2018 COMMUNITY TEAM
2018 ORGANIZING PARTNERS
The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) connects girls and young women to healthy and successful futures. Their state-of-the-art center offers a safe haven with programs in the arts, sciences, leadership, entrepreneurship, and wellness for middle and high school girls. Programs are offered at no cost to girls and their families.
Their mission is to break the cycle of local poverty by training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial and environmental leaders.
LESGC members perceive opportunity, develop self-confidence, make the right relationship choices, grow academically, value wellness, and have the ability to enter college or the workforce as fully prepared and connected adults.
Womensphere empowers women and girls to boldly envision, create brighter futures, and transform our world through innovative initiatives, impact-driven collaborations, and inspiring communities.
Founded in 2007, they invest in closing gender gaps and in empowering women and girls to create the future through leadership, innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship, education, public leadership, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics). They foster communities of global and local change-makers, innovators, scientists, creators, entrepreneurs, educators, public leaders, and emerging leaders. They collaborate with great men, women, and institutions that champion gender equality and invest in women and girls.
Empire Space Labs accelerates technology startups that create space applications. We provide expert mentorship, starting resources, partner introductions and strategic relationships, business model advice and business development - all to help fledgling companies overcome the challenges of starting a business in the commercial space sector.