Rise Sister Rise has changed her name!
Welcome to Black Girl Rising, Inc. In order to incorporate as an official organization so that we can do more to “Place Black Girls At Promise”, we changed our name. We are now a not-for-profit 501.C3 organization with tax-deductible status. Our Vision, our Mission, and our work with Black girls have not changed.
We thank you for your continued support.
Founded in 2010, the vision of Black Girl Rising Inc., formerly known as Rise Sister Rise, is to ensure that all African American girls live lives of authenticity, equality, and resiliency. With the collective work and responsibility of women and men who care about Black girls, our girls will be self-loving, empowered leaders, and advocates for change. The mission of Black Girl Rising, Inc. is to research and evaluate the ways in which Black girls experience their lives, especially in the areas of trauma and resiliency; to serve as a catalyst for institutional and policy change that will enhance the likelihood of improving outcomes for African American girls and their families; and to create programs, products, and services that will encourage community engagement with a focus on change and collaboration, to influence the quality of life of Black girls.
The work of Black Girl Rising Inc. is strategically designed to do the following:
1. Research and evaluation of African American girls’ lived experiences,
2. Creation of programs, products, and services that encourage positive community engagement,
3. Provision and dissemination of research, programs, products & services, and information regarding the lives and promise of Black girls to public and private institutions, individuals, and entities in the United States and elsewhere,
4. To serve as an advocate on behalf of African American girls and their families, and
5. Organization and presentation of academic, cultural, and other activities and events, which help achieve items one through four above.
Fran Frazier, MA | Principal Investigator
Thank you for your interest in Placing Black girls at Promise! We look forward to working with you as, together, we help our girls navigate their way toward resiliency. Every day I enter a school building, walk through a mall, look out my car window as I drive, I see a Black girl and wonder about her. Is she at promise or at risk? Our approach to this work is unique. We collected data and shared the results. Through the local networks created, we are building a collective community enhancing the strengths and addressing challenges revealed in the data. Black Girl Rising Inc™ and the work of others suggest that Black girls living in urban areas are exposed to more traumatic stressors than other children. We want the lives of Black girls to reflect collective work and responsibility by their families, communities, leaders, and government. Placing Black girls at promise means we talk to girls, those at risk, and those who are doing well. We ask the hard questions that may not be “any of our business” but we ask them because we want them to be “placed at promise.”
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Partners care about black girls and align with the vision of Black Girl Rising, Inc., to lead the charge in creating historic opportunities for our girls that improve their social, emotional and economic outcomes in life. We appreciate their support in helping place Black girls at promise.