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 of the Year

This Spring, the Girls For A Change team attended the MBL Awards Gala as a Non-Profit of the Year nominee. We were so excited to take home the award for the SECOND time! We won it for the first time back in 2018 and are so excited to have been recognized again. Watch the award presentation below.

Our team had a great time dressing up and celebrating other GFAC partners who received nominations and awards that night.

Grace E. Harris Leadership Award

Our CEO, Angela Patton, received the Grace E. Harris Award from the Virginia Commonwealth University L. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs. The award is part of the Excellence in Virginia Awards, which celebrates people and organizations in the public and private sectors who have made extraordinary contributions to the practice of government and the well-being of our communities and citizens. Sistah Angela was honored for her 20+ years of work preparing Black girls for the world and the world for Black girls. You can watch the special on WTVR below.

The GFAC team had a great time at the awards luncheon, meeting with so many inspirational Richmonders – including former Governor Douglas Wilder himself. Here are some photos from the ceremony.