Over recent years, a number of initiatives have emerged to support boys and young men of color, with some two dozen foundations involved. But there have been few new efforts aimed at improving the lives of 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 6 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. ”