My experience attending Moms Who Hustle was life changing for me and my boys. It built my confidence, unmasked my potential, and it put me into a network where I am mentored by some of the best, confident, female minority entrepreneurs in the world. - Cymiah Allen | Moms Who Hustle Detroit
This year, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Walker’s Legacy Foundation is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving, through our #WLFGiving campaign.
Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in global communities. Today, you have the opportunity to support an organization missioned to provide a foundation for entrepreneurial, financial and professional support to enterprising women and girls, globally – Walker’s Legacy Foundation.
By contributing to the #WLFGiving Tuesday campaign, your contributions will go toward our work to empower:
- Low-income-millennial-single-mothers-and-women through our Moms Who Enterprise and Women Who Enterprise financial literacy and entrepreneurship training
- College-age women through our Young Women Who Enterprise career, entrepreneurship and leadership programming held in partnership with minority-serving institutions across the nation; and
- Middle-and-high-school-age-girls through our Girls Who Enterprise leadership, self-confidence, and entrepreneurship programming currently being piloted in Washington, DC at Browne Education Campus.
Our results are proven and can be seen through the experiences of our participants in their own words. We invite you to watch the video recap of our piloted Moms Who Enterprise program and read more about their experiences here.
Why our work matters:
Statistics continue to show us that the work our Foundation does everyday to support low-income-single-mothers, low-income women, college-age young women and middle-and-high school aged girls matters, period.
Below are just a few critical statistics our organization work daily to counter:
- According to the Department of Labor, single working women represent 65% of low-income and 34% of sole breadwinner households within the African American community.
- Center for Community Economic Development’s finding that single women of color are the biggest group of Americans with zero or negative net-worth.
- Statistics have shown that the systematic discrimination of the black female girls throughout their primary and secondary schooling has lead to 34% of black girls not graduating high school on time versus the 22% of all female students that do not graduate on time.
- The impact of childhood experiences on the development of entrepreneurial intentions found that early exposure to self-reliance and adaptability to new situations was related to entrepreneurial attainment.
What we do:
Walker’s Legacy Foundation works to address income, economic and entrepreneurial disparity at the critical intersection of gender and racial equity. This year’s #WLGiving Tuesday campaign is focused on our national work to economically empower these marginalized communities.
Walker’s Legacy Foundation was developed to:
- Provide programming focused on improving financial literacy & financial empowerment skills for low income, high potential multicultural women and girls
- Equip multicultural women-led micro-enterprises through entrepreneurship training and business development programming
- Empower college and university women through entrepreneurship, professional development, and leadership opportunities by providing early exposure and hands-on engagement to entrepreneurship, career programming, and curriculum
- Work to improve the livelihood and economic quality and equality of low-income women and girls
How to give:
Be a part of the movement by donating to the work of the Walker’s Legacy Foundation. Let’s do this together.
Help us by contributing:
- $5,000+ to sponsor an entrepreneurship program in another city
- $1,000 + to sponsor a micro-grant for future entrepreneur
- $500+ to sponsor a participant in any program
- or any amount
To donate to our campaign, please click here.
The Walker’s Legacy Foundation is fiscally sponsored by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers a 501 c(3). All contributions are fully tax-deductible.