Maasai Girls Rescue Center Inc

Empowering Maasai Girls to Achieve Their Full Potential

aka MGRC   |   Clarkston, MI   |  https://maasairescue.org

Mission

Our work offers Maasai girls and the Maasai village a path to break a debilitating cycle of child-mortality, extreme poverty, FGM, and abuses of child-marriage. Your support creates opportunity for us to provide a safe and nurturing environment for these girls to receive education, medical care, and the life skills that radically alter the course of their lives and the future culture of their tribe.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder

Rick Morro

Main address

5045 Timber Lake trail

Clarkston, MI 48346 USA

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EIN

83-0625765

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our work offers Maasai girls and the Maasai village a path to break a debilitating cycle of child-mortality, extreme poverty, FGM, and abuses of child-marriage. Your support creates opportunity for us to provide a safe and nurturing environment for these girls to receive education, medical care, and the life skills that radically alter the course of their lives and the future culture of their tribe.

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?

Sponsorship of Maasai Rescued Girl

Investing in the education of girls can be one investment with the highest return and to sponsor a girl's education is a long-term commitment. We invite you to work with us to make a difference in a girl's life by sponsoring her education. You will receive a photos of the student throughout the year with corresponding information on the different progress that she is undergoing and most of all, you can exchange letters with her. The MGRC sponsorship program has been established where Donors can become Sponsors of one or more children at the Centre To become a Sponsor requires a commitment. Sponsors are asked to provide, as a minimum, for the basic living, clothing and schooling costs of the child up until the age of 18. Children will become available for sponsorship in the order that they joined the Organization. This is to ensure that the children are treated as fairly as possible. Communication between the sponsors and the children is highly encouraged. A monthly letter (email) from the child to their sponsor will be part of the child's education process. Pictures and a progress report on school grades and any special circumstances of the child or that the Center deems important for the sponsor to know will be included. Letters and or other communication from the sponsor with the child will be highly encouraged. MGRC will monitor all correspondence to assure both child safety and compliance to MGRC rules. An email account for this correspondence will be forth coming.​ MGRC provides each girl: (1) a safe haven for girls who are being forced into early marriage or are running away from forced FGM; (2) mentoring in assertiveness, life skills, and study habits; (3) family counseling to get parents on board with their girls' education; (4) a study hall that includes tutoring and study resources; (5) after school classes for girls who are behind in their education due to the lack of schooling prior to being rescued; (6) business and technical training so girls can become self-sustaining, even if they don't excel in academics.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Women and girls

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 children who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

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

Social and economic status

Related Program

Sponsorship of Maasai Rescued Girl

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All girls resident at the Maasai Girls Rescue Center receive a physical at the local hospital. We train them how to brush their teeth, shower every day and how to use a toilet with paper.

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Sponsorship of Maasai Rescued Girl

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Sponsorship of Maasai Rescued Girl

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Sponsorship of Maasai Rescued Girl

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have the ability to understand and comprehend communication

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Sponsorship of Maasai Rescued Girl

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have an innate motivation to master and control their environment

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children able to exercise appropriate control in independent and group activities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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.

Our vision is to provide:

(1) a safe haven for girls who are being forced into early marriage or are running away from forced FGM;

(2) mentoring in assertiveness, life skills, and study habits;

(3) family counseling to get parents on board with their girls' education;

(4) a study hall that includes tutoring and study resources;

(5) after school classes for girls who are behind in their education, due to the lack of schooling prior to being rescued;

(6) business and technical training so girls can become self-sustaining, even if they don't excel in academics.

(7) the girls stay at MGRC until they achieve these goals.

Our vision is to provide:

(1) a safe haven for girls who are being forced into early marriage or are running away from forced FGM;

(2) mentoring in assertiveness, life skills, and study habits;

(3) family counseling to get parents on board with their girls' education;

(4) a study hall that includes tutoring and study resources;

(5) after school classes for girls who are behind in their education, due to the lack of schooling prior to being rescued;

(6) business and technical training so girls can become self-sustaining, even if they don't excel in academics.

(7) the girls stay at MGRC until they achieve these goals.

Our vision is to provide:

(1) a safe haven for girls who are being forced into early marriage or are running away from forced FGM;

(2) mentoring in assertiveness, life skills, and study habits;

(3) family counseling to get parents on board with their girls' education;

(4) a study hall that includes tutoring and study resources;

(5) after school classes for girls who are behind in their education, due to the lack of schooling prior to being rescued;

(6) business and technical training so girls can become self-sustaining, even if they don't excel in academics.

(7) the girls stay at MGRC until they achieve these goals.

We've repurposed a hostel building to be used as a dormitory, which can house up to 57 girls.
We've built a tutoring center with classrooms, computer rooms and internet access.
We've built a barn for multiple cows, to provide milk for the girls.
We purchased two cows, one of which has already birthed a calve, which will be sold to provide funds to care for the cows.
We built a chicken coop and raise 50 chickens for eggs to offset our food costs
Setup a veritable garden to offset our fresh vegetable food costs
Our next projects are:
Hire social worker for girl trauma counseling.
Find sponsors in order to rescue 10 more girls, and raise money for a new campus
Find new property to move our center to because we are currently renting space that is way too small and lacks water.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Maasai Girls Rescue Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bruce Hammond

President MGRC

Term: 2020 - 2022

Daniel Martineau

Urban Charitable Foundation

Randy Freeman

Rockwell- Retired

Joyce Hammond

GrowthPoint

Jay Budzien

Wells Fargo - Retired

Bruce Hammond

GrowthPoint

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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/29/2020

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/29/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.