Pioneer a health movement for black women and girls grounded in civil rights history and principles through walking campaigns, community leadership and health advocacy.
GirlTrek is a groundbreaking two-year-old national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C that inspires and supports African American women and girls to live their healthiest, most fulfilled lives – simply by walking. Through grassroots organizing and award-winning social media campaigns, GirlTrek supports over 15,000 walkers, 300 volunteers and inspires an ever-growing network of 145,000 supporters. GirlTrek’s health movement relies on inspirational stories, street organizers, active role models, authentic partnerships, smart advocacy and a whole lot of hustle! In five years, GirlTrek aims to mobilize one million supporters to lead a “walking revolution for better health” in high-need communities across America.
Morgan is the CEO of GirlTrek, the largest health movement for Black women in America. Before starting GirlTrek, she served on the frontlines of education reform – in the classroom and leading new school development – with Teach for America and NYCDOE. In addition to Echoing Green, Morgan has been awarded fellowships by Ashoka, The Aspen Institute and Harvard Kennedy School’s Social Innovation and Change Initiative.
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