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Our History

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Girls; Live, Love, Laugh Inc. (GLLL) was founded in 2009 by Allison James on the philiosophy that with the proper tools, resources, leadership, and genuine love, girls living in the inner city of Newark, NJ can beat the odds. GLLL strives to give all girls a chance to live, love, and laugh and has positively impacted the lives of young girls ever since. The organization pours their heart into ensuring that Newark's girls have opportunities to develop into exempliary citizens, while learning to unreservedly live, love, and laugh. The organization has successfully created and maintained a haven for young inner-city girls to interact with other girls like themselves where they are loved, supported, and celebrated; a place where they can live out loud fearlessly!

GLLL focuses on building leadership skills, developing self-esteem, acquiring college readiness skills, and teaching the importance of civic engagement in the community. GLLL implements a variety of programs that focus on tackling many of the pressing issues girls face today. The organization's founder Allison James had the courage to single-handedly create such a dynamic organization and understand the power and impact of establishing meaningful partnerships to support her vision, which motivated Allison to outreach women in the community that have been through their own personal life struggles. Additionally, GLLL has partnered with Newark Housing Authority, Newark Mentoring, Leadership Newark and The City of Newark there is power in the village.


Partners and Sponsors

Great things happen with the help of great support and partnerships. 



Become a GLLL Inc. Mentee

Girls; Live, Love, Laugh Inc welcomes young ladies with open arms and hopes that all of our mentees grow with us and one day become our mentors. 

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