Gustavia Pearls Women's Outreach

When women come together incredible things happen

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About Us


Who Are We

Gustavia Pearls Women's Outreach is a non-profit 501-C-3 organization where we develop a platform for women and girls to enhance their lives through a wide variety of formats - from sexual and domestic abuse prevention programs, mental health awareness sessions, grief and hope sessions, spiritual encouragement, education in STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) workshops and events that inspire individual advancement.


Our Goal

Inspire women and girls to gain confidence to exercise the power of their voice and become leaders in their communities.


Our Vision

Provide exposure to women and girls whose lives are disadvantaged by social and economic circumstances while challenging them to discover their purpose.



Dwantrina Russell founded Gustavia Pearls Women's Outreach a non profit organization in 2012 during a time when she was faced with emotional challenges and unexpected life changes. Through these experiences she began to seek out ways to improve her life and heal what was broken.

Dwantrina is now sharing her personal journey of overcoming obstacles to achieve great success while pursuing her God gifted purpose. She's inspiring others to start their transformation right where they are by providing practical tools which can be used everyday.


Dwantrina is a member of Texas Girls Collaborative Project Champions Board and UT Physician - Jensen Clinic Community Advisory Board, Pleasantville Voters League #259 Board, Pleasantville Super Neighborhood Board and

Lead Instructor with Girls In Politics Initiative.

Recipient of the d-mars Top 50 Professionals & Entrepreneurs of Texas Award.

Recipient of the Kairos Inter-Global, Incorporated & iChange Nations Urban Strategies & Solutions Award


Recently, Dwantrina shared her recovery story after testing positive of COVID-19, it was featured in the Wall Street Journal, on ABC-13 News with Chauncey Glover COVID-19 and Our Community Coverage and at a Press Conference with Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee and Judge Joe Stephens spreading a positive message that COVID-19 IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE. 


Outreach & Programs

Awareness and Prevention Sessions

Awareness and Prevention Sessions

Awareness and Prevention Sessions


Community Education sessions 

*Mental Health, Grief 101 - Hope & Healing

*Domestic & Sexual Abuse 

*Learn the facts and recognize signs of unhealthy behaviors and ways to seek support

Helping Others...Changing Lives

Awareness and Prevention Sessions

Awareness and Prevention Sessions


Community Outreach Programs

*Annual Adopt a Transitional Housing Facility

*Christmas Toy Drive

*Annual Feed families in Shelter Program


Community Pop Up Activities

Awareness and Prevention Sessions

Youth STEM, Education and Leadership Development Camp

Invite us to your next event! We'll bring the fun to you through our mobile learning activities!

We'll bring the fun to your next community event! 

Exciting hands on STEM activities and Computer Coding Sessions

*Back to School Events

*Health Fairs

*School events

*Church Fairs

Youth STEM, Education and Leadership Development Camp

Youth STEM, Education and Leadership Development Camp

Youth STEM, Education and Leadership Development Camp


Learning skills in computer development, science activities and Robotics.

Changing the world together

Youth STEM, Education and Leadership Development Camp

Changing the world together

We are Better Together!


Young Ladies of Pearls

Youth STEM, Education and Leadership Development Camp

Changing the world together


Empowering girls to be leaders and influencers in their communities through Technology, Social Skills Education, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness.

Make A Donation

Your generous donation will help fund the core elements of our programming; women's outreach, youth STEM events, mental health workshops, financial counseling, and family support services, and more. Our services target families with basic and critical needs, so you can take pride in knowing your gift is an investment in our local community. 

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Why I Stayed. My story of Domestic Violence

During an interview, I briefly shared a personal experience of being in an abusive relationship and the effect it had on my physical, emotional and mental ability to remove myself from that unhealthy environment. Through years of healing and rebuilding myself back to a place where I live an emotionally healthy life, I use my voice to help eliminate violence against women, men and children.

Summer STEM Robotics Coding Camp

Introducing Science Technology Engineering Math Robotics and Coding to youth K-12 in underserved communities to explore science in a fun exciting way and inspiring kids to pursue science into higher education.

Let's Talk About Teen Dating Violence!

GPWO Team participated at Boys Rock Teen Summit sponsored by Judge Joe Stephens.



Kroger is a proud sponsor of Young Ladies of Pearls STEAM program and 

we would like to say THANK YOU for their generous donation to help support our initiatives to become leaders in Technology and Coding.


Walmart is a proud sponsor of our women's outreach efforts to bring awareness to Domestic Violence and speak out and tell someone about ways of preventing abuse. We say THANK YOU for your generous donation!


Build A Bear is a proud sponsor of Young Ladies of Pearls. THANK YOU for your  generous donation a child will get a BEARY big HUG! 


American Girl is a proud sponsor of Young Ladies of Pearls STEAM program. We would like to say THANK YOU for their generous donation to make a difference in a young girls life.


ROSS & DD's Discount's is a proud sponsor of our Christmas at the Bridge Event. THANK YOU for your kind donations to help youth purchase clothes and needed items for daily living.


Alley Theatre is a proud sponsor of our STEM and Coding Camp and we would like to say thank you for your generous donation to help bring Art and STEM together.



We are proud to celebrate our Young Ladies of Pearls for receiving the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Mini-Grant through NASA's Universe of Learning. We are excited about the funding which will help implement girls learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math. #futureleaders #OURGURLZSTEAM 


Gustavia Pearls has partnered with Apple where Kids will explore coding with Sphero robots by programming simple movements, loops, and more. Then they’ll design a maze and navigate their robot through the obstacles.


 Young Ladies of Pearls is proud to partner with Microsoft who will introduce Robotics. Hacking STEM: Building Machines that Emulate Humans. This session will give YLOP hands on experience in Robotics. #futureleaders #girlsandSTEM 

We are excited about our program with

We' re excited about our program that encourage  members and volunteers of GPWO to take action through meaningful service by meeting critical needs in our communities. 


GP Youth Summer Camp has partnered with Color Coded Kids to offer an exciting way to learn how to create their own video games through understanding definitions and behaviors of code values!


GP Youth Summer Camp is proud to partner with Code Park Houston, who will bring hands on activities and a creative way of exploring music using the human body. 

Community Partners


Event Sponsors






At Gustavia Pearls Women’s Outreach, we develop partnerships with community centers, schools, faith-based groups and non-profit organizations that understand the importance of supporting underserved communities through high-quality Awareness, Education and STEM programs. 

Most of the women, girls and youth we serve do not have financial resources to participate in community outreach and out of school activities in the areas of Mental Health Awareness, Sexual/Domestic Violence Prevention, Financial Literacy, Social Skills Workshops, Food and Resource Programs, Lifeline Support Sessions and STEM Camps. 

 Gustavia Pearls Women’s Outreach subsidizes the startup of our programs funding from Sponsorships. Your investment will enable us to provide services without charge to women, girls and youth. 

Our goal is to support the community to become self-sufficient and grow stronger mentally, emotionally, spiritually and financially.   



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