In 2010, Dr. Shakina D. Rawlings founded Jireh’s Place, an organization dedicated to young ladies in need of an adequate support system to help diffuse the daily educational, economic, and social challenges that all too often determine the destiny of our young ladies.
The mission of Jireh's Place is to equip and empower young ladies with the necessary resources and tools for successful living. Jireh's Place believes that each young person is a vital and productive member of society and we work to equip them with the skills necessary to transition from adolescence to adulthood. Jireh's Place values each young lady as purposed and uniquely designed and we strive to meet their individual needs.
Girls Mentoring Program
Registration is now open for our hybrid girls mentoring program.
This program is designed for youth in the 3rd to 12th grade. With weekly group sessions, our program mentors provide girls with the development of leadership qualities, character and life skills development; establishment of healthy relationships; community service opportunities; and a myriad of other goals.
Jireh's PLACE Founder
Dr. Shakina Dunbar Rawlings is a native of Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Rawlings holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from George Mason University, a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity, and an earned Doctor of Ministry Degree in Prophetic Preaching for the 21st Century from the United Theological Seminary. In 2018, Dr. Rawlings was the recipient of the Keeper of the Community Award, the 2016 recipient of the Alexandria’s Women’s Commission Award for being a “Rising Star”, the 2015 recipient of the Arlington County Schools “Honored Citizen” Award for her work done with Jireh’s Place within Arlington Public Schools, and the 2014 recipient of the Speak Life Youth Mentorship Award.
We Value Our
D. Rawlings Enterprise (Black Tie Mentoring)
Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority
Alexandria City Recreation Department
Fairfax County Recreation Department
Northern Virginia Detention Center
Arlington Public Schools
Nauck Civic Association
Bonder & Amanda Johnson Community Development Corporation
Alexandria Public Schools LINK Club program
In 2021 Jireh’s Place launched its scholarship program. Dr. Rawlings desires to empower girls in the area of scholarship by offering to fund girls graduating from high school and or attending college with a 2.7 GPA or better.