Reasons to invest

When you invest in the Ron Clark Academy, your gift's impact is far-reaching, affecting the lives of students and educators here and across the country. Students validate the success of RCA’s learning environment: each class experiences double percentile increases in performance across all subject areas during the first academic year and continues to improve over time. The first four graduating classes received over $5 million in academic scholarships to premiere high schools in Georgia and beyond. Your investment changes lives.


"The Ron Clark Academy graduating class of 2014 earned over $1.8 million in scholarships for high school. We are so proud of them!"

    Operational Revenue

    • 29% EducatOR Training Program
    • 7% Unrestricted Annual Giving
    • 42% Restricted Annual Giving
    • 7% In-Kind Donations
    • 11% Tuition
    • 4% Other

    Capital Campaign

    Demand for our revolutionary professional development program continues to grow. Because the RCA campus lacks sufficient space to accommodate the number of educators who request to participate in our program, RCA and its board of trustees launched a $4.8 million campaign to expand capacity for our educator training program.

    The new 25,000-square foot addition will serve as a state-of-the-art educator training facility and will accommodate student lunches, PE class, and finally a place to hold up to 600 students and educators at one time.

    • 2Year Campaign
    • $5.3 Million pledged in capital campaign
    • 100% Participation from RCA Board
    • 2014 Groundbreaking


    We thank you for your support to help grow our mission and impact education worldwide.

    “The potential is there; it is our responsibility to see it, to encourage it, and to let our children know that, without a doubt, we believe in their dreams.”

    The End of Molasses Classes by Ron Clark

    Meet the Development Team

    • Kirk Brown

      Kirk Brown

      Senior Director Of Development


      Mr. Kirk Brown joined the Ron Clark Academy in August 2013 after five years with United Way of Greater Atlanta. In his last role, he had tremendous success managing and raising more than $8 million annually from top companies, including Accenture, Equifax, Delta Air Lines, Newell Rubbermaid and SunTrust. With Kirk’s professional fundraising expertise, the organization was able to improve the lives of hundreds of individuals and families throughout the metro Atlanta region. Kirk’s career at United Way also included many leadership roles as the Loaned Executive Program Chair, Internal Campaign Co-Chair, cross-functional team member—tasked to create the United Way Young Professional Leaders group and he served on the marketing Digital Strategy Team.  


    • Adrea Latalladi

      Adrea Latalladi 

      Development Officer

      Adrea Latalladi is the Development Officer at RCA. She comes to us from Girl Talk, Inc. where she served in many development capacities as a volunteer for the youth organization. Prior to that, Adrea taught Advanced English at a private middle school in Marietta, Georgia while also contracting as a remote grant writer for a nonprofit organization based in Tallahassee, FL. Interestingly enough, Adrea actually began her career as a newspaper reporter here in Georgia where she covered big local stories. She hails from Greenwood, Mississippi where she obtained her bachelor's from Mississippi State University and her master's from Western Governors University. Adrea has a passion for working on behalf of our youth and I know you'll all love her warm and bubbly personality. She and her husband currently reside in Sandy Springs.