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Mar 22, 2019

Global Girls & ACEs

Sisterhood Agenda & Mass Triggering Trauma
Sisterhood Agenda & Mass Triggering Trauma

We are so excited as we enter 2019, new and improved and beautiful-even more beautiful than before because we are stronger with greater resilience.  Our building and our spirits are full of hope and joy as we continue our important mission to educate, support, and empower women and girls around the globe with a diverse and inclusive sisterhood.

We continue to scale our girl empowerment programs as we add new global partners, community collaborators, and girl power resources. Our constituents continue their interest in trauma, trauma-informed care and services. For example, our educational segments about ACEs, Adverse Childhood Experiences, has been very well received with almost 2,000 ACE surveys completed to date. New ACE surveys are being taken and submitted weekly for analysis.

Our SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy facility on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a special and important place, part of Sisterhood Agenda's larger vision of health and healing support. While we had great damage from Hurricane Irma, we are bouncing back with great support from people like you and other agencies. Working together, we are doing great things.

In addition to our SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy on St. John, Sisterhood Agenda set up a stateside administrative office in the Baltimore-Washington geographic area. From this location, we are meeting and organizing for greater efficiency, impact, and connection.

Throughout 2019, Sisterhood Agenda will celebrate its 25 years of service with several activities, events, and programs. We anticipate hosting at least one public activity at the SEA for youth, local partners, and agencies. Other activities will be for our program participants with confidential sessions closed to the public. Our eco suites have been booked through the season.

We are still receiving funds for this project until it is completed-thank you! We appreciate your support. It has taken longer than expected. However, St. John is a very small island. We are fortunate to be able to receive resources and rebuild successfully. We are grateful for your gifts and interest in our project.

In the Spirit of Sisterhood,
Angela D. Coleman
Founder & President

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Sisterhood Support
Sisterhood Agenda Anti-Bullying
Sisterhood Agenda Anti-Bullying

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Jan 15, 2019

New SHE Activities in Maryland

SHE:  Sisters Healthy & Empowered
SHE: Sisters Healthy & Empowered

For over 25 years, Sisterhood Agenda has been addressing violence against women and girls as one of the largest public health crisis of our time.  Over 90% of women have experienced two or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) by the time they are eighteen years old. ACEs increases risk for chronic diseases, from heart disease and cancer, to depression and substance abuse, even premature death.  

 

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by trauma, creating coping mechanisms and behaviors that take them further from optimal health. Traumatic experiences, lack of knowledge and lack of social support place women and girls at risk.  Being untethered, social isolation further marginalizes victims and survivors, increasing their chances of disease, depression, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 

The goals and objectives of Sisterhood Agenda’s SHE program are:  1) to create and test an innovative safe space facility plan that will physically reflect and support an empowerment model and that can be replicated nationally, and 2) to implement and evaluate a process for the empowerment of women and girls that addresses the impact of trauma, builds resilience, and results in the optimization of holistic health. 

 

We are so excited about starting SHE activities at our new facility in Maryland.  There we will increase knowledge of trauma, resilience, and protective factors for 48-60 girls per year in Baltimore County. 

 

Sisterhood Agenda’s SHE is coordinated with schools and other Sisterhood Agenda partners.  SHE participants meet once each week for 14 weeks. Youth workers facilitate the specific, standardized activities in the SHE curriculum, which is a selective set of engaging activities that are well-researched and evidence-based.

 

Sisterhood empowers and heals. Partnership is the key to Sisterhood Agenda’s success. 

 

Thank you for all of your support!

SHE:  Sisters Healthy & Empowered
SHE: Sisters Healthy & Empowered

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Dec 26, 2018

Ready to Begin Again in 2019

We are so excited as we enter 2019, new and improved and beautiful-even more beautiful than before because we are stronger with greater resilience.  Our building and our spirits are full of hope and joy as we continue our important mission to educate, support, and empower women and girls around the globe with a diverse and inclusive sisterhood.

Our SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy facility on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a special and important place, part of Sisterhood Agenda's larger vision.  While we had great damage from Hurricane Irma, we are bouncing back with great support from people like you and other agencies.  Working together, we are doing great things.

Throughout 2019, Sisterhood Agenda will celebrate its 25 years of service with several activities, events, and programs.  We anticipate hosting at least one public activity at the SEA for youth, local partners, and agencies. Other activities will be for our program participants with confidential sessions closed to the public.  Our eco suites have been booked through the season. 

We are still receiving funds for this project until it is completed-thank you!  We appreciate your support.  It has taken longer than expected.  However, St. John is a very small island. We are fortunate to be able to receive resources and rebuild successfully.  We are grateful for your gifts and interest in our project.

In the Spirit of Sisterhood,
Angela D. Coleman
Founder & President

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