Women of Power Network
PO Box 209011
New Haven CT 06520
Contact Information
Address PO Box 209011
New Haven, CT 06520-
Telephone (203) 907-1873 x
Fax 0-000-0000
E-mail helpingstudents@wopnetwork.com
Web and Social Media
Mission

To inform and empower women and girls to address issues affecting their health, education, financial, and social well-being.


At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2009
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs LeKeesha Miller-Jackson
Board Chair Mrs LeKeesha M Miller-Jackson CEO
Board Chair Company Affiliation No Affiliation
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $50,000.00
Projected Expenses $65,000.00
Statements
Mission

To inform and empower women and girls to address issues affecting their health, education, financial, and social well-being.


Background Through partnerships with educational institutions and community-based organizations and our rapidly growing network of professional women, our students have direct access to professional women in successful careers in business, law, finance, medicine, science, sports, arts, media relations, social work and much more. Our network of professional women is charged with helping our students navigate the workforce and understand the importance of professional development and leadership. Students are matched with college and professional mentors. They receive hands-on experience and exposure to college life and academics as well as careers inline with their interests and unique abilities which will empower them to pursue their educational and career goals.
Impact This past year we increased our women's network membership by 30 percent. We graduated 100 percent of students who enrolled in our mentoring program. We inform and inspired over 100 women and girls throughout Connecticut at our 2012 Annual Women & Girls United Expo: Making Dreams a Reality.


Our goal for 2013 is raise $500k to build our Women and Girls Clubhouse through our capital campaign. We seek to increase the number of pubic high school students in our Teen SMART mentorship program (formerly Developing Leaders Mentoring Platform) for the 2013-2015 school year and host 4 fundraising events addressing women's issues related to health, education, finance and social wellbeing. We seek to raise $50,000 by June 2015, to ensure successful programming for our college bound public high school students.
Needs Funding is needed to secure permanent space to run programming for women and girls. In addition, funding for program activities for our Teen SMART mentorship program which is vital to the success of the our students.
CEO Statement WOPN is committed to addressing the educational and social development needs of public high school girls; bridging the gap between students receiving a quality educational experience and students at risk due to social issues or lack of resources plaguing our inner cities. We offer leadership and professional development training, educational resources and tools to aid students as they take an active role in planning and preparing for college.  

Your donations will help us create a space for women and girls to pursue their professional and educational goals and put them on the path towards achieving their career aspirations!
 
 
Board Chair Statement It is our privilege to serve WOPN! We work very hard to move our mission and vision forward! WOPN is building a network of strong female leaders sharing educational, social, and intellectual knowledge for the advancement of all women and girls worldwide. 

Thank you for taking the time to learn about WOPN. We hope that you will join us in supporting our mission for advancing women and girls.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
New Haven
West Haven
Other
Serving women and girls throughout Connecticut, primarily the Greater New Haven area through our Teen SMART mentoring program and our professional network.

Members are professional women from various states throughout the U.S.
Programs
Description Women of Power Network's Teen SMART (Sisters Mastering Academics And Realizing their Talent) is a mentoring program designed to address the educational and social development needs of public high school girls; bridging the gap between students receiving a quality educational experience and students at risk due to social issues and or lack of resources and support plaguing our inner cities. We offer leadership and professional development guidance, educational resources and tools to aid students as they take an active role in planning and preparing for college.   
Population Served Females / Adolescents Only (13-19 years) / Females
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

Our short term success will be measured by the number of students showing academic improvements quarterly, academic and personal attainment, graduation rate, rate of those graduating in good academic standing (GPA 3.0 and above), and four year college enrollment

 

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Long term success will be measured by the GPA of above 2.9 for each student, 100 percent enrollment into four year colleges and universities, career interest identified and explored, personal development success and mentor and mentee relationships stability.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Our program is structured to track students’ progress quarterly to ensure success by the school's year end. Using both quantitative and qualitative measures, we plan to track critical points of progress by capturing each student's academic and personal successes. Each student will have a portfolio, which will be consistently reviewed by the assigned mentor. Quantitatively, we will rely upon test results from the classroom and any state-administered mandated tests to quickly identify any academic areas which may require extra focus to ensure continued academic success in all areas
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Ultimately, our success will be measured by the retention of students returning to WOPN as alumni members; starting with our first generation graduates who will be encouraged to become collegiate mentors and then professional mentors throughout the country. This process is our legacy for recycling intellectual and social knowledge within the network and expanding nationally through university partnerships.

Program Comments
CEO Comments Securing adequate funding to run and maintain our program is a challenge. Opportunities to increase our capacity to reach more students in need of mentors is hindered by this challenge. We are seeking funding through fundraising, grants, sponsorships and private donations.
CEO/Executive Director
Mrs LeKeesha Miller-Jackson
Term Start Jan 2009
Email lekeesha@wopnetwork.org
Experience

LeKeesha Miller-Jackson is a licensed social worker. She earned her BA in psychology from Southern Connecticut State University in 2000, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Connecticut in 2008.

 
During her undergraduate studies, she worked at the Leadership, Education And Athletics in Partnership (L.E.A.P.) program; a nonprofit organization serving children in the inner city of New Haven Connecticut. As a senior counselor, she had a powerful impact on 16 girls between the ages of 12 and 14. She inspired and motivated them to use education as a life jacket and supported their transition into colleges and universities throughout the country.
 
She started her career at Yale University School of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry where she administered neuropsychological test batteries to children and adults with psychiatric disorders, directed HIV/AIDS medication adherence studies, and provided Motivational Enhancement Therapy to individuals living with HIV/AIDS throughout New Haven County. 
 



Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 10
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 2 2 african american/caucasian descent, caribbean/latino descent
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Comments
CEO Comments WOPN is able to recruit professional women from various industries and collegiate mentors from area colleges as volunteer mentors for our mentees and internally for our committees. The challenges we face currently is a meeting space of our own to host the mentoring program and professional network activities in a greater capacity with equipment and resources for our students and members. We are currently utilizing 2 local colleges to meet.
Board Chair
Mrs LeKeesha M Miller-Jackson CEO
Company Affiliation No Affiliation
Term Feb 2009 to Dec 2015
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Ms. Veronica Good-Daniels Board Member
Ms. Rose Lewis PFS, Inc & Byram Healthcare
Ms. Leah Turner Board Member
Ms. Wanda Tyler University of New Haven
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 3 1 of african american/caucasian descent 1 of caribbean/latino descent
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 4
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Youth Board Members
Additional Boards: Youth Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Student Affairs
CEO Comments
We have the opportunity to impact the lives of hundreds of women and girls throughout Connecticut and beyond. However, without an adequate and consistent space to call home, we are limited. Our work is too valuable to be limited to only a fortunate few. Although we have access to space at local colleges, however, the space is not always available when we need it. Being a homeless non-profit hinders results significantly. In order to serve our larger population of women and girls we need a safe space to call home and the proper funding will allow us to do just that!
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2014
Projected Revenue $50,000.00
Projected Expenses $65,000.00
Percentage (if selected) 0%
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS Tax Exempt Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201120102009
Program Expense$9,050$2,691--
Administration Expense$2,800--$5,578
Fundraising Expense$460----
Payments to Affiliates--$1,854--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.030.411.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%59%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201120102009
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Community Fund for Women & Girls $5,000 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $1,500 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Goal $500,000.00
Dates Sept 2014 to Sept 2015
Amount Raised To Date 500 as of Sept 2013
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments WOPN does not currently have the capital to get a functional business space that will enable us to reach a larger population of women and girls.
We exercise fundraising efforts ranging from monthly women empowerment events,  grants and donations. The additional $10,000 would be used to support the increase of students enrolled in our mentoring program for 2014-2015 academic year. 
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address PO Box 209011
New Haven, CT 06520
Primary Phone 203 907-1873
CEO/Executive Director Mrs LeKeesha Miller-Jackson
Board Chair Mrs LeKeesha M Miller-Jackson CEO
Board Chair Company Affiliation No Affiliation

 

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