Category: Girls Inc. Updates

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Response To Community In The Wake Of Police Brutality

Dear Girls Inc. of Alameda County Community, We stand in solidarity with the movement for racial justice. The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are some of the latest tragic outcomes of ongoing structural and systemic racism that, in conjunction with the global health pandemic that…

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Summer Programming Right Around the Corner

During the summer months, Girls Inc. of Alameda County engages girls in a variety of programs, from academic engagement to STEAM learning to leadership development and college prep. Girls entering grades 1-11 in the fall need our programming, and even in the face of Covid-19, our programming is ready. Girls…

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Girls Inc. of Alameda County Always Hard at Work

While our programs are suspended during the Oakland Unified school closure, 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 response, and literacy. Even though our staff…

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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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