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They train and build critical skills in community organizing, issue analysis, solution development and utilize the arts, speech, and action to make change in their communities and beyond. The program was piloted with two partners in three boroughs Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan in and served 60 participants.
Now in its second year, we are thrilled to have expanded the initiative to six partners in all five boroughs.
New Girl City is deed to address the dire gender parity issues related to womxn in civic leadership and public service. House of Representatives.
The Girls Club has a long and successful history of addressing environmental, entrepreneurial and ethical issues through our innovative and community-focused initiatives. NGC program activities incorporate an intersectional range of issues affecting our community, environment, and the lives of womxn, people of color and marginalized New Yorkers. Throughout March and April of this year, we adapted our curriculum to contextualize the current COVID pandemic and racial justice uprisings.
Participants met virtually in groups to develop a proposal for a social justice project that addresses an issue critical to their immediate communities.
Working with five different local partner organizations, the groups came up with their own recommendations for the issues based on their research and experiences from NGC workshops. From June 3—4, our participants virtually presented their Local Civic Action Projects over Zoom to school principals, government officials, and local community organizations.
Notably, Paradise, aged 17, decided to her Community Board in after her experience with New Girl City in today. New Girl City: Agents of Change.
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Now in our third year, New Girl City: Agents of Change engages over 75 female-identifying, high school-age young people, from all five boroughs, in civic education and development of key skills to organize and make change in their communities and beyond. Vision New Girl City is deed to address the dire gender parity issues related to womxn in civic leadership and public service. Our Project Goals. Get Involved. Sauti Yetu. COVID Response The cohort from Sauti Yetu suggests donating to food banks, encouraging others to donate blood, and creating and donating materials for healthcare workers.
We must do our part by staying in our houses, washing our hands, social distancing, and staying informed about the virus. We can also use art to relieve stress.
We must use our voices to speak to public officials and advocate for required safety measures. The group also wants to create a fund for those in need who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.
The group plans to fundraise, research, and understand local regulations for food pantries by: Contacting local government officials Learning more about the population they plan to serve Finding food storage Creating a budget Finding volunteers to help with the food pantry They encourage youth to use social media effectively and create understandable infographics to spread awareness about soup kitchens and food drives.
Schools should teach students the importance and value of food. Many students get lunch and eat one item while throwing the rest out.
The group aims to control food waste upon returning to school. Food that can be composted should be disposed of properly.
High schoolers, like these students from Bard Early College, can contact local middle school administrators to work with younger students on goal setting and inform them about their own experiences in specialized schools. We can increase diversity in schools through reaching out to low income middle schools and ensuring that students are informed about the complex high school application process. All schools should be required to the Diversity in Admissions program, which gives priority to low income students.
This group from Bard Early College ed and supported an online petition on canceling rent.
They also sent out an and a Google Form to their school community and hosted a phone banking event on a Zoom meeting. Community members need to contact local officials and inform them about the importance of cancelling rent during the COVID crisis. The participants encourage people to inform others about the Cancel Rent movement and why it is important for our communities.
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First Star CSI. Staten Island Food Deserts The group from First Star CSI suggests writing a nonprofit proposal to source fresh produce, distribute it to smaller stores, price produce affordably, provide produce in smaller amounts, and replace expired items.
To help increase access to healthy foods, we can create a transportation petition to ensure affordable alternatives to delayed or out of service transportation, create bus stops near grocery areas, and increase frequency of bus arrivals. Supermarkets should innovate more membership programs for bargains, incentives, and benefits on grocery items, especially produce.
Girls Club. Mental Health for Youth One cohort from the Lower Eastside Girls Club encourages the use of journaling, music, or apps like TikTok as avenues for improving mental health and expression during quarantine. Schools should encourage entrepreneurship, offer early career guidance, and help youth with networking. It is important for local governments to fund these school programs, especially in low income areas, especially because the Summer Youth Employment Program SYEP has been cancelled this year.
This group from the Lower Eastside Girls Club sought to analyze and identify: what is wrong with the current police department? Some solutions might be to radically diversify the police force in America, increase their training to learn about difficulties in the communities they work in, and have more contact with those communities. A change needs to be made within the system of government; government officials need to listen, changes need to be made to the police system, there should be less protection for the police who have done wrong in the past.
Red Hook Initiative. The group supported their peers in posting on social media, submitting letters to the city council, and ing petitions. They plan to share their video recommendations with the Red Hook Initiative stakeholders via and social media.