Celebrating Pride Month

Happy #WakeUpWednesday day and happy #pridemonth! Today, we want to share some education resources for you and your loved ones to learn about the origins of Pride Month. The goal of our page is to enlighten our readers about our communities’ histories and present day issues by providing open, honest, and thorough education. The article…

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Suffrage Saturday: Maude Craig

It’s #SuffrageSaturday! Today, we want to introduce you to Maude Craig (pictured left). Craig was born in Austin, Texas in February 1880. She attended Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College, and she taught as a public school teacher for her entire life. Alongside being a teacher, Craig had a passion for activism. She helped…

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Suffrage Saturday: Sarah Massey Overton

Happy #SuffrageSaturday, folks! Today, we’d like you to meet another phenomenal suffrage activist, Sarah Massey Overton! Overton was born in Massachusetts, and she moved to California as a young girl. They joined a budding Black community in San Jose, and there she joined the Phoenixonian Institute and learned to read, write, and play music. It…

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#WomensEqualityDay20

It #WomensEqualityDay! Today we celebrate the adoption of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which prohibits our state and federal governments from denying the right to vote to U.S. citizens on the basis of sex. Earlier this month, the New York Times spotlighted activists who are the ancestors of famous suffragists, for example Ida B. Wells,…

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Why the United State of Women Matters

Our Executive Director, Karen Sterk, recently joined forces with Michele Ozumba of the Women’s College Coalition and JRF Board Member, Linda Brigham of Coca-Cola and Letty Ashworth of Delta Air Lines on a girls’ trip to the United State of Women White House Summit. From the moment they arrived at 6:15 a.m., they stood amidst long…

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Press Release: Prosperity Together

Local Organization joins $100 Million Pledge to Create Pathways to Economic Security for Women and Their Families in America Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund Joins the Partnership to Demonstrate the Collective Power of Women’s Foundations in Effective Grantmaking Athens, Georgia—Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund, a member of Prosperity Together, a nonpartisan partnership of public U.S. women’s foundations,…

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