2022 Black Girls Dream Conference

We can't wait to meet you in the Magic City. We know that JOY is essential. Since we’ve last shared space together we have lived through a pandemic, racial and social justice protests, a contentious electoral cycle, and a continuous slate of violent racially-motivated shootings. We learned from women before us that Joy is a lifesaving strategy.  Rosa Parks, Septima Poinsette Clark, Shirley Sherrod, Diane Nash, Johnnie Carr, [...]

July 18th, 2022|

“Joy Is Our Journey” Dream Tour JOIN IN OUR JOY. REGISTER TODAY. The Joy is our Journey Dream Bus Tour is FREE, open to the public and specifically designed for Black girls, young women and gender-expansive youth, between the ages of 12-24, as a safe space to connect and exhale. Considered a mini-festival like experience, each tour stop will host an exciting Dream Village event that will feature interactive workshops and programming centered around [...]

July 18th, 2022|


SOUTHERN BLACK GIRLS AND WOMEN’S CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES SUMMER OF FUN AND FUNDING WITH  “JOY IS OUR JOURNEY” “Joy Is Our Journey” events will kick-off with an exclusive, invite-only event during ESSENCE Festival of Culture and will continue with a six-week Dream Tour throughout Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas from August 20-September 18, 2022. (ATLANTA, GA) JUNE 22, 2022: The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (SWBGC / The Consortium) has [...]

June 22nd, 2022|

We Need Your Wisdom. Help Us Select Our Next Grantee Partners.

The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium already knows you care for, and work for, Black girls and women.  We need Wisdom Council members to inform and focus our efforts on regional/statewide issues affecting Black girls and women.  Most importantly, Wisdom Council members help us to select grantee partners. The Wisdom Council is an intergenerational group of leaders who represent the 12 states served by the Consortium. Council members [...]

February 7th, 2022|

Building a Movement and Shifting Philanthropy

ATLANTA – The Southern Black Women and Girls Consortium (SBGWC or The Consortium) is pleased to announce that it awarded funding to 71 organizations or projects from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia through the Black Girl Dream Fund. The Consortium launched the Black Girl Dream Fund in September 2020 with a 10-year fundraising initiative to raise $100 million [...]

February 6th, 2022|

Be an Ambassador for Southern Black Girls

The Southern Black Girls and Women's Consortium (SBGWC) is seeking six Youth Ambassadors to help girls apply to the next #BlackGirlJoy Challenge and to help to select winning ideas. Youth Ambassadors are girls and youth ages 12-24 who are able to speak to the importance of having the SBGWC as a support to their dreams. The application will be open for girls who live in the 12 states served by [...]

June 8th, 2021|
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