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BAY AREA WOMEN'S SPORTS INITIATIVE

Active Lives. Empowered Futures.

aka BAWSI   |   San Jose, CA   |  www.bawsi.org

Mission

BAWSI mobilizes the women's sports community to engage, inspire, and empower the children who need us most.

Ruling year info

2005

CEO

Jennifer C. Smith

CEO

Dana Weintraub, MD

Main address

1922 The Alameda Ste 420

San Jose, CA 95126 USA

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EIN

55-0897084

NTEE code info

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BAWSI addresses the inequity that girls from under-resourced communities and children with disabilities face when trying to access sport. We believe that your zip code, gender, socioeconomic status, or disability should not determine whether you have an opportunity to experience the joy of sport, and all of the accompanying health benefits and life lessons.

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?

BAWSI Girls

BAWSI Girls is is a free after-school sports and leadership program for girls in under-resourced communities.

Our award-winning program harnesses the power of sport as a tool of leadership development and levels the playing field for girls with the least access to sport.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The BAWSI Rollers program provides free, fun, adaptive physical activity for girls and boys with physical, cognitive and hearing disabilities.

An active curriculum includes games like basketball and soccer, and helps participants develop confidence, physical literacy, and leadership.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In 2020, BAWSI expanded our free girls-specific programming to middle school as part of our Leadership Accelerator for Girls through sport.

BAWSI's Middle School program focuses on sports participation, leadership, and career exposure.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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 participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

• Our metrics are counted by academic year, not calendar year. For example, 2019 represents the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 school year. • 2020 = Year of remote programming due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

With free programming offered at the school sites, and through the connected coaching of women athletes, BAWSI’s goal is to build physical literacy for our participants, which is defined as the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life. In addition, we aim to build healthy habits, self-confidence and leadership through sport with the long-term goal of improving life outcomes (health, academic & career) for girls in under-resourced communities and children with disabilities.

Our free BAWSI Girls program harnesses the power of sports as a tool for leadership development and levels the playing field for girls with the least access to sport. Our free BAWSI Rollers program provides fun, adaptive physical activity for children with disabilities and aims to increase physical literacy, hand-eye coordination, strength, and leadership. For both programs, we:

• Hire women athletes to coach our programming, and recruit local women athletes to volunteer
• Provide all free, on-site sessions to remove the two biggest barriers to sports participation: cost and transportation
• Create fun, high-energy leadership through sports curriculum that spans grades 2-12
• Increase sports programming in schools and neighborhoods

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?

    Girls in under-resourced communities and children with disabilities.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), other,

  • 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 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?

    This year, we changed our "word of the week" instruction board to include English and Spanish translation.

  • 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?

    By asking for feedback, we better understand what we need to focus on within our program curriculum, which messages and lessons are being grasped, and how we are making an impact in the lives of our participants. We also use the information gathered to help guide us in creating and improving our program curriculum.

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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BAY AREA WOMEN'S SPORTS INITIATIVE

Board of directors
as of 12/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Danielle Slaton

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? 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 12/9/2021

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

Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/15/2021

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 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.
  • 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 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.