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Our Results

Twenty years of improving the lives of girls in Philadelphia.
From the beginning, The Evoluer House has worked tirelessly to equip the most under-served and hard-to-reach girls in Philadelphia with essential tools to become college-bound and career-ready, thus breaking the cycle of inter-generational poverty. Here are some of our successes and accomplishments over the best 20 years.

How Evoluer Girls Measure Up

Over the past 20 years, more than 3,000 disadvantaged teen girls have graduated from our Personal Development, Youth Workforce Development and Professional Development Programs.

The Evoluer House outcomes for its target population:














Additional Organizational Awards & Accomplishments Include:

  • The Evoluer House welcomed it's first international student in 2022.

  • The Evoluer House launches nationwide summer learning and enrichment series to help students most impacted by the pandemic. ~ 2019

  • The Evoluer House launched ground breaking podcast, "Girl Truth: What Lens Are You Looking Through?" in 2019. Now in its third season, its podcast audience spans 6 continents, 32 countries, 35 U.S. states and the commonwealths of Puerto Rico and Washington, DC. It is one of the top 5% most popular shows out of 2,766,336 podcasts globally, ranked by Listen Score.

  • Evoluer House starred in the Women of Worth NBC Prime Time Special ~ 2020

  • The Evoluer House was recognized by GreatNonprofits as a "Top-Rated Nonprofit" in 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021 and 2022

  • President Barack Obama recognized The Evoluer House for 11 years of service to young urban girls ~ 2015


  • The 2015 Rainbow Fashion Week "Gilbert Baker Community Empowerment Award" for commitment to fighting for social justice.


  • "MommyNoire" named The Evoluer House one of 10 great organizations that uplift and empower girls. ~ 2015


  • Evoluer House was recognized as an "everyday hero" in Black Enterprise's 2013 "Women of Power Special" for our outstanding work with girls, alongside the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.


  • The Northwest Neighborhood Change Agent Award for building stronger and safer communities in Northwest Philadelphia. ~ 2011

  • The Evoluer House has achieved a wide range of media attention for its work, and continues to be featured in local and national media for improving the lives of girls and young women of color.

Since the start of 2012, Founder and Executive Director, Cheryl Ann Wadlington, has received countless awards and recognition for her outstanding leadership, including:

  • Philadelphia Metro's 2021 and 2022 list of 50 Power Women


  • The Daily Point of Light Award for creating meaning change in communities across America, 2021


  • Citation from the 3rd Congressional District of Pennsylvania (Congressman Dwight Evans), honoring her extraordinary contributions and tremendous accomplishments ~ 2021

  • L’Oréal Paris 2020 Women of Worth Award for extraordinary work with underserved communities

  • Citation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives for being named a 2020 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth


  • One of The Philadelphia Tribune's Most Influential African American Leaders ~ 2018 - 2023.

  • One of six Philadelphia Style magazine's 2017 ‘Powerhouse Women who are changing Philadelphia for the better’

  • A recipient of the White House "Champion of Change" honor for her leadership and work in extracurricular enrichment for marginalized girls

  • The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists Community Service Award

  • Among the list of women selected to attend the White House Summit on the United State of Women

  • A Philadelphia City Council Citation, honoring her excellent work on behalf of young people

  • The State of New Jersey Senate and General Assembly Citation for being named to the Trenton Public School Wall of Heroes in recognition of distinguished service to the community, which has provided a model of excellence that will encourage and inspire youth

  • An International Center for Alleviation of Poverty and Republic of Kenya Kiambu County Assembly Acknowledgement, recognizing her contribution in making the Kiambu County Assembly 2014 USA exchange a success

  • Women of Substance and Style Award, honoring women who have made a mark in Philadelphia


  • A 7th Senatorial District (State Senator Vincent Hughes) Community Service Award ​

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