Sisters Giving Back was founded in 2011 by a group of like-minded women who shared a dream to make a difference in the lives of African American young ladies. Our goal is to improve the lives of young women and girls, through positive role-modeling to afford them the opportunities to reach their educational goals.
For the first time in the history of data collection by the National Center of Education Statistics as reported by the US Census, African Americans have surpassed all groups in college entrance based upon race and gender. We also know that it has been increasingly difficult for our youth to meet the financial obligations to earn a college degree. As a community it is our responsibility to support our youth in their journey to obtain their educational goals.
Sisters Giving Back holds several fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for our youth conferences and annual scholarship awards. These events provide a chance to not only raise money but help build a community of people consistently giving back to the next generation of leaders.
Three recipients each year are awarded a scholarships to apply towards college. To be eligible the recipients must be enrolling at a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in the fall. Scholarships are awarded at our Annual Black Tie Scholarship Gala every spring.
We hold an annual Teen Girls Conference in Philadelphia every October providing workshops focusing on confidence, fashion, and social media. The girls participate in skits and other activities that boost self-esteem, self-confidence, and encourage public speaking.
Sisters Giving Back officers and members donate their time and talent to the organization, there are no paid staff or administrative fees. 100% of donations and fundraising proceeds directly benefit the target population.
Education remains one of the black community’s most enduring values, sustained by the belief that freedom and education go hand in hand.
2024 Scholarship Application
You can now download the scholarship application form for 2024.
All completed application documentation must be mailed to the Sisters Giving Back office by March 30th, 2024
Annual Designer Bag Bingo
Sunday April 7th 2023
Yesha Ministries Center
2301 Snyder Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Ticket Cost: $40
Sisters Giving Back 8th Annual Conference Girls Trip…This Is Your Life Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Saturday, October 20, 2018. The day consisted of keynote speaker, Tiera Sedden and workshop facilitators: Vision Board - Rahshene Davis-Bowie; Bye Girl -...
Sisters Giving Back held our 7th Annual Back to School Bowling Party at Saint Monica’s Bowling Alley in Philadelphia, PA. Saturday, September 29, 2018. SGB’s supporters ages ranged from 3 years old to 83 years old. Sisters Giving Back always gives Door Prizes for our...
Sisters Giving Back held the 5th Annual Black Tie Scholarship Gala Fundraiser June 9th, 2018 at the Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford, New Jersey. There were over a 100 supporters in attendance. SGB awarded a total of $11,000 in scholarships, 3 - $2000 Scholarships, and...
Sisters Giving Back (SGB) held the 3rd Annual Designer Bag Bingo Game April 22, 2018 at Greater St. Mathew‘s Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA. 288 women and men were in attendance. SGB supporters won designer pocketbooks, door prizes and were treated to lunch by SGB...
Sisters Giving Back held the 7th Annual Conference October at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. All Conference facilitators donated their time and talents to this event. There were over 100 girls in attendance from the ages of 12- 18. The attendees received...
Sisters Giving Back held the 6th Annual Back to School Bowling Party at Saint Monica’s Bowling Alley in Philadelphia, PA. Saturday, October 7, 2017. SGB’s supporters ages ranged from 3 years old to 85 years old. The 50-50 winner Najah Milton donated her winnings back...
Special Thanks to Our sUPPORTERS!
The members of Sisters Giving Back would like to take this opportunity to thank Women of a Dream, Leslie Morris, Gesu School, Alana Lee, Girl Scout Leaders, Roslyn & Jasmine Robinson, Adrian Gordon, Sharonn Thomas-Pope, and Vanguard Realty Group for your support and the work that you do with our girls and young women. It is because of your continuous support that we can fulfill our mission.