Leadership Spotlight: Krystal Folk Krystal Folk, LMSW, is a Director of Social Work for KIPP Freedom Middle School in New York. Krystal reconnected with Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) and works part-time as a Live Support Specialist for the school’s online Master of Social Work program. She has represented the CSSW’s online campus at …

We’re back! After taking our first-ever summer wellness break for three weeks, we are back this week, and finding that work groove again. You know it was a real break when you forget what computer programs you use to do your job. We took that kind of break. This three-week hiatus was inspired by the …

After two years of virtual everything, it was both shocking and wonderful to watch my colleagues Hénia Belalia and Cassandra Brown make magic at SXSW EDU this month for Girls Leadership’s session, Co-creating Justice-Centered SEL with Students. During this session, Hénia and Cassandra shared our curriculum development process, which is based in Liberatory Design and …

Based on our many years of running programs, and countless conversations with girls, parents, caregivers, and educators, we know that our work is impactful. Yet we’re always so deeply moved to hear how our programs and tools help people make positive change in their lives. We recently had an opportunity to chat with Alejandra Cardenas, …