Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded in 1920 on the belief that the social nature of sorority life should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations to address societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day. The international organization’s 125,000+ initiated members, operating in more than 850 chapters, have given millions of voluntary hours to educate the public, provide scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change.
The United States Association of Former Members of Congress utilizes the unique skill sets of its 600 members to provide pro bono public service programs and initiatives both at home and abroad. Using the expertise of its membership, FMC has created programs to educate about the role of Congress, assist Congress in its international relations, and support emerging democracies abroad, all while providing opportunities for members to stay connected with their colleagues.
We believe Every Story Counts. Kids’ interest in reading skyrockets when they can see themselves in a story. There’s an opportunity for more fiction to reflect the lives of real girls — smart, interesting, multidimensional girls of all different backgrounds. We want to feed the minds of those readers who hunger for more than the extremes; our protagonists aren’t superchicks, nor are they just waiting around to be kissed. Offer any young person a diverse array of rich characters, and you open up possibilities in that reader’s world. Learn more about In This Together Media here.
The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) utilizes the signature leadership skills of the late New York Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug (1920-1998) to mentor and train high school and college age women and help develop the confidence and skills they need to be effective, dynamic and visionary leaders as well as active and creative participants in civic, political, corporate and community life.
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Gender equality is a basic human right. The Alice Paul Institute seeks to fulfill the life-long mission of suffragist and equal rights activist Alice Paul to achieve full gender equality worldwide. The Alice Paul Institute is in a unique position to develop future generations of leaders and human rights activists, demonstrating the extraordinary difference one person can make.
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The Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus (LLWC) comprises the women in the Louisiana Legislature, whose collective mission is to: (1) prepare the next generation of women leaders and (2) serve as the premiere voice and leading monitor of issues, legislation and policies, which impact women.
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