Economic Opportunity

Geography: United States

Founded: 2007


233 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011

About the WGIRLS

The WGIRLS was founded in 2007 by a small group of professional women in New York City who came together to donate their time, energy, and talents to assist disadvantaged women and children across NYC and, in times of international crisis, around the world. The WGIRLS provides underprivileged women and children in local communities,and in times of international crisis around the world, with the support and resources necessary to achieve health, happiness, and the ability to lead productive and successful adult lives.

The WGIRLS believes that all women and children regardless of race, religion or financial situation, deserve access to quality education, healthcare, strong, positive influences for themselves and their children, and a safe and loving home. To that end, the WGIRLS creates programming and supports partner organizations who share their mission to meet the following goals:

  • encourage all disadvantaged women and children to rise above their circumstances in pursuit of education, financial independence and self sufficiency
  • provide quality healthcare to disadvantaged women and children
  • provide quality education and career opportunities to disadvantaged women and children throughout our local communities and the surrounding areas
  • afford disadvantaged children and their families’ amenities such as new clothing, toiletries, school supplies and gifts during the holidays so that they may experience a sense of pride and normalcy in their everyday lives
  • provide a safe haven for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse
  • provide a safe and welcoming environment for the children of disadvantaged working mothers