

Ruling year info

2000

Chairman of the Board

Wendell Townsend

Main address

5312 Shepherdsville Rd

Louisville, KY 40228 USA

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EIN

61-1362760

NTEE code info

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lighthouse Academy at Newburg provides a free after school program for elementary and middle school students from the Newburg area. We focus on homework completion, reading, and math tutoring. After homework and tutoring, children may participate in any of our free enrichment programs. Instrumental Music Karate College & Career Readiness Programs Boys & Girls Mentoring Programs Gardening 4-H Club Arts & Crafts Every 1 Reads Program Junior Achievement Lighthouse Activity Center Basketball and Cheerleading

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Lighthouse Academy Out of School Time Program

An OST that focuses on youth grades K-8th providing academic and enrichment authentic learning experiences.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

To improve academic levels of our students while growing leadership and social skills, improving behavior, and increasing attendance at each child's school. Our programs are at NO CHARGE.

To make a difference within the community by providing community wide programs such as a full GED program, Health and Back to School Fair, Basketball programs, Karate Programs, and other enrichment programs.

Lighthouse offers an Out of School Time program throughout the school year and in summer offering academic and enrichment opportunities at NO COST to our students. We offer additional programs for the community such as our Health and Back to School Fair, Basketball programs, and more. We host JCPS at our facility during the school day for a full GED Program.

Lighthouse is open Monday - Thursday after school and 5 weeks in the summer. We host our Health and Back to School fair in August each year. We offer year round basketball programs. We host JCPS at our facility for a full GED program.

• Lighthouse Student Average Attendance at JCPS: 98.2% vs JCPS Average Attendance 94.3%
• Fall 2018 to Spring 2019: 88% of students attending 30 or more days showed an increase in at least one core subject area or obtained the new federal standards for “does not need improvement” (letter grades A, B or Satisfactory.)
EARLY ELEMENTARY: Fall Reading: 64.5% S or higher vs. Spring Reading: 71% S or higher; Fall Math: 67.5% S or higher vs. Spring Math: 84% S or higher (Currently 89% had a S or higher in Science, and 86% in Social Studies.)
UPPER ELEMENTARY: Fall Reading: 75.5% C or higher vs. Spring Reading: 84% C or higher; Fall Math: 78.5% C or higher vs. Spring Math: 84% C or higher. (Currently 92% had a C or higher in Science, and 88% in Social Studies.)
MIDDLE: Fall Language Arts: 93.4% C or higher vs. Spring Reading: 96% C or higher; Fall Math: 86.6% C or higher vs. Spring Math: 89% C or higher. (Currently 98% had a C or higher in Science, and 87% in Social Studies.)
• 48% of Lighthouse students attending 30 or more days are currently on the Honor Roll at their JCPS school.
• KPrep 2018-2013:
READING: Distinguished and Proficient students have grown 13.3% over these years based on students attending more than one year. Our Novice students have decreased from 47.5% in 2013 to 26.4% in 2018. Current attendees: 33% Proficient/Distinguished based on the year prior to attending.
MATH: Distinguished and Proficient students have grown 20% over these years based upon students attending more than one year. Students continue to show growth from Novice from 43% in 2013 to 19.5% in 2018. Current attendees: 24% Proficient/Distinguished based on the year prior to attending.
45% of students who have attended 2 or more years have risen in at least one category in their KPrep scores.

• Surveys from teachers and students say:
a. 100% of Teachers believe their student has improved in either academics, behavior, and or engagement when/because of attending Lighthouse.

b. 72% of Teachers surveyed believe student showed improvement or did not need to improve turning in his/her homework.

c. 84% of Teachers believe that Lighthouse was instrumental in improving students’ academics
d. 96% of Students feel Lighthouse helps them do better in school
e. 65% of Students would be home alone if they were not at Lighthouse Academy after school
• The number one teacher comment on report cards say Lighthouse students are participating more in group discussions at class and behavior is improving.
On August 3, 2019, Lighthouse Health and Back to School Fair served 1434 people giving away 600 Pure Tap Water Bottles, 800 free lunches from JCPS Bus Café, 40 free dental checks from Kare Mobile Dental Clinic, 70 free sports and back to school physicals , 90 free vision screenings from the South Oldham Lions Club, 1080 free backpacks full of school supplies.

Revised on 8/4/19

Financials

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LIGHTHOUSE PROMISE INC

Board of directors
as of 10/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dan Cox

Barbara Allison

Steve Bays

Richard Beard

Russ Broughton

JoAnn Burch

Ebony Davis

Larry Edwards

Rhonda Jackson

Steve Milam

Jack Olcott

Cynthia Overall

Thomas Overall

Nancy Parker

Ophelia Scott

Jack Swann

Wendell Townsend

Rhynia Weaver

Cynthia Wyatt

John Hatton

Brian Carter

Robin Chako

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/11/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data