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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY MENTORING PROGRAM WINS $25K FROM STATE FARM TO CONTINUE INSPIRING, EMPOWERING, AND UPLIFTING BLACK AND BROWN GIRLS!

 

Imara Roose Inc. was selected, amongst a pool of 2,000 applicants, as one of 200 finalists,

and was voted into the top 40—winning $25,000 from State Farm’s nationwide grant competition.

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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY—Imara Roose Inc. is the only winner of State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist nationwide grant competition from Prince George’s County and will use $25,000 to continue effecting change in the lives of black and brown girls. Through a ten day crowdsourcing campaign, Imara Roose rallied the public and ultimately landed a spot as one of the top 40 winners. 

 

Imara Roose is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) mentoring program for girls of color, by women color. Their mission is to inspire, empower, and uplift black and brown girls to break through systemic barriers and change their trajectory. To date, Imara Roose has focused their efforts at Eleanor Roosevelt High School (ERHS) in Greenbelt, MD—impacting over 100 students through one-on-one mentoring, over 250 workshops, and 10 field trips. Programming is traditionally held in-person, however Imara Roose refused to let the COVID-19 pandemic hinder their efforts—they will be 100% virtual during the 2020-21 school year. 

This $25,000 grant will afford Imara Roose significant financial support to continue advancing their mission, actualizing their vision, and maximizing their impact. The pilot program at ERHS is the first step in their efforts to scale, replicate, and customize the Imara Roose model in schools and districts across D.C. and Maryland with the goal of changing the narrative for thousands of black and brown girls. 

 

Click here to learn more about Imara Roose—who they are, what they do, and how you can support their movement. Play an integral role in advancing Imara Roose’s mission as a member of the executive board, work directly with students as a mentor, help maximize their impact as a community partner, join a workshop as a guest speaker, or serve as a donor/sponsor to ensure mentees can continue participating at no cost. 


For updates, follow @ImaraRoose on all social media platforms and for inquiries, email info@ImaraRoose.org.

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