Generation One

HOUSTON, TX   |  www.generationone.org

Mission

Generation One, Inc. exists to physically and spiritually transform Houston's Third Ward Community by creating an environment of opportunities which empowers and equips individuals and families to break the cycle of generational poverty and suffering.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Mike Malkemes

Main address

PO BOX 8280

HOUSTON, TX 77288 USA

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EIN

20-8442170

NTEE code info

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

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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?

Generation One Academy

A tuition-free, year-round, pre-school and early intervention program (pre-K3 through Kindergarten) for children in the Third Ward, which trains, educates, guides and supports students' growth spiritually, physically, academically, socially, and emotionally for greater success in school, at home and in the community. We partner with two local schools (Arrow Academy and Nehemiah Center) to provide first- through eighth-grade education.

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Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Within the next five years, we will seek external validation of our unique, evidence-based approach. Working with partners in higher education, we will validate, publish, and share our framework with other early childhood centers, therapists, and social workers serving high need, historically excluded communities. Through the replication of our approach, the potential impact of Generation One is limitless.

If we provide high quality, systemic programs and services that are trauma-informed and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) focused with skilled, culturally responsive practitioners for our children and families, so they thrive and reach their fullest potential, we will see an increase in kindergarten readiness, SEL competence, parent engagement and satisfaction, and improved family relationships. We will track quality, growth, achievement of children, families, programs, services, and organization, then we will have measurable data that targets areas for growth, documents success, and validates the replicable framework. These measures will track the consistency of high quality education and the positive impacts children and families.

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?

    We have worked to serve the children and families in Houston's Third Ward. we have discovered that encouraging families to engage with the educational opportunities available to them is a key challenge. Just because an educational opportunity is available does not mean families will access it. Cultural, social, and psychological factors all limit the success of well-intentioned, but ill-informed, programs.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We had families who suggested that since we had to close school due to a Covid case how about we provide them with testing since it has been challenging to find testing sites. Brandi and Bonner got to work and made it happen. We offered free testing here on campus for our families. We also had a family who expressed concerns about her child’s social anxiety and asked why we didn’t offer ant form of play therapy. I searched for one and got a play therapist coming to campus 2 days a week.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback from our families in our Empowered Families program has allowed us to build an even stronger relationship with them. Each family is required to have yearly visits with our family therapist on campus. This has made way for direct feedback from our families on what is taking place in their lives and how we can help.

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

    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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Generation One

Board of directors
as of 09/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bill Crenshaw

Ben Cowart

Michael Dulaney

Charlie Meyer

Chris Schoettlekotte

Chris Stratton

Theresa Price

Clyde Leuchtag

Danny Lovelady

Michael Dulaney

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/6/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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