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BUTTERFLY DREAMZ INC

Live boldly. Dream big. Fly high.

Hoboken, NJ   |  www.butterflydreamz.org
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BUTTERFLY DREAMZ INC

EIN: 46-4401510


Mission

We help girls develop into women who achieve their dreams and fill the roles of leadership in this nation and world.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder & CEO

Joy Lindsay

Main address

50 Harrison Street PH 547

Hoboken, NJ 07030 USA

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EIN

46-4401510

Subject area info

Youth organizing

Population served info

Adolescents

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our girls have diverse skills, interests, and strengths. Some of our girls are honor students, some are student-athletes, some are big sisters with caregiving responsibilities, some are balancing multiple part-time jobs, some lead school or community organizations, and some run their own businesses. Regardless of their previous life experiences, all our youth leaders arrive at Butterfly Dreamz with a shared hope: to become part of a strong and “safe” community that listens to and believes in their leadership, invests in their growth, supports their goals, and gives them an opportunity to show up authentically, while honing their skills. However, as girls of color, our young leaders often face racism, stereotypes, and other inequities while pursuing their personal, professional, and academic goals. These injustices are a threat to their identities, well-being, and their development as young community leaders.

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?

Write to Lead Internship

A paid internship where high school interns use creative writing to cultivate courageous conversations and inspire girls in their community to lead authentically.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescent girls
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent

A supportive community of 100 professional women mentors and 550 teen girls and young women who work together to grow as leaders and achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

A paid internship where high school and college interns conduct community-based research projects to examine and tackle health issues impacting women and girls from low-income neighborhoods.

Population(s) Served

A paid internship where college interns help high school girls explore post-secondary college and career options and guide them through making informed decisions, completing applications, and transitioning into new school and work environments.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
Adolescents
Young adults
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
Women and girls
Adolescents
Young adults
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
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 participants engaged in programs

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Cocoon Club

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.

Our Goals:

1.) Leadership Growth - 90% of interns experience growth in leadership and career skills that contribute to long-term gains, such as thriving, decreased risk-taking behaviors, and improved academic performance.

2.) Leadership Identity - 90% of girls who are actively involved in our Cocoon Club identify as confident leaders and feel they can lead authentically.

3.) Improved Mental Health - 90% of youth who are matched with a Leadership Coach report improvements to their mental health, including lower levels of stress and anxiety.

4.) Post-Secondary Achievement - 90% of youth who are matched with a Leadership Coach receive acceptance into a college, university, or another post-secondary education/career program.

5.) Influential Alumni Network - 80% of alumni graduate from college, university, or another post-secondary education/career program, become volunteer Leadership Coaches, and/or create professional opportunities for other women and girls from marginalized communities.

6.) Financial Sustainability - raise $500K annually to cover operational costs; build and maintain funding relationships and partnerships that help us achieve long-term financial sustainability.

Butterfly Dreamz serves over 500, primarily Black and Latina, adolescent girls and young women annually through our youth leadership development programs, including employing 50 high school and college interns from low-income communities in Northwest, Indiana, Chicago, IL, Northern, New Jersey, and New York City. During our most recent 2021-22 school year, 100% of our graduating seniors were accepted to post-secondary college and/or career programs and over 90% of our interns grew in social-emotional learning (SEL) career skills, measured by a third-party evaluator. Additionally, 100% of our youth interns said Butterfly Dreamz helped them grow as leaders and they would recommend our programs to a friend.

Serving over 500 adolescent girls and young women annually, Butterfly Dreamz facilitates four youth development programs:

1.) Cocoon Club (650 participants) - A supportive community of 100 professional women mentors and 550 teen girls and young women who work together to grow as leaders and achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals.

2.) Write to Lead Internship (19 participants) - high school interns who use creative writing to cultivate courageous conversations and inspire girls in their community to lead authentically. During their internship, Write to Lead interns collaborate with each other to co-author our annual Leadership Journal (butterfflydreamz.org/books) and design thought-provoking content for our Cocoon Club community app.

3.) ExCEL Community Health Fellows (21 participants) - high school and college interns who conduct community-based research projects to examine and tackle health issues impacting women and girls from low-income neighborhoods. Community Health Fellows are trained to be impactful community health workers, using the Butterfly Dreamz IMPACT framework:
I = Intentional & Culturally Appropriate Health Navigation
M = Mentoring & Coaching Women & Girls of Color
P = Purposeful & Passionate Outreach
A = Advocating for Individuals & Communities
C = Community & Individual Capacity Building
T = Thoughtful Evaluation & Research

4.) College & Career Partners -(10 participants) college interns who help high school girls explore post-secondary college and career options and guide them through making informed decisions, completing applications, and transitioning into a new school and work environment.

Working with Butterfly Dreamz staff, our interns help implement our program model, connecting girls to social capital, scholarships, and community partners that provide quality youth leadership development.

Butterfly Dreamz is an intergenerational community of women and girl leaders of color working together to help girls thrive. We provide girls and young women of color, particularly Black girls, with the support and resources needed to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. Through community, university, and career partnerships, we establish school-to-career employment pipelines to tackle income, employment, and education disparities that inhibit their success.

During our 2021-22 school year, Butterfly Dreamz successfully hit our projected measurable outcomes, including:

1.) 100% of our graduating seniors who were matched with a Leadership Coach or Peer Mentor were accepted to a post-secondary college or career program.

2.) 91% of Butterfly Dreamz youth interns grew in SEL career skills, as measured by a third-party evaluator (Hello Insight).

3.) 100% of our youth interns said Butterfly Dreamz helped them grow as leaders.

4.) 100% of Butterfly Dreamz youth interns were satisfied with their internship experience and would recommend our programs to a friend.

5.) 85% of alumni remained engaged in our Cocoon Club community, receiving college and career support.

Please visit butterflydreamz.org/impact to read our full FY22 Overview Report.

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

BUTTERFLY DREAMZ INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder & CEO

Joy Lindsay

Joy Lindsay has worked in consulting, finance, and public education management. She is the author and publisher of several young adult books (buttterflydremz.org/books). Joy holds a BBA in Finance from Howard University and an MPA in Nonprofit Management & Policy from NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Joy is currently an Ed.M. candidate at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she is studying Human Development and Education and serving as an Identity Project Fellow, conducting research on adolescents’ ethnic-racial identity development and culturally sustaining pedagogy. Joy is also a Research Assistant with The Project on Workforce at Harvard, where she seeks to understand the role of community colleges in supporting successful economic transitions in U.S. regions. Learn more about Joy at joylindsay.com/my-bio.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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BUTTERFLY DREAMZ INC

Board of directors
as of 12/15/2022
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Board chair

Heather Lindsay

Tiffany Davis

Mario Antwine

Michael McCartan

Yakima Jackson

Gregory Brown

Tanya Johnson

Ali Holstein

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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