Raising the Bar of Expectation in the 

Classroom, on the Court and in Communities!


A fantastic celebration of girls in sports, featuring top high school players from across the U.S., and around the DC region

Save the Date: 2016 Sankofa Project Conference and Classic

2015 Patsy T. Mink 

Equity in Education Award

presented to Coach Diane Richardson

The Sankofa Project presented its 2015 Patsy T. Mink Equity in Education Award to DCā€™s own Title IX Trailblazer: Coach Diane Richardson 

Richardson has logged 15 years of coaching experience, including one year at the collegiate level. In her only season as an assistant coach at American University last year, she helped the Eagles reach the finals of the Patriot League Championship.

Most of Richardson's success on the coaching sidelines came as head coach of Riverdale Baptist High School in Riverdale, Md., prior to joining the Eagles' staff. In her five seasons from 1999-2005, she amassed a 142-20 record and was selected the 2005 Black Coaches Association National Coach of the Year after leading the Crusaders to a No. 2 national ranking by USA Today.


Girls Basketball Highlights - DMV

8th Annual National


Conference and STEAM Career Summit 

December 27 - 30, 2015

Title IX:

It's the Law

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

-Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Spotlight On: 


Preparations are underway to update our 2016 survey on gender equity compliance by DC Public Schools.


Girls Can Too: 

But Have They?