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Foundation For Girls

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Year Founded:
2014
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Shreya Mantha - Founder
Main Address:
906 Dacavin Drive
Charlotte, NC 28226

What We Do

FFG empowers women to take charge of their lives by “Giving the Power Back to the Young Women". We are leading the way in driving long-term systemic change to economically empower young women through Conscious Collaboration, Consistent Community, and a Critical Capabilities.

98% of the young women we work with have no support system and do not have a caring adult in their life. They are homeless and are living in a borrowed space far away from available services. They have very low credit scores, so financial support is critical to the well-being of themselves and their child(ren). None of them have a caring adult in their lives so Foundation For Girls is providing the Circle of Care & coaches to support and to guide them during these uncertain times and continuing to teach them financial accountability and technical skills needed for both personal and professional success.

We partner with the young women in their journey from dependence to independence. We collaborate with many organizations in the Carolinas and serve homeless, domestic violence victims, foster-care age outs, single teen moms, and trafficking survivors. These young women come from different backgrounds but, like any other person, have many common needs. Therefore, FFG believes in #LeadWithoutLabels #InspireInclusivity #ChampionEquity and in investing in them our intellectual, emotional, social, and financial capital.

Our Programs:
Financial Well-Being: Delivering fundamental knowledge of personal finance and tools to achieve financial independence. A variety of workshops to help girls and youth develop their financial literacy & build economic independence. Each 90-minute class is a stepping stone to improving their knowledge of financial products, tools, and pitfalls; practicing skills that lead to healthy money management and hearing practical advice.

Career Journey: Providing confidence and tools necessary to navigate through individual career paths while supporting their independent development and promoting economic empowerment. It starts by identifying strengths, recognizing weaknesses, and understanding how one fits into the larger world we live in.

Digitally Forward: Training in essential digital skills and MOS Certification to move them onward and upward in both their life and careers. In our increasingly digital world, the ability to navigate technology is crucial for academic and economic advancement.

Circle of Care: Investing ongoing intellectual, social, emotional, and financial capital so girls-in-crisis can gradually nudge themselves to a life of independence. Creating the essential social connectivity infrastructure and support for every girl in the program.
- 1-on-1 coaching and support based on an individual needs assessment by a coach.
- Temporary Rental Assistance
- Care Packs
- New Clothing for Children and Single Mothers
- Gift Cards for Food and Transportation

Since 2014, we have worked with over 2,500 homeless young women and invested collectively over 15,000 training and coaching hours, have over 75 dedicated coaches, and held over 675 workshops.

IMPACT OF COVID19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS:
How We Are Impacted:
Single teen mothers whom we support are out of work and caring for an infant. The financial support has to increase twenty-fold.

Volunteer Safety: We are keeping our volunteers safe by activating our BCP plan and taking all workshops and coaching virtually.

HOW YOU CAN HELP - FINANCIAL DONATIONS REQUESTED:
A $10,000 donation to Foundation For Girls will help
provide homeless single teen mothers with sustenance money for technology
support to continue with skills training from their home. It will also provide
rental assistance, gas money, transportation, food, clothing, essentials and
personal need items for themselves & their children.

Interesting Info

Over 2,500 homeless young women in crisis empowered with our Circle of Care
75 Committed Coaches, 675 skills development workshops delivered and over 15,000 hours of coaching invested
Economic Empowerment = Financial Well-Being + Career Journey + Digitally Forward + Circle of Care

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Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual: Digital Literacy Coach
Repeats every week on Tuesday and Thursday until Tue Apr 20 2021.
Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Virtual: FOOD BAG CARE PACKS Maker
Repeats every day until Mon May 31 2021.
Friday, September 25th, 2020
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Virtual: GENERAL HYGIENE CARE PACKS Maker
Repeats every day until Mon May 31 2021.
Friday, September 25th, 2020
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Virtual : FEMININE HYGIENE CARE PACKS Maker
Repeats every day until Mon May 31 2021.
Friday, September 25th, 2020
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Virtual : HOLIDAY CARE PACKS Maker
Repeats every day until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Friday, September 25th, 2020
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Virtual: FIRST AID CARE PACKS Maker
Repeats every day until Mon May 31 2021.
Friday, September 25th, 2020
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Virtual: Social Media Intern
Repeats every week on Wednesday until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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