I don’t know what prompted me to start rooting around for young women’s organizations at 10:38PM on this night of nights, my last week of classes when I have mounds of schoolwork that I should be doing instead (oh right it’s because it’s the last week of classes and I have mounds of schoolwork that I should be doing), but when I stumbled across She’s the First on twitter, one thing led to another and now I’m agonizing over the beauty of how many wonderful organizations exist for young women and how I want to work for every single one of them when I grow up (read: when I graduate in May).
Here is a list of my findings because you should all know they exist and bask in the glow of their beauty right alongside me:
Girls For A Change: A national organization that empowers girls to create social change. We invite young women to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods.
Girls Helping Girls: The mission of Girls Helping Girls is to build a global culture of girls consciously collaborating to make a difference. We strive not only to bridge international cultures but, more profoundly, to channel the power harvested from the girls’ collaborative service projects to Eradicate Poverty, Increase Access to Education, Improve Health, and – most importantly – Promote Peace.
International Center for Research on Women: The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) works to make women in developing countries an integral part of alleviating global poverty. Our research evidence identifies women’s contributions as well as the obstacles that prevent them from being economically strong and able to fully participate in society.
She’s the First: Help send a girl in the developing world to school. By unlocking the power of your social networks and creatively fundraising for her sponsorship, you can change her life forever.
Third Wave Foundation: A feminist activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 15 to 30. Through strategic grantmaking, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy, we support groups and individuals working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice.
The White House Project: The White House Project is a nonprofit leadership development organization that invites, inspires, and equips the next generation of diverse women to lead in business and politics.
Writegirl: WriteGirl is a nonprofit organization for high school girls centered on the craft of creative writing and empowerment through self-expression. Through one-on-one mentoring and monthly workshops, girls are given techniques, insights and hot tips for great writing in all genres from professional women writers.
Oh don’t mind me, I’m just falling in love with social justice, one feminist organization at a time.