For the series “Grist dared me to make a change,” we challenged author and activist Anna Lappé to write love poems to her favorite green groups in NYC. Read her first and second here. And support her dare with a gift to Grist!
The Lower East Side Girls Club was founded in 1996 to address the historic lack of services available to girls and young women on the Lower East Side. Their Farm Girls CSA offers affordable, healthy, and locally sourced farm foods to participating members. They have three Entrepreneurial Training & Social Venture Programs: Sweet Things Bake Shop, La Tiendita, and Celebrate Café, where girls make crafts, bake sweets, and learn job skills.
Looking forward to 2012, I am eagerly anticipating the opening of their new 30,000-square-foot Girls Club. Thanks for making New York a better place for us all!