Bertini Grant

ELEVEate submitted the final report to the Catherine T. Bertini Foundation for the $16,000 grant received to expand its programs in 2012. The grant helped girls and their families overcome obstacles to educational attainment. ELEVEate, for the first time was able to: Purchase Birth Certificates for 5th graders Establish Girls Clubs, with female teacher mentors to promote … Read more


Purchased birth certificates for over 1200 girls in Kaolack, Senegal from 2007 to 2013 Registration provides girls with greater status, Senegalise identity, and political rights 83 – 100% of girls attending KSSG from 2008-2012 passed the Secondary School Entrance Exam (14% pass nationally) Received several grants, and Day of Chalk Award from the Kaolack Board … Read more

Fundraiser – Successful

$2,900 was raised to support ELEVEate programs at the home of Jan Kaufman and Art Goldsmith on March 9, 2013. Allyson, Campaigns Manager at in Washington D.C., provided an overview of ELEVEate activities and Mohamed Kamara, Professor at Washington and Lee and a native of Sierra Leone, noted the positive contributions he witnessed ELEVEate making … Read more