2011 annual report
2011 annual report
POWERFUL VOICES category/topic
Powerful Voices fosters adolescent girls’ development by providing programs and promoting social justice so girls can realize their dreams, engage their communities and shape a better world.
2011 annual report
During a year of change, Powerful Voices held an unwavering focus on the sustainability of our mission. In early 2011 we utilized creativity and critical thinking to develop new solutions and approaches to achieve our mission. As a result, in May 2011, the City of Seattle awarded Powerful Voices a grant of $183, 400 to be used over a 20-month period. The purpose of the grant is to implement an innovative program entitled “Powerful Choices,” which focuses on preventing the sexual exploitation of children, or teen prostitution. In order to keep informed about the issue, provide effective outreach and engage the broader community, “Powerful Choices” leverages partnerships with the following organizations: Seattle Public Schools, NW Network, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress, and 13 other organizations. With a focus on improving operational strength, the Board of Directors and staff kept our commitment to the community and the needs of girls at the forefront of our minds during an executive transition. In July 2011, we were pleased to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director, Jane Hinton. In October, Powerful Voices was honored to receive an award for Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement from the Raikes Foundation. This recognition honors our achievements in program-quality assessment, data-driven improvement planning, peer learning, and intensive professional development to integrate best practices through the foundation’s Youth Program Quality Improvement Initiative. Your continued support is instrumental in helping us achieve our goals to improve operational strength, leverage partnerships and make an impact in the community. On behalf of our Board of Directors and employees, we send our deepest appreciation for all you do in helping strong girls become strong women. Sincerely,
Marti Richardson Casey Jane Hinton Board President Executive Director
who we are
all girls SHOULD live healthy, personally meaningful lives in a society that values them. OUR VALUES Diversity We believe in the power of diverse communities.
Informed by research and the voices of youth, our employees utilize five practices with girls. Personal Power Develop girls’ personal strengths so they become powerful advocates for themselves and others. Safety Prevent girls’ victimization and help girls to transcend harmful conditions so they can live the lives they desire most. Activism Encourage girls to develop critical thinking, knowledge and skills so they can act to make the world a better place. Positive Girl Culture Transform culture among girls so that everyone is valued and respected. Adult Guidance and Support Ensure that girls experience positive relationships with supportive adults so they are inspired to become strong women.
Integrity We believe in acting with honesty and accountability. Safety We believe safety is a basic human right. Justice We believe in a more just society. Innovation We believe innovation enables us to fulfill our mission.
what we do
Powerful Voices provides free, innovative programs to adolescent girls. Our programs address issues at their root by promoting the individual potential in girls while also promoting social justice. In 2011, Powerful Voices reached 506 people through our core programs.
powerful choices middle school program
youth employment program
School and community based groups for 8th grade girls build a supportive and engaging community where youth explore topics of identity development, safety, healthy relationships, power and privilege.
Each year Powerful Voices engages high-school girls in a job training program that strengthens their leadership skills and social-emotional development.
Girls at the highest risk of being victimized or perpetuating violence benefit from working one-on-one with a Case Manager. A Case Manager is like a bridge helping connect girls from where they are to where they would like to go.
We can’t do it alone. Powerful Voices engages our community in an effort to further our mission.
Curriculum is designed to help girls grow 21st century skills (collaboration, critical thinking, goal setting) that will help them be successful in school and life. In addition to group time, girls also benefit from one-on-one meetings with a Powerful Voices staff member to discuss areas of growth and personal goals and gain support. Girls get involved with Powerful Choices through self-referral or referrals from teachers, counselors, parents/guardians, and peers.
Girls gain pre-employment skills (project management, organization, teamwork, facilitation) while using their voices to educate others about social justice issues. The ActiveVistas cohort culminates in girl-led workshops at the Girlvolution Conference. DYVAS (Develop Your Voices and Speak) culminates in the production of girl-created media in the form of a zine. Girls earn a stipend for their service, receive performance evaluations and benefit from one-on-one meetings with a Powerful Voices staff member to discuss personal and professional goals. Girls are referred to this program through the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.
Girls gain adult guidance and support while developing 21st century skills and accountability. Powerful Voices leverages partners to help connect girls to the services they need: job readiness programs and employment opportunities, tutoring, credit retrieval, service learning projects, recreation, Aggression Replacement Training, mentoring, and basic needs. Girls are referred to this program through the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.
Each spring, the Girlvolution Conference brings together over 150 youth and adult allies to engage in advocacy and education related to girls’ safety and health. Employees share our skills and program models with partners in the region through Girl Justice trainings and conference presentations. In 2011, we leveraged partnerships to ensure outreach to girls at the juvenile detention center could continue when resources were scarce. In an effort to align with regional efforts in the youth development and violence prevention fields, we also engaged in collective impact efforts with the Youth Development Executives of King County and the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.
98% of our 2011 participants were girls of color
100% of our 2011 participants were living with low income
Powerful Voices leads the call for a Girl Justice movement in Seattle. Girl Justice means making equitable gains in health, economic, education, and juvenile justice systems for all girls, but particularly for those facing economic and racial disparities. Girls of color show disparate gains—and in many ways are losing—in social justice arenas including education, health and juvenile justice.* Since 1995, Powerful Voices has created opportunities for civic engagement and built community with girls ages 12-18 years old. Our programs are focused on the geographic neighborhoods of the southeast, southwest and central Seattle, where indicators of future violent behaviors, such as discipline rates in schools, are the highest.
*Women’s Funding Alliance. 2007. A Closer Look
Who We Serve
i learned to speak what i think, not be scared to speak my thoughts and i learned self-respect. Powerful Voices Alumna, Age 14
At Powerful Voices, we think holistically about girls, their families and our community’s health and wellbeing. Within this context, we seek to make an impact in the following four areas:
relationships and identity
education and employment
97% 100% of participants increased connection to their personal values and took pride in their identity.
of participants increased their ability to develop healthy relationships with peers and adults.
health and safety
100% 100% 80%
of participants received performance evaluations indicating “good” or “excellent” job skills.
of participants increased their motivation to do well in school.
of participants increased their ability to identify the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
of participants increased their skills to resist sexual exploitation.
of participants increased their civic engagement and community action.
97% of participants increased their community connections.
2011 In-Kind Donors
Volunteers make a difference in the lives of girls and in the strength of our organization. Their contributions ensure that our innovative programs continue to serve the girls who need them most. We are grateful to our 2011 volunteers who provided over 3,000 hours of service. Dede Adhanom
Mary Beth Maines
Marti Richardson Casey
Tabatha Ann Jensen
Judy de Leña
Maureen Emerson Feit
Beverly M. Wyse
5th Avenue Theater
Devon de Leña
North Hill Bakery
Vinum Wine Importing and Distributing
First Hill Bakery
Michelle Byrd, MA, LMHC
League of Excellence
Casey Family Programs
Managing Dynamics, LLC
Safeway - Madison Valley
Yates, Wood & MacDonald, Inc.
Museum Quality Framing
Youth In Focus
Toal and Associates Coaching and Consulting
Marti Richardson Casey Central Co-Op’s Madison Market CNJ | Athio Group Ariana de Leña
Sarah Walczyk Seattle Works United Ways of Washington Waterfront Seafood Grill Woodland Park Zoo
Many generous in-kind contributions are made each year to Powerful Voices. These donations of goods and services help keep our costs down and support our efforts to build strong relationships with individuals and businesses in the community. Thank you to our 2011 in-kind donors.
We are full of gratitude to our donors for their generosity. On behalf of the Board of Directors, employees, and, most importantly, the girls involved in our programs, thank you. 20,000 and up: Anonymous
James & Tracey Denlinger
Tanya Kim & Alan Lee
Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Jenny & Scott Kim-Woerman
Eileen Fisher, Inc.
Deb Klein & Charlie Fleming
Tony & Margaret Laliberte
Andrea & Alan Rabinowitz
10000 - 19999: JE Fehsenfeld Family Foundation
Jane & James Shanklin
Susan Raunig, The Francesca Fund
Peggy O’Reilly Brown
University Unitarian Church
Joel Shippell & Jessica Jones
Molly Pencke & Eric Meyer
Ruth & Gary Tressel
Bryan & Christine White
Women’s Funding Alliance Workplace Giving
Seattle Home Maternity Service
Zevenbergen Capital Investments LLC
Annika & Nick Sgambelluri
City of Seattle Schaar Whelpton Foundation United Way of King County $
5000 - $ 9999: Paul Casey & Marti Richardson Casey $
Chensteino’malleysven Foundation Judy Pigott Mary Pigott Northwest Children’s Fund Raikes Family Foundation
500 - 999: Dawn Aiken & Miguel Cardoso de Campos
2500 - $ 4999: Microsoft Matching Gifts
Eulalie Bloedel Schneider Foundation
Rachel Schindler 1000 - $ 2499: Anonymous (3) $
Anthony-Maymudes Family Foundation Debbi & Paul Brainerd Hon. Bobbe & Jonathan Bridge
Conner & Byrne Family Fund Sherri Erickson David & Maureen Emerson Feit Jill Geary Anja & John Helmon Sarah Insel Malcolm & Linda Takiar Jenkins Gail Johnson Barbara & John Kendziorski
Steven Seto Tellumind Foundation Trust Lara Underhill Vinum Wine Importing and Distributing Jean Wallace 250 - $ 499: Kevin Alexander & Ann Muno $
Anonymous Tyler Bosma Sean Bowles Marla J Branch Cathy Carl Celebrated Chefs Ashley Estolas
Rachel & Michael Borella
CNJ | Athio Group
Jane Hinton & Teriann Vaughan
Judy de Leña
Stacey De Fries
Maisano Mediation, LLC
Sarah J. Doherty
Jerry & DeeDee Evergreen
Julie & Mike O’Brien
Brooke Pinkham & Edward Krigsman
Mary Elizabeth Gibson
Leslee & Paul Treleven
Robin Bender Ginn
100 - 249: Tiffani Aerts
Rita Alcantara Rolando Alcantara Anonymous Lawrence Asher Lisa & Mark Ashley LaRond Baker Jennifer Beckmann
Liana Green & Katie Clayton Kristen Hamilton Maya Hasson Leslie Ann Hay Andrew Hinton & Britnie Keller Joe & Gina Hinton John & Nancy Hinton Ann Hollar Deborah Taylor-Kasindorf
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Matching Gifts
Melissa Leone Michael H. Levalley
Vani & Abhijit Limaye
Angela Powell Regenc Matching Gifts Ann Marie Ricard Shawn Richard-Davis Karen Jo Roetman Cynthia Rose Margaret Ruppert Peter Sanderson Denise & Nick Serfas Tara Smith Eve Stacey Ann Stevens Brian Surratt Sonya Svoboda Laura Swapp Pamela Warren Rosemary Winter Barbara Zaroff
Powerful Voices creates and sustains strategic partnerships that enhance our ability to serve the complex needs of girls. We do this in order to expand services, achieve greater operational efficiency and increase awareness of the Girl Justice movement. 1 - $ 99: Kimberly Ambrose
Asian Counseling & Referral Service
Seattle Counseling Services
Beyond Pink Conference
Seattle Young People’s Project
Audrey Haberman & Marge McGinty
Camp Ten Trees
Seattle Human Services Coalition
Seattle/King County Public Health
Casey Family Programs
Seattle Public Schools
City of Seattle, Human Services Department
Angelica Macklin & Annie Morrison
Ann Elizabeth Marmesh
Sylvester Cann, IV
Richard B. Nelson
Jennifer & Ryan Patterson
Laurie Seidel Carrie Sparlin Anthony Sprauve Eli Steffen Maryam Steffen Elizabeth Stellas Jennifer Sullivan Margaret Taylor Celia Thomas Shann Thomas
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth Regional Coordinated Response Planning Work Group Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Seattle Youth Employment Program Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative City of Seattle, Seattle Parks and Recreation Born This Way Kafe Eagle Rock - Mount Vernon El Centro De La Raza: College readiness program Janelle Forde GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
Aki Kurose Middle School Asa Mercer Middle School Denny International Middle School Franklin High School Garfield High School Hamilton International Middle School: Rainbow Justice League LGBTQ Advisory Committee Rainier Beach High School Washington Middle School Seattle University School of Social Work School’s Out Washington Solid Ground, JustServe AmeriCorps
Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress
Jourdan Imani Keith, Urban Wilderness Project
King County Department of Adult/Juvenile Detention
University of California Santa Cruz Community Studies Program
Carol and Ken Weiland
LGBTQ Allyship Coalition
University of Washington School of Social Work
LifeLong AIDS Alliance
University Unitarian Church
We Need Queer Youth Space
Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition
Young Women Empowered
Youth Eastside Services B-GLAD program
Notre Dame AmeriCorps
Youth Development Executive Directors of King County (YDEKC)
Lisa Jo Wilson-Knight
Powerful Voices strives to accurately recognize every donor and greatly appreciates all in dividuals and organizationswho fund the work that we do. If you are not listed or there is a correction to your listing, please accept our apologies and inform us of our error by calling us at 206 860 1026.
People’s Institute Northwest Katie Pencke, Seattle Tilth, Rainier Valley Eats Planned Parenthood Raikes Foundation Youth Program Quality Initiative Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA)
Team Child the Service Board Treehouse
Youth in Focus Youth Speaks Seattle YouthCare YWCA BABES Network
founders, 2011 BOARD
2011 STATEMENT OF
Founders Laura Culberg Julie Edsforth Ann Muno
Board of Directors Cathy Carl, 2011Vice President** Razorfish Stephanie Cone** Community volunteer
Statement of Activities Year Ending December 31, 2011 (audited)
2011 Employees Rita Alcantara, Program Director
Crystal Cooper Siegel* Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Charhys Bailey, Middle School Instructional Coordinator
Cedric Davis, 2011 President** Casey Family Programs
Tyler Bosma, Operations Manager
Maureen Emerson Feit, 2012 Vice President Seattle University
Devon de Leña, Community Engagement Coordinator
Samantha Funk, 2012 Secretary Dorsey & Whitney, LLC
Barbara Green, Interim Executive Director
Felicia Guity* Microsoft
EXPENSES Programs $364,967 Administrative $37,260 Fundraising $42,717 TOTAL EXPENSES $444,944
Jimmy Harrop, Bookkeeper
Gaynor Hills* Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research at Swedish
CHANGES IN NET ASSETS ($63,323)
Jane Hinton, Executive Director Alma Dea Michelena, Development Associate Ann Muno, Senior Program Analyst & Advocate Molly Pencke, Program Manager Frankie Roe, Case Manager/Youth Advocate Sarah Walczyk, Director of Development & Marketing
Linda Jenkins** Coldwell Banker Bain Jennifer Jenkins Gill* Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Jessica Jones, 2011 Secretary** CityClub Brooke Pinkham, 2012 Treasurer Northwest Justice Project Lora Poepping* plum job search strategies Marti Richardson Casey, 2012 President Casey Communications, Inc Melanie Roberson** Intellectual Ventures Lindsay Roitman* Friends of Maria Cantwell
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