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CSSP Accelerating Change Award

 

The Center for the Study of Social Policy seeks to honor innovative initiatives that reach diverse populations of cisgender and transgender young women and girls of color and create opportunities for their well-being and success. These innovations disrupt the trajectory experienced by young women and girls of color from the compounding and often negative effects of gender and racial discrimination, personal and community violence and involvement in foster care, juvenile justice and other intervening public systems. This award celebrates the most compelling and creative interventions making a difference in young women and girls’ everyday lives. Selected recipients will join a network of like-minded partners to share ideas and help accelerate positive change and promising futures for women and girls of color nationally. 


 


Accelerating Change Award

On September 26, 2017, the Center for the Study of Social Policy announced three winners of the 2017 Accelerating Change Award. In addition to national recognition for their innovative initiatives, the three recipients will be part of an Accelerating Change Network. The awardees have each demonstrated a commitment to reaching and serving diverse populations of cisgender and transgender young women and girls of color who are involved or at high risk of involvement in public systems and creating opportunities for their well-being and success.

The 2017 recipients for the Accelerating Change Award are:

  • Gwen’s Girls, a Pittsburgh-based organization that empowers girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education and experiences.
  • Pathways PA, a residential program, headquartered in Holmes, Pa., that guides homeless and runaway young women and girls by providing programming and services.
  • Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, a research-based organization in Jacksonville, Fl. that provides an advocacy platform to address the policies, processes and practices that result in the disparate treatment of young women and girls.
Read the full press release here.
 
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