African American Female Achievement Initiative
Signatory: Sultanah Corbett, CEO
Joined: August 2016
Contact: Sultanah Corbett, CEO
This year AAFAI’s founder and lead director Sultanah Corbett became a Champion of The Oakland Promise, which is a cradle-to-career initiative, out of the Mayor’s office, that aims to triple the number of college graduates from Oakland within the next decade. AAFAI’s partnership with the Oakland Promise is to inform on cultural frameworks that support best practices, helping to make such an outcome attainable. AAFAI is scheduled to lead, in partnership with UC Berkeley, an action research listening campaign that will ultimately guide educational policies designed to positively impact the academic and social lives of African American girls and young women attending learning institutions.
The AAFAI network has provided a recent opportunity to present at the White House Conference on STEM inclusion for young scholars of color. AAFAI is currently working closely with 75 girls of color in grades K-5th. They are also active participants in the listening campaign. AAFAI was founded in August 2014.