Equality Can't Wait Challenge

Training Next Gen Women to Flex their Political Power (Awardee)

IGNITE

IGNITE will scale its impact-driven programs to train hundreds of thousands of young women by 2026 to flex their political power as voters, activists, policymakers, commissioners, and candidates.

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Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Subject
Gender equality
Current Work Location(s):
  • Ohio, United States
  • California, United States
  • Georgia, United States
  • New York, United States
  • Texas, United States
  • Arizona, United States
  • Florida, United States
  • Wisconsin, United States
  • Michigan, United States
  • Alabama, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • Children and youth
  • Women and girls
  • Economically disadvantaged people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 5. Gender equality
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

Executive Summary

With the right tools, young women can change America. Women's political leadership efforts typically focus on immediate electoral outcomes. But if we don't engage the youngest generation of women, the fight for parity will never end. IGNITE builds a sense of duty for young women to become politically active, vote, run and serve. Young women may not perceive government as a potential solution to anything. Poor civic education exacerbates this, as girls rarely learn how government works or why it matters. IGNITE leads with issues young women care about, connects them to elected women making decisions around those issues, then trains them to run and lead. If just .1% of Gen Z women ran, the trajectory of women's political representation would change within a decade. Expanding IGNITE's reach to 350,000 young women by 2026 will yield a generation of women who hold office at higher rates than ever before.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

IGNITE

website: https://www.ignitenational.org/
Organization Headquarters
California, United States
Organization ID
38-3819049
Annual Operating Budget
$1.0 to 5 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
10 to 25
Type
Non-profit

Charity, fund, non-governmental organization, religious institution, school, or other entity