Jelani Women is the TOMS® of service travel for Black women and girls. When women sign up for an epic vacation with a purpose, underserved teen girls have an opportunity to participate in the Jelani Girls cultural enrichment program, culminating into their very own international travel experience.

Women choose us as a way to travel because they want to discover the world's unbeaten path alongside other service-minded women throughout our six destinations across Africa. The new friendships created when empowered women, who want to vacation with a purpose, get together is pure #blackgirlmagic!
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  • Going on the Jelani Women trip to Trinidad literally changed my life. I'm in the process of making some major transitions in my life and I initially saw this trip as a great excuse to get away and clear my head. Not only did I do that, but I gained the support of 7 other incredible women who shared their inspiring stories of how they are changing their worlds. I experienced the culture of a beautiful and strong people and was able to fulfill one of my life goals of teaching and serving internationally. I have left Trinidad with a much greater sense of purpose and resolve. I'm so grateful to Jelani Women for this opportunity and I’m already requesting vacation for our South Africa trip!
    Jelani Woman: Christina Wood, NY
  • As I sit on the plane on my way home from Trinidad, I continue to reflect on the last week. I am so very proud of the work of Jelani Women and the phenomenal day we spent with 60+ Trini children who undoubtedly touched my heart as much as, if not more than I touched theirs. For those ladies in this group who are contemplating joining Jelani Women, think no more. Do it. It will be one of the best decisions of your life. I've learned about myself and I've concluded that vacation PLUS service is the way to go. Kudos to Ashley Company for leading us & teaching us!
    Jelani Woman: Ashley Jenkins, CA
  • Traveling to Honduras with Jelani Women was an experience of a lifetime. Having the opportunity to network with such amazing women while completing a service project was more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined. Building friendships with the beautiful island of Roatan as the backdrop made for a great vacation. Not only did I enjoy the many tourist attractions available there, but I experienced the culture in a way that felt authentic and unfiltered. Ashley did a really good job of coordinating the agenda for the trip and our group was able to meet so many kind and interesting people. My favorite memories are of the many rich conversations and laughs I shared with my fellow Jelani Women and the quality time we spent at the boys’ orphanage. The gift of giving your time and resources to those in needs is one that I will always appreciate and being a part of Jelani Women has allowed me to share that gift in ways I didn’t even realize were possible! I’m looking forward to the next Jelani Women trip in Kenya!
    Jelani Woman: Meagan Lemelle, MO
  • Going on the Jelani Women trip to Trinidad literally changed my life. I'm in the process of making some major transitions in my life and I initially saw this trip as a great excuse to get away and clear my head. Not only did I do that, but I gained the support of 7 other incredible women who shared their inspiring stories of how they are changing their worlds. I experienced the culture of a beautiful and strong people and was able to fulfill one of my life goals of teaching and serving internationally. I have left Trinidad with a much greater sense of purpose and resolve. I'm so grateful to Jelani Women for this opportunity and I’m already requesting vacation for our South Africa trip!
    Jelani Woman: Christina Wood, NY
  • As I sit on the plane on my way home from Trinidad, I continue to reflect on the last week. I am so very proud of the work of Jelani Women and the phenomenal day we spent with 60+ Trini children who undoubtedly touched my heart as much as, if not more than I touched theirs. For those ladies in this group who are contemplating joining Jelani Women, think no more. Do it. It will be one of the best decisions of your life. I've learned about myself and I've concluded that vacation PLUS service is the way to go. Kudos to Ashley Company for leading us & teaching us!
    Jelani Woman: Ashley Jenkins, CA
  • Traveling to Honduras with Jelani Women was an experience of a lifetime. Having the opportunity to network with such amazing women while completing a service project was more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined. Building friendships with the beautiful island of Roatan as the backdrop made for a great vacation. Not only did I enjoy the many tourist attractions available there, but I experienced the culture in a way that felt authentic and unfiltered. Ashley did a really good job of coordinating the agenda for the trip and our group was able to meet so many kind and interesting people. My favorite memories are of the many rich conversations and laughs I shared with my fellow Jelani Women and the quality time we spent at the boys’ orphanage. The gift of giving your time and resources to those in needs is one that I will always appreciate and being a part of Jelani Women has allowed me to share that gift in ways I didn’t even realize were possible! I’m looking forward to the next Jelani Women trip in Kenya!
    Jelani Woman: Meagan Lemelle, MO
 

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