Catalyzing Women Change Agents
Global Grassroots is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2004 that supports conscious social change, driven by and for vulnerable women at the grassroots level.
Our Academy for Conscious Change is an 18 month incubator offering mind-body trauma healing, social venture development skills, leadership training, personal transformation practices, seed grants and high-engagement support to help groups of disadvantaged women initiate their own sustainable social ventures. These ventures address the issues of highest concern to the women in their own communities, using methods chosen by the women themselves. They are not small businesses, but are instead micro-NGOs or business-social hybrids driven by a social purpose to address a priority issue facing women, such as domestic violence, water access or illiteracy
We target the world's most vulnerable women. We contend that wisdom exists at the grassroots level among those directly impacted by certain social issues. Women represent both those most invested in serving their community's needs and those in greatest need of support to manifest their solutions.
Global Grassroots asserts that deepening personal consciousness and contributing towards the common good are both essential to establishing a mindful society that will advance the greatest level of positive social change. We call this intersection of personal and societal transformation: Conscious Social Change.
We embrace the potential for every person to become an agent of change, and we invite you to join us in creating a just, compassionate and conscious society worldwide.
WOMEN AND WATER
Learning from our Change Agents on the ground, Global Grassroots has become increasingly concerned with the dramatic and often unseen connections between women and water.
In addition to more obvious aspects of health, hydration and hygiene, the issue of water access creates a constellation that includes domestic violence, sexual exploitation, HIV/AIDS transmission and barriers to girls education.
Our newest Academy for Conscious Change was initiated in October 2013 in Rwanda with a cohort of 33 change agents representing six teams from Rwanda and one team from the Democratic Republic of Congo, focusing exclusively on water issues. Join us by making a donation.
Ventures in Development
Reducing domestic violence and alcoholism in Northern Uganda through drama, song, psychological support and home visits.
What's NewINTRODUCING THE eACADEMY FOR CONSCIOUS CHANGE
In response to requests by 200 women's groups in 45 countries, we've adapted our 18 month-long social venture incubator into an online, self-paced curriculum, available to change agents wherever they can access the internet.
Social Ventures Launched: 36
Vulnerable Women and Girls Served Each Year: 25,000+
Join UsFor Change Agents For Teachers For Partners & Contributors For Consciousness Practitioners
Global Grassroots |
45 Lyme Road, Suite 206 |
Hanover, NH 03755 USA |
Tel (+1) 603.643.0400 |
Fax: (+1) 603.619.0076 |
© 2013 Global Grassroots 501(c)(3) Non-Profit