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Empowering Girls To Make History
From monthly subscription boxes to 100-mile walks, Teach For America alumni are demonstrating to girls that they can achieve great things.
An impressive number of female TFA alumni have created nonprofits and companies that aim to empower young women across the country in a variety of ways. We take a closer look at four of these organizations this Women’s History Month.
In addition to running WEN, Carlisha works as executive director of the Tulsa Legacy Charter School. She travels to Gambia often to run literacy and empowerment programs for girls, and GLOW travel seminars, which often include her own students, have taken participants to Senegal, Gambia, Tanzania, and Morocco. “We work to contribute to a society where women leaders of color will no longer be viewed as the exception to the rule but as relevant assets and necessary additions to organizations globally,” according to WEN’s vision statement.
Read Carlisha’s reflections on the founding of Women Empowering Nations and its impact.