Who We Are
Established in 2014, Pretty Brown Girl Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that promotes self-confidence and leadership development for girls of color.
We are committed to utilizing our platform to speak out against injustice while addressing the community’s need of reducing the effects of overt and subtle forms of bias towards Black and Brown Girls with issues pertaining to gender and racial inequality.
To prepare young women of color for career pathways through educational, economic and empowerment opportunities while instilling responsibility to social change.
The Pretty Brown Girl Foundation is committed to utilizing our platform to speak out against injustice while addressing the community’s need of reducing the effects of overt and subtle forms of bias towards Black and Brown Girls with issues pertaining to gender and racial inequality. We invite you to get involved by supporting our work, volunteering during International Pretty Brown Girl Day or becoming a sponsor for our Pretty Brown Girl HBCU Scholarship Program where we seek to provide 100 Black and Brown girls with scholarships each year to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s).
Make A Donation for Giving Tuesday
This Giving Tuesday, you can invest in The Pretty Brown Girl Foundation with our new campaign, “Protect Black and Brown Girls”. We are committed to utilizing our platform to speak out against injustice while addressing the community’s need of reducing the effects of overt and subtle forms of bias towards Black and Brown Girls with issues pertaining to gender and racial inequality.
Protecting our girls means protecting their mental health and breaking the cycle of dismissive approaches to intersectionality just like we did for Grace, a 15-year-old Black girl in Michigan who was sentenced to juvenile detention for incomplete online coursework as a violation to her probation. Pretty Brown Girl Foundation advocated on behalf of Grace, raising awareness and funds to support her legal and counseling needs. We are grateful that she was released and is now thriving at her new school.
There are so many other young girls like Grace who are being characterized as a delinquent when educational environments are ready to discard them; but with your support and Pretty Brown Girl’s social justice initiatives and uplifting programs, together, we can break the cycle one girl at a time. Will you join with us to help protect our Black and Brown Girls?
PBG D.R.E.A.M. Scholarship Awards
The Pretty Brown Girl Foundation seeks to lessen this burden by providing girls of color scholarships who are looking to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s). Our scholarships range from $2,000-$10,000 or more.
“For Black and Brown students, many are coming from households that may not have the same financial support that white students are receiving. Even for middle class families, it is a tremendous area of stress as the cost of college is rising every year,” says Sheri Crawley, Founder of Pretty Brown Girl. “Most HBCUs are land-grant institutions and represent some of the oldest institutions of higher education operating in the United States. Being accepted as an HBCU is a great honor, but there are several aspects to pursuing a collegiate-level education that can act as roadblocks for potential students.”
Click below for more information and how to become a contributor for our PBG D.R.E.A.M. Scholarships!
Pretty Brown Girl School Programs
Now more than ever, with a global pandemic and racial injustice, Black and Brown girls need a safe place for their voices to be heard as their mental health and well-being is extremely vulnerable.
This school year, Pretty Brown Girl has introduced a new virtual program, PBG Academy, which was designed for girls to have access to a culturally responsive, personalized learning environment that offers a variety of experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies. This exciting digital environment will give our girls.
PBG Academy is the only national SEL program designed specifically for Black and Brown girls. Our goal is to be able to sponsor girls who attend the 350 schools on our current waitlist who are in need of the program but do not have adequate funding. Click below to make a donation!
International Pretty Brown Girl Day
Annually, The Pretty Brown Girl Foundation honors its anniversary with ”International Pretty Brown Girl Day” with a daylong celebration of engagement, development and empowerment for Black and Brown girls. Each year, hundreds of girls join together to kick of the new “PBG” year announcing our annual theme, our program areas of focus and first look into our events for the year.
Pretty Brown Girl Day takes place each year on the fourth Saturday of February during Black History Month. This is a day of camaraderie, for girls of all ages to have fun, bond with others and reflect on their inner beauty. Annually, we choose a theme that supports the learning and empowerment of Black and Brown girls across the globe.
Due to the current pandemic, our next main stage event is tentatively scheduled for February 2022. Click below for more information and how to become a Sponsor for Pretty Brown Girl Day!