Youth Development

GIRLS INC OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA & SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY

Quick Facts

Philadelphia, PA

Mission

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 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 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.  Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls.
 
At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent.  Join us at www.girlsincpa-nj.org.

Ruling Year

1962

Executive Director

Dena Herrin

Main Address

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102 USA

Keywords

girls, youth, women's organization, equitable society, equal rights, girls clubs, children, gender, equality, education, women

EIN

23-1607172

 Number

0392597521

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Girls Clubs (O22)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Our programs

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Girls Inc. Operation SMART builds girls' skills and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Girls Inc. Economic Literacy introduces girls to basic economic and financial concepts, including money management, investments, and global economics.

Girls Inc. Leadership and Community ActionS builds leadership skills and creates lasting social change by partnering girls and women in community action projects chosen by girls

Girls Inc. Sporting Chancebuilds movement and athletic skills, cooperative and competitive spirit, health awareness, and interest in all sports as girls explore the benefits of an active lifestyle.

Girls Inc. Project BOLD strengthens girls' abilities to lead safer lives by developing strategies for self-defense, seeking out caring adults to help with personal violence, and advocating on violenc

Girls Inc. Healthy Sexuality will assist girls in understanding and embracing sexuality with a positive, empowered approach that is built on a foundation of accurate information, cultural sensitivity,

Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion builds girls' skills for resisting pressure to use harmful substances such as alcohol, tobacco, household chemicals, and other drugs.

Girls Inc. Media Literacy encourages girls to think critically about media messages and fosters their awareness of the power of the media and its effects on girls.

Girls Inc.’s Early Literacy Initiative is designed to help increase literacy rates, testing scores and foster a lifelong love of reading for participants in grades K-3.

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Our Results

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Number of girls 6-18 years old participating in all programming.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

At-risk youth

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

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

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

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.

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. 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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Financials

GIRLS INC OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA & SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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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?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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