Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Sisterhood Agenda is an award-winning nonprofit organization that creates and implements activities for women and girls with special emphasis on females of African descent who are historically at-risk and traditionally underserved. The organization promotes empowerment through: sisterhood, self-development, self-knowledge and self-esteem. Sisterhood Agenda serves over 5 million constituents each year and has over 3,000 Global Partners in 32 countries. Global Partners create an extensive sisterhood network to increase local organization capacity and empower women and girls. Sisterhood Agenda's Global Training Academy, based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, attracts international participan...
Aug 10, 2011

Progressing with Finesse, Dignity & Pride

Sisterhood/Brotherhood Program
Sisterhood/Brotherhood Program

Greetings!  Please find updated information about Sisterhood Agenda’s Global Training Academy in the U.S. Virgin Islands and related project activities.

NEW ACTIVITIES

The Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy currently holds monthly Global Sisterhood Conference Planning Committee meetings via webinar format.  These important meetings about the upcoming conference have been held since April 2011. Sisterhood Agenda’s inaugural global conference is scheduled for November 2012.  Committee members represent the geographical areas of the Virgin Islands, United States, and West Africa.

Sisterhood Agenda completed its first Sisterhood/Brotherhood Career & Life Skills Summer Training Program in St. Thomas this summer [please see press release].  News articles were featured in St. John Source, Tradewinds, and The Virgin Islands Daily News.

Consistent with its Positive Media campaign and mission to uplift women and girls and aid in their self-development, Sisterhood Agenda is creating a new website.  The new site will be a more interactive, multi-media experience.  Sisterhood Agenda is also fundraising and collaborating with Global Partners to produce a new media project for online and local television broadcasting.

Sisterhood Agenda founder and President, Angela D. Coleman, was featured in the July 2011 University of Phoenix alumni magazine, Phoenix Focus.  The article, part of the publication’s global issue, can be accessed online:  http://www.phoenixfocus.com/2011-07/alumni-profiles-angela-coleman/#.

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WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

Sisterhood Agenda’s Global Training Academy is a globally connected, large-scale,  holistic, female-centered approach to empowering girls, young women, parents, and educators using proven programmatic strategies combined with cultural relevance and positive, alternative media.

 

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May 13, 2011

Lots of Activities for Women and Girls in the VI!

Office on Women
Office on Women's Health

Greetings!  Please find updated information about Sisterhood Agenda's Sisterhood Empowerment Project, and Sisterhood Agenda’s Global Training Academy in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  

PROJECT SUMMARY:  PLEASE BECOME A FUNDER!
Sisterhood Agenda’s Sisterhood Empowerment Project is the only project of its kind:  it is a large-scale,  holistic, female-centered approach to empowering girls, young women, parents, and educators using proven programmatic strategies combined with cultural relevance and positive, alternative media, all implemented at the grassroots, community level. There are over 3,000 partner agencies that Sisterhood Agenda works with and the girls need our assistance.

NEW ACTIVITIES
The Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy held the following webinars:  1) Sisters:  Healthy & Empowered, 2) Black is Beautiful, and 3) Modern Goddess. 

Sponsored by the VI Department of Human Services, Sisterhood Agenda plans to train 10 Virgin Island-based nonprofits for A Journey Toward Womanhood implementation in May 2011. Sisterhood Agenda celebrated National Women’s Health Week May 9-May 13, 2011 with Sisters: Healthy & Empowered (SHE) in St. John.

Other Sisterhood Agenda accomplishments include:

¬      Sisterhood Community Meetings

¬      Global Training Academy launched

¬      First Annual Female Empowerment Conference for Girls (Department of Education)

¬      First Annual New Year’s Eve Youth Extravaganza

¬      A Journey Toward Womanhood implementation

¬      DVSAC Conference for Women & Girls:  opening ceremony and workshop

¬      YWCA Yellow Elder Celebrating Women & Girls

¬      A Journey Toward Womanhood Training (Department of Human Services)

¬      Sisters:  Healthy & Empowered (SHE) Weight Control, Health & Wellness

¬      Proposal for VI Schools (DOE), CDBG application

¬      Features:  TV2, Graffiti Street WTJX, VI Daily News, St. John Source, St. John Tradewinds

¬      Global Sisterhood Conference-date TBA

Sisterhood Agenda is recruiting members for its Global Sisterhood Conference Planning Committee.  Regular webinar meetings are held for this committee.  Sisterhood Agenda is also recruiting volunteers to work with its Global Partners in the Virgin Islands.

Sisters:  Healthy & Empowered (SHE)
Sisters: Healthy & Empowered (SHE)
Apr 5, 2011

Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy Launched with Success!

Sisterhood Agenda launched its Global Training Academy in October 2010.  While Sisterhood Agenda’s Global Training Academy is new in the Virgin Islands, Sisterhood Agenda is an award-winning global nonprofit organization that was founded almost twenty years ago by Princeton graduate and Ashoka Fellow Angela D. Coleman, a resident of St. John.  Serving over 5 million constituents each year with over 3,000 Global Partner agencies in 32 countries, Sisterhood Agenda’s new Global Training Academy in the U.S. Virgin Islands includes youth activities, programs, training sessions, workshops, and retreats, plus an expansion of its innovative online media and educational system.  

In November 18, 2010, Sisterhood Agenda led the First Annual Female Empowerment Conference for Girls in St. Thomas, sponsored by the Virgin Islands Department of Education.  Angela D. Coleman, President of Sisterhood Agenda, was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from VI Superintendent Jeanette Smith-Barry.

In December 2010, Sisterhood Agenda’s First AnnualYouth Extravaganza event was a great success.  “Sisterhood Agenda is here to empower women and girls in the Virgin Islands and around the world.  Women, girls and service providers will come here for youth programs, training, workshops, retreats, and other educational activities that uplift and aid in the self-development of women and girls,” states Coleman, President.  The agency creates and implements activities for women and girls with special emphasis on females of African descent who are historically at risk, traditionally underserved and marginalized. Sisterhood Agenda’s four empowerment principles are: sisterhood, self-knowledge, self-development, and self-esteem.

Many believe that this type of youth development is critical: “We have to pay attention because they are our next generation of leaders, teachers, and entrepreneurs.  They need our guidance, protection, love and support so that they make good decisions for themselves and their communities. This is truly a community effort where everyone is invited to participate.” 

Coleman’s vision is to establish the Academy as a training ground for parents, service providers and others interested in uplifting and supporting women and girls in their development. 

In addition to the two events in 2010, Sisterhood Agenda President performed Opening Ceremonies for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC) Women and Girls Conference on March 26, 2011 and led a workshop entitled, How Women Lead. Sisterhood Agenda also participated in the YWCA of the Virgin Islands Yellow Elder event celebrating women and girls on April 2, 2011.

In addition to the Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy, Sisterhood Agenda activities in 2011 included:

JANUARY 2011
Registration begins for Summer Series
A Journey Toward Womanhood
Motherhood Retreat
Hosted by the Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy
In St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

FEBRUARY 2011
Celebrating Black History Everyday!
Free Webinar:  Black is Beautiful
Hosted by www.sisterhoodagenda.com 

Sisterhood Team:  Relay for Life
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

MARCH 2011
Celebrating Women’s History Everyday!
Free Webinar:  Modern Goddess

APRIL 2011
Registration begins for Sisterhood Empowerment Conference
Hosted by the Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy
In St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

A summary of Sisterhood Agenda programs:

  • Sisterhood Empowerment Project
  • A Journey Toward Womanhood
  • Positive Media
  • Sisters:  Healthy & Empowered (SHE) Weight Control, Health & Wellness System
  • Sisters In Business

www.sisterhoodagenda.com.

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