Girls inc. is an organization whose mission is to inspire all girls to reach their highest potential regardless of their economic status, social, cultural or religious background. Their girls are typically from single parent households and the overwhelming majority fall economically below the poverty level. Prior to the event, girls will be meeting with Project Runway Season 1 winner, Julia Beynon and Ford model Algo Brehane. Confronting media stereotypes head on, girls will get the chance to meet and talk with the models girl to girl and relate to them on a personal level as strong role models. As the girls show off their unique personalities on the runway, they will be part of a fashion event changing the way we view fashion.
The National Center is a non-profit, non-partisan educational institution that provides tools for living democratically in a diverse American society. Partnering with educators and community-based mentors, the National Center works to inspire youth to become active, informed participants in shaping democracy in America. With recent budget cuts, this great venue is only able to open to the public one day a week. We would like to provide added funding so that we can allow them to open their doors for the entire week during LA Fashion week, and raise awareness for this wonderful location. Our long term goal is to provide transportation to local schools in order to provide them with a no-cost option for an educational off-campus field trip.