Join The New York Women’s Foundation and the Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship for our fifth annual True Partnerships event showcasing the result of a cross-sector partnership between young women of color, local government, community organizations and philanthropy, the Young Women’s Initiative. The Young Women’s Initiative (YWI) is the nation’s first-ever initiative dedicated to young women of color. YWI supports young women in overcoming systemic racial and gender inequality and to improve life outcomes in economic security and justice, education, health and safety.
Led by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, YWI is rooted in participatory governance. The work leading up to the YWI report and recommendations was co-led by a Young Women’s Advisory Council whose chairs and members are young women and trans youth of color. Speaker Mark-Viverito also engaged two co-chairs from community organizations, and The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) President and CEO, Ana Oliveira. Through this collaboration, the YWI has secured new philanthropic funding for programs targeting girls, young women and trans/gender-fluid youth of color in New York City, making for a historic commitment of $20M for girls and young women of color. Hear first hand from the change makers involved in this exciting partnership!
We are excited to welcome the following guest speakers for our discussion:
Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Council Speaker
Dr. Danielle R. Moss, Co-Chair of the NY City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative & President of Black Agency Executives
Ana Oliveira, President and CEO, The New York Women’s Foundation