GIRLS INC. OF WORCESTER

Inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

aka Girls Inc. of Worcester   |   Worcester, MA   |  www.girlsincworcester.org

Mission

The mission of Girls Inc. of Worcester is to inspire all girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated), and bold (independent) by offering research-based programs in a safe environment and opportunities to take healthy risks, build leadership skills and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges.

Ruling year info

1943

CEO

Victoria Waterman

Main address

125 Providence Street

Worcester, MA 01604 USA

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EIN

04-2123666

NTEE code info

Girls Clubs (O22)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Girls in the Worcester community face substantial impediments to their health, education, and financial success. We give girls the skills and tools to meet these challenges through the “Girls Inc. Experience": the people, place, and programming that together empower girls to succeed.

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?

Operation SMART

Operation SMART serves girls in grades K-6 with math and science enrichment activities, tutoring/homework help, literacy, and computer skills.

Population(s) Served

Thinking SMART serves girls in grades 7-8 with math and science enrichment activities and technology skills.

Population(s) Served

Eureka is our capstone science/math program for girls in grades 8-12.

Population(s) Served

Dear World: Voices of Worcester Girls provides girls in grades 5-9 with information, tools, and coping strategies on how to deal with the challenges of peer-pressure, low self-esteem, and violence.

Population(s) Served

Economic Literacy and Career Exploration is presented to girls ages 6-14 to develop their financial skills such as how to identify and count money, save, invest, budget, and prepare for careers.

Population(s) Served

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles serves girls in grades K-8 by providing sports, physical fitness, and nutrition education classes.

Population(s) Served

Friendly PEERsuasion serves middle school girls with programming designed to encourage girls to choose healthy lifestyles and productive alternatives to substance use/abuse.

Population(s) Served

In the Girls Promoting Safety program, middle school girls discuss and learn skills to achieve healthy relationships and to better recognize the early warning signs of abuse and the effects it can have on them and others.

Population(s) Served

Learn to swim with Girls Inc.! Visit our website for information regarding swim class openings.

Population(s) Served

Our all-girls Basketball League focusing on building healthy habits and strong skills through the work of dedicated volunteers.

Population(s) Served

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 girls we serve

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

No target populations selected

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percent of girls who are from under-resourced families and reside in the city of Worcester

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percent of girls who are from families with a yearly income below $50,000

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percent of girls from a single-parent home

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percent of girls who self-identify with a race or ethnicity other than Caucasion

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percent of girls who are over-weight and are at-risk for many health risks and concerns, such as high pressure, menstrual problems, poor self-esteem, and propensity for Type II diabetes

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

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.

Girls Inc.'s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We put our mission into practice through the Girls Inc. Experience: the people, place, and programming that together, empower girls to succeed. Girls develop the skills and knowledge to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent adults.
Since 1916, Girls Inc. of Worcester has provided critical programming to thousands of local girls, particularly those identified as under-resourced. Each year, 1200 girls in grades K-12 receive life-changing experiences along with the tools and support they need to succeed. By providing trusting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based, hands-on programming, Girls Inc. gives girls the skills and knowledge they need to expand on their school-based learning and engagement, reach their potential, and realize their dreams.

Girls Inc. provides a safe supportive environment for 1,100 girls each year; preparing under-resourced girls in grades K-12 to achieve while in school and beyond. Year round programs provide all girls the six essential elements of the Girls Inc. Experience: mentoring relationships, intentional programs, girl-only environment, sustained exposure, interactive activities and research based curricula. Our identity programs promote personal growth in STEM education, and provide girls with knowledge of sexual health topics, violence and drug abuse prevention, media and economic literacy, health and fitness, and sports participation. Trained facilitators deliver the programs with a focus on gender equality and create an environment for participation and building long-term relationships with staff and peers.

As the oldest and only facility-based, girl-centered organization in Central Massachusetts, Girls Inc. of Worcester has been transforming girls' views of themselves and creating opportunities for generations. Girls Inc. is a leading national expert on girls' issues and houses a comprehensive research center on girls at its National Resource Center (NRC) in Indianapolis. As our core programs are researched, developed, and piloted by the NRC, Girls Inc. of Worcester is able to provide the highest quality, cutting edge, and age-appropriate programming available to girls in the Greater Worcester area.

In 2017 and 2018, Girls Inc. of Worcester was awarded the Best After School program by Baystate Parent Magazine. Girls Inc. National has recognized Girls Inc. of Worcester as an Outstanding Affiliate. We seek to continue to build on our successes through increased dedication to diversity, inclusion, our neighborhood, community partnerships, and our girls.

Financials

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Operations

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

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GIRLS INC. OF WORCESTER

Board of directors
as of 6/8/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alicia O'Connell

Alicia O'Connell

O'Connell & O'Connell, P.C.

Kenneth Atchue

Steven Thebodo

O'Connor, Maloney & Company, P.C.

Amy Borg

UMass Medical School

Celia Blue

Rhode Island Department of Transportation

Christine Biscotti-Quitadamo

Bose Corporation

Christine Cassidy

Fallon Health

Colleen Dowd

PwC LLP-Risk Assurance

John Frongillo

Integrated Financial Partners

Betsy Fuller

MCPHS University

Deborah Gavron-Ravenelle

Reliant Medical Group

Barbara Guertin

iKa Systems

Robert Jennings

Sheree Marlowe

Clark University

Elaine Osgood

Atlas Travel

Kris Prosser

Worcester Business Journal

Maria Rivera-Cotto

Law Office of Maria M. Rivera-Cotto

Nishita Roy-Pope

Dell/EMC

Brianne Tangney

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Shelly Yarnie

MA Department of Public Health

Michelle Morneau

Diane Giampa

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 ? 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? Yes