President Obama Inspires Bay Area Girls to InnovaTE^3 for Nation’s Future

"Pay attention to this. This is important. This is what’s going to make a difference in this country over the long haul. This is what inspires me and gets me up every day." Referring to the critical importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, President, Barack Obama celebrated youths’ achievement in science yesterday at the White House Science Fair. This event rewards top-notch education and supports America's youth and innovation efforts. For two Girls Inc. teens, the experience was transformational.  Read more »

Girls Inc. Receives United Nations Global Citizen Award for Local Impact

On Sunday, October 23rd, 2011, Girls Inc. of Alameda County received the Global Citizen Award for Outstanding Achievement in Girls’ Education & Gender Equality from the UN Association, along with sister agencies, Girls Inc. of Island City and Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa. Selected amongst initiatives in India, Afghanistan, and beyond for impactful work in the community, Girls Inc. was the only domestic award recipient.  Read more »

Top Chefs, Wineries, Brewmasters, & More Unite for Girls At Sold Out Women of Taste 2011

On Saturday, October 1st, 2011- Girls Incorporated of Alameda County held its 20th annual Women of Taste event at the Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden. Featuring 70+ celebrated chefs, winemakers, brewmasters and more, Women of Taste boasted the best of the best in the food and beverage industry. From Wood Tavern, Pican and Brown Sugar Kitchen to Flora, Ozumo and Home of Chicken & Waffles: inspiration was squarely back on the menu. Local wineries and breweries from the Napa Valley’s St. Supery Vineyards & Cakebread Cellars to Petaluma’s Lagunitas Brewing Company were also on-hand to pour custom tastes and blends. With over 2,000 guests in attendance, this event helped raise over $200,000, benefitting Girls Inc.’s nationally acclaimed academic achievement programs for girls from underserved communities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.  Read more »

Girls Inc. Raises 95K at Fundraising Luncheon

Oakland, California (April 12, 2011) – Girls Inc. of Alameda County created a local movement last Friday at their 12th Annual Strong, Smart & Bold Luncheon. 350 guests from around the Bay Area braved the spring heat to honor U.S. Treasurer, Rosie Rios, former Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, Dr. Laura D’Andrea Tyson, and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Board of Directors member, Nicole Taylor.  Read more »

A Delighted Palate

The Women of Taste event has always been a great place to be introduced to up-and-coming family wineries like Donkey and Goat, Dashe Cellars and JC Cellars. At the 2009 Women of Taste event, we met Neil and Glenda Cohn of Hannah Nicole Vineyards. Their Chardonnay was a hit, and we are excited that they will be joining us again at the 2010 event  Read more »

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