Girls Incorporated of Greater Houston

Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold

Houston, TX   |  www.girlsinc-houston.org

Mission

Guided by the vision of "empowered girls and an equitable society", the mission of Girls Inc. of Greater Houston is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. This statement carries with it a rich history of dedicated service and progressive action that lays the foundation for the continuing success and growth of Girls Inc. As Girls Inc. moves forward, its focus is firmly on girls--ensuring their inherent rights and supporting their immediate and future goals.

Ruling year info

1996

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Treopia Cannon

Main address

2190 North Loop West Suite 150

Houston, TX 77018 USA

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EIN

76-0483812

NTEE code info

Girls Clubs (O22)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Girls Inc. Discovery Leadership®

Discovery Leadership enables girls ages 9-11 to join in partnership with women leaders from their communities to develop and practice leadership and advocacy skills and construct community action projects. One of the principal strengths of this program is the opportunity it provides girls to make decisions, take responsibility, and initiate projects in collaboration with experienced women

Population(s) Served

Girls Inc. Operation S.M.A.R.T.®   (Science, Mathematics, And Relevant Technology) Builds girls’ skills and interest in science, math and relevant technology. Hands on activities give girls the opportunity to explore, ask questions, and solve problems. My Girlfriend Zelda introduces girls ages 6-8 to human anatomy, physiology, health and hygiene, and the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals. Girls learn about the body’s organs by becoming surgeons who operate on Zelda—a soft, cloth, and life-size teaching doll with flaps that open to reveal her internal organs. Club ZOOM Engineering familiarizes participants ages 10-14 with the process engineers use to solve    problems. Participants engage in brainstorming, building, testing, and reporting through hand-on engineering challenges.

Population(s) Served

Girls ages 11 to 14 develop skills to resist pressure to use harmful substances such as alcohol, tobacco,     household chemicals, and other drugs. Girls also learn healthy ways to manage stress and confront peer,     media, and other pressures. (Recognized nationally by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services      Administration (SAMSA) as an “Effective Substance Abuse Program”.)

Population(s) Served

Growing Up! Body Basics: A program designed to provide health-related information about puberty for an age group (7-8 years) usually thought of as too young for this information, but which may already be experiencing secondary or even primary characteristics.

Population(s) Served

Girls Inc. Economic Literacy®: A comprehensive program designed to enhance girls’ financial competence and confidence, personal money management skills, and financial planning for the future.

Population(s) Served

A two week learning journey for girls in middle and high school that will engage in STEAM, encourage all girls to adopt healthy bahavuros, perepare girls for college and career success, develop girls to be independent thinkers and leaders and to advocate in thier schools and communitities.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

“Significant contributions to the Houston community and dedication to helping young women to meet the many challenges in their lives” 2000

Commendation from the State of Texas

Education Award 2002

Houston Bahai Community

Serving More Girls Honor Roll, National Awards Program, Certification for Attainment of Quality Assurance Standards. 2003

Girls Incorporated

Friendly PEERsuasion program rated as EFFECTIVE program 2006

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

Financials

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Operations

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Girls Incorporated of Greater Houston

Board of directors
as of 2/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Michelle Pilibosian

Entrust Energy

Amanda Townsley

Brenda Cooper

Veronica Foley

Erica Henning

Judy Le

Michele Pilibosian

Sonya Reed

Mia Mends

Devyn Pels

Sonya Reed

Ashmita Singh

LaDacia Sterling

Margaret D'Onofrio

Caroline Hurley

Alex Calicchia

Rosa Villagomez

Laura DeStefano

Jan Bartholemew

Suzanna Blades

Sarah Carter

Aisha Crumbine

Kim Daffin

Jeannie Gardner

Quinn Hoang

Bonnie Houston

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No