The Women and Girls Can Initiative (WaGCI) builds Christian women and girls’ collective power across race and class to tackle the root causes of injustice and ignite progressive change for all.

We believe deeply that those who experience a problem have the perspective necessary to solve it.

That’s why we pledge our total support to the solutions of those on the ground who are most impacted by poverty, violence and other forms of injustice—especially low-income women and girls. Time and again, their voices and vision lead to more equitable changes in policy and culture for everyone.

Today, we deliver education support to 31 once suffering girls and I single mother hoping that they will advance women and girls’ solutions for change at decision-making tables across the communities when they are educated and empowered.

Creating Connections:

We know we shall be most successful when we make connections among the many challenges people face and the many people and movements needed to create change.

For years to come, the Women and Girls Can Initiative (WaGCI) will link with donors, activists and organizations in common purpose. Today, we’re making new and deeper Christian connections of all kinds—across issues, constituencies, and organizing levels, race and class—to strengthen social movements and build greater power to ignite change.

Our support enables women and girls to

  • Organize creatively across issues, organizations and movements instead of trying to solve one problem, one person at a time.
  • Promote solutions that recognize the combined impact of race, class and faith in communities throughout the district.
  • Connect the wisdom of grassroots solutions to the power of sub-county District regional and national advocacy campaigns.
  • Link and leverage strategies to bring new and diverse constituencies into the fold.
  • Strengthen relationships with multiple social movements to ensure that all progressive planning incorporates women and girls unique leadership and expertise.

Our dream

The Women and Girls Can Initiative (WaGCI) 21 members team is advancing women and girls’ solutions for social change across the communities in the district.

We dream of a day and time when our beneficiaries are bringing women and girls’ voices and vision to decision-making tables everywhere—from the grassroots to the president’s office.

And connecting with one another across issues, constituencies, and organizing levels to build powerful, inclusive social movements that can secure and sustain progressive wins over time.

With strategic networking and skills-building support from the Women and Girls Can Initiative (WaGCI) beneficiaries will ignite change on behalf of women, girls families and communities within and across four broad areas: Building Democracy, Economic Justice, Ending Violence and Women and girls' Health.

The Women and Girls Can Initiative (WaGCI) works towards four broad areas because we believe all issues are women and girls’ issues. And we know we’re most successful when we support any effort that makes connections across issues to ensure the most inclusive and lasting systemic change.
Policy and Culture Change:

The Women and Girls Can Initiative (WaGCI) believes firmly that in order to tackle the root causes of injustice across race, class and faith we must change both policy and culture. In fact, the two go hand in hand: shifts in cultural beliefs and values can open the door for progressive policy change, while just policies can be a catalyst for just behavior and ideas.

After a good time of Christian service, the Women and Girls Can Initiative (WaGCI) will deliver strategic support to thousands of women and girls that are changing the way people think about each other and the world, and advancing new and inclusive solutions to the many forms of discrimination and inequity that we as a nation face.

At  all levels, we pray to  see that women and girls are putting women and girls' priorities-and their solutions-at the center, rather than the margins, of debate. From poverty to poor health, women and girls-especially low-income women and girls and women and girls of disabilities-are disproportionately impacted by inequity. As such, they're best positioned to develop alternatives to unjust policies that have harmed our country for so long.

Meanwhile, our beneficiaries will challenge cultural norms in their families, schools, churches, mosques and communities to make way for long-term social change. Whether launching a media campaign, or using the performing arts, poetry, film, or digital storytelling, they’re to transform behaviors and beliefs for a more just and safe world.