Youth Development

Girls Incorporated of San Antonio

Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold

aka Girls Inc. of San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Mission

Girls Inc. works to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We equip girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers to grow healthy, educated, and independent. Girls build confidence and embrace positive decision-making to take charge of their health and well being, and achieve academic, personal, and career goals. Girls Inc. of San Antonio serves girls across Bexar County, specifically in the San Antonio, TX community.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Girls Inc. of San Antonio is an affiliate of the more than 150 year old national organization, Girls Incorporated. With a mission to inspire all girls to be STRONG, SMART, and BOLD, Girls Inc. is the longest girl-serving institution in the United States. Girls Inc. of San Antonio was established in the community to help deter the high-risk behaviors of San Antonio girls that prevented them from completing their education. In 2004, the organizations first year, Girls Inc. served merely 100 girls. In 2015, Girls Inc. of San Antonio has proudly provided programming to more than 5,500 girls – providing them with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face.

The organization puts the mission into practice through the Girls Inc. Experience -- people, environment, and programming that together empowers girls to succeed. The Girls Inc. Experience equips girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. There are six essential elements that define the Girls Inc. Experience:

1. A pro-girl and girls-only environment that is physically, socially and emotionally safe and confirms that girls can succeed and deserve to be taken seriously for the persons they are now and the women they will become;

2. Trusting, mentoring relationships with adult staff and volunteers trained in an approach that is grounded in a belief in girls' rights and abilities;

3. Holistic, compensatory, and intentional programming focused on girls' needs, that provides exposure to a wide variety of experiences and options that girls might not have experienced otherwise;

4. Relevant, field-tested, and research-based curricula that confront the serious needs of girls while building the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enable girls to be competent, confident individuals and adult women;

5. Girl-centered, motivating, deliberate, and interactive activities that develop and promote girls' strengths.

6. Sustained exposure to programming and connection with a girl over time to increase positive outcomes and reduce the potential for negative outcomes.

These essential elements provide a holistic approach that is grounded in a belief in girls' rights and abilities.

Ruling Year

2007

President/CEO

Ms. Lea Rosenauer

Main Address

118 N MEDINA ST

San Antonio, TX 78207 USA

Keywords

Empowerment, Leadership, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Literacy, Art, Camp

EIN

20-5468038

 Number

4300035266

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Girls Clubs (O22)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our programs

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Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

At-risk youth

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.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Today, girls continue to encounter significant obstacles to their well-being and success.

1 in 4 girls will not finish high school.
78% of girls are unhappy with their bodies by age 17.
3 in 10 girls will become pregnant before the age of 20.
1 in 5 girls will be a victim of childhood sexual abuse.
 
Girls Inc. meets these challenges by helping girls explore and celebrate their strengths, their voices, who they are today, and who they will become. Girls Inc. equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Girls build confidence and embrace positive decision-making to take charge of their health and wellbeing, and achieve academic, personal and career goals.

As we embark on a new strategic direction, building from our current position of strength, our goals for the future 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. has been steadily working over the past five years to build a strong platform to achieve better outcomes for girls. Between 2011 and 2015, the Girls Inc. network unified around a comprehensive program and outcomes framework and increased both the number of girls served and the revenues raised to support its work. Girls Inc. is now prepared to build on these accomplishments and leverage its network and brand to accomplish its strategic priorities, accelerate growth in the next five years, and set the organization on a positive path beyond 2020.

Success will be measured in the strong (healthy), smart (educated), and bold (independent) outcomes achieved with each girl served, the level of comprehensive programming at 100,000 girls by end of the plan period, a total revenue raised of $116 million, 10,000 active advocates, and 35% brand awareness. The size of Girls Inc. will have expanded and the quality of the network strengthened. Girls Inc. will then be positioned for the next round of capital infusion and organizational growth, achieving the Bold Goal of reaching 250,000 girls with the proven comprehensive Girls Inc. model by 2030.

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 business 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: 17 affiliates have received more than $3M in investment capital to expand; over the next three years 60 affiliates will receive more than $20M in investment capital.

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).

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.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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