Carlene Davis

Carlene Davis
Location: Los Angeles, California Cohort Start Year: 2017 Project Topic: Elder Care Populations Served: African-American/Black, Older Adults (65+), Women's Health
Carlene Davis, Co-Founder and Southern California Director
Sistahs Aging with Grace & Elegance

They say that “Black don’t crack”, but we recognize that Black women’s resistance, resilience, and brilliance belies the cumulative toll of cradle-to-grave educational, social, economic, and housing inequities that shape our lived experiences. Sistahs Aging with Grace & Elegance (SAGE) is committed to creating intentional community conversations, networks, and social support systems both to foster the holistic well-being of Black women as they age and to mitigate the impact of later-in-life social-determinant risk factors. In partnership with the California Black Women’s Health Project, and through establishing regional aging-focused Sister Circles, SAGE provides culturally specific and responsive programming to empower Black women with knowledge, tools, and resources to make choices and decisions to enhance their quality of life through their aging and senior years.

As a collective impact leader and strategist for positive social change, my life’s work focuses on building the capacity of women, families, and communities to identify, navigate, challenge, and overcome policy and system barriers that prevent them from activating their agency, realizing their full potential, and achieving their desired goals.

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