Promise of Growth
Our mission is to unlock the self-determining power of young women ages 16-24, in the Chicagoland area through resources, trainings, and strengthening their ties to community in order to help families thrive. In just two short years, our Black woman - owned organization has successfully anchored itself as a reliable stakeholder, deeply invested in meeting the needs of young women, especially through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a study released by The Red Line Project in May 2020, the teen birth rate in Chicago is higher than the national average of 18.8 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19. This number, however, has decreased more than 20% compared to the national rate. However, mothers in Chicago, ages 15 to 24, continue to struggle with access to provide and have a drastic need for more assistance programs and local resources. Our programs aim to remedy these individual and systemic barriers to self-determination, through resources, trainings, and strengthen community ties for young women aimed at helping their families thrive.
We are faith-driven: Compassion, equity, accountability, and gratitude are the core values that drive our work.
We practice empathy: We provide non-judgmental support because it’s essential for individuals to heal, live authentically, and reclaim their stories.
We cultivate belonging: Everyone – of all races, sexual orientation, gender identities, economic backgrounds, abilities and religious practice should feel welcome, seen, and heard.
We are committed to compassionate truth telling: Challenging harmful narratives is necessary to achieving equity and self-determination.
We approach our work as servants: Those we work with are experts in their realities and are our partners to help co-create their growth and success.