What We Do
Our mission is to close the opportunity divide for Latinas and other Women of Color by empowering them with the skills, confidence, and network necessary to thrive personally and professionally.
We believe in a future where every young Woman of Color has access to the education, experiences, and guidance required to realize her true potential through dedicated leadership development, which is fostered by a community of intergenerational mentors of color.
Our culturally-affirming approach focuses on the shared experiences of young women from diverse, marginalized communities that have a history of resiliency in response to discrimination. This approach supports young women in building the confidence necessary to pursue their personal and professional goals by establishing an understanding of the power of their history and culture.
The Chica Effect
We intentionally focus on nourishing our participants’ personal growth as well as their physical and mental health. We foster an environment where young, urban Women of Color can understand their history and culture, and build the confidence necessary to pursue their personal and professional goals through the support of peer network and accomplished, caring adults.
“When they go low, we go high” – Michelle Obama
We strive to teach our participants what it means to be a #chica in leading by example. Michelle Obama is an inspiring Woman of Color who empowers us to aim high! Thanks to her generosity, our participants were able to experience her life lessons first-hand at her 2018 Becoming book tour.