Founded in 1999, Oasis For Girls partners with young women of color from under-resourced communities in San Francisco to help them cultivate the skills, knowledge, and confidence to discover their dreams and build strong futures.
Oasis For Girls partners with young women of color aged 14-18 from under-resourced communities in San Francisco many of whom are on the edge of risk, not on anyone’s radar, disengaged or under-supported, or just beginning to dabble in difficulty.
By almost any measure, to be young, female, and of color in San Francisco means the odds are stacked against you. Our girls face more barriers to resources and opportunities, and are disproportionately impacted by systemic inequalities and policies than other girls their age. Many of their peers will not finish high school, enter into high-growth industries, or be able to leave high-poverty neighborhoods.
We believe that comprehensive change in our communities starts with the girls being affected now.