September Newsletter

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ashley Daniels to the BGV Team!!! Through the American Council of Learned Societies’ Leading Edge program, we are proud to have Dr. Daniels as our 2021-2022 Leading Edge fellow! Dr. Daniels is a Baltimore native and graduate of Western High School who recently received her PhD in political science from Howard University. You can read more about her incredible research on the political attitudes of Black women here.
As our fellow for the year, she is leading the BGV Research Network, including Party at the Mailbox. During her tenure she will also work on other initiatives that elevate BGV as a thought leader in the space of research and Black women.

Welcome to the Black Girls Vote family, Dr. Daniels! We are thrilled to have you on board.

4th Annual Black Girls Vote Ball

We are only a few weeks away from our 4th Annual Black Girls Vote Ball. BGV is pleased to announce our two presenting sponsors (Capital One and CareFirst) and many more! Join us on November 19, 2021 when over 600 people will gather to celebrate the work of Black Girls Vote. Currently, 50 tickets are left so click here to secure yours today! Check out the video below to see the highlights from our 3rd Annual BGV Ball.

The BGV Leadership Team celebrated our very first Leadership Retreat in September! Team leads from each BGV committee came together for a weekend at Deep Creek filled with team building activities, strategizing for the organization’s continued growth, and celebrating each of our journeys as Black women.

Miasya Parker is Black Girls Vote’s Collegiate Ambassador Co-Lead. This is a very fitting position for her to hold, because she is also the founder of the first collegiate chapter of BGV, at Morgan State University. Miasya was born and raised in New York. And although she attended MSU and graduated in 2019, she returned to the tristate area to begin her professional career. She now works full-time as an educator, while also attending graduate school to obtain a Masters degree in City & Regional Planning/Urban Studies.

Who says Black girls can’t have it all?

We are so proud of you, Miasya! You have been instrumental to the growth of BGV, and we are grateful for the time, effort, and work that you have put in. Keep showing us your #BlackGirlMagic!!

This month, we are excited to Pass the Torch to Yolanda Waters! Yolanda is a Multimedia Journalism major at Morgan State, who will be graduating in May of 2022. She Is a Washington DC native, but she says that she calls BGV her home. “I love that BGV has been my home for the last four years. The mission and drive to continue to go into the community to actively get people registered to vote is inspiration. Being able to talk to the community daily and inspiring them to vote is powerful. The mission does not stop after the elections and that is what I love the most.”

During her last year at Morgan, she is excited for the upcoming events MSU BGV will be hosting (follow @msubgv on Instagram to get the full details), and continuing the BGV High School Voter Registration series. After graduation, she would like to start her career in the media field, specifically looking for opportunities at a local radio or news station.

One full semester left, Yolanda! We cannot wait to celebrate your graduation with you! And even after you close this chapter, BGV will support your transition into the next chapter of your life. We recognize your light and uplift your work, as we pass the torch to you: the next generation.

Since the pandemic began, about 493,000 women are no longer a part of the workforce. Black Girls Vote wants to do our part in getting women back in the workplace by providing these job announcements for current listings.

Internships

Volunteer

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN INTERN!!!

Black Girls Vote, Inc. (BGV)– a Baltimore-based national non-partisan, grassroots organization that focuses on activating the collective voting power and civic-engagement of Black women to advocate for issues that impact them and their families – is looking for an intern to join our growing team. This role will support BGV’s Communications, Special Projects, Outreach, Advocacy, Collegiate, and Roles & Responsibilities Teams in order to further advance the organization’s mission and vision. The BGV Intern will be responsible for drafting content, managing calendars, taking notes during meetings, and supporting each BGV Team in various plans, including external events, announcements and outreach for BGV activities.

The BGV Intern will report directly to the Communications Associate and Communications Project Associate.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support BGV Teams in managing projects
  • Manage content calendars
  • Must prioritize and manage competing deadlines for multiple projects
  • Must be solutions-oriented and comfortable adapting and adjusting quickly
  • Must be comfortable drafting potential content for social media and other external communication

Experience with graphic design editing platforms such as Canva is a plus

Qualifications
The following qualifications will set up the candidate for success in this role:

  • Passion for advocating for transformative, sustained change that centers and impacts Black women
  • Current college student or recent college graduate
  • Strong leadership abilities and self-starter
  • Team player and innovator

Compensation

This position is part-time offering $12-15/hr.
Please provide a cover letter, writing sample and resume to be considered for this position to HR@blackgirlsvote.com.

Black Girls Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in all facets of the organization’s work.

 

Catch us at the 2021 NCoC Annual Conference on Citizenship to hear more about Party at the Mailbox and our Richmond expansion. Get registered for this event here!

RICHMOND — We are partnering with Party at the Mailbox (PATM) and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) to head to Richmond for the gubernatorial election in November. We are bringing the party to you! PATM is a grassroots initiative to partner with local organizations and businesses in an effort to increase voter registration and turnout. So far, PATM has been to Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit, and Philadelphia, and we are currently galvanizing voters in Richmond for the Virginia gubernatorial election!

Richmond here we come!

PARTY AT THE MAILBOX, a Black Girls Vote Initiative, Fiscally Sponsored by NCoC, a 501(c)(3) organization
BlackGirlsVote is a 501(c)(3) organization separate from Party at the Mailbox. For information regarding Party at the Mailbox, created by Black Girls Vote, please visit the National Conference on Citizenship: www.NCOC.org