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Sadie Nash Leadership Project
April 7, 2013

Simply the best!

I sing their praises every year as I have watched the young women in action discussing issues with Coach Springer of Rutgers, Speaker Christine Quinn of the NYC Council, Tina Fey at the 10th anniversary fund raiser and at guest breakfasts during summer session. I have also housed a young Summer Institute dean and seen how the program impacted her and her continuing interest in her "girls" and other deans a year later.

Sadie Nash Leadership Project just goes from strength to strength. The NYC projects are thriving as is Newark NJ. The young women who go through this experience largely go on to good colleges and beyond, the majority becoming professionals, and they tend to stay involved in social justice causes. Many come back to Sadie Nash to teach or be a Summer Institute Dean. The bonds they form while there endure, creating a real network of strong women to help each other in ongoing ways for the long term. This is not just summer camp, this is life changing.

Long resistant to growing faster than than they can assure the quality of their programs, yet consistently asked to bring Sadie Nash to venues around the country, Cecelia and her team are now developing a model to train people in other cities in their methods. This will allow for independent sister programs around the country that are tailored to each city's specific areas of ethnic diversity and youth issues while not impacting the financial resources of the NYC area organization or the quality of its programs. The pilot for this out reach will probably be in Baltimore,

All this, and they still consistently waste the least amount of $ of any non profit out there. Check out the videos on young women who have graduated on their web site. You will be blown away.

Alida Morgan

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Sadie Nash Leadership Project
November 30, 2012

The best way to see Sadie Nash in action is to visit their web site and spend a few minutes watching the short videos of a sample of the graduates from the last 10 years. This was the 10th anniversary and the accomplishments of the young women, their devotion to their Sadie Nash experience and ongoing sisterhood with girls from their workshops, their continuing commitment to activism and leadership speak to the important work Sadie Nash does and to the success of their model. I had the pleasure of hosting a young Dean this summer and saw her growth and her passion for instilling a sense of self empowerment and of social justice in the young women she worked with. She was typical of the extraordinary young women who train to work with inner city girls and launch them into the world as articulate. strong women who stand up for themselves and work to better their communities. All the girls were committed to college and a life of improving their communities. I went to several special days, including a morning where young women from the Summer intensive discussed all levels of problems facing women, poverty, race, education, health and economic and political opportunity with NY City Council speaker Christine Quinn. The girls more than held their own. The same was true at the annual Garden Party fundraiser with the girls interviewing Tina Fey, the guest of honor, about women's issues and excelling in a man's world.NOBODY does this work better, more efficiently, or with better results.Sadie Nash Leadership project deserves all of it's accolades and deserves wider recognition and fundraising opportunities. Alida Morgan

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Sadie Nash Leadership Project
March 28, 2012

Every year I have attended Sadie Nash functions I have been more impressed by the staff and, more importantly, the girls in the program and the graduates who come back to tell their stories and share what they have learned and accomplished. Their enthusiasm, maturity, focus and eloquence are astonishing, often out shining the guest speakers. Seeing these supposedly marginalized young women bloom into strong, successful, committed people who are not just college bound, but pledged to giving back is an exhilarating example of the power of peer to peer efforts and represents our best hope for future generations of responsible citizen warriors for the well being of communities. I know of no other program that uses every penny they collect to fuller advantage for the young women in their programs, not to mention how few GIRL oriented projects there are out there. Ceceiia, her board and the staff are exceptional in every way. The passion, energy and integrity they imbue all aspects of Sadie Nash programs should be the paradigms for all non profits. Sincerely,Alida Morgan

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Sadie Nash Leadership Project
March 28, 2011

Sadie Nash, though a very small organization, is, baring none, the best program of it's kind I have ever run into. Working with an under served minority group of young women in Brooklyn and New Jersey, The Nash team works miracles.

Not a penny is wasted. Everything goes into the girls, giving them confidence, building character, developing their awareness and critical thinking so as to strengthen their voices, build their growing open minded, goal oriented selves and empowering them to become leaders in their communities and wherever the future takes them. The program does this by grooming the girls, and helping them take hold of the opportunities in their existing environment to act and inspire others for the greater good.

The equally small staff is wonderful..all about encouragement and straight talking discussion. No condescension ever. The young women going through the program blossom. Their individual accomplishments in the greater world speak for the Program's effectiveness.

Cecelia Clark and the Board have smartly stayed small, only growing into New Jersey in the last year. This is a very hands on program. It needs it's scale. I do hope, however, that over time, it will find itself able to grow into all 5 NYC bourroughs, as it is a program that should reach as many young women as possible.

I am proud to be a small part of making that happen for them and will continue to spread the word and support them.

Sincerely,

Alida W. Morgan

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attending various special events at the program and spending time with girls in the program, watching their videos, following their published successes.

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No Changes until they are ready to grow slowly into the other bourroughs.

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