Global Give Back Circle

Mentor HER Educate HER Support HER Employ HER

New York, NY   |  www.globalgivebackcircle.org

Mission

To support a world of gender equality, Global Give Back Circle and its partners economically empower at-risk adolescent girls and guide them on how to use their skills and talents to give back to their communities. Local players, private sector and governments engage in the solution and women from all over the globe give back as role-model mentors.

Ruling year info

2011

CEO and Founder

Linda Lockhart

Main address

400 East 59th Street Suite 12B

New York, NY 10022 USA

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EIN

77-0708340

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Employment Training (J22)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the business world and development world, cultural transformation is a process. It takes time to embed new behaviors and shift mind-sets. In marginalized communities in East Africa, where harmful cultural practices keep women in the margins, Global Give Back Circle is driving cultural change through the economic empowerment of its adolescent girls.

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?

Secondary School Program

Schools (with at-risk girls) partner with Global Give Back Circle in the implementation of the Mentor Program, the Economic Empowerment Program (Saturday Workshops) and the Give Back Program.
Currently operating at 4 schools: St. Elizabeth, St. Catherine, WE Schools and Gashora Academy (Rwanda)

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

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 members from priority population attending training

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

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of training workshops

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

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of training programs created

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

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of organizational partners

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

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

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

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

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

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of computer literacy/skills/technology courses conducted

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

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

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

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants who gain employment

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

Young adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of health education trainings conducted

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

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Economically Empower at-risk Adolescent Girls
The youth population in Africa is rapidly expanding and youth employment in Africa is a global priority. With job scarcity, in cultures where boys are given priority to education, girls need additional support to become economically empowered to secure employment or a livelihood. Focusing on adolescent girls and giving them access to Life, Leadership & Workforce-Readiness Skills along with Mentorship through the secondary school system,, will be a GGBC top priority. Extending access to tertiary education programs which lead to job opportunities will also be a priority.

Embed a Give Back Ethos
Large foundations do not hold a monopoly on philanthropy and giving back. Giving back is a privilege we all share. Giving back does not discriminate. It is the one thing everyone, no matter how poor or marginalized, can take part in. The GGBC Give Back Commitment Model is designed to embed benevolent leadership behaviors by guiding girls on the ‘how’ of designing a meaningful Give Back Project, and a process for follow through and measuring impact. Every time a girl successfully implements her Give Back Project, she experiences real empowerment – benevolent empowerment.

Engaging Local Players, Private Sector & Governments in the Solution
Local players support programs when they play a role in achieving the desired outcomes. Private sector organizations value programs which engage their employees as agents of change. Governments value programs which are aligned with their mission. Engaging local partners, private sector and governments in the solution by involving them in the implementation activities, inviting them to milestones and updating them on achievements, will continue to be a top priority for the sustainability of the program.

Support Women to be Role-Model Mentors
Aligning our mentorship program activities to the economic and benevolent empowerment of adolescent girls, provides mentors with the level of structure and support they need to mentor with purpose. We want mentors to walk with their mentees over a multi-year journey, so focusing efforts on programming designed to constantly deepen mentor / mentee engagement is critical. Although there are mentors who are not affiliated with organizations, GGBC’s sustainability is linked to developing and growing active mentor chapters within large private sector organizations.


1) Expand GGBC’s Secondary School Program and ‘HER Lab’ Lite Program: Support 20,000+ more girls to realize economic and benevolent empowerment by leveraging GGBC’s alumni network, mentor network, technology and partnerships with secondary schools.

2) Sustainably operate ‘HER Lab’ in West Pokot: Continue to support an annual cohort of 100 adolescent girls / young women through a 9-month workforce-readiness program. Continue to include day-scholars - young women who fell through the cracks and value the acquisition of agriculture and entrepreneurship skills.

3) Expand GGBC’s Mentorship Network: Leverage private sector partners, partnerships with organizations and social media to increase the number of mentors.

4) Extend Access to Tertiary Education Opportunities: Continue to leverage strong mentor relationships (formed while a girl is in secondary school) as scholarship funding sources for college.

5) Align Organization and Operations for the Future: Build capacity in Team Kenya and invest in information technology.

Our Core Program partners with Secondary Schools in East Africa that are dedicated to educating at-risk girls. We bring onboard a Mentor Program, an Economic Empowerment Program (Saturday Workshops) and our signature Give Back Program. Our other program is ‘HER Lab’ - an Economic Empowerment Incubator. It is a Post Secondary School bridging program set up for the unique needs of rural young women, who live at 'HER Lab' for 9 months and gain workforce readiness skills in agriculture, digital literacy, coding, entrepreneurship, plumbing, electrical wiring, tailoring, baking, bead work, and hair design. They also learn how to apply for and are connected to, higher education scholarships and bursaries.

4,000 Beneficiaries

A Youth-led Leadership Team of 8 beneficiaries managing programming in Kenya and Rwanda

2,000+ Alumni in Kenya (alone) with the passion and capacity to facilitate programming activities at secondary schools, countrywide.

2,400+ Mentors contributing skills and networks with over 50% contributing financially too

Relationships with:
- Secondary schools that provide resources (space & staff) for program implementation
- Large private sector organizations - Microsoft, KPMG, and SAP particularly
- USAID, Mastercard Foundation, Ford Foundation, Safaricom Foundation and World Vision

Proven Processes for Mentoring, Give Back and Economic Empowerment

Unique Sustainable Funding Model for Mentorship



Financials

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Global Give Back Circle

Board of directors
as of 01/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Linda latsko Lockhart

Global Give Back Circle

Laura Ahto

BNY Mellon

John Tierney

E&Y

Robert Hertzka

ResortsOnline

Margo Day

Microsoft

Nancy Onyango

International Monetary Fund

Rose Musau

Preferred Personnel

Hope Murera

ZEP-RE Insurance

Christina Sass

Andela

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/2/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
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Disability status
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