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.
We want to graduate at least 40 Registered Behavior Technicians per year by providing high-quality, paid, hands-on training and support through the certification process and then supporting them in placements with community partners or give them opportunities to grow within our organization. We will provide at least 36,000 hours of Applied Behavior Analysis, currently the Bronx has the lowest participation in early intervention services due to the lack of professionals in the Bronx. We know the only way to make a sustainable strong special education community is to support families on becoming fierce advocates for their children and their community. We hope to engage at least 30% of our families in advocacy coaching. We are working on partnerships with Bronx based community organizations, colleges and universities to create internship placements for their relevant programs, providing local opportunities for those in the Bronx seeking degrees in the education and therapeutic fields.
"Every year we will impact over 300 Bronx residents. We will serve at least 100 students, and we will support at least 40 Bronx community members into new career certifications."