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Lighthouse Promise Inc DBA Lighthouse Academy at Newburg

5312 Shepherdsville Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40228
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Nancy Parker

Contact Person if not President or Executive Director

NANCY PARKER

President

Grant Request ($ Amount)

$12,000.00

Project Title

Lighting and Health and Safety Supplies

Project Begin Date

08/17/2020

Project End Date

08/17/2021

Name

NANCY PARKER

President

Date

07/01/2020

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND BUDGET

1. Describe the proposal in a detailed narrative of services and benefits it will provide in improving standards of living and opportunities, meeting social purposes or responding to needs.

Lighthouse is proud begin in our 21st year. We have concluded our final year in an eight-year commitment by KDE, Jefferson County Public Schools, and Lighthouse to work together in support of “at risk” children. We are in our 9th year in our facility and have renovated storage space to create a new innovative computer lab allowing our original computer lab to be used as a classroom or for additional computers letting us serve even more students daily. We have been expanding our programs and enrollment and are working with more youth than ever. Lighthouse has been commissioned a BLOCStar and on JCPS Louisville Linked/211 system to make sure all students who need us, locate us. We are participants in United Community. We are also participating in the 3rd Grade Reading Pledge! We are partners with the FACE IT program whose goal is to wipe out Child Abuse in Louisville. Lighthouse staff sit on the Boards of BLOCS (Building Louisville’s Out of School Coordinating System) and Alliance for Youth (formerly the Youth Delinquency Prevention Council). In addition, Lighthouse meets all 20/20 Better Business Bureau Charity Accountability Standards. All our programs serve students at NO CHARGE!

During the pandemic, Lighthouse has continued to be a major support to our students and their families by keeping them connected with Jefferson County Public Schools, making sure our students have Chromebooks or computers, access to internet, access to daily help via phone calls with our teachers, mental health connections, virtual field trips, online story times via social media (along with a lot of different learning experiences via our social media) We are a food site for our summer program. We will conduct a distance summer camp this year where we currently have 84 students enrolled plus an additional 30 who asked to be included in our online literacy learning and packets. We send weekly packets to each student, make sure they have food by serving meals and then have teachers who already have relationships with the students make daily one on one contact with each child. The teacher walks the child through the activity each day. We get packets back on a weekly basis as they will be dropped off at the center mail box. Then, each week, students receive an incentive from us for fulfilling their part of learning. We plan to do all kinds of learning activities, primarily fun, hands on activities, STEM hands on learning, arts, online music and drumming classes, story times, virtual field trips, etc. We look to open the building in the fall during the school day for students doing NTI as well as after school programming.

The Lighthouse Academy at Newburg is a 501 (c) (3) organization provides an after-school tutoring, youth development, and social-emotional learning program for at-risk youth in the Newburg neighborhood of Louisville, KY. This program offers homework assistance four nights a week with special emphasis on Reading, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills). We also are focusing on the goals of the USDE for College and Career Readiness. We utilize the research based effective SAFE learning practices. Lighthouse has been selected as an Endorsed Learning Place by JCPS which incorporates Literacy/Every 1 Reads program along with STEM learning curriculum as well as technology. We have exceeded the Metro Louisville Out of School Time Quality Standards and were selected to serve on their pilot program for these standards. Lighthouse received the Kids Café of the Year by Dare to Care! Lighthouse received the “Making a Difference Award” by JCPS, Metro United Way, and Metro Louisville for our work with the Literacy/Every 1 Reads Program. It has been proven that by the time a child reaches 3rd Grade, their reading score predicts whether they will drop out of high school. Our Literacy/Every 1 Reads Program focuses on these students to improve their grades, help them succeed in school, decreasing their chance for dropping out. Our program is coordinated with each child’s public-school teacher to ensure help and remediation in their needed academic areas. During these evenings we also offer enrichment activities such as dance training, vocal music, piano-keyboard-violin lessons, drama, art instruction, Karate, puppetry, photography, etc. The fifth evening and weekends are set aside for special events and field trips.

Nearly 50% of the Newburg children live in single parent homes below the poverty level. (Currently Lighthouse enrolls 99 percent Jefferson County Public School Free/Reduced lunch students and 98 percent of our students live in a single parent home, foster care, or being raised by a grandparent). Lighthouse focuses on working with the achievement “Gap” kids. This is a high crime area where our students witness drugs, gangs, vandalism, bullies, and shootings. During each fiscal year, over 2,000 individuals released from the Metro Department of Corrections return to Newburg to reside. Lighthouse offers refuge from these while educating and instilling a sense of pride and self-worth into our students.

In contrast to the high crime rate, Lighthouse is proud to announce that over the course of our 20 years, over a thousand children have gone through our program and NOT a single child has gotten in trouble with the law. In addition, Lighthouse students have higher grades on average than their peers and their deportment and attendance both at Lighthouse and at public school is better. The Lighthouse is a safe, caring place where each child consistently receives individual attention and where their dignity is respected.

The programs at Lighthouse are available and of benefit to the entire community. Our center is open to all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, special needs, or religious preferences. In order to meet the needs of the community, Lighthouse offers all programs and services free of charge.

Monday through Thursday fall and spring:
(1)The first hour is one on one tutoring in reading, math, computers, and homework checking. Snack is included in this time frame. K-3rd graders have one on one tutoring and will also utilize Early Elementary Software Discussion – ABC Mouse: This program will be on tablets and school teachers will give information on where to place each student for maximum benefit.
(2) *Second and Third hour each week is our Peace Workshop/College and Career Readiness. Our goal is to teach the children about leadership, careers, and making the right choices. The library prepares a listing of books that are age appropriate. During the year, we have speakers once per week that talk to students about staying in school, our government, teaching leadership techniques, and peace workshops. We incorporate College and Career Readiness while we provide reading, science, technology, engineering, and math skills in engaging hands on activities. Our activities are incorporated to provide as many learning experiences as possible in one activity.
(3) The final hour is Club time dedicated to providing enrichment activities allowing student choice. While things rotate throughout the school year due to student excitement and request, some of the things we offer in a year are: Computer Coding, Robotics Club, Junior Achievement, STEP team, Readers Theatre, Photography Club, Newsletter Club, choir, dance, piano, keyboard, violin, Karate, puppetry, drawing, 4H, painting, and drumming. During this hour students also have time to play games, read, use the computers, etc. Lighthouse is a safe place in a dangerous community.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday fall and spring:
Friday is set aside for special events and field trips to community art events.

Boys-2-Men program is offered on Saturdays to 30 boys ages 12-17. This program allows these at-risk youth and their fathers to learn to make better life choices and eliminate the destructive behavior (i.e.: drugs, gangs, violence) these boys face daily. Boys to Men allow us to provide a one day per week session with our students who have graduated out of our program and are now attending high school. Boys 2 Men program goes on field trip such as to the University of Louisville spring football game and practice, Ali Museum, The African American JCPS programs, etc. They have speakers such as a professional wrestler, the Jaycees, Wayside Missions, etc. Each month students learn from a theme such as discipline, communication, volunteerism, etc.

HALO is offered to 30 girls on Saturday ages 12-17. Again, we are able to utilize this program as a connection to students who have graduated from the Lighthouse program and are attending high school. This program promotes healthy self-esteem and relationships for girls. Halo focuses on how to love ourselves and find pride in who we are. The girls set goals for themselves that include completing school and being college/career ready.

Lighthouse Girl Scout troop meets every other Saturday and is open to girls K-3rd grade.

Summer:

Distance learning as described above.

2. Attach your Project Budget.

07.01.2020.PB_.LighthousePromiseIncDBALighthouseAcademyatNewburg.pdf

3. Provide a narrative that clearly defines how Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation funds will be used and accounted for in relation to the Narrative above. Provide the start dates and timelines for tasks.

Need 1:
We are planning to renovate our overhead lights throughout the building to LED Tubes. The light fixtures we have now are in constant need of repair so we have learned that LED lighting will last much longer and will not require so many lift rentals in order to replace the lights especially in our gymnasium.

We are replacing some wiring, lighting fixtures, and will also need 535 LED tubes. We are able to partner with a lighting specialist to get a lot of this work done as volunteer work. We still need to purchase the tubes and we will need to rent lifts in order to get the work completed. The total amount needed will be $ 6,345.00.

Need 2:

During this difficult year, with Covid 19, we are truly functioning on much less and are in critical need. Every dollar towards our programming is imperative in order to continue to serve our students who are in great need. We have added needs such as added cleaning, supplies, PPE, masks for our staff and students daily, thermometers, etc. We need these supplies to keep our students safe and healthy. We will need more staff as to keep students socially distanced plus for added cleaning and sanitizing each and every day.

Total cost: $17,862 August 2020 through February 2021.
NOTE: If we need to continue this through May 2021, it will be an additional $ 8.931 for a total: $26,793

Cost below account for August 2020-Febuary 2021:
Cloth masks: $5.00 each (enough for each student and staff for one week) 50 students + 15 staff = 4 days per week= 260 masks needed. These masks last for 15 washings (or 15 weeks). This will almost take us until November. We will need an additional 260 masks to complete December (and head into January). We also hope we will be able to increase capacity. If so, we are allotting 600 masks for August-February, 2021 Total masks: 600 X $5.00 = $ 3000.00
Cleaning of cloth masks each week for 7 months: $ 700.00
Hand Sanitizer through Feb, 2021: 15 gallons bulk $ 705.00
Gloves through Feb 2021: $1,057.00
Clorox wipes through Feb 2021: $2,400
Added cleaning staff for sterilization through Feb 2021: $ 10,000

AGENCY DESCRIPTION

4. Describe your agency’s service area with regard to population, cultural, racial and ethnic makeup.

In the new Greater Louisville Project, a Focus on Poverty report, Newburg is considered one of 11 most distressed areas in Louisville. The report highlights how “multi-dimensional poverty (e.g. scarcity in education, health, income, and employment) disproportionately affect” Newburg and some other neighborhoods in Louisville.

Bounce draws on strong evidence that ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) are linked to long term behavioral, mental, and health risks. Research shows that abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction that happen to children under 18 directly correlate to poor health outcomes in adulthood. The more ACE’s, the greater the change of lasting poor health. To fight this, teaching resilience to children is key. Lighthouse students have on-going trauma in their lives, but Lighthouse attempts to combat this by providing caring adults building long term relationships with students (the number one protective factor for youth) who constantly teach resiliency.

The children that are served by the Lighthouse come from lower-income, biracial communities that encompass a 2-mile radius. Fifty percent of the households in Newburg are headed by single mothers living below the poverty level. The unemployment rate is nearly double that of Metro Louisville at large. The Newburg median family income is only 2/3 of the Louisville Metro median family income. This is a high crime neighborhood where gang involvement, drug abuse, and vandalism are prevalent. Two thousand individuals released from Metro Department of Corrections returned to Newburg to live each year. The hours between 4 PM and 7 PM have been targeted by the Jefferson County Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Council as the time when most juvenile crimes take place. The Lighthouse offers after-school homework assistance and activities from 2:30pm-6:00pm, four days a week with our fifth evening and weekends reserved for special events and field trips. Our summer program is open four days a week from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

In evaluating the Lighthouse population, we find that many of the children (1) live in a one-parent home or in a home where both parents work, (2) have numerous siblings with different fathers, (3) are being raised by a grandparent, aunt, or other non-parent guardian, (4) are left alone or supervised by an immature sibling, (5) observe drug addiction and/or abusive behavior in parent(s) and/or siblings. (6) Observe criminal activity, gangs, and daily have to face up to neighborhood bullies. Any one of these situations may be at the core of unacceptable behavior that exists in these children. The resulting anger and resentment festers in the child making him/her vulnerable to drug use, gang participation, and neighborhood vandalism. Currently, 99% of our students qualify for JCPS free/reduced lunch and 98% live in a single parent home or foster care. Lighthouse fights this environment influence by empowering our students, offering understanding, care, love, and tutoring. When a student attends Lighthouse over the course of time, their chances for dropping out are greatly reduced.

Lighthouse currently serves 89% African American, 9% Hispanic, 1% White, 1% other (bi-racial)

5. Indicate total number of paid staff and total number of volunteers.

15 staff and 232 volunteers. Currently, Lighthouse is not having volunteers work with students per CDC guidelines. We do still have volunteers working on our grounds along with doing things like fund raisers and supporting our Back to School Fair.

6. List the goals and objectives of your agency.

Purpose:
Our Mission is to provide youth in our community a safe place to learn and grow through educational, spiritual, and economic programs. We help children and youth achieve higher academic levels; encourage them to cultivate a love for the arts; and motivate them to develop their potential to become moral and spiritual leaders in their community. When Lighthouse was in the planning stage, schools in our area were consulted regarding the type of programs needed, and now we have partnered with Jefferson County Public Schools and the Kentucky Department of Education in order that we do everything possible to equip students to be successful and will be expanding to aid more students.

Program Goals:
• Educate our children who live in a high-crime/high poverty community, to handle problems in a non-violent manner. Our goal is to reach 90 percent of our students during the course of a year.
• Improve reading skills while educating children on college and career readiness. Our goal is to reach 90 percent of our students during the course of a year.
• Help encourage our children to make wiser choices regardless of outside influences. Our goal is to positively affect 95 percent of our students within one year.
• Influence the entire neighborhood by offering educational advancement courses to all at need. Our goal is to educate families in the area in order to provide better opportunities in employment and salaries. Families will then, in turn, deposit money back into the community, revitalizing it with financial and educational success.
• Our goals are that students improve one letter grade in Reading and Math courses at their respective JCPS school while improving behavior and attendance. In addition, we track students KPREP scores and their progressive test scores. Our goal is to move students into the proficient categories however short term; we attempt to have 85 % of our students improve in test scores by one category.

In order to track our student’s progress, we have partnered with JCPS and KDE to receive reports from the children’s school teachers regarding grades and behavior. Both are improving. We also have access to JCPS Cascade system in order to see student’s attendance, grades, and KPREP test scores and progressive test scores. We are also provided in Cascade, exactly what each individual student needs to be working on in reading and math. We can see that Lighthouse student’s attendance is higher than the JCPS average and that our students are gradually improving on all accounts. We utilize pre and post testing both at JCPS and at Lighthouse. We survey our students, our parents, our student’s JCPS teachers, and our staff to see what is and is not successful and are now utilizing YPQA (Youth Program Quality Assessment) which is a research-validated and field-tested tool designed to evaluate the quality of youth programs and identify staff training needs. Over one half of our students were on the honor roll at their JCPS school by the end of the school year!

We find that others who have not participated in the Lighthouse or similar programs do not reach the same success level as those who graduate from our program. Lighthouse is now incorporating the use of Academics Plus software to track our students, our program, and the success of our programs and we are proud to say that Lighthouse students are succeeding in life. This program is used at all 21st Century Community Learning Centers and is proven a successful tool for evaluating students, staff, programs, and outcomes. Lighthouse founders have set up a college scholarship fund to assist our students. Our first scholarship award recipient has graduated from Lindsey Wilson College and we currently have a new student attending Lindsey Wilson on scholarship!

REASONS FOR REQUESTING GRANT

7. Describe why this project is needed and how it implements the purpose of the Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation.

Need 2: The pandemic is requiring us to take extra safety precautions to protect our children. We also have other reasons such as many of our children are being raised by their grandparents who fall in the most vulnerable to the virus. Many of our families are afraid to return their students to the classroom as many of our students also have underlying health issues. We want to protect and keep safe, while continuing educating and providing mental health and social emotional learning programs for our students.
Need 1: We have found that the additional costs of having to keep replacing the current bulbs plus the savings in electric could be funding used towards programming and working with our students. Not to mention the amount of time our volunteers spend fixing the bulbs that are out--and could be doing other things to help us at Lighthouse.

8. How did you identify the need that is addressed by the proposed project?

We follow the CDC Guidelines along with the Health at School Guidelines provided by Kentucky Department of Education . We are working with JCPS to possibly be open during the school day to allow students computer and internet access for NTI (Non Traditional Instruction) plus additional learning opportunities that Lighthouse already offers such as art, music, dance, club times, social skill building, social emotional learning, etc.)

9. Does any other organization in your community serve this need?

We are unaware of any other organization that serves the Newburg community exactly as we do with serving the whole child at NO COST.

10. If so, what distinguishes your agency’s services from others?

We are NO COST!

PROJECT FOLLOW UP

11. Describe how you will measure outcomes of this proposal.

Lighthouse uses student attendance, grades, test scores, surveys of our teachers, JCPS teachers, parents, students themselves, pre/post tests to measure our outcomes.
• Lighthouse Student Average Attendance at JCPS: 98.4% vs JCPS Average Attendance 94.3%
• Fall 2019 to Spring 2020: 87% 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: 69% S or higher vs. Spring Reading: 75% S or higher; Fall Math: 91% S or higher vs. Spring Math: 92% S or higher (Currently 91% had a S or higher in Science, and 98% in Social Studies.)
UPPER ELEMENTARY: Fall Reading: 97% C or higher vs. Spring Reading: 100% C or higher; Fall Math: 78.5% C or higher vs. Spring Math: 84% C or higher. (Currently 100% had a C or higher in Science, and 96% in Social Studies.)
MIDDLE: Fall Language Arts: 96% C or higher vs. Spring Reading: 83% C or higher; Fall Math: 90% C or higher vs. Spring Math: 88% C or higher. (Currently 88% had a C or higher in Science, and 83% in Social Studies.)
• 51% of Lighthouse students attending 30 or more days are currently on the Honor Roll at their JCPS school.
• KPrep 2019-2013:
READING: Distinguished and Proficient students have grown 13.4% over these years based on students attending more than one year. Our Novice students have decreased from 47.5% in 2013 to 24.6% in 2019. Current attendees: 34% Proficient/Distinguished based on the year prior to attending.
MATH: Distinguished and Proficient students have grown 20.4% over these years based upon students attending more than one year. Students continue to show growth from Novice from 43% in 2013 to 19.2% in 2019. Current attendees: 24.5% 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. 86% of Students feel Lighthouse helps them do better in school
e. 69% 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

TESTIMONIALS:
Notes for BLOCS External Assessor: 3/11/2020
“Your overall average was an impressive 4.6/5.0. Lighthouse Academy Staff provide an excellent array of life-skills building activities for young people within a best practices framework of social and emotional learning. The staff truly care about youth and it shows in the smiles and affection traded freely from all yesterday during my assessment.”

Nima Mandiang <nima.mandiang @ic1oud. comb
I started going to the lighthouse when I was in 7th grade. I came from Senegal and barely spoke English. I was bullied so I tried to fit in with the kids at my school. Therefore, I started acting out, I started getting bad grades, talking back to the teachers, and cursing in class just so that I can be accepted by my classmates. I forged my teachers signature just to make a name for myself in middle school. I even started going to Saturday school as a punishment. The Lighthouse taught me my worth. I learned that I did not need acceptance or approval from friends or others for me to be strong, resilient, and fierce. Mrs. Cynthia accepted me for who I was. She and Dr. Scott, helped me bring my grades up, and taught me how to read in English. Because of their loving, stern and nurturing ways, I went into high school as a prepared and resilient teenager ready to face every challenge that high school had for me . She taught me to accept my background and embrace being African and to not be embarrassed by being from the motherland. I am currently a senior at Marion C. Moore. I take college English. I’ve never had a GPA lower than 3.5 ever since freshman year. I am a certified nursing assistant at Westport Place Health Campus. I am a member of the National Honor Society, Women of Worth, Women of excellence, and Cultural Dialoguers at my school. I have a car and I co-op to work every day. I am going to join the army after graduation to be a doctor. Now I know what it feels like to be a champion. I am that person that is willing to earn it. I am prepared to suffer to be a doctor. I am ready to push through the pain because being a student at the Lighthouse taught me that I can’t fly over pain. I started pushing myself at a really young age. My motivation for success will never fade because of the Lighthouse. I owe it to myself to be great. Thank you to the Lighthouse for helping me to build a strong mindset.

Student, “J”, an 8th grader new to Lighthouse this summer was struggling to follow our rules. He came to Lighthouse using foul language, bullying other children, and disrespecting everyone. Our Director of Operations made a phone call to his mother explaining that because we were having so much trouble with “J”, he might need to be sent home for the day. The mom responded, “That’s fine. I’ll send him to Home of the Innocents.” Our Director heard her tone and immediately felt that it was imperative to not only keep “J”, but to extend extra love to him. On the final day of the program, “J” came up to her and in an embrace, gushed the words, “Thank you for not giving up on me. I promise to take what I have learned this summer and use it in all areas of my life, especially at home.”
From Kamae Dixon (parent)
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all that you have done and continue to do in the Newburg community. It is sad that there are so few places that provide a positive atmosphere for the youth to thrive in. I live in the Norfolk neighborhood and there is nothing over here for kids to do productive. In this day of violence and evil, our kids have to be protected. My older twins attended the Lighthouse in 2008. They went to tutoring after school and also attended over the summer. I cannot begin to tell you how accommodating the staff was to me. I was very pregnant with a new baby and one of my sons had special needs. They were so patient with him when he had issues and worked with my inability to come all the time. They attended until they left middle school and are now productive adult members of society. Now, my youngest two have reached the age where they can attend. They provided incentive for him to do better in school. I received information for them to attend the summer program and they were accepted. The staff was excellent. They now attend the after school program and karate. It has been such a blessing to have this continued relationship with the Lighthouse. Mrs. Cynthia is an absolute Godsend to our family. As an added bonus, my five year old came home excited to tell me that Mrs. Cynthia and I share the same birthday!!! The teachers there all show them love and hold them accountable to the choices they make. My family cannot thank you enough. I am a living example of the positive effect community involvement has on families. Keep up the good work!
From a Parent: T CAIN

“Mrs. Cynthia, I just wanted to take a little time out to let you know that what you are doing at Lighthouse is very special. I thank God that I found the Lighthouse for my grandson to attend who has sickle cell disease. We tried other programs and they were like a big playground indoors. Here at the Lighthouse, it is very structured. I love how you and your staff make sure homework and learning comes first. My grandson also enjoys the hot meals. He has such a good time there that it’s hard getting him to leave. Keep up the good work!”

Grades over time
2012/2013
• Lighthouse Student Average Attendance at JCPS: 97.3% vs JCPS Average Attendance 94.3%
• Fall 2013 to Spring 2014: 84.2% of students have improved/maintained in at least one core subject area.
• 48% of Lighthouse students are on the Honor Roll at the end of the school year.

2013/2014
• Lighthouse Student Average Attendance at JCPS: 97.1% vs JCPS Average Attendance 94.4%
• Fall 2013 to Spring 2014: 86.84% of students have improved/maintained in at least one core subject area.
• 50% of Lighthouse students are on the Honor Roll at the end of the school year.

2014/2015
• Lighthouse Student Average Attendance at JCPS: 97.0% vs JCPS Average Attendance 94.3%
• Fall 2014 to Spring 2015: 86% of students showed an increase in at least one core subject area or obtained the highest grade possible. 92% of students maintained or improved to a C or higher grade in at least one core subject area.
• 53% of Lighthouse students are on the Honor Roll at their JCPS school.

2015/2016:
• Lighthouse Student Average Attendance at JCPS: 97.0% vs JCPS Average Attendance 94.6%
• Fall 2015 to Spring 2016: 83% 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” which includes the letter grades B and A as well as Satisfactory and above for younger elementary students. 93% of students attending 30 or more days maintained or improved to a S or C or higher grade in at least one core subject area. 90.7% increased or maintained a S or C or higher in Math. 85% increased or maintained a S or C or higher in Reading/Language Arts.
• 48% of Lighthouse students ended the year on the Honor Roll at their JCPS school.

2016/2017
• Lighthouse Student Average Attendance at JCPS: 98.0% vs JCPS Average Attendance 94.6%
• Fall 2016 to Spring 2017: 84.5% 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” which includes the letter grades B and A as well as Satisfactory and above for younger elementary students. 71.5% had an A/B or O/S in Math, 75% had an A/B or O/S in Reading, 81% had an A/B or O/S in Science, and 83% had A/B or O/S in Social Studies
45% of Lighthouse students ended the year on the Honor Roll

2017/18
• Lighthouse Student Average Attendance at JCPS: 98.1% vs JCPS Average Attendance 94.6%
• Fall 2017 to Spring 2018: 87% 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.
2018/19
• 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.

2019/2020
• Lighthouse Student Average Attendance at JCPS: 98.4% vs JCPS Average Attendance 94.3%
• Fall 2019 to Spring 2020: 87% 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: 69% S or higher vs. Spring Reading: 75% S or higher; Fall Math: 91% S or higher vs. Spring Math: 92% S or higher (Currently 91% had a S or higher in Science, and 98% in Social Studies.)
UPPER ELEMENTARY: Fall Reading: 97% C or higher vs. Spring Reading: 100% C or higher; Fall Math: 78.5% C or higher vs. Spring Math: 84% C or higher. (Currently 100% had a C or higher in Science, and 96% in Social Studies.)
MIDDLE: Fall Language Arts: 96% C or higher vs. Spring Reading: 83% C or higher; Fall Math: 90% C or higher vs. Spring Math: 88% C or higher. (Currently 88% had a C or higher in Science, and 83% in Social Studies.)
• 51% of Lighthouse students attending 30 or more days are currently on the Honor Roll at their JCPS school.

Middle School 2019 2020 Grades

1st GP 2nd GP 3rd GP 4th
Language Arts
A: 38% 44% 48% 30%
B: 34% 26% 22% 35%
C: 24% 22% 15% 17%
D: 4% 8% 15% 17%
U: 0% 0 0 0%
96 % 92% 85% 83%
had a C or higher had a C or higher had a C or higher had a C or higher

Math
A: 31% 8% 26% 6%
B: 38% 24% 32% 35%
C: 21% 44% 26% 47%
D: 5% 12% 11% 12%
U: 5% 12% 5% 0%
90% 76% 84% 88%
had a C or higher had a C or higher had a C or higher had a C or higher

Science
A: 52% 21% 26% 35%
B: 31% 50% 32% 30%
C: 17% 13% 22% 23%
D: 0% 16% 10% 12%
U: 0% 0 10% 0%
100% 84% 80% 88%
had a C or higher had a C or higher had a C or higher had a C or higher

Social Studies
A: 45% 24% 10% 30%
B: 38% 54% 32% 11%
C: 10% 12% 43% 17%
D: 7% 10% 10% 17%
U: 0% 0 5% 0%
93% 90% 85% 83%
had a C or higher had a C or higher had a C or higher had a C or higher

Upper Elementary Grades 19 20

First Grading Period 2 nd Grading Period
Reading
A: 29% 58%
B: 50% 26%
C: 18% 16%
D: 3% 0%
U: 0% 0%
97% C or higher 100% C or higher
Math
A: 29% 26%
B: 33% 39%
C: 29% 26%
D: 3% 8%
U: 6% 0%
91% C or higher 92% C or higher
Science
A: 43% 48%
B: 51% 52%
C: 6% 0%
D: 0% 0%
U: 0% 0%
100% C or higher 100% C or higher
Social Studies
A: 46% 39%
B: 36% 44%
C: 18% 13%
D: 0% 0%
U: 0% 4%
100% C or higher 96% C or higher
Early Elementary 2019/20

First Grading Period 2nd Grading Period
Math
O: 14% 16%
S: 50% 59%
NI: 36% 25%
U: 0% 0%
64% S or higher 75% S or higher
Reading
O: 11% 22%
S: 58% 53%
NI: 31% 25%
U: 0% 0%
69% S or higher 75% S or higher
Science
O: 14% 16%
S: 86% 75%
NI: 0% 9%
U: 0% 0%
100% S or higher 91% S or higher
Social Studies
O: 14% 13%
S: 75% 85%
NI: 11% 2%
U: 0% 0%
89% S or higher 98% S or higher

Survey Results
Lighthouse Academy at Newburg
Elementary School Survey 2020

1: Which activities do you most like to participate in during the afterschool program? (Check as many as you want) 44 Response(s)

Reading 28%
Math 42%
Science 73%
Technology/Engineering 45%
Learning about colleges and jobs 11%
Art 52%
Music 21%
Sports 73%
Other 7%

2: Why do you go to the after school program? (Check as many as you want) 44 Response(s)
The activities are fun. 48%
My friends go. 28%
I learn and try new things. 35%
I can participate in sports. 35%
It helps me do better in school. 42%
My parents or teacher want me to go. 59%
Theres nothing else to do after school. 24%

3: If you did not go to the after school program, what would you do in the afternoons instead? (Check as many as you want) 44 Response(s)
Watch TV or play video games. 42%
Spend time with my friends. 35%
Spend time alone. 73%
Play sports. 55%
Go to another after school program. 7%
Other 31%

4: Has the afterschool program helped you do any of the things below? (Check as many as you want) 44 Response(s)
Finish homework 89%
Get better grades 86%
Make friends 89%
Want to come to school 38%

Survey Results
Lighthouse Academy
KY 21stCCLC Middle School Survey

1: Why do you go to the after school program? (check all that apply) 14 Response(s)

To participate in certain activities. 8 Response(s) 40%
To be with my friends. 6 Response(s) 50%
I learn and experience new things. 7 Response(s) 40%
I attend to work on homework or get tutoring. 7 Response(s) 30%
I like the adults at the after school program. 4 Response(s) 40%
My parents want me to attend. 80%
My teachers or other adults encourage me to attend. 20%
Theres nothing else to do after school. 10%
Other. 10%

We would like to ask you about the adults at the after school program. These adults include staff and program leaders as well as other adults you have contact with through the activities. How much do you agree with each of the following statements?
2: Staff and program leaders listen to what I have to say. 14 Response(s)
Strongly disagree 0%
Disagree 10%
Agree 60%
Strongly agree 30%

Staff and program leaders challenge me to do my best. 1.
Strongly disagree 0%
Disagree 0%
Agree 40%
Strongly agree 60%

4: If you did NOT attend the after school program, what would you do in the afternoons instead? (check all that apply) 14 Response(s)
Watch TV/play video games. 50%
Go somewhere else with friends. 30%
Spend time alone. 50%
Spend time with my family. 70%
Play sports. 70%
Go to another after school program. 0%
Other. 30%

The afterschool program has helped me SD Disagree Agree SA

Spend time with or find friends 0 20% 60% 20%
Experience new or interesting things 10% 0 50% 40%
Find something to do afterschool 0 0 90% 10%
Be better at things I do 0 20% 60% 10%
Get better grades in school 0 20% 60% 10%
Stay out of trouble 0 0 80% 20%
Get a better sense of what I like 0 0 70% 30%
Be more creative 0 10% 90% 0
Enjoy coming to school 40% 20% 40% 0
Build upon things I learn in school 0 20% 80% 0
Be more involved in school 0 10% 60% 30%
Learn about what I want to do in the future 0 0 50% 50%

SD=Strongly Disagree, SA =Strongly agree

Parent Survey:
Please rate on scale of 1 – 4 with 4 being very satisfied and 1 very dissatisfied.
How would you rate your child’s out of school time program?
4: 96
3: 4
2: 0
1: 0%

Please rate on scale of 1 -4 with 4 Extremely agree and 1 extremely disagree.
The program has helped my child get his/her homework done on time?
4: 92%
3: 8%
2: 0
1: 0

The program has helped create a positive attitude within my child about learning?
4: 92%
3: 8%
2: 0%
1: 0

The program has helped my child socially and/or emotionally?
4: 96%
3: 4%
2: 0
1: 0

This is about your CHILD: Please rate on scale of 1 -4 with 4 Extremely agree and 1 extremely disagree.
My Child:
Enjoys the program?
4: 100%
3: 0%
2: 0
1: 0

Has friends in the program?
4: 100%
3: 0%
2: 0
1: 0

Has a better attitude towards school?
4: 92%
3: 4%
2: 4%
1: 0

This is about STAFF: Please rate on scale of 1 -4 with 4 Extremely agree and 1 extremely disagree.
I am satisfied with the interaction between staff and my child.
4: 100%
3: 0%
2: 0
1: 0

I am satisfied with the overall performance of staff.
4: 100%
3: 0%
2: 0
1: 0

I am comfortable with how staff handles discipline problems.
4: 96%
3: 4%
2: 0
1: 0

In a few words:
What would your child be doing after school if not at Lighthouse Academy at Newburg?
Staying home,
Playing video games and staying home alone
Watching TV
CEP
Daycare and not being taught
Home alone
At a center
Home doing homework and playing xbox
Grandmothers
Being bored
Boys and Girls club
I honestly don’t know
Watching TV
Grandmas
No idea
Playing with her dolls

What do you like about the program?
Access,
Helping with homework
Positive environment and very structured
Everything
People friendly
Helps with homework and my child is learning more
Help with homework
Homework help
Zero bullying tolerance and Ms. Cynthia doesn’t play around with misbehavior
Helps with homework
Staff
Homework help, caring staff, Christmas program and party, diversity
They work with kids
Everything
The way kids develop
Everything
It is awesome
Everything
Everything
Everything
A place they love
Help with homework and interact with the kids

What changes would you like to see?
Fridays, Less Social Problems with boys
nothing
Different classes they get to attend
Stay until 12th grade
Close to schools
Nothing
Nothing. I love the Lighthouse and you are doing a great job with the kids. No changes.
Make sure homework is complete
Nothing. I love the program as is.
Nothing, change is never good.
N/A
nothing

12. After the grant funds are expended, describe how you will assure continuation of grant-funded services or equipment maintenance.

We hope that the pandemic will be under control with a treatment and vaccine and the use of masks, etc will no longer be necessary. With the lighting, the bulbs last much longer and while they will eventually need to be replaced, we anticipate the cost savings of not needing to rent lifts and change so often, to handle costs of replacements. However, if it is, we are prepared to continue to request funding from Foundations, churches, individuals, fund raisers, Give for Good Louisville event, and others. We now receive or have received in the past funding from The Barr Foundation, The Barth Foundation, Best Buy Foundation, BLOCS, Bohn Foundation, James Graham Brown Foundation, W.L. Lyons Brown Foundation, Build a Bear Foundation, C E and S Foundation, Community Foundation of Louisville; The Cralle Foundation; Farris Trust, Etscorn Foundation, Gannett Foundation, General Electric, Gheens Foundation, Gilbert Foundation, Good Samaritan Foundation, Henderman Foundation, Horn Foundation, HUD; Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels; Kentucky Department of Education, Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation; Kentucky Council for the Arts; Kosair Charities, LG&E; Louisville Metro Government; Metro United Way; Norton Foundation; Norton Healthcare; PNC Foundation, , Ronald McDonald Charities of Kentuckiana, United Parcel Service; Victor Smith Foundation, WHAS Crusade for Children; Fred Woosley Foundation, and others. We receive contributions from our Board of Directors, individuals, churches, and Lighthouse has multiple fund-raisers during the year.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

13. Attach your AGENCY BUDGET showing all financial resources.

07.01.2020.AB_.LighthousePromiseIncDBALighthouseAcademyatNewburg.pdf

14. What fees or charges are made by the organization for its services?

The programs at Lighthouse are available and of benefit to the entire community. Our center is open to all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, special needs, or religious preferences. In order to meet the needs of the community, Lighthouse offers all programs and services free of charge.

15. What percent of the organization’s budget is used for fund-raising?

2%

16. What percent of the organization’s budget is used for administrative costs?

20%

17. If applicant has received prior grants from the Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation, provide dates, amounts, purposes and outcomes.

2019 $9,000 Security and Parking Lot: We were able to fix and top coat our parking lot, remove a tree that was obstructing the lot and breaking down the pavement, and add security systems to keep our children much safer in case of a shooting incident.
2018 7271.02 Restroom repair: This allowed us to update our restroom and provide hands off drying etc. This is imperative in today's pandemic environment and is utilized daily.
2016 9,000 for Summer Expanded programming. This donation allowed us to expand our summer learning and work with more students than ever. This prompted the expanded summer programs and field trips we do every year since this time. Every student gets to experience hands on learning, food, and field trips every week at no cost!
2015 9,000 STEM This allowed Lighthouse to get the baseline systems to provide hands on STEM learning that we continue to use today.
2014 9,000 stem which provided us the ability to expand to hands on learning.
Lighthouse received a grant in the amount of $9,000 in 2013 to be used towards our College and Career Readiness program. This program is being used to date on a daily basis and in our summer program. It is very successful and we are pleased that we have been able to expand and enroll more students than ever before. We also are expanding our GED program with 2 more teachers this fall for a total of 6 teachers. We have speakers, take field trips, and find students are finding success at school and are discussing goal setting, careers, and opportunities in their futures.

Lighthouse received a grant in 2011 for $20,000 towards Arts and Team Building. These programs have been very successful and we have not only continued them but grown them as well. We added a girls group similar to our Boys 2 Men group. We have 197students currently in our basketball program which is now a year round program run by a Police officer and his wife. We also have a cheerleading program. We offer volleyball and soccer leagues throughout the year as well as “classes” to learn to play. We have continued our arts and music lessons with our students on a one on one basis. All of these programs continue to show success.

In 2000, Lighthouse received a grant for $10,000 to make our facility handicap accessible. Lighthouse renovated restrooms, widened 6 doorways, ramped the front entranceway, and purchased and installed handicapped parking signs. These renovations totaled over $11,000.

Lighthouse is very grateful to Kentucky Social Welfare for allowing us the opportunities to give these programs to support our students. Without your help, these programs might not exist. In addition, all programs that Kentucky Social Welfare has helped begin, is still being run today!

18. Attach your IRS 501(c)(3) tax designation letter.

07.01.2020.501.LighthousePromiseIncDBALighthouseAcademyatNewburg.pdf

19. Attach your 990 or 990-PF federal tax return.

07.01.2020.990.LighthousePromiseIncDBALighthouseAcademyatNewburg.pdf

20. Attach any additional documents you wish to include with this application.

07.01.2020.AR_.LighthousePromiseIncDBALighthouseAcademyatNewburg.pdf

Entry ID415

Entry DateJuly 1, 2020