Essay Contest 2011 – 2012

7th Children of Abraham Youth Leadership Awards

2004_3-women The 2011-2012 grant program was launched in November 2011 with a unique online Kick Off of speakers introducing the topic, “Present at the Beginning: Celebrating Three Women and Three Faiths.” Applicants wrote an essay and proposed a project based on the lives and leadership of Yocheved, Mary and Khadija. Click here to read more about the topic.

On April 15, 2012, the grant recipients were honored at the 7th Annual Children of Abraham Award Ceremony at the Riggs Library at Georgetown University. Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, delivered the keynote address. Mrs. Edelman also presented FFC’s inaugural “Faith in Action” award to Mary Campbell Cosby, co-founder of the social justice project based Church of the Saviour, active in DC since the late 1940s. Click here to see the Awards Ceremony videos.

Five inspiring young women received 2011-2012 grants and matching grants were awarded to two 2010-2011 grant recipients. Click here to see the grant recipients.

(Above image used with permission from the artist:
Colors – Three Women
by Victoria Menezes Miller,