Project FINE (Focus on Integrating Newcomers through Education) was recently awarded a multi-year grant from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota for the Girls Reaching Above and Beyond (GRAB) program. The $14,000 grant is part of the foundation’s girlsBEST (girls Building Economic Success Together) Fund.
The GRAB program is designed to help girls from immigrant and refugee families discover their identity and strengths and create a road map to pursue their dreams. Program activities include large-group experiences, summer camps and volunteer activities.
The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, based in Minneapolis, foresees the advancement of equality for all women and girls in the areas of economic justice, safety and security, health and reproductive rights, human rights, and political power. Its girlsBEST Fund awards grants to girl-led programs that build the opportunity and future economic success of Minnesota’s girls, ages 12-18, particularly low-income girls, Native girls and girls of color, girls in Greater Minnesota, and additional girls experiencing disparities in academic and professional outcomes. Grantee-partners increase girls’ awareness of systemic gender and racial inequities, grow their sense of being change agents, foster their development as leaders, and build their capacity for individual and collective activism in order to increase girls’ readiness to achieve economic well-being.
Project FINE would like to thank the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota for its continued support of the Girls Reaching Above and Beyond program, as its support allows Project FINE to fulfill its mission: to strengthen and enrich our community by facilitating the integration of people who are ethnically diverse.