We’re growing! Announcing new hires and new job postings.

We are growing! Today, we are thrilled to announce that three incredible women have officially joined the G4GC team. We also are currently seeking applications for two key senior director-level hires!

Our new team members, Cidra M. Sebastien, Manager of the Black Girl Freedom Fund, Kyndall Clark Osibodu, Manager of Organizational Health and Learning, and Dominique Fulling, Executive Assistant, collectively bring decades of rich experience and a deep commitment to girls and gender-expansive youth of color. We couldn’t be more excited to call them our colleagues in this work. Read more about each of these remarkable women below.

In addition, the two new senior director-level roles we are seeking to fill, Senior Director of Communications and Senior Director for Research, Advocacy and Policy, will help shape and strengthen the future of G4GC. The individuals in these roles will work with G4GC staff, our grantee partners, as well as girls and young women themselves to advance strategies that amplify transformative work that girls, femmes, and gender-expansive youth of color are leading, and enhance the research, advocacy and communications capacities in the field. We encourage you to share these two job postings with your networks. Applications are due by Sunday, November 15. 

There is so much happening in the world. No matter the outcome of the forthcoming election, G4GC remains committed to the vision of a world where girls of color are safe, free, and celebrated. We will continue working to meet the mission and the demands of the Movement, not just the moment, in partnership with our community, our grantee partners and girls and femmes of color themselves.

We are so grateful for every member of the G4GC network, and excited for the bold future we are building together.

In community,


Monique W. Morris,  Ed.D.
Executive Director
Grantmakers for Girls of Color

 

 

Meet our new teammates:

 


Cidra M. Sebastien joins Grantmakers for Girls of Color as the Manager of the Black Girl Freedom Fund.
Cidra is an educator, youth advocate and organizer. She has developed culturally relevant, gender affirming and arts and activism curricula; published OpEds about youth leadership development and DACA; appeared on radio and television outlets; and contributed to local and national policy-making regarding public education, youth leadership development and advancing adolescent girls. A graduate of Hampton University and New York University, Cidra was a staff member of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol for nearly 20 years. She served as the Associate Executive Director; expanded youth and community programs; developed curricula; trained educators; coordinated study abroad programs; and advanced policy that directly impacted young people. She shaped the organization’s policy work in the area of gender equity and was the Co-Chair of the Education Committee of the New York City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative. She co-planned the 2016 Black Girl Movement National Conference in NYC, which hosted 500 girls, educators, advocates, artists, and academics for a 3-day convening centering Black girls. Cidra co-authored “Taking Back the Work: A Cooperative Inquiry into the Work of Leaders of Color in Movement-Building Organizations,” traveling to Atlanta, the UK and Brazil to share the work and discuss issues of leadership and race. Cidra is a proud auntie, avid runner and globetrotter.


 


Kyndall Clark Osibodu joins Grantmakers for Girls of Color as the Manager of Organizational Health and Learning.

Kyndall is a Black feminist who has spent the last ten years fostering intersectional and inclusive cultures in schools and non-profits and building advocacy campaigns centering and in partnership with girls of color. Prior to G4GC, she worked at NoVo Foundation, advancing participatory grantmaking through the Initiative to End Violence Against Girls and Women. Prior to NoVo, she worked at African American Policy Forum, advancing the Breaking the Silence town hall series and supporting the #SayHerName campaign. She also served as a high school teacher and community organizer in Philadelphia, PA and youth worker in Nashville, TN. Her work is grounded in her faith, justice, and womanism and the belief that the collective well-being, power, and leadership of girls and women of color is critical to transformative change. Kyndall studied organizational development and Africana studies at Vanderbilt University and earned her masters from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the Advisory Board of Evoluer House and is a 2019-2020 ABFE Connecting Leaders Fellow. She makes her home in Brooklyn, NY.



Dominique Fulling is the Executive Assistant to Dr. Monique W. Morris and Maheen Kaleem, Esq. at Grantmakers for Girls of Color.
Dominique brings over 20 years of administrative experience to the position with expertise in scheduling, information technology and correspondence in legal, healthcare, and business sectors. Prior to joining Grantmakers for Girls of Color, Dominique worked in Healthcare Technology and Informatics for over 15 years. There, she was responsible for working with and training physicians, clinicians, and other staff members on system practices, procedures and implementation. She also was responsible for supporting and maintaining health information management across computerized systems and the secure exchange of health information between consumers, providers, legal systems, payers and quality monitors. Dominique is studying Social Work at Brandman University and is committed to ultimately sharing her passion for making a positive and lasting impact on the safety and overall well-being of traumatized individuals. With a special interest in mental health and human sex trafficking, she intends to use her passion to aid in the awareness and recovery processes of such traumatic incidents.

Dominique Fulling