ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the Democratic National Convention, welcomes delegates to the convention in Denver, Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Rev. Leah D. Daughtry met with students from Civics and Government classes at the Philadelphia High School for Girls
On Thursday, March 31, Rev. Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC), hosted a candid discussion with 40 students from Civics and Government classes at the Philadelphia High School for Girls. Rev. Daughtry discussed her pathway to community organizing and activism and highlighted the importance of civic engagement. For over 168 years the Philadelphia High School for Girls has functioned as a public, college preparatory school for academically talented young women drawn from diverse communities in Philadelphia. Their mission has been to equip young women with the tools necessary to lead lives of personal integrity at the university level, and to cultivate strong leaders. This discussion underscores the DNCC’s commitment to diversity and direct community engagement.
“From the outset of convention planning we made a commitment to leave a lasting impact on the city of Philadelphia. When communities are strong, cities are strong,” said Rev. Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the DNCC. “By encouraging young women to take an active role in their communities, we are investing in the future of the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. I believe women have the power to transform their communities and change the world, students at the Philadelphia High School for Girls are the embodiment of that power.”