Impact Report Data

W+GRA IMPACT REPORT INFORMATION 2020-2022

 

MOBILIZE

  • W+GRA Seed Grants – Six Seed Grants were awarded to researchers in the amount of $5,000 during the 2021-2022 academic year. These projects aligned with the Alliances priorities that emerged from the 2021 Women’s Summit – Recovery and Discovery:

Women + Girls in a Dual Pandemic, March 10, 2021.

  • Healing and Housing During Covid: Formerly Incarcerated Women Share their Stories
  • Fostering Early STEM Exploration with Gifted/High Ability Black Girls and their Elementary Teachers
  • Identifying Mechanisms of Employment Socialization in Mother-Child Dyads
  • Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on the Economic Growth and Mobility among Women in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area
  • Keepin’ it REEL: Black Girls Film Camp – Phase II
  • “We All We Got”: Supporting Home Insecure Black Mothers Summit

 

  • 2020-2021 Seed Grant Recipients
    • Keepin’ It REEL: Black Girls Film Camp
    • Pulling Others in to Push the Word Out: Developing the Paper Chase Virtual Training Model for Research Dissemination
    • Pandemic & Peripartum: Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Wellbeing of First-time Moms in North Carolina
    • Reducing Hypertension and Hypertension Risk in Black women using a Simple Handgrip Exercise Training Program

EQUIP

  • Building Organizational Capacity
    • Completed Phase I Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Logic Model and Evaluation Plan (2020)
    • W+GRA secured $30,000 to continue with Phase II of Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Logic Model and Evaluation Plan to develop the Evaluation Plan with the Urban Institute (2020-2021)
    • The W+GRA secured a $15,000 grant from EmpowHERment to redesign their educational curriculum that aligns with a social justice model. (2022)
  • Building partnerships with growing and established grassroots organizations
    • She Built This City
    • Pink Mentor Network
    • Dottie Rose Foundation
    • Girls on the Run Greater Charlotte
    • The Girl Talk Foundation
    • Women’s Intercultural Exchange
    • Women’s Business Center of Charlotte
    • EmpowHERment
    • Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council
    • Disability Law Center, Boston MA
    • Camino Community Center
    • Bilingual Brown Babies
    • Junior Achievement of the Carolinas, Inc.
    • I Am Not the Media, Inc.
    • The Point Center, LLC. and the College Preparatory leadership Academy of High Point
    • YWCA Central Carolinas
    • Komen Foundation Charlotte, NC
    • Safe Alliance
    • Hope Vibes, Inc.
    • Dream Key Partners
    • National Coalition of 100 Black Women Queen City Metropolitan Chapter

 

CONVENE

  • Civic Partnerships with Ally Bank and Bank of America to sponsor the 2021 Summit
    • $10,000 from each financial institution
  • The March 10, 2021 Virtual Women’s Summit. Recovery and Discovery: Women + Girls in a Dual Pandemic
  • The W+GRA successfully completed four virtual Research and Practice Discussions 2021-2022
    • Pathways to Economic Empowerment: Entrepreneurship – March 16, 2022
    • Prioritizing Women’s Health During COVID-19 – October 20, 2021 ($1800 HERFF grant)
    • Supporting Our Girls During the Pandemic – September 15, 2021
    • Addressing the She-Cession: Getting Women Back to Work – August 18, 2021
  • In 2020, the W+GRA hosted four Research and Practice discussions leading up to the March 2021 Summit:
    • Black Girlhood and Educational Narratives: A Back to School Discussion – September 8, 2020
    • Breast Cancer and Women’s Health – October 13, 2020
    • Intimate Partner Violence – November 10, 2020
    • Women in Public Service Leadership – December 8, 2020
    • Girls, Technology, and the Social Determinants of Health -January 2021
  • I Am Queen Charlotte Event, March 2022
    • Queens Café in partnership with EmpowHERment, The Girl Talk Foundation, Women + Gender Studies, Center for the Study of the New South
  • Co-partnered with Women + Gender Studies to sponsor Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans, Full Professor and Director of the Institute for Women. Gender, and Sexuality studies at Georgia State university for a virtual workshop addressing the health and well-being of women with a specific focus on yoga practices.
  • Invited Speaker
    • Ebony Magazine, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Queen City Chapter, Black Women’s Health Imperative, “Our Health, Our Community: Mobilizing for the Survival of Black Women Beyond Covid19, July 2020
    • YWCA – Y Women Vote, August 2020
    • Democracy NC – When She Votes, August 13 and August 20, 2020
    • Women’s Impact Fund – Enough is Enough Already: The Imbalances of 2020 & The Impact on the Futures of Working Women, November 2020
    • National Coalition of 100 Black Women Queen City Chapter, When & Where I Enter, Advocacy Training, November 2021
    • Panelist – Building A Dream Team: The Importance of Social Capital. Foundation for the Carolinas
    • Speaker – Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium
  • Presenter - Leadership Across Generations: How Music Offers Insight into Leadership Strategies. Executive Leadership Workshop for Leadership & Community Engagement Office UNC Charlotte (March 2022)
  • I Am the Daughter of Project, March 2022
    • Gathering stories, songs, poems from women celebrating influential women in their lives
    • Posted on W+GRA site. Project completed by W+GRA Graduate Research Assistant Ashley Wilson
  • UNC Charlotte Departmental Connections
    • Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
    • Department of Social Work
    • Center for the Study of the New South
    • Department of Women + Gender Studies
    • Belk College of Business
    • Department of Language and Culture Studies
    • College of Computing and Informatics