We're looking for sites in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan for our award-winning Summer Institute taking place for 6 weeks - from July 8th through August 16th We are looking to our amazing Sadie Nash community to points us to leads on spaces that offer the following:

  • 5 to 6 classrooms for the 6-week period

  • An additional space that canhold 60-70 individuals, once a week (flexible)

  • Custodial support

We can offer up to $2500 for a summer site as well as other types of partnership and collaboration opportunities. If you have leads click below or contact Darcy our Deputy Director at Thank you in advance!

Sadie Nash is a Proud Recipient of the Women Serving Women Summit at Omega!

The Women Serving Women Summit is a retreat grant program that provides support to the nonprofit organizations working to positively impact the lives of women through a two-day, two-night self-led retreat on Omega's Rhinebeck campus in the Hudson Valley.

Omega, a nonprofit educational organization, announced that Sadie Nash Leadership Project is one of thirty-two organizations to be awarded a working retreat grant. The announcement marks the fifteenth year of the Nonprofit Retreats at Omega program, which has served more than 5,000 people from more than 400 organizations since 2005.


Photo Courtesy of Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, NY,

Photo Courtesy of Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, NY,

Click below to learn more about the many offerings at Omega.

2017-2018 ELLA FELLOW Brittany Paschall featured in news article: Meet the women who fought to free Cyntoia Brown

The case of Cyntoia Brown sparked a debate about young women of color and criminal justice reform in this country. On January 7, 2019 Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee granted Cyntoia Brown clemency. These are some of the women who fought to have her released. Among them, is Brittany Paschall, an activist and a 2017-2018 ELLA Fellow.

“The aim was to ensure Cyntoia’s name was continually at the forefront of public discourse and to show Haslam that he would not be able to go on with business as usual unless he did the right thing,” said Brittany Paschall, an active member of the Black Lives Matter movement in Nashville.

“The aim was to ensure Cyntoia’s name was continually at the forefront of public discourse and to show Haslam that he would not be able to go on with business as usual unless he did the right thing,” said Brittany Paschall, an active member of the Black Lives Matter movement in Nashville.

SNLP Newark Featured in National Mentoring Resource Center's Newsletter!

2018-2019 Nash U participants

2018-2019 Nash U participants

“We understand the importance of having someone who can guide you through the process – someone who can connect on a personal level and build those deep relationships.” -Kira Antoine, SNLP Program Coordinator

Read more about what Kira has to say and check out the full spotlight from the NMRC: Sadie Nash Leadership Project's Nash U Reimagines Mentoring Program with Newark Mentoring Movement.


What do you do in the days after a historic number of women run for office and win?  You #KeepRunning! Join us for our first-ever run/walk 5K on Sunday, November 11th. More accurately, we should say join us for our first ever run/walk/SAMBA because joining us will be an all-women Brazilian drumline - Fogo Azul!

Join us Sunday morning in Riverside Park - click here to join our team.  

Meet some of our runners!

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The Sisters | Rosemary and Emily

Meet Rosemary and Emily, the running sisters!

"This picture is of us at our high school track, where we ran for our team 8 years apart. Now we're excited to be running on the same team again in support of the young women and gender-expansive youth of Sadie Nash. Nashers are remarkable in their love for each other and their commitment to bettering their communities through engagement, education, and compassion. New York City is a safer, healthier, more vibrant place because of their work. Thank you, Sadie Nash, for everything you do!"


The Math Teacher | Genesis

Meet Genesis the 8th grade math teacher in the Bronx!

"I am running because it is a hobby that has grown into a lifestyle. I like running and I like the challenge of pushing myself to the finish line. I support Sadie Nash because I got introduced to the organization through a close friend and I have seen up close the impact their work has had on the lives of young women. As an 8th grade math teacher, I have attended a few training's with Sadie Nash, and I am inspired by their philosophy and commitment to empower young women of color. Running to support this organization seems like a great way to spend a Sunday morning, so it was not difficult to make the decision to sign up."  


The Marathoner | Margarita

Meet Margarita, SNLP staff member and NYC marathoner!

“I just finished my first marathon ever last week!  It was exhilarating and exhausting. I thought about taking a break this weekend but I love the idea of running alongside my Sadie Nash community!  I’m hoping to convert some of my colleagues into marathoners too. And to be honest, I do appreciate that it’s only 3 miles and not 26!”

Join Emily, Rosemary, Genesis, and Margarita and the rest of our Sadie Nash team this Sunday.

If you can’t make it, we appreciate your generous support.  100% of contributions go to Sadie Nash to support our leadership programming.

The Girls Project joins the Sadie Nash family!

Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP) is excited to announce the acquisition of The Girls Project. This acquisition will give SNLP additional strength, scale, and reach to serve girls in middle schools in New York City.  In the 2014-15 school year, SNLP will pilot middle school programming in five schools in Manhattan and Queens.

Executive Director Chitra Aiyar said, "Based on our success with high school women, we frequently receive inquiries from parents and school administrators asking what we can do for their middle school girls. Our participants ask about programming for their little sisters. We know that girls ages 10 to 13 are at a critical juncture of personal development and we have been planning to expand into this demographic group for some years. We've long admired the work of The Girls Project, and are excited to carry forward their important work. This unification will build our strength and capacity, and represents an important step in the next phase of growth for Sadie Nash and our services to young women."

This acquisition comes at a time when SNLP is experiencing major expansion. In November 2013 SNLP was named one of the top 12 youth programs in the country and awarded the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. In recent years, Sadie Nash has more than doubled the girls it serves, currently providing over 600 low-income young women each year with intensive leadership experiences. Outcomes are outstanding: according to a recent evaluation, 95% of surveyed girls feel more confident in their leadership ability and 90% feel more inspired to attend college after participating in SNLP programs. A 10-year impact study demonstrates that SNLP's model has long-term effectiveness. More than 80% of SNLP alumnae have graduated from college and express far higher rates of commitment to personal growth and civic engagement than their peers. 

The Girls Project Founder Cydney Pullman said, "Sadie Nash Leadership Project's values and approach closely align with ours at The Girls Project. When we decided to look for a larger organization to expand and operate The Girls Project, we approached SNLP to absorb our programs because of this natural fit and Sadie Nash's outstanding track record of success in enabling young women to be leaders.  I cannot think of a better home for The Girls Project."

About The Girls Project

The Girls Project was founded in 1998 in response to a Lower East Side school's request for programming to counter the harassment girls were facing on the playground and in the streets. Through semester-long classes, their programming focused on empowerment through leadership development, critical thinking, socio-emotional skill-building and direct social action. The Girls Project has worked with over 1,500 girls and 75 teachers in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn middle schools.