Category: Girls Inc. Updates

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106 Girls Celebrate Summer Success

  “How do we show that Eureka! attitude?”   “Give 110%!” “Take positive risks!” “Show your corn!” “Sisterhood!”   Those were the sounds at this summer’s Eurekathon – the final day celebration of all things Eureka! at Girls Inc. of Alameda County. Eureka! is a five-year program for girls…

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Alumna Spotlight: Tehray McCullough

Since the third grade, Tehray McCullough has known exactly the career path she wanted to pursue: investment banking. After six years at Girls Inc. participating in both the Eureka! and Girls CAN! programs, three years at UC Merced studying Business Management and Economics, and serving as CFO of her school’s…

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Girls Inc. Girls + Volunteers = Magic

If you could put a huge smile on a girl’s face, and feel great about helping girls thrive, would you? More than 1,000 Girls Inc. of Alameda County volunteers say yes! “There is something magical about pairing our girls with adults in the community who are so excited to lend…

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Seniors Awarded Over $50,000 For College

Five scholars from Girls Inc. of Alameda County have won scholarships for 2019! Tiffany T., Kerry L., and Vanessa M. each won awards from the Girls Inc. National Scholarship Competition. With over 100 applications coming from all over the United States and Canada, this highly competitive program awards only 23…

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High School Girls Interview with Women of Impact

How do you conduct yourself in an interview? This month Girls Inc. hosted our 5th annual Mock Interviews where girls answered that question and practiced interviewing skills. A key component of the Eureka! Internship Program, mock interviews prepare 9th and 10th grade girls to present themselves as confident and professional…

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We’re All-Stars!

Girls Inc. of Alameda County is honored to partner with SC30 – a collaboration between Under Armour and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. Julayne Virgil, CEO of Girls Inc., was recognized as one of the All-Stars of Oakland by Stephen Curry and SC30. As an All-Star himself, Stephen Curry…

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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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