Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Rating: 4.95 stars   38 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 157 Montague Street, 4th Floor Brooklyn NY 11201 USA

Mission: Sadie Nash Leadership Project promotes leadership and activism among young women. The program is designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their world. By increasing the participation of women in social, political, and economic decision-making, SNLP seeks to question and redefine the nature of leadership and to promote perspectives and practices that are cooperative, accountable, ethical, and effective.
Target demographics: We serve low-income young women, ages 14-22, from all 5 boroughs of New York City and Newark, NJ.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 300 low-income young women each year from across New York City and in Newark, NJ.
Geographic areas served: All 5 boroughs of New York City and Newark, NJ.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Sadie Nash time and again finds exceptional people to work for them, and to lead the young women in deep self transformation. Parents of Sadie Nash participants are blown away by the growth they witness in their young women, as they develop their critical thinking and leadership skills. I also deeply respect and learn from Sadie Nash's holistic approach to social justice. I think it should be implemented in organizations across the country.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project is the best place on earth

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Working with them and seeing how they train their staff, their philosophy and their lens for young women's lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hire more full time staff and increase the compensation of the current staff.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Sadie Nash is more than a non-profit organization for young women, it is a movement that is nourishing the women who will be leaders in all areas of society. I know this for a fact because in the 9 weeks I worked with them in Newark, NJ I learned more about what it means to be a leader than in any other job or school activity I had in college. It does an impeccable job of balancing theory with practicality. The young women were told they had value for their first time in their lives that was outside of academic and I think that is what makes this program successful.
If I could I would do it all over again.

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I learned skills in creating a safe space where constructive dialogue is held as well as a follow up with individuals. Learned that projects on social justice is about the journey as much as the destination. Effective peer counseling and workshop faciliating skills.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give a program assistant for the Newark Program.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My faith in the power, innovation, and beauty of feminist community-building can be fully credited to the Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP). The insightful leadership of the staff and board, the heart and humility of the teachers, plus the fierce brilliance of the students make SNLP a unique community for holistic empowerment.

During the summer Leadership Institute, for example, students engage in interactive classes that creatively synthesize knowledge(s), building collaborative and activist leadership skills, learning new channels of self-expression and communication etc. In addition, students meet social, political, intellectual and spiritual leaders on a weekly to discuss the meaning of positive change and personal growth.

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SNLP allowed me to develop confidence in my personal leadership and commitment to working for celebratory social change. In the process of growing more authentically myself, I built the strongest friendships I have ever had with other members of SNLP. Every person I know who is a part of the SNLP community is grateful that this non-profit exists -- and that SNLP is doing the work of nurturing holistic empowerment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a professional who has worked with national, regional and local nonprofits benefiting women and girls for nearly seven years, and Sadie Nash Leadership Project is one of the most impactful and efficiently run that I've ever seen. I fell in love with Sadie Nash after spending an afternoon touring their summer program at The New School in NYC. I had the opportunity to sit in on classes and see firsthand the extraordinary educational and empowerment opportunities they provide to the young women in their program. Since then, I have actively participated in fundraisers and mentored SNLP interns who are some of the most motivated, eager-to-learn young women I've seen. Sadie Nash is truly an exemplary organization making a profound difference for our nation's future young women leaders!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing the incredible energy and enthusiasm surrounding the organization at one of its annual fundraisers. There were countless young women whose lives have been changed by Sadie Nash, and they continue to return, to give back, and encourage other young women to believe in themselves and their ability to make a difference. I also am currently working with a Sadie Nash intern who soaks up her education like a sponge. She is a pleasure, and very excited to learn and be exposed to new opportunities.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the size of its annual budget so it can help even more young women!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a social worker with extensive experience working with youth, I was delighted to come across the Sadie Nash Leadership Project upon the recommendation of a friend and fellow social worker. The folks at Sadie Nash are firm believers of the need for feminist social change and for women who are directly impacted by inequality to be at the center of change making efforts.
This program encourages young women to view themselves as the experts of their experiences and provides them opportunities to redefine what it means to be a leader and take on leadership roles in their own communities.
I am excited to see all the contributions that Sadie Nash graduates will make in the years to come.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my interactions with young women who have participated in and contributed to building a community of empowered young women.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to ensure that Sadie Nash continues to seek out diverse and relevant experiential learning opportunities for its participants.

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