About Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP

Demoiselle 2 Femme (D2F) is nonprofit organization with a rich history of providing community-based programs to girls on the far south side of Chicago as well as the south suburbs. The mission of D2F is to provide holistic services, education, instruction, and training to assist adolescent females in a successful transition to womanhood. In fulfilling its mission, D2F has provided prevention, education, and college access services to more than 7,000 girls in the Chicagoland community for over 25 years. D2F was founded in December 1994 as a mentorship program for girls in the Englewood community. D2F operated as a self-sustained program for several years through the commitment of a few community partners and a host of dedicated volunteer mentors.

The success of D2F has been featured in several news outlets and has been described by Ebony Magazine as “a girl-serving organization making an impact in Chicago.” In 2010, D2F founded the Coalition on Urban Girls-Chicago to advocate for the health, safety, and wellness of girls as well as the HOPE Network of Schools and four other social impact organizations. The vision of the Hope Network of Schools is to open the Katherine G. Johnson S.T.E.A.M. (STEM+ARTS) School for Girls as the first, K-8, STEAM school for girls in the state of Illinois. In 2018, the Christian Guild – a 75-year-old organization – came under the auspice of D2F and is committed to preparing the next generation of 21st Century leaders.