T.G. Community House Kicks Off Winter-Spring Programs

Meet Us at the “House”

Beginning Monday, February 13, 2017 the T.G. Community House will be offering free and low-cost programming for 7th-11th graders through a “Homework Lab” complete with free wifi, homework assistance, test-prep, and high school or college and career exploration for youth of all genders, as well as programs targeting young ladies through a “Leadership College” and a more holistic Signature Program that provides social-emotional learning curriculum and more.

Englewood’s very own safe space and sanctuary welcomes you to join us to learn more about programs and opportunities at the Theace Goldsberry Community House , 7159 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60621. For more information, contact our Community Engagement Specialist, Cosette Hampton at champton@demoiselle2femme.org.

COME REGISTER at the T.G. COMMUNITY HOUSE on:
JANUARY 23, 25, & 27
4PM-6PM
GRADES 7TH-11TH

Now Accepting Fall Scholarship Applications

D2F awards scholarships annually to participants of Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP and urban girls in the community that meet pre-determined criteria. Funds for our annual D2F scholarships are comprised of committed sponsors and donors who support the mission and vision of Demoiselle 2 Femme and the postsecondary education of our girls.

This year we’ve added a new scholarship award sponsored by our 40 Under 40 Young Women Professionals League.

FALL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL JULY 15, 2016

For more information and to download applications, click here.

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We Salute Public Health Pioneer: Dr. Joycelyn Elders

Dr. Joycelyn Elders Dr. Joycelyn Elders, 16th Surgeon General of the United States of America

Joycelyn Elders, the first person in the state of Arkansas to become board certified in pediatric endocrinology, was the sixteenth Surgeon General of the United States, the first African American and only the second woman to head the U.S. Public Health Service.  Known as an outspoken advocate of public health, Elders was appointed Surgeon General by President Clinton in 1993.

While serving as Surgeon General, she campaigned for clinics and expanded sex education; she caused a storm of controversy among conservatives and some religious groups. Yet, largely because of her lobbying, in 1989 the Arkansas Legislature mandated a K-12 curriculum that included sex education, substance-abuse prevention, and programs to promote self-esteem. From 1987 to 1992, she nearly doubled childhood immunizations, expanded the state’s prenatal care program, and increased home-care options for the chronically or terminally ill. Although she served for only 15 months her impact in history will last forever.

Resilience and dedication is why we salute Dr. Elders. Although she came from very humble beginnings in rural Arkansas, she surpassed the dreams she imagined for herself. Dr. Elders is my inspiration to do more, be more, and dream bigger! My aspirations to one day serve my country as Surgeon General is realized through Dr. Elder’s accomplishments.

Thank You Dr. Joycelyn Elders!!….We Salute You!

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Lauren Walton