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
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.
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.
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!
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.