Vogel Alcove

aka Vogel Alcove   |   Dallas, TX   |  http://www.vogelalcove.org

Mission

The mission of the Vogel Alcove is to provide the youngest children of homeless families with the foundation for success. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family, and a pathway to success in school. The geographic area in which Vogel Alcove primarily serves comprises the City of Dallas as well as Dallas County.

Ruling year info

1987

President/CEO

Ms. Karen Hughes

Main address

PO Box 150948

Dallas, TX 75315 USA

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Formerly known as

Dallas Jewish Coalition

EIN

75-2133827

NTEE code info

Child Day Care (P33)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

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Therapeutic Early Child Development Program

Vogel Alcove offers young children (from 6 weeks to 5 years of age) affected by homelessness access to a therapeutic, nationally-accredited early childhood learning program. Through the use of trauma-informed care best practices, the program addresses the developmental needs of these children in the areas of social-emotional, cognitive and physical development.

Population(s) Served

Vogel Alcove offers students (ages 5-12) affected by homelessness enrichment activities, homework assistance and subject-specific tutorial services (in Math and Reading) free of charge. Services are delivered on weekdays during after school hours as well as all day when schools are closed for district holidays and summer break. The School Age Program addresses the socio-emotional and academic needs of older children, fortifying their foundation for success in life as well as the classroom.

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Goals & Strategy

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Vogel Alcove aims to meet the following five goals:
Goal 1: Implement a model therapeutic early childhood program designed to meet the needs of young children experiencing the traumatic effects of homelessness.
Goal 2: Expand services to meet the needs of a greater number of children and families through the utilization of the additional capacity in the City Park facility and new funding collaborations
Goal 3: Document our therapeutic program model and explore options for growth.
Goal 4: Build a donor-centered fundraising program.
Goal 5: Solidify the Vogel Alcove governing board as a model for high-performing non-profit boards.


Goal 1 includes (a) daily implementation of trauma-informed care best practices; (b) alignment of all stakeholders around trauma-informed philosophy, practices and principles; (c) implementation of specialized services to address the unique social/emotional needs of our children; and (4) enhanced efforts to continually build a school family culture.

Goal 2 includes (a) full implementation of school age program; (b) collaboration with Dallas ISD Pre-K program which will increase revenue, increase quality in the classrooms, and support school readiness outcomes; (c) collaboration with Head Start of Greater Dallas to expand and enhance the infant/toddler program; (d) increase employment support for families; (e) implementation of farm-school nutritional food service program; and (f) expansion and revision of enrollment processes based on funding requirements and board approved program principles.

Goal 3 includes (a) articulating the current model, (b) comparing the current model to best practices and identifying gaps, (c) identifying options for expansion of model, (d) evaluating options in relation to the Vogel Alcove mission, and (e) developing recommendations for strategic direction and planning.

Goal 4 includes (a) developing an ongoing process to get to know qualified prospects better, (b) developing donor-centered communication and cultivation strategies to build relationships, (c) building donor-centered relationships to foster loyalty and increase donor retention, (d) providing adequate and appropriate acknowledgment and recognition for donors, (e) maximizing the return on investment through the best use of solicitation strategies and development processes, and (f) nurturing a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization.

Goal 5 includes (a) the board understanding the context of family homelessness and its effects on the implementation of our mission; (b) all board members actively engaged in board meetings, board committee work, and hands on volunteer activities within the Vogel Alcove programs; (c) all board members actively engaged in fundraising initiatives, meeting or exceeding their give/get board requirement; (d) all board committees with purpose as well as roles and responsibilities statements in place, actively working on well-defined annual actions plans based on the organization's current needs; and (e) the board actively working to create a strong, effective board culture through board recruitment, selection, orientation and engagement.

Vogel Alcove will provide therapeutic early childhood care to children affected by homelessness in accordance with the following principles:

Who do we serve:
(1) Our target population will be those children/families served by local organizations and governmental entities providing services to families affected by homelessness. Definitions of homelessness as well as theories of best practice for homeless families promulgated by these providers will guide our policies regarding target population.
(2) Every effort is made to serve the maximum number of children in the community who are in our target population.
(3) Specific mechanisms and prioritizing strategies guide enrollment practice.
(4) Children, 6 weeks to 5 years, will be served in our early childhood program and children Kindergarten-5th grade will be served in our school age programs.

What services do we provide:
(5) A particular emphasis on social/emotional development provides the basis for our work on all aspects of early childhood development, which also includes physical and cognitive developmental domains. Intentional and individualized interventions address deficits in each identified area of concern.
(6) Children affected by homelessness and traumatic life events are best served in the context of their families. Case management and social support will be provided to each family in accordance with a thorough assessment of family needs and strengths.

When do we say goodbye:
(7) Educational and developmental stability guide transition planning for Vogel students. The attainment of housing stability is the province of housing program providers. The attainment and maintenance of educational and developmental stability is the work of Vogel Alcove. Children leave Vogel when one of the following is deemed appropriate and is available: (a) Private appropriate childcare; (b) CCA funded childcare; (c) Public PreK program; (d) Head Start program; (e) Kindergarten; or (f) Other appopriate care settings. For those children for whom these options are not available, Vogel Alcove remains the provider of choice, regardless of housing status.
(8) Vogel Alcove intends to lead in the field of the early childhood education of traumatized children, promoting and sharing what we have learned with our community of early childhood educators locally and nationally.

Mid-year client data for the Therapeutic Early Child Education Program (from July-December 2015) is as follows:
(1) A total of 192 young children received services (103 male, 89 female).
(2) Of the total number of children served, 64% were Black/African American, 20% were Multi-Racial/Other, 9% were White/Caucasian, 6% were Hispanic/Latino, and 1% was Native American.
(3) All children served resided in Dallas County.
(4) At this point, 84% of children participating in the program for at least 8 months attained skills consistent with their age and stage of development. (The program goal is 75%.)
(5) At this point, 92% of children identified with a delay and receiving speech therapy improved their standard score by at least 10%. (The program goal is 75%.)

Prior to moving into the former City Park Elementary School campus in March 2014, Vogel Alcove's service capacity was 115 infants, toddlers and preschoolers in the center located at the intersection of Akard and Griffin Streets. Moving from that 15,000 square foot facility into this 55,000 square foot facility has expanded the daily service capacity of the Therapeutic Early Child Development program to 140 children--80 infants/toddlers and 60 preschoolers.

Shortly following our movement of operations to the former City Park Elementary School campus, Vogel Alcove's Board of Directors—at the suggestion of President/CEO Karen Hughes and her program management team—expanded the organization's philosophies to further embrace our adoption of trauma informed care practices. Children are no longer exclusively referred by “affiliate shelters," and departures of families from “affiliate shelters" no longer disqualifies the children to receive services. Our target population consists of children/families served by local organizations and governmental entities providing services to families affected by homelessness—not just clients who are literally homeless. Furthermore, it is now our philosophy that educational and developmental stability guide transition planning for Vogel students as opposed to families' attainment of housing stability.

As of the program year ending June 30, 2015, the average length of enrollment for children still enrolled in the program on July 1 was 14.5 months. For children whose enrollment was terminated during the program year (starting July 1, 2014), the average length of enrollment was 8.3 months.

Regarding the School Age Program, the total number of K-5 students enrolled in the summer camp, gap camp and/or after school enrichment components for the program year to date is 81. Daily service capacities for Camp Vogel summer camp, gap camp and after school enrichment are 60 students. An average number of 8 K-5 students currently participate in our after school enrichment programming, which--of the three aforementioned program components--is the most recently implemented component of the school age program.

Financials

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Vogel Alcove

Board of directors
as of 6/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Andy Rabin

JP Morgan

Term: July 2014 - June 2016


Board co-chair

Rick Lacher

Houlihan Lokey

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Board leadership practices

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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