The Yva Jourdan Foundation Inc.’s (TYJF) mission is to strengthen the leadership, power, and voices of women and children through our educational programs.

The Yva Jourdan Foundation, Inc. is a public non-profit charitable organization serving to women and children in the New York City and Long Island area.  We educate young girls about career and college pathways in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), provide women small business owners an opportunity to gain access to information to grow a small business and our reading program allows our volunteers to go into schools or learning facilities where inclusion classrooms are found to read storybooks on special needs acceptance. In collaboration with corporations and other organizations dedicated to empowering women and children, TYJF seeks to strengthen communities with our programs.

Our hope is that through this support, families will be connected to the resources in their communities to achieve and maintain a higher quality of life.

HerRise STEM Squad Program

HerRise STEM Squad is a gender-specific program designed to encourage high-school girls to apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts and skills through hands-on, inquiry-based learning.

HerRise STEM Squad aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore STEM topics through collaboration with other girls who share similar interests. Students will learn how these topics impact their everyday lives while developing confidence in their own self-worth as they apply what they’ve learned in a real-world setting.

HerRise MicroGrant Program

The Yva Jourdan Foundation, Inc. through it’s partnership with Women on the Rise NY, Inc. dba HerSuiteSpot provides women small business owners with the capital, tools and support you need to be successful. We offer entrepreneurial training, a small business grant, business advice, and a wealth of resources.

Just As I Am Reading Program

The reading program allows our volunteers to go into schools or learning facilities where inclusion classrooms are found to read storybooks on special needs acceptance. The school will be provided with books for students to take home and read with their families throughout the school year. TYJF understands the importance of inclusion classrooms and we believe that this program will help teach kids to be more accepting of others with all types of special needs. In order to meet this goal, we are asking for donations or sponsorship’s from individuals and organizations.

MEET OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Marsha Guerrier

As Executive Director, Marsha is responsible for all fundraising and program activities as well as organization partners. She provides leadership to the board, advisory council and volunteers in its mission, simply stated “Change Comes Bearing Gifts.”

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