FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Players Collaborative Fund has donated $10,000 each to Get Girls Going (GGG) and Resilient Sisterhood Project (RSP). With these latest grants, the coalition of Revolution players has granted $180,000 to grassroots organizations in New England that are leaders in the ongoing effort to promote social equity and fight systemic racism.
“The work the Resilient Sisterhood Project and Get Girls Going do to empower young women and girls is crucial to our communities,” said New England Revolution goalkeeper and Black Players for Change President and Co-Founder Earl Edwards Jr. “We’re excited to partner with both of these organizations and be a part of their growth as their impactful work continues.”
The mission of Get Girls Going (GGG) is to empower Black teen girls to create social enterprises that solve problems in the world, and in doing so equips them to be leaders that challenge racial and gender inequities that prevent them from success. Focusing on social innovation and enterprises, mentorship and sisterhood, youth leadership, equity, community engagement, and entrepreneurial mindsets, GGG offers consulting, training, workshops, and webinars to empower young entrepreneurs to pursue their goals and foster change in their communities.
"We believe that donations such as these represent more than just financial contributions. They are a symbol of hope, support, and potential for the black high school girls we serve in Boston. The New England Revolution's commitment to our cause helps us empower these young women to chase their aspirations, overcome challenges, and develop into confident leaders of tomorrow,” stated Nana Younge, GGG Founder and Executive Director. “The impact of this donation is immeasurable because it has the power to transform lives. We are excited for this new formed partnership with the New England Revolution and opportunity for our organization to collaborate and make an impact together."
Founded in 2012, the Resilient Sisterhood Project (RSP) is a Boston-based non-profit raising awareness and empowering women and young adults of African descent affected by diseases of the reproductive system. Their vision is to transform communities to engage in conversations in regards to diseases of the reproductive system and other reproductive health conditions that disproportionally affect Black women. Representing a venue of support, activism, and empowerment, RSP hosts workshops and trainings to educate communities on reproductive health through a cultural and social justice lens.
"The beginning of a partnership is always an exciting time. We want to thank the New England Revolution for their generous support of the Resilient Sisterhood Project and its mission,” RSP Founder and Executive Director Lilly Marcelin stated. “We look forward to collaborating on future activities and projects."
Each beneficiary of the Revolution Players Collaborative Fund, which is funded by the Kraft family, is selected by a coalition of Revolution players including several members of Black Players for Change, an independent organization consisting of over 170 Black players, coaches, and staff of MLS, working to bridge the racial equality gap that exists in society. GGG and RSP join previous beneficiaries Dress for Success Providence, Bottom Line Boston, Inner City Weightlifting, the Center for Health & Justice Transformation, New England Culinary Arts Training (NECAT), the Emerging Adult Court of Hope (EACH), The Theater Offensive, the North Shore Juneteenth Association, Breakthrough Greater Boston, Chica Project, and Women of Color Entrepreneurs.
ABOUT BLACK PLAYERS FOR CHANGE:
Black Players for Change (BPC) is an independent 501(c)(3) organization consisting of over 170+ Black players, coaches and staff of MLS, working to bridge the racial equality gap that exists in society. BPC is committed to tackling the racial injustices that have limited Black people from having an equitable stake in the game of soccer and society. Among the many goals the organization strives to advance the attention on human rights inequalities from protest to programs, partnerships and policies that address systemic discrimination. For more information visit www.BlackPlayersForChange.org or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. #TogetherThereWillBeChange.