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Girls Incorporated HQ

Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold

aka Girls Inc.   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.girlsinc.org

Mission

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 130,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces where girls find a sisterhood of support with mutual respect, and high expectations. Research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. We also advocate with and for girls, on a local and national scale, for policies that advance their rights and opportunities and promote equity for all.

Ruling year info

1948

President & CEO

Dr. Stephanie Hull

Main address

120 Wall St 18th Floor

New York, NY 10005 USA

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EIN

13-1915124

NTEE code info

Girls Clubs (O22)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Girls continue to face real issues: One in seven girls will not graduate from high school on time. Less than half of girls have high body esteem. One in twenty teen girls became pregnant in 2013. One in four girls experiences sexual assault before the age of 18. Additionally, more than one in five children live in poverty in the U.S. Children who grow up poor are more likely to have delayed cognitive development; poorer school performance, socio-emotional development, and physical health; and to be poor as adults.

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?

Affiliate Services & Growth

GIRLS INC. INSPIRES ALL GIRLS TO BE STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD. OUR COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO WHOLE GIRL DEVELOPMENT EQUIPS GIRLS TO NAVIGATE GENDER, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL BARRIERS. GIRLS INC. IS A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION WITH A NETWORK OF 80 AFFILIATES SERVING GIRLS AGES SIX THROUGH EIGHTEEN. SEVENTY-SEVEN PERCENT OF THE GIRLS SERVED BY GIRLS, INC. IDENTIFY AS GIRLS OF COLOR, INCLUDING 41% WHO IDENTIFY AS AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK, 24% AS LATINA/HISPANIC (OF ANY RACE), AND 9% AS MULTIRACIAL. SIXTY-ONE PERCENT OF THE GIRLS LIVE IN FAMILIES EARNING $30,000 OR LESS A YEAR. FIFTEEN PERCENT LIVES IN A HOUSEHOLD WITH AN ANNUAL INCOME OF $10,000 OR LESS.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

GIRLS INC. ENSURES THAT AFFILIATES ACROSS THE NATION AND CANADA CAN DELIVER THE GIRLS INC. EXPERIENCE, WHICH CONSISTS OF PEOPLE, AN ENVIRONMENT, AND PROGRAMMING THAT, TOGETHER, EMPOWER GIRLS TO SUCCEED. TRAINED STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS BUILD LASTING, MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS IN GIRLS ONLY SPACES THAT ARE PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY SAFE AND WHERE GIRLS FIND A SISTERHOOD OF SUPPORT WITH SHARED DRIVE, MUTUAL RESPECT, AND HIGH EXPECTATIONS. HANDS-ON, RESEARCH-BASED PROGRAMS PROVIDE GIRLS WITH THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO SET GOALS, OVERCOME OBSTACLES, AND IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE. GIRLS INC.
TEACHES HEALTHY LIVING, PROVIDES ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND LIFE SKILLS INSTRUCTION.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

GIRLS INC. ADVOCATES WITH AND FOR GIRLS TO ADVANCE LEGISLATION, POLICIES AND PRACTICES THAT INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL GIRLS AND TACKLE THE SYSTEMATIC BARRIERS THAT
AFFECT THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH THEY ARE GROWING UP.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

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 girls served with holistic, high-impact experiences enabling them to grow up healthy, educated and independent.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, At-risk youth

Related Program

Affiliate Services & Growth

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Girls Inc. creates trusting relationships with adult mentors, hands-on, minds-on experiences for girls that address their ability to grow up healthy, educated and independent.

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 Inc. will be the leading advocate in advancing the right and opportunities for all girls. Each year we will employ a proven, dynamic model to empower 250,000 girls from low income communities to discover their strengths and thrive.

As we implement our current strategic direction, building from our current position of strength, our goals include:
- Girls Inc. program framework will effectively deliver desired outcomes for girls.
- Girls Inc. will have strong affiliates that are able to consistently deliver a high-quality Girls Inc. Experience.
- Girls Inc. will grow the number of low income girls served with the Girls Inc. program model.
- Girls Inc. will expand its impact by becoming a leading advocate for advancing the rights and opportunities for all girls.
- Girls Inc. will have the necessary resources, systems, and supports to be a data-driven and performance oriented network and external influencer.

Girls Inc. program framework will effectively deliver desired outcomes for girls: affiliates align behind a network-wide approach to reaching girls with an intensive, holistic approach that is distinctive to Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. will have strong affiliates that are able to consistently deliver a high-quality Girls Inc. Experience: affiliates align with common business practices and strategic goals to emphasize sustainability and risk mitigation, opening the way to innovative reach to new communities.

Girls Inc. will grow the number of low income girls served with the Girls Inc. program model: affiliates are recognized experts in their local areas, anchored into the fabric of the communities where they serve girls who most need the Girls Inc. Experience.

Girls Inc. will expand its impact by becoming a leading advocate for advancing the rights and opportunities for all girls: the network engages in advocacy at the national, state, and local levels, as appropriate, with a particular focus on the needs of girls from low-income communities and girls who face multiple, intersectional challenges such as those based on sex, race, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We are committed to a “girl-centered" advocacy approach that prioritizes the lived experiences of girls in our network and lifts up their voices; we aim to empower girls with the tools necessary to be change agents in their communities and beyond.

Girls Inc. will have the necessary resources, systems, and supports to be a data-driven and performance oriented network and external influencer: The Girls Inc. Outcomes Measurement Strategy is designed to help us understand and showcase the measurable difference we make in the lives of Girls Inc. girls. Gathering information about outcomes for girls will, over time, meet three important purposes for the Girls Inc. network:
- Mission accomplishment – how well are we working toward the Girls Inc. mission?
- Performance management - how well are we meeting our objectives?
- Evaluation – how do we know that we are having the impact we aspire to have?

Girls Inc. program framework will effectively deliver desired outcomes for girls: the program framework has been established and shared with all affiliates to drive planning.

Girls Inc. will have strong affiliates that are able to consistently deliver a high-quality Girls Inc. Experience: the Affiliate Model has been established and shared with affiliates to bolster planning.

Girls Inc. will grow the number of low income girls served with the Girls Inc. program model: affiliates will ultimately receive over $14M in investment capital to expand.

Girls Inc. will expand its impact by becoming a leading advocate for advancing the rights and opportunities for all girls: the policy framework has been developed in conjunction with the Girls Advocacy Committee (girls) and Public Policy Committee (adults) and the network-wide advocacy campaign, #GirlsToo, seeking to address sexual assault and violence within the K-12 environment, has had over 25,000 pledge signers.

Girls Inc. will have the necessary resources, systems, and supports to be a data-driven and performance oriented network and external influencer: Girls Inc. has engaged an outside evaluator to conduct a quasi-experimental study of our aggregate outcomes data.

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?

    Girls ages 5-18 throughout the United States and Canada

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • 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 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 act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • 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

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tony Bucci

Chairman & CEO, MARC USA

Term: 2019 -

Donna Brace Ogilvie (1910 - 2015)

Distinguished Honorary Board Chair

Susan Chapman-Hughes

Board Treasurer; American Express Company

Julie Overbeck

Board Secretary, Remington Seeds LLC

Amy Adams

VP - Strategic Initiatives, Cummins Inc.

Taj Clayton

Winston & Strawn LLP

Amy Dillon

Girls Inc. of Shelbyville & Shelby County

Susan Gambardella

Sr. VP, National Retail Sales The Coca-Cola Company

Michael Brown

CPA, Managing Director, Audit and Assurance Services Deloitte & Touche LLP

Deborah Rubin, PhD

Senior Partner, Practice Leader Co-Head–Board & CEO Services RHR International

Peige Katz

Bexchange LLC

Cate Luzio

HSBC Bank USA

Dana Sullivan

Partner Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP

Regina Montoya

JMC Strategy Group

Lisa Moore

Girls Inc. of Memphis

Sue Napper

Owensboro Municipal Utilities (Retired)

Kristin Pace

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

Suzanne Parker

Girls Inc. of Holyoke

Allison Paul

Deloitte

Kim Sharan

Kim M. Sharan, LLC

Sonya Ulibarri

Girls Inc. of Metro Denver

Julie Weiser

Macy's Inc.

Nanar Yoseloff

Philanthropist

Susie Buffett

Lifetime Champions for Girls; The Sherwood Foundation

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 5/10/2021

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
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data