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Collective of Young Mothers and Women Organizing for Education, Justice, Leadership and Success www.sistasontherise.com Mission * Vision * Goals * Herstory. Sistas on the Rise Collective. members. Sistas on the Rise Organizational Structure. Legalities. SistaSustain.

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Collective of Young Mothers and Women

Organizing for Education, Justice, Leadership and Success

www.sistasontherise.com

Mission * Vision * Goals * Herstory


Sistas on the rise collective
Sistas on the Rise Collective

members

Sistas on the Rise

Organizational Structure

Legalities

SistaSustain

Organizational Policies

SistaSoul

Leadership Circle

Youth Leaders

& Adult Staff

Stipend & Paid

Board of Directors

Leadership Circle

Volunteers

Fundraising

Staff

SistaCypher

Administration

SistaOrganize

Money Management

Staff

Coordination of Program


Young Women & Mothers Collective Leadership:

Decision Making, Planning & Implementation


Surveys say top 5 reasons 7 out of 10 young moms not graduating from high school
SURVEYS SAY: TOP 5 REASONS 7 out of 10 young moms not graduating from high school

  • CHILDCARE

  • INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

  • FAMILY/RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE

  • HOUSING

  • JOBS


Organizing Campaign Goal #1:Preserve and Increase number of childcare slots, locations and/or vouchers available to young mothersAlliances * CoalitionsActions * Meetings

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Organizing Campaign #2Ensure Young Mothers Rights and Responsibilities are known and made available to youth, parents and school personnel

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Issues jobs housing relationship violence
ISSUES: Jobs, Housing & Relationship Violence

  • Peer to Peer Support and Community Discussions

  • Developing housing and/or young mom drop-in centers

  • After-school Leadership Development and Success Program (Personal to Political, We Women Keep Our Skies From Falling & New Blood)

  • Stipend Leadership Circle & Internship Positions

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Do you think sistas on the rise approach works
Do you think Sistas on the Rise Approach Works?

ORGANIZATIONAL:

65% of active members graduate and go on to higher education; 2 were valedictorians

NATIONAL:

$25 million allotted to each state

CITYWIDE:CHILDCARE

$37.4 million re-allocated to ACS

Eliminated NYC Proof Of Paternity Requirement for childcare services

NYC Chancellor Joel C. Klein issued a commitment to keep 4 LYFE centers OPEN!

  • safe space, childcare, opportunity, training and encouragement!


Challenges
CHALLENGES…

  • Recession & Economic Situation; Cycling out of most foundation’s grant opportunities; Securing New Funding

  • Closing of the Pregnant and Parenting Schools; Build a new organizing and outreach strategy

  • Young Mother Attendance Consistency and Retention

  • Collective Members Accountability and Organizational Restructuring

  • Administrations (Key Decision Makers) Willingness to meet with young moms


Thank you !

New York Women’s Foundation

And all Sistas on the Rise Supporters, You make us Stronger!!!


Collective of Young Mothers and Women

Organizing for Education, Justice, Leadership and Success

Organizational Coordinator “Zera” Catrina Davis

718-991-6003 [email protected]

www.sistasontherise.com


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