LOV 10 Year promo_flyer2.jpg

to become confident and purpose-driven leaders

Empowering Girls

Ladies of Virtue (LOV) is a transformative mentoring and leadership experience

for girls, ages 9 to 18, living in underserved communities.  

Our LOV sisters are prepared for leadership through character development, career readiness and civic engagement.


After graduating from high-school, with successful completion of our leadership program, participants are mentored and supported for six additional years as LOV 4 Life alumni.

Our Stories

Zarria pic_edited.jpg

Zarria Bailey, 18

"One of the main reasons I LOVE LOV is because of my mentor Ashley Jones. She taught me that it is OK to be me and be the best that I can be. I really love her for that."

Taylor Philips_edited.jpg

Taylor Philips, 14

I love LOV because of all the support I get from the people in the program. Jamila, my mentor, other mentors and the girls."

Mikayla Philips_edited.jpg

Mikayla Philips, 12

"I love LOV because it is a place where you can be yourself, meet new people and we are all like sisters."

Latest News


CBS Chicago Jamila.jpg

Ladies of Virtue Featured on CBS Chicago

LOV Celebrates 10 Years of Serving Chicago's Black Girls


Ladies of Virtue Featured on WTTW's Chicago Tonight

LOV Seeks to Empower Young Women and Prepare Them for College

Chicago Innovation Awards - Top 100.jpg

LOV is a Top 100 Finalist for Chicago Innovation Awards!

Recognizing Chicago's most innovative new products and services


  • Power to the Professional Bootcamp
    Mon, Jun 27
    Kennicott Park
    Jun 27, 12:00 PM – Jul 01, 4:00 PM
    Kennicott Park, 4434 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60653, USA