PARTNER WITH SISTERXSISTER
Who we are:
sisterxsister is a volunteer program for young girls interested in media. it is for girls, lead by girls. the goal of our monthly networking group is to connect, empower, educate and encourage hundreds girls across the united states who CREATE
our team is a small trio based in new york city!
build and bloom founder Jessica Whitaker is a seattle native who uses her online platform to teach photography and business skills to new photographers globally. Jessica is passionate about giving young photographers the ability to change their legacy through photography as a business
sisterxsister director Kara McCurdy is a couple’s photographer who is as passionate about storytelling as she is passionate about the promotion of women in the workplace, in the media industry, and in the world!
sisterxsister program manager Laura Ulrich is a photographer with a management and human resources background specializing in healthy program culture, promoting diversity and teamwork, and small business growth!
A LOOK INTO THE LESSON PLAN
each meeting should leave the girls feeling encouraged, educated, and empowered with practical tools, open discussion, and resources to carry into the upcoming weeks.
during the april 2018 networking meeting, we discussed 'HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BEST YES: WHERE TO DONATE YOUR TIME + TALENT’ this lesson taught girls how to set boundaries while still having a heart of generosity.
sisterxsister is home to 1050+ girls who are registered attendees
of those women, 300+ girls attend on a regular monthly basis
our most engaged cities are Houston, Dallas, New York, Atlanta and Chicago
each of our eight cities has two co-leaders
across the country, we have six Regional Ambassadors leading sisterxsister on a volunteer basis
90% of the girls who attend are either students or work another job and are beginning to pursue their creative interests
80% of the girls that attend have never before been offered a free, in-person, educational arts community or the necessary resources to grow their creative interest into a busines
60% of the girls who attend have never before been a part of an all-women organization or women-centric safe space
for an average meeting, 60% of girls are returning attendees and 40% are typically new friendly faces! We have a strong retention rate, but we love when our girls invite and bring along new friends, too!
Our age range for attendees usually lies between 17 - 25 year old women
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE?
Provide us with necessary financial resources:
OUR CURRENT NEEDS:
Financial, the most important for us to continue the program:
Mailchimp Subscription - $200 monthly
Trademark Fees - $1000
Registration Fees - $500
P.O. Box - $200 annually
Gmail Business Account - $20 monthly
Nonprofit Insurance - $1000 annually*
*at this time, we do not have insurance; however, for the meetings and workshops that we host this is a priority!
Because we believe in this cause, Jessica has paid for these costs out-of-pocket in order to cater to the needs of our Build and Bloom community! Any assistance covering these costs would be greatly appreciated!
Our branding, advertizing, and production value has never come first for Build and Bloom because of our emphasis on community and inclusivity, foremost. Although, in order to expand and reach more young adults in the future, we would love to invest in graphics, web design, and overall constent branding to attract more visual artists and creatives to our community and workshops!
Have another amazing resource? Talk to us!