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Seeds 4 Success Inc

aka Eastport Girls Club   |   Annapolis, MD   |  https://seeds4success.org

Mission

Working together as a community to guide children living in low-income communities with the skills and support to achieve success in school and life.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Jen Pastrone

Founder

Mrs. Helena Hunter

Main address

P O Box 4042

Annapolis, MD 21403 USA

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EIN

27-2470677

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

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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?

Eastport Girls Club

An after-school tutoring and mentoring programfor girls in grades 5-9. The program currently serves 18 girls (13 AfricanAmerican, 5 Hispanic) and their families.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

New - An after-school individualized tutoring and mentoring program for boys in grades 3-8. Each boy receives a trained tutor (academic coach) and a mentor. Tutors meet with students on a weekly basis to help them achieve academic success, while mentors spend weekends with the students to provide access to enriching activities.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

An educational, information-based program focused on increasing family cohesion and parents’ involvement in their child’s education. Focuses on financial literacy, planning for college, and community resources.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Supports 9th-12th graders as they work toward graduating high school and prepare to attend college or embark on career paths

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Where we work

Awards

Martha Wood Leadership Award 2012

City of Annapolis and the Housing Authority of City of Annapolis

Fannie Lou Hamer 2012

Anne Arundel Cty Martin Luther King Committee/YMCA

Best Community-Based Mentoring Organization 2012

Anne Arundel Volunteer Center

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 parents/guardians engaged in student activities

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Parents have increased interest and involvement in student’s academic success. Increased knowledge on financial aid possibilities and available community resources.

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.

Goals for the youth and families we serve include increased:1) respect and kindness toward self and others, 2) reading ability, 3) overall academic success, 4) exposure to positive places and people, 5) civic engagement, 6) personal and family goal-setting and attainment, 7) parental involvement in the child's education, and 8) social connection and social support.
The overall goal of our organization is for 100% youth in our programs to graduate from high school and develop a plan post high school.

We teach learning and reading as the core of our programs; all programs focus on tutoring and academic help. We connect children to outside resources through partnerships with other nonprofits and local community groups in our programming elements of athletics, arts, health, etc. We train volunteers on academic and behavioral aspects, creating goals with children and methods of achievement and measurements. Students GPAs are recorded throughout the school year.

All children in our EGC and ACA program will be matched with not only a tutor but also a mentor, Our goal is to develop plan to attract, train and retain volunteers, so that they may deliver a lasting positive experience to our children, Partner with programming agencies that provide fun learning experiences, both academically and physically, and that build self-confidence in doing so.

Seeds 4 Success became a 501c3 in 2012. Since our founding, we have provided tutoring and mentoring services. Through the years we have built relationships with schools, recruited and trained many volunteers, and forged partnerships with agencies to provide programming. Our capacity has expanded, staff grown, and programs flourished. We work with many organizations in the area for program space, programming activities, summer camp opportunities, academic support, and other skill-building experiences. We have experience, recognition in the community, a qualified staff, and an involved and accomplished board.

Successes include: Improved behavior at school and in the community; New positive life experiences, like participating in theater, martial arts, and maritime activities; New positive peer and adult relationships, including positive mentoring relationships and peer relationships among African-American and Hispanic participants; Personal and family goal achievement; Girls making Honor Roll for the first time; Girls inducted into the National Honor Society; Increased parental involvement in the lives and education of their children, including 75% attendance at parent-teacher conferences; Agreement to participate in family counseling to overcome trauma, life transitions, and the effects of adult substance abuse. The first senior in our Alumnae and College Access program has graduated!

Demand and need for Seeds 4 Success programs outpaces our capacity to provide them. We maintain a wait list. We want to serve more kids and families and want to grow in a sustainable way without watering down our comprehensive approach. We remain steadfast in our goal of changing families' lives and future trajectories one child and family at a time. Year by year, word of our programs spreads further, and our resources build.

Financials

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Seeds 4 Success Inc

Board of directors
as of 08/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Corey Galinsky

Shore United Bank

Term: 2016 -

Jean McCoy

no affiliation

Jane Lawrence

no affiliation

Trudy McFall

Corey Galinsky

Donna Stephens

Marguerite Welch

Miriam Mellin

Lynne Evans

Adriana Lee

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? 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 8/25/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data