A Sista's Touch
501c3 nonprofit corporation
Description, Mission, and Aim
Who we are: A Sista’s Touch is a tax-exempt (501c3) nonprofit public benefit corporation formed in the State of California in January 2017 to serve the Oakland and greater Bay Area communities. We are an organization striving to emphasize the influence of A Sista’s Touch and its effect on enhancing our local and broader communities.
Our Mission: The mission of A Sista’s Touch is to cultivate and celebrate Black Excellence through the personal and professional inspirations of African American women across all generations in the community; with a foundational focus on OUR adolescent girls.
Our Aim: The aim of A Sista’s Touch is three fold: To Edify, Elevate, and Celebrate Excellence. The platform of A Sista’s Touch is to provide fundamental resources to Edify in areas of new interests, to offer necessary support to Elevate in pursued interests, and to cultivate communal success by Celebrating Excellence of Sista's who have garnered high achievements.
Sista defined: Sista is defined by the Urban Dictionary as, a proud Black woman; a woman who carriers herself with pride. We recognize a Sista in the way she speaks, in the way she walks, in her style and in her dress. The characteristics of a Sista are not hard to distinguish. She is a leader, articulate, sophisticated, intelligent, professional, creative, determined, strong, driven, loving, spiritual, accountable, emotional, compassionate, and uniquely Black. This Sista is me, she is you, she is us.
a. Identify areas to build personal and professional character to positively affect Sista’s self-confidence, communication skills, and cultural awareness.
b. Design Edification sessions to impart essential knowledge to enhance Sista’s personal, familial and community development.
a. Explore various professions to increase or enhance A Sista’s Touch.
b. Design Elevation sessions to form a mentorship relationship between Sista’s who have achieved and those who aspire.
a. Design Excellence sessions to honor Sista’s in our communities who have demonstrated success personally and professionally.