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Members of The Women's Foundation Sisterhood Fund

Access to Software for All People (ASAP)
2070 Allston Way, Suite 2
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 540-7457

Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
310 8th Street, Suite 309
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 834-8920

APEN's mission is to empower and build the capacity of Asian and Pacific Islander communities to fight for a healthy, clean, and just environment. Through local organizing projects and a network of community organizations, APEN works to strengthen our communities to fight and shape our environments through democratic participation. APEN's main organizing project, the Richmond-based Laotian Organizing Project, is a membership organization and includes a youth component with an emphasis on young women's leadership and participation. 

Bay Area Sisters and Allies
2370 Grande Vista Place
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 336-1639

California Latino Civil Rights Network (Latino Network)
634 S. Spring Street, Suite 923
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 228-0220

Latino Network is a nonprofit organization that serves as a statewide network of Latino service agencies, individuals, neighborhood associations, and professional, religious and labor organizations. It was created to serve as a statewide clearinghouse for information gathering and dissemination, research, advocacy, and policy development and a resource center for local organizations and individuals who want to promote issues of civil and human rights.  

1846B Grant St.
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 676-6556

Center for Young Women's Development
965 Mission St., Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 977-1980

The Center for Young Women's Development's mission is to promote economic self-sufficiency, community safety, and youth advocacy by providing peer-run employment and leadership opportunities to low income young women and girls who are homeless, unemployed and involved in the juvenile justice system. Since our founding in 1993, the Center has provided well-paid employment to over 100 low-income young women from the streets. Each day we work to reverse the cycles of poverty, reduce recidivism, and develop the inherit leadership skills among young women who are incarcerated and those who are working in the underground street economies of San Francisco.

Computer Technologies Program (CTP)
1918 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 849-2911

CTP trains people with disabilities for careers in information technology. CTP aims to recruit more women with disabilities to receive training in computer programming.  

Girls Incorporated of Alameda County
13666 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94578

Girls Inc. of Alameda County is an affiliate of the national organization, Girls Incorporated, and is a private, nonprofit corporation that has provided quality programs for girls, young women, and families for forty years. Through cutting-edge programs, Girls Inc. is leading the effort to help every girl become strong, smart, and bold. Each year, over 6,000 girls and their families participate in Girls Inc. programs.

Local Indians for Education, Inc.
PO Box 729
Shasta Lake, CA 96019
(530) 275-1513

Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC)
127 Collingwood Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 703-6150

Novato Youth Center (NYC)
680 Wilson Ave.
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 892-1643

NYC is a nonprofit child care center that serves the community of Novato by providing quality child care to children ages 6 weeks to 14 years. NYC also offers family counseling and tutorial programs, and sports leagues and coordinates the Latina Outreach Program. We serve hundreds of children and families each year.

Real Alternatives for Youth (RAYO)
1012 N. Court Street
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 625-5300

Roots and Wings
PO Box 612
Winters, CA 95694
(530) 756-8518 ext. 34

Roots and Wings cultivates youth and community capacity through farm and garden-based education, job training and personal development experiences. Culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged young women work on organic farms, gardens and natural areas to gain knowledge, skills and capacities that help them understand and connect to food and farming systems and develop their job and leadership skills.  

Sonoma County Sierra Youth Center
Los Guilucos
163 Pythian Road North
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(707) 537-6306

Women and Children's Family Services (WAC)
110 World Trade Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 217-3950

Women's Economic Agenda Project
449 15th Street, 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 451-7379

Members of the 1998-99 Sisterhood Fund, a project of The Women's Foundation.

The Sisterhood Fund program trains and provides leadership and grantmaking experience to young women in order to equip them with the necessary skills to become leaders and primary stakeholders in their communities. During the first two years of the program, Sisterhood Fund members gave away $120,000 to projects that advance the leadership of girls and young women in northern and central California.

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