The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) is a community-based organization dedicated to preparing today's girls for tomorrow's world. LESGC’s mission is “to raise the next generation of environmental, entrepreneurial and ethical leaders.” LESGC connects girls and young women to healthy and successful futures.
As part of the Angel Alliance and as a mentor, I help to support the creation and maintenance of these programs – including but not limited to mentoring, health & wellness, arts, academic support, and career training programs – all hosted in the lower east side and at our state-of-the-art center on Avenue D.
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Founded in 1996 by neighborhood mothers, entrepreneurs, artists, and community activists to address the lack of services and facilities for girls in our community, we now serve over 1,000 girls and young women aged 10-23 annually. The girls and young women in our program are using their voices and talents to create movements, demonstrations, art, music, and products that promote gender justice, barrier and ceiling dismantling, anti-violence, mental and physical wellness, environmental justice, civic and political engagement.
We are committed to providing our girls and their community with the tools and experiences they need to overcome, and eradicate, the barriers that may limit their potential, uplift their communities, and promote systematic equity.