PRINCESS PROMISE INC

Providing freedom, hope and healing so girls can live abundant lives in Christ.

aka Princess Project   |   Mckinney, TX   |  www.PrincessProject.com

Mission

Princess Promise is a way out for girls trapped in vulnerable and abusive situations in Sierra Leone, Africa. We provide freedom, hope, and healing so these girls can live abundant lives in Christ. By partnering with Love One Another Children Ministries, a Sierra Leone local ministry, we focus is on vulnerable, abused, victimized, trafficked and orphaned young girls between the ages of 5 and 17 years. Our two interim care centers provide a safe place for these girls to grow spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally, Our hope is that the girls will be leaders for the next generation. Through our programs, they will be empowered and equipped to become nurses, doctors, teachers, social workers, lawyers, accountants, or whatever they are passionate about.

Ruling year info

2015

Founder/Executive Director

Mr Mike Chester DiLeo II

Main address

3900 S. Stonebridge Drive Suite 503

Mckinney, TX 75070 USA

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EIN

46-5392334

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sierra Leone has had long term effects from a civil war that has left over 300,000 children orphaned and at risk. They are in one of the top 10 poorest countries in the world which leaves many girls at risk. This entails trafficking, child labor, sexual and physical abuse, and neglect. We have identified our target as girls between the ages of 5 years to 14 years in Southern Sierra Leone, as we believe they are one of the most vulnerable groups.

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?

After School Tutoring Program

We provide after school tutoring to the girls in our Princess Project program. There are four tutors who teach five days a week after school to our 30 girls. They meet for an hour and a half Monday through Friday. We also provide learning supplies and food for the girls each day. Our program was recently upgraded with 15 laptop computers for our girls to learn basic computer skills and programming.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Women and girls
Orphans

Our girls who are 15 and older stay in the home we've rented, named the Family Home. There are currently 15 girls living at our Family Home. These young ladies were in unsafe and/or unstable homes before coming to the safe Family Home. Here, the girls have a structured environment and a full-time caregiver to oversee their wellbeing and care for their basic needs.

Population(s) Served

The Link House is one of our interim care facilities for girls younger than 15 years old. There are currently 14 previously at-risk girls living at the Link House and receiving care from our full-time caregiver. Here, they are met with love in a structured environment that encourages them to heal and grow.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Women and girls
Orphans
Children and youth
Women and girls
Orphans

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.

Hours of tutoring administered

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Children and youth

Related Program

After School Tutoring Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have access to education

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients in residential care

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate motivation to learn

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed/maintained healthy eating habits

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed a strong sense of self

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric includes girls in our care, staff and community members.

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.

We desire to provide freedom, hope, and healing so these young girls can live abundant lives in Christ. Our end goal is that the girls will become leaders for the next generation in Sierra Leone. They will be well equipped and self-sufficient to become nurses, doctors, teachers, social workers, lawyers, accountants, or whatever they are passionate about. Our hope is that they can look back and understand what Satan meant for evil, God intended for good.

We’ve partnered with a local Sierra Leonean ministry called Love One Another Children’s Ministry, that works to turn disadvantaged children into advantaged adults. Together, we have a care center for young girls that provides a safe space to meet their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs. Our caregivers give round-the-clock care to the Princess Project girls. We provide each child with the ability to attend school with afternoon tutoring sessions. Our on-site social workers provide girls with life skills and personal hygiene guidance. They are fed fruits, vegetables, protein, daily vitamins and health care in our safe home environment. The girls are also active in the Love One Another Baptist Church where they are receiving biblical teaching and weekly Bible studies.

We are fully capable of accomplishing our tasks. With a well-equipped 18-person team in Sierra Leone, every dollar fundraised goes directly to the growth of our girls’ programs. Using our resources, we employ Sierra Leonean staff which includes social workers, drivers, caregivers, teachers, tutors and guards. Princess Project works with The Ministry of Social Welfare to identify vulnerable children and regulate our services.

Princess Project has served 50 vulnerable young girls to date. We have created and implemented an after-school tutoring program that over 30 girls are involved with five days a week. We’ve acquired a 15 passenger van and a 4 Runner to make our employees more efficient and effective in their work. Princess Project currently employs 18 Sierra Leoneans, from social workers, drivers, teachers, tutors and guards to give our girls individualized 24-hour care. The building project has begun on our five-acre property, our future Child Protection Center, that will encompass the fully-funded girls’ home, multipurpose dining hall, school, church, soccer field, medical clinic and a 10-foot safety wall surrounding the perimeter. 71% of our girls are fully sponsored through our child sponsorship program.

Financials

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PRINCESS PROMISE INC

Board of directors
as of 4/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Mike DiLeo

Princess Project

Term: 2015 -

Brooke Phillips

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Derek Rude

Pepsico

Sam Deford

The Parks Church

Leanne DiLeo

Forefront Entertainment

Jeff Williams

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Scott Hager

Synergy Surgical LLC

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 ? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/13/2021

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
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/13/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.