Kenya Lee, CEO and founder of Faith In Girls now embraces a program to share the knowledge and wisdom that she has gained during her lifetime.
Faith In Girls encourages the development of life coping skills, financial preparation and education for the purpose of maintaining permanent housing opportunities for any woman desiring to do so without possessing the traditional qualification ability. FIG engages in communication techniques and creative activities that provide insight into strategies to create safe, healthy communities.
FIG believes obtaining self awareness, worth and esteem provides an unlimited potential for success in women desiring self-sustainability. It is our view that the inner being guides and directs the outward appearance and path in life. Educating women everywhere to acknowledge emotional wellbeing as a priority and the key to happiness. We strive to provide women with the awareness that they can produce the fruit of life just as the tree of life produces the Fig.
Sherra Bennett, Program Director, is a master’s level social worker with expertise in non-profit management and all aspects of program development and direction, including strategy, operations, and
development. Throughout her career she’s worked as an Executive Director, Program
Director, Director of Operations, and Strategy Consultant.
Her mission-focused career has allowed her to engage and serve in partnership to expand social justice efforts in communities across the United States and Africa, Germany, Italy, and The Netherlands. She’s a two-time University of Michigan graduate, with a master’s degree in Social Work with a Social Policy, Evaluation, and Non-Profit Management focus.
Early in her career, Sherra served with the Salvation Army as an Emotionally Impaired Youth Specialist, working with young girls and teens impacted by abuse and neglect. It’s through this work that her commitment to women and children was solidified, she’s honored to join Faith in Girls (FIG) organization and continue the work of empowering women one girl at a time.
James C. Klemanski,Esq., our Board Chair,
is a dedicated attorney with a passion for using legal expertise to make a positive impact on society. With a strong commitment to social justice and community development, he has built a career focused on providing legal support to non-profit organizations striving to create meaningful change. Mr.Klemanski over 30 years of experience as a practicing attorney, assisting individuals with equality in various areas of law.
The fig tree not only bears fruit without visible blossoms, but it begins to form its first crop of figs before the leaves appear which reminds a woman that becoming empowered begins within before the realization of how precious she is and what gifts she possesses.