GIRLS ON THE RUN OF SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS

Joyful, Healthy, & Confident Girls

aka Girls on the Run Hampton Roads   |   Virginia Beach, VA   |  http://www.gotrhr.org

Mission

We inspire girls in the 3rd - 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confidence using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Ellen Carver

Main address

287 Independence Boulevard Suite 120

Virginia Beach, VA 23462 USA

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Formerly known as

Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads

EIN

38-3777474

NTEE code info

Girls Clubs (O22)

Public Health Program (E70)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to teach girls concrete skills for developing healthy habits at a critical age in their development.

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?

Girls on the Run Hampton Roads

Girls on the Run© Hampton Roads hosts fall, spring, and summer programs aligned with the elementary and middle school schedules. The evidence-based, health and wellness programs are designed for for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. Girls meet twice a week after school, for 90 minutes, to learn concrete strategies for positive social, emotional, and physical development. They improve their self¬-esteem, relationships, nutrition, fitness and community service. Physical activity, and training to complete a 5K run, is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and habits that lead to a lifetime of good relationships and health. Each semester, we offer a sustained program that independent research has shown to have lasting change. Girls can benefit from the program after just one semester, or they may re¬enroll for as many seasons and summer camps as the program is available in their school or community center.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Non Profit of the Year 2022

Coastal Virginia Magazine

Affiliations & memberships

Coastal Virginia Magazine Non Profit of the Year 2022

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Our goals are to saturate our service area throughout Greater Hampton Roads by having every elementary and middle school host the after-school program.

Increase staff
Increase volunteer base
Raise funds to subsidize costs for low income girls

We have made incremental progress towards this goal since 2006, when we served 28 girls at two schools, to serving 1,808 girls at over 100 schools in 2019-20.

Since 2016, we have been building a financial reserve with a goal of having 6-12 months of operating budget in reserve for pandemics, hurricanes, terrorist threats or other events that may inhibit our operations temporarily. We currently have approximately 6 months of operating cash in reserve.

We have made incremental progress towards this goal since 2006, when we served 28 girls at two schools, to serving 1,808 girls at over 100 schools in 2019-20.

Since 2016, we have been building a financial reserve with a goal of having 6-12 months of operating budget in reserve for pandemics, hurricanes, terrorist threats or other events that may inhibit our operations temporarily. We currently have approximately 6 months of operating cash in reserve.

Our staff and board more closely mirror the community we serve, with residency in 5 of the 10 cities we serve and with 38% people of color .

We have maintained our reach to the most marginalized girls by offering 50% of our girls need-based program fee subsidies.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Families and educators of girls in grades 3 through 8.

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Coach Training ,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 have increased bus transportation through our partner schools to enable increased access for students.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We rely on 500 volunteer coaches per year for program delivery. Their feedback is paramount to continuous improvement of coach retention and girl retention.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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GIRLS ON THE RUN OF SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hobie Ritzel

Marblelife

Term: 2022 - 2025

Radlyn Mendoza, Esq.

Gardner Mendoza, PC

Barbara Oden

Chesapeake Public Schools

Maddi Zingraff

Fiscal Analyst

Hobie Ritzel

MarbleLife

Stephanie DeWald

Cox Communications

Janet Mercadante

Davenport

Aline Landy

E VA Medical School

Lisa Ehrich, Esq.

Pender & Coward

Paula Banatt

Orangetheory Fitness

Van Haislip

Edward Jones

Cindi Hechinger

Dollar Bank

Marissa Ross

Capital Group

Alexis Majied

Hampton Roads Transit

Leilani Lawrence

Anthem, Inc.

Beth Campion

Hilton Hotels Worldwide

Kim Hammer, Esq.

Virginia Wesleyan University

Lei Dunn

Virginia Beach Public Schools

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? 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 10/26/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/26/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.