Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, Inc.

Sex Ed for Social Change

aka SIECUS   |   Washington, DC   |  http://www.siecus.org

Mission

SIECUS advances sex education through advocacy, policy and coalition building. SIECUS envisions an equitable nation where all people receive sex education, are affirmed in their identities, and have power to make decisions about their own health, pleasure, and wholeness.

Ruling year info

1965

President & CEO

Ms. Christine Harley

Main address

1012 14th Street NW Suite 305

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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EIN

13-2508249

NTEE code info

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

SIECUS envisions an equitable nation where all people receive comprehensive sexuality education and quality sexual and reproductive health services affirming their identities, thereby ensuring their lifelong health and well-being.

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?

Policy and Advocacy

SIECUS advocates for everyone's right to accurate, comprehensive information and education about sexuality and related sexual and reproductive health services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

SIECUS educates policymakers, parents, providers, and the public about the current state of sex education in the United States and opportunities for improvement.

Population(s) Served
Adults

SIECUS communicates its rights-based approach to shape societal narratives around sexuality through an intersectional, social justice lens.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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.

1. Advance the provision of comprehensive sexuality education and quality information and services related to lifelong sexual health and well-being.

2. Enhance educator, advocate, parent, youth, provider, partner, and public understanding of the current state of sexuality education in the U.S. and opportunities for improvement in both policy and practice.

3. Build a foundation for a long-term culture shift to positively impact cultural and societal narratives around sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, gender equity, and personal safety and autonomy.

POLICY AND ADVOCACY
- Educate advocates and policymakers about providing rights-based sexuality information and education at the federal, state, and local levels.
- Provide technical assistance to state and local partners for education, advocacy, and/or lobbying purposes.
- Lead, strengthen, and develop partnerships with other organizations, coalitions, and initiatives to advance policies that promote positive sexual and reproductive health outcomes across the lifespan.
- Publish reports, data, and analyses to inform policy and advocacy work in sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

EDUCATION AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
- Enhance educator, advocate, parent, youth, clinician, partner, and public understanding of the current state of sexuality education in the United States and opportunities for improvement in both policy and practice.
- Publish toolkits and reports to inform and educate various constituencies on comprehensive sexuality education and quality sexual and reproductive health services.
- Partner with national, state, and local organizations to promote standards elevating the provision of quality sexuality education.
- Provide training and technical assistance to stakeholders on how to use resources to improve sexuality education implementation, evaluation, and policy development.

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS
- Shape cultural and societal narratives by applying a multi-faceted approach in all communications with a strong organizational website, social media presence, relevant opinion pieces, and bold position statements.
- Educate and inform the broader public through media appearances, speaking engagements, and other high visibility activities.
- Expand our communication channels with partners using both traditional and social media to educate, inform, and mobilize communities.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/06/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sofia Jawed-Wassel

University of Nebraska

Term: 2021 - 2024

Stephen Russell

University of Texas at Austin

Ralph Chartier

Providence Community Health Center

Lawrence D'Angelo

Children's National Medical Center

Barbara Libove

Freelancer's Union

Dana Beckton

Christiana Care Health Systems

Debra Bazarsky

Widener University

Sara C. Flowers

ACRIA

Sofia Jawed-Wessel

University of Nebraska

Shelagh Johnson

Oregon Health Authority

Kristine Kippins

Constitutional Accountability Center

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/6/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability