2019 WEF Grant Announced

The Women’s Empowerment Fund is pleased to announce that the 2019 grant has been awarded to Dana Zurzolo for her project “Girls Freedom Arts and Crafts Workshops” to be held at Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara. This will be a summer event of eight workshops held weekly from June 17 through August 9 for low-income girls aged 9 to 12. Dana is an experienced artist who will lead the pre-teen girls in creating artistic products under the theme of the Four Freedoms articulated by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

As well as creating fun projects to take home, there will be discussion of how these four freedoms apply in the girls’ lives. This will be helpful not only to the participants but also to Dana, who is new in our community and will be jump-starting a career path in Santa Barbara. It is also the first WEF grant to focus on this age group. The 2019 Selection Committee wishes Dana every success in her project.
–WEF grant committee: Rachel Aarons, Nancy Edmundson, Suzanne Fairly, Kate Mead, Melinda Staveley

For more information, visit our Women’s Empowerment Project page.