When given the tools, girls can and will change the world.
The support of our community is invaluable to us. We could not do what we do without your generosity. Thank you!
There are many different ways that you can volunteer. Working together, we can support the girls right where we live.
Through the workshops that we host throughout the year, girls gain the knowledge and skills to build with their own hands. With our focus on careers in the traditionally male-dominated fields of construction, trades, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well as real estate and entrepreneurship, we offer middle and high school girls the tools they need to build a future they can be proud of.
Founded in 2020 by Twala Lockett-Jones, Girls Build Kalamazoo is a nonprofit organization formed from a passion to empower girls in the Kalamazoo community with opportunities in the traditionally male-dominated fields of STEM, construction, the trades, real estate, and entrepreneurship.
A story written by founder Twala Lockett-Jones follows Princess Mackie and her dream of owning her own castle. All proceeds directly support Girls Build Kalamazoo.
Building a house is a group effort. From the real estate agent who helps secure the land to the inspectors who approve plans to the
Girls Build Kalamazoo is dedicated to breaking down barriers and stereotypes as we help girls explore, engage, and excel in real estate, construction, and science,
Girls Build Kalamazoo Inspires Do-It-Yourself Building and Technical Confidence in Young Black Girls
Girls Build Kalamazoo (GBK) was featured in Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave’s series, “On the Ground Kalamazoo,” showcasing the impact of Twala Lockett-Jones, her volunteers, guest