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Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute, Inc.

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Mission: The Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute, Inc. (ELI) is committed to developing a diverse organization that fosters creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit by enriching the lives of women through leadership opportunities, personal and professional learning, and cultural experiences. We empower women to contribute to society as global leaders.

Results: Since our inception on June 23, 2008, thirty-nine (39) women have graduated from our Leadership and Training in Facilitation Divisions.  We recently formalized our partnership with the Bonner Office of Community Service at Spelman College to provide services to Spelman students through our Young 100 Division, and Atlanta Preparatory Academy and KIPP STRIVE Academy through our JEWELLS (middle school) Division.

Target demographics: Female leaders ages 11 and up

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 250

Geographic areas served: USA

Programs: ELI is comprised of six divisions: Leadership, Young 100, TIFFANY, Apprentice, JEWELLS, and Shadow. The Leadership Division coaches women, already well into their careers, to expand their vision of success to encompass leadership and service, and cultivate their strengths to achieve their goals. The Young 100 Division equips traditional college-aged young women with the tools necessary to transition smoothly from the collegiate to corporate setting. The Apprentice Division instills in teenage girls the foundation necessary to succeed in any setting - corporate, governmental, and entrepreneurial. The Joining Emerging Women Everywhere to Learn, Lead, and Succeed (JEWELLS) Division of ELI fosters a foundation for female middle school students ages 11 to 13 to acquire the necessary skills to succeed in any professional or civic setting. The Training in Facilitation; Fostering A New You (TIFFANY) Division structures the framework for each ELI division administers, recruits, and trains qualified professionals to led program courses. The Shadow Division provides brand enhancement and mentor support for participants in the other divisions. ELI also offers continuing education courses during annual retreats.

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Rating: 5

I feel that this organization is an excellent means to allowing young women to become successful leaders in the world of today. I truly value the principles that it stands on and the vision that it instills into young women. Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute, allows young women to find that person within themselves and allow her to stand strong, bold, and tall. The Emerging Leaders Institute helps mold young women from all different backgrounds and cultures into productive women whom can grasp and perform beyond the scope that society has deemed her. The organization not only takes it's place in society, but it feeds and gives the necessary output to help make the world a better, more well-rounded place. It contibutes back to society and it does it with not hesitate and it doesn't look for anything in return. It is my hope that the Jewell Jackson MaCabe Emerging Leaders Institute only grow stronger, bolder, and wiser in the years to come.


Client Served

Rating: 4

Being a part of the Emerging Leaders Institute provided direction and the extra push to assist me with my leadership aspirations. The knowledge and relationships that I built have already proven to be an assest in my personal and professional endeavors. I can confidently move forward knowing I am a better individual because of my experience in this wonderful organization.