Our Legacy Wall is going to be a three-dimensional installation full of inspiration and encouragement - reasons why our work is important. Throughout the space of our building, these Girls For A Change branded flowers, made from engraved acrylic, will list each donor's name and a personal word of encouragement directly to Black girls.
Sneakers for a Change!
These limited edition sneakers were designed by the Thomas Jefferson High School Girl Action Team and handcrafted with care - sustainably - by COMUNITYmade.
Who We Are
Girls For A Change (GFAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization aimed at empowering self-identifying Black girls in Central Virginia to visualize their bright futures and potential through discovery, development, innovation, and social change in their communities. Our mission is to prepare Black girls for the world and the world for Black girls.
"We are Black girls. We are powerful.
We are amazing."
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2022 Annual Report
Girls For A Change in the Spotlight
We’re not quite halfway through 2023, and we’ve already had a big year! We’ve been honored recently by some of Richmond’s amazing organizations for the work we do with and for Black girls. Here’s a quick look at some of the awards we are excited to write home about this year. Metropolitan Business League Non-Profit…
Show Up, TJ, and Secure the Bag
THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PARTNER WITH RETAILER DTLR TO PUT ON A FASHION SHOW AS PART OF RVA FASHION WEEK “Show Up, TJ and Secure the Bag” will Promote School Spirit, Sustainability, and Diversity in the Industry Richmond, Virginia; Tuesday, March 28, 2023; The red carpet will roll out at Thomas Jefferson High School…
The Girl Ambassador Program Celebrates 5 Years of Success
After five years of offering professional skills development to young women of color through the Girl Ambassador Program, we have a lot to celebrate. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, GFAC has stayed the course, adding remote learning and work opportunities so that participants don’t miss out on critical skills training and work readiness experiences. “The program’s…
One Million Reasons to Build – Private Donor Event Recap
On February 27, 2023, Girls For A Changed welcomed Black philanthropists to the Black History Museum in Richmond, VA to support Black girls by providing a brave space to restore, revive and thrive. Guests joined us in the spirit of Ubuntu. (Zulu: humanity to others) Check out the Flickr gallery below.