Since our inception, Global Girls, Inc. has improved the lives and collective experience of hundreds of girls in our community. We take great pride in celebrating our successes together and honoring the beautiful young women that remind us

We have been busy…

January 18, 2000 –  Global Girls incorporated in the state of Illinois
February 26, 2000  First Global Girls session held at Olive Harvey College thanks to the support   of Phyllis Bradford, Assist. Dean of Continuing Education at Olive Harvey
July 17, 2000-  Global Girls, Inc. received 501(c)(3) non-profit status
October 5-7, 2001-  First Camp Retreat to YMCA Camp Duncan. Twenty three youth and five adults.
November 19, 2001  Debra Harris, Global Girls co-founder, resigned from the organization
September 2005  First trip to Ghana. ED, Marvinetta Penn, and three girls (Katrina Snowden, Tasha Rice and Deadre Warner.)
November 2006  Became a Chicago Park District Arts-Partner-In-Residence at Grand Crossing Park, 7655 S. Ingleside Ave
January 2007  Debuted From Gross to Hope, an HIV information and education play
January 2007  Second trip to Ghana. Three girls (Casina Rice, Tiffany Bean and TeReah Fields and three staff (M. Penn, Latoya Lenoir and Danielle Ingram)
March 2008  IL statewide tour of From Gross to Hope
June 2008  First annual Global Girls Induction Ceremony
October 2008  Feature on Chicago Public Radio with a segment on teen pregnancy
April 2009  Company toured Illinois with “I Choose,” our teen pregnancy prevention play and workshops
September 2009  Two staff and five youth traveled to Nairobi and B’ware, Kenya and worked for two weeks with youth in schools and community groups in partnership with Ray of Hope 4 All. Areas visited have proclaimed October 7th Global Girls Day
October 2009  Debuted G Squared, Global Girls adult theatre group in Do…Don’t Talk About It
March 2010  Youth Company toured HIV show in Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 2010  Began CAN TV call-in show, 13 week series twice a year
Summer 2010  Company performed Water to Drink play at Movies in the Park and at Millennium Park
December 2010  Opened for the 2012 Miss America at HIV conference in Indianapolis, Indiana
July 2011  Company performed at Taste of Chicago
August 2011  Beauty in the Community project. 14 youth cleaned 79th St. from Evans to Saginaw
October 2011  Let’s Talk performance and conference for mothers and daughters sponsored by Chicago Department of Public Health and Chicago Foundation for Women
March 2012  First Annual Women and Girls Inspiring Change ceremony honoring 12 women in the arts, education and advocacy
September 2012  Moved to a Global Girls home, The Global Studio, 8151 S. South Chicago. Prior to the move, Global Girls had been a six-year Arts Partner in Residence at Grand Crossing Park
October 2012  30 girls attended the first annual City Camp at Hostel International in downtown Chicago
January 2013  Seven and three adults traveled to India for 17 days and worked with girls at Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam, a boarding performing arts school. The arts exchange initiative, Our Stories. Ourselves, was funded with a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Air India was also a partner
September 2013 –  Entered into partnership with Chicago Prince Hall Masons
March 2014  Expanded school based programming to 20 schools with Network 13 contract