Field of Interest:
Education, Education Equity
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Grant Type:
General Community
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Founded in 2003, EmpowHer Institute (EmpowHer) empowers girls and young women in marginalized communities to be confident, to break the cycle of poverty, and to be prepared for college and careers, providing them with academic support, training, and mentorship. EmpowHer offers gender-specific, socio-emotional learning courses during the school day for middle school girls and afterschool programming for high school girls in South LA. Since its founding, EmpowHer Institute has served a total of 4,000 girls.


To support the expansion of EmpowHer’s gender-specific academic, mentoring, and social-emotional support programs for middle and high school girls in marginalized communities. EmpowHer plans to double the number of schools and girls it serves.

The generous donation provided by the Jewish Community Foundation will support EmpowHer Institute's efforts to address the systemic barriers that often hinder BIPOC girls in marginalized communities from reaching their highest potential. The funds will be used to triple our program service sites and double the annual number of girls who participate in our education and economic justice programs across Los Angeles County.

Dawn L. Brown