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Plan International USA

a girls' rights organization

Plan International USA is a girls’ rights organization

Powered by supporters, we partner with adolescent girls, children and young women to overcome oppression and gender inequality. We provide the resources that are unique to their needs and the needs of their communities, ensuring they achieve their full potential with dignity, opportunity and safety.

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Plan USA History Fighting for Children's Rights

How did we get here?

Plan International was founded in 1937 when a journalist and a refugee worker came together to help suffering children during the Spanish Civil War. With the help of our supporters and partners, we have grown into one of the oldest, widest-reaching and most effective girls’ and children’s rights organizations in the world.

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Board of Directors

Board of directors

Plan International USA is governed by a board of directors led by a chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary and treasurer. The board of directors oversees the Executive Team responsible for running day-to-day business operations, including international programming, marketing, finance and human resources.

 

Meet the board

Youth Advisory Board

Plan International USA’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a group of young people from every corner of the U.S. who serve as ambassadors to Plan. We strive to connect youth with Plan’s global mission to unleash the power of girls and children. The YAB provides input into decision-making, child coordinating projects and campaigns related to Plan’s work.

 

Meet the YAB

Youth Advisory Board
Plan Careers

Careers

Our employees at Plan are a driving force behind helping millions of girls across the world realize and exercise their rights. That’s why we make sure every person on our staff is uniquely well-equipped to do their best work for the girls, children, young women and families with whom we work. When you join our team, our movement for gender equality becomes so much stronger:

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