jGirls+ is one of 16 young women’s leadership organizations awarded a grant by the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta. Young women’s leadership is at the forefront of the fund’s mission.
“Young women’s leadership development is a growing conversation and is something we talk about more and more in making sure we’re building the pipeline for Jewish leaders in the Jewish and general communities and empowering young women to use their voices.”
— Rachel Wasserman, Atlanta Jewish Women’s Fund Executive Director
jGirls+ received a grant for “the impact area of leadership development.” Other organizations receiving grants for this area include:
- Israeli organization, WePower, for a project called Women for Future Leadership (a mission to get more women in politics).
- ALMA Pre-Army Academy for Women, Jewish Agency for Israel.
- Women Activists for Social Rights, Makkom.
- Leadership development curriculum, Yeshivat Maharat.
The other impact areas include economic justice, preventing violence against women, and educational advancement.
In order to shape the Jewish future, we must empower young women to excel and become the strong leaders they are meant to be. With the support of forward-thinking philanthropic funders like JWFA, jGirls+ is proud to play a part in nurturing and amplifying these important voices.
Read the full article in the Atlanta Jewish Times .