About Us


Dawnita Brown (left) and Regina Salliey (right)


Black Girls Global Exchange (BGGE) is a revolutionary peer learning and cross cultural exchange movement empowering girls across the world to

tackle global issues through arts and service.  It is the brainchild of Baltimore, Maryland natives Dawnita Brown and Regina Salliey who are both alumnae of
Western High School the nation’s oldest all-girls public high school, and members of  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.- a public service sorority,


Dawnita, currently serving as a Community Health Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland, has a strong passion for girls’ empowerment
and believes wholeheartedly in living on purpose. She stays true to one of her favorite quotes,
"Only a life lived for others is a life worth while”and embraces her call to serve others.


After 6 years of working as an Annie E. Casey Foundation Program Associate making grants on behalf of children and families nationwide,
social worker Regina took a leap of faith to start a philanthropic consulting firm, R. Salliey Philanthropic Advisors.  

The mission of R. Salliey Philanthropic Advisors is to make life better for people through philanthropy.

Baltimore_USA BGGE Cohort
Baltimore_USA BGGE Cohort

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Swazi BGGE Cohort
Swazi BGGE Cohort

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Soweto_South Africa BGGE Cohort
Soweto_South Africa BGGE Cohort

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Baltimore_USA BGGE Cohort
Baltimore_USA BGGE Cohort

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Our Mission

The mission of the Black Girls Global Exchange is to bring the experiences of shared humanity to black girls

 from different countries through a celebration of the arts, culture, education, and service while promoting

intercultural understanding.  Areas of focus for this cross-cultural exchange are girls and women's empowerment; sisterhood/teambuilding; identity/self-awareness; promotion of education and arts; service; community development; health and wellness; HIV/AIDS awareness; leadership development; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).


In the inaugural year, 18 girls from Coach G Arts Academy traveled from Baltimore to Johannesburg/Soweto and Swaziland from March 23rd to April 1st, 2018 in commemoration of Women’s History Month to exchange with 35 girls from the "She Conquers" group from Ikageng Itireleng AIDS ministry in Johannesburg/Soweto (South Africa), and 20 girls from St. Michael's School for Girls in Swaziland. In addition, the girls, ages 13-18, collaborated to create service projects and artistic activism that combat global issues that disproportionately affect them.



Giving black girls across the globe a platform to begin changing the narrative on how black girls and
women are disproportionately impacted by social issues.


The Need

Making a Difference One Girl at a Time

Poverty, teenage pregnancy, gender based violence, and HIV/AIDS are universal problems affecting black girls in America

 (Baltimore, MD), South Africa (Johannesburg), and Swaziland.   Globally, black girls and women are disproportionately impacted

by social issues; and, it is the mission of Black Global Girls Exchange (BGGE) to shape the lives of young girls as

future global leaders to change this disheartening reality.

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How We Help

Shaping Black Girls as Global Leaders of Tomorrow

Promoting global citizenship through service and joint exploration of identity and heritage of girls from 
different countries to increase intercultural awareness and competence.

Creating transformational forums for girls to
come together to express themselves through multiple art forms in an effort to increase
self-awareness, confidence, and communication skills.


Providing a platform for girls to feel valued and opportunities for them to develop
problem solving, leadership and decision making skills.


Increasing health awareness, knowledge, and skills among the girls.

Life-Changing Experience

Building a Better Future


Empowering Girls to Change the World

Combating Global Issues through a Celebration of the Arts

Artistic Expression

Giving Girls a Voice

United Platform

 Shaping Global Leaders of Tomorrow

Educational Workshops


Life-Changing Expedition


EXPANDHer Mind by Giving Her the Opportunity to Experience the World

Cultural Excursions


EXCELHer to Lead Change

Service Projects


ENGAGEHer Through
Interactive Learning

Historical Site Visits


Invest in the Future of Black Girls

BGGE is committed to empowering today’s girls to be the global leaders of tomorrow.  Donate today, and make the biggest impact on the lives of black girls across the world.

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Contact Us

Interested in learning more about BGGE? Contact us today!


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