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...
Feb 6, 2015

SHE Retreats in St. John

Our SHE:  Sisters Healthy & Empowered project was not selected for federal funding, but our spirits are not deterred!

Sisterhood Agenda has been addressing the health, cultural and social issues of women and girls of African descent for twenty years. Through our work, we have discovered how trauma, both present and historical, can have disturbing effects on the health, self-sufficiency, and welfare of woman and girls. We are committed to helping women and girls heal for positive physical and emotional health and well-being.

The most vulnerable age group is 15-18 years old where the impact of traumatic violence expresses itself in unwanted pregnancies, reproductive health complications, and sexually transmitted infections. This is also the time in life when young women’s hopes and aspirations for the future are often derailed and life-changing economic decisions are made.

Our goal is to create a female empowerment model where causes and effects of trauma are understood, thereby increasing awareness and support and allowing the healing process of mind and body to establish a strong foundation of empowerment and resilience. 

Sisterhood Agenda recently received local support from the Rotary of St. John for its SHE:  Sisters Healthy & Empowerred program-we are grateful for this support!  Our plan is to leverage these funds to generate interest and raise additional dollars to help our sisters in need, particularly our girls.

Last year, Sisterhood Agenda submitted two proposals to private foundations-we did not receive one of them and we are still waiting to hear back from the other. Your support is making a difference! Specifically, we are raising funds to hire a part-time program coordinator, purchase fitness supplies for water sports, and for project staff to attend trauma training at The Trauma Resolution Center in Miami, Florida.

Sisterhood Agenda will also hold retreats at the new Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) for adult women, all in the spirit of sisterhood.  These retreats are in high demand and we look forward to offering this unique service.

There is more to come and we look forward to having a very productive year with SHE!

Feb 6, 2015

Empowering Black Girls Around the World

We are so excited about our new Sisterhood Empowerment Academy! This is the base for the Global Educational Empowerment project which is serving 100,000 through our 3,500 global partners.

We have enlisted the support of a brand strategist and outreach strategist to target girls within our global sisterhood network with clear, consistent messages about health, healing, critical thinking, and life skills within a sisterhood mentoring framework. 

To raise funds for project materials that are distributed to each participant (books, youth incentives, journals), we developed a sponsorship program where we accept program, special event, digital, and SEA sponsors in amounts varying from $500 to $30,000.

Sisterhood Agenda is the only agency of its kind focusing on the social, cultural, and economic needs of women and girls of African descent on an international scale.  Everyone can put Sisterhood on the Agenda!

Thank you for your continued support.

Jan 29, 2015

The SEA is Amost Here!

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Architectural Drawing1

Your Support Makes the Difference

Using the Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) to establish a safe, female-centered eco-facility to deliver its unique programs, Sisterhood Agenda's holistic, trauma-informed approach to women and girls’ empowerment moves women and girls from in-crisis and at-risk to safe and stable with an increased capacity to thrive.

Want to learn more about the SEA? Visit sisterhoodagenda.com for more information.

The SEA incorporates permaculture design and consists of 1,680 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting spaces with a multi-media center, and library.The SEA eco-facility is adjacent to Frank Bay, a U.S. Virgin Islands National Park and protected wildlife refuge.  Sisterhood Agenda has secured donations for the SEA, including building materials, furniture, and program supplies.

Our building plan, designed by architect William Willigerod, has been submitted and we are waiting for local permits to break ground-coming soon! 

The SEA project includes organic fruit, vegetable, and herb gardens with native stonework and ocean views. 

A special note of gratitude goes to SEA donors like you who continue to put Sisterhood on your Agenda. Because you care, we start building soon.

Sisterhood Agenda is still seeking support to raise the $178,000 project budget. 

How can you participate? YOU CAN BECOME A SEA AMBASSADOR!

The SEA Ambassador is an opportunity for individuals to make valuable investments in the SEA, our environment, women and girls, and our community.  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) investments are expansive: each payment represents unique potential to make a difference at both the local community and global levels simultaneously. SEA Ambassadors choose between seven levels of participation:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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Architectural Drawing2
SEA Logo
SEA Logo
Frank Bay, the VI National Park beach near the SEA
Frank Bay, the VI National Park beach near the SEA
Sisterhood on St. John
Sisterhood on St. John
View From the Land Parcel for the SEA
View From the Land Parcel for the SEA

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