COBB COUNTY C U T I E S

Saving future generations one youth/family at a time.

aka Saving Generations   |   Cheltenham, MD   |  http://savinggenerations.org

Mission

To offer formal educational services in an informal setting as to teach the individual and make the him comfortable while learning all aspects of life from birth to 12th grade (and beyond if needed) and life skills to productive in society. To offer the youth a home away from home, a sister/brotherhood, and a fountain of knowledge; So that they will be successful members in their families and the community. To create subdivisions (ie. entrepreneurship program) to assist with the process of success.

Ruling year info

2009

Principal Officer

Danice Wilson

Main address

9814 Spinnaker St % Danice H Wilson

Cheltenham, MD 20623 USA

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Formerly known as

dba Danice Wilson

EIN

20-5702375

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

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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?

Mentoring/Crisis Intervention/Prevention

This program assist with keeping the youth on the correct path (or lead them back on the path if astrayed).  The youth are taught life's lessons in a manner in which they can relate. Mentors are very involved with the mentees both individually and as a group.  Site visits are done to asses the family dynamic and to aid in the growth of the family as a unit.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

We would like to create a safe (home-like) environment but in a commercial setting.  This headquarters will not only be a centralized location for meetings but can also incorporate offices for employees.  It is the desire to host this setting within a community center atmosphere so that the members of SG will be able to sponsor additional programs such as: computer labs for the youth & families in the communities, indoor & outdoor athletics to decrease childhood obesity.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

While working with the participants, we often times go on field trips, do community service and naturally host meetings.  These activities are directly related to inspiring the group to be well-rounded.  Field trips coincide with the various topics being shared with the mentees.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Formal education from birth to 12th grade (beyond as needed)
Life skills
Parenting Skills

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Global Youth Services 2011

Cobb Community Collaborative

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2010

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 program graduates

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

Adolescents

Related Program

Educational Services & Life Skills

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who are established in employment/career within five years of graduating from high school

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Services & Life Skills

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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.

Saving Generations would ultimately like to have enough funding to acquire and maintain a permanent headquarters to better serve the youth of Cobb County & Metro Atlanta. Saving Generations is an educational program (school services), mentoring, crisis prevention/intervention nonprofit organization for youth ages 8-19. Our charge is to assist with making the lives of potential at-risk youth more positive; therefore, having them to live a better life at home, school and the community altogether. We have already kept individuals from dropping out of public schools, committing suicide, assisted those who needed immediate medical treatment, assisted those who were hit with disaster &/or homeless, educated those regarding topics that plague our youth today that include but is not limited to: teen pregnancy, substance abuse in the family & in the youth themselves, self-esteem, STD's/STI's, post secondary aspirations, etc. In the next five years, we would love to: have a self sustaining school with computer/resource center for easier tutoring sessions, host summer programs for those who otherwise would not be able to attend a youth program and have the ability to forge new programs & partnerships with the community so that all needs for the families can be met.

We intend to collect dues from those who can afford it, do fundraisers, ask for gifts-in-kinds, and partner with other organizations.

We collectively have over 50 members who are willing to offer physical labor for any fundraising or project completions. We are endoursed by Congressman David Scott (GA 13), Cobb Community Collaborative, Cobb Chamber of Commerce- year 2010, United Way 211 and willing to partner with others with the same vision.

We hosted a community wide talent show at Cobb Civic Center (2011) to introduce Saving Generations to the region. We donated over 85% of the attendees tickets (families with kids). We had auditions for the youth performers and put them in a major venue so that they would know they were worthy of greatness (trophies were given out as well). We partnered with Global Youth Services Day and informed the youth about HIV/AIDS; as well as, the shoe box initiative. We do host monthly meetings with the youth (attendance is increasing) and we go into the homes of these members to start a positive bond with child & family. If we have been successful in all of these efforts in the manner that we have, I can only imagine how many more people we can reach if we had our own headquarters where we can reach an unlimited amount of children and families.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve any local youth and their families regardless of race, color, creed, gender, etc. It's vital that we receive feedback from: the youth, family members, members of the communities, and school officials.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Family members of the youth had major concerns for the lack of available job training for them to acquire and sustain employment. Saving Generations Inc. added/expanded the entrepreneurship division. This division allows members to learn various trades by shadowing members in the community, our staff, etc. or/and to create businesses of their own with adequate guidance. Another program is The IFOD program (I'm Full of Drama) which allows the participating youth to turn the negative connotation of being full of drama (bad behavior) to something positive. Students will have the opportunity to join a group of individuals who wish to express themselves via performance arts (drama specifically). Participants will learn theatre coursework while having a mental health outlet.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback has allowed our program to be more beneficial to those we serve. It keeps a focus on our overall desires and shows us where we may need further assistance from other community partners, vendors, etc.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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COBB COUNTY C U T I E S

Board of directors
as of 03/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Danice Wilson-Bates

Cobb County CUTIES, Inc dba Saving Generations, Inc


Board co-chair

Natalie Virgile

Mind Over Matter, Inc

Danice Wilson

Saving Generations, Inc.

Natalie Vigile

Mind Over Matter, Inc

Diana Hawkins

Mind Over Matter, Inc

Carrie Crank

NONE

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/29/2022

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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 with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/29/2022

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Data
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • 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.