From time to time, WOMEN'S WAY will commit grant dollars to innovative ideas that are identified as addressing a strong need within our region. One such grant was designated in September 2013 to the Girls Justice League.
Girls Justice League: To support the work of the Coaltiion on the Status of GIrls and Young Women in Philadelphia and its work in creating a report, that includes qualitative and quantitative data, on the status of girls and young women (ages 14 to 24) in Philadelphia. The report will provide a comprehensive look at data related to girls and young women within the context of child welfare, juvenile justice system, education, health and employment.
Latina Advocacy Grants:
Through a special partnership with Saba Chai Five Foundation, in September 2012, WOMEN’S WAY announced grant funding to the following organizations. The priority for funding was advocacy work on women's issues in Latina communities in our region with particular focus on advancing issues related to our core mission of equality, safety, economic self-sufficienct and reproductive choice for women and girls.
We are excited and proud to work with these groups.
Congreso: To initiate an outreach campaign focused on training Latina community advocates on the prevention of dating violence and domestic violence.
Friends of Farmworkers: To remedy legal issues of female migrant workers related to sexual harrassment, pregnancy and motherhood discrimination, equal pay issues, discrimination in hiring and promotion, unlawful termination and workplace violence.
GALAEI: To train local Latinas who will inform and educate the MExican community in South Philadelphia on community health/sex education issues with emphasis on HIV prevention.
Juntos: To mobilize Latina mothers on advocating for better ESL programs in Philadelphia public schools.
Chester County Maternal and Child Health Consortium: To educate local state legislators on the impact of reductions to public benefits on the local Latina community in Chester County.