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IBWPPI Signature Programs and Projects

The Dorothy I.Height Global Leadership Academy

A Six-Month Training Program for Women of African Descent Who Have:

  • A willingness to lead from the front and back, understanding there is value in both.
  • A desire for social justice and change that will enhance the lives of Black women, girls and their communities.
  • A commitment to academic and experiential excellence.

The Young Ambassadors Program

Launched in the Spring of 2016, the IBWPPI Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) offers a space for young women in the US and abroad to expand their network and skills through leadership development, shared learning, and mentorship. IBWPPI aims to cultivate the next generation of black women leadership that think beyond borders, who are concerned about the plight and well-being of women where ever they are.

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Annual Public Policy Forum

For the past 11 years IBWPPI has hosted a policy forum during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference held in Washington, DC. These annual policy forums have all been sponsored by a sitting member of congress.

We are proud of the work, presence and relationships that IBWPPI has established in the policy arena.

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Boots on the Ground Program

The Boots on the Ground Program provides emergency support and help to families impacted by natural disasters in the US and abroad.

IBWPPI work with partnering organizations and individuals to identify women who will help lead in the rescue, cleanup and restoration efforts required.

Reading Room initiative

The IBWPPI Reading Room Initiative creates a literacy enriched environment for youth of all ages to develop their reading skills. The IBWPPI Reading Room Initiative Project is dedicated to promoting leisure reading as a key to unlocking a youth’s full potential.

Our primary goal is to enable elementary, middle and high school students to improve their literacy skills. The Initiative creates a nurturing environment for youth to feel safe and secure as they develop their reading skills.

The rooms are filled with hundreds of books for students to explore from a variety of authors, topics, and genres for all ages.

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