Atlanta Growing Leadership of Women Inc

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

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 602

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)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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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?

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

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 over a 4 week period, 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
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 Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    As a group, women and girls of color (WGOC) live at the intersection of multiple systems of oppression, yet few programs and organizations focus on their unique experiences, challenges and needs. Atlanta GLOW's programs seek to fill this gap by examining the intersectional factors that both drive and deny their leadership cultivation and opportunities. Our programs then prioritize a multi-pronged approach to help lead and launch traditionally marginalized young WGOC towards lives filled with opportunities for personal fulfillment, upward mobility, civic engagement and career advancement.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • 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 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 1/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ashlie James

Kristal Seymour

Wellstar Health System

Raquel Elie-Pope

AT&T

Nesha Zeigler

Advocacy Wealth Management

Krystle Mitchell

Equifax

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 10/23/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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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.