Category: Girls Inc. Updates

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Girls and Alumnae Join Up at the Symphony and Ballet

Performing arts are an important way to learn about other cultures and better connect to people in our community. At Girls Inc., we expose girls to a wide variety of arts experiences that foster creativity and enable them to experience a wider world beyond their neighborhoods. Often they discover interests…

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Exploring Careers with San Francisco Women Firefighters

Ever wanted to be a firefighter? During middle school, Girls Inc. intentionally exposes girls to a wide range of possible careers and leadership models. From tech to government to public service, girls see women thriving in multiple careers, many of them in traditionally male-dominated fields. These types of role models…

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Dancing, Making Videos, and Volunteering

How would you like to spend a rainy Wednesday afternoon? Dancing? Video production? Hands-on science? This January, a group of 13 volunteers from Walmart joined Girls Inc. students at Acorn Elementary School for an afternoon of enrichment activities and academic help. An active investor in Girls Inc., Walmart also encourages…

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A Night of Networking

This January, Girls Inc. of Alameda hosted the first Women of Impact (WOI) and Alumnae Networking Event. In our recent Alumnae Survey, our alumnae told us they wanted opportunities to grow their professional networks and connect with both other Girls Inc. alumnae and women who…

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Congratulations to Our CalSac Fellows

We’re so proud of Chris Ibarra, Tigi Bihon, Stephanie Dietrich, and Araceli Espinoza – four Girls Inc. staff members who just graduated from a year-long statewide fellowship through the California School-Age Consortium’s (CalSac) Leadership Development Institute. Professional and leadership development training are key to Girls Inc.’s mission and program delivery…

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Come Look at Bugs!

One day after school, Eva, a Girls Inc. Elementary School Coordinator, got a call to come to the playground as soon as possible. “Come here, come here!” one of the girls said. “Look at my bug string!” While this might seem an odd request, the participant was excited to show…

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How Would You Build a Flying Saucer?

The first week of December, Girls Inc. hosted a Family Night for 34 girls and their families in the Eureka! program where girls discussed their projects and talked about what they learned. In the 8th and 9th grades, girls in Eureka! learn about and practice STEM topics, develop their leadership…

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2017-2018 Annual Report

The results are in…working together we transform lives. Here’s how. This year, Girls Inc. of Alameda County celebrated 60 years of inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold. As the year winds to a close, we at Girls Inc. are grateful for all our girls, our community, our investors,…

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Building Literacy and Community

During the fall two of our literacy units are “everyone belongs” and “around the world”. Students read books that embody the values of building community, sharing, helping, and including others, and other books depicting different cultures practices from around the world. Then they spend time making self-portraits to show how…

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Girls Inc. National Scholarship Competition

Fall and early winter is college scholarship application time at Girls Inc. The Girls Inc. national organization sponsors a competition which awards scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Last year, three girls from Girls Inc. of Alameda County were honored with scholarships and we are extremely proud of them and…

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#GirlsToo: Respect Starts Young

While sexual assault has been in the public spotlight in recent months, Girls Inc. has long been committed to preventing sexual harassment and violence because we have seen first-hand the impact these violations have on girls’ lives. All too frequently, these incidents are not taken seriously and are swept under…

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Celebrating 60 Years of Coming Together for Girls

On October 20th, Girls Inc. proudly celebrated six decades of serving girls in Alameda County with our 60th Anniversary Gala. THANK YOU to our sponsors, investors, board members, alumnae, volunteers, friends, allies, staff, and local businesses who came together to make the event a huge success. With your help…

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