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Girls for Gender Equity Inc - GGE

aka GGE   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  www.ggenyc.org

Mission

Girls for Gender Equity is an intergenerational organization committed to the physical, psychological, social and economic development of girls and women. Through education, organizing and physical fitness, Girls for Gender Equity encourages communities to remove barriers and create opportunities for girls and women to live self-determined lives.

Ruling year info

2002

President/CEO

Ms. Joanne N. Smith

Main address

25 Chapel Street Ste 1006

Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA

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EIN

04-3697166

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Sisters in Strength

Sisters in Strength (SIS) is a 2-year youth organizing program for 15 young women of color. Programming is shaped both by the unique needs and interests of the SIS youth organizers, and by Girls for Gender Equity’s (GGE) vision, mission, and goals. SIS works to interrupt sexual violence, advocates against gender-based violence, and confronts the multiple layers of individual and institutional discrimination that threaten the safety of girls and women. As youth organizers, SIS participants learn core advocacy and leadership skills as they lead participatory action research, strengthen sisterhood, and heal from interpersonal violence.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
LGBTQ people

JustUs, is New York City’s first gender-responsive diversion program for Brooklyn-based trans- and cis-girls and LGB/GNCNB young people involved in or at risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system. Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) in collaboration with STEPS to End Family Violence and sponsored by the Administration for Children's Services (ACS) will deliver the 3-year program to shift the framework around
the experience.

Population(s) Served

National Young Women’s Advisory Council (YWAC) is an advocacy and civic engagement program by Girls for Gender Equity for cis and trans girls and young women of color and gender-nonconforming youth and young adults of color ages 12-24. YWAC members engage in participatory governance with community partners, the Speaker of City of Council, and the Mayor’s Office of the City of New York. Following the recommendation of young people in the 2015 New York City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative (YWI), Girls for Gender Equity launched a local Young Women’s Advisory Council that engages politicians and community members to implement the recommendations from the initiative.
NYC's Young Women's Initiative is replicated in 8 other cities throughout the nation. Learn more at nationalYWI.org

Population(s) Served
Activists
LGBTQ people
Young adults
Women and girls
Adolescent parents

At GGE, we use policy advocacy and organizing to ensure that young people, especially cisgender and transgender girls and non-binary youth of color, can live self-determined lives. We center Black girls and we build intergenerational alliances. Together, we are creating the schools, communities, and world that we want to live in.
Combining policy advocacy and community organizing allows us to reshape the power structures so that decisions are a better reflection of the values and demands of young people, especially youth of color.
GGE understands that gender-based violence is connected to racism, misogyny, trans-antagonism, ableism, adultism, and classism, and it is also connected to state violence.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students
At-risk youth
Wrongfully incarcerated people
LGBTQ people
Adolescents
Students
At-risk youth
Wrongfully incarcerated people
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Awards

Gloria Women of Vision 2018

Ms. Foundation

Financials

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Girls for Gender Equity Inc - GGE

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Sandra Park

ACLU

Mary Ferry

Benefits Fund of Wardrobe 764

Joanne Smith

Girls for Gender Equity

Cynthia Steele

Empower Fund

Sandra Park, Esq

ACLU Women's Right's Project

Rovika Rajkishun

American Business Immigration Coalition

Monica Dennis

Spirit of Women Leadership Development Institute

Pei Desrosiers

Behavioral Health Therapist, Licensed Social Worker Clinician

Afua Addo

The Perception Institute

Naomi Abraham

Resonance Co-Founder & Strategist

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? 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 10/14/2021

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:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/14/2021

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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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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.