YOU GROW GIRL!

A self-sufficient woman positively contributes to a just, equitable society and healthy economy.

Seattle, WA   |  www.yougrowgirl.org

Mission

Inspiring her pathway towards sustainable success

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Ms. Jamila L Coleman

Main address

2200 Rainier Ave S Suite 201

Seattle, WA 98144 USA

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EIN

46-1649553

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lack of culturally responsive and enriching services and programming that Washington State Black girls and young women want for their developmental and psychological sustainability.

Our programs

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

Career Focused Mentoring

Provides peer-to-peer mentoring to 20 youth, annually, between the ages of 13-17. The program exists to encourage and empower youth to strive towards excellence in relation with careers and education. Eligibility: reside or attend school within a 20 miles radius of zip codes 98144 or 98125 and exhibit risk factors related to mental health, academic and employment success.

Former You Grow Girl! youth are recruited, hired and trained to support the next generation in relation to their pathway: college bound, career exploration, and social justice entrepreneurship.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Ethnic and racial groups

Program offers individual, family and group outpatient counseling to female-identifying adolescent and youth and their families. Program also offers 24/7 crisis services, school based psychoeducational groups, Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) and case management. Services are available on-site at one of out two locations and in home, school and community settings.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

A youth-led board comprised of 7-13 high school-aged youth from different backgrounds living throughout King County. In partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Initiative and WE Movement, members are committed to making a difference in their own communities as well as on a national level.

The board focuses on challenges that girls and women constantly face, such as, access to education & health and being counted, heard, safe, and having a seat at the where decision are being made about them. In addition to advising You Grow Girl! of its programs and services, members create and plan activities to bring awareness to institutionalized injustices our sisters experience. Members participate in on-going training and mentorship to enhance their leadership, advocacy, and community organizing skills.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Women and girls

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

Inspire all Washington State girls and young women of color who have been harmed by systems to lead sustainable successful lives by amplifying their resilience to heal, and natural leadership abilities to lead; so that they can dismantle broken systems to advance gender, economic, and racial justice

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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YOU GROW GIRL!

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Karina Mounivong

Nintex


Board co-chair

Mrs. Keysha Bass

Keysha Bass, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes