BETTER SISTER & BROTHER GROWTH NETWORK

community, domestic violence, mentoring, families, job workshop

Harvey, IL   |  https://tbsgnetwork.org

Mission

Our Mission is a supportive resource for low-income families, individuals; domestic violence victims and survivors, homeless community with help build better relationships for the community, informational activities and offering mentoring programs, help educate families health awareness, economic development, life skills developmental training, workforce development and basic needs; in the Chicago land, South Suburbs and Northwest Indiana area.

Ruling year info

2014

CEO

LuKesha Tate

Main address

29 W 159th Street

Harvey, IL 60426 USA

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EIN

46-0580580

NTEE code info

Economic Development (S30)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problems were aiming to address are to better understand the root cause in the low income neighborhood with acquiring programs to help develop an outcome that assurance new skills that affect the families.

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?

Job Readiness Workshop

Free Workshop
To help build resumes
Interview Etiquette
Mock Interviews
Job Applications
and Job Placements

Population(s) Served
Adults
Unemployed people

The program is to help High Schoolers Ages 16 - 18, with basic resume writing, cover letter, job leads, job readiness and learn first impression

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

It's understanding the difference between wants and needs. Providing youth with educating them on the importance of using a credit card, personal finance and breaking the cycle of economic poverty

Population(s) Served
Adults

food boxes for low-income families that will include fresh produce, dairy products. Boxes will be delivered on the front porches and scheduled days to pick up throughout the week

Population(s) Served
Family relationships
Age groups
Work status and occupations

Where we work

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 job skills training courses/workshops conducted

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

Adults

Related Program

Job Readiness Workshop

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Maximum number of participants allowed on field trips

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

Adults, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Self-employed people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Financial Literacy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of fields trips

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

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Self-employed people, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

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

Adults

Related Program

Financial Literacy

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who become literate because of literacy education programs by the nonprofit

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

Adults

Related Program

Financial Literacy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of nights of safe housing provided to families of domestic violence

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

Families

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of students who demonstrate writing ability

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Resume Writing

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

The organization is aiming to accomplish improvements of support, promoting as a resource and achieving their goals.

The organization strategies for the programs are able to make use of the opportunities, better educated the families and working to build a stronger community.

The organization capabilities of meeting the goals are to serve the social and economic needs of individuals,. Provide employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.

What the organization has accomplished so far is the job readiness workshop and help entrepreneurs with building their business.

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?

    The people we serve with our mission is low-income families, individuals, youth, and the elderly.

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email, Social Media Polls,

  • 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 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?

    A recent change that our organization made in response to feedback from the people we serve is with some of our services with extending our hours during the holidays and weekends for special events.

  • 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?

    The people we served in asking for feedback has changed with the relationship or shifted power making better decisions, knowing that the community voices matters and helps with improvements.

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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BETTER SISTER & BROTHER GROWTH NETWORK

Board of directors
as of 06/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Benjamin White

Better Brother Growth Network

Term: 2019 -

Angelica Anderson

Better Sister Growth Network

Tanequa Parker

Better Sister Growth Network

Cynthia King

Better Sister Growth Network

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 ? 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? 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 3/11/2022

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
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/23/2020

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.