LEXINGTON ACADEMY OF BARBERING COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
1301 Winchester Road
Suite 174
LEXINGTON KY 40505-4042
Contact Information
Nonprofit LEXINGTON ACADEMY OF BARBERING COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Address 1301 Winchester Road
Suite 174
LEXINGTON , KY 40505 4042
Phone (859) 231-1820
Fax 859 231-1820
Contact Name Mary Jefferson
Web and Social Media
Brenda Yates, Master Instructor & Student Body
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2013
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Check, telephone, money order, cash or cashier's check. 
Health and hygiene products, Volunteer opportunities
and Board of Directors membership.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement
The Lexington Academy of Barbering Community Foundation, Inc. (The LAB, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) public charity that focuses on responding to the critical needs of former felons who are transitioning back into mainstream society and pursuing the barbering profession. The targeted population who receive services are also from low-income individuals and families who are striving for financial stability out of the chokehold of poverty. 
Responding to critical needs of Lexington-Fayette County residents, the organizational mission is to improve the overall health and well-being of individuals, one life at a time, through educational improvement, financial stability, economic empowerment and community engagement.
Background Statement
The Lexington Academy Of Barbering Community Foundation was founded in 2011.  Our purpose is to respond to the needs of re-entry, low income and unemployed individuals as they pursue a career in the barbering profession and community service.
 
In partnership with The Lexington Academy of Barbering, a post-secondary institution, The LAB, Inc. has fostered an educational system of learning that responds to the needs of vulnerable populations that would not ordinarily be as readily embraced.  Acting as a pipeline to the broader-based community, the staff, volunteers and board of directors make it a priority to seek and support low-income populations that are affected by poverty in the Lexington-Fayette County regions.  Acting on the principle philosophy of, "paying it forward," community outreach to those less fortunate are mandates of both entities.
 
Whereby The LAB, Inc. purports to embrace the community-at-large, a more aggressive approach has been to focus on the recruitment of former felons who are searching for second-chance opportunities to turn their lives around, acquiring educational attainment and securing living-wage employment that will impact the financial stability of their families.
 
Through post-secondary training in the barbering academy, mentoring, voluntarism opportunities, employment and career opportunities, the final analysis is that The Lexington Academy of Barbering, Inc. is impacting the lives of those who are in search of breaking the barriers of poverty.
 
Determination as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization was issued in April, 2013 and confirmed in retro for the years, 2011 and 2012.  Operating under its umbrella organization, The LAB, LLC, the non-profit arm of management historically and continually accepts financial and human resources contributions from its founding barbering academy.
 
 
 
 
Impact Statement
Accomplishments:
1.  established the Sister Joann Hayden Scholarship Fund that assists
barbering and other vocational students to pursue and complete degrees and certifications in post-secondary institutions of higher learning;
 
2.  coordinated a concerted effort to establish an organizational development team to support the programmatic and fundraising strategic planning operations;
 
3.  non-profit public recognition by mainline media venues in print, radio and television;
 
4.  expanded programs that enhance and improve on existing program and;
 
5.  coordinated a client-specific emergency financial assistance program,
The Re-Entry Education & Community Engagement (The REECE) program that helps to support the pursuit of post-secondary education for clients/students enrolled or pursuing a career in the barbering industry.
 
Goals:
 
1.  improve the health and well-being of individuals through educational improvement, financial stability, economic empowerment and community engagement;
 
2.  reduce the number of adult ex-offenders re-entering the Kentucky Department of Corrections System;
 
3.  reduce the number of at-risk youth and juvenile offenders entering into the criminal justice system as adults;
 
4.  provide an enhanced and supportive network system between the ex-offender community with local, regional and state social/human service agencies and resources to assist the more vulnerable populations for successful re-entry back into civil society and;
 
5.  identify and acquire new partnerships and collaborations that will help to secure financial support for The REECE Program.
Needs Statement
1. business and community sponsorship for re-entry, low income and unemployed individuals for admission to The Lexington Academy of Barbering (LAB); 
 
2. collaborations between local businesses and partnerships with community organizations to support student educational attainment;
 
3. funding and financial contributions towards the Re-Entry Education & Community Engagement Program (REECE) for basic human services, including emergency financial assistance for rent, housing, clothing and transportation;
 
4. volunteers and sponsors for program services;
 
5. donations of computer, educational, barbering, health and hygiene supplies.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Our goal is for the "gift of giving" to become contagious throughout our community.  We believe that all people should give back and not leave the less fortunate behind.  We all have an obligation to make a difference in the community, so why not start with something as simple as a haircut? 
 
The organization's primary purpose is to "pay it forward" to members within our community who struggle from day-to-day just to make ends meet.   By obtaining professional training and development and subsequent certification in the barbering profession; our students are able and qualified to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. 
 
What is distinctive about the work of the barbering academy community foundation is that we are blessed with understanding and the ability to identify and nurture sustaining relationships of  familiarity and understanding of adults who work low-wage jobs, have no high school diplomas or vocational training.
 
The staff, volunteers and board members have direct and experiential knowledge of  what constitutes the economic survival of each individual that is served by the community work that we embrace.  Whether through emergency financial assistance, academic scholarships, travel assistance, housing resources and food banks, we believe that each of us has a gift that can be invaluable to our brothers and sisters in the world community.  Our uniqueness is not that we are the only non-profit that is impacting citizens of the Commonwealth but that we are proudly connected to others who care about the work and value the continuance of making this world a better place to live and raise our families. 
Board Chair Statement
The principle challenge we are facing is financial sustainability and community visibility that will aid our cause in development long-term partnerships and collaborations with businesses, corporations, and individuals who will nurture our growth and support the clients we serve.  As a relatively new non-profit, we are in the beginning stages of a stable and progressive foundation for future growth and development.  We are addressing these challenges by increasing our efforts in public relations that has included television, newspapers, news journals and radio.
 
Our development team is also drafting a strategic plan for fundraising and development that includes special events, grantwriting and proposal submissions to foundations and charitable-giving organizations.
 
In December, 2013, our board and development team coordinated an effort to raise funds for the creation of the Sister Joann Hayden Scholarship Fund that would provide scholarships to enter barbering college without regard to ability to pay tuition.  The only commitments we mandated was a willingness to learn and give back to the Lexington-Fayette County community.
 
As an 8-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Anthony Hayden, the founding director of The LAB, Inc. has endured many years of struggling from post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and dislocation from his place of birth in the Commonwealth.  His epiphany of self discovery placed him in a position that his wholistic healing over time was preparing him for a bigger gift to others and that is one of service.  For the last 10 years, admirably he and the many others that he has coalesced into, "paying it forward," has helped to not only enlighten and inspire others, the rewards have been inumerable in a myriad of ways. 
 
 Giving back to the community only serves to create a much more productive and fulfilling life for him and the diverse groups of students, both young and old, and those who become familiar with the challenges and successes from his suffering and experiential learning and life skills that have place him in a position of influence.  For that, the world is a much better place.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Education / Adult Education
Tertiary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Urban & Community Economic Development
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Fayette County
The re-entry population, low-income, under and unemployed in Central Kentucky with Lexington-Fayette County and surrounding regions as the primary geographic location.  A majority of the populations served reside in the 40505 zip code area or 5th District.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.
The LAB, Inc. has expanded and improved the existing programmatic content of its non-profit charitable-giving organization by developing The Re-Entry Education & Community Engagement (REECE) Program.  Responding to the critical needs of the re-entry, low-income, unemployed and under-employed populations in Lexington-Fayette County, The REECE Program offerd emergency financial assistance to clients/students that will provide support in areas of rent, school supplies, housing, transportation and other areas of need necessary for them to complete their educational pursuit of the barbering profession or other career.  The Joann Hayden Scholarship Fund also identifies and recruits applicants who qualify for partial and/or full scholarships to attend the barbering academy as a post-secondary institution of learning.
 
Our goal is to meet the direct financial and other needs of an estimated 1,200 students/clients annually and 10,000 citizens throughout the community through volunteer and community service events and activities. 
 
Those activities include but are not limited to fundraising efforts that advocate for children's and teens' needs for winter coats, boots, shoes and gloves; and an annual back-to-school event that donates supplies with free children's books, haircuts and toiletry supplies.  At present, clients/students are involved in community service to partnerships such as the University of Kentucky School of Nursing and the UK Heart and Lung Center.  Within the next 3-5 years, we anticipate that the organization will increase those numbers at least by 25%  through maximized fundraising and outreach efforts and campaigns. Currently, we are in pursuit of supporting partnerships with the Fayette County School System, Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, The Lyric Theatre Lexington-Fayette Government Metro Council and Central Kentucky Bank Foundation.
 
Continued Outcomes for The LAB, Inc. are:
1.  increase enrollment of the re-entry and low-income populations in technical/vocational educational programs including those in the barbering industry to 25% from 2016-2018;
 
2.  increase post-secondary graduation rates of the same targeted populations by %20;
 
3.  assist in decreasing the recidivism rates as designated by The KY Department of Corrections by providing a network of resources, training and employment opportunities for the same targeted populations;
 
4.  assist in the decrease the rates of juveniles entering the criminal justice system as adult offenders in KY and;
 
5.  expand and improve on the network of community partnerships and collaborations.
 
As we move forward toward becoming a primary source of educational, community and human services, we realize that the hours are long and the work is demanding; however as we look forward to the enormous fields of learning and ability to serve others, we are proud that the task is not short-term.  Moving towards the goals that we have set and aspire to reach by the year 2018 is only a catalyst for what we believe will be a lasting community resource that continues its growth financially, services and asset-building in the Commonwealth.
 
That impact, if implemented adequately, can be one of identified KY evidence-based programs that will help to reduce the numbers of our citizens who are and/or have been incarcerated as well as reduce the numbers of former felons who return to corrections facilities due to untreated mental health issues, substance abuse and poverty.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?

The Lexington Academy of Barbering Community Foundation, Inc. focuses on responding to the critical needs of ex-offenders and low-income individuals who are pursuing vocational training and state certification in the barbering profession. It is our belief that, "every one deserves a second chance." Services are directed towards reducing the recidivism rate in Fayette County and surrounding Central Kentucky regions. We offer not only referrals to a network of community resources but also tuition scholarships, financial support for school supplies, utilities, rent, winter clothing and transportation assistance for traveling to and from work and school.

The foundation's signature effort, the Re-Entry Education and Community Engagement Program (REECE) is an emergency financial assistance effort that provides financial support for re-entry citizens, low-income and unemployed individuals who are enrolled in or have been accepted into The Lexington Academy of Barbering Community Foundation, Inc. or another vocational and/or technical institution. By the end of 2014, we anticipate to have served an estimated 1,200 clients with financial assistance and other life-sustaining resources. At least 40% of those clients will be from the re-entry at-risk population and barbering students.

1. Enhanced and improved organizational management recruitment of experienced and committed staff, volunteers and board members that align in our organizational mission and who will assist and support the efforts for which we propose;

2. Strategic marketing and financial planning options recruitment and ascertainment of independent contractors, volunteers and expertise who can recommend strategic plans to execute the exact and ever-changing program development

3. Long-term and continued recruitment for qualified and experienced staff with increased efforts in volunteer recruitment;

a search and hire of experienced and committed staff and volunteers who maintain a strong ethic to our cause celibre'

4. Professional mentorships with other agencies who have been successful in working with the re-entry and low-income populations expand the community outreach and development for developing ongoing and long-term partnerships and collaborations

For ex-offenders, poverty is a foregone conclusion after release from correctional institutions. The Lexington-Fayette County area is the second largest county in the state of Kentucky with an estimated population of 305,489 citizens which makes up about 7% of the total Kentucky population. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.0% of that count reportedly live below the Federal Poverty Level (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013), compared to the Kentucky population where 19.4% of 4.3 million citizens state-wide live in poverty ("Poverty in Kentucky," U.S. Poverty Guidelines, 2013).

CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?
1.  experience in working with the re-entry, low-income populations;
staff, volunteers, board members and clients/students are familiar or
have access to members of the targeted populations for which we serve
 
2.  private and public financial/resource donations for programming;
development of a strategic development long-term plan that will aid in the continued organizational programs with measured outcomes and milestones for progress
 
3.  established relationships with governmental navigational systems;
participating memberships and partnerships with the network of social and human services agencies that support the re-entry and low-income populations in Lexington-Fayette counties 
 
4.  public recognitions with media venues,
 television, newspapers, news journals and radio;
continued community visibility that highlights and informs the public about programs, services and educational opportunities 
 
5.  experienced and knowledgeable marketing and grant making development team that is consistently and fervently researching and identifying new opportunities that help to enhance and improve upon existing resources and programming.
grant research, development and application for regional, state, federal and philanthropic funding opportunities for The Re-Entry Education and Community Engagement (REECE) Program
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?

– INDICATOR –

what shows participant goal status

MEASUREMENT TOOL/APPROACH –

tools used to measure Indicators

SAMPLING STRATEGY AND SAMPLE SIZE – simple or random

FREQUENCY AND SCHEDULE OF DATA COLLECTION – when/how often the measurement tools are used

Technical/Vocational School

Enrollment

Enrollment Verification from the Institution; Acceptance Letter from the Institution; and Participant Survey Partnership Referrals, Scholarship Fund

100% of participants will be required to submit this information.

Application process for emergency financial assistance and/or enrollment in any of The LAB or The LAB Inc.'s programs.

Every 3-6 months-Data Collection Points:

0 months, 3 months

6 months, and 12 months

Graduation from

Technical/Vocational School

Participant Survey

State Board Exams

100% of participants will be solicited to submit this information.

Every 3-6 months.

Data Collection Points:

0 months, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months.

Employment Among

Participants

Participant Survey

Employer Evaluations

Telephone Interviews

Job Fairs/Interviews

100% of participants will be solicited to submit this information.

Every 3-6 months.

Data Collection Points:

0 months, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months.

Homelessness Among

Participants

Participant Survey

Agency Partnership Referrals

100% of participants will be solicited to submit this information (where applicable).

Every 3-6 months.

Data Collection Points:

0 months, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months.

Criminal and Delinquent Behavior and Outcomes

Participant Survey

Kentucky Department of Corrections Reports/Assessments

100% of participants will be solicited to submit this information (where applicable).

Every 3-6 months.

Data Collection Points:

0 months, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months.

ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?

ACTIVITIES – Services provided to the participants

OUTPUTS – How much of the services will be provided to how many

OUTCOMES – Measurable benefits for participants

Provide emergency financial assistance program in the form of basic human services such as rent, utilities, clothing, transportation and educational supplies for those enrolled in a barbering, technical or vocational school in Kentucky.

100% -100 recipients/month or 1,200 clients/students served annually

Increased enrollment of the re-entry and low-income populations in a technical/vocational certification program for barbering. Increased graduation rates for the specific targeted populations. Decrease in state recidivism rates over a 12-month program time-frame.

Provide adult one-on-one and group mentoring to participants on relevant topics, educational improvement, financial stability, economic empowerment and other areas of independent living.

100%-1,200 recipients served annually with rotating and alternating group participants

Increased graduation rates of the re-entry and low-income specific populations from a state technical/vocational certification program.

Increased knowledge in financial literacy and stability of participants.

Increase in employment rates for participants enrolled in technical/vocational

certification programs.--The Straight Up Adult Mentoring Program

Offer mentoring to at-risk youth attending select Fayette County Public School(s), a select juvenile detention facility or a community-based youth program.

100%-200-500 youth (grades 8-12) served annually.

Decrease in individual criminal and delinquent behaviors and outcome among youth participants in the Straight Up Youth Mentoring Initiative.

Decrease in recidivism rates for juvenile offenders participating in the mentoring program over a 12-month program timeframe.

Collaborate with local, state and regional social, human and educational service organizations that focus on general and basic human services to the re-entry and low-income specific populations.

100%-100 recipients/month or 1,200 clients/students served annually.

Increase in the quality and numbers of social and human service agencies in partnerships and collaboration.

Increase in the number of The LAB, Inc.'s and low-income clients served. Increase in graduation rates from The LAB and/or technical/vocational institutions or other

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Certification programs in the Commonwealth. Increase in financial literacy and stability of The LABs' students, clients and/or participants. Increase in employment rates and reduction of poverty for The LAB' participants.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr Anthony Ray Hayden
Company Affiliation Director
Term Apr 2013 to Dec 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms Cassandra Marie Bunton DirectorVoting
Mr Anthony Ray Hayden DirectorVoting
Mr Darryl Richardson DirectorVoting
Ms Shirley Whitley DirectorVoting
Ms. Brenda S. Yates The LAB Community Founation, Inc.Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Ms Shirley Whitley
Company Affiliation Director
Term Apr 2013 to Dec 2018
Standing Committees
Finance
Comments
CEO Comments
Challenges:    Strategic planning, organizational management with minimal resources and funding.
 
As we continue the development of The Lexington Academy of Barbering, Inc., our relative "newness" as a non-profit organization, at times hinders the efforts when placed in positions of competition of resources for financial support, long-term community partnerships and other areas of continued development.
 
For example, a competitive partner agency grant application was submitted to the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government in earlier 2014.  The results that non-profits who have much larger budgets or who have historically received funding were once more awarded nearly $3.5 million dollars, thereby eliminating or minimizing the chances of other non-profits who may be on the periphery but who are also engaging in meaningful and challenging work of service to similar constitutencies, such as outreach to homeless men and women, former felons and those who are in the greatest need.
 
Other examples are prospective sponsorship businesses and other organizations who commit to financial and other resources and subsequently change their minds, or do not continue the active relationships, prior.  An existing system of familiarization of those who have been in operation for a more extensive period of time presents issues of non-trust or disengagement.
 
Though The LAB, Inc. may be the new kid on the block, our goals are strictly to provide resources and financial support to vulnerable populations who only are asking for a hand up, not a hand out.
Our challenge is for those who have the resources to help with our outreach efforts to offer us more opportunities to show our worth and the value of our society contributions to Lexington and the Commonwealth.

 
Opportunities:  Community citizens, government officials, businesses and other professionals who adhere to our, "pay it forward," approach to client and community service.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Brenda S. Yates
Term Start July 2011
Email brendayates210@yahoo.com
Experience
Executive Director/Admissions has over 20 years as an administrator and has been actively engaged with social ministry and operations management related to the re-entry population.  Experienced in public service, she is well connected to organizational and community resources that are relevant to the social and human services offered to our students/clients. 
 
The Executive Director is also engaged in prison ministry with enhanced training and experience in the barbering industry as a Master Instructor and has been the Director of Admissions for The Lexington Academy of Barbering for the last four years.
 
Prior to program management and academic instruction, the Executive Director has been actively engaged in business ownership and assisting other professionals in the barbering and hair care industry.  She is licensed in the barbering profession in three states and continues to pursue professional development inthe field of barbering and cosmetology.
 
Familiarity with local and state-wide organizations in education, human services, corrections and other areas that impact the work of our organization is also ongoing.
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 50
Contractors 5
Retention Rate 95%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 Bi-Racial
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Senior Staff Executive
Experience/Biography      Jacquelyn Hayden was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. She is a graduate of Brian Station High School (2005) After graduation, Jacquelyn enlisted in the United States Army and was an active military soldier for six (6) years, as a Human Resource Specialist. During military service, Jacquelyn traveled throughout the United States and abroad, residing in Germany where she later became the Art Director for the Arts and Cultural Center in Heidelberg.


     Jacquelyn is the mother of two young children and currently attends the Bluegrass Community & Technology College, pursuing a degree in nursing with aspirations toward a career as a midwife.

    While she is not attending college, Jacquelyn volunteers throughout the Lexington-Fayette County with organizations such as The Lexington Academy of Barbering Community Foundation, Inc. She is also offering her knowledge and skills as the Community Outreach Liaison for the foundation, specializing in social media development, marketing and public relations.

 
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Comments
CEO Comments
The challenges inherent with the management and organization of our  non-profit remains with community visibility, financial sustainment and maximization of student/client services.
Description
The Re-Entry Education & Community Engagement (REECE) Program is an urban-identified human services and educational improvement initiative that assists the re-entry, low-income, under employed and unemployed in their pursuit of post-secondary, technical and/or volunteer training and development as they pursue a career in the barbering industry.
 
Clients/students have become part of a county-wide network of social service agencies that work in partnership to provide adequate services and resources to sustain and enhance improvement in education, financial stability, economic empowerment and commitment to community service.
 
Other components of The REECE Program include The Sister Joann Hayden Scholarship Fund, the Straight Up Adult Mentoring Initiatives,  and a back-to-school educational and literacy project for school-age children/youth and community volunteer events/activities.
 
 
Budget $143,600.00
Category Education, General/Other Vocational Education
Population Served Adults, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, At-Risk Populations
Program Short Term Success Clients/students who are enrolled in a barbering school such as The Lexington Academy of Barbering or other post-secondary institutions have direct accessibility to a network of community resources, emergency financial assistance, mentoring support and opportunities to, "pay it forward."  The Re-Entry & Community Engagement (REECE) Program aims to enhance educational opportunities of many who are faced with either the stigma of being an ex-offender, unknowing of how to navigate the social and human services network, being poor and uneducated or all of the above.
Program Long term Success
The opportunity for employment has been found to significantly affect the recidivism of ex-offenders (Wang, Mears, and Bales, 2010). How successful ex-offenders are at gaining employment can determine how effective the ex-offender will be in successfully reintegrating into the general population (Bushway, Stoll, and Weiman, 2007). 

The research conclusively shows that ex-offenders who are able to find employment upon post-release are less likely to violate their parole or be incarcerated again than those ex-offenders who are unable to quickly find employment (Berg & Huebner, 2011). For juvenile offenders, studies show that there are two primary predictors of recidivism into the adult justice system: education and employment (Abrams et al, 2011).

 
Program Success Monitored By The REECE Program also has transformed into a broader linear pipeline with identifiable human sensibilities that provide a navigational pathway for ex-offenders.  The program partners with an accredited  post-secondary institution that educates and trains in a most noble and financially lucrative profession. The training also instills a strong sense of community involvement that breaks down barriers for a most vulnerable population who are attempting to recreate their lives as law-abiding citizens of the Commonwealth.
Examples of Program Success Our agency is unique to the re-entry and low-income specific populations with a direct link to an educational resource that can assist them with training and other life-sustaining needs.  These resources ensure their success in a profession that can earn them more than a living wage up $1,500 weekly for a master barber (The Lexington Academy of Barbering, 2013), thereby gaining a financially lucrative career that can lift them and their families out of poverty.
Program Comments
CEO Comments
 
The maximum challenge of our mission to assist the re-entry population and other low-income groups is to effectively, efficiently and progressively expand program services in a sustainable system that  projects a visibility within the community.  In so doing, we are consistently engaged in our neighborhoods and communities creating valid and productive partnerships and collaborations with individuals, groups, government, social and human service agencies and other interest individuals to help us reach a level of services that are recognized as a regional and/or national best practices model for educating and improving the lives of others.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Mar 2014
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation; The HOPE Center for Homeless Men; University of Kentucky Heart and Lung Transplant Center; University of Kentucky School of Nursing;  Cardinal Hill; and The Community Action Council
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
LFUCG2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $185,600.00
Projected Expenses $185,600.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,175$3,700--
Administration Expense$6,944$5,681--
Fundraising Expense$700$275--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.11--
Program Expense/Total Expenses22%38%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%3%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$27$597--
Current Assets$27$597--
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$27$597--
Form 990s
2014 990N 2014
2014 990-N
2013 990-N
Audit Documents
2014 Tax Audit Exempt Letter
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose To increase program capacity and financial support for The Re-Entry Education & Community Engagement program that assists targeted populations in their pursuit of post-secondary education.
Goal $100,000.00
Dates June 2015 to June 2017
Amount Raised To Date 42000 as of June 2016
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
In 2014, The LAB, INC. participated in its first GoodGiving Guide Challenge and raised approximately, $2,000 with the inclusion of contributions donated after the conclusion of the campaign. 
 
During our  next fiscal year, we are in the interim stages of making recommendations for development projects that will increase our program budget to allow us to enhance existing program services.  Subsequently, our development team is researching, proposing and applying for local and state funding through grant submissions.  
 
At present, our development team is also working in concert with the Board of Directors and organizational staff to identify a more defined strategic plan to expand on a financial base of operations to secure increased funds for management that will support a new basic human services program (The Re-Entry Education & Community Engagement [REECE] Program).
Foundation Staff Comments This organization received its 501c3 status in 2013 and as yet does not have three full years of financial information. Because this organization files the 990N, which contains no financial information, the organization provided financial information. Numbers are unaudited. 
Address 1301 Winchester Road
Suite 174
LEXINGTON , KY 405054042
Primary Phone 859 231-1820
Contact Email thelabinc1132@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Brenda S. Yates
Board Chair Mr Anthony Ray Hayden
Board Chair Company Affiliation Director