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 12-week Life Skills program focuses on subjects most relevant to independent living, such as finding and keeping a job, money and time management, making healthy choices, and more to equip young women and girls 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 of youth 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

Atlanta GLOW’s Summer Leadership Program is a camp experience for young women and girls like no other. It takes our organization’s and programs’ leadership development focus further by teaching the key social emotional skills that lie at the heart of women’s wellness, leadership, advocacy and influence. Our program is for young women and girls from across the metro Atlanta area who want to learn more about themselves while building their competency around concepts such as civic responsibility, diversity and social justice. 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

Atlanta GLOW's Leadership Circle is youth-centered leadership group for young women and girls that teaches concepts such as public policy, advocacy, activism and community organizing and provides youth with real-life opportunities to put these newly learned leadership and civic engagement skills to use. Our program features a variety of guest speakers, interactive presentations, and youth-led discussions that empower young, low-income women and girls to influence local improvements in women's education, employment, housing and health outcomes. Our program also develops them to be the next generation of public servants and changemakers by providing creative service-learning opportunities and a platform that amplifies their voices on the issues and policies that affect them, their families, and communities.

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

1 in 5 women with low income levels report missing work, school, or similar events due to lack of access to period supplies. Through our Period+ program, Atlanta GLOW partners 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. We are also a proud partner with Georgia Stomp, a statewide coalition of organizations formed to address the issues of menstrual equity and period poverty in Georgia.

Population(s) Served
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.
  • 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,

  • 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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Atlanta Growing Leadership of Women Inc

Board of directors
as of 1/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ashlie James

Thrive Mission Resources


Board co-chair

Jennifer Hrabowski

Emory Healthcare

Kristal Seymour

Wellstar Health System

Ashley Hill

Wellstar Health System

Raquel Elie-Pope

AT&T

Nesha Zeigler

Advocacy Wealth Management

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 ? 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 01/30/2021

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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/30/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. 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.