Presentation on theme: "Collective of Young Mothers and Women Organizing for Education, Justice, Leadership and Success www.sistasontherise.com Mission * Vision * Goals * Herstory."— Presentation transcript:
Collective of Young Mothers and Women Organizing for Education, Justice, Leadership and Success www.sistasontherise.com Mission * Vision * Goals * Herstory
Sistas on the Rise Collective Leadership Circle Youth Leaders & Adult Staff Stipend & Paid Board of Directors Leadership Circle Volunteers Sistas on the Rise Organizational Structure
Young Women & Mothers Collective Leadership: Decision Making, Planning & Implementation
SURVEYS SAY: TOP 5 REASONS 7 out of 10 young moms not graduating from high school 1) CHILDCARE 2) INFORMATION AND SUPPORT 3) FAMILY/RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE 4) HOUSING 5) JOBS
Organizing Campaign Goal #1: Preserve and Increase number of childcare slots, locations and/or vouchers available to young mothers Alliances * Coalitions Actions * Meetings www.sistasontherise.com
Organizing Campaign #2 Ensure Young Mothers Rights and Responsibilities are known and made available to youth, parents and school personnel www.sistasontherise.com
ISSUES: Jobs, Housing & Relationship Violence Peer to Peer Support and Community Discussions Developing housing and/or young mom drop-in centers After-school Leadership Development and Success Program (Personal to Political, We Women Keep Our Skies From Falling & New Blood) Stipend Leadership Circle & Internship Positions www.sistasontherise.com
Do you think Sistas on the Rise Approach Works? safe space, childcare, opportunity, training and encouragement! ORGANIZATIONAL: 65% of active members graduate and go on to higher education; 2 were valedictorians NATIONAL: $25 million allotted to each state CITYWIDE: CHILDCARE $37.4 million re-allocated to ACS Eliminated NYC Proof Of Paternity Requirement for childcare services NYC Chancellor Joel C. Klein issued a commitment to keep 4 LYFE centers OPEN!
CHALLENGES… Recession & Economic Situation; Cycling out of most foundation’s grant opportunities; Securing New Funding Closing of the Pregnant and Parenting Schools; Build a new organizing and outreach strategy Young Mother Attendance Consistency and Retention Collective Members Accountability and Organizational Restructuring Administrations (Key Decision Makers) Willingness to meet with young moms
Thank you ! New York Women’s Foundation And all Sistas on the Rise Supporters, You make us Stronger!!!
Organizational Coordinator “Zera” Catrina Davis 718-991-6003 firstname.lastname@example.org Collective of Young Mothers and Women Organizing for Education, Justice, Leadership and Success www.sistasontherise.com