The impact that Twenty Pearls Foundation, Inc. makes is possible because of the dedication and talents of our 283 active and sustaining members. United in a common mission, our membership contributes hundreds of hours of volunteer service each year towards the community projects we undertake. Our programs target areas of need in the City of Chicago and Chicagoland area and include: Young Girls, Health, Global Poverty, Economic Security, Human Rights, and Social Justice.
Health~ This encourage personal fitness and healthy life styles. We will support organizations which advance access to treatment and coordinate awareness and advocacy campaigns to reduce health disparities, save lives and impact health related legislation. Co-sponsored health forums will address: diseases which disproportionately affect women and minorities, prevention and treatment options.
Global Poverty ~ The goals for this initiative are to end hunger, preserve the environment and empower women. The program will provide food production skills and training in self-reliance through gifts of seeds, livestock and training in environmentally sound agriculture. Education in sustainable food practices will make women equal partners in ending poverty and hunger.
Economic Security ~ This effort expands the current programs related to wealth building and allocation of resources, home ownership, estate planning, support and empowerment of female owned businesses and urban enterprise zones.
Social Justice and Human Rights ~ These initiatives will address gender equality issues including: human trafficking and domestic violence, services for children with incarcerated parents, youth aging out of foster care and children in homeless shelters. Voter empowerment; access to technology; training of parents as advocates for educational and health care needs of children and support of the arts will be emphasized.