Dear AFG Community,
Like you, my heart breaks seeing the tragic events unfold around the world. In the month where we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we draw attention to the current situation in Ukraine and its consequences on the lives of women and girls. Now more than ever, we must band together to amplify the voices of women and girls and ensure their rights are upheld.
Just recently, AFG had the opportunity to speak to the California Legislative Women’s Caucus about the findings from our Uniting Isolated Voices research and their implications for the California state budget. As we are frequently called upon to share information, resources, and data, we are building on our mission to reach more girls and gender-expansive youth. That’s why I am so excited to announce that AFG is furthering its impact by partnering with Los Angeles-based girl-serving organizations to co-create an AFG L.A.
In 2020, AFG commissioned a report, Girl, You Can Do Anything, to gain a deeper understanding of the lived experiences of girls of color within Los Angeles County. The report brought community-based organizations and leaders together to inform community stakeholders about what girls in the L.A. County neighborhoods say they need to thrive. We are thrilled to continue partnering with these impactful thought leaders who now form our AFG L.A. Advisory Team.
As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we look ahead to our next phase, in which girls beyond the borders of our Bay Area counties can benefit from all the resources offered to them. We cannot wait to celebrate the success of all our members and partners at our October conference and imagine together how to create another decade of change! This year for the first time ever, our conference will offer a hybrid experience, in-person and online, which means that this unforgettable gathering will be accessible to so many more girls and their champions across California and beyond.
Meet our AFG L.A. Advisory Team
AFG is privileged to have the support, expertise, and strategic thought partnership of our L.A. Advisory Team made up of inspiring women who will help us strengthen the girl-serving sector in Los Angeles. We are thrilled to have them on board!