Strong. Humble. Empowered.

Empowering Girls Today to Become Phenomenal Women Tomorrow


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.


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.


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.

Mission & Vision


Our mission is to use character education, community service and college and career training to transform inner city teen girls into powerful community leaders of tomorrow.


At SHE, we envision strong, humble and empowered young women who lead their families and communities with compassion, discernment and integrity.

Support Urban Girls Against Violence

Urban Girls Against Violence is a SHE Sister created awareness based campaign designed to “amplify the voices of teen girls in response to community violence”. Follow us on Instagram @_TeamSHE and on Facebook @TeamSHEChicago to follow our journey.

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
  • “SHE has been a huge help not only with my social skills but also my academic skills. It provides me with good opportunities that I probably wouldn’t be able to find on my own. I usually come to SHE with anything and it 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


SHE provides character education, community service opportunities and college and career preparation to high school aged girls from urban communities.

Character Education

We provide weekly character education courses to support social emotional learning through real world lenses.

Community Service

We provide access to community service opportunities addressing the most pressing concerns of our local environments.

College and Career

We provide College and Career Support through GPA counseling, SAT Resource Distribution, Career Advisory service from women in various industries, College Fairs and College Tours.

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Our Team

Dominicca Troi Washington

Dominicca Troi Washington

Executive Director/Founder
Gwendolyn E. Washington

Gwendolyn E. Washington

Board President
Dr. Iyana Mason

Dr. Iyana Mason

Board Vice President
Erika Lynn Whitehead

Erika Lynn Whitehead

Board Secretary
Bionce Foxx

Bionce Foxx

Board Member

From Our Blog

SHE Chicago Presents:You Go Girl! 2020

Our annual young women's empowerment conference You Go Girl! Empowering Character Above All hosted some of Chicago's most prominent women…


Contact Info

PO Box 437029
Chicago, IL 60643