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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

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Rating: 5

The women of MLLES Alumnae represent greatness at the highest level. They spend their time all year, each year and have for the past ten years mentoring young high school girls in the Houston area. An informative and meaningful conference is held each year, fundraisers are held throughout the year, and the members of MLLES Alumnae also support the successes of the young girls by attending their functions and encouraging them to reach their highest goals.

I truly hope the high school girls who have received and are still receiving the gift of dedication from the MLLES Alumnae understand how fortunate they are. I donate to the organization each year, because seeing young women devote their time and efforts unselfishly warms my heart. I commend them.


Rating: 4

MLLES Alumnae group foster the personal and professional development of high school girls. They introduce them to social skills, giving back through community services and