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Jacob’s Ladder
Neurodevelopmental
 Learning Center
 Staff Capability Project
Description of Agency
• Jacob’s Ladder provides intensive one-on-one educational
  experience for children ages 2 – 18 wit...
Proposed Project
• Jacob’s Ladder seeks Charity Guild funds to more
  effectively hire, train and retain teachers. This
  ...
Project Costs and CG
      Grant Request

• Charity Guild Grant of $40,000 will
  be used to
  – Increase wages           ...
Jacob’s Ladder Strengths
• Leadership and Staff who are committed to
  work in a challenging environment
• Proven evaluati...
Jacob’s Ladder Challenges
• Ability to retain talented and
  committed teachers
• Increased number of students to
  evalua...
Project Costs and CG
      Grant Request
• % of Expense for Programs         83%
  (higher is better)
• % of Expense for A...
Jacob’s Ladder
Neurodevelopmental
 Learning Center
 Staff Capability Project
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Jacobs Ladder

  1. 1. Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopmental Learning Center Staff Capability Project
  2. 2. Description of Agency • Jacob’s Ladder provides intensive one-on-one educational experience for children ages 2 – 18 with severe developmental delays including Autism, PDD, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Asperger’s Syndrome, etc. • The agency evaluates each child and then designs a centralized, multi-focused plan. Jacob’s Ladder provides the environment, methodology, and support for the children and families dealing with these developmental issues. • They serve approximately 50 students each week at the center as well as over 1,000 students on active caseload. • There are no other programs in the community that offer this specialized brain-based intervention. Jacob’s Ladder receives referrals from public and private schools, pediatricians, and neuropsychologists from all over Georgia, the United States and other parts of the world.
  3. 3. Proposed Project • Jacob’s Ladder seeks Charity Guild funds to more effectively hire, train and retain teachers. This is key to the children’s continued growth and success. • Jacob’s Ladder learning model is labor intensive. The children need instructor consistency to sustain lasting progress. Two years is optimal with the methodology. • The grant will increase staff salaries, benefits and training in order to reduce staff turnover and increase consistency of the therapeutic environment. • Currently the average instructor makes an annual salary of $22,000 with 2 paid days off per year and only $100 toward health insurance.
  4. 4. Project Costs and CG Grant Request • Charity Guild Grant of $40,000 will be used to – Increase wages $25,000 – Healthcare reimbursement $8,000 – Staff Development $7,000
  5. 5. Jacob’s Ladder Strengths • Leadership and Staff who are committed to work in a challenging environment • Proven evaluation and learning methodology • Learning methodology used in Atlanta City Schools and Juvenile Justice Project • Recognition in Forbes magazine and on CNN • No other agency provides this type of program for the community • Preparing for full accreditation
  6. 6. Jacob’s Ladder Challenges • Ability to retain talented and committed teachers • Increased number of students to evaluate and serve • Economy forcing trained teachers away for higher salaries and benefits outside of this industry
  7. 7. Project Costs and CG Grant Request • % of Expense for Programs 83% (higher is better) • % of Expense for Administration 17% (lower is better) • % of Expense for Fundraising 0% (lower is better) • Unrestricted Net Assets $211,471 • NO PREVIOUS CG FUNDING
  8. 8. Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopmental Learning Center Staff Capability Project

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