Brianna Lawrence, 24, a former Fenger Academy High School valedictorian, now a graduate of the School of Social Work at the University of Chicago, poses for a photo in the lobby of the School of Social Service Administration building on Dec. 8, 2016. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)
Thanks to the Chicago Tribune and Anne Sweeney for sharing the realities of girl violence in Chicago as well as Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP as a solution. D2F has hosted several initiatives to examine the problem AND develop solutions to address the increasing violence among girls in the Chicagoland area. Don’t think the problem exists? Here are a few stats (YRBS, 2011):
- More than 10% of Chicago female high school students report that they did not go to school because of safety concerns;
- In Chicago, 45.6% of African American high school girls and 27.7% of Latina girls report being in a physical fight one or more times during a 12 month period;
- Black girls report the highest rate of injury from physical fights (7.8%) higher than Latina girls (3.2).
This article started out with an inquiry to Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP about girl violence in Chicago. After speaking with us, the article shifted to celebrate one our D2F Daughters, Brianna Lawrence! Congratulations to our D2F Daughter, Brianna Lawrence for your resilience and commitment to fulfilling your goals. Let's not give up on our girls...they are the birth canals to a healthy and safe community! To read the article, click here.
WE NEED YOU! Help Us Complete the
T.G. Community House
Our rich history began in 1994 at 7159 S. Peoria in the beloved "house across the street" where we remained until 1998. In 2015, the house was donated to Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP by Faith Temple COGIC and has been renovated and transformed into the "Theace Goldsberry Community House."
Located in the Englewood community on Chicago's south side, we are surrounded by low performing schools, vacant lots, boarded up homes, families in distress and excessive violence. The strength of resources and services provided “on the block” in this site will positively change the trajectory of families in our community. We need your help to cross the FINISH line!
Our Model/Framework: Community Based Participatory Engagement as an Organizational Resident. This paradigm shift in nonprofit community engagement will create micro level services delivered to impact a specific target area in Englewood. We strive to do EVERYTHING in the spirit of excellence!
Please help us reach our goal by donating and sharing this campaign! We are calling all D2F daughters, parents, friends, partners and supporters. This has been a major undertaking. We are raising funds through December 31st. Watch our video and see how far we've come. Donate on our Go Fund Me page bit.ly/d2fhouse.
SAVE THE DATE
~ Grand Opening ~
Monday, January 16, 2016
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Theace Goldberry Community House
7159 S. Peoria, Chicago, IL 60621
CALLING ALL YOUNG LADIES in COLLEGE Age 18-23
You're Invited to Attend Our Next Event
Mission: I'm Possible
Join the 40 Under 40 Young Women Professional League as we host an action packed day of workshops on: Managing Stress, Avoiding Pitfalls, Interviewing, and Managing Finances. Breakfast and registration will begin at 9:30am. Lunch is also including and the event is FREE for young ladies in college age 18-23.
Business/Organization Space Available: D2F is transitioning our Halsted office into a small business/organization development center. If you are interested in learning more about space availability and benefits, contact our office at (773) 660-1677, ext. 301.
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