Tutoring & Mentorship will mobilize the learning needs of Jackson's youth, particularly those living in low-income households, single-parent families and neighborhoods where violence and other factors not conducive for learning to exist. For Brown Girls, Inc. plans to partner with Boys & Girls Club of Central Mississippi and provide early interventions in the lives of disadvantaged youth who face learning challenges by supplying individual support, care and guidance that can help them achieve academic success. By cultivating trustworthy relationships, the tutor and/or mentor will serve as a medium for the child to receive the resources necessary for their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth.
For the eighth straight year, Mississippi has been identified as the most food insecure state in the country. Even though the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other similar programs help alleviate food insecurity in many communities, 30 percent of people struggling with hunger in Mississippi earn too much money to qualify for SNAP benefits. The Mississippi Food Network (MFN) has been feeding Mississippians since 1984. Their vision is to eliminate poverty-related hunger in our service area. Helping your local food bank is vital to the working poor in your community. Our goal is to partner with MFN and serve our service area by distributing donated and purchased food and grocery products to this agency.
For Brown Girls, Inc. will be participating in year round community service assisting the Community Kitchen at Stewpot that cater to the homeless and less fortunate. True happiness comes from feeling grateful for what you have and being able to spread joy without expecting anything in return. Most of us spend a lifetime learning this. You can experience fulfillment in the truest sense by returning something to the community. Material wealth can always be earned, but enjoying a feeling of fulfillment and gratification is possible only when you do something for others. Stewpot Community Services is located in West Jackson.
Jackson Public Schools understands that community involvement is a vital component for successful schools. It takes a village to raise a child. For Brown Girls, Inc. is a Partner in Education through The Adopt-a-School program which offers opportunities for support and encourage a specific school. As an adopter, we have a commitment of one year with a plan to be involved in several program areas such as charity, student achievement, student incentives, teacher appreciation, character development, career exploration, school improvements and community services.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: We are very proud to announce that For Brown Girls, Inc. is apart of the initiative, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central Mississippi. The American Cancer Society has an important mission – to free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer. For Brown Girls, Inc. was invited to participate and WE are honored. While working with passionate, determined people in this organization, we will volunteer in check-in/registration and participate in the walk in Jackson! The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a powerful event that raises awareness and funds to end breast cancer. Every year, over one million people gather in communities across the country to celebrate survivors and remember lost loved ones.
With every dollar we raise, you help us fund innovative research, educate people about how to reduce their risk for breast cancer or detect it early, and simply provide a hand to hold. Because of your dedication, we can make sure that no one facing breast cancer has to walk alone. NEVER WALK ALONE; WALK WITH US. Join our team!
We will be creating a "Wall of Hope" to promote this initiative.
For Brown Girls, Inc. will be working to fulfill the dream of home ownership for low-medium income families in the greater Jackson area. Habitat For Humanity is known to bring people together to build homes, community and hope. We are honored to participate with this organization and help create homes for low-income families in Jackson, Mississippi. Our partnership and participation with Habitat For Humanity Mississippi Capital Area is called #RESTOREJxn.
For Brown Girls, Inc. is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that represents a group of women from all walks of life. Our mission is to uplift, motivate, and cultivate the minds of women of color. "Empowered women, empower communities." Our main focus is strengthening marginalized communities.
Being innovative means doing things differently or doing things that have never been done before. On November 30, 2015, the founder and CEO of For Brown Girls, Inc., Kia Monique Jones envisioned a group of women consuming knowledge and strategically assisting in advocating for those who are disadvantaged in Mississippi. On that day, For Brown Girls, Inc. was born.
For Brown Girls, Inc. is dedicated to empowering women and girls to lead, create our future, and transform our world. Too many good ideas for making the world a better place go unheard or unrealized. For Brown Girls, Inc. wants to address these ideas.
Miss Jones has began to create a legacy where more Brown Girls around the world saw the vision and wanted to be apart of the legacy and a Change Agent for their communities. We are proud to announce that For Brown Girls, Inc. has expanded. As of January 1, 2018, we now have Chapters in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and Georgia.
We advance the interests of women, disadvantaged youth, and families through community service, mentoring, educational programs, advocacy, networking, and exercising the collective power of diverse women idealists with opportunities for action and collaboration.
From poverty to health, to education, our areas of focus offer the opportunity to dramatically improve the quality of life. So we build partnerships that bring together resources, expertise, and vision—working with the best organizations. around the globe to identify issues, find answers, and drive change.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions in the Jackson Metropolitan Area. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
For Brown Girls, Incorporated is recognized in the United States as tax exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible.
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P.O. Box 12519 Jackson, Mississippi 39236
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Saturday: By appointment