Earlier this week, attendees of the Philanthropic Round Table in New York City participated in a lively conversation about how to engage girls and women to be strategic philanthropists. Many thanks to our panelists, sponsors, and partner in offering this event, Miss Hall’s School.
While in New York, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Professional Development Jen Shakeshaft visited the Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA) Public Charter School, which opened last fall with its first class of 9th grade girls. Jen enjoyed a student-led tour, during which the girls shared what they appreciate most about their school, such as the small class size, individualized attention, and the sense of trust and responsibility the school leaders place in the students. Jen also met with BELA’s co-founders, Head of School Nicia Fullwood and Dean of Advancement Shannon Riley.
In her hometown of Atlanta, Director of Strategic Communications & Research Olivia Haas visited the Global Village Project (GVP), a private, tuition-free middle school serving newly arrived refugee girls aged 11-18. GVP equips its students with the academic and life skills needed to succeed in high school and college. Olivia toured the classrooms with Head of School Amy Pelissero and Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator Cassie Leymarie. With over 150 volunteers working with the administrators and faculty to support 45 girls from 12 countries who collectively speak more than 17 different languages, GVP lives its motto, “We dream the world one girl at a time.”