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Councilmember Priscilla Tyson established the Commission on Black Girls to study and assess the quality of life of Black Girls in Central Ohio. The Commission will develop and implement recommendations to ensure opportunities, successful futures, and the achievement of a high quality of life for Black Girls in Columbus. Focusing on girls ages 11-22, the Commission will first participate in fact-finding and education to learn more about the current quality of life for Black girls in Columbus.

Why
Black girls and women are resilient, despite the race- and gender-driven disparities complicating their lives. The presence of resilience should not lead policymakers to ignore the inequities that continue to present significant challenges in the lives of Black girls, women, and their families. The Commission on Black Girls is a definitive step forward in taking community action to improve the quality of life for Black girls and thus our society.

Mission
The Commission on Black Girls was charged with understanding the quality of life of Black girls in Central Ohio, in order to share their story with the entire community, along with the resulting insights, recommendations, and actions.

Stakeholders
Supporting this accomplished, yet vulnerable segment is a valuable investment with positive returns for our entire community.

Vision
Black girls will thrive in Central Ohio.

Commission Members Learn more about the Commission on Black Girls' members and goals. - learn more

Meeting Materials View Commission agendas and supporting documents. - learn more

Reports To view and download the City of Columbus Commission on Black Girls Executive Summary. Download Here

To view and download the entire City of Columbus Commission on Black Girls report. Download Here.

Meeting Calendar All meetings of the Commission on Black Girls are open to the public. - learn more

Research Read articles and studies used to support the Commission's work. - learn more