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Former Names Alliance for Young Families (2002)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy advocates statewide and mobilizes communities to prevent teen pregnancy, to increase opportunities for youth and young parents and to empower young people to make healthy decisions about relationships, sex, parenting and life.

Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy advocates statewide and mobilizes communities to prevent teen pregnancy, to increase opportunities for youth and young parents and to empower young people to make healthy decisions about relationships, sex, parenting and life.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Income $1,710,216.00
Projected Expense $1,710,216.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Young Men Matter, Too! (YM2)
  • Youth First

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy advocates statewide and mobilizes communities to prevent teen pregnancy, to increase opportunities for youth and young parents and to empower young people to make healthy decisions about relationships, sex, parenting and life.

Background Statement

The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy (the Alliance) is the only statewide organization in Massachusetts dedicated to addressing the complex issues associated with teen pregnancy. Formed in 1979 by 11 teen parent service providers, the Alliance has grown to include a network of more than 30 partners statewide, including local teen pregnancy prevention coalitions, school-based health centers, teen parenting programs and other organizations dedicated to preventing teen pregnancy and helping teen parents access critical resources and services. The Alliance is the leading statewide resource for education, information and technical assistance for organizations, individuals and communities committed to teen pregnancy prevention and the well-being of expectant and parenting teens. We lead efforts to ensure that state and federal policy and resource allocations for teen pregnancy services are responsive to the needs of youth and young families. We educate and support young people and adults who work with them to become leaders on teen pregnancy prevention and the needs of young parents, with an emphasis on bringing the voices of teens most at risk for too-early childbearing, as well as those already parenting, to the policy arena.

Impact Statement

Reached 41,000 Massachusetts youth with sexuality education

Since 2003, approximately 41,000 young people in Massachusetts have been reached with high quality, evidence-based sexuality education due to our work with high need communities across the state.

Secured passage of an overhauled Boston Public Schools policy for teen parents

In 2014, following years of advocacy on the part of the Alliance, the Boston Public Schools adopted an updated Expectant and Parenting Student Policy incorporating many Alliance recommendations. The policy includes improved academic and social supports and establishes expectant and parenting student liaisons.

Drove down birth rates in Springfield and Holyoke

In just 2 years, our CDC-funded Youth First initiative has achieved its 5-year goal of reducing teen births by 10% in Holyoke and Springfield. The teen birth rate in Springfield dropped 14% and Holyoke’s teen birth rate decreased 32% – the largest decrease of any Massachusetts city.

Secured increases in funding for programs reaching the most vulnerable teen parents

In 2014, our advocacy work led to a $200,000 increase for shelter housing for homeless teen mothers in the Massachusetts FY15 budget.

Hosted our 15th annual Teen Parent Lobby Day, 2014

More than 500 teen parents and teen parent service providers congregated at the Massachusetts State House, shared their stories and experiences, and advocated to their legislators for the services and resources they and their families need to thrive.

Issued the Living on the Edge Report, 2013

We conducted extensive research for this groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind report exposing the prevalence of teen parent homelessness, its causes, and its traumatic consequences for teen parents and their children. Our report also offers a number of concrete steps policymakers can take to address this troubling situation.


Needs Statement

1. Funding to increase capacity,
2. Board members with expertise in nonprofit finance and human resources,
3. Strategic planning

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Massachusetts-All Regions

Advocating statewide throughout Massachusetts, with a particular focus on serving Holyoke, Lawrence, Springfield, Chelsea, and Boston.

Organization Categories

  1. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Alliances & Advocacy
  2. Youth Development - Alliances & Advocacy
  3. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Alliances & Advocacy

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

Under Development

Programs

Policy and Advocacy

The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy gives young people the opportunity to communicate directly with policymakers about teen pregnancy prevention and teen parenting issues. Policymakers make decisions that impact the life of every teen, but rarely do policymakers have the opportunity to hear what teens and teen parents think about the policies that impact them. The Alliance knows that more effective policies are created when policymakers talk with teens about the policies affecting these youth.
Budget  $150,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) College Aged (18-26 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

Measures of short term success include:

  • Number of bills with supportive provisions for expectant and parenting teens that advance through the legislative process
  • Number of hearings we host for bills
  • Number of pieces of supportive testimony submitted at hearings
  • Number of attendees at hearings
  • Number of young parents attending our Teen Parent Lobby Day at the State House
  • Number of local policies (city, school district) passed to support teen parents
Program Long-Term Success  Young parents and their families will thrive.
Program Success Monitored By  Legislation and state and local policies that support the achievement and stability of young parents and their families are enacted and implemented.
Examples of Program Success 

In 2014, our advocacy work led to a $200,000 increase for shelter housing for homeless teen mothers in the Massachusetts FY15 budget. We also saw the passage of An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools, which requires all schools to have bullying prevention plans, with provisions for pregnant and parenting teens as a group specifically in need of support in this area.


Young Men Matter, Too! (YM2)

Young Men Matter Too! (YM2), funded by the federal Office of Minority Health, helps young men in Springfield and Holyoke build a foundation of success through participation in Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®).

The YM2 project vision is that young men in Springfield and Holyoke, Massachusetts will have increased support, education, and skills to protect their sexual health and achieve their academic goals.

A significant portion of the funds will be passed through to four partner organizations in Holyoke and Springfield to implement TOP® and to create a coordinated network of support for young men across the community. Our partners are the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, YMCA of Greater Springfield, Lee B. Revels Scholarship and Mentoring Foundation of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and the Springfield Renaissance School.

Budget  $459,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Males Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

1. By March 2015, 100% of partner sites’ TOP facilitators will demonstrate increased knowledge and skills to implement TOP with fidelity, appropriately adapt the program, and evaluate the program at their sites.

  1. By August 2017, at least 150 males ages 10-18 will have participated in TOP programming in at least 5 TOP clubs across the state.

3. By July 2017, 80% of youth who complete TOP will demonstrate increased self-efficacy and self-regulation skills (as measured by pre and post tests); thus leading to decreased incidence of teen pregnancy, course failure, and school suspension.

  1. By August 2017, 90% of partner agencies will describe increased collaboration to support young men in their communities.
Program Long-Term Success 

Long term Goal: To reduce teen pregnancy, course failure, school suspension, and school dropout among young men ages 10-18 in Springfield, and Holyoke through implementation of the Teen Outreach Program.

Program Success Monitored By  Youth participant surveys, adult facilitator surveys
Examples of Program Success  Program is in start-up phase; no results yet.

Youth First

The Alliance is one of only 9 organizations across the country awarded a $1.1 million grant to support its Youth First initiative in Springfield and Holyoke. The grant is an initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test the effectiveness of community-wide approaches to reducing teen pregnancy.

Budget  $1,089,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success 

Objective 1-1: By September 2015, 100% of implementation partners will have increased capacities to select, implement, adapt, evaluate, and sustain culturally appropriate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs (EBIs).

Objective 1-2: By September 2015, 100% of clinical partners will have increased capacities to select, deliver, evaluate, and sustain quality, culturally-appropriate sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents.

Objective 1-3: By September 2015, the number of youth referred to culturally appropriate reproductive clinical services will increase by 25%, and the number of youth utilizing clinical reproductive/ contraceptive health services will increase by 25%.

Objective 1-4: By September 2015, youth will delay initiation of sexual intercourse by 10%, or if sexually active, will decrease incidence of intercourse by 10%; and the number of sexually active youth using condoms and/or contraception will increase by 10%.

Objective 2-1: By August 2011, Youth First will have 100% of project staffing and partner collaboration in place to implement the community-wide initiative.

Objective 2-2: By October 2011, Youth First will have a data-informed Community-Wide Plan developed for 100% of strategies proposed in the community-wide initiative.

Objective 2-3: By September 2015, at least 50 youth will have increased capacities to design, plan, and lead community assessments and teen pregnancy prevention activities.

Objective 2-4: By September 2015, 100% of Core Planning Team and Collective Impact Partners will have capacity to sustain the community-wide teen pregnancy prevention initiative.

Objective 2-5: By September 2015, there will be an increase in knowledge of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention strategies among key decision-makers, community members, and youth-serving providers.

Program Long-Term Success 

GOAL 1: Through community-wide strategies (evidence-based/-informed programming and clinical services) the Youth First initiative will reduce teen birth rates by 10% among Holyoke and Springfield youth ages 15-19. 

GOAL 2: Youth First will establish and strengthen collaborative efforts in Holyoke and Springfield—through community mobilization, educating stakeholders, and sustainability planning—to support effective, culturally competent TPP efforts.
 
Program Success Monitored By  Multi-level qualitative and quantitative evaluation comprising:
  • Monthly TA and Training Tracking Tool
  • Training and Event Surveys
  • Program Partner Assessment Tool
  • Program Attendance Log
  • Program Fidelity Tracking Tool and Appendix
  • Program Observation Tool
  • Youth Outcomes tools (pre/post surveys and retrospective pre/post surveys)
  • Clinical Partner Needs Assessment Tool
  • Teen Clinic Survey
  • Mystery Shopper Activity
  • TA/Training Satisfaction Survey
  • Annual Surveys
Examples of Program Success 

In just 2 years, our CDC-funded Youth First initiative has achieved its 5-year goal of reducing teen births by 10% in Holyoke and Springfield. The teen birth rate in Springfield dropped 14% and Holyoke’s teen birth rate decreased 32% – the largest decrease of any Massachusetts city.


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Brenda Madura
CEO Term Start Jan 2014
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Brenda joins the Alliance most recently having served as the co-founder and Executive Director of Mujeres Aliadas (Women United), an international non-profit dedicated to addressing the needs of women and girls in rural Mexico. Organizational programs included a midwife school, a women's network for empowerment, a teen pregnancy prevention initiative, and a sexual violence referral network. Brenda was responsible for all daily operations, fundraising, recruitment of staff and Board, and the development of a strategic plan that successfully allowed the organization to be turned over to local control in 2013.

Prior to founding Mujeres Aliadas, Brenda served as the Director of Midwifery Service for the Access Community Healthcare Network in Chicago, where she expanded dignified healthcare options for women and adolescent girls from primarily lower socio-economic levels. In her capacity she managed a team of midwives, started a doula service for young, high-risk women, and initiated a domestic violence program.

Brenda's previous positions included serving as the co-founder and principal of Partners in Women's Healthcare, Inc. and as a clinician and adjunct faculty of midwife service at the University of Illinois. A certified midwife, she earned both her Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. Susan Lovelace 1998 --
Patricia Quinn Nov 2007 July

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Laurie Lessage Operations Manager --
Ms. Elizabeth Peck Policy Director Liz is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Masters in Public Policy Program. She has been with the Alliance since 2008 and had previously interned in our public policy department. Liz launched the TPPAB (Teen Parent Policy Advisory Board, now YPPF or Young Parent Policy Fellows) in November 2008 and has had great success in recruiting and maintaining members as well as executing the policy efforts with the TPPAB. Liz’s background is in working on issues of Sexual Health and Women’s equality issues with the Alliance and with Advocates for Youth. She is responsible for managing the campaigns and initiatives to promote teen pregnancy prevention and support for pregnant &parenting teens. She organizes youth and community partners; advocates for teen pregnancy prevention, and drafts testimony to support comprehensive health education.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 6
Number of Part Time Staff 5
Number of Volunteers 2
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 75%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 10
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Accident and Injury Coverage
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Commercial General Liability and Medical Malpractice
Directors and Officers Policy
Employee Benefits Liability
Inland Marine and Mobile Equipment
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Jennifer Meyers
Board Chair Company Affiliation Children's Hospital Boston
Board Chair Term Sept 2014 - Sept 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Arzana Alushaj Bank of New York Mellon Voting
Dr. Candice Belanoff Boston University School of Public Health Voting
Ms. Oksana Bondar Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Voting
Ms. Maisha Douyon Cover Brigham and Women’s Hospital Voting
Dr. Vanessa Johnson Northeastern University Voting
Ms. Ieshia Karasik Pine Manor College Voting
Ms. Jennifer Lammers Associated Grantmakers Voting
Ms. Laura Leacu Union of Concerned Scientists Voting
Ms. Ciara Mejia Alliance Young Parent Policy Fellow Voting
Ms. Jennifer Meyers Strong Women, Strong Girls Voting
Ms. Pivel Morton Brigham & Women's Hospital Voting
Ms. Peggy Tonelli Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Laura Wareck O'Neill and Associates --
Dr. Andrea Zuckerman MD Tufts Medical Center --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 14
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 90%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Income $1,710,216.00
Projected Expense $1,710,216.00
Form 990s

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

2008 990

Audit Documents

2014 Audit

2013 Audit

2012 Audit

2011 Audit

2010 Audit

2009 Audit

2008 Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $1,442,624 $1,891,796 $1,442,080
Total Expenses $1,434,781 $1,873,835 $1,329,901

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $1,334,224 $1,778,200 $1,314,592
Indirect Public Support $46,670 $48,686 $47,500
Earned Revenue $15,664 $21,810 $16,336
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues $15,825 $12,510 $17,594
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $24,129 $29,150 $44,896
Other $6,112 $1,440 $1,162

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $1,268,707 $1,745,012 $1,259,449
Administration Expense $101,434 $38,193 $34,545
Fundraising Expense $64,640 $90,630 $35,907
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 1.01 1.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses 88% 93% 95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 5% 5% 3%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $291,923 $226,616 $209,170
Current Assets $276,933 $209,518 $193,989
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $147,518 $90,054 $90,569
Total Net Assets $144,405 $136,562 $118,601

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 2.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.88 2.33 2.14

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's audited financials. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals as the breakdown was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

We have two major goals: 1) helping young people prevent unintended pregnancy, and 2) supporting expectant and parenting youth to succeed and thrive.


2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

We work with community partners to implement evidence-based sexual health and pregnancy prevention strategies; advocate for specific policies, programs and services that help young people (particularly teen parents) thrive; and amplify young people’s voices to the public and to decision-makers.

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

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4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

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5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

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