MISSION AND HISTORY
The Abracadabra Foundation (501c3) is an organization that targets economically and socially challenged high school girls. Abracadabra, which started as a small project by three best friends in 2009, providing prom dresses and a “Cinderella Moment”, has evolved into a movement. Since 2009, the Abracadabra Prom Project has impacted over 400 homeless and low-income high schools girls. These girls have been gifted prom dresses, while lifting self-esteem and providing confidence to drive these young women past their circumstances. Abracadabra continued to evolve and began hosting mentoring retreats – intimate sessions with a smaller group of approximately 20 girls with topics covering from social stereotypes and self-branding, to networking and relationship building. In Spring 2014, Abracadabra hosted its first College Tour, which today exposes nearly 30 girls each summer to a new dream and vision of what their future can be. Abracadabra continued to grow it's impact and now also offers Scholarships to previous Abracadabra program participants.
Abracadabra envisions a world where one’s start does not predict their finish. A world where every young girl, especially those challenged economically and/or socially, is able to reach their full potential and transform into their best self.
We believe that one moment can transcend circumstances, one moment can change the course of your life, and one moment can last a lifetime. Therefore, our mission is to impact the lives of young girls by creating impactful, memorable, and life-changing experiences and programs that motivate, inspire, and enable young women to dream bigger and work harder than ever to achieve those things which were once unimaginable, unattainable and beyond their reach.
Our Core Values
We embrace the very highest standards of honesty and ethical behavior. We always do the right thing. Pure charity is at the center of every Abracadabra program and experience, and we will never be prompted by the desire for gain
We provide only high-quality programs and experiences for the girls we serve. We continually search for new ways to improve everything we do. Moreover, we conduct every interaction with the highest level of execution and professionalism.
RESPECT FOR PEOPLE
We maintain an environment built on mutual respect, openness, compassion and courtesy. Respect for people includes our concern for the interests of all people who touch - or are touched by - our foundation: participants, employees, volunteers, partners, and communities.
We believe that vital to our success is the leveraging of our members, volunteers, and partnering organizations’ time and talents to create a positive synergy to exponentially achieve positive results and maximize impact. We will never compete for recognition and look always for ways to partner, fulfill the vision, and reach more girls.