SHE CHICAGO

Strong. Humble. Empowered

Empowering Girls Today to Become Phenomenal Women Tomorrow

Strength

Our first pillar, Strength, focuses on Integrity, Patience and Self-Control as indicators of inner fortitude that project outwardly through our sense of social and self awareness, health and beauty and dedication to our college and career ambitions.

Humility

Our second pillar, Humility, focuses on Goodness, Kindness and Gentleness in order to harness our girls’ sense of compassion, helping them to understand humility as a vehicle that drives our service to humanity.

Empowerment

Our third pillar, Empowerment, is all about the transference of positive energy through Love, Joy and Peace. It takes seemingly faint characteristics and transforms them into fuel for the development of internal happiness and wholeness.

Our Program

SHE is a character education based after-school organization designed to empower girls in three areas: Social and Self-Awareness (SSA),, Health and Beauty (H&B) and College and Career Readiness (CCR). We are committed to serving high performing, under resourced girls between the ages of 14 and 18 who are seeking character training in the midst of their academic success. Our name is an acronym for Strong, Humble, and Empowered, We believe that these are three traits that every woman should embody.

SHE’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to span over the course of a 10-month school year. Each month following induction is assigned one of nine essential character traits: Integrity, Self-Control, Patience, Goodness, Kindness Gentleness, Love, Joy, and Peace. Over the course of each unit, our girls embark on a community oriented excursion to put their newly pruned character traits into practice.

SHE navigates our pillars through three focus strands: Social and Self Awareness, Health and Beauty, and College and Career Readiness. Each strand uses its lens to strategically highlight our nine essential traits working together to produce young women who are ready for the real world.

In Their Own Words

  • "I’m currently fighting a case trying not to be seen as a felon and my SHE Director made a way to help me by raising money so that I can go on a college tour. She helped me to get permission from my judge to go out of state with my SHE Sisters to learn about other options for my life. I Love Ms. Washington for that and I still have faith because of that."

    Tajanay S. -Julian High School
  • “Ms. Briggs has been a huge help not only with my social skills but also my academic skills. She provides me with good opportunities that I probably wouldn’t be able to find on my own. I usually come to her with anything and she always helps. If I ever needed a resume or just someone to talk to I know she would help me out."

    Kiara S. -EPIC Academy
  • "I have the perfect relationship with my SHE Director she's the best. My SHE Director makes me very comfortable opening up and that has had a major impact on me. One of my issues was holding things in and letting people negatively impact my life without saying anything. Now I know how to open up to create solutions."

    Tatiyana P. – Julian High School
  • "I believe that my most valuable experience in SHE is them teaching me how to fight through my obstacles by not allowing them to interfere with the good things that are in front of me. SHE shows me that there is always more than one way to handle things no matter how hard it may be which I find important because that was something I struggled with. I used to only be good at giving up, but never good at staying strong I always wanted to take the easy way instead of giving a fight. SHE taught me to fight with my mind."

    Caleece R. -EPIC Academy

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Our Team

Dominicca Troi Washington

Dominicca Troi Washington

Executive Director/Co-Founder
Domonique Natasha

Domonique Natasha

Director of Marketing and Public Relations/Co-Founder
Marrissia Rochelle Jones

Marrissia Rochelle Jones

Director of College and Career Services/Co-Founder
Gwendolyn E. Washington

Gwendolyn E. Washington

Chairwoman of the Board
Dr. Yani Mason

Dr. Yani Mason

Co-Chairwoman
Bionce Foxx

Bionce Foxx

Board Member
Erika Lynn Whitehead

Erika Lynn Whitehead

Board Member
Toni Hunter-Naves

Toni Hunter-Naves

Board Member
Bianca Lee

Bianca Lee

Board Member

    From Our Blog

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    Contact

    Contact Info

    708-320-9540
    info@shechicago.org
    PO Box 437029
    Chicago, IL 60643