Legacy School Inc
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Legacy School Inc
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Founder & President
Michelle worked in high schools as an English teacher and Principal for fourteen years. When her own memories of childhood trauma resurfaced, she had to step away from the career she loved to take care of herself. Her journey from confusing flashbacks, to a diagnosis of PTSD from child abuse, to healing led Michelle to partner with her local Child Advocacy Center as a donor. At first, she privately gave new clothing for teenaged sexual assault survivors. After a while, friends and others wanted to help, so she created Listen to Kids.
Her skills as an educator and administrator helped launch this local nonprofit, which has expanded into providing Counseling Scholarships for local kids who've survived child abuse. In New Orleans, mental healthcare for children is maxed out, with many children on waiting lists to receive quality trauma counseling. Listen to Kids can often get a child placed with a counselor within a few weeks.
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Legacy School IncBoard of directors
as of 10/27/2023
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Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes 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 oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable
Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 10/23/2023
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.