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About Us

PEARLS was birthed during a time where life for us all was uncertain. In the beginning stages of the 2020 pandemic, we were gearing up to enter into our first school to provide free programming for the young ladies of Franklin D. Roosevelt. A week later, the world shut down due to the obvious. We didn't let that stop us. During the time, we continued to provide programming and safe spaces for girls all over. Since then, we have expanded to providing multiple services for girls, inclusive of group sessions, community service projects, social outings, and much more... all with the idea to assist with the building of their self-esteem! Restore. Empower. Repeat. We are a movement with a mission to provide girls with experiences and encouraging society to change the narrative of girls from marginalized communities and nontraditional backgrounds. 

Ms. Britt receiving a donation on behalf of PEARLS from the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Lambda Phi Omega Chapter

The Movement Timeline:

Spring 2020: Programming developed and community summer tour

Spring 2021: PEARLS Community Closet opens to provide free clothing and hygiene items to girls and women at no cost

Fall 2021: PEARLS partners with Detroit Shoreway and MyCom to serve as the official resource closet for the Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood

Fall 2022: PEARLS partners with Cleveland Metro Schools to provide school mini closets inside of community schools. 


PEARLS is an award-winning community organization! 

We are honored to have received the 2021 Neighborhood Improvement Award along with a recognition from the Ohio House of Representatives, for the work that we continue to do for the Cleveland community! 

Special Projects:

Ongoing Special Projects for PEARLS includes:

  • Urban Girls for C.L.E. initiative that combines community leadership with self-esteem building activities! Girls learn the power of community along with confident-building experiences that contribute to how they show up for themselves and their community!
  • Elevate Urban Girl Initiative that works with young girls from urban areas on using their voice to advocate for themselves and their communities. 
  • The Shade is Real is an ongoing project to help girls learn to embrace their skin tones and uplift other girls with different complexions. 
  • PEARLS Community Closet 
    • PEARLS Mini Closets Initiative and Partnership with CMSD 
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