The HAND Foundation is proud to highlight one of our grantees, Oasis For Girls, which focuses on low-income immigrant girls and girls of color, ages 14-17, in San Francisco. They strive to work with girls who are on the edge of risk, disengaged and under-supported in their own families. Founded in 1999, the mission of Oasis For Girls is to partner with girls and 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.
Their Springboard Series for Girls is a yearlong sequence that emphasizes the development of both internal awareness and external skills. The Series provides girls with opportunities to create trusting relationships with positive, supportive adults, to develop a sense of identity and partnership within their group, and to build and practice essential skills.