The LA Promise Fund established GirlsBuild in 2014 to empower thousands of young women annually throughout LA and across the country to effect social change and become leaders in their communities.
This year we are proud to partner with Mayor Karen Bass and build upon the leadership and female empowerment theme by encouraging the girls to join her in combatting homelessness – a theme for the GirlsBuild year around projects. At the day of Service our students, supporters, and volunteers will come together November 18th to assemble carekits of essential items and supplies for people experiencing homelessness across LA County.
- Reach young women from underrepresented groups
- Unite and engage a network of Girl Empowerment partner agencies
- Introduce public middle and high schools to the GirlsBuild Project
- Join LA Mayor’s efforts to combat homeless crisis in Los Angeles
- Prepare the leaders of tomorrow!
How you can join
Help Spread the word about GirlsBuild Day of Service 2023. Share with your network to help us gather enough support to go above and beyond 1000 kits for the unhoused community. Use our toolkit to help spread the mission and get your network involved!
Donate and Sponsor: Consider donating to LA Promise Fund to support the costs associated with organizing the GirlsBuild year-around program, and the Day of Service. You can make a contribution here and click to learn about sponsorship.
Gather Supplies for Care Kits: We will activate thousands of girls to assemble kits to benefit people experiencing homelessness and participating in the Mayor’s Inside Safe program. Please consider donating blankets, non-perishable snacks, socks, lotion, toiletries, lip balm, or other items or make a purchase off of the GirlsBuild Amazon Wish List. Reach out to Alex Rincon at AlexanderR@lapromisefund.org for additional information or send donations to: LA Promise Fund, 1933 S. Broadway #1108, Los Angeles, CA, 90007.
Volunteer at the GirlsBuild Summit and/or the Day of Service: Join us as a volunteer at the GirlsBuild Day of Service assembling care kits with the gathered resources. Sign up here.
Started in 2014 as an initiative of the LA Promise Fund, GirlsBuild has quickly established itself as one of the most powerful and impactful female youth initiatives of our time.
The impact of our programs has been immediate and immense, both in the lives of our girls, as well as their communities.
GirlsBuild Summit is an interactive experience designed to ENGAGE, INSPIRE, and EMPOWER over 5,000 young girls of color from middle schools and high schools nationwide.
We bring them together with today's most powerful leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and change-makers to tackle the critical issues that shape the lives of our girls and our communities.
Some of our past speakers include: Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer, Dolores Huerta, Shonda Rhimes, and more.
This year, the LA Promise Fund is teaming up with a coalition of organizations and service providers to support the unhoused community in LA County at the 2023 GirlsBuild Summit.
Last Year's GirlsBuild'22 National
Held in honor of the International Day of the Girl, last year's virtual summit was broadcasted before a 20,000-person audience and included a keynote address from Global Superstar and Activist Becky G, ABC7 Reporter Ashley Mackey as the official event emcee, a panel led by Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke along with additional special guests and engaging activities led by TikTok influencers.