Future Inspirations Annual Report 2014 “Pearls provided me with so many resources and opportunities, as well as continual support and motivation. Honestly, if it wasn’t for my Pearls family, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” — Niamani, PEARLS alumna, student at Clark Atlanta University Dear PEARLS Friends, As we close 2014, we have much to be proud of in terms of the accomplishments of our PEARLS Girls. We served 1,306 girls, of whom 99.9% chose not to get pregnant! 97% of our high school seniors graduated and were accepted to at least one college! Additionally, 99% of all active PEARLS girls set personal goals and 78% of them achieved their goals. And of those who set academic goals, 75% of them achieved their academic goals! 2014 continued to carry forward the phenomenal outcomes from PEARLS Girls over the years. In the past five years: • • • 97.8% of PEARLS high school seniors graduated from high school. 96.9% of those girls were accepted into at least one college. 99.6% of PEARLS girls have avoided teen pregnancy. Our girls achieve despite staggering barriers in their lives; poverty, food and housing insecurity, struggling schools, high crime and family distress. PEARLS girls dream of bright futures and develop the social and emotional skills to pursue those dreams. As our mission statement says “PEARLS for Teen Girls is improving the quality of life and strengthening our community one girl at a time….” Since 1993, we have emboldened girls to be their best selves and today, it is rare to not have a pleasant and inspiring experience when meeting our PEARLS alumnae. Our young women are active in their schools, leaders in college, working as professionals, and intend to do great things as adults and in this community. As is often said, you can always tell when you meet a PEARLS girl; she will be poised, confident and driven to be successful. She will be active in her community and a role model within her family and among her peers. She will be inspired to continue to improve her life and she will believe that the sky is truly the limit for her! We hope that as you read this annual report, you are inspired and excited about the future as these young ladies reflect the brightness of the future in our community. We also hope that you will continue to support our work, our girls and the fulfillment of their goals and dreams. Thank you for all you do to support our girls, teens and young women! Sincerely, Danae D DavisVinita Paul CEO Pearls for Teen Girls, Inc. Board Chair 3 PEARLS for Teen Girls is improving quality of life and strengthening our community one girl at a time by empowering young women with self-development tools, guidance and support to strive for better, brighter futures by living out the PEARLS values: Personal Responsibility, Empathy, Awareness, Respect, Leadership, Respect, and Support. 2014 Impact PEARLS served a total of 1,306 girls 99.9% chose not to get pregnant High school graduation: 96.9% College acceptance: 96.7% College enrollment: 60% 46% participated in a girl-led community service project Pearls Groups 99% OF PEARLS girls set goals in 2014 — 78% achieved their overall goals and 75% achieved their academic goals Through group-supported goal-setting every semester, girls learn how much control they have over choices they make, how to learn from their mistakes, and how to set and reach goals that will help them fulfill their dreams. They document their progress, reflecting on behavior changes in personal development, family and community relationships and academic achievement. PEARLS girls influence one another toward positive behaviors. As they develop skills, confidence, and a vision for the future, they create ripple effects in their families, schools and neighborhoods. 4 The PEARLS Promise PEARLS girls recite the PEARLS Promise at every PEARLS gathering. We are PEARLS girls and we want to be our best selves. All of the girls in this circle are my PEARLS sisters. We are learning how each one of us is precious and unique. PEARLS helps us believe in ourselves by building: P is for Personal Responsibility. I can make a difference! E is for Empathy. I will strive to understand how it feels to walk in your shoes. A is for Awareness. I want to know more about myself and the world around me. R is for Respect. I will value you and your opinions, even if we disagree. L is for Leadership. I want to put my beliefs into action and make this world a better place. S is for Support. I want to help and encourage. We promise to help each other practice these traits. We want to become role models and powerful women who achieve our goals and dreams. Thank you all for our precious time together today. The PEARLS Leadership Compass PEARLS girls developed the Leadership Compass as a powerful symbol of their self-development (heart, mind, body, and spirit) and a guide that points to the purpose of everything we do at PEARLS. Loving Myself • Believing “I can do it!” • Appreciating myself, taking care of me • Taking healthy risks, trying new things • Building my confidence • Discovering myself Helping Hands in the Community • Volunteering my time and talents • Getting involved in a project that addresses a problem • Showing that I care about needs beyond my own neighborhood Believing the Sky is the Limit • Seeking out information about careers • Being open to possibilities about my future • Exploring ways to make my dreams come true Living the PEARLS Promise Building Relationships with Others • Appreciating people different from me • Trusting the reasons behind what others do • Being understanding of others, even when it’s really difficult • Communicating with respect and kindness Striving to Achieve • Improving my grades in school • Reading for fun • Making a real effort to do my best • Being motivated to learn 5 College and Career Readiness In support of our mission to empower girls to achieve their goals and dreams, PEARLS is committed to equipping our girls with the knowledge, resources, and tools they need to define and successfully navigate their academic and professional paths. PEARLS College and Career Readiness programming includes: college preparation events and campus visits at local colleges and universities; opportunities for girls to explore careers through job shadowing, networking events with corporate partners, and mentoring; extensive support for girls as they navigate job, college, and scholarship applications; and deliberate integration of academic success planning and career development in the PEARLS curriculum. “ W ith the help of a Pearls scholarship, which removed the financial barrier to college, I had my best academic semester of my life.” — Kandis, PEARLS alumna, student at MATC (& mother of current PEARLS girl) 6 3 Site Partners Bradley Rd 15 43rd St Good Hope Rd Mill Rd Silver Spring Dr Hampton Ave 9 24 28 20 29 4 76th St 1 Capitol Dr 12 14 7 23 60th St Locust St 13 17 10 19 32 25 Vliet St 2 18 31 N. Pierce 92nd St ve nA to ple Ap 5 16 8 North Ave 6 26 30 22 Wisconsin Ave 27 21 S. 20th St 11 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 53rd Street School Alexander Mitchell Banner BEAM Carmen Northwest Campus Carver Academy COA Goldin Center COA Riverwest Center Daniels Mardak Fitzsimonds-BGC Grandview High School Gwen T. Jackson IHAD-Clarke Street School Keefe Ave School King’s Academy Learning Through Technology Milwaukee College Prep-38th Street Milwaukee College Prep-Lloyd Milwaukee College Prep-Metcalfe Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Milwaukee Community Cyber School Milwaukee Academy of Science MLK Elementary-BGC Morse Marshall North Division CLC PEARLS Riverside University High School Rufus King Middle School Siloah Lutheran School St. Joan Antida Urban Roots/All People’s Church Westside Academy S. 27th St Oklahoma Ave College Ave 7 Our girls achieve despite staggering barriers in their lives; poverty, food and housing insecurity, struggling schools, high crime and family distress. PEARLS girls dream of bright futures and develop the social and emotional skills to pursue those dreams. 8 “I have developed numerous leadership skills because of my involvement with Pearls, both as a Pearls girl and now serving on the Board of Directors. Pearls girls have a bright future ahead of them.” — Tawanna, PEARLS alumna Unknown 2014Demographics American Indian/Alaska Native Other/ Multi-Racial 1,306 Girls Served African-American/Black | 83% Hispanic/Latina | 4% Caucasian/White | 2% Asian | 2% Other/Multi-Racial | 7% American Indian/Alaska Native | 1% Unknown | 1% Asian Caucasian Hispanic/Latina African-American 2014 Financials Where funds come from: Partner Fees Foundations Non-profit Organizations Public Funding Individual Donations Corporate/ Corporate Foundations Foundations | 28% Non-profit Organizations | 17% Corporate/Corporate Foundations | 19% Individual Donations | 16% Public Funding | 16% Partner Fees | 4% What funds pay for: 82% for Program Services 9% for General & Administrative 9% for Fundraising “Pearls helped me realize that you can be your own self even though everyone else is following trends and trying to fit in. Because of Pearls, I love myself more deeply than I ever have.” — Naomi, PEARLS alumna, student at UW- Whitewater 9 Thank you to our donors for helping make the future brighter for our Pearls Girls! INDIVIDUALS Angela Adams Griselda Aldrete Barry & Linda Allen Shannon Allen Cassandra Alston Alice Ambrowiak Kent & Nancy Anderson Omar & Abby Andrietsch Joyce Appel Barbara Armstrong Julia Arnold Mike & Laura Arnow Cristina Bacelis-Bush Anne Ballentine Christine Baranoucky M.J. & J.D Barber Kathy Barke Mark & Laura Barnard Candace Barnes Diana Barnett Amy Barr Wendy Baumann Donna Baumgartner Sharon Baxter Terry Beaulieu Cheri Bengsch Paul & Sue Beste Robert & Joanne Bischmann Melissa Bleidorn Mary Blume Mary Boelk Caroline Bolger Iketrena Bond Celina Born Bridget Borum Christopher & Tonnie Boston Stanley Bowles Jill Boyle Jacqueline Boynton & Peter McAvoy Alfreda Bradley-Coars Jason & Julie Quinlan Brame Joan Brengel Shari Briggs Christy Brooks Michael Brophy Darice Brown Darice Brown Kathryn M. Buono Wendy Butz Joan Cable Paul & Patty Cadorin Maria L. Campbell Richard & Sharon Canter Kathleen Caragher Susan Cerletty Tina Chang Thomas & Christine Christon Lori Chrnelich Kevin Clark Danielle M. Clarke Marc Colletti Devona Wright Cottrell Carmen Couden Virginia Czarnecki Deborah Darin Julie Darnieder Bert Davis Danae Davis Emily Dell Joanne Desien Ricardo & Meg Diaz Leni Dietrich Gloria Dixon Lisa Dresselhuys Ellen Drought Kathryn Dunn Trish Dunn Janet Ebert Julianna Ebert & Frank Daily Phyllis Eckles Stephen & Nancy Einhorn Michael & Sheila Falbo Katie Falk Mary Farrell Barbara J. Faucett Clyde & Marcia Feltes Eric & Christine Fenske-Eben Robert Ferriday Suzan Fete Colleen Fitzgerald & Paul Matthews Nancy Flagg Kevin Frase Sarah Freeman Portia Frenthway Susan Friebert Howard L. Fuller Laura Fuller Jerry J. Fulmer Karin Gale Stephanie Gandia Claudia Garber Terry Gardner-Smith Lynda Kay Gearheart Greg & Katherine Gebel Anne & Fred Geilfuss Mary Genack Jennifer Gersch Paul Gessner Josh & Julia Gimbel Jane Gleeson Robert Gleeson Stacy Goetzman Kimberley Goode D. Betty Gore Marc Gorelick & Lynn Broaddus Julie Gorens-Winston Ronnie Grace Ann Granitz Jan Graveline Valerie Greaves Gary Haertlein H. Thomas & Jean M. Hamill Jeffrey & Joan Hansen Charles & Cheryl Harvey Andrea Bryant Hatcher Beth Healy William Heilbronner Melanie Heimer Ed & Doris Heiser Margaret Henningsen Renee Herzing Jim & Christine Hill Joseph B. Hill Peggy Hintz Caroline Hogan Jason Holton Necia Hoover Beth Hoover Raissa Horstemeier Michelle Howard Sarah Howden Gerry Howze Kristine Huber Laura Huggett William & Carol Hughes Ruth Irvings Celia Jackson Kathleen Jackson Tawanna Jackson Cathy Cero Jaeger Caroline Jankowski Patti Jeffers Kadie Jelenchick Sharron Jewell Renee Johnson Jocelyn Johnson John & Elizabeth Johnston Marilyn John Paul & Tina Jones Katora Jones Mike T. Jones Tom & Jane Kammerait Mark & Virginia Kannenberg Richard & Carol Keintz Lori Keller Ted & Mary Kellner Joan Kelsey James Ketchman Mark Ketterhagen & Sarah Blair Beth Klein Barbara Klein Kole Knueppel Tressa Knutson-Bruggink Keith & Maureen Kolb John & Connie Kordsmeier Ken & Melinda Krei Bill & Christie Krugler Sarah Kubly Cynthia LaConte Debbie Lang Julieta Langarica Latasha Langdon Lori Larch Gregory Larson Joel Laurent Fred Lautz & Mary Jo Brown Christopher & Emilia Layden Donald & Mary Jo Layden David & Elizabeth Lee Jessie Lidbury Laura Lindner Allan Lindsay Rae Livingston Carola Loepfe Lisa Long Joan Lubar David & Madeleine Lubar Sheldon & Marianne Lubar Earnell & Linda Lucas Jeffrey & Laura Lukas Vincent & Bethany Lyles Liz Macharia Linda MacKay Marshall Martin Rebecca Martin Mont & Marilyn Martin Vince & Jan Martin Michelle I. Mason Carrie Matteson Charles & Brunetta Matthews Lisa Mauer Gina McBride Mary Ellen McCormack-Mervis Margaret E. McCormick Jill McCurdy John & Christine McDermott Scott & Mary McFadden Maureen McGinnity Margaret McGuire Venora McKinney Mary Meehan John & Linda Mellowes Jesse Mendelsohn Sally Merrell & Ely A. Leichtling Christy Miller Debra Miller Marshay Montriel Edgar & Mary Lou Mooney Jona Moore Matthew Moran Michael Morgan Jill Morin George Mosher Elizabeth Mueller H. Carl Mueller Mary Murphy Sandy Murphy Linda Mutschler Greg & Beth Myers Donna Neal Meg Brzyski Nelson Cory & Michelle Nettles Ninveh Neuman Sharon Norwood Christopher & Anne Noyes Greg & Rhonda Oberland Bruce & Elizabeth Olson Lauren Pagenkopf Constance Palmer Sarah Smith Pancheri Allan & Sandy Pasch Patricia O. Pattillo Jasmeet & Vinita Paul Magda Peck Laura Peck Kristin Pederson-Carver Paula Penebaker Craig & Mary Robyn Peotter Anna Pepelnjak Elizabeth Peralta June Perry Nancy Peterson Kim Pettiford Terri Pfarr Bruce & Candace Pindyck Deborah Plears Mildred B. Pollard Annemarie E. Scobey Polocheck Shontra Powell Sandra Priebe Mykelia Putman Leslie Quevedo Edie Radtke Lukischa Ramos Lisa Rasmussen Toby Recht Matt Ricci David Riemer Randy & Karen Ripley Christine Roberts LuAnn Roch Tchernavia Rocker Cindy Rooks Jessica Roulette Holly Ryan Ronald & Micky Sadoff Christine Schlosser Mary Schneck Heidi Schneider Mary Scholle Paul & Marianne Scobey Bob & Judy Scott Richard Seesel Amy Shapiro RC & AP Sharpe Timothy & Liz Sheehy Supriya Shetty Michael Soika Susan L. Solvang Jill Sopha Rose Spang Mary T. Sparrow Scott & Mary Ellen Stanek Ed de St. Aubin Pamela Stark Brian & Deb Stark Eric Steele John Steinwart Meshika Stewart Kosana Stojcevic Elaine Sweet Kimberly Tenner Tori Termaat Mark & Cristina Garcia Thomas Katherine Thompson Thomas & Barbara Thurman Mary Thurman Lisa Todd Kim D. Tolbert Jennifer Torres Ravien Trimble Derek L. Tyus Eric & Wendy Van Vugt Roy & Ginny Wagner Diane Wagner Alex & Allison Wagner Eileen Walter Karen Watson Charles & Elissa Weber Sally Weiland Dick & Barbara Weiss Gregory Wesley Marcus White Aimee Wiedmeyer Trevor & Margaret Will Yolanda Wilson Debra Winston Beth Witte-Cleary Lindy Yeager & John Florsheim Steven D. Zimmerman We apologize for any errors or omissions that may have been made in recognizing our donors. FOUNDATIONS CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS (cont.) Astor Street Foundation Brewers Community Foundation, Inc. Burke Foundation Catherine & Walter Lindsay Foundation Fund Charles D. Jacobus Family Foundation Colton Charitable Fund David & Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation Edward P. & Mary K. Bullock Family Fund Elmbrook Rotary Foundation, Inc. Faye McBeath Foundation Filippa C. Weber Frederick & Amy Croen George L.N. Meyer Family Foundation Greater Milwaukee Foundation Green Bay Packers Foundation Harley-Davidson Foundation, Inc. Idy Goodman Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation Jewish Community Foundation Joan & Fred Brengel Family Foundation, Inc. Krause Family Foundation Mainman Family Fund Maxsan Foundation Nicholas Family Foundation Trust Philip & Fannie Morris Foundation Ruth & Gene Posner Foundation Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. Sara Hansen Memorial Fund Service Club of Milwaukee Summerfest Foundation, Inc. Tempo International Foundation The Brico Fund, LLC The Gardner Foundation Trainer Family Foundation Waukesha County Community Foundation Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee HUSCO International Johnson Controls Foundation JPMorgan Chase Foundation Landmark Credit Union M&I Corporation/BMO Harris Bank Marquette University Michael F. Hupy North Milwaukee State Bank Northwestern Mutual Foundation Pitman, Kyle, Sicula, Dentice PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Robert W. Baird & Co. Foundation Rockwell Automation Schenck Business Solutions Smart Choice MRI The Boldt Company The Darden Foundation Thomas & Jennifer Florsheim U.S. Bank U.S. Bank Foundation U-Turn Boutique WaterStone Bank Fund WE Energies Foundation Wells Fargo Bank Foundation Weyco Group CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS Amazon Smile Foundation Assurant Health AT&T Employee Giving Campaign Aurora Health Care Charter Manufacturing Company Foundation Cr8ive Energies Enterforce Inc Froedtert Health GE Foundation Generation Growth Capital Genworth Foundation Harley-Davidson Foundation, Inc. Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. Heartland Advisors ORGANIZATIONS Alverno College American Assoc. of University Women Milwaukee Branch Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Fund Development Corp. North Shore Congregational Church Outreach Fund Wisconsin Girl Friends Peace United Methodist Church, Inc. Saint Isidore Congregation St. Joan Antida High School St. Paul’s Episcopal Church United Community Center, Inc. United Way Chicago United Way of Greater Milwaukee University School of Milwaukee PUBLIC City of Milwaukee Community Advocates, Inc. 11 Pearls for Teen Girls, Inc. Board of Directors Danae D. Davis, Chief Executive Officer Vinita Paul, Board Chair – Heartland Advisors Ricardo Diaz, Past Board Chair – United Community Center Lisa Long, Finance Chair, Board Treasurer – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Christie Krugler, Board Secretary & Development Co-Chair – Community Volunteer Meg Brzyski Nelson, Development Co-Chair – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation Tawanna Jackson, Marketing and Communications Chair – Medical College of Wisconsin Steve Zimmerman, Governance Chair – Spectrum Nonprofit Services Deirdra Copeland Gonsalves – BMO Harris Bank Denise Greathouse – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Kadie Jelenchick – Foley & Lardner LLP Maureen Kolb – Cr8ive Energies Michelle Nettles – MillerCoors Ninveh J. Neuman – Rockwell Automation Shontra Powell – Johnson Controls Tori Termaat – Harley-Davidson Motor Company “Because of generous donors like you, Pearls can continue to do the great work they have been doing in the community. The community needs Pearls, so thank you!” — Latiera, PEARLS alumna, student at University of Illinois at Chicago To make a donation to PEARLS, please visit pearlsforteengirls.com.
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