Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Sisterhood Agenda is an award-winning nonprofit organization that creates and implements sisterhood activities for women and girls around the globe. The organization promotes positive social change and has over 3,500 global partners in 34 countries. Global partners create an extensive sisterhood network to increase local organization capacity and unite women and girls. Sisterhood Agenda's SEA (Sisterhood Empowerment Academy), based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, attracts international participants. On global and local levels, Sisterhood Agenda addresses social, health, economic and cultural issues facing women and girls to promote positive life outcomes. Sisterhood Agenda's ...
Nov 5, 2015

Almost Ready for SHE Services

Sisterhood Agenda has identifed ten girls for SHE:  Sisters Healthy & Empowered program services.  They are residents of St. John between the ages of fifteen and sixteen.

We have also identified local resources for all of the SHE activities, including facilitators, yoga instructors, and water sports instructors.

Once Sisterhood Agenda's Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) eco-building is completed (next month), Sisterhood Agenda will schedule the SHE retreat.  We anticipate a retreat in December 2015 before local holidays and another SHE retreat in the next calendar year, 2016. 

We are anxious and excited to get started.  The girls are sure to have a great experience complete with sisterhood, support, empowerment, health and healing!

Nov 5, 2015

Phases 3 and 4 Done!

SEA Building Phase 3
SEA Building Phase 3

Thank you for all of your support during this important SEA project!  At Sisterhood Agenda, we are very pleased with our progress so far.  As you may know, construction tends to be a bit slower in the islands.  There are a number of factors why this is the case.  However, with our careful attention to eco-friendly design and process, we knew that it would be an educational process for all. Overall, the SEA project has been a very progressive one.

Phase 3 of the SEA building process included completion of the following tasks:

  • Prepped the 40′ shipping container for storage and occupancy
  • Examined hurricane resistance structuring with cost considerations
  • Building the foundation with concrete footings, columns, and flooring

Our builder has been commended for careful attention to our green building strategy.  For example, we utilized a lot of used materials, especially wood, to save our trees and other natural resources, plus reduce building costs.  Using the shipping container was also eco-friendly and cost-effective.

Phase 4 of the SEA building process included completion of the following tasks:

  • Flooring was completed
  • The water catchment system was expanded
  • Exterior walls were framed and erected
  • Materials were secured for roofing
  • More local contractors and reuse materials were identified

So far, so good! We anticipate completion of Phase 5 by the end of November 2015.

SEA Building Phase 3 pic2
SEA Building Phase 3 pic2
SEA Building Phase 3 pic3
SEA Building Phase 3 pic3

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Sep 15, 2015

Educational Activities from the SEA



Sisterhood Agenda's global empowerment activities will be implemented at the SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy.  We are currently building this unique eco-friendly space.  Online activities will also be shared via the SEA.

With our contractor and team members all together and ready to begin, Sisterhood Agenda is in construction mode as we began Phase II of our Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) building. Marking our expansion plan in orange spray paint-again!

We are so excited as we ordered some of our building materials and gathered reused items from other local building projects and brought them to our property to start the tasks at hand. Thank you to Dave Carlson from Dave Carlson Construction for donating windows and doors from one of his renovation projects!

Phase II includes the following steps:

First:  the foundation, including concrete footings, pillars, hurricane brackets, and plywood flooring.

Second:  the walls, patio doors, and windows.

Third:  the roof, including hurricane brackets, rooftop deck, and covered porch areas.

After Phase II, we will begin the interior process to construct the following:  kitchen, bathrooms, storage.  This is Phase III, our final construction phase, before beginning the exterior hardscaping and landscaping. 

Not only are we moving forward with the construction of the green building... Sisterhood Agenda is also excited about making progress on newly planned initiatives for the SEA, training for SEA staff, and the new SEA website, coming soon!

We are thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful project that unites a wonderful team of individuals who may have never met or worked together.  Men, women and girls of all ethnicities and backgrounds are coming together for the SEA.

 
   

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