Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP (D2F) has been at the forefront of positivity for social change in girls for 20 years. Despite the plague of social ills facing urban girls, D2F develops trail blazers and leaders which combat apathy with HOPE. The impact of holistic services provided by D2F to girls and parents; identifies problems, develops strategies for resolution, and creates new paradigms for youth, family and community engagement.
Demoiselle 2 Femme has…
• Served more than 3,000 girls in the Far South and South Suburban communities teaching the benefits of risk-avoidance, educational attainment (college access) and leadership;
• Assisted more than 400 first–generation college students in obtaining a Bachelor’s degree.
Provided approximately $25,550 in academic scholarships to college bound students;
• Serviced over 300 girls through the South Side Coalition on Urban Girls 1st Annual Girls On Fire
Conference in collaboration with Chicago Public Schools and will disseminate over 5,000 copies of the
“Girls in the City – South Side Edition” Resource Guide (Spring 2014);
• Disseminated information to over 2,000 students, school faculty and community residents for
purposes of reducing teen and unplanned pregnancy through Project 38;
• Recruited 200 student Ambassadors at 7 Chicago Public High Schools in an effort to reduce school youth violence through the Partnership for a Better Roseland “Choose Life” Community Base Participatory Research Project with Northwestern University;
• Provided parent education services including father-specific services to more than 1,000 parents;
• Hosted annual PAUSE Community Awareness events to over 600 mothers and daughters in recognition of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (more than 200 tested for HIV/AIDS) and Diabetes Awareness;
• Hosted 4 Cohorts of D2F PHIT to reduce diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity to 210 mothers and daughters within the Greater Roseland community;
• Community Transformative Design through Femme 2 S.T.E.M. project that created a playground space for Roseland resident and transformed a classroom in Fenger High School;
• Provided financial literacy to 280 adults and children through Project Hopeful in partnership with CHASE Bank;
• Developed more than 60 partnerships with faith and community based organizations, schools, and universities;
• Successfully managed over 5 million dollars through federal, state and private foundation grants.