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Mlles Alumnae

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Women, Womens Service Clubs, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: The MLLES (Mademoiselles) Alumnae, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 2004 by Mlle. Shannan E. Johnson and Mlle. Brandii Mayes. The MLLES Alumnae, Inc. is comprised of young, professional women committed to mentoring and uplifting young ladies of color from the inner-city through cooperative projects and events that will help foster their development as model women in their communities and beyond. Major events include an annual conference and city-wide community service project.

Results: We have held nine annual conferences on education, health, social and life skills, reaching more than 250 young ladies each year; awarded more than $5000 in scholarships to academic achievers; held six community service projects to benefit the city of Houston; held 4 College Preparatory Workshops, co-programming with the Boys & Girls Club Houston.

Target demographics: Young ladies of color.

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 250 young ladies in Houston, TX and its surrounding areas.

Geographic areas served: Houston, TX

Programs: Annual Mademoiselle Conference The MLLES Alumnae, Inc. Book Scholarship Citywide Community Service Project Officers Retreat College Prep Workshop Wine Sip & Social Fundraising Event (Adults Only) Gent & Mademoiselle Winter Ball

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The MLLES Alumnae is an outstanding organization which has been cultivating young women for years. I have been fortunate to work with them for several years. It has been my delight to watch high school girls blossom and grow into highly productive women.

Qe M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a community worker, I am highly impressed with the work of the Mlles Alumnae organization. I have been following them for over 10 years and can say without a doubt that they have been consistent, hard working and very effective with their target population of high school females. They are in touch with the needs of teenage girls and young women and stay abreast of the current issues that affect them. Their activities are educational and fun therefore they get lots of involvement from the community. I applaud them for their efforts and look forward to being a part of future programming.