Advocates for Adolescent Mothers (Chicago, IL)

Name

  • Name:Lillian Harris

Work Address

  • Organization Name:Advocates for Adolescent Mothers
  • Address:PO Box 43234
    Chicago, IL 60643
    Chicago
    United States

Work Phone

  • Main phone:7733403681

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General

  • Mission:
  • Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is committed to empowering young parents by providing them with the tools, resources, and support needed to break the cycle of poverty, establish prosperity, and prevent child abuse.

  • Overview:
  • Greetings Lawrence Foundation Trustees:

    Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is pleased to present our proposal for support for your review.

    Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is committed to empowering young parents by providing them with the tools, resources and support needed to break the cycle of poverty, establish prosperity, and prevent child abuse.

    Undoubtedly, teen pregnancy is a major issue that greatly impacts our society. Respectively, research suggests that child abuse and poverty are correlated with, and are possible antecedents of, early child bearing. Statistics illustrate a perpetual cycle of poverty among families headed by young mothers, which signifies the importance of Advocates for Adolescent Mothers antipoverty mission. Poverty is an issue that has gained greater momentum over more recent years. While research documents that poverty has a strong correlation to teen pregnancy, the population of teen mothers is one that is seemingly overlooked in many approaches to reducing poverty. It is plausible that poverty reduction strategies which ignore this population of families headed by young mothers are incomplete. Advocates for Adolescent Mothers vision is to become internationally recognized as the center of the antipoverty movement responsible for the alleviation of poverty and establishment of prosperity among families headed by young parents. We contend that such a movement, successfully resulting in the decline of poverty among young parents and their children, will result in sweeping and overall reductions to poverty in general.

    Cultivating our Educational Empowerment Program into an evidence-based program that can be nationally replicated is one of our strategies for creating this internationally recognized antipoverty movement. This evidence-based program, Catalyst98, which will eventually replace the Educational Empowerment Program, will provide program participants comprehensive support for 4-6 years, until they earn their bachelor’s degree. Catalyst98 Program participants will earn a stipend, receive specialized training and college credit for their participation. Participants will be provided the needed knowledge to acquire additional assets through entrepreneurship and homeownership. The Catalyst98 Program will offer young moms a greater pathway out of poverty than the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal program acknowledged for boosting families out of poverty. The Catalyst98 Program, once proven as an evidence-based model, will be replicated nationally, and will lead to a disruptive movement of a substantially larger percentage of young mothers earning undergraduate degrees; realizing the “American Dream” of homeownership; and becoming successful entrepreneurs.

    Given that the mission of the Lawrence Foundation is to support organizations that are working to solve pressing environmental, educational, human services, and other issues, I felt it appropriate for Advocates for Adolescent Mothers to apply to become one of the newest organizations supported by the foundation, since there is no denying that child abuse, poverty, and teen pregnancy are at minimum, pressing human service issues.

    I thank you in advance for taking the time to review our proposal and I look forward to your reply.

    Cordially,

    Lillian S. Harris


    PROPOSAL REFERENCES
    i Anda, R., Edwards, V., Felitti, V., Koss, M., Marks, J., Nordenberg, D., Spitz, A., Williamson, D., (1998). Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 14 (4).
    ii Black, T. and Erdmans, M.P. (2008). What They Tell You to Forget: From Child Sexual Abuse to Adolescent Motherhood. Qualitative Research, 18 (1).
    iii Black, T. and Erdmans, M.P. (2008). What They Tell You to Forget: From Child Sexual Abuse to Adolescent Motherhood. Qualitative Research, 18 (1).
    iv Hoffman, S.D., (2006). By the Numbers: The Public Costs of Adolescent Childbearing. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

  • Year established:2009
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:4
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:1

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:26-2043670

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:262043670
  • Organization Name:ADVOCATES FOR ADOLESCENT MOTHERS
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% LILLIAN HARRIS
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 43234
  • Organization City:CHICAGO
  • Organization State:IL
  • Organization Zip:60643-0234
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:August, 2009
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:L30
  • Asset Amount:$0
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  • Income Amount:$0
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  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:9/21/2017 11:30:13 pm

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