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The Right Kind Of Black Girl
The Right Kind of Black Girl provides a pathway to freedom from oppression through unity, economic advancement, and living a life of wholeness. We envision a world where Black people are free from racial disparities, depression, and isolation. We take a holistic approach to supporting specifically Black women and girls between the ages of 15 and 60 who stem from generational poverty to cultivate sisterhood and empower women and girls of the African diaspora to lead, innovate, and serve our communities. We are committed to our mission.
In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?
- County of Los Angeles
What is the problem that you are seeking to address?
The historical legacy of the racial wealth divide coupled with gender and racial inequality has left Black women at a severe disadvantage. Individuals may not see themselves as racists, but they can still benefit from systems that white privilege perpetuate. This practice prevents Black families from amassing and maintaining wealth in the same way that white families could, resulting in the growth of the racial wealth gap and housing insecurity that persists today. Nearly every social indicator of well-being from income and earnings to obesity and food security, Black women and girls rank low or last. The numbers below spotlight the inequalities and resulting injustices Black women face on a daily basis as they work to obtain full economic security and to create a better life and future for their families We Know that for us to LIVE, Oppressions Must Die
Describe the project, program, or initiative that this grant will support to address the problem identified.
We take a holistic approach to supporting Black women and girls from the Afrikan diaspora between the ages of 15 and 60 who stem from generational poverty to cultivate sisterhood by empowering women and girls of the African diaspora to lead, innovate, and serve our communities. Queens Building Queens (QBQ) program provides a space for like-minded women to connect with one another and gain inspiration, skills and establish long-term professional connections. The intimate space we have created enables women to feel comfortable expressing themselves and learning new skills. DIVINE WELLNESS: Wellness is more than physical. Like other women of color, Black women experience emotional and intellectual violence daily. We work with a team of therapist, healers, and wellness coaches to incorporate the practices of yoga and meditation to promote holistic wellness amongst our community. FIT FOR THE CULTURE: Health and fitness are crucial to the success and well-being of Black women and girls. Fit for the Culture provides programs designed to promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle. WINNERS CIRCLE: Winner’s Circle levels the playing field through financial literacy and the power of smart investing and money management. REVOLUTIONARY BLACK GIRL: Focuses on empowering its members and other stakeholders in the areas of civic engagement, political awareness, civil rights, and economic advancement.
In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?Expand existing project, program, or initiative (expanding and continuing ongoing, successful work)
Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?
- Direct impact
- Indirect impact
Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.
The Right Kind of Black Girl’s purpose is to advocate for the betterment of Black people, more directly Black Women, through obtaining generational wealth, reduction of health disparities, defiance of stereotypes, and rebellion against the trauma of racism. We are committed to aiding our communities in living a life of wholeness that is defined uniquely for every individual we serve. We envision spreading strength and security to all women, spreading out program across the US. This is our goal to development a template to building a sustainable lifestyle for women. Our goal is to provides pathway to freedom from oppression through unity, economic advancement, and living a life of wholeness. We envision a world where Black people are free from racial disparities, depression, and isolation. We would touch almost all women, of any race, building a solid foundation to stand strong. Create a duplicatable program- that spreads across the United States
What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?
We will develop both quantitative and qualitative performance measures based upon objectives and goals. 1. Internal Comparison: similar organizations and previous time frames 2. Mission-Critical Objectives 3. Performance Metrics: both quantitative and qualitative performance measures based evidence-based methods such as FIT (Feedback Informed Treatment) 4. Surveys 5. Program Evaluations 6. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) 7. A fiscal and statistical analysis of fundraising efforts, volunteer records and client records provides the data necessary to determine whether performance met each objective
Which of the live metrics will you impact?
- Access to healthy food
- Resilient communities
- Access to mental health services
Indicate any additional LA2050 goals your project will impact.
- LA is the best place to LEARN
- LA is the best place to CREATE
- LA is the best place to PLAY
- LA is the healthiest place to CONNECT