Cardinal Academy’s strongest and most important partnership is with The Salvation Army, Boise Corps. The Salvation Army has been providing services to young parents in the Boise area for more than 100 years. They will provide our program with the facility, additional social work services, manage the on-site childcare, provide financial assistance for childcare, contract with the school for transportation and work with us to provide nutritious and delicious meals to our students.
Furthermore, Cardinal Academy is strengthened exponentially by our other community partnerships. Cardinal Academy has the great privilege of serving the underserved and will continue to help ensure our students are connected to not only the services for which they are eligible, but connect them to any and all services that can help them to find success.
- The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides on-site access to ensure students are utilizing this important program while not having to miss school to attend regular appointments. WIC provides nutritious foods, information on healthy eating and referrals to health care for pregnant women and their infants and children up to age 5.
- Family Medicine Residency of Idaho provides on-site, quality and affordable health care to young parents and their children. They also provide the school with referrals.
- St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center and St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center baccalaureate level nurses contribute to the pregnancy and parenting Resilience and Well-Being courses throughout the school year. St. Luke’s nurses also teach on-campus child car seat safety classes as well as providing a car seat for students.
- The Idaho Department of Labor connects eligible graduates with case management services, internships, workforce training and assistance with higher education through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
- Vocational Rehabilitation provides pre-employment transition services to students with disabilities through job exploration counseling, work based learning opportunities, workplace readiness training, and instruction in self-advocacy.
- TRiO Educational Opportunity Center to help low-income, first generation and disabled students gain access to post-secondary education by providing free college advising and financial aid support. TRiO comes to campus to help students complete the FAFSA and are all eligible to take advantage of TRiO services following graduation.
- The Idaho Workers Opportunity Network (I-WON) to connect students interested in learning a trade with apprenticeships so they can enter a high demand career directly following completion of high school.
- College of Western Idaho to assist our students with applications, financial aid, and course selection on our campus. Further, we collaborate with CWI to ensure our graduates are connected to programs that will help to increase their success in higher education such as support groups and other special programs aimed at increasing student retention.
- Dr. Catherine Olschanowsky of Boise State University will provide Cardinal Academy students with an opportunity to learn computer programming and will be collaborating with our math and science departments to provide an opportunity for Dual Credit. Her specialty is increasing diversity in the field of computer science.
- Dr. Sara Fry from Boise State University is working closely with our staff and a previous Booth Marian Pritchett School graduate to build a mentor program for our students who choose to attend Boise State. She has also established a scholarship fund for our graduates.
Other collaborative relationships and referral sources include:
- Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
- Idaho Central District Health
- Agency for New Americans
- International Rescue Committee
- Create Common Good
- Life’s Kitchen
- The Cabin’s Writers in the School program (WITS)
- Micron Foundation’s K-12 Outreach program
- Idaho Youth Ranch
- Casey Family Programs
- Baby Steps
- The House Next Door, Nampa, ID
- Ada County Juvenile Probation
- Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence – Center for Healthy Teen Relationships
- Several bachelor’s and master’s level counseling and social work programs
- Various charitable organizations and individuals who provide both new and used inventory for the school store