Jonathan Bayliss of Citadel was a founding member of EMpower UK, subsequent Board Chair, and is currently Board Director. Jonathan recently spoke with Cynthia Steele, EMpower’s President and CEO, about witnessing the impact of EMpower’s work firsthand.Read More Here
The final Hong Kong grants award meeting of the fiscal year took place last week, and a total of $321,500 was approved in six grants.Read More Here
Recently on Center for Effective Philanthropy's blog, EMpower's President and CEO, Cynthia Steele talked about the need to balance intentionality and urgency to shift from COVID-19 response to recovery.Read Article
The article delves into the unique approach of centering girls' voices as researchers and respondents, research outcomes, experiences of girl leaders as researchers against the backdrop of COVID-19 in India, and how this stands to shape short- to long-term grantmaking at EMpower.Read Article
We are excited to announce that EMpower has earned the top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator!Read More Here
For 20 years, we have worked alongside local organisations and young people to advance innovative programming and best practices to enable youth to live their full potential.
Youth Directly Impacted
EMpower is committed to sharing knowledge, tools and lessons-learned that can inform and strengthen youth programs.
There are more than 1.8 billion young people in the world and many emerging market countries are experiencing the largest ever population of young people, with expectations of continued growth until 2030. Already affected by significant poverty, discrimination, violence and exclusion, young people at the margins in 2020-21 face the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 with its toll on schooling, health, safety, and livelihoods. Our support to local partners aims to create more opportunities, assets, networks and brave spaces for young people. EMpower provides financial grants and other value-add support to local organisations in emerging market countries in three interconnected areas that are key to youth development:
With partnership at the heart of our work, EMpower learns from and with our partners, leveraging and sharing learnings from our 100 active grantee partners in 15 EM countries.
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25 girl leaders from 7 Indian cities set out to interview their peers about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. This report captures findings from the research and actionable recommendations that the girls have put forward to ensure inclusive recovery.
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