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Upcoming Events -

 Join Black Cinema House to celebrate our fabulous friends at Global Girls, and their upcoming trips to Grenada, West Indies and Mombasa, Kenya, with an evening of dance performance, girl-power films and fun!

Meet the young travelers on the eve of their adventure, hear from Global Girls director Marvinetta Woodley-Penn, and help kick-off their journey with an inspiring, empowering evening.

https://rebuild-foundation.org/event/global-girls/

Program developed by Black Cinema House Advisory Committee member Irma Dixon.

Global Girls invites you join us all day Friday, February 5th for an online send off party for our Grenada trip!!

Greetings to our girls in Grenada

Hey, you there! Check out our Greetings video to our girls in Grenada! The excitement is soo REAL! YESSSS! These Globes are going Global!

Posted by Global Girls on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Thanks for supporting girls growing into womanhood whole and healthy!

Global Girls made a great impact in Grenada thanks to our second John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur grant! We devised a plan for our February trip thanks to our partnership with Dr. Rohan Jeremiah of UIC's Department of Public Health.

Take a look at our television interview with Marvinetta Penn during our visit.


Next Up...
 

Young Women on the Move after school and Saturday sessions resume Tuesday, September 8. Stop in and register your daughter, niece, cousin, granddaughter, neighbor, stranger who just needs a bit of "globalosophy" in her life. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 11a until 6:30p.


Global Girls perform at the Stoney Island Arts Bank.

Posted by Steven Perkins on Saturday, October 3, 2015


WTTW Features our own Champion Marinetta Penn.

Check out the feature video!!

We are proud of the work she's doing.




Video by Brittany Ranney

Expanding Cultural Awareness

Global Girls Company members have performed throughout Illinois, opened for the 2010 Miss America for an HIV conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, been featured on 91.5 Chicago Public Radio and hosted their own weekly cable news program. 12 girls and four adults have traveled internationally, twice to Accra, Ghana and once to Nairobi and B’ware in Kenya. In January 2013, seven girls ages 14-20 traveled to India for a cross-cultural arts collaboration thanks to a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Air India was also a partner and sponsor.


Creating Youth-Driven Performances

  Inspiring Better Life Choices

In weekly sessions, participants learn skills to investigate their world and then turn their findings into performance pieces which are presented throughout the community, the state and, in a few cases, on other continents. The result is socially-conscious, youth-driven productions that gives voice to girls’ issues and concerns.
We teach emotional intelligence skills through self awareness and empathy for others; assist with advance career exploration, cooperative learning and team building; provide opportunities for girls to practice citizenship skills including volunteering and community activism.