Educational Institutions

GENERATION HOPE

Washington, DC

Mission

Generation Hope surrounds motivated teen parents and their children with the mentors, emotional support, and financial resources that they need to thrive in college and kindergarten, thereby driving a two-generation solution to poverty.

Ruling Year

2011

Founder & CEO

Mrs. Nicole Lynn Lewis

Main Address

415 Michigan Avenue, NE Suite 250

Washington, DC 20017 USA

Keywords

teen parent, education, mentoring

EIN

27-3554088

 Number

2028963839

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, less than 2% of women who have a baby by age 18 go on to get a college degree by age 30. As a result, the vast majority of these young families are suffering from the consequences of low educational attainment, which often include poverty and lack of stability. Many of the issues affecting our society, such as homelessness, domestic violence, and more, can be traced back to how young families are faring. In addition, statistically, the outcomes for the children of teen parents tend to be very poor. The children of teen parents are less likely to do well in school, less likely to complete high school, and more likely to end up incarcerated and/or become teen parents themselves. When we support teen parents in achieving their educational goals and helping their children prepare for kindergarten, we can meaningfully move the needle for two generations.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Generation Hope Scholar Program

Next Generation Academy

Where we workNew!

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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Percent of Scholars maintaining a 2.5 or greater GPA each semester

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No target populations selected

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Generation Hope Scholar Program

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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No target populations selected

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Generation Hope Scholar Program

Percent of Scholars who feel a sense of belonging to the Generation Hope community

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No target populations selected

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Generation Hope Scholar Program

Year-to-year persistence rate

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No target populations selected

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Generation Hope Scholar Program

Context notes

This metric looks at the percentage of Scholars who either stay in school or graduate from year to year.

Percent of graduates employed full time and/or in graduate school within 6 months of graduating

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Generation Hope Scholar Program

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88% of our graduates from 2012-2017 report being employed full time and/or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

Percent of graduates living above the poverty line within 6 months of graduation

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Generation Hope Scholar Program

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87% of our graduates from 2012-2017 report having an income above the federal poverty line 6 months after graduation.

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Generation Hope aims to be a two-generation solution to poverty by helping teen parents become college graduates and helping their children prepare to be kindergarten rockstars. We do this through our two programs, the Scholar Program and Next Generation Academy. We are the only organization in the DC region and one of only very few nationally that specifically focus on higher education for teen parents, and as such we fill a crucial gap in the services young parents need to create stable, happy futures for their families.

In 2010, Generation Hope began offering the Scholar program. The Scholar program was designed to fill the two main gaps that often prevent teen parents from successfully completing college: a lack of financial support and a lack of emotional support. The Scholar program supports teen parents (Scholars) who are attending college in the DC region by providing one-on-one mentoring, tuition assistance, crisis interventions, academic and personal planning support, trainings and workshops, career readiness assistance, and more. In 2018, Generation Hope began offering Next Generation Academy, which aims to help our Scholars' children enter kindergarten at higher levels of school readiness by providing monthly parenting-focused home visits, funding for high quality early childhood education, peer learning opportunities, literacy experiences for kids, greater access to networks of support, free learning materials, and more.

Generation Hope currently has the capacity to serve 100 Scholars, 20 of whom are also in the Next Generation Academy program. Our case managers each work with 15-20 Scholars, providing crisis assistance, academic and personal planning help, referrals as necessary, and more. Scholars also receive one-on-one support from their mentors and peer support through our events and programs. Generation Hope is also bringing in additional staff to be able to provide in-house mental health support and increase our career readiness services.

The Scholar Program measures success based on the following outcomes: 1. Scholars receive healthy mentoring relationships 2. Scholars receive financial support 3. Scholars receive an increased network of support 4. Increased number of teen parent graduates 5. Scholars achieve excellence in post-secondary institutions 6. Scholars receive increased professional and life skills development 7. Scholars increase their parenting skills 8. Increased number of graduate and post-college career placements for teen parents 9. Decreased repercussions of low educational attainment Next Generation Academy measures success based on the following outcomes: 1. Parents increase their parenting knowledge and skills, improve their parenting abilities, utilize community resources, strengthen relationships with other families, and take an active role in their child's care and education 2. Children demonstrate healthy age-appropriate development and achieve academic success in kindergarten

Since 2010, Generation Hope has supported 170 teen parents in college, celebrated 51 degrees (with another 32 Scholars scheduled to graduate this year), and presented college-readiness workshops to more than 1,000 expecting and parenting high school students across the DC region. Nearly 60% of Scholars finish college within six years, compared with less than 2% of teen mothers who earn a degree before age 30 and only 33% of student parents of any age who earn a degree/certificate within six years. Nearly 90% of alumni are employed full time and/r enrolled in graduate school and report an income above the federal poverty line within six months of graduation. 70% of Scholars earn a 2.5 or greater GPA each semester, and 90% stay in college from year to year. Generation Hope has deepened its programming by launching Next Generation Academy, described above. This two-generation solution to poverty is truly game changing for young families who far too often fall through the cracks.

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Financials

GENERATION HOPE

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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Gender

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Race & Ethnicity

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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