Foundation For Girls | SHARE Charlotte

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

We facilitate a change in the life trajectory for vulnerable young women through programming in Financial Wellness, Career Journey, Digitally Forward, and providing a Circle of Care.

98% of the young women they work with have no support from the father of their child or their families. 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 wellbeing 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 Charlotte and serve homeless, domestic violence victims, teen moms, and trafficking survivors. These young women come from different backgrounds but, like any other person, have many common needs. Therefore, we believe in #GirlsWithoutLabels 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
- Providing individually packaged nutrition-dense food for nutrition
- Hygiene Bags
- Feminine Hygiene Bags
- 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 caoches, and held over 675 workshops.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 - 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 babies.

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 15,000 hours of coaching invested
Economic Empowerment = Financial Well-Being, Career Journey, Digitally Forward, and Circle of Care

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Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual: FOOD BAG Coordinator COVID-19
Repeats every day until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Monday, July 6, 2020 (All day)
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Virtual: Digital Literacy Coach - Working with Single Mothers
Repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday until Sun Dec 13 2020.
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 1:00pm
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Virtual: GENERAL HYGIENE BAGS Coordinator - COVID19
Repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Virtual : FEMININE HYGIENE BAGS- Coordinator - COVID19
Repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Tue Apr 20 2021.
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 4:00pm
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