This past fall, in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business, the USC Race and Equity Center, and the California African American Museum (CAAM), 100 young women of color from Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School (ASLA), Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School, Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School, Ánimo College Preparatory Academy , and Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy took a trip to the University of Southern California for a day of building awareness, and discussing equity, inclusion, and empowerment.
The day began with a panel at USC -- professionals and alumni sharing their journey from college to career as women of color. Though each woman’s path was unique, their stories shared a common theme: despite adversity, they persevered.
"A highlight of the day was our young women having the opportunity to see and engage with other students and women who reflect the positive images we often portray to our students. These experiences allow our young women to have constant exposure and establish relationships with educated successful women, and I believe that builds intrinsic motivation to pursue their own dreams.”
-Christiane Bell Eubanks, Counselor at ASLA