“Unidas” is the feminization of the Spanish word for “United.” The program gives high school aged young women the opportunity to give away $5,000/semester to one non-profit organization that supports the type of social change important to them. Throughout the program, participants gain hands-on experience in community service, leadership, social justice, and grant-making – all centered around helping to improve the quality of life for women and girls in Southern Arizona.



Fall 2018 Unidas Girls’ Leadership and Philanthropy Cohort Application

Apply today for the Fall 2018 Semester.  Any young woman, ages 14-18 years old, who is interested in social justice issues facing women and girls, philanthropy, and grant-making. Unidas participants come from diverse cultural, racial, and class backgrounds. We welcome young women who have never taken part of any leadership or feminist program before to apply, as well as teens that have extensive experience in these areas.  Submit your application by clicking on the Participant Application button below.

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Philanthropy Means

Philanthropy through the Unidas program is a way to help others by donating to organizations that support women and girls in Southern Arizona. The Unidas program offers the girls a glimpse into the world of opportunity and inequality. They have a chance to make a difference in other people’s lives. The high school girls learn about leadership and how to make philanthropic decisions that make an impact in the community.

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