Educational Institutions

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF METROPOLITAN DALLAS

Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold

aka Girls Inc. Dallas

Dallas, TX

Mission

Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas inspires all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. Our vision is for girls to graduate from high school equipped for success with personal effectiveness, academic, and career planning competencies.

Ruling Year

1968

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Beth Myers

Main Address

2040 Empire Central Drive

Dallas, TX 75235 USA

Keywords

Girls Inc. Dallas, Girls, Girls Club, after school programs, summer camps

EIN

75-1305705

 Number

4999041877

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Educational Enrichment/Counseling

Career and Life Planning

Self Reliance and Life Skills

Leadership and Community Action

Health, Sexuality, Family Life Education

Operation SMART

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Our Results

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Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Number of clients participating in educational programs

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Educational Enrichment/Counseling

Context notes

The number reported represents only girls who completed both pre- and post- testing.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our goal is to provide girls with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues they face, including social, economic and gender barriers.

Our vision is that girls graduate from high school equipped for success with competencies in personal effectiveness, academics, and college & career planning to become healthy, educated, and financially independent adults.

Our programs provide solution to many complex and pressing needs of girls, including: breaking the cycle of poverty; improving reading and math literacy in the early grades; supporting health, nutrition and fitness for girls of all ages; preventing teenage pregnancy for middle and high school girls; and, promoting education and training for the future workforce.

Our strategy is to support the personal, emotional, academic and physical development of the 'whole girl' and provide 21st century skills that prepare her - beginning in the 1st grade - to graduate from high school, college and career ready. We shape our programs to be innovative and relevant to help level the playing field for our girls, and we partner with organizations whose goals align with ours, like United Way, local ISDs and other youth serving agencies. We maintain sensitivity to how much poverty and financial stress can hinder cognitive development and ability to learn and can contribute to behavioral, social and emotional problems and poor health. In spite of the challenges and obstacles that our girls face, we want them to continue to believe that they can succeed in school and career. Specific strategies include: (a) access to and sustained participation in programming; (b) quality programming and staffing; and (c) strong partnerships between the program and the other places where girls are learning

As an affiliate of Girls Incorporated, we are part of a national network of youth-serving organizations that deliver innovative and proven research-based programs.
Girls Inc. Dallas has nearly 50 years of working with girls. Our Chief Philanthropy Officer and Development team work seamlessly with our Director of Programs to ensure all aspects of programming is managed properly. Our Accounting department provides financial reporting, and our Director of Programs manages outcomes.

The entire process is overseen by our Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors whose experience spans professional industries ranging from Human Resources, Legal, Finance, Diversity, Compliance, Communications, Volunteerism, Real Estate, Technology, Strategy and Operations, and Marketing.

We use assessments to evaluate the success and effectiveness of our programming, including pre- and post- tests and questionnaires. We collect a variety of data: Attendance and Retention; Academic Progress and Need; Program-specific skills and knowledge; Parent engagement; and Other Data Tracking, which includes high school graduation rates, Alumni surveys, and Volunteer feedback. We also use a common tracking software program, Trax8Solutions. Trax8Solutions is a web-based enrollment management, participant tracking, and outcomes software package. TheTrax8Solutions platform helps us determine if the mix of programming and activities in our four core program areas will best support achievement of our outcomes.

We also utilize Istation (also used by the Dallas Independent School District) for literacy programming. Istation uses animation and game-like interactions and blends explicit, direct, and systematic instruction with immediate feedback and assessment. We also use Survey Monkey to design surveys, collect responses, analyze results, and produce summaries.

Key indicators of our success include:

• girls show an increase in reading proficiency
• girls show an increase in math proficiency
• girls demonstrate improved and positive sense of self
• girls show increased knowledge of dangers and unhealthy choices
• girls show a positive increase in knowledge and attitude toward STEM subjects
• girls report that they aspire to go to college
• girls show improved outlook towards academics
• girls show increased knowledge of importance of applicability of life skills
• girls develop personal, educational and career goals
• girls show improved ability to identify and connect with a positive adult
• girls show improved ability to delay gratification

The most significant accomplishment achieved so far is the number of girls (1200) we have been able to impact annually through our programming.

Girls Inc. Dallas is also proud of the breadth and depth of its community partnerships, all of which share the goal of connecting girls with the best possible people, programs and resources to improve their lives and their futures. Our diverse partners include corporations; small businesses; local public, charter, and private schools; Dallas area colleges and universities; civic groups and service organizations; faith based organizations; basic needs agencies that offer shelter, food, clothing and healthcare; arts and cultural organizations; and other youth serving organizations. Our partners provide access to a variety of assistance and a multitude of experiences that our girls would not, otherwise, ever be able to access.

Additional examples of accomplishments include:

- Emerged as a leader agency among the national network of 80 Girls Inc. affiliates

- Girls Inc. Dallas launched the Girls Inc. signature Eureka! STEM program in summer of 2015. The program partners with the campuses of Richland College, University of Texas-Dallas, University of North Texas-Dallas, and Cedar Valley College

- Awarded a three year grant from the U.S. Administration on Children and Families to deliver two evidence based teen pregnancy prevention programs for 5th-8th graders and 9th-12th graders (only Girls Inc. affiliate in the U.S. to compete successfully for this award)

- Expanded off-site program delivery in new neighborhoods

- Expanded group mentoring program with emphasis on recruitment of mentors, mentor training, reading literacy and prevention of summer learning loss

- Advanced our Latina Initiative to increase service to Latina families and girls in response to the growing population of Latina girls in the Dallas area

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Financials

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF METROPOLITAN DALLAS

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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