Sisters of Nia, Inc.

Founded in 2009, Sisters of Nia, Incorporated is an organization dedicated to serving adolescent girls in grades six, seven, and eight living in urban communities. The program began with only 12 girls, but at full capacity, has 36 girls enrolled. We have over 40 alumni girls in high school and 25 in college. We have served at least 300 youth, both boys and girls, through our annual youth leadership conference, talent show, and summer performing arts camp. Through the teaching of African-Centered values, Sisters of Nia aims to nurture and reinforce the natural strengths of girls, while encouraging them to live their life with confidence and purpose.

Sisters of Nia is open to girls of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Our data has proven that participation in the three-year program leads to greater emotional maturity, enhanced decision making, academic improvement, and more positive relationships and life skills for our members. Our activities and lessons are based on researched theory in order to achieve the highest levels of growth and success for our participants.

Sisters of Nia, Inc. is a three-year Rites of Passage program, focusing on a different aspect of adolescent female life each year from sixth grade to eighth grade. The program culminates in eighth grade with a college tour and Rites of Passage ceremony. We maintain high levels of contact with our enrolled participants as well as our alumni, serving as on on-going community resource that provides referrals for counseling, tutoring, and other outreach services for families in need.

Mission

Sisters of Nia, Inc. seeks to empower socially and economically disadvantaged adolescent girls by providing cultural and educational programs designed to instill strong social skills, leadership development, and academic excellence in our young ladies.

Needs

This included the weekly meetings and programs, mother and father-daughter programs and activities, college and history tours, scholarship fund for graduating high school senior girls, summer performing arts camp, and other programs.

This also includes operating expenses associated such as the website, mailbox, and insurance, as well as other expenses.

We are in need of an organizational growth consultant to help us plan and strategize how we intend to progress next several years.

This also includes funding for equipment, a public relations specialist to help spread the word about who we are and what we do, and a grant writer to help us acquire more grant funding.

In addition, this funding would cover copyright and publishing expenses for printing program curriculum.

We are in need of board development workshops and training.

Funding would also support our annual board retreat which is to inspire positive relationships between board members.

- Art supplies for craft projects (colored pencils, markers, paints, paintbrushes, construction paper, glue, beads, and other craft materials)

- Raffle prizes (gift cards for youth)

- Fabric (all colors)

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Sisters of Nia, Inc.

Tax id (EIN)

27-0520033

Mission Category

Youth Development

Organization Need

Board Members, Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations

Address

9630 Bruceville Road Suite 106-318
Elk Grove, CA 95757

Phone

707-469-3642

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