Category: Girls Inc. Updates

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Girls Inc. of Alameda County Always Hard at Work

While our programs are temporarily suspended as we protect our community by honoring current shelter in place guidelines, Girls Inc. program staff have shifted gears and are participating in intensive professional development. With training sessions set up via videoconferencing, staff are increasing their skills in STEM learning, equity practices, trauma…

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Girls Inc. Girls Win Over $85,000 in Scholarships

Four scholars from Girls Inc. of Alameda County have won scholarships in the 2020 Girls Inc. National Scholarship Competition! Kayla J., Gladys V., Jacky T., and Lin Z. received a total of $65,000 to be used toward college tuition. With over 100 applications coming from all over the United States…

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Girls Driven to Learn About Careers in STEM

This November, Girls Inc. middle school girls built electric motors during an innovative field trip to Tesla, Inc. Tesla is committed to solving big problems, and in order to do that they need diverse team members to bring different perspectives and ideas to the table. Tesla is encouraging underrepresented groups,…

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Pilots and Parachutes at Fleet Week

Sometimes, all it takes is a role model. This month, twenty 8th and 9th grade girls went to Fleet Week in San Francisco and learned that working in aviation can mean a lot more than being a flight attendant. Hosted by United Airlines, our girls met a diverse panel of…

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Five Girls Inc. Scholars Publish Their First Works

Five Girls Inc. of Alameda County scholars were honored by The Simpson Literary Project and their works published in The Simpsonistas, Volume 2, an acclaimed collection of essays and creative writing from new and established authors. In partnership with The Simpson Literary Project, Girls Inc. juniors work with UC…

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Eureka! Girls Build a Rover

While some girls’ interest in STEAM starts to wane in middle school,  you’d never know it at Girls Inc. of Alameda County. Building confidence in STEAM means tackling hands-on projects and learning new skills, all with a healthy dose of fun. This month at Girls Inc, more than twenty 8th…

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Getting a Confident Start to the School Year

“They’re here!” rang out from a group of students on a warm summer day at Concordia Park. “We’re getting new shoes today!” Everyone likes new shoes, but for girls in the 1st-7th grade Girls Inc. of Alameda County summer program, a visit from the My New Red Shoes “ShoeMobile” is…

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