THE CURIOUS EDGE FOUNDATION INC
401 Lewis Hargett Circle, Suite 120
Lexington KY 40503
Contact Information
Nonprofit THE CURIOUS EDGE FOUNDATION INC
Address 401 Lewis Hargett Circle, Suite 120
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone (859) 899-3343
Contact Name Jenny Sallee
At A Glance
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Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement Our mission is to empower all students by giving them the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives.  We are passionate that students with learning differences can not only learn to read, write and spell, but that they can thrive in the classroom and beyond.  Our goal is to raise awareness of dyslexia in the community, and to bring tools to all students that will help them succeed.  The Curious Edge Foundation will educate and empower the community so that all students can be empowered for success.
Background Statement The Curious Edge Foundation was established by Kimberly Hudson. Kimberly's educational and professional background as a Speech Language Pathologist combined with her personal experience of being dyslexic and being the mom of a child with dyslexia has given her a passion to help all students, but especially those who are non-traditional learners that struggle in the "regular" classroom.  The clinic that has provided intervention for hundreds of students with dyslexia and other language processing differences, Kimberly began to see the many needs in our community for both a better understanding of the truths about dyslexia and for testing and intervention for those who have a pressing need for help, but who do not have the means to afford the testing and intervention.  Out of this passion, and through many twists and turns, The Curious Edge Foundation was created.
Impact Statement
Accomplishments:
 
  • We have maintained a close relationship with the Lexington Catholic High Marks Center, helping them meet the educational needs of their students with Language Processing disorders and other non-traditional learners.
  • Through our clinic, we have provided cognitive intervention, addressing executive function and other deficits through innovative methods and technology for hundreds of students.
  • We have provided one-on-one ACT prep that has resulted in full academic scholarships as well as conducting a class room ACT prep pilot with above national average gains for the students involved. 
  • We have developed the DRIS, Dyslexia Risk Informal Screener, that will be piloted in schools across the state in the fall of 2016. This screener will provide early identification for students who may be at risk.
  • We have partnered with Eastern Kentucky University's Student Success Center training tutors to assist students in achieving success.
Goals:
  • Continue to increase awareness of dyslexia as a qualified learning disability within the public school system.
  • Create software to address deficits in language processing that can be utilized by any age level and in any setting.
  • Develop a curriculum that would be representative of our clinical approach in addressing language processing differences.
  • Expand the ACT Prep program nation wide.
  • Continue to seek innovative approaches to provide successful intervention so that more students can achieve academic success.
   
Needs Statement
Our most pressing need is for funds that will allow us to  reach educators in Central Kentucky and beyond so that they can reach the many students that come through the doors of their classroom everyday.  Our goal is to reach educators at all levels, including future educators, so that increased awareness and understanding of language processing differences will be evident.  This will impact hundreds of students each year as they come through the classrooms of these educators.  Another need is increased technology in our clinic and for our students. One such way we can do this is through the development of a software program that can be used in schools to reach many students at once.  Technology, such as i-Pads that can be taken into the classroom, can be a huge benefit for our students.  
 
 
CEO/Executive Director Statement It is my personal goal that everyone - schools, teachers, students, universities - will be educated about dyslexia and other learning differences.  I am passionate about advocating for each student because I know that each student is capable of success when given the correct tools for success.  My goal is to educate and advocate so that those who directly impact a child's life will be able to challenge each and every curious mind.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations
Tertiary Organization Category Youth Development / Alliances & Advocacy
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Our primary geographical focus is in the Central Kentucky area, however  we also provide intervention to students remotely.  We have worked with clients from Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and beyond.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. We are certain that we can change the course for non-traditional learners, specifically those with dyslexia and other language processing disorders.  The Foundation desires to educate those in the community, especially the learning community, regarding the truth about dyslexia, it's causes, and proper interventions that can help those students learn to read, write, spell and be academically successful.  Our goal is to reach as many of those educators as possible so that they can in turn impact the students that come through the doors of their classrooms and school each day.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? With our hands-on clinic we already have proven strategies in place for helping students succeed.  We need funding to be able to educate those who will be in the position to impact others. We are partnering with educational cooperatives to secure grant monies.   In order to raise these funds, we held an annual 5K Run/Walk that raised both awareness in the community and money for our foundation.  We also have participated  in the Kroger Rewards program as well as the Amazon Smiles program. We continue to provide teacher education on the subject of language processing by going to schools and offering continuing education.  We continually seek ways to be involved in the community and talk to all who will listen to dispel the myths about dyslexia and perpetuate the truth that there is help.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? The Curious Edge Foundation has the privilege of first-hand experience through our clinic which has been in operation for over 10 years.  We have the staff and services in place to provide excellent interventions for students who need our help. Kimberly Hudson, the founder of The Curious Edge, is an accomplished expert in her field and has hours of personal and professional experience working with students of all ages. This has built a substantial amount of student success stories.  The clinic has financial resources that will help support the Foundation along with the donations and grants we will receive. We have already built partnerships with many schools and universities in the Central Kentucky area and plan to expand and strengthen those partnerships.
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? Our quantitative indicator will be to increase the number of students impacted by our services. Our goal is to reach 1,000 students in the next 3 years. Our qualitative indicator will be the improvement in the quality of life and confidence afforded in each student's life. One way this occurs is when the student graduates college and career ready and can enter the college of their choice and succeed. We are in the process of implementing a Continuous Quality Improvement plan within our clinic in order to be efficient with foundation funding and resources.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? Through the existing clinic, proven protocols for diagnostic evaluations, intervention, advocacy and professional development have been established.  The reach for these services is currently limited to those clients who are financially able to afford them.  The Curious Edge Foundation seeks to broaden our reach to those throughout the region who do not have the financial means necessary for private intervention, by educating those who have contact with these struggling students. In addition, we have begun to provide services within the public school system.
Board Chair
Board Chair Kimberly Hudson
Company Affiliation The Curious Edge Foundation
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms Kim Barber The Color of EducationVoting
Ms Dorothy Brockopp RetiredVoting
Ms Paige Heinrich Parent VolunteerVoting
Ms Kendra Jones Window World of LexingtonVoting
Mr Clabe Slone KEDCVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 1
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Additional Board Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Mr David Hudson Legacy Consulting Group
Mr Todd Sallee KEMI
Ms Jenny Sallee The Curious Edge Foundation
Ms Kimberly Shrader The Curious Edge Foundation
Ms Dana Stefaniak Habitat for Humanity
Comments
CEO Comments As a fairly new board, we are still carefully seeking leaders in the community who share our mission.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director All Volunteer
Term Start Jan 2007
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 0
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? No
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Comments
CEO Comments The Curious Edge Foundation is currently run primarily with resources from the for-profit clinic, including management and staff.  As we grow the Foundation, we plan to eventually have staff that is dedicated solely to the work of the Foundation.  All policies, budgets, and the strategic plan are currently in progress and slated for Board approval before the year end.
Description Provides results oriented strategies and interventions to help students increase ACT results.
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Description Provides continuing education for Student Success peer tutors so that they can understand and effectively help all types of learner.
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Description A quick, easy and accurate screener that can help identify students who may be at a higher risk of having dyslexia that can be used in all types of settings, including school systems.
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Program Comments
CEO Comments The challenge is the lack of education in recognizing dyslexia as a qualified learning disability.  This is also, however, a great opportunity to make a great change in the lives of students who are struggling.  This can literally change their future.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $36,000.00
Projected Expenses $32,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,396----
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$744----
$21,449$2,519$7,500
$330$5,708$8,167
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$330$2,003--
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$12,630$5,280$6,892
Administration Expense$3,782$2,283$5,285
Fundraising Expense$1,383$2,235$1,200
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.341.041.17
Program Expense/Total Expenses71%54%52%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%49%16%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$8,846$2,722$2,290
Current Assets$8,846$2,722$2,290
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$8,846$2,722$2,290
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments The Foundation has been in the process of development over the last several years.  We are now on track to move forward with great progress toward our financial goals as we begin to secure grants, work with public systems, and continue to raise funds and support from the community.
Foundation Staff Comments This organization files the 990N, which contains no financial information. Financials were provided by the organization. Numbers are unaudited.
Address 401 Lewis Hargett Circle, Suite 120
Lexington, KY 40503
Primary Phone 859 899-3343
Contact Email jenny@thecuriousedge.com
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer
Board Chair Kimberly Hudson
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Curious Edge Foundation