To empower women by enabling them to discover their strengths though hope; to pursue their calling with purpose; and to conduct their lives with integrity and in service to others.
To lead systemic transformation in Tanzania, East Africa, and beyond, by cultivating generations of female leaders.
The Stacey Sauerberg Women’s Leadership Initiative is an integral component of the Dr. John Chacha Secondary School and Institute of Leadership. It emphasizes the potential of women in the City of Hope and the surrounding communities, establishing a message of hope and positivity.
Our mission is to address critical issues facing women, starting in the local community and expanding outward in Tanzania, Africa, and beyond. These challenges include limited access to health care, harmful cultural practices like female genital mutilation and the forced marriage of young girls, violence, limited participation in political and public life, pervasive gender inequality and systems that perpetuate female discrimination.
The Stacey Sauerberg Women’s Leadership Initiative encourages female leadership development through teaching relevant skills and increasing awareness of challenges women face within the context of their cultures.
We will accomplish our mission by:
Building the Stacey Sauerberg Technology Center for technical education, connectivity, mentorship and inspirational content.
Facilitating ongoing mentoring relationships and practical leadership opportunities within the City of Hope.
Initiating community health programs and education.
Providing vocational training opportunities.
Broadening access to an excellent secondary education experience that includes science, technology, the arts, and physical education
Developing relevant life and leadership skills through seminars, speakers, and opportunities for practical application of these skills to effect change and influence the lives of others.
Leadership of SSI
Hilda Mahare, an experienced leader, role model, and the wife of our executive director in Tanzania, serves as the director of the Stacey Sauerberg Initiative at the City of Hope. Hilda is a secondary school teacher and guidance counselor and is a labor leader among teachers. She leads our efforts with the girls at TCOH, especially the secondary students. As an ambassador for women’s leadership and TCOH, she will be visiting the United States in from time to time.
Through the Stacey Sauerberg Initiative, we are building the foundation of education and growth for the coming years. In keeping with our plans for the Dr. John Chacha Secondary School and Institute of Leadership, our current fundraising goals include sustainable water access, an athletic field, student transportation (school bus) and the purchase of additional land for continued growth of the campus.
In addition to fundraising, we seek to establish partnerships with individuals and organizations to realize this bold vision. For more information about how to get involved, visit www.teamworkcityofhope.com
SEW - Sewing Empowers Women
Started in 2017 by Tenzi Chacha, daughter of City of Hope's founders Dr. John and Regina Chacha, SEW empowers women to learn new job skills and get small business experience to support themselves and their families.
About Stacey Sauerberg
The Stacey Sauerburg Women’s Leadership Initiative was founded following Stacey’s untimely death in 2016 with the purpose of empowering women to discover their strengths through hope; to pursue their calling with purpose; and to conduct their lives with integrity and in service to others.
It is our desire through Stacey’s rich legacy to lead systemic transformation in Tanzania, East Africa, and beyond by cultivating generations of female leaders.
Stacey Sauerberg’s life mission was one of nurturing strong relationships through love, wisdom, and positivity. Throughout her lifetime, she provided a powerful example of bold servant leadership. Stacey was a loving wife and remarkable mother of two sons. Following Stacey’s untimely death in late 2016, her family resolved to honor her legacy by establishing The Stacey Sauerberg Women’s Leadership Initiative (SSI) to create an ongoing means to transform lives, especially those of women in Tanzania.