The Inspired Community Project, Inc was founded under the idea that special education instruction, resources and career opportunities should be equally accessible across all people, communities, and boroughs. New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world with the most segregated and inequitable education systems in the country.
As educators our mission is to create lifelong learners. We teach our children how to learn, empower our families to be fierce advocates, and support community members to become the certified professionals that the community needs. Through high quality training, hands-on support and a people-first focus, we are creating a sustainable foundation for future generations within the special education community.
Our vision is equitable access to special education services and resources. We believe that empowering and fostering professionals and advocates in the community will support and serve its youngest members.
With equity, advocacy, and empowerment at our core, driving all of our decision-making, focusing our course, we know that a more equitable special education system in New York City is possible.
Our center-based Early Intervention center (Opening September 2022) provides an interdisciplinary approach utilizing current research and best practice of Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech, Occupational, and Play Therapy.
We provide families with transition support and advocacy coaching. Meetings will be held at family-friendly times, and also recorded for viewing at later dates. Our Family Portal, securely located on our website, will give 24-hour, one-stop-access to all resources.
Our staff can join us with little experience but through our intensive training curriculum, our classroom staff can leave us as Registered Behavior Technicians® (RBT®). A marketable certification that they can leverage for higher-paying direct service positions; and through our strategic partnerships, we can guarantee them placement.
Our commitment is to keep our vendors local, our partnership community-based, and our impact deeply rooted. We will partner with local Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to engage in a day of local service, engaging all of our staff in volunteer work for local charities and nonprofit organizations.
We are looking to build community support by creating a TOP Donor model. “Triple Our Pledge” (TOP) model asks individuals not to contribute more of their money, but to engage two of their friends or family members to match their contributions. We want to engage more community members (and raise more money). We are looking to engage only corporate sponsors that share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and families.
There is no programming without representation. Our community is reflected in our leadership. Our students are reflected in our board members, and our families are reflected in our staff.
The Inspired Community Project, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3). All donations are fully tax-deductible