The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (Ntarupt) was officially established as a fund of the Dallas Foundation in 2014 as a result of strategic planning by community members and stakeholders. Ntarupt’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children, families, and communities by preventing unintended teen pregnancies. Ntarupt became a Social Venture Partners Dallas (SVP) advisee in the Fall of 2015.
As a young organization, their initial request was assistance in strategic planning after being named a recipient of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Grant from the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). SVP Dallas helped Ntarupt build processes while they assisted community organizations to provide educational programming throughout five zip codes with the higher than the national rates of teen pregnancy.
SVP Dallas Partners have served as mentors to the organization in marketing, public relations, board development, and provided executive coaching. In 2017, Ntarupt learned that their federal grant was at its end. Although this was a new challenge that could have halted their work, Ntarupt leveraged the change as an opportunity to inform the city about the issue of teenage pregnancy. They began working with the City of Dallas and other key stakeholders, including SVP to create an awareness campaign to elevate teen pregnancy as a root cause of poverty.
Ntarupt became an SVP investee in 2017 with a $30,000 grant and was awarded additional funding ($10,000) in 2018 to continue the work in teen pregnancy prevention.
Congratulations to Ntarupt and SVP partners Gary Ahr, Chris Kroeger, and Steven Dennis on their work with this organization.