Direct Service

2017

Initiative for Brown Girls is a program aimed at achieving educational and racial justice for black girls (age 12-17) in public institutions. The community-based organization will work with three key players in public schools: students, educators, school resource officers. Initiative for Brown Girls will work towards influencing institutional change regarding policies that disproportionally criminalize black girls in schools, increase graduation rates, and reduce suspension rates of black girls. The program advocates for black girls and engages students, educators, and school resource officers to route students away from the juvenile justice system. Initiative for Brown Girls: will work to end the school-to-prison pipeline in Washington, DC and empower girls of color to succeed academically and personally.