Brown Mamas Accepted to Facebook Accelerator Program


For nearly a decade, Pittsburgh Brown Mamas has been connecting Black mothers in the Pittsburgh region via Facebook and it’s various programming. We are excited and honored to announce that Brown Mamas has been accepted into Facebook’s Community Accelerator Program.

Through this program, Brown Mamas will get access to custom, one-on-one training purposed with organizing and strengthening their communities, early access to Facebook products to help the activate and manager their communities and up to $50K in funding to help them activate community initiatives.

Brown Mamas is one of 129 groups chosen from across the globe to participate in this program. Over 13,000 communities applied for acceptance.

“We are honored to have a partner that understands that mixing online engagement with in-person connection creates an activated and close-knit community,” Founder and Executive Producer, Muffy Mendoza, said.

The expansion of the Brown Mama Monologues will be a huge part of how Brown Mamas plans to leverage it’s acceptance into the highly coveted program.

In addition to funding, networking and business coaching, the program guides community leaders to create impact in their communities offline. In 2022, Brown Mamas plans to hold a series of info sessions about the Brown Mama Monologues across the US.

“We really want to help other mothering communities understand why the show has been such a success in Pittsburgh and how it help women develop community, create identity and formulate a collective voice that can be a vehicle for social change in their homes and neighborhoods,” Mendoza said.

To date, 46 women from Pittsburgh and the DMV region have participated in the show.

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Muffy Mendoza is a motivational speaker, author, tribe builder and overall awesome communicator. Most notably, Muffy is known for having cultivated a community of nearly 4,000 African-American moms hungry for social change when she noticed a lack of community among Black mothers in the Pittsburgh region. She created Brown Mamas, a sisterhood that connects moms with resources, advice and, best of all, each other. To further fill the void Muffy has created a line of educational products focused on helping Black moms be the best moms, too. Her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home, was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold in various cities across the U.S. Muffy champions the beauty of Black motherhood everywhere she goes, even on the TEDx stage. She received a standing ovation at the inaugural TEDx Strip District after giving a compelling depiction of modern day Black motherhood. From the TEDx stage she went on to create a stage for other Black moms. That same year she debuted the first annual Brown Mama Monologues showcase to an audience of over 200 moms. When she’s low-key, Muffy loves reading African history books, forcing her kids to watch most boring documentaries and snuggling with her best friend and husband Mr. Mack Mendoza. You can learn more about Muffy at brownmamas.com or muffymendoza.com.