DeLaSalle Education Center
3737 Troost Avenue
Kansas City MO 64109-2643
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 561-4445
Mission Statement
The mission of DeLaSalle Education Center is to provide a holistic environment that offers students an opportunity to improve learning and life skills.  
Vision Statement: We envision a community in which all young people achieve a quality education that fosters and stimulates their true potential.
Strategy Statement: DeLaSalle Education Center seeks to address the significant life barriers of Kansas City’s most underserved urban youth seeking life-long success through a personalized and rigorous course of study, holistic network of services and workforce development.
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Elizabeth Ann Sanders Ph.D.
Board Chair Mr. Scott Ferber
Board Chair Company Affiliation IBM Corporation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1971
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
The mission of DeLaSalle Education Center is to provide a holistic environment that offers students an opportunity to improve learning and life skills.  
Vision Statement: We envision a community in which all young people achieve a quality education that fosters and stimulates their true potential.
Strategy Statement: DeLaSalle Education Center seeks to address the significant life barriers of Kansas City’s most underserved urban youth seeking life-long success through a personalized and rigorous course of study, holistic network of services and workforce development.
Background Statement

Since 1971, DeLaSalle Education Center has been committed to creating a unique and innovative learning environment, driven by the needs of our students. Like many young people, DeLaSalle students have very complicated lives, but theirs are often unduly impacted by serious economic barriers and instability. 

It is our conviction and belief that these young people are trying to do, and be, their best and that when they get the academic support they need, they change their lives, they graduate, and they succeed.
On March 26, 2010, the Missouri State Board of Education gave approval for DeLaSalle to begin operating its formerly private high school as a charter school authorized to open beginning with the 2010 – 2011 school year. The school's charter was renewed for five more years in February 2015.
DeLaSalle will continue to provide the tuition-free, quality and comprehensive education to young people previously unsuccessful in traditional schools.  The school bases its program model on three primary areas for student success: Academic classes that are small, rigorous and personalized; holistic support services that provide on-site interventions and address students' life barriers; and workforce development training that is integrated into everyday learning.

The degree to which DeLaSalle can adequately impact the success of its students will continue to be the degree to which the community demonstrates its support to DeLaSalle. It is only through the generous contributions of our private donors that DeLaSalle’s program model will continue to thrive.    

Impact Statement

2015-16 Accomplishments: 


  • Launching Career Prep Academy – The successful start of the state-certified ProStart culinary arts program in 2015-16 paved the way for two new career-education courses this year at DeLaSalle – Introduction to Construction Trades and Desktop Publishing using Microsoft computer applications. The school is working with area corporate and industry officials to offer additional career-education courses in employment areas that are in high demand while also looking to partner with companies that can offer students internships or real-work experiences.
  • Launching the Teaching and Learning Cycle (TLC) – This training model for new teachers with less than three years’ classroom experience was started to help them meet vitally important skills in being effective teachers, such as classroom management, critical thinking, and data collection and analysis. Although the model was developed specifically with new teachers in mind, the program helps all teachers grow and develop their practice in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Launching of the Trauma-Informed Care, Trauma-Sensitive School (TIC/TSS) training in 2016-17. DeLaSalle’s Team of Care (TOC) behavioral health program initiated a yearlong training in August 2016 to help all levels of teachers and staff understand the high prevalence of trauma in all areas of their lives, students’ lives, and throughout the community, as well as be trained in knowing how to assist any individual experiencing trauma.
  • Enrollment – As more students find success at DeLaSalle, enrollment continues to rise, from 358 in FY 2015 to 375 in FY 2016. 
  • Graduation – DeLaSalle had 65 out of 80 eligible seniors receive diplomas in May 2016, the highest number of graduates in recent years.  


2016-17 Goals: 
  • Annual student attendance will increase to 85%.
  • 75% of students will increase their reading and math test scores by the end of the year.

  • 97% of eligible seniors will graduate annually.

Needs Statement
 DeLaSalle continues to need funding to sustain general operations as well as programming for the comprehensive services delivered to students through a small class size environment and dedicated teaching and counseling staff.  In addition, we request:
  • Community Partners who will refer students to DeLaSalle Education Center
  • Volunteers and Mentors to work with students in an ongoing capacity.
  • Support for professional development for faculty and staff
  • Private and public donors who can provide funding to support the instructional and holistic services, such as individualized classroom support and mental and other health care services and resources for our students who would otherwise not have access to such services.

About 32% of DeLaSalle's annual operating budget of $4.8 million must be raised from private and public sources other than federal and state fees and contracts afforded to all Missouri public schools.

Service Categories
Educational Services
Secondary & High Schools
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

All young people deserve a quality education.

The idea of a “school of choice” has long held associations far removed from the ideas of alternative, urban or at-risk.

But at DeLaSalle, a school of choice is what we have always been. When a student battling the pull of a community in crisis chooses to seek out an education that meets his or her needs, they are taking the first step towards choosing a future that is positive, productive and long-lasting.

It is easy to speak in grand, esoteric terms when describing the mission of an institution like DeLaSalle. Yes, we provide holistic services, personalized education and work force development, but simply put, we change lives.

We know that to disregard the realities of our students’ world outside the classroom is to do them a grave disservice inside the classroom. If we want our youth to learn, grow and in many cases change the directions of their lives, then we have to become partners in that rehabilitative process. 

That is why DeLaSalle offers on-site mental health counseling, drug and alcohol treatment and prevention, child development, parenting classes and much more.

We also know that, if young people see their school as more than a building where they are given a number and filed through a system, then those students will be anxious to show up and excited about their education. One-on-one attention is not a luxury; it is a necessity to reach our students and show them every day that they are not alone. 

Education is more than memorizing. It is applying. If a student says, “I am never going to use this,” it’s mainly because they haven’t been shown the real-world application of a lesson. We believe that once a student becomes engaged in the process of learning, then they might just start dreaming of lives and careers beyond what they ever thought were possible.

Every day the entire DeLaSalle community – teachers, counselors, volunteers, supporters, and students – comes together to redefine the possibilities of education. We listen to one another and to the needs of our community to create opportunities for education that few once considered possible along the Troost corridor. 

Our students continue to learn what it means to be better siblings, parents and citizens by spending time with graduate mentors whose own lives were shaped by DeLaSalle. They have come back in numbers after receiving their diplomas to give back to their school so that future generations will reap the benefits of being a part of the DeLaSalle family.

We are looking forward to the future of DeLaSalle Charter High School with great expectations. We have set high standards for our students and staff. The need is too great to accept anything less. We are committed to continuing to serve students who need more than they have been given and holding them accountable to becoming the best that they can be.

While the crisis in our community is great and seemingly insurmountable, we can still give our young people more than hope.  We can arm them with the knowledge, self-confidence and fortitude to strive for a better tomorrow than they were given today.


This program seeks to decrease the alcohol and drug usage within the DeLaSalle student population and to improve their overall lifestyle and behaviors. Students attending DeLaSalle are vulnerable to many societal pressures that encourage illicit behavior including possible drug and alcohol abuse. By evaluating and intervening as students begin their academic career at DeLaSalle, we are able to influence young people aged 14-21 about the real risks and impacts of substance abuse on their lives. DeLaSalle provides counseling services to prevent the use of substances and to treat mental health dysfunction related to substance abuse. PROUD is a certified outpatient supported recovery program through the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Program Budget $63,997.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Adults, Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Short-Term Success Anticipated Outcomes
Objective #1: 50% of the students in the program will demonstrate a reduction in the use of  drugs and alcohol.
Measure: Urinalysis and self reports.
Objective #2: 60% of the students in the program will be retained in treatment until completion.
Measure: This will be measured using school records and the school data base.
Long-Term Success
All students will be aware of the negative effects of drug and alcohol abuse, and choose not to let either disrupt their lives, education and future goals.
Students will graduate from school and remain drug free.
Program Success Monitored By Measurement tools and sources include random, frequent urinalysis testing; pre and post drug and alcohol self evaluation; and individualized treatment plan. Procedures vary, depending on the student; however, data is collected and reviewed daily, weekly, monthly throughout the year.
Examples of Program Success 99 students gained the skills and knowledge necessary to prevent initiating or continued use of drugs and/or alcohol. In addition, 45 out of 57 students in the program demonstrated a reduction in the use of drugs and alcohol.
The Post-Secondary Exploration Program helps students transition successfully from DeLaSalle to the workplace and further their education through three components.    
  • Pathways: Students can enroll in up to 9 credit hours at Metropolitan Community College--Penn Valley while still enrolled at DeLaSalle. Students are able to experience the college setting and academic expectations. 
  • Senior Capstone: Offered for one hour daily for one semester, senior students develop a formalized plan to pursue post-secondary education and/or employment options by visiting college campuses, filling out job applications, participating in community service, and completing FAFSA and ACT test.
  • Practicums: Provide exposure to college-career opportunities in a variety of venues, including career and college fairs, internships and class projects.
Program Budget $91,324.00
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served At-Risk Populations, K-12 (5-19 years),
Short-Term Success
  1. At least 80% of students participating in the Pathways Program attain a grade of "C" or better in their college courses laying the groundwork for success in post-secondary education.  Source of data --MetropolitanCommunity College--PennValleyschool records
  2. At least 95% of students classified as seniors in the 2014-2015 school year will graduate or complete their academic program preparing them for academic or employment after high school. Source of data -- School records
  3. At least 70% of senior students will seek meaningful employment or post-secondary education programs upon graduation.  Source of data -- Senior student exit survey
Long-Term Success
All Kansas City youth will have the opportunity to receive an education and successfully transition into post-secondary education or meaningful employment. 
Program Success Monitored By
A variety of methods including attendance, academic achievement, pre and post testing are used:
  • Pre and post testing in math and reading each year for all students  
  • RAASI mental health assessment administered to all entering students
  • Rosenberg self esteem analysis administered to all entering students 
  • Student attendance monitored daily
  • State of Missouri End of Course exams 
  • Academic achievement
Examples of Program Success

Program outcomes in 2015-16 were as follows:

In 2015-16, attendance outcome was not reached (81% vs.85% target), mainly due to the growing number of new students who have yet to be acclimated to our school culture and expectation for high attendance.

Outcome #2: 75% of English and Math students will increase their proficiency by the end of the year. 2015-16 Outcome: 75% of Math students realized an increase in test scores, and 52% of English realized an increase in reading scores.

Outcome #3: 97% of students classified as seniors will graduate In 2015-16, 65 out of 80 seniors received a diploma, representing a 81% rate and the largest number of graduates in recent DeLaSalle history.

Outcome #4: At least 80% of students in the Pathways Program attain a grade of “C” or better in their college courses. Measurement tool: Grades reported from MCC-Penn Valley. In 2015-16, all seven students completing the Pathways program received an “A” grade.


Effective July 1, 2016, DeLaSalle transferred the daily operations of its longstanding Parent and Child Education Support (PACES) program to Operation Breakthrough, Inc., an established early childcare organization serving infants through school-aged youth in the urban core. The school will continue to offer parenting and early childcare services to its students, staff and others under the name of Operation Breakthrough at DeLaSalle.

The center provides a stimulating learning environment for DeLaSalle students’ children, while enabling teen parents to remain in school and complete their high school education. The early childcare center also allows students to gain parenting skills and learn where and how to access community help in raising their children.
Program Budget $211,180.00
Category None of the above
Population Served Other Named Groups, Adults,
Short-Term Success Since July 1, 2016, DeLaSalle has not been actively involved in the onsite operation of the early childcare program now operated by Operation Breakthrough, Inc. Therefore, we do not compile or report any outcomes on this program.
Long-Term Success The long term goal of PACES is that the teen parents expand their awareness of resources that support healthy family development and parents will earn credit towards high school graduation and regularly attend their classes and parent support trainings. 
Program Success Monitored By Since July 1, 2016, DeLaSalle has not been actively involved in the onsite operation of the early childcare program now operated by Operation Breakthrough, Inc. Therefore, we do not compile or report any outcomes on this program.
Examples of Program Success

Since July 1, 2016, DeLaSalle has not been actively involved in the onsite operation of the early childcare program now operated by Operation Breakthrough, Inc. Therefore, we do not compile or report any outcomes on this program. 

On June 30, 2016, DeLaSalle ceased operations of its Student Press program and expanded its career-readiness focus and strategy to form the Career Prep Academy (CPA) that combines several of its longstanding and proven college-career components along with new and emerging academic and real-world opportunities being offered to its students.
The purpose of the CPA is to enable students to graduate from high school and transition successfully from DeLaSalle to the workplace or to post-secondary education with extensive exposure and practical skills that can be applied upon graduation.
The Academy currently offers three state-certified career education courses -- ProStart culinary arts, Introduction to Construction Trades, and Desktop Publishing -- plus internships, college and career fairs, dual-credit program, guest speakers, and college tours of area and nearby campuses. Additional career courses, internships and experiences are being pursued.
Category Education, General/Other Vocational Education
Population Served At-Risk Populations, ,
Short-Term Success
The Career Prep Academy is committed in helping students see the connection between lessons learned in the classroom and how they can be applied in careers and the real world.
90% of students are actively engaged in learning.  
Long-Term Success
DeLaSalle believes that when students envision a future for themselves, they are more eager and committed to accomplishing their goals.
90% of students participating in college-career readiness programs gain skills and practical experience for post-secondary success.
Program Success Monitored By
  1. Success will be measured by teacher evaluation of student work produced and assignments completed, progress made on student academic and career plans, and in-class projects and offsite work experiences.
  2. This will be measured by students grades, course credits earned, and ultimately leading to completing high school.
Examples of Program Success

In 2015-16: 90% of participating students completed college/career-education classes, with 19 out of 21 students completing internships or real-world work experiences; 7 out of 9 students completing dual-credit courses at MCC-Penn Valley, earned an “A” grade from their college instructors; and 65 out of 80 eligible seniors (81%) earned diplomas (the highest number of graduates in DeLaSalle’s recent history).


The Team of Care (TOC) provides assessment, evaluation, individual and group therapy, psycho-educational group, behavior management, and case management services to 375 students a year in order to meet the mental health needs of the students.  All students, both new and returning, receive assessment services.  Additional mental health services are provided based on assessed need.

DeLaSalle uses a student-centered, strengths-based model wherein the student is empowered to make, and be held responsible for, his/her own decisions.

The student and therapist work together to develop a treatment plan that assists the student in achieving his/her goals. Therapists use sand tray, play, art, and poetry as therapeutic techniques to promote self-awareness, express trauma, facilitate change, aid in communication, and address cognitive distortions.  This approach is often effective with students who have difficultly verbalizing emotions.

Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success

At least 75% of students receiving individual and/or group therapy will remain stable or demonstrate progress toward reducing psycho-social issues and/or progress toward achieving treatment goals as established in their plans.

Long-Term Success

At least 75% of students receiving therapy will remain in school or graduate.

Program Success Monitored By

After a student is referred and assessed for mental health services, a therapist evaluates him/her to determine need using the Integrated Psychosocial Assessment to begin the evaluation process. Once services are identified and accepted by the student, the student's parents are notified. The student is then assigned to a therapist for additional evaluation using tools such as active listening, motivational interviewing, and expressive therapy. Several treatment therapies may be used based on a student's needs.

Full evaluation is completed by the third visit and a student is assigned to a group or individual therapy. If an issue arises after being assigned to individual or group therapy, the student and therapist develop a treatment plan to help the student achieve his/her mental health goals. At any time during treatment, therapists may refer students to a contract child psychiatrist who evaluates the student and may prescribe medications. Student progress is reviewed every 30 days. 
Examples of Program Success

The program has demonstrated effectiveness for participating students.During 2015-16, 81 out of 99 students receiving therapy demonstrated a reduction in self-reported distress and/or demonstrated progress toward achieving treatment goals as measured by a Team Of Care program evaluation tool.

However, the most impressive area of program progress occurred in June 2016, when a total of five TOC and Academic Services staff members were trained in the principles of Trauma-Informed Care in an effort to transform DeLaSalle into a Trauma-Sensitive School. Such training involved all levels of school staff and would help them to identify and assist any student or staff member who may be struggling with a traumatic event or showing signs of severe trauma. School-wide training in this area was launched in August 2016.  
CEO Comments

To successfully execute our mission, DeLaSalle requires dynamic data collection systems that facilitate assessment of student performance quickly. We envision systems that allow a continuous, total view of the organization or at various levels, including the programmatic level at any point in time so that evaluations and adjustments can be made as needed for individual classrooms and/or students.

In partnership with UMKC, our charter school sponsor, and MO DESE, we have incorporated significant standards of academic accountability to insure that all DeLaSalle students achieve high levels of learning. These standards are thoughtful, consistent and measurable; commensurate with or exceeding state standards; and will be incorporated into the system's design.

Additionally, across the curriculum, DeLaSalle strives to engage students in workforce development and experiential learning programming that takes classroom concepts and applies them practically, in real-world settings provided through dynamic and diverse community partnerships. DeLaSalle plans include expanding experiential learning to all core subjects and offering workforce development opportunities for all students. 

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Elizabeth Ann Sanders Ph.D.
Term Start Oct 2017
Compensation N/A

In October 2017, DeLaSalle Education Center welcomed its new interim Executive Director. Dr. Elizabeth Sanders has provided leadership in a variety of educational organizations, most recently under her own consulting firm (EAS Consulting) and with RSP & Associates Education Planning Firm. Sher received her Master's degree from Kansas State College of Pittsburg and her Ph.D. from University of Kansas where she was designated the KU Outstanding Graduate Scholar. She has been Assistant Superintendent of Elementary and Secondary Education at Kansas City Public Schools;  Associate Professor and Director Continuing Education at Baker University in Overland Park, Kansas; Director of Senior High Education at Olathe Public Schools in Olathe, Kansas; and Principal of Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kansas.  Awarded the AASA prestigious national Effie Jones Humanitarian Award, Dr. Sanders has been featured in news articles, journals, and on television as an outstanding leader in education, promoting college readiness, student mentoring, effective school boards, and academic considerations for 21st Century education. 

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Jim Dougherty Ph.D.Jan 1983 - June 2010
Mr. Godfrey Kobets Jan 1971 - Jan 1983
Senior Staff
Title Director of Human Resources
Title Director of Finance
Gary Ballard is a results-oriented leader with a proven record of accomplishments, known for leading startups and turning struggling companies around. He spent the majority of his career in the wireless industry where he ran large sales organizations and overall operations for major corporations. He was President of YouTel America and held senior executive positions with Aerial Communication, Nextel, McCaw Joint Venture (Hong Kong) and Cellular one. He began his early career in Omaha, Nebraska with Xerox Corporation.
Gary always found time to give back to the community. He has been a role model and mentor to many and is passionate about helping young people. He is a long-time advocate and board member for DeLaSalle Education Center (past chair), and he currently serves on the board of ACLU, Mind Drive, Research Medical Center and Palestine Community Center Board. 
He was recognized by Kansas City Globe's 100 Most Influential and Kansas City's Who's Who in Black America. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alph Fraternity and Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity. 
He is proud of his military service (1966-1970) where he served his country in the Air Force (Vietnam Veteran). He graduated from University of Nebraska, Omaha with a B.S. in Business Administration. He and Debby are the proud parents of 4 adult children.  
Title Director of Team of Care
Title Director of Academic Services
Title Director of Admissions
Paid Full-Time Staff 41
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 125
Paid Contractors 4
Retention Rate 96%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Bi-Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes

DeLaSalle collaborates with many community agencies throughout the school year to offer truly comprehensive services: United Way of Greater Kansas City; University of Kansas, Avila University and University of Missouri-KC, Western Missouri Mental Health Center, and Kansas City Free Health Clinic for mental health and substance abuse education; Community Gardens of GKC, Greater Kansas City Chapter of The Links, Inc., University of Missouri Extension Office, Swope Health Services, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), and Kansas City Police Department for health and safety education; Kansas City Repertory Theater, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Kansas City Art Institute for art and drama; Cerner, Inc. for Personal Finance; and Metropolitan Community College--Penn Valley, Metropolitan Community College–Business Technology, University of Central Missouri, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City for post-secondary exploration.

Local Hero AwardBank of America2005
Invitation/Special Event Publication Organizations More Than $1 millionCouncil on Philanthropy2006
Philly Award - Video PresentationCouncil on Philanthropy2008
Suicide Awareness AwardNAMI Greater Kansas City2008
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments

DeLaSalle's Board of Directors provides governance and oversight for program improvements, staff training and benefits, fundraising, volunteering in the classroom, and serving on committees.  In addition to our Board of Directors, three other boards also work towards the improvement of DeLaSalle.  First, an Advisory Board, consisting of community leaders, former Board members, and advocates of DeLaSalle, assist with services and obtaining funding for the school.  DeLaSalle's ProStart culinary arts program is guided by a Advisory Committee consisting of food-service industry experts, parents, students, volunteers, and Board members that provide program advice, internships and increased opportunities for students.  The school's Carpentry program also operates under the guidance of its own Advisory Committee, consisting of construction and carpentry industry experts, Board members, students, parents and volunteers who assist with program improvements, internships, and funding opportunities.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Scott Ferber
Company Affiliation IBM Corporation
Term Oct 2017 to Oct 2023
Board Members
Mr. Carlos Ayala Hallmark Cards. Inc.
Mr. Scott Ferber IBM Corporation
Mr. Kurt Krogull Rockhill Insurance Co.
Mr. Quinton Lucas University of Kansas School of Law
Ms. Jayme Monacelli Entercomm/KMBZ Radio
Ms. Vicki Stofer Trozzolo Communications Group
Mr. RJ Trowbridge Cushman & Wakefield
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 86%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 14%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Advisory Board Members
Mr. Byron Beck Retired
Representative Emanuel Cleaver IIUS House of Representatives
Mr. L. Tim Clemons E/RE Investments
Mr. Keith Copaken Copaken White Blitt
Mr. Jack L. Cotton Sr.Kiewit Industrial Company
Mr. Stephen D. Dunn J.E. Dunn Construction
Mr Darrell E Franklin Endurance Reinsurance Corporation
Hon. Fernando J. Gaitan Jr.United States District Court
Mr. Lou Kaucic Coaches Collective International
Mrs. Christine Kemper Kemper & Company
Ms. Joyce Letts Community Volunteer
Mrs. Linda McDougall H & R Block
Mr. Ralph Reid Sprint
Mr. Robert J. Reintjes Sr.Geo P. Reintjes Co.
Mr. Jerome O. Riffle Lathrop & Gage
Mrs. Bev Rose Community Volunteer
Mayor Kay Waldo Barnes Community Volunteer
Mr. Michael T. White White Goss Bowers March Schulte & Weisenfels PC
Mrs. Judith Whittaker Shook Hardy Bacon
CEO Comments

DeLaSalle's Board of Directors provides governance and oversight for program improvements, staff training and benefits, fundraising, volunteering in the classroom, and serving on committees.  In addition to our Board of Directors, three advisory groups also work towards the improvement of DeLaSalle.  First, an Advisory Board, consisting of community leaders, former Board members, and advocates of DeLaSalle, assist with services and obtaining funding for the school.  DeLaSalle's ProStart culinary arts program, a state-certified career education program, is guided by an Advisory Committee consisting of foodservice industry experts, parents, students, and Board members that provide program advice and increased opportunities for students.  DeLaSalle's state-certified Carpentry Program, also operates under the guidance of its own Advisory Committee, consisting of construction and carpentry industry experts, former and current Board members, and volunteers who assist with program improvements, funding, and internship opportunities.

Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $4,167,767
Projected Expenses $3,927,913
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 6/30/2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$349,547$341,021$3,038,917
Individual Contributions----$749,268
Investment Income, Net of Losses$113,292$144,212$167,961
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$207,066$318,668$0
Revenue In-Kind$39,373$157,470$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$4,182,285$4,155,373$3,893,464
Administration Expense$598,276$554,874$566,191
Fundraising Expense$357,081$358,581$579,201
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.870.891.88
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%82%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue25%22%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,933,984$2,744,695$23,353,108
Current Assets$436,243$871,678$6,196,721
Long-Term Liabilities$130,000$442,032$11,685,000
Current Liabilities$480,823$755,089$2,888,991
Total Net Assets$1,323,161$1,547,574$8,779,117
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.911.152.14
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets7%16%50%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education $2,869,068MO DESE $2,079,326
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City $188,793J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation $1,000,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --REACH Health Care Foundaton $117,377Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City $149,119
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

From a social mission perspective, the greatest challenge facing DeLaSalle is remaining responsive to the ever-changing needs of the students served.  The academic, social and emotional needs of the student body will change frequently as new students, in need of an alternative education setting, choose DeLaSalle to enroll. This challenge also provides the organization the opportunity to continually improve the quality of services, systems, and processes.

The business mission faces challenges as the organization strives to ensure its sustainability. This business mission challenge also presents us with an opportunity.  To remain sustainable, the maintenance of relationships with existing supporting partners and the development of relationships with new supporting partners are required and ongoing.

Organization Name DeLaSalle Education Center
Address 3737 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 641092643
Primary Phone (816) 561-4445
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Elizabeth Ann Sanders Ph.D.
Board Chair Mr. Scott Ferber
Board Chair Company Affiliation IBM Corporation
Year of Incorporation 1971