Wednesday, September 2, 2015
'Everything is Not Fine.' Inside NoVo's Funding Push on Girls and Young Women of Color
“There’s a myth out there that for girls and women of color, everything is fine,” said NoVo Foundation Executive Director Pamela Shifman, who assumed that role in 2014 after six years as NoVo’s Director of Initiatives for Girls and Women. “But everything is not fine. Here at NoVo, we recognize that there is a huge need to focus on support for girls of color. ”
Historically, Shifman explained, NoVo has always had a focus on adolescent girls. Until recently, that focus was directed toward work in the Global South, which the foundation plans to continue, Shifman stressed....