Girls Incorporated of Delaware

aka Girls Inc. of Delaware   |   WILMINGTON, DE   |  https://www.girlsincde.org/

Mission

"Inspiring all Girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold."

Ruling year info

1955

Executive Director

Yolanda A. Curtis, MPA

Main address

1501 N WALNUT STREET SUIT 100

WILMINGTON, DE 19801 USA

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EIN

51-0073396

NTEE code info

Girls Clubs (O22)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every day, in Delaware, girls encounter significant obstacles to their well-being and success. Girls Inc. Delaware aims to address: risky behavior, eliminate and decrease school dropout rates, dispel negative stereotypes and body image, and the inability and lack of diligence, perseverance and resilience.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Girls Incorporated of Delaware

The Girls Inc. experience equips girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. Our programs aim are designed to fulfill our mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc. responds and adapts to the changing needs of girls and their communities. Girls who stay in our programs over time, are empowered to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights. Our programs focuses on three areas:

​​Strong/Healthy Living

Makes healthy choices - Manages reproductive health - Has healthy relationships - Has sound body image

Smart/Academic Enrichment and Support

Motivated to achieveImproved academic performance - Graduates from high school and has post-secondary education - Sets & achieves personal, educational and career goals

Bold/Independent/Life Skills

Uses own voice & advocates for others - Is resilient - Has resistance skillsAbility to regulate emotion - Knowledge of life skills application

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Girls increase their understanding of health issues affecting them, their families, and their communities. They develop the motivation and practical skills to take charge of their health today and throughout their lives.

Through Healthy Living programming girls: Increase their level of physical activity and view their bodies more positively.
Girls participate in program activities and experiences that expand upon and support their school-based learning and engagement, and provide the assistance and guidance that may not be present at home.

Through Academic Enrichment and Support girls: Improve their outlook and performance in school.
Girls participate in program activities and experiences that build the learning, skills, and behaviors that increase confidence and resilience, enabling them to set and achieve their goals and lead productive, independent, and fulfilling lives.

With Life Skills Instruction girls: Improve their self and emotional control.

Our programs provide solutions to many complex and pressing needs of girls, including: breaking the cycle of poverty; improving reading and math literacy in the early grades; supporting health, nutrition and fitness for girls of all ages; preventing teenage pregnancy for middle and high school girls; and, promoting higher education as attainable and training for the future workforce.

Girls Incorporated of Delaware provides programming to girls across the state of Delaware giving them a Girls Inc. Experience. This Experience focuses on the whole girl, supporting, mentoring and guiding girls in an affirming pro-girl environment.

At Girls Inc. of Delaware, girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Informed by the experiences of girls and their families, Girls Inc. works with policymakers to advocate on key legislation and initiatives.

Our research-based programs provide girls with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues they face. Girls Inc. of Delaware gives girls the right tools and support to succeed including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment alongside peers who share their drive and aspirations.

Girls Inc. of Delaware programs focus on three areas:
​​1. Strong/Healthy Living
Makes healthy choices - Manages reproductive health - Has healthy relationships - Has sound body image

2. Smart/Academic Enrichment and Support
Motivated to achieveImproved academic performance - Graduates from high school and has post-secondary education - Sets & achieves personal, educational and career goals

3. Bold/Independent/Life Skills
Uses own voice & advocates for others - Is resilient - Has resistance skillsAbility to regulate emotion - Knowledge of life skills application

Girls Inc. of Delaware has trained staff who service girls in school settings, in after-school programs, and through summer camps.

Girls Incorporated of Delaware has served over 440 girls across the entire state of Delaware.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Girls Incorporated of Delaware

Board of directors
as of 01/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Suzette Schultz

Suzette Schultz

Astra Zeneca, Retired

Renee Villano

Albero Kupferman & Associates

Natasha Ortega

Wilmington Trust

Patricia Ponzo

M&T Bank, Retired

Kelly Wellborn

Cypress Capital Management, LLC

Courtney Hutt

Delaware Technical Community College

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/11/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data