Our Programs

Our programs are designed to encourage young ladies ages 10-17 to effectively respond to life’s challenges with confidence and ease.

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

What makes our programs effective?

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Our programs identify the areas of need in our community and implore the use of verified resources and certified professional presenters. We strive to embolden our members with the skills necessary to respond appropriately to bullying and utilize financial literacy knowledge to gain and maintain wealth. We offer opportunities to volunteer in the community and provide workshops on self-care and empowerment.

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OUR PROGRAMS

A powerful curriculum for the growth of young girls

Anti-bullying
Financial Literacy
Growth and Development
Anti bullying

Anti-bullying

With a focus on positive youth development principles, the program is designed for girls ages 10-17 to build the skills needed to de-escalate bullying situations in school and the community. Life skills are reinforced through role-play and interactive social exposure that enhances agency and proactive responses to bullying. The self-esteem of adolescent girls needed to counteract bullying is enhanced by introducing role models and teaching communication and conflict resolution skills.

Financial Literacy

Upon completion of this program, members obtain a better understanding of finances and how to effectively use their finances to build wealth. Members should be able to make wise financial decisions and promote financial well-being over a lifetime, while learning the benefits of saving and investing.

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Growth and Development

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Meet Our Team

Tammy Martin

Founder/President

With 30+ years of experience in working with children and families, I serve as a Child Welfare Specialist II with IDCFS (ILO/TLP) Monitor for ages 17-21. My focus is to help others see their potential, reach their goals, and improve their lives for the better. As a mother, I saw a need to address bullying and be a positive role model. Founder and President of Grace Sister to Sister, a nonprofit operating under a 501c3 I am dedicated to making a positive impact.

Renyia Martin

Secretary

Renyia Martin has been an employee at the University of Chicago for nearly 16 years.  She has come across many people from all walks of life.  As a Bronzeville native, she has seen the community change.  Renyia believes that your surroundings do not have to dictate your future.  Her favorite quote from Martin Luther King, Jr is “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” This is important because sometimes we have to have the courage to make a change in the world.  Renyia enjoys giving back and is on a mission to continue helping those in need. 

Evelyn Austin

Treasurer

I am a retired State of Illinois employee. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  I was raised on the Southside of Chicago. However, I have resided on the Westside in the Austin area as well as in the South Suburb.  For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for working with children. Prior to working for the Department of Children and  Family Services for 26 years.  I was employed as a Mental Health Counselor working  with adolescents. I believe in the mission of Grace Sister 2 Sister and support its vision.

Elaine Singh

Program Committee Chair

30+ years of experience with progressive roles in data collection, analysis, team development, and management. Highly motivated, goal-oriented and results-driven. Excellent record of successful completion of projects that focus on data accuracy and high rates of response from intended targets. Volunteer experience includes community engagement and outreach with a focus on health and wellness, economic empowerment and youth services.

TESTIMONIALS

It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

“Your programs have always educated, uplifted and entertained my daughter. I’ve noticed a positive change in her behavior. The anti-bullying program showed her that she wasn’t alone. Your organization is helping her grow positive friendships. Your programs have also provided an outlet during the pandemic. Me and my daughter are completely satisfied with the Grace Sister to Sister organization.”

Mark M.

“My daughter has been a member of the organization for the last three years and has shown a great degree of self awareness and confidence because of their efforts. I wholeheartedly endorse this organization and its mission.”

Sidney S.

“This program has made the world of difference with my daughter's self-esteem. The workshop on bullying was very informative. We even have lengthy conversations on different topics that are happening at school that Grace Sister has covered.”

D. Leland-Rambo

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