Projects and Initiatives
The Empowerment Institute produces programs and initiatives that focus on lifting up the voice and issues of Black Women throughout the state. The Collective has Black Women leaders and partner organizations that participate in our work designed to inform and engage Black Women, advocates, policy makers and change agents.
We serve as a resource as well as repository of information and expertise for non-profit and advocacy organizations that work on issues that impact Black Women, their family and their communities. We also work as a consultant and strategic partner to help ensure organizations.
CA Black Women’s Collective Empowerment Institute received a $5 million grant from the state to create the CA Black Women’s Think Tank with our academic partner California State University at Dominguez Hills. This policy, non-partisan think tank is the first in the nation to focus exclusively on Black Women and girls through research and leadership development.
and their work can be scalable and sustainable.
CA Black Women's Quality of Life Survey Results
California Black Women’s Collective Empowerment Institute, in collaboration with its research firm Evaritus, produced the first-ever California Black Women’s Quality of Life Survey. This groundbreaking study collected insights from 1,258 Black women voters across California to understand their most pressing concerns, experiences and issues in California. To read the full report, click here and the presentation, click here.
Conversations for Black Women's - Building An Economic Action Plan
The California Black Women’s Collective Empowerment Institute, a 501C3 organization, is launching a tour throughout the state focused on empowering Black Women with information to improve their economic status. The Conversation for Black Women – Building an Economic Action Plan Tour, sponsored by BMO, will travel to six locations throughout the state.
This tour will be informative, resource rich events that are designed to reset the conversation and to build the Economic Action Plan for Black Women in attendance. Attendees will connect with resources to help them including job coaches, recruiters, mentors, apprenticeship programs, homeownership counseling, financial planning, and entrepreneurship support.
There will be onsite counselors to help assess wrap around service needs. Experts in policymaking, labor, economic development, and entrepreneurship will be on hand to provide insights on the way to help Black Women build wealth and address economic and social disparity gaps through policy and practice transformation.
Black Girl Joy Festival
You are cordially invited to CA Black Women’s Collective Empowerment Institute’s Black Girl Joy Festival, a day full of celebration, empowerment and pure joy! Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 12th, from 9:00am to 7:00pm, as we and our academic partner, California State University Dominguez Hills, take over its vibrant campus. Join us for an unforgettable experience where we will uplift and cherish beautiful Black Girls, in a safe space them to learn while having the time of our lives.
The exciting lineup includes free workshops that will prepare you for college, unleash your inner dance diva, boost your self-defense skills, get your health screenings, explore the rhythms of sound drum & yoga, nurture your artistic talent with arts & crafts, master the art of Double Dutch, and indulge in delicious food while having a blast! Come join the Black Girl Joy Festival and let’s create unforgettable memories together. Spread the word, invite your friends, and get ready to experience the magic of sisterhood, inspiration and pure joy!