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2004 Funded Projects

Community Day

Crossroads Foundation

Magee Womens Hospital

Women’s Law Project

Community Day

Community Day was the lead organization in bringing a prominent speaker on girls’ issues – Rachel Simmons – to Pittsburgh. Community Day collaborated with three other organizations - Temple Emanuel in the South Hills, Hillel Academy, and the Yeshiva Girls School - and invited other Jewish and general community organizations to hear Ms. Simmons speak at an opening event on girls and bullying. Over 600 people attended including 165 adolescent girls. This was followed by a year-long program on bullying awareness and prevention in the Jewish day schools.

Crossroads Foundation

The JWF provided a first year grant to fund a program for high risk, African-American girls to participate in the Bridge to College program, a rigorous SAT preparation course. The expected outcome was that 1) participants will score approximately 100 points higher on their SAT I test than they scored on their PSAT test and 2) over 90% of the girls will gain admission to college. Based on past studies, Crossroads projected that 100% of the girls participating in the program will graduate from high school and go on to attend college.

Magee Womens Hospital

This project was designed to train community members and professionals who work with adolescents so that they may provide culturally appropriate information and guidance about dating violence to the girls with whom they work. Magee collaborated with a variety of other organizations including the Pittsburgh Public Schools, YWCA, Gwen’s Girls, and Family Links.

Women’s Law Project

The Foundation provided funding to enable the WLP to develop a web site to deliver accessible, understandable, accurate, Pennsylvania-specific legal information to young women, and the people who serve them, discussing the law as it relates to reproductive health for young people.




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