Since our inception, Atlanta GLOW has served more than 700 youth and young adults in our mission.
Founded in 2014, Atlanta Growing Leadership Of Women (Atlanta GLOW) is a faith-based, 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves young women, ages 14-25, by providing creative resources and networking opportunities such as one-on-one mentoring, workshops, and conferences to ignite each young woman’s leadership potential and equip her with the tools to take action and thrive in her home, school, workplace and community.
Our programs focus on five pillars and the essential role they play in a young woman's life: College Access and Success, Career Advancement, Personal Development, Financial Literacy, and Civic Responsibility.
Our mission is to encourage, educate and equip young, low-income women to be thriving, self-sustaining leaders and effective agents of economic growth within their communities.
Our vision is to spark a growth in the number of women qualified to lead low-income communities to positive, long-lasting change.
Our purpose is to increase young women's preparedness for post-secondary education and/or employability in occupations that will lead to living wages and benefits that enable them to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Founder and Executive Director
Ashlie James has over a decade of professional and volunteer experience serving alongside and consulting for organizations of all sizes including nonprofits, faith-based organizations, universities, community development groups, social enterprises and school systems. This expertise has included a wide variety of functions including grant writing and fund development, communications, program management, training and leadership development, office administration, event planning, budget management, and strategic planning. With bachelor and master’s degrees in religion and nonprofit leadership, Ashlie’s passion for serving others is filtered through a ministry and community lens with an aim of building and supporting programs that empower people to lead better lives and secure sustainable futures.
Atlanta GLOW is a 100% volunteer-based organization. Our day-to-day operations are facilitated by our Executive Director and a small team of "CORE" volunteers (Committed, Organized, and Resourceful individuals promoting Excellence in Teamwork). These committed individuals meet monthly to discuss operational priorities, goals and deadlines. Each CORE Team position requires an individual commitment of at least one year to ensure seamless delivery of Atlanta GLOW programs and services.
Board of Directors