We are beyond excited to announce our selection as one of eight total recipients of the winter grant cycle at the Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay. This funding has sponsored our partnership with Titletown Publishing, Inc. to secure a book deal written by the members of the United ReSISTERs.
The highly anticipated book is set to be published this fall 2018 and will feature a collection of short essays and poems written by the young women. Topics will range from their resettlement journey and memories of Africa to life here in Green Bay, Wisconsin and their continued work making our community a better place for immigrant women and girls.
Keep watching this spot for news and updates on our books progress! We are excited to be taking on this new adventure with the help of the Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay and Titletown Publishing, Inc.
Included below is part of the official press release issued by the Women's Fund on March 30, 2018.
Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay awards $57,000 to local nonprofits working to empower women and inspire girls
GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, has awarded eight grants, totaling more than $57,000 to local nonprofit programs. The Women’s Fund endowment provides grants local nonprofit organizations that offer programs and services supporting leadership and self-esteem initiatives for women and girls. Since 1998, the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay has granted more than $730,000 to more than 95 initiatives and programs in our community. Grants from this fund make an impact every day by supporting thousands of women and girls in our community! Grants are awarded based on a competitive application process including review by a team of community volunteers. The next deadline for Women’s Fund grants applications is July 1, 2018. Online applications may be accessed at www.ggbcf.org.
St. Norbert College, United reSISTERs Stories of Resilience
This funding will be used to publish a book on the resettlement and resiliency of young African female refugees. The stories will highlight the young women's participation in and creation of the United reSISTERs, a group of young Somali women who have a passion for creating a more tight-knit community and peaceful world