A Message From The Director
Yolanda Curtis started with Girl’s Inc of Delaware (GIDE) as interim Executive Director in September 2020 charged with the task to set up Cyber Learning Pod at Bancroft Elementary school. Upon the successful completions of two Learning Pod sites Ms. Curtis was hired by the GIDE Board of Directors on January 1, 2021. Ms. Curtis has a proven track record of strong leadership abilities, results driven, with a heart for community collaboration. Ms. Curtis brings to the Girls Inc organization 18 years of experience working for non-profit agencies in Philadelphia and Delaware. In Delaware she is well known for her work as an Early Childhood/School Age Consultant, compliance supervision with OCCL and Delaware Stars regulations.
Ms. Curtis is season professional understanding the daily operations and business side of nonprofit administration and management. Experienced in fundraising strategies, and grant revenue generation. In addition, she recruited a dedicated and qualified staff for the girls attending Girls Inc. She places particular emphasis on professional development for staff, Interns and Volunteers. Ms. Curtis is focused on program implementation Girls, Inc national program and creating strategic alliances within Delaware’s 39 school districts.
Ms. Curtis in partnership with the GIDE board of directors, built a GIDE’s team comprised of staff and volunteers committed to the girl’s and GIDE’s mission Statement, along with community partners passionate about accomplishing the work essential in ensuring girls succeed in this new cyber learning age. We are successfully moving beyond societal norms, Covid-19 delivering the essential building blocks for girls to become tomorrow leaders.