Join us for our Quarterly Meeting!

Coalition on Urban Girls– Chicago

(Formerly the South Side Coalition on Urban Girls)

The Coalition has aligned its strategic goals with the five pillars presented in the “Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color Report”, commissioned by the White House Council on Women and Girls. This quarter’s meeting will address:

Topic: Pillar #3: Inclusive S.T.E.M. Education

Significant opportunity gaps exist in STEM education and careers for women, especially for women and girls of color. Although more women graduate from college and participate in graduate programs than men, women’s participation in science and engineering significantly differs by field of study, at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Come and hear our panel of experts discuss barriers and opportunities for inclusive STEM education. There will be a special presentation on findings from a STEM research study conducted by girls in the Roseland community. After each quarterly meeting a special “Think Tank” is hosted to develop an action plan to specifically address the pillar. Join one of our work groups and network with other organizations and institutions committed to the success of girls in Chicago!

Our Next Quarterly Meeting is Scheduled for:

Wednesday, September 21st

10 a.m. – Noon

Kids Science Lab
1801 S. Indiana, Chicago, IL 60616
(Street Parking)

*This meeting will serve as the official launch of the Coalition on Urban Girls-Chicago*

 

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FIVE PILLARS FOR ADVANCING EQUITY IN WOMEN AND GIRLS OF COLOR:
Pillar 1: Fostering School Success and Reducing Unnecessary Discipline
Pillar 2: Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable & Striving Girls
Pillar 3: Inclusive STEM Education
Pillar 4: Sustaining Reductions in Teen Pregnancy
Pillar 5: Economic Prosperity

Meetings will make reference to the following reports:

“Advancing Equity in Women and Girls of Color Briefing”

“Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected”