Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Glsen, Inc

  • Kansas City, MO
  • http://www.glsenkc.org

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Mission Statement

GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation or/and gender identity. We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or occupation, who share this philosophy.

Main Programs

  1. Day of Silence
  2. No Name Calling Week
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

GLSEN Greater Kansas City (GLSEN-GKC) is a chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). We center our attention on communities in the Greater Kansas City area in Missouri and Kansas, but we also reach out to communities as far away as Springfield, MO as well as Manhattan and Wichita, KS.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer

Self-reported

L. David Alonzo

Keywords

Self-reported

education, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, GSA, GLSEN, school, student

Also Known As

Glsen-Greater Kansas City

EIN

43-1852960

 Number

0439697535

Physical Address

4741 Central St Suite 220

Kansas City, 64112 1533

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Day of Silence

GLSEN combats anti-gay bias in schools by focusing on three areas:1. Community Organizing: GLSEN has built a network of 90 chapters working to change the anti-gay climate in their local school districts and schools. Among other things, GLSEN chapter volunteers educate school officials about the need to pass non-discrimination policies in schools, train teachers to prevent anti-gay name calling and serve as a community resource for teachers, parents and students grappling with LGBT issues. In addition, GLSEN's rapidly expanding Student Pride Project provides resources and technical support to over 500 high school based Gay-Straight Alliances. 2. Educational Resources: GLSEN creates and distributes teacher training materials and LGBT-inclusive curricular resources to elementary and secondary schools across the country. By increasing the availability of high-quality educational resources, GLSEN provides k-12 teachers the language and tools they need to create safe and affirming learning environments for all. 3. Federal, State and Local Advocacy: GLSEN seeks to change the attitudes of those who have influence over daily scholastic life -- from public policy leaders in Washington, DC to state superintendents of public instruction to local school board members. Using tools such as the annual Back-To-School campaign, which documents programs and policies protecting LGBT youth in schools, GLSEN helps education leaders understand the pervasiveness of anti-gay bias in schools, and then works with them to stop these harmful forces.

Category

Adolescents Only (13-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Gays/Lesbians

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

$400.00

Program 2

No Name Calling Week

No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities.

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Gays/Lesbians

None

Budget

$200.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

GLSEN Greater Kansas City (GLSEN-GKC) is a chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). We center our attention on communities in the Greater Kansas City area in Missouri and Kansas, but we also reach out to communities as far away as Springfield, MO as well as Manhattan and Wichita, KS.

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Glsen, Inc

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Principal Officer

L. David Alonzo

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Diane Constantin

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