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July 27, 2016 — Exclusive Executive Web Briefing For Members Of The Next Generation Forum On Children’s Services

Presented By: Todd Landry, Chief Executive Officer, Lena Pope Home, Inc. & Howard Shiffman, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

The charter school movement has been in the forefront of serving disadvantaged and other special-needs children since its inception, weathering changes in education delivery for children with special education, mental health, and behavioral health needs. Nearly 3 million children were attending more than 6,700 public charter schools in 43 states and the District of Columbia during the 2014-2015 school year (according to a testimony on April 29, 2015 by Nina Rees, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, to the House Appropriations Committee/Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education). “The growth in the charter movement during the 23 years since the first school opened in 1992 has been absolutely phenomenal,” said Ms. Rees.


Understanding how to blend treatment program redesign and the unique opportunities that operating a charter school can provide is one innovative way that children’s service providers can and are responding to marketplace changes. Providers who are contemplating how to successfully expand their mission should consider the growth opportunities and value added through the creation of their own charter school. Todd Landry, chief executive officer of Lena Pope Home, Inc. did just that.

Hear Mr. Landry and OPEN MINDS senior associate, Howard Shiffman, present this exclusive case study web briefing on the effective launch and growth of Lena Pope Home’s charter school. This web briefing is designed to offer children’s service providers the competencies and tactics required to create and grow a charter school program in their own community.

This Lena Pope Home, Inc. case study web briefing focused on some key issues for organizations looking to implement and grow their own charter school, including:

  • Market drivers, including those that prompted Lena Pope Home, Inc. to expand its mission to implement a charter school
  • Insights on key strategies for creating, launching, and growing a charter school
  • Challenges and successes experienced during the charter school implementation and growth process

This web briefing was an exclusive event for members of The Next Generation Forum On Children’s Services. If you are not a member and would like more information on The Next Generation Forum On Children’s Services and how to become a member, please contact Brittney Shindledecker at OPEN MINDS at


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Presentation Slides (PDF)

Webinar Recording Video (MP4)

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