Congratulations are in order for CSH Speak Up! Illinois Advocate Abigail Bempong. Abigail was recently awarded a $1,000 Community Building Grant Award by Advocates for Action in partnership with the Evanston Community Foundation.  The grants support individuals who want to make their local communities better places to live and raise families.

Abigail founded a program called G.E.T.T U.P (Girls Empowered to Thrive Under Pressure) for girls ages 10-12 in Evanston, IL. G.E.T.T U.P focuses on supporting girls in owning their power, increasing self-love, self-esteem, positive body image, and leadership development.  The grant award will support the growth of this program.

Abigail's children, staff and board members from Connections for the Homeless, CSH Senior Program Manager Johnna Lowe and Abigail's Speak Up! Coach Rikki Moore of Mercy Housing all came out to support and congratulate her.


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