GFAC nonprofit youth development organization formed in 2000 to empower black girls and other girls of color visualize their bright futures and potential through discovery, development, and social change innovation in their communities.
Girls For A Change devotes its energy and focus to the empowerment and uplifting of Black girls, and other girls of color. In part this decision was made because we, as an organization and movement, view this action as a first step to end the prejudice, poverty, and lack of resources that leave Black girls and women vulnerable at the margins of society.
We have chosen to focus on Black girls now both because of our understanding of current conditions via data and the presence of the persistent and widespread notion that women and girls of color in the United States are doing fine.(Shifman, Novo Foundation) Girls of color,specifically, black girls are at the margins of the mainstream community's concerns with respect to achievement gaps, the dropout crisis, and the school-to-prison pipeline.
Girls For A Change has develop gender and race-conscious prisms that address the vulnerabilities our girls experience today while advancing their 21st Century skills beyond the classroom. Girls For A Change works to ensure that we close opportunity gaps faced by too many disadvantaged, marginalized, or underrepresented girls—specifically black girls and ensure that they are ahead of the learning curve and will continue to inspire our partners to do the same—to ensure that every girls who aspires to get ahead has a chance to be seen, heard , celebrated and succeed.
Board of Directors
Jim Davidson - President
Jennifer Williamson - Vice President
Media Specialist, Virginia State University
Richmond , Virginia
Carolyn Robinson - Treasurer
Financial Advisor/Financial Services Rep, MetLife
Richmond , Virginia
Infrastructure Operations, Twitter
San Francisco, California