Evaluation and Reporting

 2015-16 End of Year Report

Program Evaluation Presentation - CCA August 2016

CCA 2015-16 End of Year Report
 

2015-16 3rd Quarter Report

Our theme this year is “Own It” and we are celebrating 10 years of 2nd chances! Our 3rd Quarter was from January 4, 2016 – March 11, 2016.

Students

Physical

  • The 2nd Chance Striders running club ran the Hypnotic Donut Dash 5K on January 30; 1 staff and 1 student ran the Dallas Rock N Roll ½ Marathon on March 20.
  • Students were able to get caught up with immunizations and were provided with much-needed dental, vision care, and legal assistance.

Social / Emotional

  • 139 Life Coaching sessions were held with students to identify their goals, their support networks, and possible barriers to reaching their goals.
  • Students were able to take driver’s education and complete many of the requirements to enroll in the Dallas County Community College.
  • Life Coaches use Art Therapy with the female students
  • It was our pleasure to hire a recent CCA graduate to become Life Coach for the first time.

Spiritual

  • Friday Breakfast & Bible guests from local churches helped students to develop relationships with church leaders, including Rob Tombrella, from Grace Church in Frisco, Jonathan Pokluda, from Watermark Church in Dallas, and Ernest Baylor, from Cornerstone Baptist Church.
  • Students continued to study the book of James, led by teachers Jath, Brandon, Monisha, and Jean.
  • Two students are being discipled 1:1 by mentors who are walking them through the first steps in walking with Christ after salvation.

Intellectual / Academic

  • 28.5 credits were earned in the 3rd Quarter.
  • There was a attendance rate of 95% for the 3rd Quarter.
  • 1 student completed requirements for graduation. He is employed full-time.
  • Additionally, 1 student continued to be dually enrolled in college and at CCA for the Spring semester.
  • The English IV students went on a field trip to the Holocaust Museum. They showed growth in their analyzing and debating skills, participating in vulnerable discussions about faith in conjunction with reading “Night.”

Volunteers

  • 46 individual volunteers invested in CCA over 86 visits to the school, for a total of 207 hours of service!

Donors

  • We are within $27,000 of completing the 2015-16 school year fundraising goal for the school. We are SO GRATEFUL for our donors!!!
  • God has generously provided $75,000 toward the goal of $200,000 for the Student Leadership House restoration project!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING WITH US TO ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION OF CCA! 


2015-16 Mid-Year Report

The fall semester at CCA marked the beginning of our 10th year! Our theme this year is “Own It” and we are celebrating 10 years of 2nd chances!

Eight new students were enrolled for the 3rd Quarter at CCA. Of the 8, 6 were returning students who had been withdrawn and 2 were brand new to CCA. We are so thankful that even when our students have to leave us for a period of time, they know the door is open when they are ready to follow “The Big 3: Show up, Do your work, & Treat others with respect.”

Students

Physical

  • Students and staff went on a field trip of a lifetime to Colorado at the beginning of the school year! Long-term friend / donor John Honeycutt created an incredible time of adventure, learning, and relationship-building, which the students will never forget! It was an impactful way to kick off CCA’s 10th year!
  • Students and staff participated in Workout Wednesdays, with Board Member / Personal Trainer Angie Russell leading
  • Fall Basketball – CCA students, along with young men from the Men of Nehemiah, played in the Park Cities Baptist Church men’s league and took the championship of their division!
  • Students were able to get caught up with immunizations and were provided with much-needed dental, vision care, and legal assistance.

Social / Emotional

  • Students designed and build the Cornerstone Baptist Church float for the MLK, Jr. Day Parade!
  • 222 Life Coaching sessions were held with students to identify their goals, their support networks, and possible barriers to reaching their goals.
  • Students were able to obtain their state ID’s or driver’s licenses, copies of their birth certificates and social security cards.
  • Students invested over 1,000 hours of volunteer service in our community, including at Edgewood Manor, Meals on Wheels, and Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Spiritual

  • Jath, Brandon, Jean, & Monisha are leading the students through the book of James this year in Bible class.
  • 3 students, led by volunteer Matt Moss, prepare, teach, and lead the Breakfast & Bible time on Fridays
  • We are seeing students make professions of faith and demonstrate a desire to grow through 1:1 discipleship.
  • There is a general atmosphere of openness in learning about faith in Christ and talking through spiritual struggles.

Intellectual / Academic

  • 27 courses were completed in our blended instructional model using APEX online courses along with the CCA Curriculum Supplements.
  • By the end of the 2nd Quarter, there was a attendance rate of 97% and students were on time 94% of the time.
  • Students earned 24 credits in Bible, PE, and College & Career classes, 27 credits on APEX, and 12 credits in English and Algebra.
  • 3 students completed requirements for graduation. Of those 3, 1 is working full-time, 1 is enrolled in college and working part-time, and 1 is looking for a job and expecting a baby early summer.  Additionally, 1 students in dually enrolled in college and at CCA for the Spring semester.

Board of Directors

  • Two members completed terms of service: Billy Washington and Bryant Gullette.
  • New member Antoinette Davis joined the board.
  • Current board members: Pastor Chris Simmons, Dan Delp, Jason Reed, Jay Kreusch, Eliza Bayliss, Angie Russell, Antoinette Davis, and Kristi Lichtenberg
  • A new logo was created for CCA and for the Student Leadership House.
  • An infographic was created to help define the purpose of CCA.

Staff

  • The staff began integrating “Checklists” for every day processes, in order to help maximize productivity and create more time to engage with students.
  • Brandon Pridgeon developed the framework for the CCA skill-based mentoring model.
  • Matthew McReynolds developed the framework for the CCA Student Work Program.
  • Brandie Burkhalter redesigned the Volunteer Process, to streamline the process to becoming a volunteer at CCA.
  • New CCA staff Dr. “Chuck” Carona and Ms. Sally Salas completed their first semester at CCA, seeing good results in their classrooms and strong relationships forming between them and their students.
  • Jath Candy & Brandon Pridgeon oversaw the computer-based learning “Apex” Classroom and taught Men’s Bible Class.
  • Program Coordinator Monisha Randolph and Life Coach Coordinator Mrs. Jean Wood oversaw the Women’s Bible Class.
  • Monisha and Jath completed graduate classes in education at Dallas Baptist University.

Partnerships

  • A special Community Partnership with the Preston Center Personal Training team not only provided individual work-out clothes & gear for students, but also provided e-readers for students to use in the CCA library and outdoor sports field improvement for CCA students as well as neighborhood children in the C-Kids After School Program!
  • A close relationship is being formed by the Park Cities Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) and CCA! Young men and their moms serve CCA together by preparing and bringing breakfast on Fridays and by serving together on Saturdays throughout the year. In December, YMSL volunteers provided resources to help CCA be stocked up with paper goods and tools for the community project!

Volunteers

  • 109 individual volunteers invested in CCA over 161 visits to the school, for a total of 521 hours of service! Some of the ways volunteers served included: 14 lunch volunteers, 7 guest speakers, 2 mentors, 5 reading tutors, & 4 tutors.
  • Three Special Events / Highlights were
    • National Black Marathoners Association Dinner (Updates on this coming soon!)
    • Christmas Open House – Special thanks to volunteer Susan Williams, who was instrumental in planning & communication! We had 38 visitors (not including children) – students’ family members, volunteers, board members, and community partners!
    • Christmas Celebration – Special thanks to volunteer Tracy Weinmann, who was instrumental in planning, managing sign ups, and communicating with volunteers, Linda Green, who oversaw the team who cooked and served the extra-special Christmas feast, and the volunteers who signed up for Adopt-a-Student (19 volunteers),  Christmas Party dishes (14 volunteers), and Christmas Stockings (6 volunteers)!

Donors

  • CCA donors contributed 71% of our annual budget between July 1 and December 31, 2015.
  • In-kind contributions of services and goods added to CCA at over a $10,000 value.
  • 13 students were sponsored for the 2015-16 school year at $5,000 each.
  • We have grown from 6 to 17 monthly donor partnerships since July 1!
  • 4 churches, 5 foundations, and 2 businesses have invested in CCA this year!
    • Churches: Watermark Community Church, Park Cities Baptist Church, Shady Grove Baptist Church (North Richland Hills), and Mt. Sylvan Baptist Church (Lindale)
    • Foundations: the Ninnie Baird Foundation, Maverick Capital Foundation, and 3 Family Foundations
  • 83 individuals have invested in the lives of young people this year!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING WITH US TO ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION OF CCA!