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Atlanta Growing Leadership of Women Inc

aka Atlanta GLOW   |   Marietta, GA   |  https://www.atlantaglow.org

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Mission

Atlanta Growing Leadership Of Women's mission is to encourage, educate and equip young, low-income women to be thriving, self-sustaining leaders and effective agents of economic growth within their communities.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Ashlie James

Main address

109 Anderson Street SE Suite 101

Marietta, GA 30060 USA

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Formerly known as

Women's Nonprofit Alliance

EIN

85-0530070

NTEE code info

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Employment Training (J22)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Life Skills Training

Atlanta GLOW's life skills training program focuses on teaching female youth and young adults the transitional skills that are most relevant to their living independently as an adult such as finding and keeping a job, money and time management, making healthy choices and more. The aim of the program is to equip them with the life skills needed for their well-being, confidence and safety as they navigate high school, postsecondary education, employment and other life milestones. Each lesson aims to enhance the daily living, problem-solving, academic, employability, and social skills so they may become more self-sufficient and achieve their long-term goals.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Atlanta GLOW’s six-month mentoring program engages young women and girls in a strengths-based process that facilitates growth towards greater self-sufficiency and successful goal achievement through a guided series of exploration, life skills training and futures planning. Through individual mentoring sessions, Atlanta GLOW program staff and professional mentors collaborate with participants to create Individual Achievement Plans (IAPS) utilizing results from their Casey Life Skills Assessment and EmPATH’s evidence-based Bridge to Self Sufficiency model as they goal-set, identify, and access supports.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Young women
Economically disadvantaged people
Young adults
Adolescents

Atlanta GLOW’s Young Women's Leadership Program is a program is for young women and girls who want to learn more about themselves while building their confidence and competency around concepts such as civic responsibility, leadership development and social change. Program instruction includes interactive lessons with the entire class as well as smaller mentor-led group activities while promoting sisterhood, community and an interest in social impact. By the end of the program, participants are charged with creating a project, whether through art, literature or technology, teaching their peers about a cause that matters to them.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adolescents
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Young adults
Adolescents
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

A recent study conducted by the Always brand revealed that, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, 1 in 3 young people feel less confident because they have missed after school activities due to not having sufficient access to period products, and 1 in 3 parents are worried about their ongoing ability to afford period products. Nevertheless, Atlanta GLOW is committed to keeping girls in school and women in the workforce. We partner with schools, communities and nonprofit organizations to provide essential hygiene care packages, including menstrual products, to distribute to the women and girls who need them most.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Transgender people

Atlanta GLOW financial literacy program takes quality financial products and services directly to young people and empower them to take control of their financial future. In just 60-90 minutes per week, we help youth and young adults learn all the basics of finance—including how to make money, budget and save—in easy to understand terms. Each lesson in the 8 module curriculum provides a unique, engaging approach to financial literacy that meets youth/young adults where they are, and helps them apply their knowledge to gradually more complex scenarios.

Population(s) Served
Preteens
Adolescents
Young adults
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Atlanta GLOW's workforce development and education program is a comprehensive youth employment initiative serving in-and out-of-school youth ages 14-25, who face barriers to education, training, and employment. Our program will help participants overcome barriers to employment and make the connection between education and work. Youth will participate in 4 weeks of paid, entry-level work readiness and soft skills training, 8 weeks of paid, seasonal on-the-job training paired with 6 months of career mentoring, credentialing and post-program job placement assistance.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents
Young adults
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents
Young adults
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents
Young adults
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents
Young adults
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents
Young adults
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents
Young adults
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents
Young adults
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Atlanta GLOW is dedicated to empowering youth through comprehensive programming and community engagement. Our organizational goals are centered around providing transformative opportunities that foster leadership, educational attainment, and personal growth. By leveraging our mentorship, workforce readiness, and other impactful initiatives, we aim to create a nurturing environment where young people can thrive. Programmatically, we focus on delivering evidence-based curricula and mentorship that inspire and equip youth to excel academically and professionally. Our mission is to build resilient leaders who are well-prepared to tackle future challenges and contribute positively to society.

In the next 12-15 months, we plan to scale our services from the 29-county metro Atlanta area to the broader 60-county North Georgia region. This expansion aims to reach approximately 60% of the state's population, significantly increasing our impact. To achieve this, we are actively identifying sustainable funding streams and forging strong partnerships that will support our growth. The expansion will require additional administrative, support, and program staff, as well as potential relocation to manage the increased scope of operations effectively. Emphasizing sustained growth and rigorous performance measurement will be crucial in ensuring the success of this ambitious initiative, enabling us to serve and empower even more youth across North Georgia.

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 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Atlanta Growing Leadership of Women Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/05/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ashlie James

Atlanta GLOW


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Krystle Mitchell

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/5/2024

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/30/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.