Happy Women’s History Month! Click here to learn more about trailblazing women that have impacted Charlotte.
In addition to brushing up on some history, there are numerous ways to support community-based organizations focused on women and girls. Throughout the rest of March and afterward, consider the following ways that you can show support:
– Donate (check to see if organizations accept monetary and/or material donations)
– Volunteer (please check COVID-19 protocols and virtual volunteering opportunities)
– Like, comment, and subscribe to social media accounts
– Visit sharecharlotte.org to learn more about the best ways to get involved based on each organization’s needs
There are tons of Charlotte-based organizations focused on women and girls – check out a few below!
Circle de Luz
Circle de Luz does its work by selecting a small cohort group of Latinas in seventh grade whom we then follow until high school graduation. During the six years of the program, we offer our members extensive mentoring and holistic programming that supports their personal growth, academic readiness, and community engagement. In addition, we guarantee each girl a minimum of a $5,000 scholarship when she graduates from high school and pursues further education.
EmpowHERment’s mission is to empower a continuous network of girls and women to be leaders in their community through mentorship, talent development and advocacy. Our approach to empowering ladies who lead is outcomes-based, collaborative, and inclusive.
Girls Rock Charlotte
Girls Rock Charlotte is a 501c3 non-profit that is a 100% volunteer-run, community organization whose mission is to empower girls and gender diverse youth and adults through music and film education. In addition to inspiring programs, we provide opportunities for our volunteers to gain valuable leadership, teaching, facilitation and production experience. Our goal is to feature diverse leaders, musicians and professionals who serve as mentors and role-models for our campers and volunteers.
Healing Vine Harbor
The mission of Healing Vine Harbor is to reduce the number of single women living in shelters or unsafe situations, providing a pathway out of poverty to ensure self-sufficiency. We transform lives one woman at a time through independent living skills such as financial literacy, educational preparation, employability readiness, mentoring and much more.
My Sister’s House
My Sister’s House is a transitional living program for single, homeless women that equips residents with tools and resources to establish and sustain self sufficiency and end homelessness.
Teal Diva celebrates victories, honors memories, empowers women, educates the community and funds diagnostic research for ovarian and gynecologic cancers. Our purpose is to encourage women to celebrate life. We advocate for young women and focus on life after cancer for survivors of any age.
YWCA Central Carolinas
YWCA Central Carolinas is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. YWCA Central Carolinas supports more than 250 youth from fragile communities, as well as women and families facing homelessness and educates, engages and connects community members through our racial justice and advocacy work. In addition, YWCA provides a co-ed fitness center empowering fitness members in their wellness journey.
Information gathered from sharecharlotte.org.